For a single day trip, this accomplishes a lot. The shuttle was on time to pick us up and stopped at Hai Van pass for a quick explanation and exploration. We then went to the the Thien Mu Pagoda, then took a boat along the river to walk to the Imperial City where we wandered around. I certainly could have spent more time in the Imperial city but this was a good abbreviated version. Lunch was a great introduction to local food note that drinks are not included in your tour cost!. As described you then the stop at the tomb briefly on the way back lots of steps!. Lots of culture and a friendly and knowledgeable guide for this tour. It's a long day and you're provided with one water bottle for the day- perhaps bring your own additional water, and I'd recommend having breakfast and a bathroom break before you leave. Highly recommended, good value for money.
The tour was good.
The tour guide, the car, the driver was nice.
It was worth visiting temple and palace in Hue.
But the lunch was disappointing.
The food was too sweet and too much.
The food was not for eating but for photo.
And it was too hot.
You need parasol and towel.
It was a long drive from Da Nang but a very worthwhile trip. We started witth an impromptu visit to Marble Mtn before heading up to Hue. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and prepared to be flexible with our needs. The Citadel was amazing. The highlight was the Khai Dinh Royal tomb. Lunch in a good local restaurant was also a highlight with delicious local fare.
All in all an informative and enjoyable day full of authentic Vietnamese history.