The Vietnamese Grand Prix - 5 April 2020
11 Day Itinerary – Price from £3,145 per person
2020 sees the first ever Vietnamese Grand Prix, which is set to take place in Hanoi. Here we have put together an 11-day itinerary that doesn’t just cover the actual race, but also gives you time to discover the delights of this wonderful country for yourself. With time in Hanoi and Hoi An, as well as a relaxing overnight cruise on picturesque Halong Bay enhancing your Grand Prix experience. We have included tickets for the practice sessions as well as the race itself, with seats in the Starting Grid Grandstand offering you a great view of the finnish line.
If 11 days is too long for you to be away, we can tailor-make a shorter duration specifically for you. Please call 020 8543 8133 for more details.
Thursday 2 April – Fly to Hanoi
Take a scheduled flight from London or your regional airport to Hanoi.
Friday 3 April – Arrive Hanoi
On arrival at the airport in Hanoi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your journey.
Saturday 4 April – Qualification Day (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the track for Qualification Day. after a full day at the circuit, return to your hotel to preepare for the next day.
Sunday 5 April – Vietnamese Grand Prix (B)
After an enjoyable hotel breakfast, return to the track for the inaugarul Vietnamese Grand Prix! Spend the day soaking up the thrilling atmosphere and cheer on the competitors of this historic occaision. After the race, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Monday 6 April – Hanoi to Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Today you join the Bhaya Classic for an overnight cruise of Halong Bay. Your journey starts cruising towards the southeast of the bay, passing Trong Mai Islet, Ngon Tay Islet, Con Coc Islet, Cua Van Floating Culture Centre. The first destination to visit is Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest sunlight-filled caves in Halong Bay with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites. There is plenty to keep you occupied whilst on board, such as swimming in the beautiful jade waters, taking part in a cookery class, squid fishing, or simply enjoying a drink at the bar as you admire the passing landscapes. Full details of all the activities available will be given once you board the ship.
Tuesday 7 April – Halong Bay to Hanoi (B, Brunch)
You can start the day early with some Tai Chi on the Sundeck before breakfast. Then maybe try a spot of kayaking on this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by an enjoyable brunch before disembarking and returning to Hanoi for the night.
Wednesday 8 April – Hanoi to Hoi An (B)
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival at DaNang Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An to check-in.
Days 8, 9 and 10
Thursday 9, Friday 10, Saturday 11 April – Hoi An (B)
These few days are free for you to explore Hoi An at your leisure. You could get to know the old town, admiring the Japanese Covered Bridge and maybe visiting the preserved Tan Ky House. Perhaps you would like to join a cookery class and learn you to make regional dishes to impress friends at home, or why not hire a bicycle and peddle through the surrounding countryside to one of the local beaches. Whatever you decide there is plenty to keep you occupied in this picturesque ‘Venice of Vietnam’.
Sunday 12 April – Fly to UK (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel before checking-out and taking your transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Tirant Hotel, Hanoi – Deluxe Room
The Tirant Hotel offers elegant rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Situated within the historic Old Quarter, it has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a spa centre.
Bhaya Classic Cruise, Halong Bay – Deluxe Cabin
The four Bhaya Classic boats are constructed in a traditional, oriental style, while incorporating modern facilities catering to every aspect of passenger comfort. Each Bhaya Classic boat has between 15 and 20 cabins, the relatively small design creating informal, warm spaces promoting a convivial feel on board.
Silk Luxury Hoi An Hotel & Spa, Hoi An – Superior Room with Balcony
The Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa offers relaxing accommodation in the city, and features a spa and fitness centre, swimming pool and an on-site restaurant that offers both local and international delights. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The air-conditioned guest rooms all come with a TV, separate seating area, safety deposit box and electric kettle.
Price from £3,145 per person
Single supplement £498
Prices are per person on twin share basis.
Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.
- International and domestic flights in economy class
- Airport transfer by a private car as indicated
- Accommodation on twin share basis
- Halong Bay Cruise
- English speaking guide on cruise
- Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
- Entrance fees to sights listed
- Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
- Weekend Formula One Grand Prix Tickets The reserved seating is in the Starting Grid Grandstand at the Hanoi Street Circuit, situated on the main straight, overlooking the start/finish line and pit lane. From here you will be able to witness the moment the race gets underway and the cars roar off the grid, jostling for pole position.
- Airport taxes
- Visa fee
- Local tips
- Travel insurance
- Personal spending