Seoul's Palaces, Temples & Markets


Seoul's architecture, culture and heritage

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  • 8 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • 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
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  • 13 Jun 2018
    Very friendly tour guide. However the last stop on the red pine oil was extremely disappointing. Did not see any value having a Filipino presenting a Korean product.

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  • Palaces, Temple & Market Tour

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    • Lunch (Korean traditional bibimbap)
    • Admission fee
    • Guide
    • Air-conditioned hotel pick up (return to the city hall)

    US$ 61.49


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    • Lunch (Korean traditional bibimbap)
    • Admission fee
    • Guide
    • Air-conditioned hotel pick up (return to the city hall)
What To Expect

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.

Changdeok Palace Architecture
Prepare to be blown away by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Changdeok Palace
Changdeok Palace
The palace is a perfectly preserved architectural example from the Joseon Dynasty
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Experience the peaceful ambience of the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Insadong Street
Source a host of beautiful crafts and antiques along Insadong Street
Insadong Street Masks
Pick up a number of stunning souvenirs and unusual gifts from your trip
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email


  • 9:00am hotel pick up (TBC)
  • Pass by Blue House
  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays)
  • National Folk Museum (History Museum on Tuesdays)
  • Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
  • Ginseng Center
  • Lunch (Traditional Korean Bibimbap)
  • Changdeok Palace (Hanok Village on Mondays)
  • Insadong Antique Shop Alley
  • Amethyst Factory
  • Namdaemun Market
  • 5:00pm hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 2-10
  • If you are a vegetarian, kindly indicate at checkout so vegetarian food may be prepared for you
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified

Pick Up Information:

  • Hotel pickup: 9am
  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled departure
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (77) 4.5
  • June Pauline 17 Jun 2018
    The tour guides, and transportation were fantastic. However, I felt that the Ginseng museum and the makeup place (I think it was in replacement of the Amethyst factory, not sure) were unnecessary. It felt like we were lured there to make our purchases. Nothing really note-worthy of the place. It may seem like a good place to go since it's a factory of some sort but it's more of a place to make you buy really expensive Ginseng and to make you buy makeups you can buy in Myeongdong. I'm a little bit mad that I paid for this tour to get lured into a tourist trap. The palace tour was what we liked. The food was traditional Korean food. It was good.
  • ZHI XIANG 13 Jun 2018
    Very friendly tour guide. However the last stop on the red pine oil was extremely disappointing. Did not see any value having a Filipino presenting a Korean product.
  • Christian Myrell 12 Jun 2018
    The tour was really just okay. Didn’y really like the product demonstrations. I think we couldv’e better used our time for something else rather than sit and listen to them sell their products to us.
  • APRILYN 11 Jun 2018
    The whole tour was very nice. The temple and palace we have been to were awesome. It was a very good Seoul experience. Thank you
  • Angelica Anne 11 Jun 2018
    Informative tour of Seoul's palaces and temple. Erica was very prompt and speaks really well.
  • Tze Yong 9 Jun 2018
    It was a great experience! Managed to view many places of interest in a day. The guide was friendly and helpful.
  • Dolores 8 Jun 2018
    A good experience, was able to learn Korean History especially their religion. Our guide speaks good english. We enjoyed it.
  • Sally 7 Jun 2018
    My guide was great! Sonya thank you! She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. She speaks English very well, too. It is a fast paced event as some other reviewers have said-especially the morning part. Four star is because there was delay not related to traffic. It’s worth the money because it covers a lot without having to walk a lot (compared to if your doing it on your own). Plus you get history lesson that’s worth it and makes it more real than just looking at it.
  • rose ann 6 Jun 2018
    nice tour guide. will definitely purchase this activity again.
  • ZINA MARLYN 5 Jun 2018
    The tour took us to 2 palaces, a temple, a museum and to Insadong. Our tour guide Yeoni gave us a very informative description of these places. She also volunteered to take our pictures and suggested spots where a nice picture can be taken. All in all, we enjoyed the tour and learned so much about the Korean culture.
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