Seoul: Half-Day Tour of Palgakjeong and Changdeokgung

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Duration
4 hours
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Chinese, English, Japanese

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a fully-narrated tour from a friendly and professional guide
  • Discover the city's fascinating history, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty
  • Explore Changdeokgung Palace's impressive architecture and stunning surrounding landscapes
Overview
Enjoy this half-day, afternoon tour of Seoul, which will introduce you to the Bukak Skyway and Palgakjeong, Changdeokgung Palace, before stopping at the Insadong shopping area and Namdaemnun Market.
What to Expect
To start your adventure, you will be picked up from your hotel. First, you will head to the Bukak Skyway, stopping at the Palgakjeong (Octagonal Pavilion) on Bugaksan Mountain. The road offers lovely views of Bukhansan Mountain's Bibong Peak and Munsubong Peak on one side, and Namsan Mountain on the other side. The road has become one of Korea’s most scenic driving routes.

Then make your way to Gilsangsa Temple, located on the southern side of Mt. Samgaksan, known for its beautiful scenery every season.

Afterwards, head to Changdeokgung Palace; the name itself meaning "to brighten virtue." Changdeokgung is Korea's most successfully preserved palace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore the Insadong Antique Shop Alley, to experience the traditional culture of Korea in the heart of the city. With art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants, this street cannot be missed.

Afterwards you will visit Namdaemun Gate (Sungnyemun or South Gate) and walk in and admire the gate.

Next, visit Namdaemun Market, which dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. This open-air market is just a few minutes from Seoul’s ancient Namdaemun Gate (Sungnyemun or South Gate). It is close to the downtown area and a number of deluxe hotels, and boasts an impressive selection of merchandise. 

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Itinerary:
• 13:00 Hotel pick-up
• Bukak Skyway, Palgakjeong (Octagonal Pavilion)
• Gilsangsa Temple
• [UNESCO] Changdeokgung Palace (Jongmyo Royal Shrine on Mondays)
• Insadong Antique Shop Alley
• Sungnyemun Gate (outside of the Sungnyemun Gate on Mondays)
• Namdaemun Market
• 17:00 Hotel drop off
What's Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

From your centrally-located hotel in Seoul. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. A minimum of 2 people must book this tour; if there are less than two people, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

The duration of transfers are approximate; the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

No-shows or any cancellations within 3 days of the tour will still be charged 100% of the total cost.

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Product ID: 63107