Seoul Historic Walking Tour

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Visit some of Seoul's most noteworthy historic sites

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  • 2 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 4 Travelers
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Skip the wheels and go on foot to a journey that takes you to Seoul's most poignant historic and cultural sites
  • Walk around Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong and other historical attractions
  • The professional, English speaking guide with you will tell funny historical and local stories!
  • It's an easy, casual tour of historic attractions that are relatively near one another, allowing you to learn and relax
Most Recent Review

  • 13 Dec 2018
    Since it was a very cold morning, our tour guides let us rode a car going to the temple and the palace. Hanna was really good at explaining to us the history of the palace. But it was a fast-paced tour so we were not able to take too many photos. But overall, it was a good tour!

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What To Expect

Seoul, being the capital of South Korea, is home to many important historic sites and locations. This 2.5 hour walking tour will bring you to some of its most noteworthy stops that you may have missed. By walking, you'll get right up close and experience a real journey into Seoul's history. After meeting up with your English speaking guide, you'll head to Gwanghwamun Plaza. This is a public open space that has been central to the community for centuries into Korean history, and was only in the 20th century when it became a 16-lane roadway. Then you will be able to tour Gyeongbok Palace, considered as the main palace during the Joseon period. You'll get the chance to see Gyeonghoeru, Sajeongjeon, and the National Folk Museum while here. Then you will head to Jogyesa Temple, which is considered the center of Korean Buddhism. Then you will walk to Insadong, one of Seoul's brightest attractions, specializing in cultural crafts, where so many items can be purchased as mementos of Korean cultural history. This is the perfect way to experience Korean culture, and even hear some funny stories!

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See Gyeongbok Palace's majesty
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The palace was considered the main palace of Joseon dynasty
seoul walking tour
Head to Insadong and see a variety of traditional crafts!
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Try some delicious Korean street food on your way!
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Get to know Seoul closely from your travels on foot!
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Itinerary:

  • 9:20am Meet up at President Hotel
  • Move to Gwanghwamun Plaza
  • Gyeongbok Palace tour (Gyeonghoeru, Sajeongjeon, National Folk Museum)
  • Jogyesa Temple
  • Move to Insadong
  • Insadong Gallery, Traditional Korean food, street food experience (optional), Sightseeing
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Schedule:

  • Daily, 9:20am
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Gyeongbok Palace will be substituted by Deoksu Palace when it is closed on Tuesdays
  • If the minimum number of bookings (4) is not met, the tour on that date may be canceled
  • For your safety, please stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during the tour
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Meet Up Information:

  • Time: 9:20am
  • Address: President Hotel 1F front desk (Subway line 1/2 City Hall Station exit 5 or line 2 Euljiro 1-ga Station exit 8, go straight for 2 minutes)
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Reviews (20) 4.3
  • Shelley 13 Dec 2018
    Since it was a very cold morning, our tour guides let us rode a car going to the temple and the palace. Hanna was really good at explaining to us the history of the palace. But it was a fast-paced tour so we were not able to take too many photos. But overall, it was a good tour!
  • JESLIE 30 Nov 2018
    Tiring but good. Try this, guide is very friendly too
  • stella 29 Nov 2018
    We had Nancy for our walking tour. It was well paced and we got to see a little of everything with just enough details of the history of the palace and the culture! We had a fun tour group so it felt like a trip with friends and Nancy was very accommodating. Highly recommended, wear comfy shoes!
  • Rowena 4 Nov 2018
    Tiring yet informative 😀 good for a cold weather.
  • Nenneth Dolfelia 3 Nov 2018
    Learned a lot about history of Korea. It was great seeing the contrast of the old and the new in the city
  • Phuong 31 Oct 2018
    Good experience to walk with local tour guide. We’ll explain about country and culture
  • Kim 8 Sep 2018
    This was a great, albeit fast, tour. Led by the gracious and well-informed Kelly Choi, the tour covered a few of Seoul's most important sites. She was flexible and easy-going - couldn't ask for more in a guide.
  • Carianne Patricia 25 Jul 2018
    Got a great tour guide who speaks fluent English, bery accomodating and friendly. He even sing us a song while we were on the bus.
  • jian ting 12 Jul 2018
    it was ok. some tourist asked a lot of questions and didn’t let the guide talk. generally the guide is helpful and accommodating.
  • Rowena 12 Jul 2018
    Amazing views of the temples and have learned a bit about korea's culture. We also appreciate the effort of the tour guide for explaining everything that we see inclusing singing a song for us.
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