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Luxurious Five Day/Four Night Vietnam Adventure

Experience an Unforgettable Journey of Discovery by Embarking on a Five Day/Four Night Vietnamese Tour and Cruise for Two Adults! Take the Trip of a Lifetime with Three Nights of Sheer Luxury at the Five-Star M Gallery Collection Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi and an Overnight Cruise on World Heritage-Listed Halong Bay aboard the Five-Star Emeraude Classic Cruises Ship in a Deluxe Cabin. Includes Daily Buffet Breakfasts, Cruise Meals, Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Grotto and the Floating Village, Relaxing Massage, Kayaking Experience, Return Airport Transfers and More. Only $999 Instead of $3,124
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Five-Star Hanoi Tour with Halong Bay Cruise

 

Experience the majestic beauty of Vietnam with an incredible five day/four night adventure for two adults to stunning Hanoi and Halong Bay for only $999 instead of $3,124

Begin your trip in Vietnam’s famous capital of Hanoi and continue to take in the magnificent sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay, encounter spectacular seascapes and uninhabited islands before returning to Hanoi for the culmination of your trip

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund

The journey combines three nights’ accommodation at the luxurious five-star Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi in a Deluxe Room (featuring a king-size bed, queen-size bed, or twin singles, daring modern designs, big-screen TV and ensuite bathroom), plus an overnight stay on the five-star Emeraude Classic Cruises ship in a Deluxe Cabin (featuring twin or double bedding configurations, convenient amenities and heritage-style décor)

The Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is comprised of 105 rooms and suites located in the centre of Hanoi, close to the Opera House and just a three-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter – the boutique accommodation venue has also won a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Emeraude Classic Cruises is one of the world’s finest cruising companies and boasts a 2014 HolidayCheck Award, as well as TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for 2013 and 2014

Highlights of your Vietnam trip include guided shore excursions to Sung Sot Grotto and the breathtaking Floating Village, as well as swimmingkayaking, seasonal squid fishing and a movie screening under the stars

Take in stunning vistas of Halong Bay from the ship’s viewing decks, learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring-rolls with an engaging cooking class, treat your tastebuds at the crepe station, dine on evening canapés and enjoy a buffet lunch and dinner featuring European and Vietnamese dishes

Also wake up to an appetising selection of muffins, cookies, tea and coffee served on the sundeck, before learning the ancient art of Tai Chi

Indulge in an upgrade! Enjoy decadent bonus inclusions by selecting an upgrade package, see below for more information

How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour provider. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the tour provider directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher

Check out the 'Itinerary tab’ for more information about your tour

Your Package Also Includes:

Daily buffet breakfasts featuring international and local delights at the 4 Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, as well as all meals on-board the cruise ship (breakfast, lunch and dinner, all buffet-style)

Private return airport transfers from Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and round-trip Halong Bay transfers by air-conditioned shuttle bus

Relaxing one x 30 minute foot massage for each adult on-board the Emeraude

Complimentary use of a two-person kayak to explore gorgeous Halong Bay for one-hour

Includes all taxes and services chargesentrance fees to Halong Bay and insurance for on-board illness/injury (during the cruise only) 

Upgrade Option

Indulge in an upgrade! Ensure your Vietnam escape is utterly unforgettable by upgrading your stay for only $1,099 instead of $3,263 for two adults and enjoy the following bonus inclusions:

Experience Vietnam’s world-famous traditional water-puppet show at the iconic Thang Long Theatre – two adults will receive two tickets for the show which incorporates Vietnamese song and dance with intricate choreographed puppetry displays

Enjoy a spectacular set lunch for two at the traditional Indochine Hanoi Restaurant and sample from dishes such as refreshing lotus root salad with shrimp and pork, tender baked beef with a sticky honey sauce, and fresh seasonal fruits

Indulge in a tantalising dining experience for two at the Wild Rice Restaurant featuring mouth-watering options like crispy prawn and banana fried spring rolls, perfectly-cooked grilled chicken with chili and lemongrass , and fresh fruit with Vietnamese tea or coffee 

 

What We Like

Hanoi is the heart and soul of Vietnam, full of vibrant culture, friendly locals and breathtaking sights

Admire the charming colonial architecture and Buddhist temples in the Old Quarter, visit picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake and take a trip to the Temple of Literature built as a university in 1070 dedicated to Confucius

Few locations can rival the incredible natural beauty and serenity of Halong Bay. The World Heritage site is a mystical labyrinth of limestone karsts and isles, caves, lakes, secluded beaches and abundant sea life

Forget trying to plan your overseas trip from scratch... Emeraude Classic Cruises has your Vietnamese holiday sorted

You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above

Valid for travel until 31 March 2016

Blackout Periods:Not available for travel between 15 June 2015 and 30 June 2015

Booking Guarantee:Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis

Voucher is valid for two adults

Maximum Room Capacity (Cruise):The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child (aged 11 or younger) OR two adults and a third person (aged 12 or older). Please note that all guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or older)

Maximum Room Capacity (Hotel):The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child (aged 11 or younger) OR two adults and a third person (aged 12 or older)

Child Policy (Cruise):In addition to two adults, one child (aged 11 or younger) may stay for a surcharge of $165 per night, sleeping on one extra mattress; with accommodation, on-board cruise meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner all buffet-style), cruise program (as per itinerary) and transfers included only, payable directly to Emeraude Classic Cruises. If you are travelling with two or more children, you must purchase two vouchers and request interconnecting rooms (subject to availability)

Child Policy (Hotel):In addition to two adults, one child (aged 11 or younger) may stay for a surcharge of $152 per night, sleeping on a single rollaway bed, with accommodation, breakfast and transfers included only, payable directly to Emeraude Classic Cruises. If you are travelling with two or more children, you must purchase two vouchers and request interconnecting rooms (subject to availability)

Extra Guest Policy (Cruise):In addition to two adults, a third person (aged 12 or older) may stay for a surcharge of $400 per night when staying in a Single Cabin; with accommodation, on-board cruise meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner all buffet-style), cruise program (as per itinerary) and transfers included only, payable directly to Emeraude Classic Cruises

Extra Guest Policy (Hotel):In addition to two adults, a third person (aged 12 or older) may stay for a surcharge of $220 per night, sleeping on a single rollaway bed, with accommodation, breakfast and transfers included only, payable directly to Emeraude Classic Cruises

Baby Policy: Please note that this tour is not recommended for children aged three years or younger due to safety precautions

Please note that should the weather be dangerous on Halong Bay and not suitable for an overnight stay, the cruise will be cancelled and alternative tour and accommodation of similar standard and inclusions will be arranged by Emeraude Classic Cruises

This package excludes international and domestic air tickets, international departure tax, visa fees, beverages, other kayak and massage services, unmentioned services, tips and gratuities, or other personal expenses

Connecting rooms/cabins may be booked (strictly subject to availability)

Hotel Rooms offer either double bedding (one king bed or one queen bed), or twin bedding (two single beds), all accommodation is strictly subject to availability at time of travel

Please note that a maximum of one single bed may be added per room at Hotel de lOpera Hanoi

Please note that a maximum of one single mattress may be added per cruise cabin

Included cruise meals comprise breakfast, lunch and dinner only (all buffet-style)

Insurance covered for illness, injury and death on-board the cruise only (applied for passengers from three years old or above)

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Nights must be used consecutively

Multiple vouchers are available for purchase to extend consecutive nightly stays

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments or change of date - fees are at the hotel/tourprovidersdiscretion/policy

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Voucher must be presented at check-in

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour provider

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests

Your passport must bevalid at least 6 monthsbeyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website atwww.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapesto assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

Package cannot be split

Value has been determined based on the hotel/tours published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

How to get there

Getting to Hanoi is easy! Flights depart from most capital cities to Hanoi via Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific and more. Convenient return airport transfers from Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport are included in your package.

Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, you can call us on 1300 88 99 00 and speak to an expert Flight Consultant or visit the following link and fill out a Flight Contact Form: http://luxuryescapes.com/flight-contact-form We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible, with no booking fee to you!

Emeraude Classic Cruises

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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

 And why do we offer this?

 Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

 How does it work?

 It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.

  What do I need to do?

 Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.

Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.

 Itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Vietnam – Arrival Hanoi Greeting at the airport and private transfer to hotel for check-in. Check-in time at hotel is at 14:00 PM. Free at own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. Accommodation: ***** Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - MGallery Collection (Deluxe room)

Day 2:

Hanoi – Getaway Halong Bay Overnight Cruise (B, L, D) 06:30 - 07:30 Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Check-out hotel. Transfer to Emeraude office on your own 08:00 - 12:00 Pick up at Emeraude office – no. 12 Ly Dao Thanh corner of 59A Ly Thai To street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (meet up at 8:00 AM).Morning transfer to Halong Bay by shuttle bus 12:00 - 12:15 Register/Check-in at Emeraude Cafe 12:15 - 12:20 Embarkation 12:20 - 12:25 Captain Raises Anchor 12:25 - 14:30 Cruising Halong Bay 12:45 - 14:00 Vietnamese & International Buffet Lunch 14:00 - 22:30 Register for Foot Massage service at reception 14:00 - 15:00 Free & Easy 15:00 - 16:00 Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Grotto and Floating Village 16:00 - 16:30 Crepe Station on Sundeck and cruising to Pearl Farm 16:30 - 17:30 Kayaking* or Swimming at Pearl Farm 18:00 - 18:30 Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll Cooking Class (Sundeck) 18:30 - 19:30 Complimentary Canapes on Sundeck 19:30 - 21:00 Vietnamese & European dinner buffet served (Dress Code: Smart) 21:00 - 22:00 Bills Settlement (Optional) 20:00 - 22:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal) 20:30 - 23:00 Silver Screen "Indochine"

Accommodation: ***** Emeraude Classic Cruises (Deluxe cabin) NB: (*) Chargeable, massages available all day, set menu applies for cruise with 14 persons and below

Day 3:

Halong Bay – Hanoi (B) 06:00 - 07:30 Coffee, Tea, Cookies and Muffins Served on the Sundeck (Complimentary) 06:30 - 07:00 Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on Sundeck 07:00 - 08:00 (Summer Program) Swimming and Kayaking at Ho Dong Tien Area 07:00 - 07:30 (Winter Program) Cruise to Luon Cave EMERAUDE CLASSIC CRUISES 12 Ly Dao Thanh corner of 59A Ly Thai To Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Tel: (84-4) 3935 1888, Fax: (84-4) 3825 5342 Hotline: (84) 9 0623 7899 | Website: www.emeraude-cruises.com | E-mail: sales@emeraude-cruises.com 07:30 - 08:00 (Winter Program) Bamboo Boat Ride inside Luon Cave 08:30 - 10:00 Energizing Full Breakfast Served 08:00 - 10:30 Cruising Bai Tu Long Bay through Ba Hai and Hang Ma Islands 08:00 - 09:00 Leave Luggage Outside of Cabins 09:30 - 10:00 Check-Out 10:30 - 11:00 Disembarkation 11:00 - 11:15 Drop Off Point – Emeraude Café 11:15 - 14:30 Transfer back to Hanoi. Drop off at Emeraude Office. 1:00 11:15 Drop Off Point – Emeraude Café

Accommodation: ***** Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - MGallery Collection (Deluxe room)

Day 4:

Hanoi (B) Free & Easy.

Accommodation: **** Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - MGallery Collection (Deluxe room)

Day 5:

Hanoi Depart (B) Arrangement ends & private airport transfer provided. End of services.

With my first step from the tender boat to the receiving deck of The Emeraude, I felt transported back into French Indochina, when the cruising vessel was a destination in itself. Heavy wooden decks and panelling, together with numerous black-and-white frames depicting Ha Long Bay decades ago, reinforced this impression. My wife and I were billeted in the Paul Roque Suite and we found a well-appointed room, with chilled champagne and fresh fruits to boot. Pleasantly surprising was the "Pillow Menu", where we had the choice of the pillow-stuffing we preferred. My favorite places of The Emeraude are the Sundeck and the Dining Room. The Sundeck with a coffee and drink bar in the center provided excellent vistas of Ha Long Bay. The Dining Room further convinced me that indeed I had moved back in time, with its period interior and colonial feel and atmosphere. The food was top-notch and sitting at The Captain's Table with my travel companions put the final touches on the experience. But I will save my best accolades for the crew of The Emeraude. From the moment I hopped aboard to the time I disembarked, the guest service rendered was impeccable. The warmth of their reception and their smiles while they attended to my every need during the cruise left a lasting impression and will always be my image of Vietnam."TripAdvisor
The Emeraude is the only way to enjoy Ha Long Bay! Prior to arriving at Ha Long, I already knew that I was in for a treat because of the natural beauty of the attraction. Little did I know that what awaited me was an experience of a lifetime. Although we only stayed for less than 24 hours on the Emeraude, the staff and crew made sure that it would be a memorable one. From the check-in to the transfer to the Emeraude, the rooms, the meals, everything was done with deliberate care with customer satisfaction in mind. Overall, the natural wonder that is Ha Long Bay and the experience on the Emeraude will leave a good lasting impression on me."TripAdvisor
Emeraude 1 night cruise of Halong Bay. The ship itself is beautiful. Newly renovated bathrooms which are stunning. The rooms come with every amenity, you can even choose between buckwheat, herbal or just their regular pillows. Kudos to the renovators of the ship as this is a 5star job retaining the ship character which providing every comfort and aesthetic for the customer. The itinerary is great, we loved the caves and learning how pearls are made at the Pearl Farm. Kayaking, swimming and squid fishing--there is something for everyone. Thank you for a wonderful excursion, we really enjoyed it."TripAdvisor
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