The Sai Gon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) will receive three cruise liners with 3,650 foreign tourists aboard during the traditional New Year Festival (Tet), which falls on the first week of February.

The tourists are scheduled to tour a flower festival and some pagodas in Ho Chi Minh, enjoy specialties in the southwestern region, visit pottery workshops and experience a floating market in the Mekong delta to witness jubilant atmosphere of welcoming Tet of local people.

They will also visit world heritage sites in the former imperial city of Hue and Quang Ninh province.

In 2010, Saigontourist welcomed more than 45,000 foreign tourists arriving by sea, mostly from Europe . /.