1. South Korea
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Seoul: 4-Hour UNESCO Heritage Palace, Shrine, and More Tour

Product ID: 351176
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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine on a guided tour. Discover the village of Bukchon Hanok with its traditional houses and vibrant Korean culture.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your Accommodation in Seoul.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO site with 600 years of history which served as a royal residence for various dynasties
  • Learn about interesting facts of Jongmyo Shrine, where ancient spirits are said to reside
  • Bring out your camera at Buckhon Hanok Village filled with traditional style houses and cafes
  • Listen to your guide's in-depth explanation about the major historical figure of King Sejong
  • Enjoy a comfortable hotel pickup and an intimate small-group tour
Full description
Start your day with a convenient hotel pickup and head to Bukchon Hanok Village. See traditional Korean-style buildings which have been transformed into café and various cultural centers. Take out your camera and capture beautiful photos of these unique buildings. Receive an introduction to the rest of the day's itinerary from your guide.

Next, make your way to the Jongmyo Royal Shrine, constructed nearly 600 years ago. This shrine served as a religious memorial for the royal family and kings used to visit the place to pay their respect to ancient royal families. Marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this site occasionally demonstrates ancient customs such as memorial services and traditional music performances. 

Visit the nearby Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as a royal residence in centuries past. Admire the traditional Korean architecture and vibrant gardens surrounding the palace.

Lastly, visit the Sejong Center which was built to commemorate King Sejong, who is considered as the greatest king of the Josen Dynasty. Learn about this historic figure who is thought to have formalized much of the Korean language and contributed to the development of science, art, and military affairs. In the center, learn about the glorious days of Joseon Dynasty. You will be dropped off at Myeongdong, where numerous restaurants and shopping malls await you.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Van transfer and driver
  • Pickup from your accommodation in Seoul
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Hotel drop-off

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that on Mondays, Changdeokgung Palace is replaced by the Gyeongbokgung palace and Sejong Center is replaced by the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
• Jongmyo Royal Shrine is closed on Tuesdays, it will be replaced as Insadong, an old town neighborhood with a traditional atmosphere
• There are no shopping stops on this tour
• If you make a 1-person booking, you will have half of the tour price as a partial refund once others join your tour on the same date
• Your exact pickup location and time will be confirmed by the local partner through an e-mail, please check your spam folder or reach out to the local partner if the e-mail is not received

From US$ 55 per person

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Product ID: 351176