As we all know, Hue is a really charming city of Vietnam. This city was the capital of the country from 1802 till 1945. This last feudal dynasty has left many historical sightseeing, ancient relics which are worth discovering in central Vietnam. It is a small city with scattered places established on two banks of the Perfume river but it is interesting enough for you to know more of the war and splendor of Nguyen Dynasty. To help you explore Hue city from cruise ship, Premium Travel Vietnam (PTV) organizes Shore Excursion Hue City.

Hue Shore Excursions Itinerary:


Hue Imperial city

To begin with our Hue Shore Excursions from Chan May port, in the morning, the tour guide and driver from Premium Travel Vietnam will come and pick up you at the seaport (Chan May or Tien Sa) and then we start our Shore Excursion Hue city. Thus, we will take you on Highway 1A and we are going pass by lovely villages, lakes, lagoons and even little hills. Somewhere, you can take your time and take a photo of water buffalo. So you can have an understanding of Vietnamese rice culture.

In the past, Hue was the ancient capital city of Vietnam in Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). Therefore, this glorious dynasty has left many ancient buildings, temples, pagodas, palaces that contributed to a recognition of Hue World Cultural Heritage in 1993. So, Hue is a lovely, romantic city waiting for you to discover.

On arrival in Hue city, we will firstly visit one of the beautiful pagodas and religious centers of Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda or Pagoda of Heavenly Lady. Beautifully, the pagoda was built in 1601 on small hill overlooking Perfume river. Moreover, Thien Mu Pagoda is the most famous Buddist pagoda and served as a religious center for Buddist monks and Buddist followers.

At arriving here, we will then take a walk around the place to visit Phuoc Duyen tower with 7 levels, triple gate where guardians stand, Dai Hung sanctuary where lots of people come and pray. And in the back yard of the complex is an old car that took Superior monk to his self immolation in Saigon in 1963.

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Thien Mu Pagoda

To move on Shore Excursion Hue City, we then go to visit Hue Citadel covering an area of 500 ha. And it has a system of three defensive ramparts for Nguyen royal family: Hue Citadel, Imperial city and Forbidden city. This massive complex has a mixture of French and Chinese influences.

Earlier, Nguyen dynasty started to build Hue Citadel in 1805 and finished in 1832. On arrival, we will walk to the main gate and start strolling around to pay a visit to Imperial city gate, Thai Hoa palace, Royal theatre, The Mieu temple, Truong Sanh residence… So, you will know all about activities of the Nguyen royal family in the old days. As we finish, we then take you to a local restaurant for lunch and you can sample some of Hue’s specialties.

Eventually, we then drive to visit one of the most typical and beautiful tombs of Nguyen Dynasty – tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. The tomb is a large complex and built in Feng Shui principal from 1864 to 1867. In the old days, the Emperor used to come here to relax and the tomb also served as a summer retreat for Emperor himself. So, what a brilliant architecture, charming setting that you can expect from a lotus pond and islets as well as temples, theatre and burial place for himself. Hence, the tomb is worth it and a must see place when you are coming to Hue.

Eventually, when you finish, we then take you back to the port and then our Shore Excursion Hue City will come to an end here.

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Xung Khiem Pavillion in Tu Duc Tomb

How interesting “Hue Private Shore Excursions from Chan May port“?

First, when you join in this Hue Private Shore Excursions, it is not only a chance for you to know more the history of Hue – peaceful city by Perfume river, was devastated in Tet Offensive in 1968. But it is also a very pleasant trip for you to know the typical and mixed ancient architectures in the old times. Moreover, you will take your chance to taste some of Hue’s royal food that is quite different from the other parts of the country.

Hue Cruise Excursions price?


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Tour inclusion Tour exclusion
– 4 – seat private car with air conditioning

– Experienced driver

– English speaking guide

– Entrance ticket

– Cold water and wet tissue

– Lunch


– Travel insurance

– Other expenses

– Soft drinks and beverages

– Tips and gratuities

Things to bring Travel tip

-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray; Shoulder covers


In months of October, November, December, January, February; it normally rains in Hue. Let’s bring rain coats with you. For the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid.
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Cruise Ship landing at Chan May port

How to book Hue Vietnam Shore Excursions?

So, if you come to Chan May port in Hue or Tien Sa port in Da Nang seaport and would like to find a professional travel agent for Hue Vietnam Shore Excursions. Do not hesitate to contact us as follows:

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HueHue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802–1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home; and a replica of Read more

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