Meet your guide during a 9am pickup at your Seoul hotel, then hop aboard your bus to begin your 9-hour tour.
First, visit the Jogyesa Temple — widely considered among the city’s top attractions. Here, admire the colorful architecture for which the temple is famous and listen as your guide sheds light on the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.
Head on to Gyeongbokgung Palace (or Changdeok Palace on Tuesdays) — destroyed by Imperial Japan in the 20th century and today rebuilt anew. Learn of South Korea’s heritage at the National Folk Museum and watch the daily Changing of the Royal Guard Ceremony.
During your tour, take in sites of interest including the Blue House — the President’s residence — and visit a traditional ginseng shop. Enjoy a lunch of seasonal South Korean food at a restaurant in Insadong, then visit the COEX Mall in Gangnam — home to the COEX Aquarium and Lotte Duty Free COEX.
Soak up the atmosphere along hip Garosu-gill Street, then return to your hotel to conclude your tour.