Hue City Tour 1 Day


  • Walking around historical Imperial Citadel (Forbidden City) of Hue City
  • Learning about royal family before and after life with local expert
  • Visiting to the most well-known 7 Floor Thien Mu pagoda
  • Enjoying romantic dragon boat cruise on Perfume River
  • Learning about importance of Buddhism to our local life in Vietnam
  • Enjoy delicious vegetarian lunch cooked and served in Pagoda


8.30am: Our tour guide and driver pick you up from your Hue City Center hotel for Hue City Tour Full Day. We start with a visit to Imperial Citadel (1804 - 1833). It’s within these 21 metre-thick and 10 kilometre-long walls that you’ll find several of the city’s best sites, from the many Ornate Pagodas, Nine Holy Cannons, Flag Tower, Supreme Harmony Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Dynastic Temple,... to the Forbidden Purple City. The area took 29 years for 2 Kings to build from 1804 t0 1833, most of the buildings were destroyed by bombs during the French War and Amerian War, and nowaday they are under restoration.

We then pay a visit to The Oldest and Most Well-known Thien Mu Pagoda, a beautiful Buddhist temple complex that is located on a hill overlooking to the Perfume River built in 1601 by the first founder of the Nguyen Family in Central Vietnam - Nguyen Hoang. Here you also find an old car and picture of a Buddhist Monk, who set himself in fire in 1963 to protest against Ngo Dinh diem Gorvernment of South Vietnam for Free Religion.

After admiring seven tiers Thien Mu Pagoda, we will enjoy Refreshing Dragon Boat Cruise on Perfume River back to Hue city where our driver is waiting to take you to Buddhist Temple for our delicious vegetarian banquet lunch cooked and served in Pagoda.

We continue our Hue City Tour 1 Day with a visit to King Tu Duc Tomb (1864 - 1867), which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque and largest works of architecture of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs, then  we can make a quick stop in Conical Hat and Incense Making Workshop to learn how local people here has been making for their living with traditional craft.

Our Hue City Tour 1 Day continues with a visit the most majestic Tomb of King Minh Mang (1841 - 1843) – This majestic tomb is well-knowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting in beautiful quite area. The tomb was planned during Minh Mang’s reign (1820–1840) but built by his successor, Thieu Tri, from 1841-1843.

Our final sight will be the most elaborate Tomb of King Khai Dinh (1920 - 1931), the tomb’s area is much smaller than the tombs of previous Kings. However, this building is far more elaborately designed than others of its era, being a mix of a number of architectural styles: Vietnamese, Indian and European Styles.

After King Khai Dinh Tomb, our driver and tour guide will drop you back to hotel and finish our fantastic Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise. This Hue City Tour 1 Day is always highly rated on TripAdvisor as one of our Best Hue City Tour & Best Hue One Day Tour with Top Unique Travel Experience!


Tour Price:

Group Size


3 – 5

From 6

Price / Person

56 USD

49 USD

44 USD

Tour Inclusions: Private Transfers (Car/Van, Dragon Boat), Private English speaking tour guide, Entrance tickets (16 USD/person: Citadel and 3 Tombs), Vietnamese Food for lunch , Water during tour, Banking Fee (Money Transfer).

Tour Exclusions: Personal Expenses, Alcohol & Soft Drinks, Tip for tour guide and driver, Anything not mentioned.

Trip Notes:

  • Decent clothes to cover your shoulders and knees are recommended for temples visit please.
  • Please inform us if you would like to have Hue Local Food for lunch instead of Vegetarian (not vegetarian).
  • This itinerary is flexible. Please contact our travel consultant to customize your own itinerary for this Best Hue City Tour.


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Our family had only 1 day in Hue and wanted to visit all the highlights of the city. We booked a full day hue city tour with Adventure Journey after reading their great reviews on TripAdvisor and did not get disappointed. We had an excellent experience with Hung (our tour guide ) visiting around Hue citadel, pagoda, royal tombs by car and dragon boat cruise with informative story of Vietnamese Kings. We suppose to have vegetarian lunch in Pagoda, but Kids preferred to have meat, but local Hue Specialties for lunch were amazing too. We recommend this Hue City Tour with Hung from Adventure Journey to anyone traveling to Hue if you love to learn about history and culture of Hue.


Excellent day trip in Hue if you like to learn about history and culture of Hue and Vietnam. The vegetarian lunch in pagoda was also very delicious. Highly recommend this tour.


We had excellent day touring in Hue city with Hung from Adventure Journey visiting to Hue Imperial Citadel, Thien My Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb and Tu Duc Tomb. Hung was very knowledgeable about history of Hue and Vietnam. We loved stories about Kings of Vietnamese and all the real life stories from Hung. Also vegetarian lunch in Buddhist Nunnery was exceptional. We highly recommend Hung from Adventure Journey for Hue City Tour. Thank you team.


Wij hadden een zeer goede ervaring met Adventure Discovery tours in Hue , Vietnam. Was binnen een half uur geregeld, na dat we waren aangekomen in hotel! Ook een inhoudelijk goede tour, er werd door de de reisleider mr Hung alle tijd genomen voor ons. Sprak redelijk Engels. Hij belichtte de geschiedenis van Vietnam vanuit een objectief perspectief, wat niet overal gebeurd. Kortom een aanrader als je in Hue bent. P.F.V.


We had a great tour with Hung - our Tour Guide and Thinh - our Driver. Hung has great English and is really insightful about the places you visit - you will come away full of facts and interesting pieces of information regarding pre and colonial Hue; if you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask him as he is very insightful about the period. What also made the tour great, was that we were able to change at very short notice, due to very bad weather, from a bike to a car tour. We thoroughly recommend this tour and when you book, we would recommend you ask for these two.

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