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Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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Gratuities
24-1 , 24-1 Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

City Hall Station Exit #6 outside right next to the hotel THE PLAZA We don't provide pick up and drop off service so all travelers are supposed to get the above meeting point on time.

107-1 , 107-1 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

The tour finishes at Ikseondong area nearby Jong-ro3ga station of metro line 1,3,5.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Korealinx Corporation
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village.
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What is the social distancing policy during Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Halfday Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village.

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star-5
Awesome tour
caroline_L
, Jul 2022
Ben was great! He has so much cultural knowledge. We learned so much. He added some personal touches to make this an amazing tour.
star-5
Very educational tour
Victor_K
, Jun 2022
Our guide Ben was great. Very knowledgeable and taught a lot about Korean history. Flexible…took us in some buses and taxis when it was raining heavily. Accommodating. Engaging. Definitely would recommend.
star-5
Perfect half day tour for learning the basics about Seoul and its history
Julia_A
, Jun 2022
I really appreciate the information and all references that were made by our great guide during that tour, I learned so much! Thank you. Time was flying and the tempo & timing were perfect.
star-5
Excellent!
Cate_C
, Jun 2022
Your to palace. Ben was excellent. Good English. Knowledgeable. Brought us to good photos spots. Recommend!
star-5
Perfect!
Karen_O
, Jun 2022
Ben gave me the perfect tour for my very short trip visit to Seoul. He shared so much history, culture, and local insights. I'm so glad I chose this tour and that Ben was my guide!
star-5
Wonderful tour, do it
Calvin_O
, Jun 2022
Extremely pleasant and engaging tour with Ben, who was both knowledgeable and personable. We had so much fun that we asked Ben to show us around elsewhere on another day (as pictured), and he did not disappoint! Would recommend hitting up Ben for any and all tours related to Korea!
star-5
Great tour and Ben have as a terrific guide!
Terri_C
, May 2022
Ben was a wonderful guide- he was informative, engaging, and clever. The tour was a perfect way to start our trip in Seoul and he gave us great ideas for things to do during our stay.
star-5
The Perfect way to see Seoul and learn about its history.
Nicholas_Z
, May 2022
My tour guide Ben was extremely knowledgeable about Seoul and it’s many attractions. Throughout our walk he explained a lot of the historical meaning behind the architecture both in downtown Seoul and in the Palace. Overall I had an amazing experience and learned a ton! 10/10
star-5
Eye-opening
Maria_D
, May 2022
Learning small details about the sites visited gave me a better understanding of Korean history and culture
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Gloria_S
, May 2022
We highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Ben was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. Besides an amazing tour of the palace, e walked through the great town of Bukchong Hanoc Village, went to the Folk Museum and had lunch on our own at a delicious restaurant that he recommended. Don’t miss this tour. It was a great day!
star-5
Very nice morning tour. I...
Katia_S
, Apr 2022
Very nice morning tour. I highly recommend! Ben is very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited.
star-5
Seoul with Ben's flair!
John_P
, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the way Ben made the tour personal to us. We were able to see all the sites listed and a few additional 'hidden gems' because of our pace. Great guide with a lovely sense of humor and a beautiful city to boot! Don't hesitate to book this tour.
star-5
Excellent excellent excellent!
callme_W
, Feb 2022
*Recommended* Ben was an excellent tour guide. This tour takes you through the palace and the hanok village. We had a wonderful time. Ben had excellent English. His knowledge was phenomenal. At one point he brokedown 500 years of history in 5 minutes! Every place we stopped there was a nugget of info that he could share. There was history on the habits of kings and paupers and how these were reflected in the architecture around us. He knew the insider info for the best places for great photos and even took pics for me if needed! Friendly and knowledgeable. This tour took the whole morning and gives you a fine background into the history of Seoul. If you have been here before I think you'll still get lots of new and varied info.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
It was my great pleasure. Thanks for everything especially I had an opportunity to have a tourist even under the covid19. I'm open and ready to get any tourist regardless whatever situation. Looking forward to seeing you again as long as you are staying in Korea. Many thanks again. Best regards, Ben
star-5
Ben is an excellent guide!
Rhonda_O
, Jul 2021
This tour was a highlight of my trip to Seoul. Ben was an excellent guide - he was knowledgeable (facts/history), interesting (shared hidden gems), and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend Ben!
star-5
Walking with kelly is great
pauljury
, Jan 2020
Kelly was a wonderful guide, full of energy and knowledge about Seoul and Korea. we had a lovely time with her and thoroughly recommend her. walking Seoul is a great way to experience a wonderful city.
star-5
Don’t miss this tour!
Bahar_B
, Nov 2019
Ben was our tour guide and he was amazing! Gave us so much history about the palace and the area. He also helped us take some one of a kind pictures. I had little trouble getting to the meeting location and Ben was so accommodating and helpful. I Really recommend this tour!
star-4
Great Informational Walkiny Tour
Maria_v
, Oct 2019
Jack was a good tour guide. He did a great job of directing us through the palace grounds and sharing a good amount of history, but not too much. My favorite thing was that Jack knew the best photo opps and kept stopping to take our picture. That was so appreciated!
star-5
Brilliant tour.
Sheila_D
, Sep 2019
Ben our guide gave us a fantastic tour of the palace and Hanok village. He gave us so much information into the history of Seoul. He is very knowledgeable and a great guide. Would highly recommend this tour with Ben. She from Ireland
star-5
Walking in Korea
Louis_P
, Jun 2019
The tour guide was incredible.We were late 15 minutes and he was still waiting. He took the time to explain everything at all of the sites. This is a must tour for anyone interested in learning the history of Korea.
star-5
Amazing half day exploring cultural Seoul!
JesseniaG8
, May 2019
Ben was an amazing, informative guide! Our group was small, myself and two others so the tour was intimate and there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Ben made us all very comfortable and he was super professional and approachable. I'd 100% recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!

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