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Hue City Full-Day Tour

1. Hue City Full-Day Tour

Discover the sights and sounds of Hue, the former Imperial capital of Vietnam. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city sits on the banks of the delightful Perfume River, where you will find amazing citadels, fabulous palaces, and royal tombs. Many of the sites can be reached by river, and on this full-day private tour a boat cruise is part of the program. You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide, who will take you down to the river for your cruise. Sail along the romantically named Perfume River, seeing Hue’s best-known religious sites, such as the Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue your journey by land, visiting the Imperial Citadel, from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. See the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, 9 Dynastic Urns, 9 Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. After a break for lunch, visit Khai Dinh King’s Tomb and discover the blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Then visit Minh Mang King’s Tomb, where one is sure to be impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. Continue to conical hat village, an incense stick-making village. The guided tour will give you a deep understanding about the king’s philosophy of geomancy, and how this affected royal life.

Hue Half-Day Tour with Boat Trip and Sightseeing

2. Hue Half-Day Tour with Boat Trip and Sightseeing

Explore the city of Hue on a half-day tour. Visit various local sights and attractions as you learn about the former imperial capital of Vietnam and see how people live there today. In the morning, begin with a trip to Dong Ba Market, where you can watch locals buying and selling goods. Then board a dragon boat made of teak wood and ride down the Perfume River. Upon arriving at the Thien Mu pagoda, get out and explore the historic tower. Next you will enter the Imperial Citadel, the home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then make your way to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum to see a collection of ornaments from that time.

Hoi An/Da Nang: Hue City Private Tour

3. Hoi An/Da Nang: Hue City Private Tour

At 8 AM, get picked up from the lobby of your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi. Meet your private driver and climb into a comfortable modern vehicle. Set off for Hue City making a couple of stops for sightseeing and incredible natural scenery along the way. Drive through the Hai Van Pass where you will immerse yourself in a sea of clouds. Also, pass by the stunning Lang Co Bay, and Lap An Lagoon to take in the magnificent views. Arrive in Hue and meet your private English-speaking tour guide who will join you for the entire city tour. First, visit Khai Dinh Tomb - built for the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty and blending Western and Eastern architecture. Then, head over to Minh Mang Tomb, built on the west bank of the Perfume River and dedicated to Minh Mang and his empress. After this, stop for lunch in Hue at a local restaurant. Once you have refueled, continue the tour with a visit to the Citadel, also known as The Imperial City. Explore this Unesco World Heritage Site, a walled enclosure and the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Next, see the Thien Mu Pagoda - an impressive 7-story pagoda which is regarded as an iconic symbol of the city. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi An, returning by around 7:30 PM.

Explore the Famous Phong Nha Cave on a Guided Tour from Hue

4. Explore the Famous Phong Nha Cave on a Guided Tour from Hue

Begin your full day tour with a 6:45 AM pick up from your hotel in Hue and depart for the 2.5 hour journey to the Phong Nha Caves. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, before boarding a boat to cruise along the river to reach Phong Nha Cave. The deeper the vessel navigates into the caves, the more magical your surroundings will become and you can marvel at the phenomenal natural aspects in your sight. Marvel at the formations that have been created over millions of years. After journeying by boat for another 700 m, a large dry passage appears and you can disembark the boat onto dry ground to explore the cave on foot for another 500 m. Seize the chance to discover the remains of the Cham altars and inscriptions inside the exciting cave, before returning to Hue in the late afternoon and arriving back at your hotel around 6.00 PM.

Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

5. Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

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.

From Hue: Tour Discovering Paradise Cave

6. From Hue: Tour Discovering Paradise Cave

Be picked-up from your hotel in Hue City Center and transfered to Quang Binh province by bus. On the way, stop to take photos and visit La Vang Holyland. Around 11:30 AM, arrive at Quang Binh Province. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, begin the excursion to discover Paradise Cave, a cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, UNESCO's World Heritage Site. Its length is 31 kilometers. The widest spot is about 150 meters. Its beauty is praised by tourists in Vietnam. Along the way, see wonderful stalagmites and shimmering stalactites. The cave is simply spectacular. After, head back to Hue city on the Ho Chi Minh trail, via Truong Son martyrs cemetery. Drop off at routed hotel in Hue City Center. End of tour.

From Hue: Tour Discovering the City of Hue

7. From Hue: Tour Discovering the City of Hue

Begin your full day trip with a pickup from a routed hotel in Hue. Start your tour with Minh Mang Tomb. It is the result of the of many intermingled architectural trends: European and Asian, as well as ancient and modern. Then, visit Khai Dinh Tomb - one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest, 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) from Hue. Visit traditional martial arts in Van An. Stop on the way to visit the conicat hat and incense making village. At 12:00 PM have lunch. Continue by car to visit The Citadel, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam. The last place is Thien Mu pagoda, built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest. This Heavenly Lady Pagoda in Hue is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. 

Hue Excursion from Chan May Port

8. Hue Excursion from Chan May Port

You are welcomed at Chan May port with procedure assistance to exit from the cruise and drive through northward to Hue. Today you will spend the day in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 till 1945. We will start the visit to the Imperial Citadel where preserving many traces of the Nguyen emperors during 19th century, continue to  Thien Mu pagoda, Hue's biggest Buddhist temple standing on the bank of the poetic Perfume River with its notable seven-floor tower. After lunch, we will go on to the Tomb of King Tu Duc with atypical old oriental  design, and mingle with Hue people in their exciting life at Dong Ba market (if time available) before driving back to the port for our departure. End of our services.

Hue: DMZ Vinh Moc Tunnels Tour

9. Hue: DMZ Vinh Moc Tunnels Tour

The tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Hue at 06:30 AM. The bus will take you to the Quang Tri province where you will visit several sites. On the way, stop to visit and take photos at Dakrong bridge and Khe Sanh Combat Base. The group will take a rest at a local restaurant and the lunch will be optionally served (lunch is not included in the tour price). In the afternoon, your guide will take you back to visit Vinh Moc Tunnels, a tunnel complex in Quảng Trị, Vietnam. During the Vietnam war it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quảng Trị Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. Then, transfer back to Hue city around 7:30 PM. End of tour in Hue.

Hue: Historical Tour from Hoi An

10. Hue: Historical Tour from Hoi An

After being collected from Hoi An express office at 7:00 AM, embark to spend a day exploring Vietnam's former imperial capital, Hue, with its fascinating historical sights. Your tour will begin with stops to admire the area's natural beauty at Hai Van Pass, where you can view in particular the Ocean Cloud Pass and Lang Co beach, the most beautiful beach in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hue, you will start your visit at the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction. Here you will find the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Emperor's Private Residence. After that, the tour continues to Thien Mu Pagoda. Considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with 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 alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and followers. From here, the tour visits the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. Your tour will conclude with a drop off to the Hoi An express office at 7:00 PM.

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based on 193 reviews

Really good day exploring all the main things in Hue. Our guide was brilliant, told us lots of information and was really funny and personable. There was loads of food for lunch and the tour day was a good pace. Overall, fantastic tour and would recommend

It is true that there are a lot of bus routes but it is very interesting and the tunnels are impressive, that's to do!

The travel guide was very accommodating and spoke English very well. We really enjoyed the tour

Nice tour to the most important places in Hue and surroundings. The guide was also very good.

The tour was very good. The guide had sense of humor. The lunch was delicious.