Full Day Seoul City Tour

If your sightseeing time in Seoul is limited, Please make the most of your visit with our Full-day Seoul City Tour.  On this escorted tour, you will see most beloved attractions of Seoul, like palace, Insa-dong culture street, traditional market sightseeing, N Seoul Tower. 

Just Book! and let our local guide help you explore Seoul with pleasure. Our tours will be done at your pace with our nationally licensed guides who are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Itineraries can be tailored for you to ensure your special, memorable and enjoyable time in Seoul. 


Let us know your interests, expectations and dream so that our guide show you the best part of Seoul based on your interested itinerary and theme e.g. sightseeing, history, slow walking around, local place, culture,  experience, K-pop, Drama tour, foodie tour, etc. 

Tour Description

 

​Cheonggyeocheon Stream

You will start your day at the palace area(Cheonggyecheon stream, Palace, Jogyeosa Buddhist temple, Insadong).

First our guide bring you to the Cheonggyeocheon strea. Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle and bustle of city life. 

The stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Theater,
Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace, Gwangjang traditional market and Dongdaemun market. 

 

 

 

 


 

Gyeongbok Palace

Gyeongbok palace is the main palace of the Joseon dynasy (1392 - 1910). 'Gyeongbok' means 'felicitous blessing'. As much as it is the most important palace in the history of the dynasty, it is also quite enormous.

 

Perhaps due to the luckiness conveyed by the name 'Gyeongbok' this new dynasty was able to last for 600 years through glory and shame of the dynasty. 

{Gyeongbok palace close on Tuesdays}

Change of the guards Ceremony

During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guards were responsible for guarding and patrolling the gates of the capital city and the royal palaces. This ceremony is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea, as the ceremony is reenacted exactly as it used to be held, with guards wearing royal uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing traditional instruments. 

{No ceremony on Tuesdays}

Cheongwadae (Blue House) - pass by

Cheongwadae is the executive office and official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea, located behind of Gyeongbok palace. Just outside of the North gate of Gyeongbok palace, you can see the Korean presidential office. The main building has a hipped-and-gabled roof covered with Korean style blue tiles from which Blue House takes its name.  

National Folk Museum of Korea

The National Folk Museum is celebrating the first full moon of the Lunar new year, Jeongwol Daeboreum. A variety of experiences are prepared to eliminate bad luck and pray for prosperity and health. The event provides a chance for locals and tourists alike to learn more about the traditional culture of Korea. 

Insadong Culture Street

Insadong is the place to look around antiques, art, ceramics and traditional clothing stores. Insadong was once a residential area for palace officials, royal families, and noble classes.

Stroll along Insadong street, you will be able to find many authentic Korean restaurants. Normally we will have a lunch here. 

Jogyeosa Buddhist Temple

Jogyesa Buddhist temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea and is famous for being located in the center of the big city. Jogyesa Temple is an oasis of spiritual peace in the heart of the bustling metropolis.  
Along the street around Jogyesa are many Buddhist specialty shops and some colorful facilities related to Buddhism. Get a genuine feeling of Korea Buddhism's tradition.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a place of noblemen's house conservation near Gyeongbok palace. 

There are hundreds of Korean traditional house those are protected by Seoul city regional government. Those houses are still residential house for citizens. You will enjoy walking "from present to past" in Bukchon Hanok Village. And you see the N Seoul Tower over the roofs of traditional houses(Hanok) which looks like 'Surf of Roofs'.

N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower)

Now you are going to the geographical central part of Seoul and going up to Mt. Namsan. N Seoul Tower which offering an astonishing 360-degree panorama over the city.

 

You also have a chance to see  "Locks of Love", thousands of padlocks attached to the fence. The site is used for many filming locations such as "My love from the star", "We got married". 

Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market was opened in 1964. It is the largest traditional market in Korea with shops selling various goods. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets. 

The market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods. 

Most store owners make the goods directly. Some section of this market even open overnight, from 11:00pm to 4:00am, and it is crowded with retailers from all over the country to get the goods for retail shops.

 
Tour Itinerary

09:00               Pick up in the lobby (Seoul) 

                       (1st floor if lobby is not

                        on the 1st floor)

 

09:00 - 09:30   Cheonggyeocheon Stream

 

09:30 - 12:00   Gyeongbok palace area 

12:00 - 13:30   Insadong, Jogyeosa (Lunch)

13:30 - 14:30   Bukchon 

14:30 - 16:00   N Seoul Tower

16:00 - 17:00   Namdaemun Market 

 

17:00               Drop off at the hotel 

{Gyeongbok palace close on Tuesdays} 

{Visit Changdeok palace instead of Gyeongbok palace, Changing Guards Ceremony and Folk Museum on Tuesdays}

Tour Pricing

Tour Rate (price per person)  

Inclusions

  • All admission fees to tourists sites

  • N Seoul tower Observatory Ticket 

  • Local English-speaking guide service

  • Round trip transfer service with private vehicle

  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses

  • Cable car to N Seoul tower (Optional)

  • Meals and beverages

Remarks

  • Gyeongbook Palace Closed on Every Tuesday (replace with Changdeokgung Palace without ceremony ) 

  • If you want to start/finish at Incheon airport, extra $60 per one way transfer 

  • Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage) 

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