Explore Korea's capital city Seoul which is full of rich heritage, culture, history and tourist attractions!
Gain a deeper insight into Korean history and culture on this tour in Seoul with a friendly, knowledgeable local guide. Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, and visit a traditional Buddhist temple, Jogyesa Temple. Moreover, you can stop by the Blue House and see the blue roof tiles well known for their unique color and their outstanding durability during our Seoul travel.
Departure time : 9am
Duration: 3hrs 30mins
- Hotel pick-up
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Gyeongbokgung Palace with National Folk Museum is closed on Tuesday, in which case you'll visit another palace instead
*Photo Credit: (c) KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION
Hotel - Blue house (Pass by) – Gyeongbokgung palace – National folk museum – Insadong Antique & Art Street
Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) Pass by: The unique buildings of Cheong Wa Dae are comprised of the Main Office, Yeongbingwan (Guest House), Chunchugwan (Spring and Autumn Pavilion), Nokjiwon (Green grass), the Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) Valley, and the Seven Palaces. It is interesting to see that these buildings all have distinctive shapes.
Gyeongbokgung Palace: Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces. (Royal Guard Changing Ceremony Every 10AM except for Tuesday).
National Folk Museum of Korea: Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents over 4,000 historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of ordinary Korean people. You can immerse yourselves in previous domestic and agricultural lifestyles, and learn about Korea’s cultural beliefs. (Closed every Tuesday)
Insadong Antique & Art Street: Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes. There are about 100 galleries in the area.
Seoul historical tour with a knowledgeable guide
Explore grand Gyeongbokgung Palace and discover Korean folk culture at the National Folk Museum
Learn about the tradition of Buddhism at Jogyesa Temple