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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

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Thua Thien - Hue Province, Vietnam
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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... More
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.

Highlights

  • Private Hue sightseeing tour with Perfume River cruise
  • Observe local life at Dong Ba Market and ride a boat to Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Tour the World Heritage-listed Hue Citadel and hear informative facts from a knowledgeable private guide
  • Marvel at Tu Duc Tomb, one of Hue’s spectacular Royal Tombs
  • Visit a local incense-producing village and admire the skill of a local craftswoman
  • Enjoy lunch at Madame Ha’s Tinh Gia Vien restaurant and stop by a local café
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  • Private Hue sightseeing tour with Perfume River cruise
  • Observe local life at Dong Ba Market and ride a boat to Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Tour the World Heritage-listed Hue Citadel and hear informative facts from a knowledgeable private guide
  • Marvel at Tu Duc Tomb, one of Hue’s spectacular Royal Tombs
  • Visit a local incense-producing village and admire the skill of a local craftswoman
  • Enjoy lunch at Madame Ha’s Tinh Gia Vien restaurant and stop by a local café
... More
  • Private Hue sightseeing tour with Perfume River cruise
  • Observe local life at Dong Ba Market and ride a boat to Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Tour the World Heritage-listed Hue Citadel and hear informative facts from a knowledgeable private guide
  • Marvel at Tu Duc Tomb, one of Hue’s spectacular Royal Tombs
  • Visit a local incense-producing village and admire the skill of a local craftswoman
  • Enjoy lunch at Madame Ha’s Tinh Gia Vien restaurant and stop by a local café
  • Includes hotel transport by air-conditioned private car

What To Expect

Summary

Following pickup from your hotel, your city tour starts at Dong Ba Market. Morning is the busiest time at the lively market, so it is the best opportunity to feast your eyes on the bustling scene as you... More
Following pickup from your hotel, your city tour starts at Dong Ba Market. Morning is the busiest time at the lively market, so it is the best opportunity to feast your eyes on the bustling scene as you watch locals purchase fresh produce from the vendors.

After your private guide introduces you to Vietnamese ingredients and other traditional goods,
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Following pickup from your hotel, your city tour starts at Dong Ba Market. Morning is the busiest time at the lively market, so it is the best opportunity to feast your eyes on the bustling scene as you watch locals purchase fresh produce from the vendors.

After your private guide introduces you to Vietnamese ingredients and other traditional goods, continue to Hue Citadel, the best-preserved remnant of the royal quarters that once existed at the UNESCO World Heritage site, situated behind high walls.

Spend a few hours walking around the complex with your guide, who enlightens you about fascinating architectural structures that include tombs, elaborate temples and the former Imperial Palace, revealing Vietnam’s regal legacy of Nguyen Emperors.

Once you’ve explored Hue’s royal grounds, meander down the Perfume River — aka Huong River — on a relaxing boat cruise to Thien Mu Pagoda, Vietnam’s tallest pagoda, which towers on the riverbank and dates back to 1601.

Next, fulfill your appetite with a Vietnamese lunch. Hue is known for its cuisine, and you’ll be delighted with a great meal in a beautiful setting at Madame Ha’s Tinh Gia Vien restaurant.

In the afternoon, your guide takes you to a nearby village that specializes in producing incense. Just outside the village, a local craftswoman has been making conical hats, or non la, with just one hand since childhood. Observe her expertise at fashioning these beautiful creations that have become quite popular with visitors.

Continue on to Tu Duc Tomb, one of the most outstanding Royal Tombs, completed between 1864 and 1867. Considered one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty, the tomb is situated in a boundless pine forest, just 5 miles (8 km) from Hue. Stroll with your guide around the complex filled with temples and pavilions of the former emperors.

On the way back to the city, stop for tea break at a local café, Vi Da Xua, located in the former residential area for Mandarins during the Nguyen Dynasty. Admire the traditional architectural wooden house with beautiful bonsai garden as you enjoy a beverage or snack (own expense), before your tour ends with private transport back to your hotel.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned private car
Professional guide
Lunch
Bottled water
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your Hue city hotel

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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It d be wonderful memorable and fun...
Casey June
, Jul 2017
It d be wonderful memorable and fun tour experience. Our guide is reallypassionate, full of energy to share their experiences, culture and history of Hue.
Day Tour of Hue Imperial Palace was...
Steve Igor
, Jun 2017
Day Tour of Hue Imperial Palace was really fantastic. The guide Tan sent us many information about the Dynasties of Vietnam and collapse of emperor to the French. Definetely recommend to all of you bravo :-
Well organized, pick up on time...
Anke D
, Mar 2016
Well organized, pick up on time. More explanation during trip and on marble mountain would be appreciated.
Worst tour! Tour guide took me to 2...
Feng W
, Feb 2015
Worst tour! Tour guide took me to 2 sites and saw a woman making incens then he want to drop me at my hotel ! I told him Is whole day private tour then he took me to the third site but he said he can't go with me because isn't in the program! And I paid $94.99 US dollar ! People be aware

Product code: 6730HUI01

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