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Hue Citadel (Dai Noi) Tours

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Hue Citadel (Dai Noi)
The renowned Hue Citadel (Da Noi) in Hue attracts history buffs from around the globe. The sprawling fortress, which was constructed in 1804 for the Gia Long Emperor, is surrounded by a 68-foot (21-meter) defensive barrier and is home to the tallest flagpole in Vietnam.
 
The Basics
Hue Citadel (Da Noi) is an integral part of many Hue sightseeing tours. For visitors with limited time in Hue, visiting the Citadel as part of a full-day tour that also stops at the Forbidden Purple City and the Tomb of Khai Dinh is a cost-effective and convenient option. If you’re passionate about history and want the opportunity to ask questions, exploring with a private guide is sure to enhance your experience.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must-visit for history buffs.
  • Hue Citadel (Da Noi) is mostly uncovered, so ensure you take a hat and sunscreen if you’re visiting during the afternoon.
  • Lots of walking is involved in a visit to the Citadel, so comfortable shoes are a must.
  • If you’d rather ride than walk, you can hire a rickshaw to take you around the entire complex; prices vary, so don’t be afraid to barter.
 
How to Get There
Hue Citadel is an easy walk from most hotels in Hue, and can also be reached by bike or taxi from the center of town. If you’re visiting Hue for the day from Da Nang or Hoi An, the Citadel is a 20- to 30-minute taxi ride from the train station depending on traffic.
 
When to Get There
The crowds that Hue Citadel (Da Noi) attracts are a testament to its popularity. Arrive first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and escape the midday sun.
 
Bring the History of Hue to Life
For most children, historical attractions aren’t particularly fun. At Hue Citadel (Da Noi), however, families traveling with children are in luck: This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a virtual tour during a 4-D experience that transports visitors back to the 19th-century, when the Citadel was restored to its former opulence.
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Hue City Full-Day Tour

Hue City Full-Day Tour

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See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD31.40
From
USD31.40

Full Day Tour Hue Citadel All-Inclusive: Ancient Tombs, Heritage, Lunch

Full Day Tour Hue Citadel All-Inclusive: Ancient Tombs, Heritage, Lunch

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Avoid the hassle of planning your own day tour, with this intimate expedition of the ancient city of Hue. Discover many cultural, historical, rural and architectural highlights of this magnificent place, with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. Visit the impressive royal tombs, ancient pagodas and the romantic Perfume River: with all entrance fees included. Pass through vibrant local markets and explore must-see spots on this full day tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
From
USD59.00

Hue Imperial City Walking Tour | 3-hour visit Best Hue Royal Palaces

Hue Imperial City Walking Tour | 3-hour visit Best Hue Royal Palaces

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Step back into Vietnam’s recent past on this tour of the Hue’s 19th century Imperial City. Learn about the history of the Nguyen Dynasty era, and all that followed, from your guide – and with only a handful of tourists on each tour, there’s no risk of missing out on the details because you’re stuck at the back of the group. Walk around some of the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Phoenix Tower, the Museum of Antiquities and the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
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  • 3 hours
From
USD19.49
Price varies by group size
From
USD19.49
Price varies by group size

Private Shore Excursion - Hue Citadel,Royal King Tomb,Boat Trip on Perfume River

Private Shore Excursion - Hue Citadel,Royal King Tomb,Boat Trip on Perfume River

TOUR PROGRAM: MINIMUM: 2PAX – 8:00 a.m(or Depending on Cruiseship Timetable, Please let us know your arrival & Departure Time to arrange well ).Pick up at Entrance Gate of CHAN MAY or TIEN SA port ( You walk about 10 minutes to go ENTRANCE of CHAN MAY to meet our tourguide ).Our Tour guide will hold a welcome Board with your name . – 10:00. Arrive to Hue and visit the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. – 12:00: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda.Considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. - 12:30 :Take 30 minute boat trip on perfume River – 13:00 : Authentic LUNCH in Hue – 14:00:Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui.Took 11 years to build – 16:30 :Return to the ship for sure.before departure time one Hour ( Flexible time )
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD145.39
From
USD145.39

Private Shore Excursions from Tien Sa port to Hue Citadel & Royal Tomb

Private Shore Excursions from Tien Sa port to Hue Citadel & Royal Tomb

Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River; Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam, is 700 km southern Hanoi, 1100km northern Ho Chi Minh City, and only a few miles from the sea. Not until 1945 was Hue the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the control of Nguyen Dynasty. Most well-known for its historic values; Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Highlights: - Visit the majestic Khai Dinh Tomb - Visit the former royal capital of Hue from 1802 to 1945 (the last feudal system of Viet Nam with Nguyen Dynasty), including the amazing: . Imperial City, . the Forbidden Purple City and . the Emperor’s private residence - Visit Thien Mu Heavenly Lady Pagoda
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD147.00
Price varies by group size
From
USD147.00
Price varies by group size

Private Shore Excursions from Chan May port to Hue Citadel & Royal Tomb

Private Shore Excursions from Chan May port to Hue Citadel & Royal Tomb

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Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River; Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam, is 700 km southern Hanoi, 1100km northern Ho Chi Minh City, and only a few miles from the sea. Not until 1945 was Hue the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the control of Nguyen Dynasty. Most well-known for its historic values; Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Highlights: - Visit the majestic Khai Dinh Tomb - Visit the former royal capital of Hue from 1802 to 1945 (the last feudal system of Viet Nam with Nguyen Dynasty), including the amazing: . Imperial City, . the Forbidden Purple City and . the Emperor’s private residence - Visit Thien Mu Heavenly Lady Pagoda
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD147.00
Price varies by group size
From
USD147.00
Price varies by group size

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Hue on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its scenic surroundings. Pleasure your palate with exotic ingredients at the Dong Ba Market; explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hue Imperial City on a guided walking tour; and absorb the sacred atmosphere of a local nunnery as you enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Conclude your tour with a tranquil cruise down the Perfume River (Huong River) and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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USD69.00
From
USD69.00
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Private Full-Day Tour to Hue Citadel with Boat Trip and Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour to Hue Citadel with Boat Trip and Lunch

Hue was considered the capital of Vietnam during the years 1802 until 1945 and was considered to be the political and cultural capital under the Nguyen Dynasty during that time. The beautiful Perfume River winds its way through the City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City thereby giving Hue the feeling of serene great beauty. Hue was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural Heritage Site in 1993. PROGRAM: 8:00a.m: Our Guide Pick You up at Hotel in Hue City.Then,Transfer to Visit the former royal capital of Hue from 1802 to 1945 (the last feudal system of Viet Nam with Nguyen Dynasty), including the amazing: Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s private residence Gain an understanding of the lives of the Royal family Visit Thien Mu Heavenly Lady Pagoda, Take dragon boat cruise on Perfume River about 30 Minutes. Have lunch at local restaurant Visit the most majestic Khai Dinh Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb. Finish Your trip & send Back Hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD105.00
From
USD105.00

Private Tour: Discover Hue Citadel

Private Tour: Discover Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel , set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention. The poetic and beautiful Hue of Vietnam was chosen to be the capital of the Southern Kingdom under Nguyen Lords’ Dynasty, and officially became the nation’s capital under Tay Son Dynasty, King Quang Trung. The citadel palace complex is located on the North bank of Huong River (Perfume River), inside Hue city. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). It was said to be protected by the two sand dunes: The Con Hen and Con Da Vien on the Perfume River, as “dragon on the left, tiger on the right”. If you are in Hue, please join us in this small journey exploring the beautiful feudal palace, the inspiration for numerous artists ever stepping inside!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD500.00
From
USD500.00

Private Tour: Discover Hue Citadel

Private Tour: Discover Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel , set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention. The poetic and beautiful Hue of Vietnam was chosen to be the capital of the Southern Kingdom under Nguyen Lords’ Dynasty, and officially became the nation’s capital under Tay Son Dynasty, King Quang Trung. The citadel palace complex is located on the North bank of Huong River (Perfume River), inside Hue city. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). It was said to be protected by the two sand dunes: The Con Hen and Con Da Vien on the Perfume River, as “dragon on the left, tiger on the right”. If you are in Hue, please join us in this small journey exploring the beautiful feudal palace, the inspiration for numerous artists ever stepping inside!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD900.00
From
USD900.00

Hue Citadel Walking Tour to Forbidden City & Royal Antique Museum

Hue Citadel Walking Tour to Forbidden City & Royal Antique Museum

Take a Walk in Imperial Citadel and Ruined Forbidden City of Hue Vietnam Learning about Life of the Emperors, Their Wives - Concubines - Eunuchs Learning about history and culture of Hue and Vietnam with a local expert
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD19.00
From
USD19.00

Hue Citadel Bike Tour

Hue Citadel Bike Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Vietnamese emperors and their one-time home, the Citadel, during this flexible-length cycling excursion in Hue. Spend your morning biking to the Citadel and then exploring this sprawling royal complex on foot, admiring its beautiful architecture and the vegetable gardens that now populate its grounds. In the afternoon you’ll cycle to the ancient An Hien house, observe a prayer ceremony of monks at Thien Mu Pagoda and enjoy a sunset over the Perfume River. Your cycling trip includes a guide, round-trip hotel transport, cycling equipment and water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD50.00
From
USD50.00

Full-Day Perfume River Cruise and Hue Citadel Tour

Full-Day Perfume River Cruise and Hue Citadel Tour

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No visit to Hue is complete without a cruise on the Perfume River (Song Huong River). Combine a river cruise with a visit to The Citadel (Dai Noi), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a stress-free tour that’s designed with first-time visitors in mind. You’ll see highlights such as the Thien Mu Pagoda, enjoy a lunch of traditional Vietnamese dishes, and benefit from the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 1 day
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USD99.00
From
USD99.00

Hue Citadel Walking & Cyclo Tour | 4-hour touring Citadel of Hue

Hue Citadel Walking & Cyclo Tour | 4-hour touring Citadel of Hue

- Experience an 4-hour touring through Hue Citadel, Imperial City and Forbidden City - Learn the Hue Citadel’s history, architecture and its unique role during Tet Offensive - Enjoy a Hue cycle tour to the extended area of Hue Citadel
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD34.88
Price varies by group size
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USD34.88
Price varies by group size

Hue city tour with private english speaking driver: see royal tombs and more

Hue city tour with private english speaking driver: see royal tombs and more

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The notable sights of Hue can be tricky to visit without a car; this private service takes up to four passengers without a hassle. Make four stops in 4–5 hours or five stops in 6–7 hours, including the royal tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Citadel. The itinerary is flexible, with extra time for lunch if you request. Fuel, tolls, parking fees, and hotel pickup are included—a great value.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.21
Price varies by group size
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USD28.21
Price varies by group size

Hue City Private Tour

Hue City Private Tour

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We classified to choose the excellent English speaking, friendly, thoughtful and fexible, knowledgeble tour guides for you. New and morden with A/C vehicles. We will tell you some stories and myths not common in guidebooks or on the internet. We would take care you before, during and after the tour. We can customize the tours following your requests as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD95.39
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USD95.39
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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

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Relive the glory of the Imperial City and cruise the romantic Perfume River on this private 8-hour tour of Hue’s best bits. Stand in awe before the UNESCO-listed monuments of Hue Citadel; learn how the Perfume River earned its evocative name as you cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda; and put your haggling skills to use at the Dong Ba Market. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), explore the grand Tu Duc Tomb and visit a crafts village where conical hats and incense are made.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD81.00
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USD81.00
Price varies by group size

Private City Tour In Hue Including King Tombs And Citadel

Private City Tour In Hue Including King Tombs And Citadel

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Dive into Vietnamese culture and history on a full-day private tour. With provided transportation, you're able to complete your comprehensive itinerary comfortably and avoid the stress of public buses. With your private guide on hand, enjoy an immersive and personalized experience not found on large group tours. Discover Thien Mu, Khai Dinh's Tomb, and more. In addition to complimentary admission to each attraction, you're also treated to a traditional Hue lunch.
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    USD98.47
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    USD98.47

    Hue City with Royal Tomb and Citadel Private Day Tour

    Hue City with Royal Tomb and Citadel Private Day Tour

    Hue city is the one that still preserves comparatively the intact appearance of a complex of the monarchic capital consisting of walls, palaces, royal tomb, etc. Every year, Hue attracts a lot of tourists coming from all over the world. The most famous tour they often choose to discover Hue is Hue city tour, which shows tourists not only special historical sites but also beautiful landscapes of the ancient city. - Private Tour with English Speaking Driver - Private Hue sightseeing tour with Perfume River cruise - Marvel at Tu Duc Tomb, one of Hue’s spectacular Royal Tombs - It’s a flexible option, so you can see or skip any places on the itinerary
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    • 6 to 7 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    USD60.00
    per group
    From
    USD60.00
    per group

    Hue Full Day City Tour | Private visit Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda & 3 Royal Tombs

    Hue Full Day City Tour | Private visit Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda & 3 Royal Tombs

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    Experience the essential authentic Hue with first class comforts & levels of customer service in one day Visit the 5 must-see places to visit in Hue Enjoy the best of Hue local food at the best Bun Bo Hue Experience Hue city tour full day with more privacy than a Hue city group tour
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    • 6 to 8 hours
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    USD53.34
    Price varies by group size
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    USD53.34
    Price varies by group size

    Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

    Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

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    Eat like a local and explore the city streets of Hue by cyclo. You’ll taste plenty of street food and get an overview of Hue’s culinary culture with commentary by a professional and informative guide. Visit Dong Ba Market where you can mingle with the locals. Sink your teeth into a variety of dishes, such as steamed or fried rice dumplings, and slurp up vermicelli soup. Hotel pickup is included.
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    • 4 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    USD50.00
    From
    USD50.00

    Hue City Tour - Private English Speaking Driver: Citadel - Royal Tombs And More

    Hue City Tour - Private English Speaking Driver: Citadel - Royal Tombs And More

    The notable sights of Hue can be tricky to visit without a car; this private service takes up to four passengers without a hassle. Make four stops in 4–5 hours or five stops in 6–7 hours, including the royal tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Citadel. The itinerary is flexible, with extra time for lunch if you request. Fuel, tolls, parking fees, and hotel pickup are included—a great value. Private car with private driver for up to 4 passengers in Hue Stops are made at the royal tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Citadel It’s a flexible option, so you can see or skip any places on the itinerary Fuel, tolls, parking fees, and hotel pickup are included: great value
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    • 5 to 6 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    USD27.00
    Price varies by group size
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    USD27.00
    Price varies by group size

    Hoi An to Phong Nha by car with stops: Hue imperial citadel, Vinh Moc tunnels

    Hoi An to Phong Nha by car with stops: Hue imperial citadel, Vinh Moc tunnels

    If you don’t have a lot of time, think of transfer from Hoi An to Phong Nha by private car because this is an extremely perfect choice. It really saves your time, cost and health. The distance between Hoi An and Phong Nha is 338 kilometers which is around 6 hour drive with a private car. Though unlike taking the bus, private transfer allows tourists to depart on their most convenient time and may opt to enjoy sightseeing along the way which is save them time and money rather getting separate tour afterwards. There are several places to visit along the way from Hoi An to Phong Nha. We would give you the freedom to choose the places you want to explore a little more as Hai Van pass, Hue imperial citadel and Vinh Moc tunnels.
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    • 7 to 9 hours
    • Free Cancellation
    From
    USD102.00
    Price varies by group size
    From
    USD102.00
    Price varies by group size

    Shore Excursion: Hue Imperial Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town and Da Nang City

    Shore Excursion: Hue Imperial Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town and Da Nang City

    Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam. The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945. Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. It’s the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Apart from some shopping highlights and historical sights, the main reason for most travelers staying here is its proximity to the well-known My Khe Beach, The Marble Mountain, Hoi An Ancient Town.
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    • 12 to 16 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    USD167.00
    Price varies by group size
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    USD167.00
    Price varies by group size

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