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Seoul Royal Palace Tour

See ultra-modern Seoul’s historic, palatial beauty

Start time: 08:30
Duration: 4h
Max group size: 20
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide: English
Provider: I love Seoul Tour
Registered address: #804, 8F, Koreana Hotel, 135, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, 04519, Seoul, KR
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What's included

Hotel pick-up (Central Seoul area only)
4-hour morning or afternoon tour
Transportation
All admission fees

What's not included

Lunch & beverages
Hotel drop-off
  • Visit a number of Seoul's Five Grand Palaces, including Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung and Changdeokgung
  • See the changing of the palace guard in their colorful garb outside Gyeongbokgung and enter the folk museum
  • Pass by and stop at Seoul's main attractions, including Cheongwadae (the Blue House), and Jogyesa Temple

While Seoul's cityscape is dominated by skyscrapers now, the masterpieces of architecture from the Joseon dynasty still stand. You'll see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Changdeokgung with the afternoon tour, and modern and century-old marvels on the morning tour.

Temples, palaces, and the presidential residence – that's just some of what you'll see. With the option of the morning or afternoon tour, you'll encounter some of the city's most impressive sights.

In the morning you'll pass Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Station, and Cheonggyecheon Stream before witnessing the changing of the guard at Gyeongbokgung, where the guards roam in colorful uniforms. You'll end the tour with a feeling of serenity in the grounds of Jogyesa Temple.

The afternoon tour will bring you to a village of traditional Korean houses, Namsangol Hanok, the beautiful UNESCO-listed Changdeokgung Palace, and the Insadong Antique Shop Alley and Namdaemun Market for the chance to bring back some amazing souvenirs.

  • Tour operator might contact you to arrange pick-up
  • Pick-up time varies depending on the hotel's location: it usually starts around 20-40 min before the tour
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the driver upon pick-up
  • Make sure to be ready at the agreed time and place

Morning:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Deoksugung, Sungnyemun, Seoul Station – through the windows of the bus (visit of Deoksugung on Tuesdays only)
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • The main gate of the Blue House ‘Cheongwadae’ (souvenir photo)
  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae (Mondays: only outside of the building)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum & The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony (closed on Tuesdays: visit of Deoksugung instead)
  • Jogyesa Temple
  • Drop-off at the Myeongdong Lotte Hotel or Namdaemun Market

Afternoon:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Changdeokgung Palace (Monday: Jongmyo Royal Shrine)
  • Insadong Antique Shop Alley
  • Namsangol Hanok Village (Monday: Bukchon Hanok Village)
  • Sungnyemun Gate (Monday: outside of the Sungnyemun Gate)
  • Namdaemun Market
  • Drop-off at City Hall or Myeongdong
Gyeongbokgung Palace
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, 03045, Seoul
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  • Cancellation is possible until 35 hours before your visit date.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 35 hours before your visit date.

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