Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing
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Embark on a private tour of Hue, the former capital of the Nguyễn dynasty, where you'll discover some of Vietnam’s richest royal history and majestic architecture. A knowledgeable, private guide accompanies you on a full day of sightseeing that includes visits to the Dong Ba Market, the UNESCO-listed Hue Imperial City (Hue Citadel) and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. Take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River (Huong River) to Thien Mu Pagoda — the city’s oldest pagoda. You’ll even meet a unique craftswoman who makes conical hats, and stop for a delicious lunch.
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In Brief

Location:
Hue, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Lunch included
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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.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private car
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
  • Entry/Admission - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Tu Duc

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Your Hue city hotel

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.17 out of 5 based on the last 6 recent reviews

This tour was booked as an afterthought. What a surprise it was. We visited so many amazing places and we able to experience some great local culture. Our tour guide went above and beyond to ensure we had had memorable experience
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
excellent tour.-----5 stars
• Submitted 03 Dec 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.
• Submitted 01 Jul 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 :-
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017
Well organized, pick up on time. More explanation during trip and on marble mountain would be appreciated.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2016
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
• Submitted 27 Feb 2015

In Brief

Location:
Hue, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Lunch included