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Hue Full Day City Tour | Private visit Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda & 3 Royal Tombs

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Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue Vietnam

Our private Hue Full Day City Tour has to start at the amazing 19th century Citadel of Hue which surrounds the original Imperial City, the Purple Forbidden Palace and various ancient monuments. More recently in 1968, and during the Tet Offensive, the most famous “Battle of Hue” resulted in enormous damage to both the city and Citadel – you will see signs of this and rebuilding works to this day.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Thien Mu Pagoda, Kim Long Road, Hue Vietnam

We must eventually leave the Citadel of Hue and its intriguing history to visit the very special Thien Mu (Heavenly Lady) pagoda overlooking the Perfume River which at 7 stories high originally built in 1601. If time permits we will arrange a private Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River from city to Pagoda for you to enjoy the peaceful vibe of the city from the boat. This comes with an extra charge of $15/ single boat, please note to us.

Returning to Hue city we visit Bun Bo Ly Thuong Kiet, an amazing Hue local restaurant where you can try Bun Bo Hue. It is a must-eat Hue specialty that you have to try while in the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Tu Duc, Tay Nhat Hamlet, An Cuu Village, Hue 530000 Vietnam

In the later half of your Private Hue Full Day City Tour, we will take you to visit Tu Duc royal tomb. There are 7 Hue Imperial tombs built by the Nguyen kings along the Perfume River and in the surrounding countryside. Located in a narrow valley 8 km from Hue in Duong Xuan Thuong village, Tu Duc’s tomb is one of the most beautifully designed complexes and is embedded in a lush pine forest. Together with my team, you will hear story of Emperor Tu Duc and admire his quiet and peaceful work of art.

You will also have chance to visit the Incense village and make yourself this craft work.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Minh Mang, Huong Tho, Hurong Tra, Hue 530000 Vietnam

The Art of Discipline

Minh Mang Tomb is about 20 kilometer away from Hue Center. The red and yellow lacquer building combined with the straight line of palaces will speak a lot about the Emperor’s personality himself.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Khai Dinh, Thuy Bang Commune, Huong Thuy, 530000 Vietnam

The Fusion Art

The end of your day in Hue, we will visit the Royal tomb of Khai Dinh. This Hue attraction is a special Hue tomb that was built during the transition of Vietnam into colonized era by France. You will be amazed by its fusion art and architecture.

Duration: 45 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup in Hue City Center
Departure Time
8:00 AM
  • Pick up and drop off at hotel
  • Hue private car with first class service and cleanliness
  • Bun Bo Hue for lunch
  • Water and Tissue
  • Entry/Admission - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Entrance Fee
  • Private Dragon Boat trip on Perfume River, extra $15/ single boat per group under 6
  • Personal Expense
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Tu Duc
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Minh Mang
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Khai Dinh
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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My husband and I booked a last minute Hue tour and had a fantastic day with My exploring the Imperial City and 3 different Emperor tombs! We were promptly picked up in a nice car (at the time of our choosing - we wanted to start early). We headed straight over to the Imperial
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I can't fault this tour. It was a full on day and I did try to cram a lot into the day. I wouldn't change anything and planning a return visit and dedicating a lot more time to the city .
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  • Languages Offered: English
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