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Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village provided by Seoul City Tour

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village
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from ₱4,381.27 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your friendly local guide at your Seoul hotel and travel by comfortable coach through the capital city streets. Pay a visit to Jogyesa Temple, which is widely recognized as the top Buddhist temple in the nation. Once you’ve wandered the grounds head past the Blue House (Cheongwadae), where the current president resides.  Your knowledgeable guide then takes you to Gyeongbokgung Palace, where the royal family lived during the Joseon Dynasty. Learn how this 14th-century structure was built and gain a deeper understanding of its iconic status as you wander the grounds learning about its architecture and traditions. While at Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit the National Folk Museum and learn about the history and culture of Korean residents. Galleries include information about traditional farming, hunting, royalty, and aristocracy.  Next, venture to a traditional ginseng center, where you learn about this medicinal staple. Enjoy a traditional Korean lunch in Insadong and relax while you tuck into a bowl of bibimbap (rice, vegetables and meat). Spend some time at your leisure wandering the shops and town streets before making your way to the North Seoul Tower. Stationed atop Mt. Namsan, this incredible city landmark offers up stunning views from its towering observation deck. Once you’ve snapped some photos, head to Namsangol Hanok Village, where your guide takes you through the model village streets that offer a look at the Joseon Dynasty life. Check out various housing styles and incredible gardens as your guide points out key features and shares a bit of Korean history. Your tour ends back at your hotel.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6780CITY_FULLDAY
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Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Lunch • Air-conditioned vehicle • Admission Fee • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace • Entry/Admission - National Folk Museum of Korea • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
If you cannot find your hotel on our list, please let us know your hotel/accomodation name (including the address) and we will arrange the closest pickup location for you.
Seoul, South Korea Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Lunch • Air-conditioned vehicle • Admission Fee • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace • Entry/Admission - National Folk Museum of Korea • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
If you cannot find your hotel on our list, please let us know your hotel/accomodation name (including the address) and we will arrange the closest pickup location for you.
Seoul, South Korea Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A moderate amount of walking is involved; it is recommended that you wear good walking shoes
Please note: On Tuesdays, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum and Namsangol Hanok Village may be closed; if this is the case, you will visit Deoksu Palace, the History Museum and Myeongdong instead
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
Tour Schedule can be changed because of local circumstance or weather.
2 of the shopping centers are included (Ginseng Center, Duty Free Shop)
Tuesdays : Gyeongbok Palace is closed so, we will visit to Deoksu Palace
Mondays : Namsan Hanok Village is closed so, we will visit to Bukchon Hangok Village
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Seoul
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Jogyesa Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
  • 2
    Gyeongbokgung Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    National Folk Museum of Korea
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gwanghwamun Gate
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Insadong
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Namsangol Hanok Village
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    N Seoul Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Seoul
    Seoul, South Korea
    Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
    See address & details
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Yudhistira AS
1 contribution
Yeoni
Dec 2019 • Solo
She is very friendly, helpfullll. In addition, She also patiently waited for us while shopping. The service is satisfying. 👍
Written 28 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Yeoni know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Thanks :)
Written 28 December 2019
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John L
4 contributions
Amazing Tour Visit with Tour Guide Erica
Dec 2019 • Family
Amazing tour experience in Seoul City. Our tour guide Erica was so knowledgeable by showing and explaining everything to us in English. I would like to thank her for her patient as my mum has difficulty in walking which tends to held up the tour group. A pleasant and lovely tour guide who made our tour visits so enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit Seoul.
Written 23 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Erica know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and meet again ! Thanks :)
Written 26 December 2019
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Maria A
Belo Horizonte, MG33 contributions
Really nice
Dec 2019 • Friends
The tour was nice and our guide, Erica, was really friendly. The best part is getting to see the whole city from the N Seoul Tower.
Written 15 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Erica know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hope to see you again !
Written 17 December 2019
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Pedro Penduko
2 contributions
Seoul City Tour
Oct 2019 • Business
Two thumbs up!!!! Very accommodating tour guide MS KIM ERICA. SUPERB!!!! No dull moment with her, knowledgable and fluent in english. Its like having a story telling while having a tour. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! 😍😍😍
Written 11 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Erica know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hope to see you again !
Written 17 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Theplu
11 contributions
Yeoni our tourguide was the best!!
Had such a great time on this tour. Yeoni our tour guide took us to so many places and was super informative in teaching us about each of them. She was the nicest guide I’ve had and would highly recommend this tour and her to anyone considering visiting seoul! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Written 6 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Yeoni know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hope to see you again !
Written 17 December 2019
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LydiaR
1 contribution
highly recommended!
Nov 2019
perfectly organized, super friendly guide, got to see so much in such short time, good mix of guided and individual exploration time, very responsive and flexible on my last minute booking
(I ended up doing the two palace and market tour instead of tower and hanok village but given that I booked less than 12 hours prior to the beginning of the tour, it's great that it worked out at all)
Written 2 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
Thank you for your review. This is Seoul City Tour. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with our company ! When you visit to Korea again, please contact us again. We will arrange the best tour for you again ! Have a good day ! Thank you.
Written 4 December 2019
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ChristopherT
Houston, TX5 contributions
Seoul City Day Tour with Yeoni
Our tour guide Yeoni was really funny and knowledgeable about the history of the palaces, temple, and museum. Yeoni was very engaging with our group the entire time, and made sure all of us understood the meeting points and time at the various stops.
I didn’t care for the ginseng shop stop, but a lot of other guests did.

The tour was on time at all points, and Yeoni made it to where I had no worries and was able to fully enjoy the day. Thank you!
Written 28 November 2019
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JackPC32
Bengaluru, India220 contributions
Excelent way to spend a day
Sep 2019
It was absolutely mind-blowing to know the history of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It would not have been possible to get all the information without the help of Erica. I have to give more than six stars to Erica Kim during this trip. I waited at the wrong place and missed the pickup. So I emailed them that I can join them at the Palace. She readily agreed and was friendly throughout the trip. As she lived outside Korea for a while, her English is easily understandable, and she has excellent knowledge about the city. It was more of a personalised tour as there were just four of us. We spent an hour in the palace and watched the changing of guards at the end of the palace trip. She explained the living style of the kings and more history about various kings and queens. Then we went to the village after lunch followed by the Seoul Tower. No one should miss visiting the tour as one gets a magnificent 360-degree view of the whole city. She gave us a few details which other people didn’t know (you will see if she comes with you on the trip). Kudos to Erica and the Seoul city tour.
Written 29 September 2019
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Shihari K.
3 contributions
Great tour company! Excellent services!!!!
Aug 2019 • Couples
I went to visit my Boyfriend’s Family in Seoul. They arranged a day tour for me to enjoy the city. The tour was amazing and very informational. Our guide Ms. Erica Kim was exceptional; as she was well versed with the history of the attractions we visited. Ma. Erica made us feel comfortable as it was very to communicate with her as she was fluent in English. Overall, this experience was amazing; due to the work
Deception all service provided and the well thought out plan of the tour.

Shihari K,
Seoul 2019
Written 24 August 2019
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pandaryoshka
2 contributions
A very nice and informative tour with Tina! 04/17/19
Apr 2019 • Family
We were picked up first from our hotel and dropped off last, being the farthest in Dongdaemun from the rest of the tour group, and the tour driver picked us up a good few minutes earlier than the schedule (we were already waiting at the hotel lobby some 15 minutes beforehand). It got confusing when we arrived at the first stop, the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, because there were multiple tour groups going on at the same time, but afterwards it was all good.

At the Gyeongbokgung Palace, our tour guide Tina started from the back end of the palace (first going to the National Folk Museum then proceeding to the palace) so we could catch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony by the time we reached the front. I definitely advise people to wear good walking shoes, because there are a lot of steps in this tour.

Lunch was had at Insadong, and we were given a choice between 5 Korean foods from the menu - unfortunately, I didn't get the name of the restaurant, but their Beef Stew and Stir Fried Pork were delicious. And +1 to their banchan (side dishes), I would have asked for seconds if I hadn't gotten full. Our tour guide gave us an hour or so for lunch and shopping along the street before meeting up again and continuing onto the Namsan Hanok Village and the N Seoul Tower. Once again, wear good walking shoes: the Hanok Village has lots of steps, and N Seoul Tower prohibits vehicles from going up a certain point. Leg day all day.

Overall, this was a very informative tour, although it would have been even better if we were doing the tour some other time - everywhere was packed! The weather was nice though, and everywhere we went had cherry blossom trees in their full pink glory. Our tour guide, Tina, was very accommodating and answered any questions we had that she could answer. She even offered to drop us off at Namdaemun Market after she recommended going there for more souvenir shopping - but we had to go back to our hotel to recover from all the walking first, and we shared a lot of stories on the way.

We booked this tour with the help of JTB Philippines in late February-early March.
Written 21 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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