Guided tour

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Activity provider: VIP Travel

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Activity provider: VIP Travel

From US$ 32 per person

Explore the Gyeongbok Palace & Temple with a knowledge guide. Get a taste of Korean heritage in this morning tour as you discover these beautiful, historic buildings.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel within the Seoul area. Please advise the name of your hotel and address. Please be ready 5 minutes before your pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the history of Korea by visiting the oldest palace in Seoul
  • Travel by comfortable coach with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Enjoy a free pick-up service from most hotels in Seoul area
  • Visit Jogyesa, a quiet Buddhist temple in central Seoul with more than 600 years of history
Full description
Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul before the tour ends at around 12:30PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up (Seoul area only)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel drop off
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Gyeongbok Palace will be replaced to Deoksu Palace on Tuesdays only
  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae is closed every Monday
  • Meals are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Good short tour to see some of the main attractions with a guide to actually teach you some Korean history. There’s also a comfortable van ride to each location. My only gripe is the last visit to the ginseng market was unpleasant. They bring you there to “learn about ginseng” but really they are there to pressure you to buy their products. I was really stressed out in that situation, but I’m sure not the case for everyone. You’re basically stuck in a small room with multiple salespeople nonstop talking to sell their products to you

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November 10, 2022

Our tour guide was the savior and goddess we needed in this cruel world. Her kindness has forever imprinted and left it's mark on my soul. We learned a special place in history of the landmarks showed to us throughout Seoul but Kay was the wistful spirit to take us on this journey. Thank you. 13/10 would do it again if Kay is our guide

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October 9, 2022

This was a great tour. I only had 1/2 day and couldn't have made a better choice. Fun, informative, and great product for the price. Our tour guide was so engaging. I'd recommend this tour to anyone who wants a guided experience that combines structure with freedom to explore. Love it!

October 2, 2022

Product ID: 158028