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Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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US$ 69.00
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    What to Expect
    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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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered


    • Incheon Intl Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea
    • Gimpo Intl Airport, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul South Korea
    Departure Time
    9am or 9:30am
    Depends on hotel location. We will let you know the pick up time after we receive your hotel name and address.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private transport with hotel pick up & drop off
    • English speaking driver guide
    • Lunch (Korean food)
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Fee for observatory of N Seoul tower (optional)
    • Cable car for N Seoul tower (optional)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour
    • Infants and children must be accompanied by 2 adults
    • Gyeongbokgung Palace and Royal Guard Changing Ceremony is closed on every Tuesday. Instead, you will visit Changdeokgung Palace
    • Royal Guard Changing Ceremony may not available during rainy days or typhoons (Bad weather)
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • This tour provide hotel pick up and drop off; please let us know the hotel name and address during reservation
    • Tour duration can be adjust depends on weather, traffic or personal reasons
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews bukchon hanok village gyeongbokgung palace blue house included lunch wonderful tour great overview korean street food traditional hanbok great pictures knowledgeable guide korean history and culture highly recommend this tour south korea brian guard smith itinerary
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We had Jay as a tour guide and he is definitely one of the best tour guides we've ever had. He not only knows a lot about Seoul and Korean history and culture, but he also has a great attitude and sense of humor and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Paul E
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide / driver was excellent, as was the van. He was very knowledgeable about most things Seoul and gave us a fascinating insight into the history and culture of Korea. His knowledge of the Gyeongbokgung Palace was particularly impressive and we spent far too...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Ara47
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I have taken many many tours in my life and the one we took with Brian was one the very best. Brian was so knowledgeable about Korean history and customs. He was very personable and patient and accommodating. He truly wanted us to have a...More

    1  Thank hellopuff
    ONEDAYKOREA, General Manager at One Day Korea - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Dear customer, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review for us. We're glad you enjoyed the tour with Brian. It was our pleasure to meet you in Korea. We'd love to see you again, please do not hesitate to contact us...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    we were picked from our Hotel at 9amby our Tourguide Brian😊 our first stop was the Namsan Tower where we took a cable car going to the top(payment is on ur own krw9500)ee had a scenic view of Seoul and the Han River and also...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank mayettetan
    ONEDAYKOREA, General Manager at One Day Korea - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Dear customer, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you had a great time with Brian. It was our pleasure to meet you in Korea. We always looking for new ways to improve and create a truly memorable journey for customers. We'd love to...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This tour must be joined as the palace is a must see and the changing of the guards was very well done. Seeing how the previous Emperor lived and the quarters where he lives was very interesting and informative. Later viewing the Blue House where...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Connector76253
    ONEDAYKOREA, General Manager at One Day Korea - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear customer, Thank you for writing a review for us. It was our pleasure to meet you in Korea, we hope you enjoyed the Palace tour. We'd love to see you again in the future! Wish you all the best! Regards, Oneday Korea

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    Hello! We are going to stay at a rented apartment. Would you still be able to pick us up at our place?
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    We stayed in Hongdae at the Ryse and were picked up/dropped off for this day tour
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