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Seoul: City Hightlights, Palace Tour, and Optional Hanbok

Seoul: City Hightlights, Palace Tour, and Optional Hanbok

Start your enchanting Seoul adventure by donning traditional Hanbok at a quaint local rental shop, perfectly setting the tone for a day steeped in history and culture. Step into the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace, where the vivid Changing of the Guard ceremony awaits. This spectacular event features elaborate costumes and precise choreography that echo the grandeur of the Joseon Dynasty, offering a plethora of photo opportunities to capture your Hanbok-clad silhouette against a backdrop of ancient splendor. Next, meander through the charming, narrow lanes of Bukchon Hanok Village. As you traverse this scenic neighborhood, you'll be transported back in time by the traditional Korean houses that line the paths, each telling a story of a bygone era. This picturesque setting offers a profound insight into Korea’s enduring cultural heritage. Continue your journey at the National Palace Museum of Korea, where the rich tapestry of the Joseon Dynasty unfolds through an extensive array of royal artifacts. Each piece showcases the intricate craftsmanship and artistic heritage of ancient Korea, providing a deeper understanding of the country’s regal past. Allow yourself a moment of relaxation with some local Korean snacks, a perfect interlude to reflect and indulge in the savory and sweet tastes of traditional cuisine. Your cultural exploration culminates at Baek In-je's House, where you’ll step into the world of Korea's early 20th-century elite. This historic home, preserved in all its opulent glory, offers a rare glimpse into the luxurious lifestyles once led by Korea's upper class. This detailed itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration into Seoul's royal history and cultural richness, ensuring an unforgettable experience of the city’s most iconic and picturesque sites.

Seoul: Palace, Temple and Market Guided Foodie Tour at Night

Seoul: Palace, Temple and Market Guided Foodie Tour at Night

✨ Join our mesmerizing South Korean adventure under the stars! ✨ Explore the enchanting night views of Changgyeong Palace and Jogyesa Temple. Indulge in Gwangjang Market's vibrant food section, savoring authentic Korean street food and iconic Makgeolli (rice wine). Experience Seoul's magic at Changgyeong Palace, where stunning architecture and tranquil gardens glow under night lights. Lose yourself in Jogyesa Temple's serene beauty with lanterns illuminating sacred grounds. Dive into Gwangjang Market's bustling street food scene. Sip iconic Makgeolli, savor delightful Jeon(Korean pancake), and be daring with Chopped live octopus and beef tartare. Don't miss twisted Korean donuts, Kkwabaegi, a market favorite. Our insider tips ensure you skip the line for this sweet indulgence. This culinary journey through Korea's flavors, vibrant market lights, and sensational tastes leaves an indelible mark on your palate. It's not just food; it's an experience, a tradition, a taste of Korea's true spirit. Explore Daehangno's arts hub, Ikseon-dong Hanok Street's preserved houses, and Insadong's art and culture. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, discovering South Korea's captivating nights, rich history, and exquisite cuisine under the enchanting night sky!

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

* Itinerary: Hotel Pick up (downtown area only) - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Changing of the Guard Ceremony - Gyeongbok Palace - Cheongwadae Sarangchae - Ginseng Center - Drop off at Myeongdong or City Hall area. Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul downtown area between 8:00AM and 9:00AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul before the tour ends at around 12:30pm.

Seoul: City Highlights Private Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

Seoul: City Highlights Private Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

By car, explore Seoul in-depth, visiting sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Cheongwadae (Blue House), Bukchon Hanok Village, and Gwangjang Market. Our guided car tour will allow you to discover Seoul's top attractions with the utmost efficiency and convenience. Tours last 4 hours in the morning. (If requested separately, afternoon tours can also be arranged.) [Tour Course] - Gyeongbokgung (Palace) : Gyeongbok Palace, the inaugural and grandest among the royal palaces constructed during the Joseon Dynasty, encapsulates 500 years of historical tales from Seoul. Immerse yourself in the narratives of the city's past and step into the role of the main character at Gyeongbok Palace. - Cheongwadae (Blue house): Explore the Blue House, the former office and residence of South Korean presidents, gaining a glimpse into its interior. - Bukchon Hanok Village : During the Joseon Dynasty, Bukchon was situated in the upper neighborhood of Cheonggyecheon and Jongno. The alley on the hill is adorned with hanoks on both sides, forming a serene and vintage panorama that evokes Seoul's rich historical past. - Gwangjang Market : Established as Korea's initial permanent market, Gwangjang Market remains a vibrant tourist hotspot to this day. The term "Gwangjang" translates to "to gather from afar and keep altogether," reflecting its enduring appeal and tradition. For any specific scheduling requirements or special requests, kindly reach out to us prior to making your booking. Our tours can be personalized to cover various regions across Korea, extending beyond Seoul.

Seoul: Full-Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

Seoul: Full-Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

Start the day with hotel pickup and meet your local guide to start exploring Seoul's best cultural highlights. The first stop on the itinerary is the Blue House, also known as 'Cheongwadae,' which serves as the official residence of the President of South Korea. Don't forget to capture a memorable souvenir photo in front of this iconic landmark. Gyeongbokgung palace is the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty, built in 1394 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty by its founder King Taejo, it's the most comprehensive and grandest of the five palaces of the period. The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea. Be sure to bring a camera to take lots of pictures. Admire the guards’ costumes with brilliant primary colors. (As Gyeongbokgung palace is closed on Tuesdays, it will be replaced with a tour of Deoksugung palace on Tuesdays.) The next stop is Cheongha Korea Ginseng. Ginseng is first mentioned in “Ji Jiu Zhang” during Han dynasty of China as herb used widely in the orient for so many diseases and ailments. It is a plant which had been regarded as a panacea, a cure all. In the studies, Korean ginseng shows best performances in adaptogenic properties. After great Bibimbab lunch, you will visit Changdeokgung Palace which was used as the main palace by many Joseon Kings and is very well preserved. The palace was registered with UNESCO in 1997. (You'll visit Jongmyo Royal Shrine instead on Mondays) Continue the cultural journey at Insadong Antique Shop Alley, a vibrant street lined with art galleries, traditional tea houses, and antique shops. Discover unique souvenirs and traditional crafts Namsangol Hanok Village stands out between tall buildings in the middle of the city with its five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond, and a time capsule. (You will visit to Bukchon Hanok Village instead on Mondays) Now we will visit one of a symbol of Seoul's historical significance. Sungnyemun gate, also known as Namdaemun gate, is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Take memorable photos of one of the gates that surrounded the city. (Outside only on Mondays) And then let's enjoy the Namdaemun Market! It is one of the oldest and largest open-air traditional markets in Seoul. Explore a wide array of goods, including clothing, accessories, souvenirs, and delicious street food. *Three main meals of the photos are included only in 3 main meal option. Finally, the tour will conclude with a drop-off at either Myeongdong or City Hall, depending on your preference.

Seoul: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Seoul: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Seoul Self-Guided Audio Tour, where your exploration of South Korea's vibrant capital city begins with the touch of a button. Designed with your preferences, freedom, and flexibility in mind, this audio tour offers an immersive journey through Seoul's rich history, diverse culture, captivating myths, and stunning architecture. Embark on an adventure at your own pace, allowing you to linger at places that intrigue you most while bypassing those that may not pique your interest. With the freedom to tailor your itinerary to suit your desires, you'll uncover the soul of Seoul in a way that resonates with you personally. As you traverse the bustling streets and tranquil parks of Seoul, each stop on this audio tour promises an opportunity to delve deeper into the city's fascinating tapestry. Whether you're drawn to the ancient traditions of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the modern marvels of Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or the serene beauty of Bukchon Hanok Village, you'll find yourself immersed in a world where history meets contemporary life. But this tour isn't just about sightseeing – it's about learning. With insightful commentary, you'll gain valuable insights into the historical significance, cultural nuances, and enduring myths surrounding each landmark. Discover the stories behind Seoul's most iconic sites, from the ancient origins of Namsan Tower to the symbolic importance of Jogyesa Temple. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders that define Seoul's skyline, from the traditional hanok houses to the futuristic skyscrapers that dominate the cityscape. Each building tells a story, reflecting the evolution of Seoul through the ages and offering a glimpse into its vibrant future. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Seoul. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central location and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Gyeongbokgung Palace 2. Bukchon Hanok Village 3. Changdeokgung Palace 4. Jogyesa Temple 5. Cheonggyecheon Stream 6. Dongdaemun Design Plaza 7. Myeongdong Cathedral 8. Namsan Mountain Park 9. N Seoul Tower 10. Leeum Samsung Museum of Art 11. The War Memorial of Korea 12. National Museum of Korea 13. Jamsil Hangang Park 14. Bongeunsa Temple 15. Starfield Library 16. Seoul Sky With the Seoul Self-Guided Audio Tour, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, this tour invites you to experience Seoul on your own terms, empowering you to forge your own path and uncover the hidden gems that make this city so unique. So grab your headphones, hit play, and let the adventure begin!

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

Spend the day exploring the best of Seoul, with your experienced guide. Stroll through the Insadong area, known for traditional goods and cafes. Listen as your guide describes historical stories of Korea. Learn about Hanguel, the alphabetic system used for writing the Korean language. Start your tour from Jogyesa Temple, the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, and discover the history of the temple. Continue to Gwanghwamun Square and see the statues of King Sejong the Great, and Admiral Yi Sun-sin.  Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, established in 1395 as the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty. Walk under Gwanghwamun, the main gates of the palace. Take some time to look around the palace and admire the architecture.  Lastly, head to Bukchon and marvel at the traditional Hanok houses in the village.

Seoul: Royal Palace Morning Tour including Cheongwadae

Seoul: Royal Palace Morning Tour including Cheongwadae

You will meet your guide at designated point, Lotte Hotel Seoul for this small group Seoul tour. On your way to see the first attraction, The Blue House called as Cheongwadae and see into The Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea. The Blue House is, in fact, a complex of buildings, built largely in the traditional Korean architectural style with some modern elements. One of the highlights of this tour is a Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. It is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea. Be sure to bring a camera to take pictures. Afterwards, you will continue to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the 5 grand palaces built by the Joseon dynasty. The government ministry district and main buildings of Gyeongbokgung Palace formed the heart of the capital city of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The architectural principles of ancient China were harmoniously incorporated into both the tradition and the appearance of the Joseon royal court. * Gyeongbokgung palace will replaced to Deoksugung palace on Tuesday, as Gyeongbokgung palace is closed on Tuesday. Later visit Cheongha Korea Ginseng. Ginseng is first mentioned in “Ji Jiu Zhang” during Han dynasty of China as herb used widely in the orient for so many diseases and ailments. It is a plant which had been regarded as a panacea, a cure all. In the studies, Korean ginseng shows best performances in adaptogenic properties. At the end of this tour, you will be dropped-off at Myeongdong Lotte Hotel or Namdaemun market finally. Itinerary: • Visiting the Blue House ‘Cheongwadae’. • Gyeongbokgung Palace, The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony (Only Deoksugung Palace on Tuesday) • Cheongha Korea Ginseng • 12:00 Drop off at Myeongdong Lotte Hotel or Namdaemun Market

Seoul : Best of Seoul Private Walking Tour

Seoul : Best of Seoul Private Walking Tour

Embark on a captivating private tour designed to immerse you in the hidden gems of Seoul, providing an authentic perspective through the eyes of a local guide. This off-the-beaten-track journey unveils the diverse layers of the dynamic Korean capital, seamlessly blending traditional and modern experiences. Begin your adventure with a guided exploration of the iconic 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace. Marvel at the historical significance of this architectural masterpiece as your guide shares captivating stories and insights. Your tour includes an admission ticket, ensuring a seamless entry into this cultural gem. Traverse the well-preserved streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, a charming neighborhood that transports you back in time. Immerse yourself in the beauty of traditional Korean architecture, characterized by hanoks (traditional houses). Your local guide will provide fascinating details about the history and significance of this living heritage. Dive into the bustling atmosphere of Gwangjang Market, a vibrant marketplace that pulsates with energy. Experience the lively ambiance as you explore stalls brimming with diverse goods and local delicacies. Your guide will navigate you through the market, introducing you to hidden culinary gems and unique finds.

V.I.P Morning Pedicab Tour

V.I.P Morning Pedicab Tour

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a brand-new e-rickshaw driven by a professional guide, or choose to take your own bike. Set off for a few hours of urban exploration through Seoul's Old Town. Begin with a ride toward the royal palace of Gyeongbokgung to get a look at its grand architecture. Pass by Gwanghwamun Gate to the West Village to enjoy the quiet streets and traditional market there. See the Presidential Blue House followed by a ride up the hills of Bukchon Hanok Village, where old Korean-style houses are preserved. Finally, stop at Jogyesa temple, where your guide will share the brief history of Buddhism in Korea and take in the calm! Enjoy this comfortable ride with Wi-Fi and a blanket in your V.I.P rickshaw with professional guide.

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(141 reviews)

The tour was great: our guide Gina was super nice and very knowledgeable about Korean history and food culture. Our group was international and we met very nice and interesting people and got to know some of the most beautiful and impressive places in Seoul together. The Changgyeonggung Palace and the Jogyesa Temple were particularly beautiful at dusk and at night. The street food was extremely delicious and the portions were plentiful! We definitely recommend the tour!

Sen was awesome - the perfect guide! You can tell from her storytelling that she loves the history of her ancestors! I recommend this tour on how beautiful it is at dusk and night time. Food, drinks, and a surprise Ikseon hangout where hot and popular K-BBQ joints are gathered by locals. Thank you for the awesome experience!

The guide was awesome!! Great experience overall. Hanbok experience is a must. Highly recommend this tour.

It was very interesting, very nice guide, very helpful! Gives you an insight of what is where.

Helene was very good, helpful and kind, a real lady!