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Historical Hue

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 443

Historical Hue is an essential stop on any Vietnam adventure, featuring the Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba Market, Thien Mu Pagoda and the Royal Tombs.


It may not have the instant name recognition of Hanoi or Saigon, but Hue really is the best place to explore Vietnam’s history. The imperial capital from 1802 to 1945, Hue is packed with historical sites (many of which are heritage listed) such as the Imperial, Royal and Forbidden Citadels. All are seen on a half day city tour, ending at Dong Ba Market, an excellent place to try some Vietnamese food and immerse yourself in today’s Hue. The following day is spent at the Thien Mu Pagoda and the imperial tombs. Not only do these offer a fascinating glimpse of the past, their design reveals the profound influences of China and Europe on Vietnamese culture.


 

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Accommodation in Hue

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    Saigon Morin Hotel



    Built in 1901 by French, the Saigon Morin Hotel is the oldest hotel in Hue City, Vietnam. Survived through many wars, this is more than a Hotel, it's a part of the History of Hue city in the last 100 years. Now lovingly restored to ...

    Built in 1901 by French, the Saigon Morin Hotel is the oldest hotel in Hue City, Vietnam. Survived through many wars, this is more than a Hotel, it's a part of the History of Hue city in the last 100 years. Now lovingly restored to its century-old glory, Saigon Morin Hotel is once ready to live up to its reputation as the choice of celebrities, intrepid adventures and businessmen. The Hotel offers everything a discerning traveller would expect form a world class hotel without sacrificing the old world charm that made the Saigon Morin Hotel legendary.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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    Muong Thanh Hue Hotel



    The bright and welcoming Muong Thanh Hue Hotel is centrally located in historic Hue, across the road from the Hue ferry terminal. Along with 110 contemporary rooms, this Hue hotel offers conferencing facilities for up to 280 delegates, an outdoor pool, gym and spa, plus ...

    The bright and welcoming Muong Thanh Hue Hotel is centrally located in historic Hue, across the road from the Hue ferry terminal. Along with 110 contemporary rooms, this Hue hotel offers conferencing facilities for up to 280 delegates, an outdoor pool, gym and spa, plus mouth-watering dining options including a lounge bar and private dining room overlooking the Perfume River. This unique hotel is just 20 minutes from Phu Bai Airport and five minutes from the Dong Ba market and other Hue attractions.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pets Accepted
    • Pool (s)
    • Room Service

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    Pilgrimage Village



    Pilgrimage Village is a beautiful boutique resort located in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. The charm of this unique Vietnamese property is its tranquility and design, a sense of the past in an updated rustic village setting. The resort offers a harmonious balance of ...

    Pilgrimage Village is a beautiful boutique resort located in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. The charm of this unique Vietnamese property is its tranquility and design, a sense of the past in an updated rustic village setting. The resort offers a harmonious balance of natural environment and local culture, modern art concept and traditional style. Pilgrimage Village is located in the tranquil countryside, which is 20 minutes by car from Hue airport and 10 minutes from Hue city centre.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Theater
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 443

Itinerary

Day 1

Hue Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

La Residence Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue, Vietnam is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel. Here you can step back in time, indulge in the comforts and bask in the serenity. The hotel boasts a distinctive art deco design that is reminiscent of colonial Indochina. With just 122 rooms and suites, Hotel & Spa is truly a boutique hotel and great care has been taken to preserve the comforts and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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La Residence Hotel & Spa

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    La Residence Hotel & Spa



    La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue, Vietnam is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel. Here you can step back in time, indulge in the comforts and bask in the serenity. The hotel boasts a ...

    La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue, Vietnam is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel. Here you can step back in time, indulge in the comforts and bask in the serenity. The hotel boasts a distinctive art deco design that is reminiscent of colonial Indochina. With just 122 rooms and suites, Hotel & Spa is truly a boutique hotel and great care has been taken to preserve the comforts and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Games Room
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis

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Half day tour to Imperial Citadel, Long An Palace and Dong Ba Market

Today's excursion begins with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. Built between 1804 and 1833, this heavily fortified structure is still very much the centrepiece of modern-day Hue and despite a chequered history, the fortress remains superbly intact. There will be time for exploration before moving onto Long An Palace. Situated outside the citadel walls and only reopened to the public in 2012 after four years of extensive renovation, this baroque-influenced palace is now home to the Royal Fine Arts Museum. Inside this excellent museum are several thousand antiquities including porcelain, silverware and paintings, many of which belonged to the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Heading into the throng of Old Hue, Dong Ba market is the largest marketplace in the city. Inside all manner of goods can be found and the market is an excellent place to observe Vietnamese life and learn a little about the types of produce on display.

Duration3 Hours
Day 2

Full Day Royal Tombs Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda Minh Mang Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs with Lunch

Today's excursion begins with an interesting boat ride along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Consisting of seven stories, the pagoda is the tallest religious building in Vietnam and within its grounds is the Austin car in which Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who demonstrated against the South Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War, was driven to Saigon prior to his widely reported self-immolation in 1963.

Located 12KM from Hue, the tomb of Minh Mang is renowned for its architectural splendour and wondrous natural setting. The second emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, Minh Mang began plans for his mausoleum himself in the fall of 1840 but fell sick and passed away soon after they were initiated and the construction itself was carried out by his son and heir, Emperor Thieu Tri. With numerous temples, stone bridges, pavilions and terraces to discover, the complex is a delight to explore.

After a break for lunch at a local restaurant, sightseeing will continue with a visit to the tombs of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Located in attractive settings along the banks of the Perfume River, the tombs of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty were not just designed as their final place of rest. Here, the emperors would come during their twilight years to enjoy recreational activities such as fishing and hunting as well as the company of their many concubines. Of these tombs, that of Emperor Tu Duc is considered to be the most magnificent. Tu Duc lived a life of excess and this is reflected in the grandeur of the traditional architecture, majestic walkways and ornate pavilions that fill the grounds of his mausoleum. In contrast, Emperor Khai Dinh was effectively a Puppet Emperor for the ruling French colonialists and this is evident in the eclectic mix of European and Vietnamese styles that influenced the design of his final resting place.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

City Hotel to Hue Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES: 

  • 2 nights accommodation (as per your choice)
  • Return transfers
  • Half day tour to Imperial Citadel, Palace and market tour
  • Full Day Tombs  and Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda Minh Mang Tu Duc with Lunch tour
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
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20 Oct 2018
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