• Location: Hue, Vietnam
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Hue with scenic cruise on Perfume River
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City
  • Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda including the Tiger Arena
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

A delicious vegetarian lunch

Hue, the former national capital, was seat of the Nguyen Dynasty. During your tour, you will experience the history and beauty of this city that is considered a must-see location in Vietnam.

Begin with a tour of the Dong Ba market, an exciting market filled with colorful sights, sounds, and smells. You will be introduced to local vendors and traditional foods.

Then, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder of the Citadel, a majestic walled city replete with regal tombs, sacred temples and ornate pagodas. Delve into the fascinating past of the complex as your guide offers historical narration. 

Afterward, head to a local pagoda for a classic Vietnamese vegetarian lunch. Sated, head to a small village that is known for its incense production. Then, arrive at the famous Thien Mu Pagoda where you can view the perfume river. After visiting some of Hue’s most impressive tombs, you will visit the Tiger Arena to learn of the past brutality and eccentric emperors of the 20th century. 

Conclude your tour with a calming cruise down the Perfume River, an enchanting stretch of waters thronged with stunning scenery and impressive bridges. Disembark your boat then return to your comfortable coach for the journey back to the center of Hue city.

Customer Reviews

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great guide. Saw most of points of interest in 1 day!

Charlene A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic guide! Great experience

Jaclyn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Overall a great experience and exactly as advertised. Tour company left message with hotel regarding my pick up time. Guide was on time, friendly and entertaining to keep my elderly father motivated while walking through all the sights. Expect a bit of walking. The vegetarian lunch at a monastery not open to public was quite special at the quiet and serene setting.

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

If you want to learn Vietnams history - do this tour. We were staying at the La Residence, OMG best hotel eva. This tour is a long and hot one, so take water. I personally loved this tour as it explained everything that I had done in high school about this gorgeous country. Did you know Asian Elephants are smaller then African's? Their royal family and culture, between Chinese and them. Hope you have a great tour guide like we did. Sorry can't remember her name, but extremely knowledgable.

jennifer f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Hue is a haunted city with a dark and tragic past. Our guide, Von Ho, tempered this awareness with terrific wit and a wry charm. It was an absolute pleasure sharing in her pride of Hue and its people while touring the sites she shared. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Van Ho is an amazing guide. She explained both the past and present political and social views of the local community. Each stop was explained before we arrived and it's historical significance. We looked at each site and could fully grasp what we were looking at and why. Lunch was amazing. Each dish was explained to us, how it was made and how to eat it. We ended the day feeling we had spent the day with a friend and had an understanding of the history and culture of Hue. Van allowed us to explore each site with her at our own pace. There was no rush. An excellent guide makes for an excellent tour.

Gustavo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Awesome tour and guide!
Although this was to be a small group tour, we had it only for my and my partner. A private tour in the end.

Our guide VAN HO was very knowledgeable and kind. In the day of the tour, I was feeling miserable with a big flue. Van Ho took the time, slower down the pace and delivered a fantastic journey in Hue. We got everything that was promised and even a strategic stop and a pharmacy! LOL

She was worried and caring about us all the times, plus kept pushing me to find the strength to visit all venues and kept me interested in everything.

So, tour was superb and my special thanks to our driver and mainly to VAN HO who was a fantastic company and guide - and photographer as well. -

Boat accommodation, meal, and crew was superb! So I do recommend this tour and would love to go back for a longer stay a 2-night cruise maybe.
Kindly yours,
Gustavo Mauro.

Lea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I ended up doing a private tour, which was just perfect!! My guide was amazing, she even bought me pear-apple so I could try.
I spent the day asking questions and learning so much about Hue, the Vietnamese history and culture. I totally recommand that tour.

Dimitrios K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Excellent guide and very good choice of locations. I recommend if you only have a day in Hue.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was a great experience. The tourguide Thanh made for an enjoyable and productive use of the day. Many sights were visited and the personal knowledge of Hue by Thanh added a lot to the experience. The pickup at the hotel was on time and the pace of the day was good. The tour included the transportation, admissions to the sights, the boat ride, and lunch. With the limited time I had in Hue, it was the way to see and learn about the area.

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