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Arguably the most beautiful and easily the biggest of Seoul’s five main palaces, Gyeongbokgung (also known as the Northern Palace) is one of South Korea’s must-visit attractions. Built in the 14th century, this is the oldest Joseon Dynasty palace in the nation, and it’s right in the heart of Jongno-Gu, the most culturally happening part of Seoul. Come for 600 years of history—and one brilliant changing of guards ceremony.

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161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.26
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$60.26

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

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Explore the highlights of Seoul on a full-day tour with an informative guide. Highlights include Jogyesa Temple, the Blue House, the royal guard changing ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate, and tours of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in traditional culture at the National Folk Museum, Insadong Antique Street, and at Namdaemun Gate and Namdaemun Market. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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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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This full-day sightseeing tour of Seoul showcases the best of Korea’s history, culture, and traditions. Led by a guide, see the city’s major landmarks, including Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village. Watch the changing of the guards during a stop at Gwanghwamun Gate and enjoy a traditional Korean lunch with your fellow travelers in Insadong. Your full-day tour also includes a stop at a traditional ginseng center.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

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Spend a morning in Seoul visiting highlights including Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the National Folk Museum. You'll also stop for photo ops outside the Presindential Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) and Gwanghwamun Gate during the changing of the guards. Your 3.5-hour tour includes transportation, entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup. You will be dropped off at either City Hall or Insadong. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.66
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$43.66

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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Join this privately led tour of Seoul and discover some of South Korea's renowned cultural gems. See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and tour Gyeongbokgung Palace; stroll around Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong; and visit Jogyesa Temple and N Seoul Tower. The full-day itinerary will lead you through the ages, from ancient city to modern-day capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11
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No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.21
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$78.21

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

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Tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with a knowledgeable guide who shares the history and highlights of this important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Established in 1953 after the Korean War, the DMZ includes key sites such as the Freedom Bridge, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Imjingak Park, DMZ Museum and Dora Observatory. Visit the DMZ from Seoul on a morning or afternoon half-day tour, with optional upgrades to include lunch or a full-day tour that also visits Insadong Antique Street, a mecca of antique shops, boutiques and tea houses.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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$76.93

Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

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Visit top landmarks in Seoul on a morning sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Admire the architecture of Jogyesa Temple, a hub for Zen Buddhism, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace before observing the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Learn about Korean history and cultural traditions at Cheongwadae Sarangchae, and hear about the Joseon dynasty’s long rule. Your local guide shares key facts and fascinating insights throughout your coach tour, which includes hotel pickup as well as drop-off at either City Hall or Itaewon.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Gyeongbokgung Palace Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace is widely considered among the finest royal palaces in Seoul, with a history dating back to the 14th-century Joseon dynasty. With this hanbok (traditional Korean attire) rental service, skip the entry queues to the palace and enjoy the chance to dress up like Joseon-era royalty. Choose the rental duration to suit your schedule, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace in the fashions of a bygone era.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.00
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$7.00

No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul

No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul

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Experience the DMZ without the unnecessary shopping excursions on a morning tour from Seoul. Thanks to courtesy transportation starting from your hotel, there’s no need to rush to a meeting point first thing in the morning. Enjoy an in depth guided tour at the DMZ with visits to Management Center, Freedom Bridge, and third tunnel. End the tour at City Hall or Itaewon in Seoul, ready to continue your day of sightseeing.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
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Night Shopping Tour in Seoul

Night Shopping Tour in Seoul

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Shop till you drop in the South Korean capital and sample the flavors the locals love on this 4.5-hour night shopping tour in Seoul. Hit up the fashionable Myeongdong shopping area with a guide, and mingle with the district’s many locals and foreigners. During your tour, indulge yourself in a little retail therapy and browse the rails for the latest trends. Delve into the Dongtaemun district — a part of town that never sleeps — then head to bustling Gwangjang Market to sample the street food for which South Korea is famous.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

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The royal palaces dotted around Seoul are widely considered among the South Korean capital’s most important sites of interest. With this hop-on hop-off  bus ticket, save time and effort reaching palaces including Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off the service at your leisure. With buses every 25 to 30 minutes and on-board audio guide bringing Seoul’s history to life, you can visit all the grand palaces in one day in comfort.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.47
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$18.47

Seoul Palace Morning Tour

Seoul Palace Morning Tour

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Discover Seoul’s royal residences and gain insight into South Korea’s heritage on this Seoul palace morning tour. Explore the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, a center for Zen Buddhism, with your guide. See the Blue House — where the Prime Minister of South Korea lives and works. Visit Gyeongbok Palace, the city’s finest royal residence during the Joseon Dynasty. Admire the luxury living quarters and banquet suites, and gain insight into life here during the dynasty’s 5-century reign. Finish your tour at Gwanghwamun Gate and see the changing of the guard ceremony.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.85
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Namhansanseong UNESCO Historical Sites and Korean Folk Village-Private Tour

Namhansanseong UNESCO Historical Sites and Korean Folk Village-Private Tour

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Travel back in time to the days of the Joseon Dynasty on a private 8- to 9-hour tour from Seoul. Begin with a tour at the UNESCO listed Namhansanseong Fortress set amongst the scenic mountains. After lunch, visit the Korean Folk Village which allows you to truly immerse yourself in Korean culture as it was during the Joseon Dynasty. Explore the authentic architecture and watch traditional performances, including martial arts and acrobatics.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$141.67
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$141.67
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Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

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Explore top Seoul attractions including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple on this 3.5-hour Korean palace and temple tour in Seoul. Travel through Seoul by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Gain insight into Joseon-era history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, once home to the Korean royal family, and explore the palace compound on foot. Visit the National Folk Museum and learn how life used to be before Korea’s rapid modernization. Then, visit the Jogyesa Temple and enjoy an authentic insight into life as a Zen Buddhist in South Korea’s bustling capital.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$42.50
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Traditional Cooking Experience in Korean Style House in Seoul

Traditional Cooking Experience in Korean Style House in Seoul

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Learn how to cook a traditional Korean meal with help from a local during this 3-hour, small-group cooking class in Seoul. Take a short walking tour through the city as you make your way to a nearby market to pick up some ingredients to use in your recipes. Then, head over to a traditional Korean house, and learn to cook Korean dishes. Once you’ve finished in the kitchen, enjoy eating your meal with the company of your group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.47
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$58.47

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Seoul Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Seoul Private Tour

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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Seoul from a unique perspective! Get to know Seoul on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Seoul at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Gwangjang Market, Jogyesa Temple, Bukchon Hanok village and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.64
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Mount Seorak and Nami Island Day Trip from Seoul

Mount Seorak and Nami Island Day Trip from Seoul

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UNESCO–listed Mt. Seorak and Nami Island attract visitors keen to enjoy an up-close brush with nature in South Korea. On this full-day tour with round-trip travel from Seoul included, travel by air-conditioned minivan and ferry with your guide and hit the sites in comfort. Follow hiking trails around Mt. Seorak, stroll among native cherry and ginko trees on Nami Island, and embrace South Korea’s great outdoors.
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  • 11 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00

Korean Cooking Class with Full-Course Meal & Local Market Tour

Korean Cooking Class with Full-Course Meal & Local Market Tour

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Immerse yourself in Korean culture and enjoy an authentic home-cooking experience with a local chef at her home. Enjoy a guided visit to the local market to purchase fresh ingredients, sample tasty street food snacks, and learn about typical herbs and spices. Then, get hands-on as you create a selection of popular Korean dishes and master traditional cooking techniques. Finally sit down to enjoy a ‘Hanjeongsik’ dinner including your homemade dishes, along with additional side dishes and dessert.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00

Day Trip to Nami Island with Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

Day Trip to Nami Island with Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

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Made famous in South Korean TV shows including 'Winter Sonata,' Nami Island holds a special place in the hearts of Koreans—but overcoming the language barrier to reach it from Seoul by public transport is a challenge. On this full-day tour with entrance fees and air-conditioned coach transport from Seoul included, reach Nami Island in comfort with your guide and visit the nearby attractions of Petite France and the Garden of Morning Calm.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Historic Jongro District Authentic Food Tour in Seoul

Historic Jongro District Authentic Food Tour in Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the culinary and drinking culture of Seoul's historic Jongro District on this evening walking tour. Follow a guide to three different local restaurants to try traditional dishes such as chicken stew, Budaejjigae, pancakes, and Korean barbecue. Learn about the traditional foods served here, as well as the history of the district, through the guide's in-depth commentary. Limited to a small group of 10 people or fewer, this tour provides personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.03
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$81.03
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Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photo Shoot

Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photo Shoot

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Avoid having to ask strangers to capture photos of you and your travel companions during a photo shoot tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace that includes traditional Korean dress. Ideal for families and couples, this tour is led by a professional photographer, from who you’ll receive undivided attention and up to 100 photos.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.62
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Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

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See a spirited side of the South Korean capital you won’t find in the tourism brochures on this evening ghost tour in Seoul. Follow your guide on a meandering walk through Seoul’s hidden alleyways and hear tales to send shivers down your spine! Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, the most haunted place in South Korea, discover hidden secrets in Pimatgol Alley, explore the birthplace of Korean independence at Tapgol Park and more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Discover the history and cultural traditions of Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul’s palaces and markets. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace including its National Folklore Museum, and see Jogyesa Buddhist Temple and Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your informative guide accompanies you to Insadong and Namdaemun to explore these bustling local markets on foot. Enjoy a Korean lunch and convenient round-trip coach transport from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.11
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gyeongbokgung Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gyeongbokgung Palace costs USD 7.00. Guided Gyeongbokgung Palace tours start around USD 7.00 per person.
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