Vietnam

Essential Hue City

Book Now

day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Explore the elegant town of Hue
  • former capital of dynastic Vietnam
  • Wander the quaint streets of the Imperial City
  • Visit Hue Citadel & walk alongside the impressive Perfume River
  • Uncover the secrets of the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh

tour details

Enjoy a tour around elegant Hue – the former capital of the last Dynasty of Vietnam. In its elegant setting on the banks of the Huong Giang, you’ll discover that the city has preserved its cultural heritage including music, the arts and many traditions.
You’ll explore the Imperial City of Hue, with a first stop at the Hue Citadel. The Citadel is situated on the northern bank of the Perfume River. Built by Emperor Gia Long, it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. You’ll wander through the Citadel to admire Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You’ll also visit one of the three beautiful mausoleums around Hue.

tour description

Located in Central Vietnam, Hue was the former capital of the last Dynasty of Vietnam and has an elegant setting on the banks of the Huong Giang or Perfume River surrounded by lush green hills. Founded as a Royal city in 1687, this small and quiet city is known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen dynasty. The city has preserved its cultural heritage including music, the arts and many other traditions and is probably the best place in Vietnam to get a sense of the past and imperial court life.

Explore the Imperial City of Hue. The first stop is the Hue Citadel. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and in the centre the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

includes

Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance fees
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)

    excludes

    Meals
      Tour code: HUIDDHCT

      Share this package