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Admire UNESCO World Heritage–listed landmarks in South Korea’s capital on this 3.5-hour Seoul walking tour. Visit Changdeokgung Palace, widely considered the best-preserved of all Seoul’s Joseon Dynasty residences. Admire the grand pavilions with your guide and gain insight into life here under Joseon rule. Head on to the beautiful Jongmyo Shrine, an ancient place of worship which once held valuable royal treasures. Visit a local ginseng center or amethyst factory on route to Insadong. On arrival, explore the galleries, teashops and craft stores before ending your tour in Itaewon.  


  • 3.5-hour morning tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Seoul
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine
  • Tour a royal family residence and learn about the significance of religious landmarks with a knowledgeable guide
  • Discover the antiques shops, alleys and ateliers of Insadong for treasures and souvenirs
  • Visit a ginseng center or an amethyst factory for a glimpse of lovely gems
  • Hotel pickup included

What You Can Expect

Morning Cultural Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul

Morning Cultural Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul

Customer Reviews

Jasmine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very enjoyable.

Anne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Mia was a caring tourist guide. Very knowledgeable about the Seoul area. I will use Viator again.

Ian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Hammy, our tour guide was excellent, with a lot of knowledge and information.

Dexter E

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was able to guide us through the palace no problem and had plenty of information. Once we got to the temple it kinda fell apart. She was relying on the guide there to tell us everything. Unfortunately it was national culture day and there was no guide at the temple.

Lindsey M

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

This was a good tour and our guide was very nice and accommodating, but it was a short tour for the price.

Vincenro King B Philippines

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2016

The guide was excellent. The world heritage sites were also memorable and the tour was just enough, not too long, not too short.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2017

Tour was a little boring, but the sites were beautiful. I could and #39;ve got the same information from a brochure.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2016

Was nice because the tour was very small, but felt extremely rushed and the tour guide didn't add too much to the experience beyond reading us the placards. Seems like we didn't have the usual person for the tour.

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