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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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US$31.40
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US$31.40

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
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US$19.49
Price varies by group size
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US$19.49
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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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US$28.21
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US$28.21
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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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US$59.00
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US$59.00

Private Hue City Tour Full Day

Private Hue City Tour Full Day

Spend the afternoon exploring the ancient heritage of Hue city without a large tour group to distract you. On this private full-day tour, meet your guide at your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang and drive direct to Hue. When you arrive, head straight to some of Hue’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders within the city’s historic Citadel. Walk around the Imperial City, marvel at Thien Mu Pagoda and visit the last resting place of the emperor Tu Duc.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.77
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US$80.77

Hue city tour full day

Hue city tour full day

Recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Hue city, the old capital of Vietnam is located on the bank of romantic Perfume River with many sights beautiful like a poem. Hue is also the political cultural and religious center of Viet Nam.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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US$20.52

Private Shore Excursion to HUE IMPERIAL CITY from Chanmay/Tiensa Port

Private Shore Excursion to HUE IMPERIAL CITY from Chanmay/Tiensa Port

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- Our guide and driver will pick you up at the Tiensa or Chan may Port –IF PICKUP FROM TIEN SA PORT you will Pass over the stunning Hai Van Pass, named by Top GearsJeremy Clarkson as “one of the best coastal roads in the world”. Stop at the Hai Van Quan, the highest point between Danang and Hue for a photo opportunity. Additionally, experience the full view of the breathtaking Lang Co Bay – Arrive in Hue city and begin with The Citadel, the last royal city in Vietnam that contains the imperial city. – Take a break and enjoy a delicious local lunch – Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery which origins dating back to 1601. - Cruise along the Perfume River on a Dragon boat. Sit back and take in the peaceful scenery as you head back to the city center. -Visit to the Khai Dinh Tomb, constructed for the emperor in 1920 and built on the principle of Feng – Back to the car and you will be dropped back to your hotel
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$132.83
Price varies by group size
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US$132.83
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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US$69.00
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US$69.00
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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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US$95.39
Price varies by group size
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US$95.39
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Private Full day Imperial Hue city tour from Hue

Private Full day Imperial Hue city tour from Hue

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It can be a challenge to experience Hue’s many highlights in one day and avoid the crowds: this tour gives you that chance. Explore the ancient former Imperial city of Hue with the luxury of your own private tour. Witness the citadels, royal tombs of emperors, palaces and pagodas. Learn about the area’s incredible history with your private guide, enjoy a boat ride along the Perfume River and relax in your private car. Magnificent highlights include the Thien Mu Pagoda, Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.65
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US$75.65
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Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

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Rather than exploring as part of a huge group, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of Hue, the historical capital of Vietnam. Ideal for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers, this tour transports you between dispersed landmarks, including the Thien Mu Pagoda and the far-flung Tomb of Khai Dinh, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.00
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US$52.00

Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

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Your tour driver will take you to a selection of historic and natural highlights around Hue. Highlights Stay comfortable in an air-conditioned, modern vehicle See the oldest Pagoda in Hue Discover the Citadel which was home to Vietnam's last royal family
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.70
Price varies by group size
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US$27.70
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Hue Cultural Heritage experience day trip (small group tour)

Hue Cultural Heritage experience day trip (small group tour)

The ancient city of Hue in central Vietnam was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty at the beginning of the 19th Century. The Complex of Hue monuments is a combination of many royal aspects from the Nguyen dynasty with the Imperials City including the famous High Noon Gate, many tombs of Nguyen Emperor (Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, Khai Dinh..), monuments, temples, pagodas, and load of other interesting elements. Such is Hue’s historical significance that it is recognised today as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.00
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US$61.00

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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US$34.88
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US$34.88
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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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US$50.00
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US$50.00

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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US$500.00
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US$500.00

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
US$900.00
From
US$900.00

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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US$99.00
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US$99.00

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
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US$147.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$147.00
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
US$147.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$147.00
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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US$145.39
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US$145.39

HUE IMPERIAL LEGACY - explore the history and spectacular beauty of Hue

HUE IMPERIAL LEGACY - explore the history and spectacular beauty of Hue

This excursion is a day trip to explore the fascinating history and spectacular beauty of Hue. Your adventure on the back of the vintage Vespa scooters will be filled with stories along the trail of Hue’s history and the pace of Hue life. Depart for a visit of lively local traditional market to see most people come to purchase food for whole day. Continue to come to Imperial Citadel and mausoleum of Tu Duc King are main historical attractions before making your way on back streets to a hilltop where offering the most beautiful point view overlooking to Perfumer River. Followed by an authentic lunch of local dish before we visit a local temple to learn more about the traditional life and the practice of worship. Review from Okuntze, Switzerlan: "We (Family, two Children 16 and 14) did a Vespa Safari with Tu from Vespa Safari and his team.... A really great and unique experience and authentic too. Thank you very much Tu. This was great!"
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.00
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US$72.00

Hue full day guided tour with 5 must see places in Hue

Hue full day guided tour with 5 must see places in Hue

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Explore Vietnam’s historic capital on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the city’s heritage and culture from an informative local guide and check out landmark sites like the tombs of Khai Dinh and Tu Duc, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Imperial Citadel. Enjoy a delicious authentic lunch—it’s included in the tour price.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.57
Price varies by group size
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US$52.57
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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    US$98.47
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    US$98.47

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