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Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup at your Seoul hotel, travel in a comfortable vehicle to Jogyesa Temple. Despite its location on a crowded street in Jongno district, the Zen Buddhist temple is serene and picturesque with colorful decorations and large golden Buddha statues. 

    Continue to the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae), home to the President of the Republic of Korea. From the outside, view the Blue House along with Mt. Bukak in the background.

    Head to Gwanghwamun Gate in time to watch the changing of the royal guards ceremony. Then tour the northern palace, Gyeongbokgung, the main palace during the Joseon dynasty. 

    Stop at the Korean Ginseng Center before sitting down for a lunch of Korean fare. In the afternoon, tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Changdeokgung Palace and explore Insadong Antique Street. Experience traditional culture in Insadong by entering a Korean tea house or browsing in the antique shops.

    The final stop on your tour takes you to Namdaemun (aka Soongryemun), which was built in 1396 and is listed as Korea's most important National Treasure. Have time to check out the traditional Namdaemun Market before your tour ends with hotel drop-off. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up is provided at most hotels in Central Seoul and subway stations.

    Please provide us with the name & full address of your accommodation in Seoul.
    Departure Time
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Seoul
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Driver/Guide
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Insadong
    • Entry/Admission - Changdeokgung Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jogyesa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Namdaemun Market
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Royal guard changing ceremony might be cancelled due to weather conditions
    • On Mondays, Changdeokgung Palace is closed and you will go to Bukchon traditional Hanok Village instead
    • On Tuesdays, the Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folklore museum are closed and you will go to Deoksugung Palace and The Presidential Blue House Museum instead
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide Erin really gave her best to satisfy everyone's expectations. Learned a lot about Korea's history.
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    To start, TripAdvisor and their representatives were very helpful in keeping us informed on the details of the pick up/drop off and details of the upcoming tour. We were greeted by a very friendly driver who navigated the busy streets of Seoul very well! Our tour guide, Erin, I
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    Absolutely loved Erina. She was so knowledgeable. Positive and always going the extra mile to help. She shows great passion in her delievery of information. Regret not exchanging numbers with her. I will definitely treat her to a day out in london when she next visits.
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    Well worth it..Car and driver was great. Our guide Mr. Peter was informative and friendly and his English skills were good. We especially enjoyed the palace and adjoining museum....and lunch was delicious
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    Ours was a private tour that started with a visit to the Jogyesa, a serene Buddhist temple located in the heart of Seoul and finished with a walk thru the hectic streets and alleys of the Namdaemon market area. In between there was a stop at the scenic grounds of the National
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