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Private tour - Imperial city Walk & History stories provided by huetoptours

Private tour - Imperial city Walk & History stories

Private tour - Imperial city Walk & History stories
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This tour traces the history of the Nguyen dynasty from its earliest days to the last when Bao Dai king announced his abdication. You also get the understanding about the design and architecture of my entire beautiful city that made by first king of Nguyen Dynasty - Gia Long. Hearing stories about royal life in the Forbidden City as you traverse the temples, buildings, and residences.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 208967P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    If you are interested in Imperial city and curious to know more about the Nguyen Dynasty, its history, architecture, design, and the kings of Nguyen Monarchy, please follow me! We will walk around and spend 3 hours inside Imperial city. This tour traces the history of the Nguyen dynasty from its earliest days to the last when Bao Dai king announced his abdication. You also get the understanding about the design and architecture of my entire beautiful city that made by first king of Nguyen Dynasty Gia Long. Hearing stories about royal life in the Forbidden City as you traverse the temples, buildings, and residences.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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JamesWhite22
London, UK17 contributions
Informative, fun and interesting
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked short notice as we wanted to do a full day tour but couldn't due to some illness in the morning. We felt better by 10am and messaged Matthew not expecting him to be able to help us, within a few minutes he had replied and said he can do 12:30. We met Matthew and he greeted us with some cold bottles of water. He found out our interests and how much we knew so he could cater for us best. As we walked round he stopped in shaded areas and pointed out things we would of totally missed had we not had a tour with him. He explained in depth in perfectly clear English the history of Vietnam and the imperial city. We've been in Vietnam 2 weeks and tried to take in some of the history but often got confused by all the King's, how the French were involved and had many questions. Matthew explained it perfectly and I now feel I can go back home to England and explain some of the history behind Vietnam. Highly recommend this tour if you want an intimate, personalised look at Vietnamese history and culture. Loved every second and will rememeber this tour for a long time. Thank you Matthew
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luke_Za
Shanghai, China1 contribution
Knowledgeable guide - highly recommend
Matthew is a fantastic guide! He has great knowledge, not just about specific sights but Vietnam as a whole. He was able to answer all our questions and gave a wonderful overview of the Imperial City.
Written 24 January 2020
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huetoptours
Thank you very much for your compliment. Wish you had a great trip in Vietnam!
Written 25 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rkrg
4 contributions
In depth insight
Jan 2020
Our family of four (with teenage daughters) really really enjoyed this tour with Matthew! He was amazingly knowledgeable and his passion for his city and its history really shone through. Thoroughly recommend this tour as an introduction to the Hue royal history and a way to really get the most out of a visit to the Imperial city. Matthew also shared with us information about the Tet holiday traditions, which was coming up soon at the time we visited, again really interesting insight into local life in Vietnam.
Written 20 January 2020
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David All
Los Angeles, CA42 contributions
Yes, yes, yes! What a great tour with knowledgeable guide
Jan 2020
My girlfriend and I toured a few days with Matt and enjoyed learning about Hue's history and architecture (and food, but that's a different tour!). My gf is an urban designer and Matt tailored our tour to her interests as requested. Matt's English is perfect, he's well-educated, knows a lot about Vietnam's history, and is very honest and caring guide.
Written 5 January 2020
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Joshua N
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Must-See Tour
This is a must do for anyone interested in the history of Hue. Our guide, Matthew, was so knowledgeable about everything inside the Imperial City, and the entire history of Vietnam. He gave us insight into the importance of nearly every structure in the city, and every little detail associated with each. We learned so much about the Nguyen Dynasty, and more, that we never would have learned without this tour! This is something that everyone should do in their visit to Hue
Written 30 November 2019
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Traveljunkster
San Francisco, CA26 contributions
A must-attend tour of Hue
I arrived in Hue knowing it was Vietnam’s imperial city, but that’s about it. After taking Matthew’s imperial city tour, I now have such a better understanding of Vietnam’s history and culture.

Matthew has such a deep appreciation and passion for sharing his city’s history and stories that you can’t help but get invested in them too. Not only did I learn about the imperial city, but also gained rich knowledge about multiple aspects of Vietnamese history, architecture and its people (for instance, I learned why over 1/3 of Vietnamese have the surname Nguyen. So fascinating!)

If you’re interested in gaining a meaningful understanding of Vietnam’s history, forget the audio tour and sign up for Matthew’s tour now!

Matthew is such a lovely person too. I also took his Hue food tour after the city tour and it was superb. He connected stories from the imperial city tour with the food tour which felt like such a bonus experience. I highly recommend Matthew and his tour experiences!

Written 27 November 2019
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Angela Sachie
5 contributions
Historical insights into a must-see site
Nov 2019
Matthew is an extraordinary guide, with a real passion for the site's history and a flair for explaining both the history and significance of many elements of the citadel site. It was a truly in-depth exploration of the citadel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. His command of English is exceptional and he's very happy to answer questions. I had a wonderful time and cannot recommend this tour highly enough!
Written 5 November 2019
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huetoptours
Good morning Angela, Thank you so much for taking my tour and after all giving me a great review. Your review is truly a gift, also a big motivation for me. Wish you a great trip and hope to see you again! Best, Matthew
Written 12 November 2019
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Lisa N
2 contributions
Excellent tour
Oct 2019
My husband and I went on this tour in early October and loved it. Matthew was an excellent guide. He was very interesting and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour
Written 25 October 2019
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Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for giving me a chance to show you my city and leaving a great review on my tour. It is considered as a big gift for my effort. wish to see you both again! Best regards, Matthew
Written 27 October 2019
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swhitbread
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Highly recommend
Booked this tour last minute and so glad we did, met our guide at the hotel and rode out of the city into the count
David A
David A
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...but we're too full! OK, one more...
My girlfriend and I spent a few days with Matt and enjoyed the street food tour. In fact, it was one of our favorit
Angle_anhle
Angle_anhle
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Wonderful street food tour with Hue Top Tours
I just finished a Hue food tour with Mr Ngoc☺ after the Hue city tour. His English name is Mathew. The tour lasts 4
198joshuan
198joshuan
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Amazing Food Tour
What a great night. Matthew, the amazing guide of the tour, showed us places around Hue we would never have seen wi
CL814
CL814
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A delicious food tour not to be missed!
I. Am. Stuffed. That’s because I just finished my food tour with Matthew which was superb. We sampled the best of H
lambethn0rth
lambethn0rth
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See the daily life of the Vietnamese
I went on this tour with Matthew who is an excellent guide. We cycled from my hotel to the outskirts of the city wh
Minxbt85
Minxbt85
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Very fun tour
Matthew was incredibly friendly and knew a lot about food, he made it very interesting and i tried lot’s of food I
Explorer796538
Explorer796538
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Best tour Ever
We took this tour and how happy we are that we did. It was by far the best tour we had and worth every penny. Amazi
Rhodesy1977
Rhodesy1977
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Best food in Vietnam
I loved Matthew’s food tour! It was hands down the tastiest food I’ve eaten in Vietnam and I really liked the local
Trail783297
Trail783297
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Peak experience in Hue
My girlfriends and i went on this tour, which ended being one of our peak experiences during our Vietnamese sojourn
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