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Thang Long City Tour - Day Tours
Ranked #130 of 153 Tours in Hue
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We would like to recommend to you some our following services: Organizing City Tour, Culinary Tour, Cooking Tour, Shopping Tour, Adventure Tour, Trekking Tour, Boat Tour, Motorbikes Tour ,Bicycle Tour.
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We were picked up from our hotel at 8am in a comfortable coach for the day trip. The tour included a visit to three tombs, a incense and conical hat making market, a martial arts display and finally the Citadel.

The driver was very pleasant,polite and helped the older members of the tour to disembark the vehicle. The tour guide ( we are unsure of her name) was young, enthusiastic and very hard working.

The tombs were very interesting and the information provided was adequate. The martial arts display was unnecessary but was entertaining and not unpleasant. The incense and conical hat making market was dull and unnecessary. Both of these activities took time away from visiting the precious citadel.

What was exceptionally poor was the buffet lunch at Thang Long Restaurant- the reception was hostile, the food was bland,unappealing and cold- the worst food we have experienced in Vietnam (my husband has written a separate review on this). We would have preferred to have payed separately for lunch at any other establishment in Hué.

The visit to the citadel was too short ( a brief one hour) and lacked structure. The Thai Hoa Palace had a very informative video playing about the citadel but we were not allowed to watch this due to rush of the tour. This was unfortunate.

In summary the tour was falsely advertised at $13 USD per person but with the added entrance fees (360,000 VND ) for the temples and citadel; for the unnecessary martial arts show (70,000 VND) and drinks at the awful restaurant (20,000 VND) it came to $33 USD per person. Room for improvement!

Thank jonescsj
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I went Hue and took a city tour! It was so lovely. All the historic places and the explaining from an exllent guide named Tien! I wanna go there again :)

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I booked this company for our full day city tour in December. It was our nightmare. The tour guide was horrible. He did not say anything about the places that we visited. The lunch was ok. Ms. Diem was useless to handle the problem. Don't trust them. I will choose other company in next time.

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour at our hotel, they promised us a guide with good English and a lot of knowledge about the sites we were going to visit. Our guides English was okayy, his accent was so thick though you could barely understand him, even the native speakers in our group had their difficulties. The explanations our guide gave us weren't too helpful, I could overhear other guides telling far more interesting/useful information.
What bothered us most was that we were rushed through the citadel in a little under an hour. When we asked why we weren't spending longer there the explanation was "construction everywhere, all looks the same anyway, boring" yeah right. The stops at the Kung fu show and the incense stick village were so unnecessary, we would've rather spent our time in the citadel.

Overall not the best tour. Wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Camilla B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Have a great time today with tourguide Quoc Ho. He was funny, informative and really helpful. The journey was smooth. Luch was ok.

Thank Khuyên T
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