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Full-Day Bike Tour of Hue's Aristocratic Garden Houses

tp. Huế, Vietnam
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At a Glance

8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English
Learn what Hue’s garden houses are all about on this bike tour that introduces you to one of the city’s loveliest attractions. Privately owned and set among formal gardens, some of these traditional homes... More
Learn what Hue’s garden houses are all about on this bike tour that introduces you to one of the city’s loveliest attractions. Privately owned and set among formal gardens, some of these traditional homes were once owned by princes and princesses of former royal families, or high-ranking officials. As you visit the houses, learn about architecture, preservation and Feng Shui.

Highlights

  • Hue Garden Houses tour by bike
  • Cycle along tranquil paths
  • Visit the historical village of Kim Long
  • Admire the beautiful Garden Houses and their impeccable details, from landscaping to afternoon tea
  • Enjoy this unique look at upscale life in central Vietnam

What To Expect

The garden houses are a unique feature of Hue. The houses are traditional, privately owned, and set in attractive formal gardens with some still having tight connections with the old Royal Imperial Court.

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The garden houses are a unique feature of Hue. The houses are traditional, privately owned, and set in attractive formal gardens with some still having tight connections with the old Royal Imperial Court. Hue’s original Garden Houses used to be the private residence of princes and princesses, or the premises of high ranking mandarins and rich families.

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The garden houses are a unique feature of Hue. The houses are traditional, privately owned, and set in attractive formal gardens with some still having tight connections with the old Royal Imperial Court. Hue’s original Garden Houses used to be the private residence of princes and princesses, or the premises of high ranking mandarins and rich families. You will learn different stories about the orthodox of preservation and development. A day within the Garden Houses delivers a deep understanding of landscape architecture, Feng Shui and ancient philosophies as you follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous of a bygone era.

We will pick you up from your Hue hotel in the early morning and head first to a local village by bike (named Kim Long, cycling trip will take approximately 15 kilometers on a flat road).  Kim Long village is a journey back in time: it resembles the great glory of the Imperial Great City (1636-1687) with a cluster of important cultural relics and the nostalgic architecture of the garden houses. This part of Hue and the set-up of this eco-tour giving each visitor an insight in the family atmosphere, which runs deep into the roots of this village. Admire locally cooked meals , followed by an afternoon tea party with the aristocratic etiquette in a nostalgic cultural atmosphere, will open up a cultural space in which you will truly perceive Hue’s art of living. All this evolves around the stunningly beautiful garden houses of these families that have the distinctive privilege to call these well-maintained mementos their home. Lunch is included and what other way to have lunch that is prepared home-style and comes from the kitchens of one of the garden houses.

Your experience will be more memorable when you are cycling on the paths lined with vegetables, flowers and rice fields on both sides, promising moments of utmost peace. Hue traditional architecture has long been closely associated with the natural environment and during this afternoon, this again will be shown in the best way possible. The garden houses reflect this association and are meticulously maintained by its owners or caretakers. Each is highly individual - house and garden, people and scenery, plants, clouds and water co-exist and blend with each other in a harmonious context. It would be a missed opportunity if you do not join a local family for a tea party – the old school way - and follow the aristocratic etiquette that once were followed to the letter.

Late afternoon, after a day of exploring and discovering the aristocrat times of Imperial Hue through its garden houses, your guide and driver guide you back to your hotel in Hue.

What's Included

A full day tour and transportation with a professional English-speaking guide. 
All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
All applicable taxes and service charges
Lunch at a local home is included (food only)
Afternoon tea at a local family
Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Surcharge for cyclo at USD $12.00/cyclo/pax

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hotels in central Hue

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Hotels in central Hue

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cycling max. 9.3 miles (15 km) on flat road
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • This tour is operated on full
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cycling max. 9.3 miles (15 km) on flat road
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cycling max. 9.3 miles (15 km) on flat road
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Hue’s City Centre and from the Pilgrimage Village outside Hue. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the capital, harbour and the Hue’s Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • Customers booking this this leisurely bicycle tour may expect some light hills, unequal terrain and/or some bike carrying along the way. A minimal degree of fitness may be needed to enjoy this excursion to the fullest.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Product code: 8084P230

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