Hue, Vietnam
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  • Hue: Historical Tour from Hoi An

    1. 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 r...

  • Hue: Private Customizable Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    2. Hue: Private Customizable Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    Get picked up from any city hotel by your private English-speaking guide and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. With the help of your guide, create your very own full-day itinerary according to the attractions and places in or around Hue that you would like to visit. Design your itinerary for full 8-hours and follow your guide to explore places around the old capital of the Lam Ap Kingdom located in central Vietnam. Choose from some of the most popular sites listed below to start your itinerary or suggest something new. - Hue Imperial City - Local People's Committee building - Pagoda of the Celestial Lady - Hue Railway Station - Tomb of Emperor Khải Định - Trường Tiền Bridge

  • Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

    3. Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

    Your tour driver will take you to a selection of historic and natural highlights around Hue. Some of the highlights you may visit include: Thanh Toan Bridge: a rare arched wooden bridge that is comparable with the famous Japanese bridge in Hoi An. The bridge is situated right next to the local market, where you can experience a little of local life. Tu Duc Tomb: the tomb was built between 1864 and 1867 while the Emperor was still alive. It’s a sprawling complex set around a lake where the Emperor spent much of the summer. Minh Mang Tomb: this is the tomb of the most beloved emperor and is also widely considered to be the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. It is renowned for its architecture that harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings. Khai Dinh Tomb: this royal tomb displays a perfect fusion of Western and Eastern architecture. Emperor Khai Dinh was as controversial ...

  • From Hue: Vinh Moc Tunnels and More by Private Car

    4. From Hue: Vinh Moc Tunnels and More by Private Car

    Start the tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Hue and depart on a round-trip private experience to the Vinh Moc tunnels. With the careful guidance of your friendly driver, your first will visit will be to La Vang Holy Land, considered to be one of the most important places of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics in Vietnam due to its history and iconic statue of Mary. Next, see the Hien Luong Bridge, the bridge spanning the Ben Hai River that connected the former North and South Vietnam and symbolizes the unity between the two warring areas of the country. Arrive at the main attraction of the tour, the Vinh Moc tunnels, a complex of underground tunnels that were strategically made and sheltered hundreds of villagers during the war. After stopping at all destinations on your Hue to Vinh Moc tunnels trip, your driver will take you back to Hue city and drop you off at your hotel.

  • Hoi An to Hue: Private Car Sightseeing Tour

    5. Hoi An to Hue: Private Car Sightseeing Tour

    After departing from Hoi An, you will travel in comfort with an air-conditioned car to your first point of call, Marble Mountain. This is a popular place for spiritual retreat and pilgrimage, with remnants of the Champa civilization and caves held inside the mountains. These are natural caves formed by erosion, water and the passage of time. Following Marble Mountain, you will proceed onward to Cham Museum, before heading on to Hai Van Pass. On a trip from from Hoi An to Hue, you shouldn’t miss passing over Hai Van Pass, Hai Van Pass is located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city. It is the highest and the most beautiful pass in Vietnam (about 500 meters above sea level), and it is the final mountain belonging to Truong Son. On top of the pass, the trail of ancestors is still present, and you can take in amazing sights which are perfect for photo opp...

  • From Hue: Private 1-Way or Rountrip Tour to Hoi An

    6. From Hue: Private 1-Way or Rountrip Tour to Hoi An

    Create your very own full-day itinerary and explore Hoi An according to the attractions and places in or around Hoi An that you would love to visit.  Get picked up from your hotel in Hue by your private English-speaking driver and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the most popular sites like Hoi An Old Quarter, Hoi An Lanterns, Hoi An Japanese Bridge, and An Bang Beach. Benefit from the flexible options of a 12-hour roundtrip from Hue or simply a 6-hour 1-way trip which ends at Hoi An.

  • From Hue: Private DMZ Tour

    7. From Hue: Private DMZ Tour

    Start with pickup in the morning from your accommodation in Hue. From there, head to Dong Ha town where the local guide will board the vehicle to begin the tour. The first stop is Doc Mieu Base, one of the front lines. Learn how the Americans set up a group of firebases on a ridge of hills looking across the DMZ and the Ben Hai River. Gain a deeper knowledge of the history and listen to meaningful stories from your English-speaking guide. Continue to the next stop, Hien Luong Bridge. This bridge is located in the 17th Parallel and during the Vietnam war, it was bisected between South and North Vietnam. Go to the last stop and one of the main highlights, the Vinh Moc underground tunnels. Hear how they were used as a refuge to survive from all the bomb attacks during the war. Before heading back to Hue City, stop by a local restaurant to have an authentic Vietnamese lunch. The tour end...

  • Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

    8. Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Hue and head to the first stop of the tour, Minh Mang Tomb. The site is considered one of the best examples of Nguyen Dynasty architecture and artwork, and is set within a beautifully landscaped garden. Next, proceed to Khai Dinh Tomb. This tomb is situated in the Chau Mountains, in between scenic pine, cassava, and sugar cane farms. The tomb's architecture is a blend of East and West. It took eleven years to build and was completed in 1931. Then, continue to Tu Duc Tomb, located in an area of rolling hills and pine trees 7km outside Hue. The tranquil grounds are filled with trees, ponds, and pavilions where Tu Duc used to write poetry. Emperor Tu Duc had his tomb built 16 years prior to his death and actually wrote his own biography prior to his death. The last stop of the trip will be the Thien Mu Pagoda. It is the oldest religious structure i...

  • Hue Private City Tour: Thien Mu Pagoda, Dragon Boat & Crafts

    9. Hue Private City Tour: Thien Mu Pagoda, Dragon Boat & Crafts

    Hue known as the capital city of Vietnam where the Nguyen dynasty ruled from 1802-1945. Your private tour guide will pick up you at your hotel at 7:45 AM and you will start your day visiting some famous sites, such as Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb. You'll also get the chance to visit DongBa market and villages where conical hats and incense are made. This private excursion gives you an opportunity to explore not only the imperial citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda and Perfume River, but also the real life of local people which is off the beaten track in a rural village.  Hue owes its charm partly to its location on the Perfume River – picturesque on a clear day, atmospheric even in less flattering weather. It is also the location of palaces, pagodas, tombs and temples, culture and cuisine, history and heartbreak – there’s no shortage of poetic pairings to describe Hue which is recogniz...

  • Hue: Imperial City Guided Walking and Pedicab Combo Tour

    10. Hue: Imperial City Guided Walking and Pedicab Combo Tour

    The tour guide will meet you directly at your hotel lobby and you will then depart from the city centre and head to the Huong River. Begin with a walking tour along the river. Here you will be able to admire wonderful views along the river banks, and learn more about the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty.  Next stop is the Imperial City of Hue. The guide will lead you around the expansive site and share interesting stories and facts as you go. Discover the forbidden city and the gated courtyard, as well as several gardens, pavilions, and theaters. After visiting the Imperial city, hop on a pedicab to explore the area around the Citadel. Make several stops at interesting places along the way, such as the Fine Art Museum, and the beautiful royal garden of Tinh Tam Lake. See many old monuments that feature sophisticated architectural patterns in harmony with nature.

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What people are saying about Hue, Vietnam

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 167 reviews

We only booked the evening before at 6 p.m. and had a nice confirmation directly via the whatts app. The trip with Mr. thý was an incredibly impressive experience. We were picked up right on time at the hotel in the old town, and received totally nice. We got an incredible amount of information about Vietnam, the DMZ, people's attitudes and contexts in mega good English. The lunch was simply an incredibly great and delicious experience. the car and driver were well looked after, safe and very careful .... would book it again !! We were back at the hotel at 6.30pm.

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

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

Very informative and interesting tour. Very well organized.

Very nice trip with a a very serviceminded driver Mr. Kin.