Enjoy this half-day morning tour that will introduce you to the historical heritage of Seoul. Visit the famous Bukchon Hanok Village, Jongmyo Shrine, Changdeokgung Palace or Gyeongbokgung Palace before finishing at Insadong.
What to Expect
Once you are picked-up at your hotel, you will head off to the Buckchon Cultural Center, which will provide you with information about the Bukchon Hanok Village. The center shows exhibits and films relating to the history of Bukchon. It is a perfect starting point, letting you experience Bukchon and its authentically Korean atmosphere.
Your guide will take you to Buckchon Scenic Spots #4,#5,#6 and show you traditional houses called 'Hanok' dating back to the Joseon Dynasty.
You will then head to the Jongmyo Royal Shrine built by Lee Seong Gye (1335-1408), the first king and founding father of the Joseon Dynasty. It was a primary place of worship for kings throughout the Joseon Dynasty and is a UNESCO protected heritage site. This site is replaced by the National Palace Museum on Tuesdays.
Afterward, you will visit the Changdeokgung Palace, meaning 'to brighten virtue,' and represents Korea's best preserved palace, now UNESCO protected. It will be replaced by Gyeongbokgung Palace on Mondays.
Then, head to the King Sejong Exhibition Hall comprising of 9 different sections with a total area of 3,200 square meters. Throughout the museum are a variety of displays detailing Sejong’s invention of Hangeul, and his scientific, artistic, military, and political contributions (including the theory of Minbon, which recognized the people as the base of politics).
Finally, you will get a chance to experience the traditional culture of Korea while remaining the heart of the city in Insadong with art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants. You will be dropped-off at Ssamji Gil, Insadong.
• Hotel pick-up
• Bukchon Cultural Center
• Bukchon Scenic Spot #4,#5,#6
• Jongmyo Royal Shrine (Tuesdays: National Palace Museum)
• Changdeokgung Palace (Mondays: Gyeongbokgung Palace)
• Sejong Center
• Drop off at Ssamji Gil, Insadong
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Hotel drop-off
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Minimum of 2 persons. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended