Hue Imperial City Walking Tour

Hue Imperial City Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s fascinating history with a 3-hour Walking Tour of the Imperial City of Hue and the Forbidden City of Hue. Learn about the founding father of the Nguyen Dynasty - Gia Long Emperor, and the 12 further Emperors that ruled. Walk the Imperial City’s most unique sights such as Phoenix Tower and The Hall of the Supreme. Explore Vietnam’s rich heritage and culture through art, architecture, and history.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: The Flag Tower, Imperial City Thua Thien Huê, Hue 520000 Vietnam

The Imperial City served as the capital of Vietnam, while the Forbidden City was the emperor's private residence with stunning palaces. However, navigating these sites can be tricky. That's why we offer a small group tour of the Imperial City with a knowledgeable guide to ensure you don't miss any important landmarks while discovering the legacy of the Nguyen dynasty.

When you book directly with us through our WhatsApp or website, you can enjoy $2 off your tour. Don't miss out on the chance to make the most of your visit to Hue Imperial City - book now!

Stop At: The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), Imperial City Imperial Citadel, Hue 520000 Vietnam

09:00 or 14:00 Meet at Lac Thien restaurant. Walk through one of the ancient gates of Hue Citadel, highlights will be The Flag Tower, The Noon Gate Square, and The Holy Cannons – the guide will explain the history of the ancient capital in 1802 and the rise of the Gia Long Emporer.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thai Hoa Palace, Imperial City Forbidden Purple City - Imperial Citadel, Hue 520000 Vietnam

Continue to Thai Hoa Palace (currently under renovation) – learn about the Vietnam War and the Tet Offensive of 1968 – the guide will explain the restoration project being undertaken by the Vietnamese government.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Mieu Temple, Imperial City, Hue Vietnam

The highlight of this walking tour, visit The Mieu Temple – learning inspiring stories about the 13 rulers of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Nine Dynastic Urns, near the The To Mieu Temple inside the Imperial Enclosure, Hue Vietnam

Admire the most important artwork inside The Hue Citadel, the Nine Dynastic Urns, created by Emperor Minh Mang in 1836, which is a symbol of the sovereignty of the dynasty.

Stop At: Hue Royal Palace, Thuan Thanh, Hue 520000 Vietnam

Visit the Hue Purple Forbidden City – a maze of palaces that used to be the exclusive living quarters of the Kings and their royal families – the guide will show you hidden spots and tell fascinating stories bringing the history of the palaces to life.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museum of Royal Antiquities, 3 Le Truc, Hue Vietnam

(Exclusive to our tour!) Museum of Royal Antiquities – see a collection of some of the fascinating and ornate antiques from the Nguyen Dynasty – history will be brought to life with the unique items on display.

12:00 Goodbye. Book now and uncover the legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty today!

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Minimum age is 1 year"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"We ensure that our tour group is small to avoid crowded spaces and enclosed buildings. Additionally, we will make frequent stops at restrooms so that you can wash your hands thoroughly with soap."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Lạc Thiện Restaurant, 6 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Phú Hoà, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • A certified tour guide who absolutely loves Hue
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Royal Palace

Not Included

  • Entrance fees total 250,000 VND/person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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