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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

4.2 (8)
Hue, VN

Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

4.2 (8)
Hue, VN
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Embark on a private tour of Hue, the former capital of the Nguyễn dynasty, where you'll discover some of Vietnam’s richest royal history and majestic architecture. A knowledgeable, private guide accompanies you on a full day of sightseeing that includes visits to the bustling Dong Ba Market, the UNESCO-listed Hue Imperial City, and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. Take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda — the city’s oldest pagoda. You’ll even meet a unique craftswoman who makes conical hats and stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Hue as you explore its historic landmarks and hidden gems. Don't miss the chance to experience the best of Hue City on this exciting private tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover rich royal history and majestic architecture
  • Explore the bustling Dong Ba Market
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Hue Imperial City
  • Take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River
  • Meet a unique craftswoman who makes conical hats
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned private car
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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More about this experience


Step into the captivating world of Hue, the former capital of the Nguyễn dynasty, on a private tour that will transport you back in time. This immersive experience is designed to unveil Vietnam's richest royal history and majestic architecture. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, embark on a full day of sightseeing that will take you to the famous Dong Ba Market, the UNESCO-listed Hue Imperial City (Hue Citadel), and the exquisite Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. Prepare to be awed as you cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city. Along the way, you'll even have the opportunity to meet a skilled craftswoman who creates the iconic conical hats and savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant.

What to expect?

The Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing guarantees an unforgettable experience brimming with fascinating discoveries. As you explore the bustling Dong Ba Market, marvel at the vibrant scene and witness locals bustling about, purchasing fresh produce. Step into the Hue Imperial City, a beautifully preserved UNESCO World Heritage site, where your guide will unravel tales of the Nguyen Emperors and unveil the architectural wonders that lie within. Cruise down the Perfume River and be swept away by the serene beauty en route to the Thien Mu Pagoda, where echoes of ancient traditions still resonate. At Tu Duc Tomb, immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of the forest as you admire the intricate design and craftsmanship.

Who is this for?

This private tour welcomes anyone with a thirst for knowledge, an appreciation for history, and a desire to immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family looking for an enriching experience, this tour caters to all. History buffs will relish in the chance to delve into the regal legacy of the Nguyen Emperors, while culture enthusiasts will be captivated by the traditional crafts and practices encountered along the way. Set against the scenic backdrop of Hue, this tour is a true feast for the senses.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing is an opportunity to soak up the vibrant history and culture of Vietnam in a personalized and exclusive setting. With a private guide, you'll gain deeper insights into the rich royal heritage of Hue, unveiling the secrets of the Dong Ba Market, the Hue Imperial City, and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. The chance to cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda adds a touch of tranquility to the journey, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. Meeting a talented craftswoman who creates the iconic conical hats and enjoying a scrumptious local lunch are further highlights that make this tour truly exceptional and memorable.

Good to know

During the Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide insightful commentary about the historical sites and cultural marvels you encounter. The duration of this tour is approximately 480 minutes. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as there will be some walking involved. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the awe-inspiring sights along the way. The tour includes lunch at a local restaurant, allowing you to savor authentic Vietnamese flavors. Immerse yourself in the local culture and be prepared to embrace the warm hospitality that awaits you in Hue.


Those who have embarked on the Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing have been left mesmerized by the rich history and architectural marvels that awaited them. Travelers commended the knowledgeable guides who brought the sites to life and provided fascinating insights. They were particularly enchanted by the scenic cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, where they soaked in the tranquil ambiance and marveled at the tallest pagoda in Vietnam. Meeting the talented craftswoman and witnessing the art of conical hat-making left a lasting impression, as did the delicious local lunch that allowed them to savor the authentic flavors of Hue. Overall, travelers were captivated by the immersive experience and left with a newfound appreciation for the heritage and beauty of Hue.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Dong Ba Market

Your city tour starts at Dong Ba Market. Morning is the busiest time at the lively market, so it is the best opportunity to feast your eyes on the bustling scene as you watch locals purchase fresh produce from the vendors.

Admission Not Included

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Continue to Hue Citadel, the best-preserved remnant of the royal quarters that once existed at the UNESCO World Heritage site, situated behind high walls. Spend a few hours walking around the complex with your guide, who enlightens you about fascinating architectural structures that include tombs, elaborate temples and the former Imperial Palace, revealing Vietnam’s regal legacy of Nguyen Emperors.

Admission Included

Perfume River

Once you’ve explored Hue’s royal grounds, meander down the Perfume River — aka Huong River — on a relaxing boat cruise to Thien Mu Pagoda, Vietnam’s tallest pagoda, which towers on the riverbank and dates back to 1601.

Admission Included

Thien Mu Pagoda

Visit the most ancient one would go for Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the destinations that are mentioned most when tourists visit Hue. Not only is the pagoda taken as a symbol in myriad numbers of romantic poetries or lyrical songs, but it is also regarded as the most sacred and attractive pagoda that no visitor should miss on their Vietnam vacation.

Admission Not Included


(Pass by)

Have lunch at Hue local restaurant then your guide takes you to a nearby village that specializes in producing incense. Just outside the village, a local craftswoman has been making conical hats, or non la, with just one hand since childhood. Observe her expertise at fashioning these beautiful creations that have become quite popular with visitors.

Tomb of Tu Duc

Continue on to Tu Duc Tomb, one of the most outstanding Royal Tombs, completed between 1864 and 1867. Considered one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty, the tomb is situated in a boundless pine forest, just 5 miles (8 km) from Hue. Stroll with your guide around the complex filled with temples and pavilions of the former emperors.

Admission Included



4.2 (8)


The tour was just wonderful! And Jay was by far one of the most engaging individuals that put a huge smile on both of the kids faces. We would recommend this place in a heartbeat!


Our day in Hue was truly great, all thanks to our driver Hoa. Not only did he transport us safely, but he also enriched our experience by providing detailed explanations about the tombs, pagodas, and the citadel throughout the journey. His thoughtfulness was evident as he provided water to keep us refreshed on the hot day. Additionally, his humor added an extra layer of enjoyment to our trip. Thanks to Hoa, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hue and appreciated his invaluable contributions to our experience.

Jan S

This tour was booked as an afterthought. What a surprise it was. We visited so many amazing places and we able to experience some great local culture. Our tour guide went above and beyond to ensure we had had memorable experience


We were lucky to have our guide!!! We visited all the historical sites and our guide gave us loads of info and was able to answer our questions on some broader historical events. Having read the reviews we skipped the Resturant on the tour and instead went to a place recommended by our hotel - good decision!!

Casey June

<p>It d be wonderful memorable and fun tour experience. Our guide is reallypassionate, full of energy to share their experiences, culture and history of Hue.</p>

Steve Igor

<p>Day Tour of Hue Imperial Palace was really fantastic. The guide Tan sent us many information about the Dynasties of Vietnam and collapse of emperor to the French. Definetely recommend to all of you bravo :-</p>

Anke D

<p>Well organized, pick up on time. More explanation during trip and on marble mountain would be appreciated.</p>

Feng W

<p>Worst tour! Tour guide took me to 2 sites and saw a woman making incens then he want to drop me at my hotel ! I told him Is whole day private tour then he took me to the third site but he said he can't go with me because isn't in the program! And I paid $94.99 US dollar ! People be aware</p>
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2024-04-13 15:46