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 Hue Local Specialties or vegetarian lunch cooked 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 (you can choose to have Hue Local Specialty Food for Lunch instead if you wish - Please confirm when booking this Hue City Tour).

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 at about 4.00pm-4.30pm.

This Guided 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 – 4

From 5

Price / Person

47 USD

39 USD

 34 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 + 3 Tombs), Drinks, Tip for tour guide and driver, Things not mentioned.

Trip Notes:

  • Decent clothes or prepairing scarf to cover your shoulders and knees are recommended for temples visit please.
  • Please inform us if you would like to have Hue Local Specialty Food for lunch instead of Vegetarian (non 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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Yesterday we went on a day trip to Hue from Da Nang. The driver was very friendly and we could take the route on the Hai van Pass and stopped along the way for some beautiful pictures. Our guide in Hue was Mr. Hung, he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the place. He took us around and told us lots of historical facts. They both tried their best to make the day unforgettable and they succeeded very well at it! It was a busy day but definetely worth the time and money you spend on it!


We were guided by Mr Hung and driven by Mr Minh. Both were very friendly and professional. We had such a great time learning about the history of Hue and stopped at multiple places. It was a relief to get out of the heat and in to a private air-conditioned car everytime we left a stop. Mr Minh was very attentive and opened and closed our doors and even had cold bottles of water for us during the whole day. If you get the chance, opt for the Hue Food option (you get a choice between this or vegetarian). We visited a popular local restaurant and tasted all the delicious regional foods. If you're lucky you might meet the owners cute son who makes clay figurines. Mr Hung was SO knowledgeable and friendly while guiding us through Hue. He gave us great insight to the history but also gave us time to explore on our own. At no point did we ever feel rushed. We will definitely be back with the extended family and book a tour with Mr Minh and Mr Hung. Definitely a value for money tour and a great way to spend the day.


We had Hung Pham as our tour guide and Minh as our driver. Hung was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, patient and caring. He knew hundreds of historical facts and kept us in awe the entire day. He stayed with us for most of the time but gave us privacy and time to roam too. Mr. Minh was an excellent valet, providing cold water and meeting us at the end of each stop so we did not have to walk, as it was very hot (38 degrees!). We felt very comfortable and well taken care of. We will definitely recommend this company - especially Hùng and Minh specifically and we hope to see them again when we return. Thank you, Anh Hùng and Chú Minh!


Hoa took us around to see a bunch of monuments and tombs. I loved it, seeing all the sights put you back into a different world, pretty dope tbh. Also the buffet you get for lunch is fire a variety of Vietnamese foods. Do this tour if you want to culture yourself and not feel like a piece of white bread when you’re in Vietnam.

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