1. Vietnam
  2. Thua Thien-Hue
  3. Hue, Vietnam

Hue: Small Group City Tour by Bus & Boat with Lunch

Product ID: 10712
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With a visit to a produce market, lunch at a pagoda, a jaunt to an incense making factory and a chilled river cruise, this Hue small group tour shows you the best of the city in one day.
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Duration 8 hours
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We can pick up from centrally located hotels in Hue city.
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Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Take a walking tour of the Citadel
  • Ride over the distinctive Thanh Toan Bridge to visit a nearby market and agricultural museum
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch in a local pagoda
  • Learn about the brutality of the Tiger Arena and then juxtapose it with a relaxing cruise along the Perfume River
  • Explore the most sacred temple of Hue – the 7-tiered Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Visit the colourful local Dong Ba market
Full description
Packed with temples, tombs, palaces and pagodas, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and a must-stop on any itinerary. This full-day small group tour (maximum 12 passengers) will take in the best of the city, from the art and architecture to the celebrated food and culture.

You will be joined by an expert local guide who will give you insights into local life in Hue. Start your Hue city tour with a visit to the colorful Dong Ba market. Then, head to the Citadel. It’s within these 2-meter-thick and 10-kilometer-long walls that you’ll find several of the city’s best sights, from the many ornate pagodas to the Forbidden Purple City. Continue your ride to Thanh Toan Bridge, an ornate covered bridge hard to find without local knowledge.

Further immerse yourself in the best of Hue countryside with a ride through stunning surroundings, past rice paddies, to a small village that specializes in making incense sticks. Drop by a local pagoda for a traditional vegetarian lunch and a chance to chat with the monks/nuns to learn more about Buddhism and gain an insight into their daily lives.

After lunch, your tour continues with the visit to one of the most impressive emperor’s tombs to take in its astonishing architectural beauty. From there, head to Tiger Arena, where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperors right up until 1904.

After a day taking in the many sights of Hue, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the area. Take in the magic of Hue’s most sacred temple before your tour ends.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Transportation as indicated
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress to a modest standard with shoulders and knees covered
• Children under 12 are not permitted on this tour
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Product ID: 10712