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Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

4.4 / 5

97 reviews

Activity provider: VIP Travel

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Activity provider: VIP Travel

From US$ 32 per person

Explore the Gyeongbok Palace & Temple with a knowledge guide. Get a taste of Korean heritage in this morning tour as you discover these beautiful, historic buildings.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel within the Seoul area. Please advise the name of your hotel and address. Please be ready 5 minutes before your pickup time.


  • Feel the history of Korea by visiting the oldest palace in Seoul
  • Travel by comfortable coach with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Enjoy a free pick-up service from most hotels in Seoul area
  • Visit Jogyesa, a quiet Buddhist temple in central Seoul with more than 600 years of history
Full description
Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul before the tour ends at around 12:30PM.
  • Hotel pick-up (Seoul area only)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel drop off
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Gyeongbok Palace will be replaced to Deoksu Palace on Tuesdays only
  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae is closed every Monday
  • Meals are not included
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 97 reviews

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A wonderful tour with Seo-Yeong! She took so much time to explain each place, event and the history. She was also happy to answer any questions we had. A great tour where you will see the most popular attractions and learn a lot as well! Driver pick-up from the hotel was a bonus (thanks Tom!). Thank you Seo-yeong highly recommended!

September 25, 2022

The tour was nice. So Young Woo, our tour guide was amazing. She was cute, funny and nice, and more important she has a lot of knowledge about the history and the places. I will recommend it especially if you wanna know more about the history of the temple and the palace. The tour was really well plan regarding time, transportation and place.

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September 25, 2022

It was amazing, they picked us up at our hotel. It was the best because we were going with our daughters of 18.15 and a year and a half for us. It was fast, with excellent information and time for photos. The driver and guide were friendly and on time. The 4 places that include amazing. I super recommend. ✨

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 158028