Central Vietnam welcomes the increase in cruise ships calling at our ports.  I offer eight Private Shore Excursions specially designed to suit passengers who wish to experience Authentic Vietnam with first world comfort & levels of customer service.

Vietnam is truly amazing and my team and I are proud and passionate of our country and culture.  We really look forward to sharing its beauty and history with you. 

Xuan Tu's Private Shore Excursions to Hoi An, Da Nang, My Son, Hue and the wonderful rural beauty of central Vietnam are based on my successful Private Tours but add-in the special requirements requested by cruise passengers, including:

+ University educated English speaking & government licensed guides

+ Mandarin speaking guides if required

+ Fully escorted itineraries

+ Structured itineraries ensuring a timely return to shipside

+ 'Meet & Greet' shipside (no searching for the port gates!)

+ Modern air-conditioned vehicles 

+ Professional drivers

+ Free chilled & sealed bottled mineral water

+ Moist, scented towellettes

+ And lastly, not a factory or shopping outlet visit in sight!

We welcome singles, couples and small groups of friends for a truly private experience. With prior coordination we can accommodate larger groups formed on Cruise Critic 'Roll Call' forums (to a maximum of 20 persons) 

Xuan Tu Tours reminds me of a social enterprise, in which their business model sees a portion of their fee being donated to the homes of the villagers we visited.............. So instead of taking us to shops where the guide would stand to gain from commissions, this company is actually giving back to their local community. I say what they are doing is simply wonderful - client TripAdvisor review

It is worth noting that your ship's itinerary will often say 'Da Nang' as port of arrival, although central Vietnam is actually served by the two ports of Chan May & Tien Sa;  

Chan May Port is best suited for Private Shore Excursions to either the Imperial City of Hue or the metropolitan city of Da Nang and UNESCO listed Hoi An as it is located roughly halfway between each.

Tien Sa Port is part of Da Nang itself and is ideally placed for Private Shore Excursions into Da Nang and Hoi An.  The ancient Champa ruins of My Son Sanctuary are also a popular destination from Tien Sa.

Private Shore Excursion payment terms:

20% deposit on booking please, payable on receipt of my PayPal invoice. The balance is payable in $US or local currency equivalent (VND) on return to shipside. 

Cancellation terms:

+ 100% deposit return - if cancelled 28 days or more before your ship arrival date

+ 50% deposit return - if cancelled between 28 & 14 days before your ship arrival date

+ Nil deposit return - if cancelled less than 14 days before your ship arrival date, or for 'no shows' after ship has berthed

+ Up to 50% deposit return - in the unlikely event your ship is unable to berth due to inclement weather.  

Part of your deposit is used as payment of port fees prior to your ship's arrival, fee refund is not guaranteed by agents of the Vietnam Port Authority.  And unfortunately, we are not aware of your ship's non-arrival until after our driver and guide enter port on the expected tour date

Cruise companies scheduled to call in 2018 are:

Chan May Port

Celebrity Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises



Royal Caribbean      

Crystal Cruises 

Cruise & Maritime

Voyages of Discovery  

Oceania Cruises 

Tien Sa Port

Royal Caribbean

Holland America Line


Celebrity Cruises



Voyages of Discovery

Oceania Cruises

Princess Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Cruise & Maritime



Swan Hellenic