Learn about the history of the must-see sites in Seoul with a professional guide on a comfortable van. After pickup from your hotel, begin your tour with a visit to Jogye Temple, famous for its beautiful lotus lanterns hanging from the ceilings. Next, head to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the former royal residence of the Joseon dynasty. In good weather, you can enter the palace, wearing Hanbok, which is Korean traditional costume. We will then stop in Insadong to enjoy lunch, an area filled with old streets and shops. Walk through the beautiful alleys lined with handicrafts shops and street food stalls. This is the best place to purchase souvenirs and gifts. In the afternoon you'll visit Bukchon Hanok Village to see traditional Korean houses. Then, admire panoramic views over Seoul from Palgakjeong, a huge gazebo on Bukak Mountain. Your day will end with free time at Myeongdong shopping area. This bustling district is packed with people at all hours enjoying shopping, street food and nightlife. You can buy trendy beauty products and try local street food such as hotteok (sweet pancakes with honey), skewered fish cakes, gimbap (a seaweed rice roll), and more. Choose to stay at Myeongdong or enjoy the drop off back at your hotel.
Hi! My name is Emily Park and I am a tour operator in Seoul. I work with a fantastic team of certified tour guides and tour experts. We have offered various kinds of tours in Seoul for over than 5 years. We have been always passionate in not just showing the essentials of Seoul to our guests but also in giving unforgettable memories to them. It is the happiest moment when we see big smiles on everybody’s faces at the end of each tour. I would also like to introduce our guides, Ms. June, Cindy, and Annie and they are all praised as amiable and accommodating. I love to take you on a journey to gain an insight of Seoul’s history and culture. At the end of this tour, you will discover hidden treasures of Seoul that perhaps you would not see alone.
Palace entrance ticket
Habok (Korean traditional costume) rental
Narrowing down a list of must-visit places in Seoul, you will definitely reach places that this tour includes. Technology-forward but also deeply traditional, Seoul city mashes up temples, palaces, shopping area. This tour covers Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong, Bukchon Hanok Village, Bukak Skyway and Myeongdong. Also you can enter the Gyeongbokgung Palace wearing Hanbok, which is Korean traditional Korean costume.
On Tuesdays, Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed and will be replaced to Deoksugung Palace. Some Places have uneven surfaces for wheelchair users so wheelchair is not appropriate for this tour. This tour schedule can be adjusted depending on the circumstance of tour sites, weather and traffic.
Uncover Essential Seoul with Hanbok