Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Get an excellent overview of Seoul on this full-day sightseeing tour of the city's top attractions. With a guide, you'll visit Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower and Namsangol Hanok Village; watch the changing of the guard at Gwanghwamun Gate; and drive by the Blue House (Cheongwadae). Enjoy a Korean lunch in Insadong, and stop at a ginseng center and amethyst factory. You'll gain an understanding of Korea’s culture and history as you explore the highlights of this bustling capital city.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Jogyesa Temple, 45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170 South Korea

After morning pickup from your hotel, travel by comfortable coach to your first stop of the day, Jogyesa Temple, the chief Buddhist temple in Korea and a calm sanctuary from the busy streets of Seoul.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: The Blue House, 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820 South Korea

Next, drive by the Blue House (Cheongwadae), home to the South Korean president. Located at the foot of Mt Bugaksan, the presidential complex exemplifies traditional Korean architecture.

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

Continue to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the primary residence of the royal family during the Joseon Dynasty. Constructed in the 14th century and the largest of the Five Grand Palaces, Gyeongbokgung is considered the most beautiful palace in Seoul. Walk around the compound with your guide to see traditional Joseon architecture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Folk Museum of Korea, 37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045 South Korea

Within the compound, visit the National Folk Museum to learn about how people have lived in Korea from ancient times to today. Your guide shows you displays that demonstrate daily life for members of the aristocracy and ordinary citizens, including traditional farming and hunting techniques, weaving, cooking and other tasks.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gwanghwamun Gate, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045 South Korea

Keep your camera handy for the changing of the guard ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

Stop at the ginseng center to learn about the reputed medicinal uses of the sought-after plant, and then take a break for lunch in Insadong, a neighborhood known for its traditional tea houses and antique galleries. Relax over a nutritious plate of bibimbap (rice with vegetables and meat) or bulgogi (grilled marinated beef) at a restaurant, and then enjoy some time to shop for authentic Korean souvenirs at the array of small stores.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Namsangol Hanok Village, 28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04626 South Korea

Then visit Namsangol Hanok Village, where your guide leads you on a walk around this model village that features five hanok (traditional Korean homes) from the Joseon Dynasty. The restored houses illustrate various social classes, from peasants to royalty. You can also admire the site's traditional Korean-style garden with an elegant pavilion and stream.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea

After lunch, head over to N Seoul Tower, which stands on Mt Namsan in central Seoul, and take the elevator up to the observation deck to enjoy panoramic views over the city.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A moderate amount of walking is involved; it is recommended that you wear good walking shoes"
"Please note: On Tuesdays, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum and Namsangol Hanok Village may be closed; if this is the case, you will visit Deoksu Palace, the History Museum and Myeongdong instead"
"Tour Schedule can be changed because of local circumstance or weather."
"1 of the shopping centers are included (Ginseng Center)"
"Tuesdays : Gyeongbok Palace is closed so, we will visit to Deoksu Palace"
"Mondays : Namsan Hanok Village is closed so, we will visit to Bukchon Hangok Village"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Seoul, South Korea
Traveler pickup is offered
9am is not the pick up time. Pick up time is different depending on the pick up location. Tour operator will contact you to give the exact meeting place and time.

If you cannot find your hotel on our list, please let us know your hotel/accomodation name (including the address) and we will suggest pickup location for you.
Hotel pick up is available only in Seoul Downtown hotel where we can park the bus.
In case of guest house, airbnb, hostel and private address, we will suggest some place for pick up.

Incheon / Gyeonggi area is not available for pick up.


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Entry/Admission - National Folk Museum of Korea
  • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower

Not Included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • hotel drop off (drop is available myeongdong / city hall / itaewon)

Facilities


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