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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.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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What You Can Expect

Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village

Customer Reviews

Rommel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour gave us a very thorough understanding of Seoul's Gyeongbokgung palace and very interesting architectural knowledge of old Seoul city. His knowledge of Seoul was very thorough and his love of the city really shined through as he not only gave us in depth information regarding the city and the palace, but he was very in tune with great photographic opportunities of Seoul.

I would very much consider doing another tour with them if not in Seoul but other locations on a very likely 2nd visit to Korea.

kmisener

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Tour Guide, Ben Kim, was outstanding. He tailored the tour to our teen/preteen sons' interests. It was a very hot August day but Ben knew exactly the spots to duck into to cool off. The changing of the palace guard schedule changes often and Ben knew exactly when we had to be there to see it. Amazing performance. Very enjoyable and well worth the money. Thumbs up!

Betty L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My husband and I were the only ones on the tour. Ben our guide was attentive and knowledgeable, tailored this tour to our interests. Highly recommend this tour. We enjoyed the historical and current take of this country, a real eye opener for Aussies!

Jung A S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great!! Actually I didn't expect to see all about the over 600-year-city on the 3 hour walking tour, and also the tour itinerary it looked that it that. However, it was good enough to taste some of them in the limited time. I really enjoyed the time with others. The tour was both entertaining and informative, especially the tour guide would give more information about the country and the people living there. We would have another hour in the Bukchon which is one of the most famous tourist attractions with its endless sidewalks. Instead, 2 of us could catch up an airport limousine in order to meet their plane. A very well organized tour by the experienced tour guide, thanks!

Jose Carlo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It's a long but stimulating walking tour. Our guide Ben was an excellent guide - articulate, patient and kind. This was my second tour of the Palace and Bukchon but I learned things that I didn't the first time. The route took us to some interesting nooks and corners that were not apparent before. Well worth it.

Jane F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide ben was very informative and detail oriented. My son and I enjoyed the walking tour through the palace and bukckon area very much and Ben made the tour interesting and fun.

Aiko S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This walking tour was a great start to explore in Seoul, and the guide Ben K ensured that I could have fun and learn history of Korea at the same time. Ben was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about Korean history and culture, and he was the excellent guide whom I truly enjoyed touring with. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is new to Korea. Ben Thank you for your outstanding service!!!

Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour is very convenient if you are new to the korean culture and you want to know a little bit more about it. The guide, Ben Kim, was very knowledgeable and he explained to us the history of the places we visited, as well as some curiosities. He could answer our questions and was a very nice person. Also, we were already been in a place that was included in the tour, so he changed the schedule and brought us to a place we've never been to!
I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the background of this city, it is very interesting!

Rodolfo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A memorable way to start my three days visit to Seoul, taking pictures of the beautiful sights and
with guide Mr Ben Kim's excellent English and full knowledge of the places visited.
So happy to have taken many pìctures of this fantastic first tour!

Terence C Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was fantastic and within the short few hours, it provided us with a good foundation on the sights that we have seen. Our tour guide Ben was really knowledgeable, providing lots of insights and historical facts. He was enthusiastic throughout the duration of the tour and extended it well beyond the stipulated hours. Kiddos to him for being so passionate! If you have time for only 1 tour in Korea, please don't hesitate to pick this!!

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