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Generally, Hue is the capital of Vietnam in Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). This last feudal time had built lots of palaces, historical places, temples, pagodas…so that Hue Monuments Complex was listed as the World Cultural Heritage in 1993. Nowadays, visitors come to Hue to enjoy all tourist sightseeing, tasting special cuisines of Hue and by the way, they would like to know all about royal life and royal activities in the past. In order to help travelers have a deep understanding about that, Premium Travel Vietnam organize Hue City Tour from Hoi An.



Truong Tien Bridge


Duration: full day

Pick up point: hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang

Drop off point: same as above

Type of tour: Private Tour with private car and English speaking guide

Highlights: Cloudy Pass – Lang Co town stop over – Hue Imperial city – palaces – Buddist pagoda – royal tomb – local food


To begin our Hue City Tour from Hoi An, in the morning we will come to meet you up at the hotel in Hoi An then we will transfer you directly to Hue. On the way, we pass through Marble Mountains and My Khe beach. So, you can have a little time taking beautiful pictures of the beach. We then drive pass Dragon Bridge which symbolizes for Da Nang’s prosperity. The bridge was built few years ago and it is a must see spot in this fantastic city.

hue city tour from hoi an

Beautiful Hai Van Pass

Next, we are heading to the Pass of the Ocean Clouds with breathtaking view along the road as well as winding pass. From here, you can see lovely Da Nang city and even Monkey Mountain in a far distance. On reaching at the top of the pass, you can spend few minutes looking around and take pictures of some ancient relics built by the Nguyen Kings in Hue and some war monuments reminding us of the war time.

As we go down the pass, another quick stop at Lang Co beach where you can have a panoramic view of the whole Lang Co Fishing Village. What a brilliant spot as the lovely nature and all little houses and oyster farm on the other side. All makes this place so charming.

hue city tour from hoi an

Lovely town of Lang Co – Hue


To continue the trip, we then go directly to Hue city. On arrival, we will visit Hue Citadel, one of the main constructions built by the Nguyen Dynasty. Thus, The Citadel was built from 1805 till 1832 and it had 3 walled cities from outside to inside: Hue Citadel, Hue Imperial city, Hue Forbidden city. The Nguyen family built it for the military functions and as homes for all royal members. Though the war ruined a lot but there are many things to visit such as Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Royal Theatre, Truong Sanh Palace ect. After that, we will be heading to Thien Mu Pagoda (Pagoda of Heavenly Lady).

hue city tour from hoi an

Elegant Hue Citadel


So, the pagoda was built by Nguyen Lords in 1601 to satisfy the wish of the local people. What a beautiful spot as it is built on a small hill overlooking romantic Perfume river. In a nice day, it is a really scenic spot with all hills in the background and dragon boats sailing along the river. At arriving, we will wander around and visit 7-level pagoda, triple gate and the Dai Hung Sanctuary where people come to pray. We will know more about Buddism in Hue. Later on, we go to the back to visit famous old car that former Superior monk Thich Quang Duc used it for his self-immolation in Saigon in 1963 against Ngo Dinh Diem president.

Afterwards, we go to a local restaurant for lunch where you can sample some of Hue’s specilties. Next, we keep driving and visit last sightseeing in Hue – Tu Duc tomb. The tomb of Tu Duc was built in 3 years from 1864 to 1867 and became a perfect spot for him to come and entertain. It is a romantic place because it was built in Feng Shui ideas with temples for worship one side and all lakes, little hills, burial places on the other. On reaching the place, we wander off and pay a visit to his former royal office, residence, Xung Khiem pavillion for Emperors’ poetry. Lastly, we will go to the back and visit his tomb where his remains were buried.

Finishing up the tour, we walk back to the car and from here our guide and driver will take you back to Hoi An. We will end hue private city tour from hoi an/da nang here.

hue city tour from hoi an

Romantic tomb of Emperor Tu Duc



hue city tour from hoi an

Dragon boat cruise, Perfume River, Hue

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Tour inclusion Tour exclusion
– 4 – seat private car with air conditioning

– Experienced driver

– English speaking guide

– Entrance ticket

– Cold water and wet tissue

– Lunch


– Travel insurance

– Other expenses

– Soft drinks and beverages

– Tips and gratuities

Things to bring Travel tip

-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray; Shoulder covers


In months of October, November, December, January, February; it normally rains in Hue, let’s bring rain coats with you. For the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid.



  • Tour departs from Hoi An or Da Nang city only
  • Hue city tour can either starts from Hoi An or Da Nang city

Children policy

  • Free of charge for children under 5 years old
  • 50% charge for children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Full charge as adults for children over 12 years old



Khai Dinh tomb, Hue


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  • How do I get to Hue?

Normally, you can take a train from Da Nang to Hue or a tourist bus from Hoi An to Hue, or ride your own motorcycle to Hue, but you can also go to Hue by private automobile. To gain access, you can contact a local travel agent. Driving time: 4 hours for a distance of 145 kilometers.

  • What is Hue known for?

As you are concerned, Hue’s imperial castle, royal mausoleums, and prominent pagodas are the city’s most famous features. Therefore, Hue is a paradise for gastronomes in Vietnam, as well as a preferred trip for architecture connoisseurs. The city’s cuisine is diverse and delicious.

  • What are Hue’s Specialties?
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Hue Grilled Pork Skewers (Nem Lui Hue)

– Hue Lemongrass Skewers (Nem Lui Hue)

Steamed Rice Cake (Banh Beo)

Clear Shrimp and Pork Dumplings (Banh Bot Loc)

Mussel Rice (Com Hen Hue)

Hue Beef Noodle (Bun Bo Hue)

Hue Pancake (Banh Khoai Hue)

  • What are Hue’s tourist attractions?

Hue Imperial City: The Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see sight for travelers exploring Vietnam’s hidden charm. It is one of the country’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Thien Mu Pagoda: Hue is known for its Thien Mu pagoda, which is similar to Hanoi’s One-pillar pagoda. So, Thien Mu Pagoda is one of Hue’s most popular tourist attractions due to its architecture, location, and history.

Tu Duc Royal Tomb: A peek at the tomb can give the impression of being in a park, complete with frangipani trees and a pine grove.

Khai Dinh Royal Tomb: Despite its little size, the Khai Dinh Tomb is the most expensive of the Nguyen Royal Tombs and it holds sophisticated architectures.

Minh Mang Royal Tomb: Minh Mang Tomb is a collection of 40 sites that is regarded as the most majestic of all royal tombs.


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HueHue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802–1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home; and a replica of Read more

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