OverviewVisitors to Hue are often taken aback to discover that the sleepy provincial town of Hue was once the religious, economic and cultural epicenter of Vietnam, the mighty Imperial headquarters, and the political capital of the country until 1945. Thirteen Nguyen Dynasty Emperors ruled Vietnam from Hue. Nowadays it is one of major cultural, religious and educational centers in Vietnam. Its historical part was declared a World Heritage site in 1993 by UNESCO. The more reason to dive deeper into its turbulent history during this full day exploration of Hue’s Imperial city and surroundings.
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Know More about this tourFollowing pickup from your centrally located hotel, join your guide for a tour of Huehighlights, including the UNESCO-listed Imperial City. Start witha short boat cruise on the Perfume River, which takes you to the legendary Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda),one of the oldest architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Thelandmark is situated on the northern banks of the river and itsintricate features have developed since its early construction in 1601.
The tombs of the emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh are located on the southern banks. Tu Duc's tomb is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest with nearly 50 constructions built on terraces of various levels. The construction of Khai Dinhs tomb combines bothVietnamese and Western architectural concepts with 127 steps leading to thehill site.
After a look around, continue to Dong Ba Market in Old Hue, located near the pointwhere the Dong Ba Canal joins the Perfume River close tothe eastern corner of the Citadel. Themarket maintains its ancient characterand makes an unforgettable impression for visitors seeking Vietnamese food or culture. Nearby, a commercial district stretches along the Dong Ba Canal that produceslocal handicrafts such asnon la (conical hats) and incense sticks. Your tour includes a set lunch.
In the late afternoon, transfer back to your hotel after a day exploringthe royal kingdom of Hue.
Inclusions for Full-Day Hue City Tour
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hue
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Lunch (set menu)
- Boat trip on Perfume River
Exclusions for Full-Day Hue City Tour
- Surcharge for guide during TET (Vietnamese New Year)
- Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
- Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Surcharge for guide during TET (Vietnamese New Year)
Hotel pickups commence approximately at 8am
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.