Start your private sightseeing tour of Hue City with hotel pickup in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Venture out for a full day of exploring with your expert guide, who will unlock the secrets and the history of Vietnam’s former capital. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours wandering the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hue Citadel, where you’ll get an up close look at the former Imperial Palace. Your guide will take you through the hallways, temples and tombs that were modeled after Beijing’s Forbidden City.
Your knowledgeable guide will share insights and information about the striking complex, which was once a part of the Nguyen Empire. Damaged during the Tet Offensive and bombed by international troops, the once regal structure is today in mostly ruins. Learn about local efforts to restore this Vietnamese icon to its original splendor on your tour.
Once you’ve explored the grounds spend about 45-minutes cruising along the stunning Perfume River. You’ll visit the tallest pagoda in Vietnam—Thien Mu Pagoda—which stretches seven stories into the sky and is visible on the river’s northern bank.
Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant before touring the Emperor’s residence, located just outside of Hue. Two of the most famous Royal Tombs—Tu Doc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb—are located here. Wander the temples, courtyards, tombs and pavilions tucked amid lush pine forests with your guide and learn about the Nguyen Dynasty before your tour ends are you are transported by private vehicle back to your hotel.