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Seoul Morning Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korean Folklore Museum, Jogseya Temple & Presidential Office

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    9:00am 

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

Inclusions
  • Pick up service from downtown hotels
  • Entrances
  • Car, parking fee, toll fee
  • Tour with English guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Get to know Seoul by visiting four of its most popular attractions with an expert guide
  • Explore the oldest, largest and most beautiful of the Five Grand Palaces - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Check out more than 4,000 historical artifacts at the Korean Folklore Museum
  • Learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles of ordinary Korean people in the past
  • Discover Jogseya Temple - the center of Korean Buddhism
  • Visit the Presidential Office and admire its blue tiles and the roof merging beautifully with Mt. Bugaksan in the backdrop
  • Marvel at all the distinct structures of the Presidential Office, built in the Korean traditional style
  • Start this morning tour conveniently with a hotel pick up
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!

Overview

Take a day out to cover four of the most distinct attractions in the capital city of Seoul! Starting from the oldest and largest of the Five Grand Palaces of Seoul and its popular museum, you are taken to one of the most important Buddhist temples in Korea and finally to the official residence of the South Korean head of state.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Enter this impressive palace through the enormous Gwanghwamun gate and admire the splendor of Gyeongbokgung Palace, arguably the most beautiful of all five palaces in Korea. Also referred to as the ‘Northern Palace’ due to its strategic location, this is a popular spot for taking selfies and indulging in photo shoots in traditional Korean dresses!

Korean Folklore Museum

Located inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace itself, this museum houses over 4,000 historical artifacts that were used by the ordinary Korean people in their day to day lives. Learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles in the yesteryears and gain a deep insight into Korea’s cultural belief system.

Jogseya Temple

Explore Jogseya Temple, a central symbol of Korean Buddhism. Check out the grand statue of historical Buddha and the colourful stately building of The Daeungjeon that is always filled with the soothing sounds of chanting. Enjoy the lush sights of the lovely locust trees and baeksong trees around the temple’s main hall and feel the pious atmosphere of the surroundings.

Presidential Office(Blue House)

Finally, visit the Presidential Office, the executive office of the President of the Republic of Korea. Also called the Blue House due to its striking blue tiles, its unique buildings are comprised of the Main Office, Guest House, Chunchugwan (Spring and Autumn Pavilion), Nokjiwon (Green grass), the Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) Valley, and the Seven Palaces.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Start time

    9:00am 

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your tour will come to an end at the City Hall.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Pick up service from downtown hotels
  • Entrances
  • Car, parking fee, toll fee
  • Tour with English guide
  • Other meals
  • Guide tip  
  • Personal expense 
  • Shopping Center visit

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is replaced with Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday.

Please reach the boarding point 10 minutes prior to your departure.

Minimum 2 people are required for this tour to operate. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

The above program and rates are subject to be changed due to local conditions without notice.

In Myeongdong, Dongdaemun and Jongro downtown, we provide you with free pick up service from hotel. If you are staying at Gangnam (South of Seoul) or any other location, additional charge is USD15 per person (2-3 pax) and USD10 (over 4 pax).

All tours will include a visit to any of the shopping centers - Amethyst, Ginseng Center, Cosmetic Shop or Duty Free Shop (DFS).

Additional info

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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