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.
Interesting for short trips and a fun way to stretch legs
Sail Date: June 2016
Interesting for short trips and a fun way to stretch legs
Interesting for short trips and a fun way to stretch legs Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This proved to be a bit expensive for a city tour especially as Ho Chi Minh is around 2 hours by ...
Sail Date: June 2016
This proved to be a bit expensive for a city tour especially as Ho Chi Minh is around 2 hours by bus from where the ship docked.
This proved to be a bit expensive for a city tour especially as Ho Chi Minh is around 2 hours by bus from where the ship docked. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Interesting look at a city that we had heard so much about when we were at war.
Sail Date: March 2016
Interesting look at a city that we had heard so much about when we were at war.
Interesting look at a city that we had heard so much about when we were at war. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Usually have good experiences with private tours but this tour with Private Asia was disappointing.
Sail Date: February 2016
Usually have good experiences with private tours but this tour with Private Asia was disappointing. Did not get to go to Cathedral or City Hall because tbe driver headed back to port early. Did do Cyclo ride and market.
Usually have good experiences with private tours but this tour with Private Asia was disappointing. Did not get to go to Cathedral or City Hall because tbe driver headed back to port early. Did do Cyclo ride and market. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Private local guide with a love for the city that came across in all he did
Sail Date: January 2016
Private local guide with a love for the city that came across in all he did
Private local guide with a love for the city that came across in all he did Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Far away from city
Sail Date: December 2015
Far away from city
Far away from city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Walked out of the port gate to find another operator who charged far less than Celebrity
Sail Date: November 2015
Walked out of the port gate to find another operator who charged far less than Celebrity
Walked out of the port gate to find another operator who charged far less than Celebrity Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
quite interesting but not worth the money
Sail Date: October 2015
quite interesting but not worth the money
quite interesting but not worth the money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This time we took the excursion from the cruise, it was good.
Sail Date: October 2015
This time we took the excursion from the cruise, it was good. The guide was very nice and she explained a lot of things about culture, work, food....
This time we took the excursion from the cruise, it was good. The guide was very nice and she explained a lot of things about culture, work, food.... Read Less
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I really don't feel like we saw much of Vietnam, and definitely didn't feel like we got much fo the ...
Sail Date: October 2015
I really don't feel like we saw much of Vietnam, and definitely didn't feel like we got much fo the culture. We saw reunification Hall, a chinese temple, and a market. The lunch was great, however. It was probably the best meal ... Read More
I really don't feel like we saw much of Vietnam, and definitely didn't feel like we got much fo the culture. We saw reunification Hall, a chinese temple, and a market. The lunch was great, however. It was probably the best meal of the cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Really good eye opener and got to see a lot.
Sail Date: October 2015
Really good eye opener and got to see a lot.
Really good eye opener and got to see a lot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bus tour around Ho Chi Minh City and Cholon.
Sail Date: September 2015
Bus tour around Ho Chi Minh City and Cholon. Just a big city. Lots of construction.
Bus tour around Ho Chi Minh City and Cholon. Just a big city. Lots of construction. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It was fine.
Sail Date: August 2015
It was fine. Included Reunification Palace, and that's mainly what we wanted to see.
It was fine. Included Reunification Palace, and that's mainly what we wanted to see. Read Less
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Very average.
Sail Date: June 2015
Very average. Over promised and under delivered.
Very average. Over promised and under delivered. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Guide was took every opportunity to insult Americans.
Sail Date: June 2015
Guide was took every opportunity to insult Americans.
Guide was took every opportunity to insult Americans. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We loved this tour and our guide was excellent.
Sail Date: March 2015
We loved this tour and our guide was excellent. The venues we visited were interesting - the Reunification Palace, a temple, a museum where we saw a water puppet production which was lovely, visited a laquerware factory and were driven ... Read More
We loved this tour and our guide was excellent. The venues we visited were interesting - the Reunification Palace, a temple, a museum where we saw a water puppet production which was lovely, visited a laquerware factory and were driven past the Cathedral and post office, had a walk around the area where the Continental Hotel (Graham Green was a famous guest), the opera house and the city hall are all situated. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Located 2 hours from the harbour at Phu My, the city of Saigon is a must-see.
Sail Date: March 2015
Located 2 hours from the harbour at Phu My, the city of Saigon is a must-see. The tour was excellently executed, presenting both cultural heritage, colonialism, the war and the 'tiger economy' that is about to change the city. Do ... Read More
Located 2 hours from the harbour at Phu My, the city of Saigon is a must-see. The tour was excellently executed, presenting both cultural heritage, colonialism, the war and the 'tiger economy' that is about to change the city. Do visit Saigon now! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did the "Saigon on your own".
Sail Date: March 2015
Did the "Saigon on your own". It was busy, spread out and extremely hot and we possibly wasted quite a bit of time. With hindsight should have perhaps taken a tour thay was guided throughout.
Did the "Saigon on your own". It was busy, spread out and extremely hot and we possibly wasted quite a bit of time. With hindsight should have perhaps taken a tour thay was guided throughout. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A pit stop of several places, good overview of the City, a few people were struggling with the ...
Sail Date: March 2015
A pit stop of several places, good overview of the City, a few people were struggling with the walking & on &off coach so beware if you have an issues with mobility.
A pit stop of several places, good overview of the City, a few people were struggling with the walking & on &off coach so beware if you have an issues with mobility. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A well run and inexpensoive tour in whch we saw so much in so little time, even though we did not ...
Sail Date: February 2015
A well run and inexpensoive tour in whch we saw so much in so little time, even though we did not feel rushed. We were part of a small party and given the places we saw, the day was enjoyable, the trishaw ride to the politcally set up war ... Read More
A well run and inexpensoive tour in whch we saw so much in so little time, even though we did not feel rushed. We were part of a small party and given the places we saw, the day was enjoyable, the trishaw ride to the politcally set up war museum was teriffic. Lunch was also excellent and the timings for the whole day were adhered to. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This part of Vietnam is very poor and densely populated.
Sail Date: February 2015
This part of Vietnam is very poor and densely populated. Crossing the road is a hair raising experience. We had a tri shore ride through the city to the war memorial, and red lights are only a suggestion. We visited some temples and ... Read More
This part of Vietnam is very poor and densely populated. Crossing the road is a hair raising experience. We had a tri shore ride through the city to the war memorial, and red lights are only a suggestion. We visited some temples and didn't enjoy the shopping experiences here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In Vietnam the ship docks at Phu My which is a container port roughly 1.5 hours from HCMC/Saigon.
Sail Date: December 2014
In Vietnam the ship docks at Phu My which is a container port roughly 1.5 hours from HCMC/Saigon. There is nothing much around there so it’s best to pre-arrange your tours. We booked with Zoom who was great guide for Saigon ... Read More
In Vietnam the ship docks at Phu My which is a container port roughly 1.5 hours from HCMC/Saigon. There is nothing much around there so it’s best to pre-arrange your tours. We booked with Zoom who was great guide for Saigon (dungzoom@gmail.com). We thoroughly enjoyed his tour which took us to Chinatown, a lacquerware workshop, the War Remnants Museum, Independence Palace, Notre Dame, great coffee at the Rex Hotel and a lunch at Pho 2000 where President Cliniton dined in 2000. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very different from Hanoi - appearred to be much more prosperous and with, surprising to us, much ...
Sail Date: February 2014
Very different from Hanoi - appearred to be much more prosperous and with, surprising to us, much more communist propaganda. The presidential palace complete with the tanks that broke through the gates at the end of the Vietnam war was a ... Read More
Very different from Hanoi - appearred to be much more prosperous and with, surprising to us, much more communist propaganda. The presidential palace complete with the tanks that broke through the gates at the end of the Vietnam war was a major site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
guide on bus was extremely knowledgable and give a very informative explanation of South Vietnam
Sail Date: March 2013
guide on bus was extremely knowledgable and give a very informative explanation of South Vietnam
guide on bus was extremely knowledgable and give a very informative explanation of South Vietnam Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Long day but interesting points visited.
Sail Date: February 2013
Long day but interesting points visited. as ever though- obligatory 'shopping experience' is truly irritating
Long day but interesting points visited. as ever though- obligatory 'shopping experience' is truly irritating Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises