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Private Ancient Capital Highlights Tour

By ODC Tours
3 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is AU$391 per traveller* *Get a lower price by selecting multiple travellers
  • Sights, history & culture of Hue city in a full-day tour
  • Scenic boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue's illustrious Imperial City, built in the 18th century
  • Visits to King Tu Duc & Khai Dinh's beautiful tombs
  • Tasty & replenishing lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant

Activity location

  • Multiple Locations Visited
    • Hue, Vietnam

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
    • Hue, Vietnam

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  • Activity duration is 9 hours9h9h
  • English
  • Food only
Language options: English
Starting time: 8:00 am
Price details
AU$391.40 x 1 TravellerAU$391.40

Price is AU$391.40

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedPrivate guided tour of Hue
  • What's includedWhat's includedBoat ride
  • What's includedWhat's includedAdmission fees
  • What's includedWhat's includedLunch
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport to and from most Hue hotels
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedTravel insurance
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedDrink
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedExtra food and drinks
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedTips and personal expenses

Know before you book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Hue hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Explore the ancient capital that once served the emperors of Vietnam. On this private tour, visit the UNESCO-listed historic sites of Hue City, learning of the deep heritage that shaped the country. As you pass pagodas, the Imperial City, and tombs of kings, uncover Vietnam's rich and diverse culture.

Get picked up from your hotel and start exploring Hue with your guide. First, take a scenic boat trip up the Perfume River to Thein Mu Pagoda. A symbol of the city, the pagoda features 7 succeeding stories that are each dedicated to a different Buddha, and a large statue of a marble turtle—a symbol of longevity. Returning to the main city, make your way to Hue's sprawling Imperial City. The citadel, once the home of the royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty, features ornate gardens and lavish pagodas within its grounds, which are surrounded by thick, 20-foot (6-m) walls.

After touring the Imperial City and learning about its dramatic history, break for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Tomb of King Tu Duc, which is situated in a valley the Duong Xuan mountain range. The illustrious tomb spans 1,174 acres (475 hectares) and is filled with gardens and temples. Continue next to the Tomb of Khai Dinh, a palace featuring an elaborate mix of European and Asian architecture that sits on the slopes of Chau E Mountain. Conclude your tour by being driven back to your hotel having seen Hue's most historic and beautiful sights.


Activity location

  • LOB_ACTIVITIESLOB_ACTIVITIESMultiple Locations Visited
    • Hue, Vietnam

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEHotel Pickup
    • Hue, Vietnam