8am - 12pm
Drop off at either City Hall Subway or Lotte Mart (Seoul Station).
Would you like to go shopping, visit a royal Korean palace, stand on an observatory’s rooftop and visit a scenic village in Seoul in just half a day? Well, this is your chance to cover all of this and learn a bit about the varying facets of the capital city! Check out the beautiful traditional Korean houses of BukchonHanok Village and visit the gorgeous Changdeokgung Palace. Watch panoramic views of the city skyline from N Seoul Tower Observatory and feel spoilt for choice while shopping at Namdaemun Market. Enjoy guided services and hotel pick-up for a comfortable travel experience.
While this tour provides you the most sought-after experiences in the first half of the day, the tourists are left with more than enough day time to join another one of our tours or explore Seoul on their own.
Begin this half day tour with a hassle-free hotel pick-up. Enjoy the company of an expert tour guide throughout this tour.
Enjoy visiting various cultural and historical places in the capital city in the following order:
Bukchon Hanok Village: Your first destination of the day is also known as "the street museum in the urban core". Witness the beautiful traditional Korean wooden houses called ‘hanoks’ that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Although the village serves as a residential area, many of these hanoks have become present-day cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses. Experience, learn and immerse in the traditional Korean culture as you stroll through the streets to catch glimpses of 14th century.
Changdeokgung Palace: Visit this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site that is known to be the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. Walk around its beautiful garden and marvel at the splendid architecture of this palace that represents the beauty of Korea.
N Seoul Tower Observatory: Enjoy unobstructed views of the picturesque city skyline from the roof terrace of this observatory. Witness the revolving restaurant here that provides complete panoramic views of Seoul! You could even watch the latest movie trailers and music videos at the personal media play zone and explore the pavilion exhibition halls here where various cultural events are held.
Namdaemun Market:This open-air traditional market is the largest in the capital and has a history that traces back to the Joseon Dynasty. With over 10,000 retailers, vendors and wholesalers, discover the very best selection of merchandise on sale at one place!
This tour ends at mid-day with a drop-off at either City Hall subway or Lotte Mart (Seoul station).
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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