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

40 USD

33 USD

28 USD

Tour Inclusions: Private Transfers (Car/Van, Dragon Boat), Private English speaking tour guide, Hue Local Food for lunch, Banking Fee (Money Transfer).

Tour Exclusions: Personal Expenses, Entrance tickets (16 USD/person: Citadel and 3 Tombs), 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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As it was pouring with rain we booked this car tour of Hue. We had an amazing day, our guide was very knowledgeable and good company. We saw the classic sites, and also very much enjoyed our visit to the Agricultural museum and the excellent vegetarian lunch included in the trip. We learned a lot about the history of Hue and highly recommend this agent.


Hue is famous for heritage sites and we really want to visit some of them. But for open tour, we have to visit all 3 different tombs with citadel, pagoda and then we may not have enough time to visit countryside. Also we heard on open tour we can not get enough information about sites we visit. So we decided to take private tour with Adventure Journey, and we were so happy that we made a right decision, as on this private tour they took us not only to heritage sites, but also countryside with lovely farming museum and vegetarian lunch at nunnery. The tour guide was also very knowledgeable and always happy to answer us any questions. Great value and Highly recommend this company!


Mr Hung looked after us from start to finish. His English and depth of knowledge was excellent and we certainly ended the day well informed. We took in the historic Thanh Toan bridge, the Citadel (the guide enhances your appreciation), Tu Duc tomb, a small village where they make the coloured incense sticks, the Tiger arena (Vietnamese coliseum), Thien Mu pagoda and returned on a dragon boat. All in all great value and service, very enjoyable.


We took the Hue City Tour - private tour. Hung was an excellent guide with great knowledge of History and his English was excellent. We went to the Thanh Toan Bridge, the local market and the agricultural museum, which were all good. Then it was on to the Citadel where we spent over an hour wandering through this remarkable old city. Next stop was to see how incense sticks and conical hats are made. Then we had a lovely vegetarian lunch. We couldn't visit the nunnery because the children were having a siesta - but that was ok. Next we went to Tu Duc Tomb which was interesting, then onto Thien Mu Pagoda. We then caught a dragon boat back to Hue city. A really great but exhausting day. The booking was easy and Trang was really great. It cost $30 US each, you have to pay extra for the entrance tickets but everything else is included. Would highly recommend this tour.

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