Delve into the history of Vietnam on this complete guided tour of the ancient capital: Hue. Explore the imperial tombs, the Citadel and the Thien Mu Pagoda, and end the day with a sunset dragon boat ride on the Perfume River.
Hue City Tour
On the morning of your tour, we'll pick you up from your hotel ready to begin our complete guided tour of Hue.
First, we'll take a boat trip to the Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady, a historic seven-storey temple which guards over the Perfume River from its hilltop location. The iconic pagoda has become the symbol of the city thanks to its size, location and beauty.
We'll then head to Hue Citadel, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. After marvelling at its huge flag, the tallest in the country, we'll enter the ancient city to visit the Mandarin Hall, the Ngo Mon Gate, the Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden Purple City, a small enclosure inside the citadel that was reserved only for the emperor.
Halfway through the morning, we'll visit Dong Ba Market, the largest in the area, home to many different food stalls. As well as admiring its old bell tower, you'll have the opportunity to buy typical Vietnamese products. Afterwards, we'll head to a local restaurant, where we'll be served a delicious meal of local Vietnamese delicacies.
After lunch, we'll head to the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, the most beautiful of the seven imperial mausoleums in Hue, inspired by the tombs of the Chinese Ming dynasty. We'll then visit the imperial tomb of Kai Ding, a unique blend of Vietnamese and European art.
Later, we'll visit a small village famous for making incense sticks and the conical hats typical of Vietnam. We'll learn how these are handcrafted, as well as having free time to buy souvenirs and gifts.
At the end of the day, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel in Hue.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Per personUS$ 56.25
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 7 days before (Hue local time) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).