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Sophie's Art Tour - Private Tours

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Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Sophie’s Art Tour is a half day art history tour based in Ho Chi Minh City,...

Sophie’s Art Tour is a half day art history tour based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tour runs from Tuesday to Saturday (tours on Sunday can be arranged) Sophie's Art Tour takes a closer look at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. Covering a period of history from colonial times until now through the personal experiences of artists who studied, fought, witnessed and documented major changes in twentieth century Vietnam. This tour is not just for art lovers but for all those who want to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam’s modern and contemporary history.

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Inspiring, funny and educational

I have been living in hcmc for 5 years and meaning to do this tour for many of them. It took a visiting relative who studies art to finally get the tour booked and I am so happy... read more

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed today NEW

I have been living in hcmc for 5 years and meaning to do this tour for many of them. It took a visiting relative who studies art to finally get the tour booked and I am so happy we finally did as I have not been on a better tour. It was exactly as I had hoped, a trip through... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this very well put-together and curated art tour. It is worth the experience. Stu is a great story-teller and dedicated guide and studied the HCMC art scene pretty intimately. Through history and politics, I have deeper appreciation of the sacrifices Vietnamese artists have to make for their passion and unique expressions, and the influences on the art scene.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect before the tour but I was told that it was something I couldn't miss out on during my time in Saigon, it was incredible! It not only opened my eyes to some of the most talented Vietnamese artists but also the incredible recent history of this beautiful country, all presented with such passion and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Fabiola and her assistant, Maya, took us on a fascinating art tour thru the museums and galleries of Hanoi. They are so knowledgeable. We learned much about the art of the last century and it was all framed in a most interesting historical context of this troubled country. Would super recommend this Tour!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We not only got a tour of galleries in HCMC and Hanoi but also saw parts of the cities we wouldn’t have found on our own and met other art lovers. As a former art instructor I was aware of colonial influences in European art history and the affect of a recent influx of Asian students has had on Western... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

Having spent most of my life in England, I felt a longing to reconnect with my homeland - Vietnam. With a background in the arts, Sophiesarttour was the perfect way to discover and learn more about my heritage. Stu's passion and in-depth knowledge of Vietnamese history and its art scene were skillfully captured in four chapters; a very complex story... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Sophie's Art Tour is simply the best. Informative, interesting, excellently and enthusiastically delivered by Stu it put Vietnam's recent history and contemporary art scene in context. The best tour of our visit. Do not miss out!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

What a revelation this tour is! I'm a "take it or leave it" sort with galleries & the like so I didn't have high expectations but Fabiola was informed & informative on history of Viet Nam through art. We were picked up at our hotel & first stop was a coffee shop where we got our introduction to recent art... More 

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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

I'm a local and it was a super informative and interesting tour! Stu is a great guy, he has better knowledge of the Vietnamese art history than me. Definitely worth a try.

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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

A highly informative and fascinating afternoon learning through art, the history of Vietnam. Stu was passionate, knowledgeable and factual in his commentary, he read his audience well and we learnt so much on the tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone

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