Seoul Joseon Palaces & Folk History Day Tour


Throwback to life in the Joseon Dynasty

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  • English / Chinese
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  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Drive past and learn more about the President's home, Blue House
  • Watch the changing of the guards and tour the spectacular Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Visit the National Folk Museum to build your knowledge of Korean history
  • Visit tranquil Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, an important building for Zen Buddhism in Korea
  • Walk amongst traditional houses at the Korean Folk Village, an authentic reconstruction of a Joseon village
  • Or you could visit Insadong, N Seoul Tower and Namsan Hanok Village
  • Tap into your English speaking guide's in depth knowledge of Korean history
  • Enjoy a hotel pick up and drop off service
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  • Rizanina Bel 3 Jan 2019
    Interesting tour about Seoul's history. The palaces and museum are just around the city. Our tour guide is nice, informative and approachable.

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  • Seoul One Day Tour (With Korean Folk Village)

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What To Expect

You'll soon be imagining yourself in the days of yore with a tour of Seoul's cultural heritage, from the palaces of royalty to the ancient homes of ordinary people. Choose between two immersive tours and begin either tour with the beautiful pavilions and spacious grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Then, your informative guide will lead you on a guided tour of the National Folk Museum to find out about the daily lives of Koreans spanning pre-historic times to the end of the Joseon Dynasty. Explore the peaceful grounds of Jogyesa Buddhist Temple before settling down for a traditional Korean meal. After lunch you can either experience a Joseon Dynasty throwback when you visit the Korean Folk Village, or see Seoul from a more modern perspective when you visit Insadong and the N Seoul Tower for a panoramic view of the city before heading to a classic Hanok VIllage. Walk amongst traditionally built houses, watch artisans in action at a handicraft workshop, join the audience of a folk performance, and even try your hand at traditional games such as arrow throwing and seesaw jumping!

Take a step back in time to the Joseon Dynasty
Take a step back in time to the Joseon Dynasty, when you visit beautiful reconstructions of traditional houses
Korean Folk Performance
Watch a fantastic folk performance as you wander around the Korean Folk Village
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Prepare to be blown away by the gorgeous architecture of Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace grounds
Learn about the daily lives of Koreans from pre-historic times at the National Folk Museum
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Experience the tranquil ambience of the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
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
  • Korean Folk Village
  • 5:30pm hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 2-10
  • Free for children aged 0-1
  • Please indicate your hotel name and address at the checkout page
  • Please select your preferred tour guide language at the checkout page
  • Please indicate at the checkout page if you are a vegetarian so vegetarian food will 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 pick up time: 9:00am
  • 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 (51) 4.3
  • Rizanina Bel 3 Jan 2019
    Interesting tour about Seoul's history. The palaces and museum are just around the city. Our tour guide is nice, informative and approachable.
  • Kristine 20 Dec 2018
    Our tour guide was nice and friendly but the overall tour was kinda rush we didn't have enough time to explored the Folk village :(
  • Sui Fun Sindy 19 Dec 2018
    Little hiccups during pick up but we met with the tour guide with the nice car finally. Tour company didn’t mention the pick up time the day before so we thought the tour start at 9:00 am as mentioned in the tour description. We two were the only quests in the tour (requested Chinese speaking guide) so can enjoy a private tour. May be this is why we have so much interactions with the tour guide and she asked a lot of personal questions (e.g. age...) and I felt not so appropriate and uneasy. We trying to escape from her questions but not successful as she keep asking the same question every now and then. She keep touching my arm when she wanted to tell me something or say something. We ended the tour much earlier than expected but it’s okay as we can get some quiet moments to enjoy Seoul :)
  • Amy 17 Dec 2018
    Katie our tour lady is lovely. However the the whole tour it self was too rushed. Didn’t have that much time for yourself to do anything much.
  • Anwen Shi 15 Dec 2018
    We were picked up from our hotel on time but upon reaching the temple, the tour guide had to run off to fetch other tour participants. This tour is like a mix and match with other tours so people hop on and off this tour at various points. The vehicle size will also change along with the group size. All these changes within a day tour was a bit disconcerting. The English-speaking tour guide Gemma was great at explaining and it was done in detail. However, she was not continuing on for the afternoon part of the tour and we were left with a Chinese speaking guide. My mandarin isn’t fantastic so we decided to drop out of the tour after lunch. This tour is okay for people who want to see view the palace, temple and folk village. But overall, I felt that it will be more enjoyable if everyone moves along to do the same stuff at the same time.
  • sheryl 6 Dec 2018
    tour was interesting and our guide,chloe, was great. she was very strict when it comes to time which we appreciate very much.
  • Nancy De Guzman 5 Dec 2018
    4-star rating for the tour because it was rainy day tour. We missed the changing guards eventdue to the weather and folk history part. But 5-srar rating for our tour leder Katie. She is really nice, polite, accommodating and transparent. Overall, we had fun for having a perfect tour guide. Thank you Katie (Happy Tours).
  • Jamille Renerose 23 Nov 2018
    Clean bus + great tour guide! hassle free way to travel Korea! 🙌🏻
  • Reyna 25 Oct 2018
    Love our guides Chloe and Bryan!! So accomodating and fun, made our trip extra easy.. Thank you!!
  • Dianne 12 Oct 2018
    Soo was cheerful and very informative. Lots of walking so wear your best and comfy shoes 😁
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