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Full-Day City Tour with Jogyesa Buddhist Temple & Changdeok Palace

by VIP Travel Duration 8h 30m Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $70

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and culture of Seoul on this full-day tour of the city's highlights. Led by an expert guide, discover gorgeous heritage sites like the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace, and the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market.

Get picked up from your hotel and begin your journey through Seoul at the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. The center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, the temple is known for its city location and the 500-year-old locust trees in front of the main building. Visit modern Cheongwadae Sarangchae to learn about Korea's presidents, then head to the Presidential Blue House to see the executive office in person and take a photo. After the Blue House, visit Gyeongbok Palace, one of the most beautiful places in the city, and watch the changing of the guard ceremony. Tour the illustrious palace itself, learning from your guide about its role as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.

Make your way to Changdeok Palace next, which was built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Following in the footsteps of former kings, stroll through the manicured rear garden, passing ancient trees and a well-kept pavilion. Return to present-day Seoul with a visit to the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, which has been a popular site of commerce since the 14th century. Peruse its endless alleyways of shops packed with antiques and traditional crafts before heading back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and culture of Seoul on this full-day tour of the city's highlights. Led by an expert guide, discover gorgeous heritage sites like the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace, and the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market.

Get picked up from your hotel and begin your journey through Seoul at the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. The center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, the temple is known for its city location and the 500-year-old locust trees in front of the main building. Visit modern Cheongwadae Sarangchae to learn about Korea's presidents, then head to the Presidential Blue House to see the executive office in person and take a photo. After the Blue House, visit Gyeongbok Palace, one of the most beautiful places in the city, and watch the changing of the guard ceremony. Tour the illustrious palace itself, learning from your guide about its role as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.

Make your way to Changdeok Palace next, which was built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Following in the footsteps of former kings, stroll through the manicured rear garden, passing ancient trees and a well-kept pavilion. Return to present-day Seoul with a visit to the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, which has been a popular site of commerce since the 14th century. Peruse its endless alleyways of shops packed with antiques and traditional crafts before heading back to your hotel at the end of the day.

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9:00 AM, Seoul City Full Day Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$69.55

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Full-Day City Tour with Jogyesa Buddhist Temple & Changdeok Palace

Activity Location

Seoul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Seoul


Highlights

  • Visit to the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple in the heart of Seoul

  • Gyeongbok Palace's unique changing of the guard ceremony

  • Timeless Changdeok Palace & the immaculate rear garden

  • Korea's distinct heritage & culture at beautiful sites

  • Bustling local markets displaying a wide array of goods


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Seoul

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most central Seoul hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Seoul hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • The Changdeok Palace is closed on Mondays, you will visit the N Seoul Tower (observatory admission not included) instead.