Private Hue Ancient Town Full Day Tour

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Overview

The ancient town of Hue has had a turbulent and rich history: once it was an imperial city, later on, under the Nguyen dynasty, which ruled from 1802 to 1945, it became the country's capital. Nowadays, Hue is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Vietnam. Straddling the Perfume River, this mysterious, somber city is a historian's dream come true, with numerous 19th century ruins, royal tombs and an excellent museum. Its historical part was declared a World Heritage site in 1993 by UNESCO.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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The ancient town of Hue has had a turbulent and rich history: once it was an imperial city, later on, under the Nguyen dynasty, which ruled from 1802 to 1945, it became the country's capital. Nowadays, Hue is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Vietnam. Straddling the Perfume River, this mysterious, somber city is a historian's dream come true, with numerous 19th century ruins, royal tombs and an excellent museum. Its historical part was declared a World Heritage site in 1993 by UNESCO.

Early in the morning and ready guide you through the wonders of Hue, our English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Da Nang / Hoi An (conditions apply) and drive you to the embarkation point for our cruise over the Perfume River. The scenic drive with ample local examples of how life moves on central Vietnam before we reach Hue and where our day tour really begins.

A short boat cruise on the beautiful and romantic Perfume River will take you to the legendary Thien Mu Pagoda, which is not only a landmark, but also one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue.  Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. It is situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River, 5 kilometers from Hue city and was built in 1601.

We continue and admire on the southern bank of the river, the peaceful and impressive sepulchers of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. The tombs will reveal to you some secrets about their dwellers, the Nguyen kings. Tu Duc's tomb is located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village. It is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. This is followed by the tomb of Khai Dinh, 10 km outside of Hue. The construction of the tomb started on 1920 and lasted for 11 years. The architecture of this tomb is the most criticized of all the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty (1802 – 1945). The structure of the tomb is of concrete elements with cement, a mixture of Vietnamese and Western concepts.

Having lunch in a local restaurant followed by afternoon visits to the local handicraft street. Those interested will be thrilled to find out how the famous “non la” (conical hats) and incense sticks are produced. Finally, wander around the central Dong Ba market and have fun discovering many exotic ingredients, food and souvenirs. 

The Imperial City of Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty, the last dynasty in Vietnam. Even today, the Vietnamese regard Hue with awe and respect. After this day, you will definitely share the same as we bring you back to the hotel for a full day touring through Hue.

Inclusions for Private Hue Ancient Town Full Day Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hue
  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • Boat trip over the Perfume River
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

Exclusions for Private Hue Ancient Town Full Day Tour

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations, otherwise supplementary charges will be applied
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

Price for a child between 2-11 years old can be applied for only 1 child per booking

Minimum age is 2 years

This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.

Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and nearby Hoi An Old Town and inside Da Nang City centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation along any of the Da Nang or Hoi An beaches, harbour and the Da Nang International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.

Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal. We appreciate your understanding on this.

We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.

This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour.

Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.

We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.

Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.

It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.

In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 48 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy
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.
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