time 9 Days / 7 Nights


Christianity was first introduced to Vietnam in 1533 by Inigo, a European missionary on his way to China. Two Jesuits fleeing persecution in Japan, Francesco Buzomi and Diego Carvalho, established the first permanent mission in 1615 at Ðà Nẵng in central Vietnam (Trung Việt). Full-scale missionary activity commenced with the arrival of another contingent of Jesuits in 1624. Leading this contingent was Alexander de Rhodes, SJ (1593–1660), the "apostle of Vietnam." De Rhodes made his way to Hà Nội in 1627, where he encountered extraordinary success, baptizing the king's sister and about 6,700 Vietnamese in three years. In 1630, he was expelled and the first Christian (unnamed) was beheaded for the faith. De Rhodes returned to Vietnam in 1639, reporting that there were now 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics. The influx of new missionaries from the Paris foreign mission society led to a period of swift growth. By 1658, there were 300,000 Catholics in Bắc Việt alone. In 1659, the burgeoning mission was divided at the Giang River into two vicariates apostolic: Bắc Việt in the north and Nam Việt in the south. The first seminary opened in 1666, and the first two native priests were ordained in 1668. In 1670, Pierre lambert de la motte, a missionary priest of the Paris Foreign Society, founded the first indigenous religious congregation of women, the lovers of the holy cross (Dòng Mến Thánh Giá).

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  • Air: USA - Danang / Hanoi-Saigon / Danang - USA 

  • Meet and Assist upon arrival by your Perillo Tours representative  

  • Private deluxe air-conditioned motor coach during sightseeing trip 

  • Private English speaking guide as outlined in the itinerary 

  • Accommodation choice based on 3, 4 or 5 star hotels  

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned  

  • Daily breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

  • Private boat in Hue 

  • Optional Celebrate Mass daily 

  • Hotel taxes and service charges 

  • All group transfers 

  • Entrance fees 

  • Porterage of 1 suitcase per person at hotels 

  • USTOA 1 Million Dollar Traveler Assistance Program 

NOTE: Vietnam visa is required and not included 

This itinerary can be modified to the requirements of your group 

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Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited. 

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