Imperial Citadel

Hue City Tour Full Day - Small Group

Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue Citadel - Tu Duc Tomb - Khai Dinh Tomb


Chances are you’ve heard of the Forbidden City in China — a city built just for the Emperor and his entourage. But did you know that Vietnam had a similar city? Since the Nguyen Dynasty was based here for so long, Hue is often still referred to as “Vietnam’s Imperial City.” And the things you can do here largely reflect this interesting history. Come to Hue , please visit popular tourist attractions in Hue City: Imperial  Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh’s Tomb, Tu Duc’s Tomb … Hue City Tour full day is your best choice. You will discover most of the highlights in the city of Hue and take a relaxing cruise on the Perfume River.

Duration: 1 day
Departure: Daily departure from Hue City center
Daily departure from Hue City center
Theme: Traditional culture
Suitable: Family with children, Active traveler


  • Visit famous landmarks in Hue: Imperial Citadel, Forbidden Purple City, Tombs of Kings Minh Mang and Khai Dinh, Thien Mu Pagoda.
  • Enjoy delicious local dishes of Hue.
  • Visit the conical hat and incense stick making villages.


Full Day: Hue City Tour

8:00 - 8:15 Our local tourguide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue then transfer to boat station. Enjoy the scenery of Hue city on the way.

08:30 Enjoy your wonderful day by taking a boat trip run along Perfume river to visit the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Thien Mu pagoda is one of the most beautiful and ancient architectural structures of worshiping in Vietnam now. Thien Mu Pagoda has become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hue City now.

Continue your journey to discover the Imperial Citadel then make your way to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum to see a collection of ornaments. Hue Royal Antiquities Museum where preserves royal treasures has a history with many changes.

The main exhibition house of the present museum used to be a palace under Nguyen Dynasty, called Long An Palace. It was built in 1845 by Thieu Tri King, located on the north of Ngu Ha River. It was a type of “isolated palace” for the king.

Then visit Dong Ba market, the biggest and most significant market in Hue in particular and Central Viet Nam in general. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvernirs can be found in Dong Ba market

12:00 - 12:30: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Hue.

After a break for lunch, you will visit Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to learn more about the Royal’s life.

Then visit the Incense to observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incense and Conical Hat making villages to see and learn how the locals make the conical hat ( non la). Non la - traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of women.

Go back to Tourist Information Center in 45-47 Le Loi Street at around 17:00.

Tour ends.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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14 January, 2018


The tour, arranged by BestPrice Travel (Hanoi), was excellent. Our guide, Ms. Anh, was extremely knowledgeable and had no problem answering our many questions. We started with a boat trip along the atmospheric Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, afterwards visiting the tombs of Minh Mang and Khai… More


Ms.Antoinette Cooney


6 July, 2017

We just got back from our day tour with Mr HOA, and it was fantastic! The city is an amazing place, with lots to see and do, and we had a great group of lovely people! Deluxe Group Tours organized everything, and it all ran so smoothly. Great job Hoa, really appreciate your efforts in making this so… More


Ms.Patricia Wray


22 February, 2017

excellent plus

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Mr.L Matthews


17 August, 2016

Thank you for organising our day tour of Hue today. We had a great guide named Le Duc Tuan from Deluxe Group Tours. He was very friendly and knowledgeable so we had a very successful tour of the citadel and tombs so will go home thinking that we now have a reasonably good understanding.We went to the… More

Mr. Tim Vidler


6 May, 2015

the service was excellent and the guide was the best we had in Vietnam. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and spoke very good English


Mr.Jason Han

United States

8 March, 2015

It was a beautiful tour of the city. The tour guide was very entertaining as well as knowledgeable about the city, its sites, and history. I highly recommend this tour


Mr.John Wallace

United Kingdom

6 December, 2014

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