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Seoul, South Korea
Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Visit top landmarks in Seoul on a morning sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Admire the architecture of Jogyesa Temple, a hub for Zen Buddhism, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace before observing the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Learn about Korean history and cultural traditions at Cheongwadae Sarangchae, and hear about the Joseon dynasty’s long rule. Your local guide shares key facts and fascinating insights throughout your coach tour, which includes hotel pickup as well as drop-off at either City Hall or Itaewon.
  • Travel by comfortable coach to important sites like Gyeongbokgung Palace with a professional guide
  • Learn about Korea’s presidents through an exhibit at Cheongwadae Sarangchae
  • See a Changing of the Guard ceremony and pass by the Presidential Blue House
  • Drop by an amethyst factory or a ginseng center
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Professional English-speaking guide
Hotel pickup
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Lunch
Hotel drop-off (dropped off at City Hall or Itaewon)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Seoul, South Korea

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Jeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Return Details

Itaewon-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Your morning starts with pickup from your hotel in Seoul. Enjoy a comfortable ride aboard an air-conditioned coach that first takes you to Jogyesa Temple, the leading Buddhist temple in Korea and an oasis of calm in the bustle of central Seoul.

Your guide leads you into the temple’s tree-lined entryway and shows you a seven-story pagoda. Then walk into the main temple structure to view an important Buddha statue. After strolling through the temple, return to your coach and head to Cheongwadae Sarangchae, an exhibition hall that features displays about Korea’s presidents, Korean cultural traditions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Korea. You'll have plenty of time there to peruse the exhibits and learn more about Seoul’s history.

Continue by coach to the Blue House (Cheongwadae), which serves as the Korean presidential home, akin to the White House in Washington DC. Then go to the majestic  Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was the primary royal residence for during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1394, Gyeongbokgung is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and considered the most beautiful palace in Seoul. Your guide shows you the palace compound and stops at Gwanghwamun Gate for the changing of the guard ceremony.

(Please note: On Tuesdays when Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed, instead visit Deoksugung Palace, a traditional palace situated in a walled compound. The Seoul Museum of Art is also located on the grounds and can be visited).

Wrap up the morning with a stop at a ginseng center or amethyst factory before saying farewell to your guide. You will be dropped off at City Hall or Itaewon to end your tour, leaving the afternoon free to explore further on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Jogyesa Temple
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards Anguk Subway Station, and you will see Jogyesa Temple.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
The symbol of Cheongwadae (known to westerners as the Blue House or the presidential residence), is the blue tiles. The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mt. Bugaksan behind it.
Stop At:  
Cheongwadae Sarangchae
Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul. It encompasses the past, present and even the future of Seoul as well as the entire nation.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
청하고려인삼
Shopping Center
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • OPERATED BY VIP TRAVEL Co.Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning.

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star-4
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HowardM_J
, Sep. 2018
Good tour with small group of seven. Kept to a tight time schedule. Cheongwadae Tour center and presentation of recent Korean history (upstairs room) was highlight for us. Pickup at hotel was helpful.
star-5
Wonderful time
Summer_A
, Jul. 2018
Excellent guide and it was super fun! I enjoyed all the aspects of the tour and would totally go again.
star-2
It was extremely rushed for it to...
Taylor A
, Apr. 2018
It was extremely rushed for it to only be three sights. The guide had 40 people and didnt even allow us time to take pictures of what we were seeing. It was extremely frustrating. She would rush so fast people would get left behind and then she would have to go back and find them. We didnt even get to see the gin sing presentation so part of our tour was skipped due to her rushing. Poorly done. If you want a decent tour of the palace this isnt the tour for you.
star-1
wrong choice everything was...
Hagi_T
, Apr. 2018
wrong choice everything was bad When we arrived the guide almost finish her explanation Two of the group got lost so we had to wait more then 20 minutes We had no explanation during our visit to the store dont reccomend
star-4
I booked this tour last September...
Charlene B
, Feb. 2018
I booked this tour last September for my sister and me. We didn't get to tour the Gyeongbokgung Palace we end up driving past it. Our tour guide said that its close on Tuesdays. The tour is very good and our tour guide is very good and she's very helpful.
star-5
The tour guide Erica and the drivers...
Mary T
, Feb. 2018
The tour guide Erica and the drivers were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We ended up doing these tour instead of the morning only tour. Lunch was delicious. Good vale for money overall.
star-5
This tour was very informative and...
Jennifer G
, Feb. 2018
This tour was very informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Sharon Yi was exceptional, very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
The tour guide was pleasant and...
Mark W
, Jan. 2018
The tour guide was pleasant and provided all the background information. She was pleasant and I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Our Tour Guide Heyang is very good...
Emily G
, Jan. 2018
Our Tour Guide Heyang is very good and cheerful. Love the way she explained each locations and history to us.
star-4
Very informative tour with a good...
lauriehampel
, Dec. 2017
Very informative tour with a good guide and driver. It was very cold so we appreciated only touring for 3 hours. If you have more time, the longer tour offers quite a bit more to see.

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