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Half-Day Hue City Tour

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Hue, Vietnam
Half-Day Hue City Tour

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Explore a pagoda that helped make Hue a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a 4-hour city tour that includes a boat cruise to Thien Mu Pagoda, hotel pickup and drop-off in the city center, and entrance fees. After visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda, you’ll get a taste of Hue’s bustling modern culture at Dong Ba Market, where vendors display colorful produce, handicrafts, and local wares. Morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • 4-hour Hue Tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Boat trip to the Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Visit an Old City market
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hue city center
  • Perfect for first time visitors
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A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
Boat cruise over the Perfume River
All applicable taxes and service charges
Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations, otherwise supplementary charges will be applied
Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

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We can pick up from only hotels in Hue’s City centre, Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
Choose the departure time that suits your schedule, then begin with pickup at your city center hotel at 8am or 1:30pm. Transfer to the Perfume River, where you’ll take a short boat trip to the Thien Mu Pagoda, an important symbol of the city that was founded in 1601. Take in the octagonal tower at the heart of the pagoda, whose seven stories each represents a Buddha that’s appeared in human form.

After your time at Thien Mu Pagoda, continue to Dong Ba Market, in the heart of Old Hue. This bustling, local market kicks off each morning at 3am, and it’s a feast for the senses: you’ll see fresh fish in shining piles, vegetables from area farms, handicrafts, and imported trinkets. Exploring Dong Ba Market with a guide is the perfect way to learn more about what’s for sale, including the diverse produce and herbs that are the basis of Vietnam’s flavorful cuisine. Throughout the tour, your guide will share stories from Hue’s turbulent history, from ancient times to the Communist era, offering local insight into a fascinating city.

This 4-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Hue.
Pass By:  
Perfume River
Pick up from your hotel in Hue and join us for a tour of the highlights of Hue. This charming small city located by the Perfume River is also known as the country’s capital for the arts. Because of this, it is host to popular year-round festivals highlighting local artists, painters, poets, song-writers and theatrical performers.
Stop At:  
Thien Mu Pagoda
Our tour starts with a short boat cruise on the beautiful and romantic Perfume River and will take you to the legendary Thien Mu Pagoda, which is not only a landmark, but also one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Thien Mu Pagoda (namely ‘Heaven Fairy Lady’ Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. It is situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River, 5 kilometers from Hue city and was built in 1601. The initial temple was in a very simple form of construction, but as time went by, it has been redeveloped and expanded with more intricate features. Highlight of the day will of course exploring all the different parts of the Imperial City in all of its preserved UNESCO glory; ample time will be spend during this half day to see the highlights.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dong Ba Market
Then continue to visit a local market which famous with tourists – Dong Ba market in Old Hue is near the place where the Dong Ba Canal joins the Perfume River. This market is strongly recommended to anyone with an interest in Vietnamese food or culture. The maintenance of ancient characteristics makes an unforgettable impression to visitors. Dong Ba Market is near the eastern corner of the Citadel. Nearby, a commercial district stretches along the Dong Ba Canal. Before you know it, our 4-hour journey through Hue comes at an end and we transfer back to your hotel in Hue after half a day through this Royal Kingdom.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Hue’s City Centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the capital, harbour and the Hue’s Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Hue City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Hue City Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Hue City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Hue City Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Hue City Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Hue City Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Hue City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Hue City Tour.


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Excellent tour. We had a private...
Debra J
, Mar 2018
Excellent tour. We had a private guide and he was very knowledgable and patient. The Forbidden city is quite large and very interesting. Very impressed by our guide. Would definitely recommend.

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