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.
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.
Jogyesa & Insadong
Mt. Bugak observatory
Seoul N tower
09:00 Pick you up at your place
09:00-10:00 Jogyesa temple
10:00-11:30 Gyeongbokgung palace
11:30-12:30 Mt. Bugak observatory
14:00-16:30 Seoul N tower
18:00 Drop off hotel
Number of guest
Price per person
- All admission fees
- N Seoul tower observatory & Cable car tickets
- Local English-speaking guide service
- Roundtrip transfer service with private vehicle
- Hotel Pick up & Drop off