1. South Korea
  2. Seoul
  3. Namdaemun Market

Seoul: Ancient Palaces and Scenic Points Walking Tour

Product ID: 206922
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Have a fully-guided morning tour experience to the main traditional landmarks of Seoul, including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Discover views of Seoul including Deoksugung Imperial palace and 360 views of Seoul on the afternoon tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 - 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Korean
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village in the morning
  • Discover the oldest and largest traditional market in Korea 'Namdaemun Market' and then Namsan mountain top by tour bus for the afternoon tour.
  • Take a full-day tour to enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing experience
  • Listen to your experienced tour guide to learn the history and culture of the city
  • Learn how to use public transport in Korea and interact with the locals
Full description
Discover the city highlights and secret alleys of Seoul with a professional guide. For the morning tour, meet at City Hall Station then walk to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Watch the changing ceremony of royal guards and learn the 500-year history of the Joseon Dynasty. Stop at the National Folk Museum of Korea, located within the palace. See over 98,000 artifacts and understand the daily lives of Koreans during the Joseon dynasty.
 
The next stop is Bukchon Hanok Village for walk through Samcheongdong Alley. Admire the traditional houses and see how old and new coexists within the city. The morning tour ends at the Insadong area, a perfect place to shop for souvenirs. You can ask your guide for recommendations. With the full-day option, lunch will be included, and the tour will continue afterwards.
 
Start the afternoon tour from an observation point with panoramic views over the city and Deoksugung palace, Royal palace and Imperial palace as well. Then head to Namdaemun Market to browse over 10,000 local stalls. Take a bus up Namsan Mountain to enjoy 360-degree views of Seoul and admire the octagonal Palgakjeong pavilion. Ride the cable car back down and end your tour at Myeongdong, where young Seoulites enjoy shopping and modern culture.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Public transportation (if afternoon or full-day option selected)
  • 1-way Namsan cable car ticket (if afternoon or full-day option selected)
  • Lunch (if full-day option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

When you get there

Meeting point

City Hall Station, Exit 1 (outside of the exit).

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Know before you go
• The tour itinerary is subject to weather and traffic conditions
• Since Gyeongbokgung Palace closes on Tuesdays, it will be replaced with Changdeokgung Palace