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History and Culture of Seoul Walking Tour

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Seoul, South Korea
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7 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Discover top city attractions in the South Korean capital on this afternoon Seoul walking tour. Admire traditional Korean architecture at Deoksugung Palace with your guide. Explore the palace compound and enjoy panoramic views over Seoul’s high-rise skyline. Wander through the peaceful Jeongdong-gil to Deoksugung Palace and experience the tranquil side of buzzing Seoul. Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace and learn of the changes it underwent during Japanese occupation. Head to the Seoul Museum of History and learn of Seoul’s complex past, from the Joseon Dynasty to the modern day. Finish your tour at JeongDong theater with a viewing of a traditional Korean performance.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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Departure Point

365-2 Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

16-11 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking

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Arranging for tour in Seoul was...
Yufang L
, Mar 2018
Arranging for tour in Seoul was tough as single person, as most tour requires 2 to register. However, I was able to book for this trip as a single, and was surprised to find the tour ran with only one person. My guide Ben was patient, very knowledgeable, and I got a great overview of Korean's history and culture. Wonderful in depth culture visit, highly recommended.
I only had a day in Seoul and booked...
Laura G
, Jan 2018
I only had a day in Seoul and booked this tour since it was one of the few that allowed booking for just one person. I was so pleasantly surprised by the tour! Ben was extremely knowledgeable and caring. It was pouring rain the day of the tour, but he still covered all the spots and had so much to share about each place. I learned a lot about Korean history and culture. Highly recommended!
I was lucky enough to have Ben Kim...
johnny.h.lee11
, Oct 2017
I was lucky enough to have Ben Kim as my guide for two tours during my trip. He was once again very knowledgeable about Korea and its rich culture and history. The way he set up the tour was organized and fantastic. He provided a wealth of information at the onset of the tour as we were in the city hall building, overlooking the area in which we would be walking. This context and background allowed us to better understand the interesting details he provided along the way. Ben has an obvious passion for Korea which made his tours very enjoyable. The pace of the tour was perfect... we were able to take pictures and fully appreciate the sites, even having some time to just sit and enjoy the surroundings. I highly recommend this tour with Ben!
The tour was very good. Ben was...
Michael A
, Jul 2017
The tour was very good. Ben was caring and kind. We learned great deal about Korea and Seoul. Recommend this tour.
I joined this walking tour in May...
Jochen S
, May 2017
I joined this walking tour in May 2017. Ben was my tour guide - I happened to be the only participant. The tour was very diverse, combining a short visit to a museum to see a large-scale model of Seoul with lots of sightseeing outside. Ben was very knowledgeable and friendly.
We booked this tour and another tour...
Owenita E
, Dec 2016
We booked this tour and another tour in the afternoon Namsan Mountain and Myeongdong Walking Tour, requesting for Ben Kim. We spent all day with Ben, as these tours became a private tour for my husband and myself. We changed our itinerary and went to places we wanted to go and to places that Ben recommended. We learned Seoul's history in depth as Ben is very knowledgeable. We had morning coffee at the Old Seoul City Hall and had a panoramic view of Seoul and Deoksugung Palace. We had lunch at Seoul Museum of History and Patbingsu dessert at one of the coffee shops. We went to Jongmyo Shrine and Gwangjang Market which weren't part of the itinerary. Then we started with our afternoon tour and took the bus to Namsan Cable Car Station before going up to N Seoul Tower. We had fun with this tour and we highly recommend this tour with Ben Kim.
A truly enjoyable visit to important...
Rodolfo C
, Dec 2015
A truly enjoyable visit to important places that help understand Seoul's culture and tradition. It left me so impressed that I hope to visit Seoul again in the near future to take more tours and visits in and around the country. All my questions were answered in a detailed, informative way by guide Ben Kim, showing a sensitive expertise. First rate, and an excellent tour indeed.
Seoul Morning Walking Tour...
James H
, Oct 2015
Seoul Morning Walking Tour - Deoksugung Palace, Jeongdong-gil and the Seoul Museum of History This is an excellent tour that begins by walking through the Daehanmun Gate into Deoksugung Palace, maintaining its historical presence among the modern-day buildings of Seoul. Once inside, you will see Junghwajeon, the main throne hall at Deoksugung Palace, and Gwangmyeongmun Gate, once the south gate at Deoksugung Palace, that contains a water clock a true engineering marvel at the time of its construction, a hanging bronze bell from 1462, and a rocket cannon. Also located within the palace grounds is Seokjojeon Hall, a Western-style building constructed in 1910, which is very unique compared to the traditional architecture of the palaces. Jeongdong-gil runs along the stone wall of Deoksugung Palace and flanked by numerous historical buildings, and embassy row, leading to an extra stop at the Sungjeongmun Gate at Gyeonghuigung Palace, and then the Seoul Museum of History. Most impressive was the City Model Image Hall consisting of a 1:1,500 scale model of Seoul and the surrounding area. Nearby is the statue of King Sejong the Great, the fourth King of the Joseon Dynasty. A golden statue of him is located on Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul. Additional exhibits are located in the lower levels of Gwanghwamun Square that tell the story of his introduction of Hangul, the native phonetic alphabet system for the Korean language. There is also, a 4-D movie visual, air, water and moving chairs about Admiral Yi Sunshin, a Korean naval commander who created the Turtle Ship and is honored for his victories against the Japanese navy. My tour guide, Ben, provided an excellent historical overview, and assisted me with writing my name on a scroll as a souvenir using traditional Korean calligraphy. All admission fees were covered by cost of the tour. These half-day tours are ideal if you are visiting Seoul for the first time.
This tour is one of my favorites so...
Patricia T
, May 2015
This tour is one of my favorites so far in Seoul thanks to having such a knowledgable tour guide to provide a truly informative and enjoyable walk around the palace grounds and at the museum. I highly recommend using Ben Kim at Korea Linx for this tour.

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