Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Though a long drive from port, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and rife with things to see and do.
Good tour with free time.
Good tour with free time. Full day but no lunch included!
Good tour with free time. Full day but no lunch included! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Simply just a bus ride back/to HCM City.
Simply just a bus ride back/to HCM City. Takes 90 minutes. Again you can arrange own transport outside the port, and if joining with others the price can be cheaper.
Simply just a bus ride back/to HCM City. Takes 90 minutes. Again you can arrange own transport outside the port, and if joining with others the price can be cheaper. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We had an excellent tour given that our guide (who's English was excellent) was wrangling 32 guests ...
We had an excellent tour given that our guide (who's English was excellent) was wrangling 32 guests some of whom did not appear to think they needed to arrive on time nor stay with the group.
We had an excellent tour given that our guide (who's English was excellent) was wrangling 32 guests some of whom did not appear to think they needed to arrive on time nor stay with the group. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was an independent tour with Xuan le and it was really good.
This was an independent tour with Xuan le and it was really good. Xuan is a very knowledgeable young man and his tour was incredible. I highly recommend this tour for anybody going to Nha Trang. a real highlight was the trishaw ride ... Read More
This was an independent tour with Xuan le and it was really good. Xuan is a very knowledgeable young man and his tour was incredible. I highly recommend this tour for anybody going to Nha Trang. a real highlight was the trishaw ride through HCMC. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A long 2 1/5 hour ride to the civic center
A long 2 1/5 hour ride to the civic center
A long 2 1/5 hour ride to the civic center Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Laquer factory ok but some expensive prices.
Laquer factory ok but some expensive prices. Lots of free time.
Laquer factory ok but some expensive prices. Lots of free time. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lacquer factory was interesting.
Lacquer factory was interesting. Local markets very crowded but you could get a good deal.
Lacquer factory was interesting. Local markets very crowded but you could get a good deal. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did a 2 day Mekong Delta tour staying over night at Prague Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
We did a 2 day Mekong Delta tour staying over night at Prague Hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Day 2 doing a city tour
We did a 2 day Mekong Delta tour staying over night at Prague Hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Day 2 doing a city tour Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Saw a wide variety of Ho Chi Min and lunch provided was fantastic.
Saw a wide variety of Ho Chi Min and lunch provided was fantastic. Tour guide very informative.
Saw a wide variety of Ho Chi Min and lunch provided was fantastic. Tour guide very informative. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
What a mad house that Saigon.
What a mad house that Saigon. Motor bikes everywhere! Crowded, noisy, not the cleanest place I’ve been but well worth the time and money! Hot and steamy with now AC relief anywhere. Markets are beyond description. Lots of Stuff, ... Read More
What a mad house that Saigon. Motor bikes everywhere! Crowded, noisy, not the cleanest place I’ve been but well worth the time and money! Hot and steamy with now AC relief anywhere. Markets are beyond description. Lots of Stuff, food, fish, and packed with people! The Vietnamese people both North and South are very friendly and considerate-not what I had envisioned. Would go back to Vietnam again! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We took the option to be dropped off in the city centre and then do our own thing.
We took the option to be dropped off in the city centre and then do our own thing. We made the mistake (despite being warned about this on the ship information talk)of accepting the first friendly tricycle man for a tour. We negotiated an ... Read More
We took the option to be dropped off in the city centre and then do our own thing. We made the mistake (despite being warned about this on the ship information talk)of accepting the first friendly tricycle man for a tour. We negotiated an acceptable price. After our ride he dropped us off round the corner near a scruffy area, he demanded an outrageous price. Despite arguing that was not what we`d agreed he became quite aggressive and we paid up. I was afraid he might have an accomplice near by. Be careful and insist on being dropped off in a busy area. We then went for lunch at the Rex Hotel which was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great experience to see the historical sites and hear the personal story of the tour guide.
Great experience to see the historical sites and hear the personal story of the tour guide.
Great experience to see the historical sites and hear the personal story of the tour guide. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Temple, museum, and market was a good mix of things to see.
Temple, museum, and market was a good mix of things to see.
Temple, museum, and market was a good mix of things to see. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
We did the HCM on Your Own and it was a good excursion.
We did the HCM on Your Own and it was a good excursion. Bus drop off point was in downtown. Walkable to most attractions. Highly recommend Ben Thanh Market!
We did the HCM on Your Own and it was a good excursion. Bus drop off point was in downtown. Walkable to most attractions. Highly recommend Ben Thanh Market! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The guide was very informative and helpful.
The guide was very informative and helpful. He also took us to a nice place for lunch - we enjoyed this trip and cost about $45 each
The guide was very informative and helpful. He also took us to a nice place for lunch - we enjoyed this trip and cost about $45 each Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Day 2.
Day 2. Visited the main sights, cyclo ride, flower market, lunch.
Day 2. Visited the main sights, cyclo ride, flower market, lunch. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Loved going to the city, seeing the sights that one had seen on TV newscasts was all that was ...
Loved going to the city, seeing the sights that one had seen on TV newscasts was all that was expected. Our guide gave us a very detailed and knowledgeable insight of the city, its culture and history. Excellent lunch. Long coach journey ... Read More
Loved going to the city, seeing the sights that one had seen on TV newscasts was all that was expected. Our guide gave us a very detailed and knowledgeable insight of the city, its culture and history. Excellent lunch. Long coach journey from/to ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The traffic is so awful (1 million motor cycles) that even crossing the road is a challenge.
The traffic is so awful (1 million motor cycles) that even crossing the road is a challenge. The city tour included major sights, a rickshaw ride and a sampan boat trip as well as lunch. We wouldn’t have managed half of what we did ... Read More
The traffic is so awful (1 million motor cycles) that even crossing the road is a challenge. The city tour included major sights, a rickshaw ride and a sampan boat trip as well as lunch. We wouldn’t have managed half of what we did without a private local guide. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Great clean van with good air con.
Great clean van with good air con. Some places were closed for Reno but he bought a birthday cake for me and took us to the top of the Rex for coffee and cake
Great clean van with good air con. Some places were closed for Reno but he bought a birthday cake for me and took us to the top of the Rex for coffee and cake Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Left to our own devices for 3 hours where we located tremendous tea shop & restaurant
Left to our own devices for 3 hours where we located tremendous tea shop & restaurant
Left to our own devices for 3 hours where we located tremendous tea shop & restaurant Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The ship was docking in Pu MY which is one and half hour drive from the city , there were some Taxi ...
The ship was docking in Pu MY which is one and half hour drive from the city , there were some Taxi outside of the port and it seems like at least 15 minutes to reach them from the ship. The city itself is very busy city with combination ... Read More
The ship was docking in Pu MY which is one and half hour drive from the city , there were some Taxi outside of the port and it seems like at least 15 minutes to reach them from the ship. The city itself is very busy city with combination of new/old are, We started our trip in a small chines temple moving to an Vietnamese temple. the next stop was the center of the city which we got allot of free time for shooing or visiting the area , we did our own tour for a while , found a supermarket to buy some coffee and tea to bring back home and also as presents and we even had time to take quick foot massage and got something quick to eat. The next stop was in the old prime minster house which is now a museum . we went back tot he ship just on time. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
90 mins tour trip from the port to the city.
90 mins tour trip from the port to the city. We had an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and interesting - good value trip.
90 mins tour trip from the port to the city. We had an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and interesting - good value trip. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good tour but very tiring.
Good tour but very tiring. Much walking in very hot temperatures.
Good tour but very tiring. Much walking in very hot temperatures. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saw a variety of sites, had free time to wander and the Lacquer factory was really great.
Saw a variety of sites, had free time to wander and the Lacquer factory was really great. Made some purchases, they were shipped to us and arrived safely on the day we asked for things to be delivered.
Saw a variety of sites, had free time to wander and the Lacquer factory was really great. Made some purchases, they were shipped to us and arrived safely on the day we asked for things to be delivered. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A one hour drive from port to HCM.
A one hour drive from port to HCM. It was very hot. We drove around the city and visited the post office, a museum and a lacquer factory. I found that the city has a third-world vibe to it, not very appealing.
A one hour drive from port to HCM. It was very hot. We drove around the city and visited the post office, a museum and a lacquer factory. I found that the city has a third-world vibe to it, not very appealing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises