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Imperial City, Hue: Tour from Hoi An and Da Nang

1. Imperial City, Hue: Tour from Hoi An and Da Nang

Travel back to the Nguyen Dynasty on a multi-stop tour from Hoi An and Da Nang to Hue. See the Imperial City, the Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Get a taste of Hue cuisine during lunch at a local restaurant. Following pickup in Hoi An, the journey to Hue begins by crossing one of the best coastal roads in the world, the Hai Van Pass. Take advantage of a 30-minute stop at the peak and 5 minutes to take photos at Lang Co Beach.  After a final round of pickup in Da Nang, visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, a blend of Western and Eastern architecture constructed between 1920-1931. Then, enjoy lunch at a local specialty restaurant serving Hue-style dishes.  With a full stomach of local cuisine, continue to Hue’s main attraction, the Imperial Citadel. Once the home of the Nguyen Emperor, the citadel also contains the Forbidden Purple City. Explore Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s largest pagoda. Built in 1601, it is the subject of many local folk rhymes and is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue. Finish the day with drop-off back in Da Nang and Hoi An.

Half-Day Hue Imperial City Tour

2. Half-Day Hue Imperial City Tour

Explore Hue and find out the charm of the city. While exploring the picturesque and beautiful city, tourists and regular visitors also find that it is a quiet and peaceful place. The unique atmosphere here is made up of elements of Vietnamese culture. Some of the city's most notable features are feudal architecture. From here, visitors can glimpse the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam. Our first stop is Dong Ba market, the largest market in Hue and also a trading place of many small businesses. This place best depicts the daily life of the locals. The massive Hue Citadel is the most well-known and iconic site in Hue. Begun in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, it is actually a sprawling complex comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and beautiful gardens, all laid out in a series of concentric circles. We also visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum. There you can admire artifacts, as well as learn about the ancient royal life of this city. After that, we will go to Thien Mu Pagoda - a historic pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River in Hue, Vietnam. Apart from their scenic riverside and hilltop location, the Thien Mu Pagoda and its environs are also rich in history, standing witness to almost four hundred years of tumultuous nation-building in Vietnam. Take a boat trip on the Perfume River back to Hue center.

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4.3 / 5

based on 74 reviews

I booked the tour from Danang to Hue with Hoi An Express and had the chance to visit the magnificent Imperial City, the Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Our guide Tom was knowledgeable and friendly, providing a wealth of information about the history and culture of the area. Our driver Nam was excellent! We had a delicious 7-course lunch and traveled in a comfortable car with excellent AC. The scenic route to Hue added to the overall experience. The Imperial City was stunning, with its rich history and attention to detail in restoration. The Thien Mu Pagoda was a fascinating visit, where I also learned about the religions in Vietnam and the life of the monks. The Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh was a unique blend of traditional Vietnamese and European architectural styles. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. The combination of scenic drives, historical sightseeing, and an attentive guide and driver made for a truly memorable experience.

It was very exciting to deal with the Vietnam War and to drive through the region on the traces of the actions. Our guide was a veteran which made it even more interesting. Would recommend for history buffs! The group was very small (7 people) which was also nice.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and given that we booked it last minute, we were the only ones in the tour and he made sure we had a great day.

The road to Hue its long but has nice view from the vehicle. The guide Bao its a well know guide very friendly and polite.

Very nice tour! Learned a lot about the ancient city and history of Hue. Will 10/10 recommend!!