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Following hotel pickup in the morning by private vehicle, your personal guide accompanies you to Gyeongbokgung Palace. At the palace entrance you'll see an impressive reenactment of the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, performed at Gwanghwamun Gate during the Joseon Dynasty.

Gain admission to Gyeongbokgung, considered the most beautiful of the Five Grand Palaces in Seoul. Wander the pavilions and ponds with your guide and learn about its architectural features. (When the palace is closed on Tuesdays, you will visit Changdeokgung Palace instead.)

Next up is Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean village built nearby. Stroll among hundreds of homes called hanok, most dating to the Joseon Dynasty. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue into the heart of the capital and browse among the alleys of Insadong. You'll find antique items on display amid the galleries, eateries, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

Then pay a visit to Jogyesa, the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Located within the city, the stately complex is a religious site for practitioners of Seon (Zen) Buddhism. 

N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower) is the final stop on your full-day itinerary. After a cable car ride or walk to the top of Namsan Mountain, you'll have unobstructed views of the city from this prominent landmark (entrance fees and cable car ride are your own expense). Afterward, you’re dropped off at your hotel.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jogyesa Temple
Bukchon Hanok Village
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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.
  • Sightseeing tour of Seoul attractions
  • Visit highlights such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Wonderful tour with a great tour guide ‘Brian’

We spent a great day with Brian from Seoul City tour the other day. Brian was a very knowledgeable guide with great English skills, loads of patience and made the day really fun. As we had seen a few things the day prior ourselves, Brian...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Seoul City private full day tour included lunch

Our family enjoyed our tour with Mr Justin Sungsik Kim. Mr Kim was full of enthusiasm and energy and gave us a good picture of Seoul. He took also many pictures of our family on the trip that will give us nice memory of this...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018
lovely day with brian!

We are really thankful for Brian, he was so thoughtful of the older folks(my parents and relatives) in our group and ensured that walking was suitable for them at each location. Especially how he would drive up to a top vantage point, so we can...More

2  Thank dreamcloudjoy
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Great Layover

We had a 14 hour layover in Seoul and contacted Jay for a last minute private tour of the city. We have a 2 year old and all of the stuff that goes along with a youngster and Jay did a great job making sure...More

2  Thank LostRoamer
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tour!

My family and I enjoyed this tour, led by Brian, a couple of weeks ago. We had a 9 month old, a 2.5 yr old, my husband, myself, my aunt & my in-laws on this trip. Brian was so patient, upbeat and professional, dealing with...More

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Did you email them directly and ask about the schedule? I found them to be very responsive to all my questions.
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we found Justin was very accommodating and worked to fit couples and solos with others - send him an email and ask
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we found them to be adaptable and I am confident they will work with you if they can
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