Private Hue: Imperial City Full Day

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Sailing, yachting and motor boating
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Boat tour, water sports and marine wildlife
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  • duration 8 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Hue, Vietnam
  • Ends Hue, Vietnam
  • Take a walking tour of the Citadel, the former imperial capital of Vietnam
  • Discover and taste Vietnamese traditional tea at a local tea house
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch in a local pagoda
  • Explore Tu Duc emperor's tomb and relax on a boat trip along the Perfume River
The Private Hue: Imperial City Full Day tour starts and ends in Hue. The Private Hue: Imperial City Full Day is a sailing, yachting and motor boating tour that takes 8 hours.

Experience Hue and its surroundings by bus, on foot, and by boat. With a visit to the Citadel, royal tomb, a produce market, lunch at a local pagoda, Vietnamese green tea, and a chilled-out river cruise, this Hue tour fits the greatest hits of Hue into one remarkable day.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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Based on 802 reviews
  • Mrs. Kathryn
  • On Sep 03 2016
5 - Excellent
Mrs. Kathryn's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“I was extremely fortunate to have a fabulous guide, Wawa, and also to be the only person on the tour that day. As a result, I had a one-to-one experience, and I was able to ask many questions and learn a great deal from her, especially about Buddhism, which proved very helpful when I visited temples on the rest of my trip in Thailand.”
  • Mrs. Hilary
  • On Mar 10 2016
5 - Excellent
Mrs. Hilary's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“We had a brilliant time, although we were very tired both mentally and physically as the day covered so much. Ivan was very enthusiastic and knowledgable, spoke excellent English and was good fun.”
  • Mr. Julie
  • On Apr 18 2016
4 - Very Good
Mr. Julie's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“I did a Convicts and Colonials Tour in Fremantle, WA with Bernie. Only one in group. She was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I had lots of opportunities to take photos. Great way to see things that the bus tours don't show you. I finished up the tour with some lovely fish and chips overlooking the harbour.”

Packed with temples, tombs, palaces, and pagodas, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and a must-stop on any itinerary. This full-day Hue city tour will take in the best of the city, from the art and architecture to the celebrated food and culture.    

Start your Hue city tour with a visit into the streets and wander over to the Citadel. It's within these two metre-thick and 10 kilometre-long walls that you'll find several of the city's best sites, from the many ornate pagodas to the Forbidden Purple City. 

Afterward, stop at a local tea house to taste some of the best Vietnamese flavoured green teas served with some authentic snacks such as sweetened lotus seeds and green bean cake. Explore the best of it all before stopping for a vegetarian lunch in a local pagoda. Enjoy a traditional meal and have the chance to chat with the monks to learn more about Buddhism and gain an insight into their daily lives. 

After lunch, our Hue tour continues with a short bus ride through the stunning surrounds,  passing a village that specialises in making incense to learn about this ancient art. We will also make a stop at Vong Canh Hill, home to the remains of  American bunkers to take photos before continuing on to one of the impressive emperor's tombs, Tu Duc Tomb. 

We'll then pay a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a sprawling temple complex that is perched on a hill overlooking the Perfume River.  After a day taking in the many sights, relax with a boat trip along the peaceful Perfume River and take in the magic of this meandering river. 

Finally, visit the colorful Dong Ba market, which will energise your senses with its sights, sounds, and smells. This is the ideal place to soak up every day Vietnamese life, and your local guide will show you to some of the traditional foods and introduce you to the local vendors before returning to your hotel to enjoy the rest of your evening. 

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Hue Imperial City Full Day group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.


  • Vegetarian lunch at local pagoda
  • Return transportation
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Vietnamese tea and snack
  • Boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Citadel and Tu Duc Tomb entrance tickets.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for driver or guide.
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Cancellation for this Private Hue: Imperial City Full Day tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 15 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 June 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Private Hue: Imperial City Full Day tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Private Hue: Imperial City Full Day tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hue.

Meeting end point :

Drop off at centrally located hotels in Hue.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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