Hue, Vietnam
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Overview

Enjoy a journey through time on a private sightseeing tour of Hue City that includes all of the highlights. Explore the famed Hue Imperial City (known as The Citadel) and wander through Hue’s Royal Tombs with an informative guide. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site before relaxing on a short but scenic cruise along the Perfume River (Huang River). Once you arrive on shore, stop at two of the Nguyen Emperors’ most ornate tombs. Your guide will provide key insights into the city’s royal history and regal architecture.
  • Private Hue full-day sightseeing tour with river cruise
  • Take a private tour of Hue Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a scenic river cruise on the Perfume River and visit Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Explore two of Hue’s Royal Tombs: Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb
  • Eat a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private, air-conditioned car
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.

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A
, May 2018

Our guide Phi was very knowledgeable and so nice ! We highly recommend this tour, we had loads of fun and learned a lot about Vietnamese culture from Phi , he answered all our questions to great extend.

S
, Apr 2018

Very interesting trip with a lot of historical insights. Thanks to Van, our excellent guide, we learnt a lot and saw many nice places.

c
, Feb 2018

This was a great tour. We had a wonderful guide named Hoa who provided us with a ton of information and captured some great photos for us. The tour lasted just the right amount of time so we were not complete exhausted when we got back to our hotel. The only downfall to the tour was during the boat ride down the Perfume River. The family's boat we were on was very nice and they offered us tea and snacks. But shortly after enjoying our first cup of tea, she pulled out a bunch of clothes and t-shirts and pretty much harassed everyone in our group to buy something. There was one point where our guide was trying to tell us some information but he was over shadowed by this lady standing in front of the boat waving at all of us to buy something. When he told her to stop, she just ignored him and pretty much tried to sell us something up until the point we literally stepped off her boat.

T
, Feb 2018

We had an excellent day of touring the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we covered the areas well. It gave us a good history of Hue. We had an excellent lunch stop, which really added to the fantastic day. The day we visited the sites was wet, rainy and cold but we still managed to thoroughly enjoy ourselves, helped by our excellent guide. There is no need to buy on the Perfume River Cruise boat as you will see the same type of souvenirs all over the city, where you can barter for a lot cheaper. We would highly recommend this tour.

C
, Nov 2017

We were picked up on time by guide Phi and driver. Tour of the Imperial City and tombs was very interesting with good commentary from Phi. Highly recommended. Lunch was good.

R
, Mar 2016

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR 14 DAY MALAYSIA/VIETNAM TRIP. OUR GUIDE, CHRISTINA , BY FAR THE BEST TOUR GUIDE WE HAD ON THE TRIP. AS AN ASIDE ... HUE IS THE MOST INTERESTING HISTORICAL SITE IN VIETNAM. WILL SPEND DAYS THERE NEXT TRIP. HOI AN IS A HALF DAY AT MOST TOURIST TRAP.


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