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Hue Walking Tour of Imperial City

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

Deluxe Tour

$20

Highlight
  • Experience a history walking tour in Hue Imperial city focusing on Nguyen Dynasty story
  • Visit ruins from Vietnam war battle in Hue Citadel
  • Learn the PEACE message of Vietnamese at Hue Imperial city ruins
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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 is the best walking tour for you. 

The Hue Imperial City Walking Tour has become a standard feature of a visit to Hue ancient city. However, it’s gotten a bit cookie cutter and at times the imperial palaces of Nguyen feel more like a quiet reproduction than a real living kingdom. 

Furthermore, many travelers are disappointed the limited information on sites. They find it hard to understand how the Nguyen feudal system worked. Thus, Bee Bee Travel has developed a new walking tour that takes both the history and the solemnity of the site seriously.

If your interest is history and discovering the many stories of Nguyen’s Emperors, join our small group experience.

Through visual old collection, we will help you to to understand one of the most powerful kingdoms in South East Asia. 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!

Price
No. PaxUSD/PaxSubtotal
12222
22040
32060
41872
51890
6+1696+
Itinerary
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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.

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

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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 .
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, if you are unsure of which tour to book for the best value of your money, contact our travel consultant for the best advice.

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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

$17

Highlight
  • Experience the BEST sightseeing walking tour in Hue visiting most outstanding palaces of Nguyen Dynasty
  • Focus mainly on the architecture of Nguyen Dynasty
  • Learn the PEACE message of Vietnamese at Hue Imperial City ruins
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Hue Walk of Imperial City Tour| 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. 

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

Price
No. PaxUSD/PaxSubtotal
11919
21734
31751
41560
51575
6+1378+
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, if you are unsure of which tour to book for the best value of your money, contact our travel consultant for the best advice.

WhatsApp Us

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

$20

Tour Guide

  • Government Licensed Guide

Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Free water
  • Conical hat ONLY during the tour if sunny ( Want to buy as souvenir? Extra $5/ hat)
  • Rain coat if 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

$17

Tour Guide

  • Local Guide

Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • No pick up and transportation
  • Free water
  • Conical hat ONLY during the tour if sunny
  • Rain coat if 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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Zev C

Couple Traveller

We did the Imperial City tour with Thu who is also the CEO of BeeBee Travel and what a wonderful experience it was!
The venue itself is breathtaking and one of the most beautiful and fascinating royal complexes we have ever visited. It is without a doubt a must and in itself worth the visit to Hue. The splendor of the complex is in great contrast to the grim reality of war as many parts of the city were destroyed or damaged by the savage fighting and bombardment during the so-called Tet offensive of 1968. The Vietnamese government has done great reconstruction and replication work and more is in store. It is just hard to reconcile this historic and cultural treasure with the horrors of that war.
Thu was an extraordinary guide speaking great English (somewhat rare in Vietnam) and extremely knowledgeable. She was both professional and very friendly and invested great efforts in making our tour worthwhile. Part of the great pleasure of meeting her was in getting valuable insights into the life of contemporary Vietnamese, their hopes and dreams and their views on the history of their country. We have had a number of good guides in Vietnam but Thu stands out. A truly impressive young Vietnamese woman.
We highly recommend this tour, which is also great value for money and suggest you cross your fingers to get Thu as your guide. I would venture to say that all the tours and options offered by BeeBee Tours are first class.

February 11, 2019

Lori Falk

Family Traveller

Hello Thu,
We had a wonderful tour with Trang and appreciated her welcoming attitude and knowledge of the Imperial City. She is a delight! Would you remind her to send me the water buffalo pictures?
She’ll know what I mean.

Thanks again.

February 9, 2019

Helen Bygate

Couple Traveller

I just want to report that we have had two excellent tours today.
Tran (please forgive my spelling) this morning was great and we learnt such a lot from her
Ngoc this evening gave us another great food experience.

I have paid both the tour guides today in your dong currency

Warmest Regards
Hellen

February 5, 2019

Dianna Agron

Solo Traveller

Great story telling
Our English speaking guide was a charming young and educated woman well versed in history who made the life of people in Vietnam during the Dynasty of Emperors come alive.

January 2, 2019

mimiOjackO

Couple Traveller

Fun, Informative, and Memorable!
What a great day we had! We were privileged to have Thu (the owner) give us an outstanding tour of this historic city. We forget sometimes, that the history of Vietnam is so much more than the 1960’s and 70’s that we know.. Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam is a wonderful city and Thu made the history come alive! Bee Bee Travel was as professional as a tour company gets. Book with them. You won’t be disappointed.

December 14, 2018
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