Hue Heritage Day Trip With Lunch From Hoi An

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Hue Heritage Day Trip With Lunch From Hoi An
from AUD $103.93
Take a journey through the fascinating past of Vietnam’s former Imperial Capital, Hue by visiting its prime historical attractions; the Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor’s Private Residence, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda and Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.
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In Brief

Hoi An, Vietnam
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Perfume River, Hue Vietnam

Take a boat trip on the beautiful Perfume River

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thien Mu Pagoda, Kim Long Road, Hue Vietnam

stopover at Thien Mu pagoda, the Buddhist Monastery now infamous for the monk who set himself alight in 1963 to protest against cruel treatment of Buddhist monks

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hue Royal Palace, Thuan Thanh, Hue Vietnam

Visit Hue’s prime attraction, the ancient Citadel, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor's Private Residence

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue Vietnam

visit the citadel

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Khai Dinh, Thuy Bang Commune, Huong Thuy, 530000 Vietnam

Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hai Van Pass, National Route 1A, Lang Co 530000 Vietnam

Enjoy spectacular views, from the 360 panoramic sight of the Eastern Sea to the top of the world-famous Hai Van pass

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Boat
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Perfume River
  • Entry/Admission - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Royal Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Khai Dinh
  • Entry/Admission - Hai Van Pass


  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Your centrally located Hoi An hotels
  • • Please provide the names and nationalities of each person joining the tour for insurance registration. • If you have a special event or a celebration occurring during the trip, please provide the date and the occasion. • For dietary and medical requests, please provide specific information when booking.

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 out of 5 based on the last 10 recent reviews

Tour guide was great. I was born in Vietnam but had left the country over 30 years ago. He gave me great history and information about Vietnam that I don't know. Thanks it was a beautiful day despite the fact it was raining but it worth it
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
Splendid as excursion but super because driver and guide took us via the Hai Van Pass as a plus Guide was very knowledgable and commented very well Diner was 5 stars as was the location of the diner The whole trip was a hightlight 5 stars for this one and 10 for driver and guide Martine - Belgium
• Submitted 02 Jun 2017
This was a day trip from Hoi An 6 of us plus two other couples, so a nice small tour group, we were warned about the long drive there and back, but, with an excellent air conditioned minibus, very good driver, really jolly and pleasant guide who gave information and tales about the places we were travelling through, and discussed the local culture and ways of life and a couple scenic stops meant that drive became an enjoyable part of the tour itself. We had enough time to visit the places in Hue and have lunch at a relaxed pace without having to rush. We first took the dragon boat on the perfume river to visit the Buddhist Temple/ Pagoda, then visited the Palace/ Forbidden City although bombed extensively during the war, there is still quite a lot there to see and get a very good idea about the Palace in its heyday. We then had an excellent multi course lunch at the well set out Thao restaurant Vietnamese food, very well presented we had seen and selected the menu before leaving UK. After lunch, we visited the Tomb of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. We visited in early May and it was very hot walking around the sites, so need to be prepared for this with shades/ hats, water, right clothing and sun cream! Excellent tour overall, very good value for money, we managed to see the key things we wanted to.
• Submitted 17 May 2017
Traditional Vietnam. History told like a storybook, loved it.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2016
This tour was amazing. Good guide and best restaurant ever in a tour!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2016
Great day visiting the heritage sites in Hue. Boat trip on the river was pleasant but nothing special. Very informative guide although we struggled to understand him at times as his English wasn't that great but he certainly tried and he was very knowledgeable. The Palace and tomb were very interesting.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Great tour of the palace. Long drive and hot but well worth it. Very informative. The pagoda and the Emporers burial site was also good. Our guide was very knowledgable and spoke very good English. A very friendly person. The meal at the restaurant was first class as was the service. The driver was also accomodating and was prepared to stop if you wished to take photos. He also did a nice tour of Danang as an extra. Value for money and highly recommended, especially for history of which I know very little of. Ray and Barb.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2017
Nice to stop by hai-can pass. The trip is quite rush, only touch-and-go, not recommended for those who wish to spend more time on the visit places. Tour guide did not explain much on the sites as well and english command is not very good, just for basic communications.
• Submitted 11 Jan 2018
All in all, the tour was nice, and well worth the long trip from Hoi An. Personally, it would have been nice to spend more time in the Forbidden City, but there's only so much that can be packed into a single day's tour. Speaking of which, the tour was supposed to be approximately 8 hours, but we were picked up at our hotel at 7am and returned to Hoi An ancient town at 8pm! There was no complaining from any of us, though, as there was no rush-rush to end the tour on time. The only real downside to the tour was that our guide could have been a bit more well-informed and proficient in English to answer the many questions we had. In the end, I just gave up asking any questions at all.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2017
Transportation was timely and comfortable, but the tour guide was terrible. We received very little information about the place we were going or the itinerary since he didn't talk much while on bus on the way to Hue or once we got there: total of perhaps less than 30 minutes all day for the 12 hours trip. He told us he was 77 years old and he had hearing problem. Combined with his poor English, it was hard to communicate with him and understand what he said. We had to tap on his shoulder to ask him questions each time to avoid yelling at him. He had no time schedule to follow for the tour and told us we would move to the next place whenever the last person was done and came back to the bus. Consequently, we were late to the restaurant for our lunch and had to wait for our food to be the last group to finish the lunch around 3pm, and cut short on the afternoon visits. It was the most disappointing tour experience for us, especially after reading previous reviews about other good tour guides for this tour.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018