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This full-day tour of Seoul offers an in-depth look at Korea’s rich cultural heritage. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll tour the gates and pavilions of Gyeongbokgung Palace; browse historical exhibits at the National Folklore Museum; and visit the Korean Folk Village and Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. Enjoy a Korean lunch and comfortable round-trip coach transport from your hotel.


  • Korean heritage tour in Seoul with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Marvel at Korean architecture as you explore grand palaces by foot
  • Browse museum exhibits displaying the fascinating history of Korea, from ancient times to today
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture and at the Korean Folk Village
  • Enjoy a traditional Korean lunch
  • Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach included

What You Can Expect

Korean Heritage Tour: Palaces and Villages of Seoul Including Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Folk Village

Start your heritage tour of Seoul with hotel pickup and meet your guide aboard the coach. Listen to informative narration as you journey past the stately Blue House — the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state and the President of the Republic of Korea.

Disembark to tour Gyeongbokgung Palace, the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty and the largest of the Five Grand Palaces. Marvel at the grandeur of the gates, pavilions and royal halls as you stroll the grounds on a guided tour. At the on-site National Folklore Museum, learn about Korean life from ancient times to the 20th century via exhibitions of artifacts and model replicas.

Re-board the coach for Jogyesa Buddhist Temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, which depicts an enlightened Buddha inside its main hall dating back 500 years.

Around midday, you will stop by a Korean Ginseng Center prior to siting down for a Korean lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’re accompanied to the Korean Folk Village, a living showcase for traditional Korean life and folk culture. Walk around here to witness pottery making, basket weaving and the hand-making of winnows, musical instruments, embroidery and bamboo, wood and brass wares.

After this immersive experience, you’re transported back to your Seoul hotel by coach.

Please note: Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesdays, in which case you’ll visit Deoksugung Palace. This walled palace compound is home to the Seoul Museum of History, which you’ll also tour with your guide.

Customer Reviews

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016


Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016


Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was what I expected, it was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable. We had a good lunch in a picturesque Korean restaurant.

Madeline G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We thought this a very good tour to give an overall view of Seoul both present and past. We were lucky that the rain held off until after the changing of the guard which is a do not miss. Our guide was very informative and easy to follow.

Lloyd B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was great the guide was great. I definitely recommend this tour.

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Lots of good info. Professional english-speaking guides. Enjoyed the tour very much.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My wife loved it so much that she would do it again. Spectacular!

Donna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour guide and I was the only English speaking tourist so it was like a private tour. Was able to see plenty of Seoul in just one day and even managed to purchase some souvenirs. Highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Ramona F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Outstanding! On time and willing to explain all the details. Great, great way to learn and have a good time.

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