Contemporary Cultural Performance at Saigon Opera

Contemporary Cultural
Performance at Saigon Opera

Performances of the highest standards, combined with a selection of delectable dishes and
you can guarantee that you will have the evening of a lifetime in Ho Chi Minh City.
Evening explorations of what makes this country such a wonderful one!

WHY THIS TOUR?

Depicting how life is on Vietnam without having to go and travel deep into the rural parts: an evening where a touch of tradition meets an artistic impression of life in upcountry Vietnam and all that within a short distance from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel. An evening packed with culture, authenticity, and great local food has said to complete another perfect day.

We have carefully chosen venues that stand out from the crowd, like the show we’ll be presenting tonight at the Saigon Opera House. Constructed in 1898, this is a perfect venue to sit back, relax and enjoy a marvellously-choreographed evening. Its architecture and its importance for the proper display of Vietnamese arts and performance will elevate this evening to new heights.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Contemporary Cultural Performance at Saigon Opera

17:30 - 21:30

It is highly recommendable to book a hotel as central as possible for this evening out as, together with your English speaking guide, you will walk from your hotel lobby to the Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City. Also known as the Saigon Concert Hall, constructed at the end of the 19th century, this building is a smaller counterpart of the Hanoi Opera House.

Extensive renovations in the 1940s have given the building its look and its multi-functional role as a theatre for the performing arts. We are not here to show you the amazing architecture but to get a taste of how life in Vietnam truly is. A 1-hour performance of world-class standards shows, with the support of sophisticated lighting and mesmerizing live music, played from 20 traditional Vietnamese instruments, the daily life, that incorporates some wonderfully choreographed snapshots of rural and urban life.

Best of all, there is a real appreciation of old and new Vietnam that is beautifully expressed on the stage. Seize the opportunity to sit back and be thoroughly captivated, letting an hour fly by unheeded as your senses are taken on a visually inspiring journey. The evening would not complete without a Vietnamese contemporary dining experience. Typical Vietnamese dishes from Mother’s kitchen move you into next height with innovative fusion techniques and presentation.

After this performance, it is time for something exquisite Vietnamese: a sumptuous selection of the finest dishes in Vietnam is served at a local restaurant, just minutes away from the Opera House. Your guide will gladly explain these dishes before either bringing you back to your hotel on your arrangement or may give you some tips and advice for a great evening out.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • ‘Ooh’ Class tickets (standard tickets) at the theatre
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Dinner at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point.
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion are not included. Guests will walk from their centrally booked hotel to the meeting point. Guests staying in hotels outside central Ho Chi Minh City, transfers from and to the meeting point is on own arrangement. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for this show. The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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