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Hue Heritage Tour: Full Day from Hoi An

3.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

Hue Heritage Tour: Full Day from Hoi An

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From US$ 89 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 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hoi An City Center (Except South Hoi An area)
Private or small groups available


  • 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
Choose between a shared or private tour to explore Hue and visit 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 guides (other languages available upon request with surcharge)
  • 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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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 29 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.

March 3, 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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February 20, 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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June 27, 2016

Product ID: 36930