Spend the day touring Seoul's famous sights from the Joseon Dynasty, visiting important cultural highlights and browsing bountiful shopping streets
Drive past and learn more about the President's pad, Blue House (or Cheongwadae)
Watch the changing of the guards and tour the spectacular Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeok Palace
Visit the National Folk Museum to build your knowledge of Korean history from the dynasties up to the present day
Visit tranquil Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, an important building for Zen Buddhism in Korea
Hunt for bargains at Namdaemun and find holiday gifts at Insadong
Tap into your English-speaking guide's in depth knowledge of Korean history
Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off
This full day tour has a choc-a-block itinerary, designed to give you a total Seoul immersion. Marvel at the architecture of one of Seoul's most beautiful palaces, Gyeongbokgung. Resulting from a stormy history, ongoing reconstructions mean you can see original portions alongside modern efforts to restore it to its former glory. Reminisce to bygone days with a guided visit of the National Folk Museum before a tasty local lunch. After you're fully sated, you'll set off to visit palace no.2, UNESCO-listed Changdeokgung, a perfectly preserved architectural example from the Joseon Dynasty. Walk amongst the serenity of Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, peruse crafts and antiques on Insadong Street and pick up a holiday memento at Namdaemun before a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.
Palaces were full of colours and the tour guide can explain some palace stories in English. Also can do a short shopping tour in the antique street and Namdaemon
The tour was good at immersing us with the korean culture. Learned a lot from the guide.
This daytrip was really nice to see more of the city and to experience the daily life of the people. The markets are always very interesting.
We immersed ourselves entirely with Korean culture through this one-day tour of the palaces, temples and markets in the city. I was impressed by the painstaking cravings and etchings on the palaces that must have took years to complete. It was a real eye-opener into how remarkable Korea is!