Private Ancient Village & Hue City Tour
During this Hue private tour you will see and learn the culture and lifestyle of ordinary residents in Phuoc Tich as well as the regals in the Imperial Citadel.
Your experience begins with a leisurely drive to Phuoc Tich Village nestled on the O Lau River. Your private guide will explain the area's culture and point out interesting archeological details including the 30 well-preserved houses that are almost 100 years old. Walk under centuries-old trees and watch artisans skillfully create their renowned ceramic pieces. Board a small boat for a rare opportunity to observe rural life and beauty unfolding along the village's river.
Enjoy a traditional lunch at a unique garden house on your way to the Imperial Citadel in the center of Hue. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Citadel is a system of three walled circles that enclose the Imperial City. Hidden inside the Imperial City is the Forbidden Purple City, reserved exclusively for the Emperor and his family. The perimeter of the Citadel is guarded by a moat, as is the Emperor's Palace. Any unauthorized person who managed to slip through the elaborate wall gates, cross the moats and enter the Forbidden Purple City was put to death.
While in Hue, take a quick tour of the Dong Ba market then relax as you ride back to port.
Book this tour now to truly see and appreciate the history of Hue, its dynasties and its people.
Please Note: Western-style food is available upon request at the time of booking for an additional fee to be paid on the day of your tour (not included, approximately $10 US). Passengers will be granted a Vietnam visa by the cruise line. Some of the cruise lines include the visa within the cruise package. However, if a visa was not included in your cruise package, you pay may purchase one directly onboard. The cost can be up to $50 US per person, depending on the cruise line.