Travel back to the past and rediscover what was once Vietnam’s Imperial City. Explore Hue in a full day tour that spans centuries worth of Vietnamese history and heritage. You can choose to begin your exploration with an optional hotel pick up or head straight at the meet up location. Get a glimpse of sprawling temple complexes as you travel to the port. Cruise along the Perfume River famed for its floral aroma and stunning panoramic views. Travel north of the river to the Thien Mu Pagoda, a symbolic, seven-story structure built in the early 17th century. The pagoda inspired countless folktales and legends, making it one of the most iconic attractions in Hue and Vietnam. Another iconic stop is the Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and capital of past Nguyen emperors. The citadel has withstood the Vietnam War, the Battle of Hue, and numerous calamities over the years. It’s often regarded as a counterpart of China’s Forbidden City. Up next is the Dong Ba Market, one of the oldest places in Hue but still a bustling center of city commerce. Here, you will find a wide variety of household items, clothing, handicrafts, and more Vietnamese items you can buy as souvenirs. Take a moment to rest and replenish your energy by eating a sumptuous Vietnamese lunch. Afterwards, visit the intricate royal tombs of Khai Dinh and Ming Mang. Marvel at the lavish construction and learn more about the political history of Hue. Take time to also explore the famed craft villages, home to most talented Vietnamese artisans. The villages preserve the traditional ways of crafting conical hats, fabric weaving, paintings, and more. By 6:00pm, the tour ends as you head back to the port followed by a safe drop off at your hotel or meet up location.