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 along the serene Jogyesa Buddhist Temple and peruse crafts and antiques at Insadong Street. End the tour with a convenient drop off back at your hotel.
Start your morning of Korean culture with a tour of Seoul's largest (and arguably most beautiful) palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace, built in the 1300s, has been destroyed and reconstructed many times, but you'll be relieved it's still here today for you to stroll the spacious grounds, intricate architecture and grand pavilions. Combine this with a guided visit of the National Folk Museum and your knowledge of Korean history will be fit to burst! Along the way, your informative tour guide will relate facts about areas of interest, particularly related to the distinguished Joseon Dynasty. Realize the deep significance of Buddhism in Korean culture at Jogyesa Temple, a tranquil refuge from the megacity outside and the leading center of Zen Buddhism in Korea.
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!
Discover and see Seoul like you've never seen it before on this pedicab tour! The South Korean city is an economic powerhouse, and is known to be the base of the world's largest tech companies. But Seoul is much more than its tech-obsessed economy—the city is a must-visit for tourists, because it boasts amazing food, a fascinating culture, a thriving nightlife, and entertaining history. On this tour, you'll go around Seoul and discover everything it has to offer aboard a pedicab. With 4 packages and routes to choose from, you'll enjoy 1 hour or 2 hour course wherein you'll simply sit back and relax as the tour guide paddles you through the must-see destinations. You'll also see some shops, cafes, galleries, and boutiques that you would normally miss on your own. The friendly, enthusiastic, and professional tour guide will tell you stories about Seoul that even locals may not be aware of! If you want to explore and enjoy the city from a new perspective, then this tour is for you.
Enrich your trip to South Korea by going on a day-long excursion to the beautiful province of Gyeonggi-do via shuttle bus tour coming from Seoul! Gyeonggi-do is a large province, so this tour is divided into three routes. Route A will take you to Southern Gyeonggi-do, and it is definitely the route that you must take if you are a history buff and if you want to learn and digest the traditions, culture, and history of Gyeonggi-do. You will get a glimpse of Korean military history when you venture into the Hwaseong Fortress, and learn about traditions in the quaint Korean Folk Village. The magical Everland theme park is also there, and it is a perfect way to have fun with family, friends, and fellow tourists after your educational adventure. If you are looking to be surround by art, nature, and sophistication, Route B will take you to romantic Northern Gyeonggi-do, which is the home of the Heyri Art Valley, a bastion of the humanities built by a community of artists, writers, and painters. You will also visit the Aqua Planet to admire aquatice life, and even take a stroll around the wondrous winter wonderland, One Mount Snow Park. Sanmeoru Farm is a paradise for wine lovers and connoisseurs, and the sensual and surreal atmosphere of the Pocheon Herb Island will soothe your body and soul. If you are a fan of Korean dramas, then Route C is the path to take to get closer to your K-Drama dreams. Route C will lead you to Eastern Gyeonggi-do, where most, if not all, of its attractions served as the backdrops during the filming of the dramas. You will be able to take a stroll around the majestic Garden of Morning Calm, and explore the picturesque Petite France, a small village that takes inspiration and pays tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of "The Little Prince". You will also get to drink tea made from the cleansing plants found in Semiwon, where they grow in abundance. Whichever route you take, you will surely have loads of fun. Of course, for a complete experience, take all three routes!
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What people are saying about History Tours in Seoul
This is such a great deal! We make sure to come to Namsan and get this deal every time we visit Seoul. Also, it gets confirmed immediately so you can use it right away. Redeeming it was also so easy.
We went at night right after it rained so the city looked mystical and pretty with the fog and the night city lights. Thanks Klook for another awesome deal!
My family and I really enjoyed the experience at the N Seoul Tower in Seoul. Both of my daughters really love their experience at the Hello Kitty Museum. It was a dream come true for them as well as for me. Everything was super cute! It’s a nice place to warm up after going up the observatory tower. It’s A Great place for Hello Kitty fans.
Namsan Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480 meters above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in Asia. It is comprised of Seoul Tower Plaza, recently opened to public access after 40 years, and N Seoul Tower, operated by CJ Foodville since 2005. The tower was first established as a broadcasting tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul. Thank you Klook:)
The N Seoul Tower is ‘a must’ place to go while you travel in South Korea. The tower is an iconic landmark of the city. We hiked up Namsan Mountain along the Namsan Park which offering stunning views of the surrounding Namsan Park and also the city. The great place to explore before visit the tower. The main attraction of this tower is its observatory.. the view is the best thing here.. amazing! Besides, do not forget to hang your love padlock over the fence around the area.
It is worth to buy from Klook and enjoy the spectacular view of Seoul. You can take the cable car. To get their exit from Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit number 3.
Walk for about 15 minutes following the street on the right side of the Pacific Hotel. The inclined elevator will be seen ahead, which takes you to cable car boarding point.
This ticket we bought from Klook is cheaper than when you buy there. The observatory is beyond amazing. I have no words I really really love Seoul. There is a burger place in the ground floor where the burger tastes superb. I recommend that a lot! Don’t forget to get some booklets and have the places in there stamped when you go to the mentioned places and they will give you a gift once you have like 5 or 7 stamps I can’t remember exactly 😅