Ten nights, three cities, four tours, a train ride and a boat trip make up this tip-top Vietnam package from Citrus Holidays. Saving up to £659 on the prices we've seen for similar packages elsewhere, this trip also includes flights, accommodation, transfers and more, for £999 per person.
Depart from London Gatwick on 6, 9, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 September; 14, 18, 21 25, 28 October; 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 22, 29 November; 11, 18, 21, 25, 28 April, 2015. For £149 more per person, travel on 23, 26, 30 August; 2, 6, 9, 13 December; 6, 10, 17, 24, 31 January; 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 28 February; 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 28 March.
Travel on the same dates from Manchester for £90 more per person, or from Glasgow for £179 more per person. For more information, visit Citrus Holidays' website.
The tour kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city and home to a vibrant mix of skyscrapers and pagodas. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Ben Thanh market where you'll be able to buy souvenirs, haggle over local handicrafts and eat traditional Vietnamese street food such as banh mi and hoa hanh (a thick soup with mushrooms).
Next up is "Vietnam's most atmospheric and delightful town" (Lonely Planet), Hoi An. Explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, chill out on Cua Dai beach, have a tailored suit made or hire a bicycle and explore at your own pace.
Then it's an overnight train to Hanoi. The train journey, in a first-class sleeper cabin, runs along a breathtaking stretch of country with views of rural Vietnam -- watch as rice paddies, water buffalo and villages woosh past -- as well as the South China Sea and the Ocean Cloud Pass through the Annamese Mountains.
Once in Hanoi, you'll take a guided tour of the city as well as a full-day cruise of Halong Bay with a free lunch and bottle of wine, before flying home.
Transfers & baggage
Transfers and baggage are both included.