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Arguably the most beautiful and easily the biggest of Seoul’s five main palaces, Gyeongbokgung (also known as the Northern Palace) is one of South Korea’s must-visit attractions. Built in the 14th century, this is the oldest Joseon Dynasty palace in the nation, and it’s right in the heart of Jongno-Gu, the most culturally happening part of Seoul. Come for 600 years of history—and one brilliant changing of guards ceremony.

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161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

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Experience the best of the South Korean capital and explore with ease on this full-day tour of Seoul. Visit Jogye Temple, The Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong, Bugak Skyway, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Myeongdong. Your tour is limited to just 15 people for a personalized experience. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off is included. If you choose, upgrade to include a second day tour to the DMZ.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.44
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$97.44
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Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photo Shoot

Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photo Shoot

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Avoid having to ask strangers to capture photos of you and your travel companions during a photo shoot tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace that includes traditional Korean dress. Ideal for families and couples, this tour is led by a professional photographer, from who you’ll receive undivided attention and up to 100 photos.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.62
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$84.62
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Full-day Panoramic Seoul E-Bike Tour

Full-day Panoramic Seoul E-Bike Tour

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By using new-trendy transportation, E-Bike, explore Seoul in Cool way. E-bike is electric bicycle assisting your cycling with high performance e-motor directly on your pedal. So it's not difficult to cycle on an e-bike even on uphill. Your tour guide will bring you to major tourist spot : Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon hanok village, Jogyesa temple, Insadong, Tongin Market, cafe at the peak of the mountain, Bugak Sky way,etc! Through the tour, Especially riding up on bugak sky way will be memorable part since it's where you can feel the authenticity/Power of E-Bike. Join the tour, travel Seoul and Experience E-Bike! • E-Bike(Electric Bicycle) : High performance E-bike Made in German, MERIDA eSPRESSO 600 rental service • At Major tourists spots, expert tour guide will teach you Korean history and culture • Traditional Korean Food  and street food at Tongin market included for Lunch and snack • Small group tour under 10pax
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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Join this privately led tour of Seoul and discover some of South Korea's renowned cultural gems. See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and tour Gyeongbokgung Palace; stroll around Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong; and visit Jogyesa Temple and N Seoul Tower. The full-day itinerary will lead you through the ages, from ancient city to modern-day capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
Price varies by group size
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$204.11
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Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

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Explore the highlights of Seoul on a full-day tour with an informative guide. Highlights include Jogyesa Temple, the Blue House, the royal guard changing ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate, and tours of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in traditional culture at the National Folk Museum, Insadong Antique Street, and at Namdaemun Gate and Namdaemun Market. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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Seoul Combo: Cultural Heritage Tour with Kimchi Making and Traditional Dress Wearing

Seoul Combo: Cultural Heritage Tour with Kimchi Making and Traditional Dress Wearing

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Discover top Seoul attractions with ease, and bring Korea’s ancient culture and heritage to life on this full-day combo tour of Seoul. Enjoy a sightseeing coach trip through Seoul’s city streets and admire famous sites such as Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace and the National Folk Museum. After lunch, put on your traditional clothing and learn formal greeting etiquette Korean-style. Play traditional board games enjoyed during centuries past and learn how to make traditional Korean kimchi. Then, visit a local amethyst factory and ginseng center on route back to Seoul.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$226.00
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$226.00
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Seoul E-Bike Riding Tour

Seoul E-Bike Riding Tour

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Have you ever tried E-bike, electric bicycle? How about joining our tour program? You will rent and experience it by going around major tourists' spot and some places off the beaten path : Gwanghwamun square, Gyeongbokgung or changdeokgung palace, watching change of guard ceremony, going around the palace, seeing Blue House, presidential house by going behind the palace, Tongin Market where you can make your own lunch box, riding  upto Baekak mountain - there's paved road and this place has great view of Seoul and you can see Seoul Fortress, which will be the highlight of E-bike tour. It's going to be special experience that most of tourists never know and try. When you go up to the hill, you don't have to worry since E-motor will help your cycling. You will feel like riding on flat road not uphill. You will also stop by Seoul fortress and Gilsangsa buddhist temple for a moment.  - Experience of High performance E-Bike : Merida eSPRESSO 600 - Small Group Tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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Everland Shuttle Bus Ticket Roundtrip From Seoul

Everland Shuttle Bus Ticket Roundtrip From Seoul

✦ Easy transfer from Seoul when you want to visit Everland ✦ Choose your pick up at subway stations in Seoul: Yeongdeungpo Station, Sindorim Station, Sinnonhyeon Station or Gangnam Station ✦ Select 1 of 2 different times for your return journey and choose the latter option if you intend on spending longer at the parks ———————— Pick Up Schedule: ———————— • 8:40am Time Square Front Gate: Subway Line 1 Yeongdeungpo Station Exit 3/5, the opposite side to Yeongdeungpo Fire Station, the P1 entrance to the parking lot • 8:50am Sindorim Home Plus: Subway Line 1/2 Sindorim Station Exit 1, at the front of Prugio Block 103 • 9:25am Subway Line 9 Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 6, in front of ETUDE HOUSE • 9:30am Subway Line 2 Gangnam Station Exit 6 ———————— Return Schedule: ———————— • 7:00pm/9:00pm: Take the free shuttle bus from ticket office to no. 5 parking lot and board the return shuttle bus (The 9:00pm bus is not available on Sundays) ———————— ⚠️ Check picture for pick up/departure details
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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$12.31
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Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.26
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$60.26

Han River Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Experience in Seoul

Han River Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Experience in Seoul

Experience the activity of Kayaking and Paddle Boarding that you never seen in Han River, Seoul. Yap! as the iconic river, Han River has a fun activity that you shouldn't miss. You can choose one activity or both. Your activity will accompany by a professional instructor. Its its possible to have fun without worry. Let's get a game with your friend by battle kayaking in the Han River! ————————— Itinerary: • Meet up at Seoul Wind Surfing 17th Building • Sign up the pledge • Change clothes and prepare the necessary equipment • Learn the safety precautions and get a brief lesson with the English instructor (about 30 minutes) • Enjoy your free time kayaking/paddle boarding (2 hours) • End of activity ————————— Meet Up Information: • Location: Seoul Wind Surfing 17th Building • 563-1 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 광진구 자양동 563-1) ————————— • Please arrive at the meet up location 20 minutes before the scheduled time. • No refunds will be issued for latecomers and no-shows
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  • 2 to 30 minutes
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$47.18
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$47.18

Layover Tour from Incheon Airport to Seoul

Layover Tour from Incheon Airport to Seoul

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Incheon International Airport is a popular layover stop on flights across the world, but killing time in the airport is dull. On this tour, make the most of your layover hours and explore vibrant Seoul. With your guide at the wheel, visit top attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Namsangol Hanok Village with admission fees included. Your tour’s flexible start times mean you can easily match your layover hours.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
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$220.00
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K-pop Photoshoot with K-Beauty Makeup & Hair Styling Experience - Hongdae Studio

K-pop Photoshoot with K-Beauty Makeup & Hair Styling Experience - Hongdae Studio

Ever wanted to know how it feels like to become a K-pop idol for a day? With this half day experience in Seoul that will treat you like a full-on celebrity, now's your chance! This once-in-a-lifetime package will allow you to get a K-pop makeover from one of the finest Korean makeup artists and hair stylists. No need to worry about communication since there will be translators onsite! Work with these professionals to know which look suits you the best. After you're all glammed up, head to the studio to meet a seasoned photographer who'll be instructing you on how to pose and move your body for those perfect shots! They'll be taking around 10 to 20 photos of you which you can download after the shoot. It's a Cinderella story for anyone who loves K-pop and wants to feel like an idol. Who knows? If you're lucky enough, you might even bump into your favorite Korean celebrity, since some idols are known to drop by sometimes. If you're a Hallyu fan, this is something you've got to try out.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$203.08
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$203.08

Full-day Customizable Private Seoul Highlight Tour with Hanbok Experience

Full-day Customizable Private Seoul Highlight Tour with Hanbok Experience

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Discover the wonders of Korea's past and present on a private full-day tour of Seoul. Choose a provided itinerary, with visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong, and Bukchon Hanok Village, or create your own. You can also rent a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), which is perfect for photographs around the capital. Wherever you go and whatever you do, private transportation is at your disposal.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$328.21
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$328.21

Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

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Spend a morning in Seoul visiting highlights including Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the National Folk Museum. You'll also stop for photo ops outside the Presindential Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) and Gwanghwamun Gate during the changing of the guards. Your 3.5-hour tour includes transportation, entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup. You will be dropped off at either City Hall or Insadong. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.00
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$33.00
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Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

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See a spirited side of the South Korean capital you won’t find in the tourism brochures on this evening ghost tour in Seoul. Follow your guide on a meandering walk through Seoul’s hidden alleyways and hear tales to send shivers down your spine! Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, the most haunted place in South Korea, discover hidden secrets in Pimatgol Alley, explore the birthplace of Korean independence at Tapgol Park and more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Korea at a Glance 6days 5nights

Korea at a Glance 6days 5nights

See the best of beautiful South Korea with ease on this comprehensive sightseeing tour from Seoul. With accommodation plus round-trip travel from downtown Seoul and its airports included, travel around the Korean Peninsula in comfort and find out what makes South Korea special. Explore the wilderness countryside of Seoraksan National Park, Hit top attractions like the Gwongeumseong Fortress, and soak up the atmosphere in traditional Dongdaemun Market.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,269.04
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$2,269.04
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Morning E-bike Tour & Korean Lunch

Morning E-bike Tour & Korean Lunch

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Let our E-bike whisk you up into the hills to visit the Ancient Seoul city wall and enjoy awesome views of the city, And then down into the heart of Ancient Seoul for a home cooked local lunch and a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village. See a side of Seoul that many don't get to experience and hit the top tourist spots too! So, what are the top attractions in Ancient Seoul? The fresh Cheonggyecheon river that flows through time, the majestic Gyungbok Palaces’ grand entrance Gwanghwamun and Gwanghwamun square, the Presidential Blue house, the traditional architecture of the Bukchon village area, and the tranquil Jogeysa Temple. The course is recommended for those who wish to visit many landmarks in Seoul in a short time yet still experience an intimate connection and understanding in context.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Seoul Highlights & Hidden Gems Tours by Locals: 100% Private & Personalised 4hrs

Seoul Highlights & Hidden Gems Tours by Locals: 100% Private & Personalised 4hrs

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Seoul is considered among South Korea’s must-see cities, but beating the language barrier to explore solo can be a challenge. On this tour, leave the guidebook at home and explore South Korea’s bustling capital through the eyes of a local. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace or the N-Seoul Tower, or step off the beaten trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.02
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$71.02
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Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

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Visit top landmarks in Seoul on a morning sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Admire the architecture of Jogyesa Temple, a hub for Zen Buddhism, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace before observing the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Learn about Korean history and cultural traditions at Cheongwadae Sarangchae, and hear about the Joseon dynasty’s long rule. Your local guide shares key facts and fascinating insights throughout your coach tour, which includes hotel pickup as well as drop-off at either City Hall or Itaewon.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Private Seoul City Tour

Private Seoul City Tour

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See the ancient and modern worlds of Korea happily coexist on a private 8-hour tour of Seoul. Round-trip transportation enables you to discover the city efficiently and avoid the confusion of navigating public transit in a foreign country. Join your guide as you travel back in time at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Namsangol Hanok Village. Shop for souvenirs at Insadong and Namdaemun Market and see the Korean capital from above at N Seoul Tower.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Gyeongbokgung Palace Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace is widely considered among the finest royal palaces in Seoul, with a history dating back to the 14th-century Joseon dynasty. With this hanbok (traditional Korean attire) rental service, skip the entry queues to the palace and enjoy the chance to dress up like Joseon-era royalty. Choose the rental duration to suit your schedule, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace in the fashions of a bygone era.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.00
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$7.00
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Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

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Discover Seoul on this full or half-day walking tour, including Namdaemun Market, Mt Namsan and Myeongdong Street. Follow your guide to Namdaemun Gate, explore the traditional marketplace and gain insight into Joseon Dynasty history. Then travel by bus up Mt Namsan for panoramic views before strolling around Palgakjeong and riding the cable car down to Myeongdong Street. If you choose the full-day option, continue on for a Korean lunch and guided stops at Deoksugung Palace and Seoul Museum of History, concluding with a 75-minute performance at Jeongdong Theater.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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$121.80

Korea Past and Present 7days 6nights

Korea Past and Present 7days 6nights

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Immerse in Korea’s rich culture on this guided adventure that includes six nights 4-star accommodation with breakfast. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok, the DMZ, Jeonju, Itaewon, and the National Museum of Korea, and enjoy a Han River cruise. Wear “hanbok” dresses, discover the art of traditional paper, learn to make kimchi, “bibimbap” rice, and “makgeolli” rice wine, and enjoy a Korean food feast with locals.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,648.08
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$2,648.08
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Seoul Private Tour : Gyeongbokgung & Gangnam Kpop Tour (up to 10pax)

Seoul Private Tour : Gyeongbokgung & Gangnam Kpop Tour (up to 10pax)

A vehicle tour without a guide will allow you to tour at a lower price. Local drivers are available in English, so you can contact the driver conveniently. Tickets can be offered at discounted prices, and if ticket purchase is inconvenient, the driver can help. The driver will drop off at the tour location spot, and pick up later, No Tour guide accompanying on tour location. Free time as your own time. Start the tour with pick up from your accommodations in Seoul at 9:30 am, then proceed to the tour and ending with a drop-off at your accommodations around 6:30 pm. All the tour time is 9 hours. * The same price applies for both adults and children. * Children under 35months are free of charge.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.70
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gyeongbokgung Palace costs USD 7.00. Guided Gyeongbokgung Palace tours start around USD 7.00 per person. See all 156 Gyeongbokgung Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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