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The Hue Imperial Citadel History Tour | From Hoi An & Da Nang

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Overview

Explore the wonders of Hue Imperial City and discover the true appeal of the ancient metropolis. Visit the city's most iconic attractions and sample the famous Hue cuisine on a tour that is perfectly tailored to culture craving travelers of all ages.

Quick Facts

  • Visit the Hue Imperial City
  • Sample a variety of local dishes
  • Cruise the Perfume River on a dragon boat
  • Drive the scenic Hai Van Pass
  • Included
  • 10 hours
  • All year long
  • English

Activities

  • City
  • Cruise
  • Culture
  • Food
  • History
  • Sightseeing

Highlights

  • Hue Imperial City
  • Perfume River
  • Hai Van Pass

Description

The day will start with a pick up at your hotel in either Hoi An or Danang. From there, you'll cross one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Vietnam, the Hai Van Pass. You will stop at a towering peak for a breathtaking view of the valley and the coast.

After making a brief photo stop at Lang Co Beach, you'll head to the Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh King. This monument was built in the 1920s in honor of Khai Dịnh, the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty.

During the next stop, you will have the opportunity to sample various Hue delicacies in a local restaurant where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch. 

After a pleasant lunch, it's time for the main attraction of the day, the Imperial Citadel of Hue. The citadel is an impressive collection of buildings that served as the imperial capital of Vietnam in the 1800s.

From the Imperial Citadel, you'll head to Thien Mu Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Hue and the unofficial symbol of the city.

For the last section of the tour, you'll cruise down the beautiful Perfume River on the symbolic dragon boat while enjoying the picturesque view of the surrounding jungle. 

The ship will take you to Hue city center, where you'll jump back on the bus and head to your hotel. Should you be staying in Da Nang, you can expect to reach your hotel at approximately 6:30 PM, but at around 7:15 PM if you are staying in Hoi An.

Good to know

What's included?

  • Dragon boat cruise
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Any additional purchases
  • Drinks