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Start time: 08:30 or 14:00
Lac Thien Restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang street
Min Age : 8+

Deluxe Tour

25$

Highlight
  • Experience the BEST history walking tour in Hue Imperial city focusing on Nguyen Dynasty history and Tet Offensive battle in Hue Citadel
  • Visit the most famous Hue Citadel sites related to the Vietnam War
  • A lively guided tour by a HUE EXPERT GUIDE
Hue Walk of Imperial City | Vietnam during Nguyen Feudal Era

If you plan to learn about the Hue Imperial City on your half a day in Hue, the Deluxe Hue Walk of Imperial City isthe best walking tour for you. 

Because it’s the most visited place to visit in Hue, visiting Hue Imperial City with a local friend will help you understand more of our Vietnamese feudal history. Similarly, what happened to the family during the war and even after. Unfortunately, there is limited information on site for visitors. Hence, with the companion of our expert guide, you get to learn a compelling picture of Nguyen Dynasty’s start and ending.

In addition, our Hue walking route is a great fit for visitors who would like to learn meaningful stories during your trip to Hue. Besides, through the telling of our Hue expert guide, the Vietnam War in Hue Citadel story will be interesting for you. Since it’s a restricted walking area, learning Hue history by foot is the best thing to do in Hue Imperial City.

I have a full day in Hue, do you have any other tours? – In that case, the Hue Full Day City Tour will best suit you!

Itinerary

08:30The Rise Of Nguyen

Firstly, your Hue Walk of Imperial City will start with an introduction to Gia Long at the Thuong Tu Entrance. Interestingly, you will be learning of his amazing life story in early 19th century. In fact, this period was the time a powerful country called Vietnam appeared in the world map.

Similarly, our Hue Expert Guide will brief to you the oriental layout of Hue Citadel and the impact of Vietnam War on site.

09:30Nguyen Monarchy System

Secondly, you will start to do a walking tour inside the Hue Citadel to the Ngu Phung Tower. Later on, to the Thai Hoa palace. Here, your charming expert will explain the Nguyen Imperial Architecture .

How distinguished it was and why Hue is the only place in Vietnam for you to witness this type of wooden artwork?

Furthermore, are you curious of how this monarchy system worked, their five hierarchy classes and the role of women during Nguyen Empire? Your Hue expert guide will eagerly explain to you through many interesting stories.

10:00The Achievement Of Nguyens

Because the achievement of Nguyens is best told at The To temple. Therefore, this is the must-visit temple in Hue Imperial City. Furthermore, if you wonder how their lives ended, this well-kept temple is great for you to explore.

On a side note, you will also visit the famous Cuu Dinh and Hien Lam Cac at this site.

10:30The Elderly Residences

Your Hue Imperial City Guide continues with the Dien Tho and Truong Sanh Residence. Surprisingly, they are famous for their artistic works and stunning landscapes.

10:30The Battle of Hue

Unfortunately, the two wars with France and America destroyed much of the Purple Forbidden City of Hue. However, our expert guide with visual documents will help you to understand what happened in Hue Forbidden City during the Tet Offensive.

S/he will also take you to visit the Harem of Nguyen’s ruins. Trickily enough, most visitors while walking alone can’t seem to find where it used to be. But don’t worry, we know best about the Hue Imperial City!

11:00The Nguyen Sum Up

Finally, your Hue Walk of Imperial City will end at the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities. You will learn the glory of Nguyen Dynasty through their valuable treasures.

In conclusion, you will never learn so much about Nguyen History in half a day than in this unique Hue walking tour. Let’s sign up with us now.

7 Useful Tips to enjoy Hué Walk of Imperial City
1. Deluxe and Standard: which one to choose? 

Firstly, we offer two wonderful walks in Hue Imperial City. While with the deluxe tour, we focus on Nguyen achievement and what happened in Hue Citadel during the Tet Offensive. The standard Hue Walk of Imperial City, on the other hand, helps to see the most ornate palaces. Also, there is wonderful photo opportunity on both tours. Therefore, please carefully choose your own interested topic then we make it educational for you.

2. Hue walking area

Inclusively taken place in Hue Imperial City and Hue Forbidden City, its total walking distance is about 2,1 kilometers. In addition, there is a small walking tour of Hue Citadel at the beginning as well.  

3. Dress code for Hue Imperial City

As a must, you need to cover your shoulders and wear short at least over the knees. Thus, we have to refuse you if your clothing is not appropriate on the day. 

4. Entrance fee for Hue Imperial City:

There is no entrance fee for Hue Citadel tour, however, when you do visit the Hue Imperial City: 

  • Adult: 150,000 VND
  • Children under 12 years old: 30,000 VND
5. Hue Imperial City Guide to save costs:
  • Buy combo ticket: For instance, it saves you at least $5 each person if you plan to visit other Hue attractions after the tour. Consequently, options are:
    • Hue Imperial City, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh for 280,000 VND/ person. 
    • Hue Imperial City, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc tomb for 360,000 VND/ person.

  • Plan and read ahead: please book ahead of time if you wish to do this tour with us. After all, your trip is more meaningful with a local friend to explain details of this Hue unique place. Besides, to have a better understanding of the place before your visit, read more:
6. Hue Imperial City opening hours

are from 07’00 to 17’30. However, it’s better to visit in the morning as it’s quieter and pleasant. On a side note, our tours start at 08’30 and 14’00 in the winter time. 


7. What to prepare of Hue Walk of Imperial City:

good walking shoes, water and good camera. Moreover, we will provide you with conical hat or poncho depends on the weather. 

 

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Standard Tour

20$

Highlight
  • Experience the BEST sightseeing walking tour in Hue visiting most outstanding palaces of Nguyen Dynasty
  • Focus mainly on the architecture of Nguyen Dynasty
  • A lively Hue sightseeing guided tour by a local Hue Guide
Hue Walk of Imperial City | Vietnam during Nguyen Feudal Era

The Standard Hue Walk of Imperial City is an budget Hue walking tour for visitors who prefer sightseeing the best palaces in Hue Imperial City.

Interestingly known as a maze of palaces, monuments and royal gardens, visit the Hue Imperial City would require you to spend at least 5 hours. However, we pick the most beautiful palaces in the old kingdom of Nguyen Dynasty for you. This guided walking tour in Hue will be with a licensed guide with good English competence and knowledge. 

Finally, this is a great fit for visitors who enjoy landscapes and learn JUST about a good amount of information with a very reasonable price. On a side note, the Standard Hue Walk of Imperial City is the best thing to do in Hue for photography lovers as well. 

Can this tour be done for us to join a Hue Food Tour at 17’30? – Absolutely!

Itinerary

08:30The Vauban Design In Hue Citadel

Firstly, your Hue Imperial City Walking Tour will start with our guide from Hue introducing to you about Gia Long. His brilliant Vauban idea on Hue Citadel made it masterpiece of Vietnam architecture. Subsequently, you will be standing at Thuong Tu Entrance to learn about its function during 143 years of ruling by Nguyen Dynasty.

09:30The Nguyen Imperial Style

Because your second stop will be at The Ngu Phung Tower and Thai Hoa Palace, you will be learning the one-of-a-kind Nguyen Imperial Architecture. Furthermore, an interesting introduction about how the Monarchy government worked. Also, do you wonder role of Eunuchs and women during the feudal era? All will be told as here.

10:30The Purple Forbidden City

Most importantly, we take you to visit the Purple Forbidden City. Why is it so called Purple? What happened to it during the Tet Offensive? Similarly, your local Hue guide will surely answer all these questions for you at Kien Trung Palace.

11:00The Soul Building Of Nguyen Dynasty

Finally, our Hue walking detour continues with a visit to the next 5 most outstanding architectures. The first two are: Duyet Thi Duong, Thai Binh Lau. Finally, the rest are Truong Sanh and Dien Tho Residence.
To sum up, your walk in Hue Imperial City will end at the soulful The To Mieu.
This is proudly praised as the most beautiful walking route in Hue by our clients. Therefore, your eyes are guaranteed to see and hear amazing things in Hue.

7 Useful Tips to enjoy Hué Walk of Imperial City
1. Deluxe and Standard: which one to choose? 

Firstly, we offer two wonderful walks in Hue Imperial City. While with the deluxe tour, we focus on Nguyen achievement and what happened in Hue Citadel during the Tet Offensive. The standard Hue Walk of Imperial City, on the other hand, helps to see the most ornate palaces. Also, there is wonderful photo opportunity on both tours. Therefore, please carefully choose your own interested topic then we make it educational for you.

2. Hue walking area

Inclusively taken place in Hue Imperial City and Hue Forbidden City, its total walking distance is about 2,1 kilometers. In addition, there is a small walking tour of Hue Citadel at the beginning as well.  

3. Dress code for Hue Imperial City

As a must, you need to cover your shoulders and wear short at least over the knees. Thus, we have to refuse you if your clothing is not appropriate on the day. 

4. Entrance fee for Hue Imperial City:

There is no entrance fee for Hue Citadel tour, however, when you do visit the Hue Imperial City: 

  • Adult: 150,000 VND
  • Children under 12 years old: 30,000 VND
5. Hue Imperial City Guide to save costs:
  • Buy combo ticket: For instance, it saves you at least $5 each person if you plan to visit other Hue attractions after the tour. Consequently, options are:
    • Hue Imperial City, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh for 280,000 VND/ person. 
    • Hue Imperial City, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc tomb for 360,000 VND/ person.

  • Plan and read ahead: please book ahead of time if you wish to do this tour with us. After all, your trip is more meaningful with a local friend to explain details of this Hue unique place. Besides, to have a better understanding of the place before your visit, read more:
6. Hue Imperial City opening hours

are from 07’00 to 17’30. However, it’s better to visit in the morning as it’s quieter and pleasant. On a side note, our tours start at 08’30 and 14’00 in the winter time. 


7. What to prepare of Hue Walk of Imperial City:

good walking shoes, water and good camera. Moreover, we will provide you with conical hat or poncho depends on the weather. 

 

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What to consider before booking

Deluxe Tour

25$

Tour Guide

  • Expert Guide

Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Free water
  • Conical hat during the tour (sunny)
  • Rain coat (rainy)

Tour Content

  • Focus on the many stories of Nguyen Emperors and Tet Offensive battle
  • Story route: cover 6 main palaces with unique stories.
Deep content9/10
Sightseeing8/10

Standard Tour

20$

Tour Guide

  • Local Guide

Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Free water
  • Conical hat during the tour (sunny)
  • Rain coat (rainy)

Tour Content

  • Focus on the architecture of Nguyen.
  • Sightseeing route: cover 10 most unique architecture in Hue Imperial City.
Deep content6/10
Sightseeing9/10
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John F

Couple Traveller

Great tour with good balance of time vs detail
Surprisingly enough, it was just the two of us with a single tour guide so we had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions and tailor the tour timings nicely. On a side note, good length with a healthy level of history of Hue Imperial explained.

September 4, 2018

Jim

Group Traveller

A fruitful walk with a lovely local guide
We made a great choice with Beebee’s citadel walking tour last Saturday morning. Our local guide, Bem, was knowledgeable and super lovely. I mean, she could perfectly balance between facts & figures and humorous explaination. The weather was hot but we had wonderful time together exploring the ancient capital, Vietnamese history and local culture. 100% recommended!

August 30, 2018

milenarezzano

Couple Traveller

Imperial City tour Hue
We had a fascinating tour with our friendly & knowledgeable guide Bem! She made our tour very enjoyable with her inspiration about this Imperial City!!

August 20, 2018

Eszter L

Couple Traveller

Hue Imperial City Walking Tour with knowledgeable local guide
Me and my friend András participated to a 3-hour walking tour in Hue’s “”Imperial City”” with a local guide (a student named Bem).
Our guide was konwledgeable, cheerful and spoke good English. She took the time to answer our questions, but did not overload us with information. I mean: she found the right balance between things to know and things to see/experience.
I recommend the tour to anyone wishing to discover the Imperial City, even if you have as little time in Hue as we did (half a day).

August 19, 2018

Gerard R

Solo Traveller

Nice tours
I booked 3 tours with this company (hue imperial city, local food tour and walking tour) and I had a really good time with hours exploring about the Hue imperial history and its famous cuisines.All the guides were very kind with me and explained me a lot of things to enjoy the city of Hue as much as possible. 100% recommendable!

August 19, 2018
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