Guided tour

Seoul: Royal palace Afternoon Tour including Changdeokgung

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Guided tour

Seoul: Royal palace Afternoon Tour including Changdeokgung

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd

From US$ 60 per person

Enjoy this half-day, afternoon tour of Seoul, which will introduce you to Changdeokgung Palace and the Namsangol Hanok Village, before stopping at the Insadong shopping area and Namdaemnun Market.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese


  • 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
Full description
To start your adventure, a guide will meet you in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul. First, you will head to the 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. Then make your way to Namsangol Hanok village located between the tall buildings in the middle of a normal city scene. This village has 5 restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule as well, making it a perfect spot to take a leisure walk. On the grounds you can try traditional games such as: neolttwigi (seesaw jumping), tuhonori (arrow throwing) and yutnori (traditional board game).  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 Myeongdong or City hall subway station Itinerary: • 13:00 in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul (30 eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul) • [UNESCO] Changdeokgung Palace (Jongmyo Royal Shrine on Mondays) • Insadong antique shop alley • Namsangol hanok village (Monday: Bukchon hanok village) • Sungnyemun gate (outside of the Sungnyemun gate on Mondays) • Namdaemun market • 17:00 Drop off at Myeongdong or City hall subway station
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Hotel Drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

A guide will meet you in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul (30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul) Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

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.
Customer reviews

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Laura our guide was knowledgeable and shared about the Korean culture and customs on top of the nuggests of knowledge of the places we visited. Patient and always with smile, she made it a great way to to spend our afternoon.

December 5, 2022

Our guide Sam was very helpful and he gave us a lot of information about the different places. He also help us taking photos and answered all our questions.

December 6, 2022

Product ID: 63107