Hue City Tour Full Day From Hue

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9 Days - 8 Nights
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One day and we will take you to various highlight that make up the beauty of our old capital – Hue city. You will go to visit royal tombs of Nguyen Dynasty, pagodas, the busiest markets and traditional craft village. You also have chance to cruise along romantic Perfume River by dragon boat, see Hue city under sunshine and wait for sunset on the river. Enjoy with us to have an overview of the harmonious combination of the characteristics of urban and rural area.



  • Spend one day to visit almost highlights in Hue 
  • Enjoy the boat trip on Perfume River 
  • Learn about Vietnamese history through royal tombs (Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb) and royal museum  
  • Observe Thien Mu Pagoda and its beautiful architecture 
  • Visit Dong Ba market, the signature market of Hue city 
  • See the progress of making handmade stuffs at Xuan Huong village 


Brief Itinerary: 

8.00 - 8.30: Pickup time at your hotels in Hue city ceter area, then transfer to the Perfume River for boat trip.  

Take Dragon boat trip in an hour to Thien Mu PagodaSpend your time to enjoy peaceful atmosphere on the river and the city.   

Arrive at Thien Mu pagoda, admire its architecture.  

Move to Imperial Citadel. Listen to historical stories of this site.  

Visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum.  

Transfer to Dong Ba market.  

12.00 - 12.30: Lunch at local restaurant. 

13.30 - 14.00: In the afternoon, you will visit 2 royal tombs of Nguyen Dynasty: Khai Dinh King’s tomb and Minh Mang King’s tomb 

Move to Xuan Huong village to learn more about making conical hat and incense stick. 

16.00 - 16.30: Tour ends. Drop you off at your departure point in city center. 



You will be picked up at your hotel in center of Hue city and start the tour.  

You will take a boat trip on Dragon boat in an hour. This is a good opportunity that you can observe the landscapes along the river and a part of city. Perfume River is only a symbol of Hue but also a poetic view of this tranquil city. This river is an inspiration for many songs and poems.  

Then, you will go to Thien Mu Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hue. The name of the pagoda comes from a legend. With the large scale and natural beauty, Thien Mu pagoda became one of the most beautiful pagodas in Cochin. Over historical event, Thien Mu was a place for worshiping of Tay Son dynasty. It lands near Perfume River and from here you can get really beautiful view to the river and Hue city.  

Next, you will transfer to Imperial Citadel, which is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – Nguyen Dynasty. Tour guide will lead you to this go inside and explore the citadel. It had used 143 years by Nguyen dynasty, from 1842. There are many items that still keep good condition here. Observe them while listening stories, the history can appear in front of your eyes.  

Continue to visit the royal Antiques MuseumIt was built from 19th century in Nguyen dynastyIt has 300 items from clothesdaily tools of the royal which help you have a clearer view about the royal’s life in the past. Then, you will arrive at Dong Ba market, the biggest market of HueYou can find many things there, from food, spices, clothes to souvenirs, etc.  

Have lunch at the local restaurant and short free time. 

In the afternoonyou will come to Khai Dinh Tomb. It's about 10km from city center, you will come to one of the four most famous tombs in Hue. Khai Dinh King was the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and the last King decided to build tomb. This tomb took 10 years to complete all of details, from 1920 – 1931. Khai Dinh tomb is a combination of many characteristics between Western and Eastern such as French style, Indian style, etc. Many materials for this tomb were delivered from China, French, etc. Unique value of art of the tomb lies with the decoration skill obviously seen in the Thien Dinh Palace. Its interior decoration features colorful mosaics made of millions of ceramic chip 

The next stop is another royal tomb of Nguyen Emperors, Minh Mang Tomb, which is considered as the most majestic of all Royal Tombs. It took 3 years to complete this tomb. It has many small parts in the tomb. Minh Mang tomb has symmetrical design. There are many plants are grown in the tomb which make a green vibe for the tomb and work as an air conditioning of the tomb. The tomb impresses people not only the architecture but also the skillful detailed sculptures. You can walk around the tomb and find out more about the history of the tombs as well as Vietnamese history in that time.  

You will transfer to the last place, Xuan Huong village. You will have the opportunity to learn more about making conical hat and incense stick. Those craft jobs appear long time ago in Hue city and have become traditional jobs of the local. It is not only a simple job but also has its own spiritual values for this land. You will see and listen to steps to make the product as well as observe their daily life. 

Finish our tour and take you back to your hotel in Hue city center. Our guide say goodbye and see you again! 


  • Pick up from hotel/stay in the center of Hue;
  • High quality vehicle;
  • English speaking tour guide during the trip;
  • Lunch at local restaurant;
  • Mineral water and Tissue;
  • Dragon Boat trip;
  • Entrance fees of all destinations.


  • Tips, personal fees and others not included in Inclusions.

Please Note

  • To locate your hotel, please visit or\ Filter by Neighborhood\ Hue city;
  • Hotel pick up time will be varied from 8:00 – 8:30. We will inform you the exact time as receiving your hotel address. The pickup time depends on traffic jam, weather and other customers in group tour. Therefore, the driver and tour guide take time to collect all customers. If they come late, we hope that you can sympathize for this inconvenience and patiently wait them;
  • If you stay outside Hue city, there will be transfer round trip surcharge which depends on your hotel location and will be directly informed you before;
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather, traffic or other factors; 
  • Please wear polite clothes, no short shirts and tank tops in pagodas; 
  • The price is not applied in holidays.

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