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.
What to Expect
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, continue in the afternoon with a visit to the elaborate tombs of the emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. The guided tour will give you a deep understanding about the king’s philosophy of geomancy, and how this affected royal life.
- Minivan with air-conditioning
- Dragon boat trip
- English-speaking guide
- Bottle of mineral water
- Entrance fees for the Citadel and Hue Royal Antiques Museum, Tu Duc Tomb, and Khai Dinh Tomb