Hue Heritage Tour: Full Day from Hoi An

3.8 / 5

28 reviews

Hue Heritage Tour: Full Day from Hoi An

From £64.01 per person

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.

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Duration 10 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Please book adult tickets for any additional children.
    • Please note that visitors are required to wear shirts with sleeves and pants that cover the knees when visiting the Hue Citadel.
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    3.8 /5

    based on 28 reviews

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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.

    3 March 2017

    A worthwhile excursion with everything important in quick succession

    Lots of things to do for a day. There were two of us and a guide plus driver. Car was ok, sit well. Guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job in Hue. Unfortunately he said very little or nothing during the trip. Driving to and from Hoi An takes 5 to 6 hours in the car. Then there were only a few hours left for Hue, actually too few. Go through everything a little too quickly. Otherwise very good selection of sights with very good food and a break in between.

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    20 February 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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    27 June 2016

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