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Hue Citadel (Dai Noi) Tours

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Hue Citadel (Dai Noi)
The renowned Hue Citadel (Da Noi) in Hue attracts history buffs from around the globe. The sprawling fortress, which was constructed in 1804 for the Gia Long Emperor, is surrounded by a 68-foot (21-meter) defensive barrier and is home to the tallest flagpole in Vietnam.
 
The Basics
Hue Citadel (Da Noi) is an integral part of many Hue sightseeing tours. For visitors with limited time in Hue, visiting the Citadel as part of a full-day tour that also stops at the Forbidden Purple City and the Tomb of Khai Dinh is a cost-effective and convenient option. If you’re passionate about history and want the opportunity to ask questions, exploring with a private guide is sure to enhance your experience.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must-visit for history buffs.
  • Hue Citadel (Da Noi) is mostly uncovered, so ensure you take a hat and sunscreen if you’re visiting during the afternoon.
  • Lots of walking is involved in a visit to the Citadel, so comfortable shoes are a must.
  • If you’d rather ride than walk, you can hire a rickshaw to take you around the entire complex; prices vary, so don’t be afraid to barter.
 
How to Get There
Hue Citadel is an easy walk from most hotels in Hue, and can also be reached by bike or taxi from the center of town. If you’re visiting Hue for the day from Da Nang or Hoi An, the Citadel is a 20- to 30-minute taxi ride from the train station depending on traffic.
 
When to Get There
The crowds that Hue Citadel (Da Noi) attracts are a testament to its popularity. Arrive first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and escape the midday sun.
 
Bring the History of Hue to Life
For most children, historical attractions aren’t particularly fun. At Hue Citadel (Da Noi), however, families traveling with children are in luck: This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a virtual tour during a 4-D experience that transports visitors back to the 19th-century, when the Citadel was restored to its former opulence.
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Hue City Private Tour

Hue City Private Tour

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We classified to choose the excellent English speaking, friendly, thoughtful and fexible, knowledgeble tour guides for you. New and morden with A/C vehicles. We will tell you some stories and myths not common in guidebooks or on the internet. We would take care you before, during and after the tour. We can customize the tours following your requests as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.39
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$95.39
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Hue City Full-Day Tour

Hue City Full-Day Tour

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See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.00
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$57.00

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

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Rather than exploring as part of a huge group, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of Hue, the historical capital of Vietnam. Ideal for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers, this tour transports you between dispersed landmarks, including the Thien Mu Pagoda and the far-flung Tomb of Khai Dinh, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

Hue city tour with private english speaking driver: see royal tombs and more

Hue city tour with private english speaking driver: see royal tombs and more

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The notable sights of Hue can be tricky to visit without a car; this private service takes up to four passengers without a hassle. Make four stops in 4–5 hours or five stops in 6–7 hours, including the royal tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Citadel. The itinerary is flexible, with extra time for lunch if you request. Fuel, tolls, parking fees, and hotel pickup are included—a great value.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$28.21
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$28.21
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Private Tour: Hue Imperial City and Tinh Tam Lake by Cyclo

Private Tour: Hue Imperial City and Tinh Tam Lake by Cyclo

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Add a twist to your sightseeing tour by visiting Hue’s UNESCO-listed landmarks by traditional cyclo. Hop on-board with your private guide for a 4-hour tour, gliding around the serene Tinh Tam Lake and exploring the highlights of Hue Imperial City. Learn the rich history and heritage of the one-time capital as you marvel over landmarks like the Flag Tower, Noon Gate and the Nine Dynastic Urns. This private tour also includes hotel pick-up.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Hue Cultural Heritage experience day trip (small group tour)

Hue Cultural Heritage experience day trip (small group tour)

The ancient city of Hue in central Vietnam was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty at the beginning of the 19th Century. The Complex of Hue monuments is a combination of many royal aspects from the Nguyen dynasty with the Imperials City including the famous High Noon Gate, many tombs of Nguyen Emperor (Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, Khai Dinh..), monuments, temples, pagodas, and load of other interesting elements. Such is Hue’s historical significance that it is recognised today as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.00
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$61.00

Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

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Your tour driver will take you to a selection of historic and natural highlights around Hue. Highlights Stay comfortable in an air-conditioned, modern vehicle See the oldest Pagoda in Hue Discover the Citadel which was home to Vietnam's last royal family
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.70
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$27.70
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Hue Imperial City Walking Tour | 3-hour visit Best Hue Royal Palaces

Hue Imperial City Walking Tour | 3-hour visit Best Hue Royal Palaces

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Step back into Vietnam’s recent past on this tour of the Hue’s 19th century Imperial City. Learn about the history of the Nguyen Dynasty era, and all that followed, from your guide – and with only a handful of tourists on each tour, there’s no risk of missing out on the details because you’re stuck at the back of the group. Walk around some of the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Phoenix Tower, the Museum of Antiquities and the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
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  • 3 hours
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$19.49
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$19.49
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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Hue on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its scenic surroundings. Pleasure your palate with exotic ingredients at the Dong Ba Market; explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hue Imperial City on a guided walking tour; and absorb the sacred atmosphere of a local nunnery as you enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Conclude your tour with a tranquil cruise down the Perfume River (Huong River) and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Shore Excursion from CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port to Visit HUE CITY & PERFUME RIVER

Shore Excursion from CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port to Visit HUE CITY & PERFUME RIVER

TOUR PROGRAM : Our tour guide pick you up from CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port (Please give us Your Pick up & Drop off Time to pick up as your cruise ship schedule and you walk a few steps from the ship and meet our guide holding your name on the sign A4. Arrive to Hue and visit the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Hue has been known as the Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors rising to glory during their reign from 1803 – 1945. Lunch at Local Restaurant. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. Then we do 30 Minute Boat Trip on Perfume River. Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. We will then begin our drive back to the port and we will have you back at least one hour or more before departure.
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  • 8 hours
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$153.85
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$153.85

Private Full day Imperial Hue city tour from Hue

Private Full day Imperial Hue city tour from Hue

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It can be a challenge to experience Hue’s many highlights in one day and avoid the crowds: this tour gives you that chance. Explore the ancient former Imperial city of Hue with the luxury of your own private tour. Witness the citadels, royal tombs of emperors, palaces and pagodas. Learn about the area’s incredible history with your private guide, enjoy a boat ride along the Perfume River and relax in your private car. Magnificent highlights include the Thien Mu Pagoda, Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$75.65
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$75.65
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Half-Day Royal Hue Tour

Half-Day Royal Hue Tour

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Let an informative local guide provide insight into Hue's royal past on a personalized tour of the UNESCO-listed Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City. Learn about the former home of the Nguyen Emperors who ruled Vietnam from the 18th century until the mid–20th century. You’ll also visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda), considered one of Hue’s best-known Buddhist landmarks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.00
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$41.00
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Hue in a day from Chan May cruise Harbor

Hue in a day from Chan May cruise Harbor

- Door to door service: We pick up right at the foot of your cruise. - Hue tour guides in different languages (Surcharge following the language chosen). - Bring the best of Hue values to customers. - Easy to customize and follow customers' desires. - Port of calls tours which are professionally operated.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.95
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$157.95
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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

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Relive the glory of the Imperial City and cruise the romantic Perfume River on this private 8-hour tour of Hue’s best bits. Stand in awe before the UNESCO-listed monuments of Hue Citadel; learn how the Perfume River earned its evocative name as you cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda; and put your haggling skills to use at the Dong Ba Market. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), explore the grand Tu Duc Tomb and visit a crafts village where conical hats and incense are made.
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  • 8 hours
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$81.00
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$81.00
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Hue in a day from Chan May cruise Harbor

Hue in a day from Chan May cruise Harbor

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- Door to door service: We pick up right at the foot of your cruise. - Hue tour guides in different languages (Surcharge following the language chosen). - Bring the best of Hue values to customers. - Easy to customize and follow customers' desires. - Port of calls tours which are professionally operated.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.95
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$157.95
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Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

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Eat like a local and explore the city streets of Hue by cyclo. You’ll taste plenty of street food and get an overview of Hue’s culinary culture with commentary by a professional and informative guide. Visit Dong Ba Market where you can mingle with the locals. Sink your teeth into a variety of dishes, such as steamed or fried rice dumplings, and slurp up vermicelli soup. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Hue City Imperial Royal King Tomb Private Tour from Hue

Hue City Imperial Royal King Tomb Private Tour from Hue

See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included. Full-day Hue city sightseeing tour Observe daily life at Dong Ba Market Ride a dragon boat and visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) See the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel and learn about the Nguyen Dynasty Enjoy lunch and a look at the royal tombs Minivan transport from selected hotels included
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.04
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$109.04
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Private Shore Excursion to HUE IMPERIAL CITY from Chanmay/Tiensa Port

Private Shore Excursion to HUE IMPERIAL CITY from Chanmay/Tiensa Port

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- Our guide and driver will pick you up at the Tiensa or Chan may Port –IF PICKUP FROM TIEN SA PORT you will Pass over the stunning Hai Van Pass, named by Top GearsJeremy Clarkson as “one of the best coastal roads in the world”. Stop at the Hai Van Quan, the highest point between Danang and Hue for a photo opportunity. Additionally, experience the full view of the breathtaking Lang Co Bay – Arrive in Hue city and begin with The Citadel, the last royal city in Vietnam that contains the imperial city. – Take a break and enjoy a delicious local lunch – Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery which origins dating back to 1601. - Cruise along the Perfume River on a Dragon boat. Sit back and take in the peaceful scenery as you head back to the city center. -Visit to the Khai Dinh Tomb, constructed for the emperor in 1920 and built on the principle of Feng – Back to the car and you will be dropped back to your hotel
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.83
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$132.83
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Hue Imperial City Private Tour with Perfume River Cruise

Hue Imperial City Private Tour with Perfume River Cruise

Save hours of research and let a private guide show you around Hue’s UNESCO-listed Imperial City (the Citadel) and royal tombs of the Nguyen Empire. You’ll learn about Hue’s royal history while floating along the Perfume River (Huong River) aboard a traditional-style dragon boat. Stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda en route.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.72
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$48.72

Private Tour: Experiencing Hue's Street Food by Cyclo

Private Tour: Experiencing Hue's Street Food by Cyclo

Ride a cyclo through the streets of Hue and get a taste of its distinctive food culture. This 4-hour private tour departs your hotel in the evening in search of Hue’s traditional street food cuisine. Stop by local eateries that feature specialties such as clam noodles, ‘bun’ (vermicelli with grilled pork) and casava cake. Your own personal guide introduces you to traditional food customs while you slurp and savor.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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$47.00

Hue City Tour from Chan May Port

Hue City Tour from Chan May Port

As emphasizing culture and history, Hue City tour promises to bring you back to the golden days of Nguyen dynasty by the excursion on Perfume river throughout ancient citadel and craft traditional villages which are recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.00
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$137.00
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Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda by Dragon Boat

Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda by Dragon Boat

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If you only have time for one day trip from Hue, make it a cruise down the Perfume River. Hop aboard a traditional dragon boat for a scenic cruise, passing the Dong Ba Market and the Truong Tien Bridge, then jumping off to explore the sacred Thien Mu Pagoda.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Private Hue City Tour Full Day

Private Hue City Tour Full Day

Spend the afternoon exploring the ancient heritage of Hue city without a large tour group to distract you. On this private full-day tour, meet your guide at your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang and drive direct to Hue. When you arrive, head straight to some of Hue’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders within the city’s historic Citadel. Walk around the Imperial City, marvel at Thien Mu Pagoda and visit the last resting place of the emperor Tu Duc.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.77
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$80.77

Full Day Tour Hue Citadel All-Inclusive: Ancient Tombs, Heritage, Lunch

Full Day Tour Hue Citadel All-Inclusive: Ancient Tombs, Heritage, Lunch

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Avoid the hassle of planning your own day tour, with this intimate expedition of the ancient city of Hue. Discover many cultural, historical, rural and architectural highlights of this magnificent place, with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. Visit the impressive royal tombs, ancient pagodas and the romantic Perfume River: with all entrance fees included. Pass through vibrant local markets and explore must-see spots on this full day tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

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