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Hue City Full-Day Tour

4.8 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: A Travel Mate Co. Ltd

Hue City Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: A Travel Mate Co. Ltd

From US$ 73 per person

Explore the former Imperial capital of Hue, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See amazing citadels, fabulous palaces, and royal tombs on a full-day private tour.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels within the city of Hue only

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise along the Perfume River by boat
  • See the Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Tour the Imperial Citadel
  • Learn more about the life of the royals in Vietnam
Full description
Discover the sights and sounds of Hue, the former Imperial capital of Vietnam. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city sits on the banks of the delightful Perfume River, where you will find amazing citadels, fabulous palaces, and royal tombs. Many of the sites can be reached by river, and on this full-day private tour a boat cruise is part of the program. You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide, who will take you down to the river for your cruise. Sail along the romantically named Perfume River, seeing Hue’s best-known religious sites, such as the Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue your journey by land, visiting the Imperial Citadel, from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. See the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, 9 Dynastic Urns, 9 Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. After a break for lunch, visit Khai Dinh King’s Tomb and discover the blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Then visit Minh Mang King’s Tomb, where one is sure to be impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. Continue to conical hat village, an incense stick-making village. The guided tour will give you a deep understanding about the king’s philosophy of geomancy, and how this affected royal life.
Includes
  • Minivan with air-conditioning
  • Dragon boat trip
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Our tour with Taun was great! He always had the driver ready for us which was great on a rainy cold day. He took lots of pictures for us and gave us a great tour of his home city. He helped us negotiate during our market tour and was a wealth of historical knowledge of the area.

January 13, 2023

We loved this tour and had such a great time! Our guide Xi was fantastic: she was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fun, spoke great English and was so kind. We were worried about travelling with our 1 year old child but Xi (and our tour mates) were so kind and helpful to her and made it perfectly workable, we needn’t have worried at all. All of the sites we visited on the tour were very interesting and we left with a much better understanding of Vietnamese history and culture. Lunch included various courses of Vietnamese dishes. This was a great tour, don’t hesitate to do it! And you’ll be very lucky if you get Xi as your guide :)

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September 20, 2022

Amazing Tour Guide - Great Day!

This tour enables you to see more of Hue than you would possibly do on your own in 1 day. We had a small group of 6 people & they were all sociable, friendly & from different countries. Our tour guide was exceptionally friendly, very personable & most conscientious about his tour guests - always making sure where everyone was. You knew without a doubt that you wouldn't be left behind. The Imperial city was great, the Monks temple was amazing & serene, the short river cruise before lunch was pleasant & cooling with the breeze. The tour guide was very informative & answered any questions with ease. The Emperors tomb was rather opulent but you couldnt help but admire the architecture even if it was a bit too much. If your only in Hue for a short stay I definitely recommend this tour!

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February 22, 2017

Product ID: 20527