1. Vietnam
  2. Thua Thien-Hue
  3. Hue, Vietnam
  4. Imperial City, Hue

Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

Product ID: 132165
Journey through the fascinating past of Vietnam’s former imperial capital on a day trip to Hue from Da Nang. See the ancient citadel, visit the working Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient citadel of Hue
  • Experience the natural beauty of Ocean Cloud Pass and Lang Co Beach
  • Visit the working Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Learn the history of the former imperial capital of Vietnam
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Da Nang, and then travel to the former imperial capital of Vietnam to see the sights of Hue. Experience the natural beauty of the Hai Van Pass, and get stunning views of Ocean Cloud Pass and Lang Co Beach before arrival.

Visit the ancient citadel to see highlights such as the Forbidden Purple City and Emperor's Private Residence. Continue to the 17th-century working Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of the city. See the car that belonged to a former monk who drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime's cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and their followers.

After, visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking guide (other languages available on request)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses, such as shopping, telephone calls, and beverages

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Meeting point

Da Nang Cham Museum - Entrance gate Hotel at Vo Nguyen Giap, Vo Van Kiet, Nguyen Van Thoai, Pham Van Dong, Truong Sa Street.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    3.8 / 5
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The tour is perfectly organized, but I was not satisfied due to personal expectations, perhaps too high. That is, perhaps they are too few 4 hours à Hue (we leave at 8, we arrive at 11, we go to eat, at 12 we leave for the first site of interest, so until 16.30 when we return to Da Nang). Do say, ok I was there, Hue done. But that's not what interests me. Instead there are people for whom this tour is perfect and satisfying, especially if you have little time to devote to Hue. It also made me think "thank goodness I didn't waste a night sleeping there". The majesty of the monuments is surprising, but among all the Mausoleums that are there, why just that? I didn't understand it because Vietnamese English is really incomprehensible, even though the guide was very kind and smiling. Then pagoda and imperial palace, both beautiful. If you have to choose between Hoi An (Folklore) and Hue (history), go to Hoi An, easy even without a guide.

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17 November 2019

Too expensive for the service received

We booked this tour with the hope of knowing more about the history and culture of Hué, but we were quite disappointed by the English skills of the guide. Even though he was really trying, we had difficulties in understanding what he said. Moreover, they picked us up 30 minutes later than expected because the car broke on the way.

23 September 2019

The tour is perfectly organized, but I was not satisfied due to personal expectations, perhaps too high. That is, perhaps they are too few 4 hours à Hue (we leave at 8, we arrive at 11, we go to eat, at 12 we leave for the first site of interest, so until 16.30 when we return to Da Nang). Do say, ok I was there, Hue done. But that's not what interests me. Instead there are people for whom this tour is perfect and satisfying, especially if you have little time to devote to Hue. It also made me think "thank goodness I didn't waste a night sleeping there". The majesty of the monuments is surprising, but among all the Mausoleums that are there, why just that? I didn't understand it because Vietnamese English is really incomprehensible, even though the guide was very kind and smiling. Then pagoda and imperial palace, both beautiful. If you have to choose between Hoi An (Folklore) and Hue (history), go to Hoi An, easy even without a guide.

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17 November 2019

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Barri Ann Travel (BAT)

Product ID: 132165