Highlights of Seoul Tour
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Changing of the Royal Guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace
If your sightseeing time in Seoul is limited, make the most of your visit with the Highlights of Seoul Tour! On this 9-hour escorted tour, you’ll see all of Seoul’s most beloved attractions and walk away feeling very familiar with the city. Let our locally-based English speaking guides help you explore our private tours will be done at your pace, guided by our licensed guides who are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Your tour itineraries can be tailored to you. We will ensure your memorable time in Seoul.
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Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Start your day at Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. Jogyesa Buddhist temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea and is famous for being located in the center of the big city. Jogyesa Temple is an oasis of spiritual peace in the heart of the bustling metropolis.
Along the street around Jogyesa are many Buddhist specialty shops and some colorful facilities related to Buddhism. Get a genuine feeling of Korea Buddhism's tradition.
Visit Gyeongbok Palace. 'Gyeongbok' means 'felicitous blessing'. It is the first palace that was built on the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910). As much as it is the most important palace in the history of the dynasty, it is also quite enormous. Perhaps due to the luckiness conveyed by the name 'Gyeongbok', this new dynasty was able to last 600 long years through glory and shame.
Changing of the guard ceremony
During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guards were responsible for guarding and patrolling the gates of the capital city and the royal palaces. This ceremony is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea, as the ceremony is reenacted exactly as it used to be held, with guards wearing royal uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing traditional instruments.
Cheongwadae is the executive office and official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea, located behind of Gyeongbok palace. Just outside of the North gate of Gyeongbok palace, you can see the Korean presidential office. The main building has a hipped-and-gabled roof covered with Korean style blue tiles from which Blue House takes its name.
Mt.Bukak observatory and Insadong
After visiting Gyeongbok palace, take an upward path to a Mt. Bukak skyway observatory called Palgakjeong, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then you will have lunch in Insadong. Insadong is the place to look around antiques, art, ceramics and traditional clothing stores. Insadong was once a residential area for palace officials, royal families, and noble classes. Stroll along Insadong street, you will be able to find many authentic Korean restaurants.
Gangnam Station & Samsung D’light
After having lunch, you will head for the Gangnam Station, one of Seoul's busiest transportation hubs. The area around the station and its associated intersection have turned into a vibrant shopping and entertainment district. A number of Korea's biggest corporations also have their headquarters near Gangnam Station. You can drop by the Samsung D’light, an exhibit space where you can check out the electronics giant's latest toys.
Seoul N tower
Then you are going back to the north part of the Han river and going up to Mt. Namsan and Seoul N tower, that offering an astonishing 360-degree panorama over the city. You also have a chance to see "Locks of Love," thousands of padlocks attached to the fence. The site is used for many filming locations such as "My love from the star", "We got married".
End your tour in Myeongdong shopping district. At Myeongdong, stroll around Korea's most prestigious area with established shops. For shoppers, there is a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets selling everything from high fashion to casual attire, as well as many Korean cosmetics stores offering high-quality products at competitive prices.
After Myeongdong, You will be transferred to your hotel.
- All admission fees to tourists sites
- Local English-speaking guide
- Roundtrip transfer service with private vehicle
- Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul
- Personal expenses
- N Seoul tower Observatory TicketCable car to N Seoul Tower (Optional)
- Every Meal
- Gyeongbook Palace Closed : Every Tuesday (replace with Changdeokgung Palace )
- If you want to start/finish at Incheon airport, extra $60 per one way transfer from/to the airport
- Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage)