Hue city located smack bang in the middle of Vietnam was the perfect place for the Emperor to create an Imperial City (and the famous Citadel) like no other, much of which you can still visit today. Many of Hue Royal’s tombs and parts of the Imperial city are restored and are the perfect places to spend a day or two wandering around and immersing yourself in the history of Hue.

Hue city tour 1 day gives you a one-day royal tour with highlights of what was, for nearly 150 years, the capital city of Viet Nam. While you will be witnessing a large number of well-preserved royal remnants such as the old citadel and court, royal tombs, and famous pagodas.
You will also get a great picture of contemporary urban and rural life in Hue, whether through a dragon boat ride on the Perfume River or by visiting local markets.


  • Exploring the history of Hue
  • The Perfume river trip in the morning [Optional] **
  • Go to Royal tombs around the city: Khai Dinh & Tu Duc’s mausoleum
  • Walk the Forbidden grounds of the Citadel 
  • Visit Thien Mu pagoda – the temple of Lady from Heaven
  • Private car tour with driver
Max 3 people
Max 5 people
Max 10 people
Hue private car transfer travel from Hoi An to Hue by car
850.000 VND 990.000 VND 1.250.000 VND
Price quoted per car, not per person.
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Detail itinerary:

  • 08:00 Our driver meets you at your accommodation and starts to take in the tour visiting beautifully constructed places dotted around the town’s outskirts.
  • **[Optional] Perfume River trip by dragon boat: We get a Dragon boat ride on the Perfume River to go to the oldest pagoda in Hue –  Thien Mu pagoda. We surcharge 250.000/ group (maximum 10 people). If not make 30 mins boat ride, we go to Thien Mu pagoda by car
  • Visiting Pagoda of the Celestial Lady – Thien Mu Pagoda: Built-in 1601 on the Northern bank of the Perfume River, this famous pagoda is unofficially regarded as the symbol of the former imperial capital.
  • Visiting Hue Imperial City: impressive in size and historical value, was for almost 145 years (1802 to 1945) the home of the Nguyen rulers, and the political heart of Vietnam. Its grounds are protected by a fortified rampart 2 km square and ringed by a moat taking its water from the Perfume River. This enclosure is the Citadel, and inside is the Imperial City, with at its heart the Purple Forbidden City.

After lunch, we continue to visit the royal tomb with 2 architects: a Vietnamese Architect and a Western Architect:

  • Visiting Khai Dinh Tomb: built over a period of 11 years, on a steep hill outside of the city, the tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture, with materials and ornaments coming from France, China, and Japan. The Khai Dinh tomb does not look like other contracture, is a built solid house made of steel, and cement.
    The entire tomb is surrounded by a wall with big gates make from 4 pillars, each dedicated to a different season. 
  • Visiting Tu Duc Tomb:  the final resting place of the 4th Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, The complex features a large lake, pine gardens, and pavilions, as well as a temple dedicated to the worship of Tu Duc King. The main tomb is an impressive structure with a large network of courtyards and gardens. It is constructed of brick and stone with a large central courtyard where Tu Duc lives in his range. 
  • Walking around the Handy Craft village – Thuy Xuan Incenstick village & Conical hat is located near Tu Duc tomb. It is known for its traditional production of incense sticks, used for religious practices. Thuy Xuan village also produces conical hats, which are essential to Vietnamese culture. The village is known for its traditional craftsmanship and the quality of the products manufactured here. Visitors to the village can witness the production process and purchase souvenirs.
  • 16:30 — we finish the tour and take you back to your hotel by car.
Take part in Hue city tour 1 day with Hura Cars, we provide valuable insight into how Hue – is known to be the Royal land in Vietnam.
Max 3 people
Max 5 people
Max 10 people
Hue private car transfer travel from Hoi An to Hue by car
850.000 vnd 990.000 VND 1.250.000 VND
Price quoted per car, not per person.
Reserve Now & Pay Later


Travel Insurance
Free wifi hotspot on car

Clean and new car with driver (basic English speaking)
A bottle of water/ person
Parking fee & Toll fee


Combo entrance fee 420.000 vnd/ person (Hue citadel, Khai Dinh tomb, Tu Duc tomb)
English-speaking tour guide
Surcharge 1250.000 vnd/ group for option 30 mins boat trip on the Perfume river
Surcharge for pick-up and drop-off at accommodation outside



  • You can buy a combo ticket for the 2 key tombs: Khai Dinh tomb, Tu Duc tomb as well as the Imperial Citadel for about 420,000 VND (18 USD) at any of the locations, which is far cheaper than paying individual entry fees.

  • This is the classic tour for the tourist who visits Hue for the first time. If you back to Hue, you can make your plan and we can give recommendations.

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking.

  • These are our recommendations for a classic tour in Hue. Not only these sites, but you also change the itinerary to suitable with your style. Please send us your expectation and we give a quotation for the trip.
  • Other sites that you can visit such as Minh Mang tomb, Gia Long tomb, An Hien Garden, Dong Ba market, Hon Chen temple, Thuy Tien abandon water park…

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 6 reviews
5 out of 5
September 26, 2019

Booked city tour around Hue city and make some stop as the tombs , the pagoda and the forbidden city.
A/C , clean in the car and our driver mr. Hung very friendly and helpful. All well done for good trips. Just the weather here too hot for this time. Make call to the gods haha…

5 out of 5
January 5, 2019

I had the best experience in Hue with Pho the driver. He was so friendly and enthusiastic! He was on time and very good in showing me around the city as he drove and tried to talk and created a friendly vibe! He was on time and punctual. Very professional! If I come back here someday I will definitely contact him!
Ofilia Landa

5 out of 5
January 5, 2019

In November this year we visited Vietnam for the first time, we organised for Hura Cars to pick us up at the airport and show us around the area. I would like to thank Hura Cars and our fantastic driver Lyn for the best experience we could have asked for. The driver spoke excellent English and went far and beyond to make us feel welcome and show us the best places in and around Hue. It was by far the best part of our trip, the car was a very modern clean and always clean and tidy with fresh water to drink every day. We not only visited the tourist areas but our driver then showed us other cultural areas you would not normally see including taking us to a coffee shop for traditional Vietnamese coffee which was fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone visiting Hue and again thank them for their kindness and helpfulness and will be coming back and using this company again.
Wendy Group

5 out of 5
June 30, 2017

The daily tour of an ancient city of Hue was one of the highlights of our three weeks visit to Vietnam. Perfectly organised, the guide was fluent in English, didn’t overwhelm us with too many details, just right. The group was 8 people, not too much not too little. The set up menu lunch was excellent and actually one of the best dishes we enjoyed during our trip.
We also used the company for private transfers between Hue and Hoi An, and Hoi An to Da Nang airport. Very punctual and reliable.

5 out of 5
June 14, 2017

Discover Hue city tour the best company i have ever seen, places we visited was just fantastic, especial Khai Dinh tomb and boat trip. Everything went perfectly we won’t suffer any problem, prices was reasonable. All of us contributed and enjoyed, culture & landscape made our trip unforgettable. 100 % recommendable to all of you

5 out of 5
December 12, 2016

I joined Hue City Tour 1 day with hura cars and some people. It was a very excellent organizer with professional guide, the lucnh was special with a lot of local foods and everybody ate until they full. It small group so guide controlled very good, he answered any question for us. Everybody in the group happy. High recommend to everybody.

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