Da Nang Imperial Hue Excursion Reviews

Hue is approximately 3.5 hours by bus from Da Nang. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and tour the Palace of Supreme Harmony, which has been restored to its full original grandeur. The Forbidden Purple City was reserved for the private life of the Emperors, where 13 of them ruled from Hue between 1802 and 1945.
Tour was rushed as the guide took us to a local handicraft centre which was not on the itinerary so ...
Tour was rushed as the guide took us to a local handicraft centre which was not on the itinerary so it took up time better spent viewing what we actually paid for
Tour was rushed as the guide took us to a local handicraft centre which was not on the itinerary so it took up time better spent viewing what we actually paid for Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
This tour was another hit and I highly recommend it!
This tour was another hit and I highly recommend it! Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about Hue. He kept us entertained with stories and answered all of our questions thoughtfully.
This tour was another hit and I highly recommend it! Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about Hue. He kept us entertained with stories and answered all of our questions thoughtfully. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Filthy rotten day and filthy rotten quay covered in oil.
Filthy rotten day and filthy rotten quay covered in oil. Da Nang interesting as was the indoor market and dragon bridge
Filthy rotten day and filthy rotten quay covered in oil. Da Nang interesting as was the indoor market and dragon bridge Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Full day tour of the Citadel, pagoda, lunch at the riverside boutique resort, a river boat ride, ...
Full day tour of the Citadel, pagoda, lunch at the riverside boutique resort, a river boat ride, and visit to an imperial tomb. Beautiful countryside, still recovering from the long war for independence from France, and subsequent ... Read More
Full day tour of the Citadel, pagoda, lunch at the riverside boutique resort, a river boat ride, and visit to an imperial tomb. Beautiful countryside, still recovering from the long war for independence from France, and subsequent American War. You can see bullet holes and most of the Imperial City was destroyed by US troops in 1968. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A city that I had wanted to see and it did not disappoint.
A city that I had wanted to see and it did not disappoint. Having been taken around the various sites, and given a detailed description and history by our guide, one came away wanting to return. Again the lunch was excellent, well cooked ... Read More
A city that I had wanted to see and it did not disappoint. Having been taken around the various sites, and given a detailed description and history by our guide, one came away wanting to return. Again the lunch was excellent, well cooked and very tasty. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Guide’s English was terrible.
Guide’s English was terrible. She was totally disorganized. Bus went for 3 hours without washroom break. Then she took to a single outhouse for 30 people which wasted 45 minutes of touring time. All her explanations were by rote, which ... Read More
Guide’s English was terrible. She was totally disorganized. Bus went for 3 hours without washroom break. Then she took to a single outhouse for 30 people which wasted 45 minutes of touring time. All her explanations were by rote, which were repeated many times as if she was trying to indoctrinate us. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Another overnight stop, and we had two full days.
Another overnight stop, and we had two full days. The first day we used the Azamara tour which was just transport to Hoi An. We enjoyed wandering the town on our own and doing some shopping. The town is very touristy, but also photogenic. ... Read More
Another overnight stop, and we had two full days. The first day we used the Azamara tour which was just transport to Hoi An. We enjoyed wandering the town on our own and doing some shopping. The town is very touristy, but also photogenic. It is only about an hour’s drive from the port at Da Nang to Hoi An. The second day in Da Nang we did the Azamara tour to Hue. This was a long day, as it is about a 2.5 hour drive each way. Worth it though, as Hue has lots of history and it is an interesting city. We saw the citadel, one of the tombs, stopped at a teahouse and had a 6 course lunch at a hotel restaurant. Azamara also provided a free shuttle into Da Nang, but we did not have time to use it. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
We used HPE to visit Hue while we ported at Chan May, Vietnam.
We used HPE to visit Hue while we ported at Chan May, Vietnam. Our guide was knowledgeable and we had an interesting day visiting a Buddhist temple and the old Imperial City. We enjoyed a quiet and tasty lunch at a French-Vietnamese ... Read More
We used HPE to visit Hue while we ported at Chan May, Vietnam. Our guide was knowledgeable and we had an interesting day visiting a Buddhist temple and the old Imperial City. We enjoyed a quiet and tasty lunch at a French-Vietnamese restaurant. We can recommend Peter and his team for an enjoyable and informative introduction to Vietnam. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bus to Hoi An was interesting, seeing the paddy fields and duck farms.
Bus to Hoi An was interesting, seeing the paddy fields and duck farms. We went to a Pagoda with three huge Buddhas, stopped at a silk workshop which was excellent and very cheap, walked around Hoi An, which we loved, had lunch and then ... Read More
Bus to Hoi An was interesting, seeing the paddy fields and duck farms. We went to a Pagoda with three huge Buddhas, stopped at a silk workshop which was excellent and very cheap, walked around Hoi An, which we loved, had lunch and then stopped at the Marble Mountain, which you could climb by the stairs or ascend in the lift, and a marble workshop, and 'China' beach (where the US series called China Beach was filmed). Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Too hot and humid.
Too hot and humid. Not a place i would like to visit again. Very ancient place and thus a bit morbid. I had eaten pho and bum here and bother are delicious, but i would prefer pho. The noodles are inexplicably thin and light. However, the ... Read More
Too hot and humid. Not a place i would like to visit again. Very ancient place and thus a bit morbid. I had eaten pho and bum here and bother are delicious, but i would prefer pho. The noodles are inexplicably thin and light. However, the weather is not something that i would brave again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
8 hour tour but 4+ hours of that was in a bus.
8 hour tour but 4+ hours of that was in a bus. Areas we toured were very good and interesting. Just felt the boat docking area was again too far from touring area.
8 hour tour but 4+ hours of that was in a bus. Areas we toured were very good and interesting. Just felt the boat docking area was again too far from touring area. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great tour, lots of history, interesting.
Great tour, lots of history, interesting.
Great tour, lots of history, interesting. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises