Seoul's Palaces, Temples & Markets


Seoul's architecture, culture and heritage

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  • 8 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • 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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  • 20 Apr 2018
    changed guides for afternoon trip but transition was smooth. tour finished early.

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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$ 63.7


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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 (58) 4.6
  • Angelica Beatrix 20 Apr 2018
    changed guides for afternoon trip but transition was smooth. tour finished early.
  • LYNN 12 Apr 2018
    I learned a lot from our very informative tour guide about the history of korea!
  • Jerome 29 Mar 2018
    Love everything about this tour and our tour guide is so nice :) Lunch is also good. Pick up is on time
  • Karla Karizsa 22 Mar 2018
    The tourguide Sonya is really really nice, helpful and articulate in English. However there was no time for us to do the hanbok in the palace. Haha
  • PEK 21 Mar 2018
    Tour guide jin is very nice and really explain throughout the whole tour. Glad that I joined this tour
  • Eds 5 Mar 2018
    My friend and I have learned so much about Korean culture and history from this tour, our guide speaks good english and was very accommodating.
  • Margarita 15 Feb 2018
    Our tour guide Katie from Seoul City Tour was awesome!!!
  • YI HUI 24 Jan 2018
    meeting time was set to be 9am but i have received continuously few calls around 850am and the tour guide didn't even greet us but instead showed us her unpleasant face which i personally think it is not very professional as a tour guide. my mood was ruined and best of all I WASNT EVEN LATE AT ALL. i seriously have no idea why she was in a hurry when they are only another 2 person joining us.
  • Irene 20 Jan 2018
    The history of the temple is amazing. You will learn a lot from the history of the temples
  • Binky 1 Jan 2018
    We learned about the lifestyle of kings and queens inside a huge palace and how they rule the people they conquer.
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