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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


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.
  • 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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, May 2018

my friend and I were in soul and wanted to make the most of of our short time as well as learning different to what we could just google it . decided on victor after reading the reviews and went for a three hours tour . Ben was the best ever tour guide we have experienced , he was so helpful and while taking us to few places has thought us so much of their culture etc. that we could never have known of . i am a traveller and can highly recommend the viator. our experience with ben as a tour guide was absolutely exceptional.
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, Apr 2018

I had a great time. The palace was the highlight of the tour. The guide pointed out lots of interesting information, and took me to the best angles to get wonderful photos. I would not have enjoyed these places as much if I'd gone by myself.

, Oct 2017

Ben is a very experienced and good guide. He showed us some great corners of Seoul. He understands very well to explain the Korean culture and history! The Gyeongbokgung Palace is only really interesting and fun through Bens explanations!
We can totally recommend this tour for everyone, who wants to understand and experince the Korean culture and history!

, Sep 2017

Ben Kim was my guide and I was the only person on the tour this day. I was a bit lost trying to find the Subway Exit 1 and he called my cell and came to me. We spent an enjoyable 3 hours walking around. He has a great historical knowledge and answered lots of my questions. We took a couple of short breaks on a lovely day. One of the best tours I've had in decades of travelling. Highly recommended. You won't get to read much in the museums and stuff, but this tour orients you so you can go back and do so with a big picture context.

, Sep 2017

What a lovely way to start my visit to Seoul. Just the right level of information and sharing of history for a novice to Korea. My guide was Ben and he shared a lovely perspective of the palace and the village. He was thoughtful, conversational, had a great command of the English language and I thoroughly enjoyed spending this part of the day with him. I asked him questions from history, geography, military, religion and economy and he was very happy to answer every question. Ask for Ben.

, Jun 2017

Great tour to find out about the history and architectural aspects of the Palace genre. The walk through Bukchon Hanok Village was fascinating. Ben was our guide and was interesting, charming and knowledgeable. He was aware of everyone's needs and did a fabulous job. A wonderful afternoon which I enjoyed enormously.

, May 2017

It was a very good experience particularly because our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful in every respect. Even though it was quite a demanding walk we paused off/on and we made it. Highly recommended.

, May 2017

This was a very good tour and I learn so much from the guide in such a short time. Be aware that it is a fairly fast paced walking tour with some inclines and so would not work well for anyone with mobility issues. My only complaint was that the description included a visit to the National Folk Museum but we did not go there. Still we covered an amazing number of sights in the time limit.

, May 2017

We were so lucky to have a private tour a group of three - mother, 14 year and 10 year old kids. Ben was a wonderful guide and customized the tour to make the three hours walking tour interesting for us all. We learned so much about Korea and its history from his explanations and are so glad to have booked this tour. What a difference there is from being taken through a city by an expert and getting insights on things we see and their background then just walking around by ourselves.
We loved the quiet moments sitting in the palace listening to the secrets of the stone pavement and the hidden roads in the Bukchon Hanok Village. Thanks so much Ben for making our first trip to Seoul so memorable!

, Apr 2017

This is a very good half day tour for our family trip to Seoul. Our tour guide Ben Kim was very knowledgeable and gave very good information relating to the places we visited. Enjoyed the walk to Gyeongbokgung from City Hall subway station and then to Bukchon Hanok Village. We were told the whole journey was about 4km but the pace taken was good, not too tiring.

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