Seoul, South Korea

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Sightseeing tour of Seoul attractions
  • Visit highlights such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Following hotel pickup in the morning by private vehicle, your personal guide accompanies you to Gyeongbokgung Palace. At the palace entrance you'll see an impressive reenactment of the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, performed at Gwanghwamun Gate during the Joseon Dynasty.
Gain admission to Gyeongbokgung, considered the most beautiful of the Five Grand Palaces in Seoul. Wander the pavilions and ponds with your guide and learn about its architectural features. (When the palace is closed on Tuesdays, you will visit Changdeokgung Palace instead.)
Next up is Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean village built nearby. Stroll among hundreds of homes called hanok, most dating to the Joseon Dynasty. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue into the heart of the capital and browse among the alleys of Insadong. You'll find antique items on display amid the galleries, eateries, traditional teahouses, and cafes.
Then pay a visit to Jogyesa, the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Located within the city, the stately complex is a religious site for practitioners of Seon (Zen) Buddhism. 
N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower) is the final stop on your full-day itinerary. After a cable car ride or walk to the top of Namsan Mountain, you'll have unobstructed views of the city from this prominent landmark (entrance fees and cable car ride are your own expense). Afterward, you’re dropped off at your hotel.

Reviews

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V
, Jul 2018

We had Justin as our tour guide and he was great from the minute he picked us up to the moment he dropped us off at our hotel. He took time to take a ton of pictures and send them to us in only a days time. This is going above and beyond what a tour guide has to do. This is in his spare time at home so we very much appreciate his thoughtfulness. He showed us a good time and we loved every minute of it.

K
, Apr 2018

Me and my kids had a great and wonderful time with this private tour. The vehicle is very comfortable. The driver/tourist guide is very accomodating.. and very good in introducing or give a brief background in every destination we had.. Definitely the price is worth it and justifiable..

L
, Apr 2018

Our Seoul city tour was very enjoyable and very good value. Our guide was informative and looked after our varied needs very well. The changing of the guard at the Palace was a highlight as were all the people in traditional dress. We were escorted to a great, authentic restaurant for lunch and given time to shop in Insadong. This tour is highly recommended if you only have a short time to see the sights in Seoul. A lot can be packed into a single day if it is planned well.

H
, Dec 2017

We very much enjoyed this tour. Smith, our tour guide, was excellent in knowledge and in making the day a lot of fun. Our lunch was also excellent. Smith also went out of his way to take some great shots of us with his own camera and sent them to us via email the next day. Nice touch!!!

j
, Aug 2017

The most beautiful trip in this beautiful city Seoul , our tour guide Mr. Justin Kim he is very nice and friendly and give us lots of information about history of his country.
me and my wife we really enjoyed every second of this trip.
Thank you Mr. Justin for making our honeymoon A memorable and beautiful. :)

R
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

M
, Jun 2017

Wonderfull guide

F
, Jun 2017

It was a great tour that covered all the amazing sites in one day. Our guide Justin was extreamely nice, knowledgeable and patient with questions. Being an English teacher previousIy has obviously prepared him very well! He also took many great pictures for me and my daughter.

A
, Jun 2017

The tour started at Gyeongbokgung Palace which we liked the most. Our tour guide - Justin described a quite detail story of Korean dynasty and history. We also enjoyed the Korean food for our lunch and the time spent at Insadong. Ending the one - day tour at Namsan tower where we saw Seoul from the top of mountain was very satisfying.

A
, Jun 2017

We highly recommend this tour. We were in Seoul for only a few days, and it was a great way to see the highlights in a short period of time. Our tour guide, Justin, did a great job guiding us through the city, new and old, and picking an excellent restaurant!


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