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If you’ve caught the revival of Miss Saigon on Broadway, a Tony award nominee, you know the intrigue and passion is still as hot as ever.

Forty-two years since the Fall of Saigon, the historic moment that ended the Vietnam War,  a popular tour operator is offering 12-day tours for as low as $155 per day.

World Spree’s Amazing Vietnam Tour, includes round-trip flights on China Airlines from San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York, all transportation in Vietnam, comfortable western-style hotel accommodations, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, 14 meals, sightseeing tours with entrance fees, professional English-speaking guides, and baggage handling.

The Sheraton Hanoi, is the host for the overnights in the charming capital of Hanoi, with its parks, French-colonial mansions, Ho Chi Minh’s house and its Old Quarter of tiny shops and street vendors.

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A flight south to Da Nang and a ride past China Beach brings the tour to Hoi An, a delightful market town that retains much of its traditional architecture. There’s plenty of time here for relaxation in the  beachfront Golden Sand Resort and Spa.

On to Hue, the old imperial capital and its wealth of royal palaces, temples and gardens.  Accommodations are in the historic Saigon Morin Hotel. 

And, finally, a visit to historic Saigon (officially Ho Chi Minh City), where skyscrapers are rising beside ancient temples and French-colonial buildings.   The Saigon hotel is the famous Majestic, which has a courtyard pool as well as a spa and casino.

On the way home, you can make a China Airlines’ stopover in Taipei, with a 2-night/3-day package that includes hotel and breakfasts for $220.

All prices are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability.

What’s the Deal?

Once again, World Spree comes through with an unbelievably affordable quality tour.  (This comes on the heels of our recent posting of the ongoing Incredible India deal). As I mentioned before, I have personal experience with World Spree, when it was operating as China Spree. It has had such success and rave reviews, it has been rapidly expanding. Everything about these tours are first rate: the organization, guides, itinerary, inclusive and optional itineraries, accommodations and restaurant experiences.

The Amazing Vietnam tour adds a poignant opportunity for Americans hoping to grasp a deeper understanding of the tragic war and the losses of life memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.