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Hue Heritage Tour: Full Day from Hoi An

Product ID: 36930
Experience the Cultural World Heritage of Hue on a full-day tour and learn about the city’s dynastic history. Tour the Citadel: the Imperial City, the Emperor’s Private Residence, the Perfume River boat ride, Thien Mu Pagoda and Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Please provide your hotel address and room number or details of other accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover Hue’s World Cultural Heritage complex of monuments
  • Tour the Imperial City, Forbidden City, and Emperor's Private Residence
  • Take a boat ride on the Perfume River
  • Stop at the Thien Mu pagoda, a Buddhist monastery
  • Enjoy a local lunch
  • Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the Eastern Sea to the world-famous Hai Van pass
Full description
When you arrive in Hue, your visit stop will at the Citadel, Hue’s premier attraction. On your morning tour of the site you’ll see the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Emperor's Private Residence.

Following the Citadel visit you’ll have a short break for lunch, followed by a boat trip on the Perfume River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. This is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601.

One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963 drove to Saigon and set himself on fire in protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and followers.

Your final visit of the day will be to the Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed using feng shui principles, and built to blend in with its natural surroundings.
  • Transfers and transportation as per the itinerary
  • Boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note that visitors are required to wear shirts with sleeves and pants that cover the knees when visiting the Hue Citadel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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My best experience in Vietnam.

Our guide Minh was so adorable, I wish we could talk more... He reminds me a lot to my uncle. He explained very well and waited for us patiently. Our driver Dinh also drive carefully and very well. Our time in Hue was too short. I wish I could lengthen our stay there.

March 3, 2017

Excellent guide and interesting tour

Our guide Eric really made the tour, he knew all the history of the places we were visiting and made it a very interesting experience. We visited the pagoda, forbidden city and the tomb as well as stops along the way for interesting landmarks such as the place that used to divide north and south, and the good beach in hue. I really enjoyed myself and would thoroughly recommend

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June 27, 2016

If you have a chance you should go there.

January 8, 2020

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Hoi An Express

Product ID: 36930