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Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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The country of the morning calm is full of history, and its capital, Seoul, abounds with authentic treasures. Join this 8-hour private tour to discover some of the most renowned gems of South Korean culture. From the great palaces to the N Tower, this tour will lead you through the ages to discover the old & the brand new capital.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour
- Infants and children must be accompanied by 2 adults
- Gyeongbokgung Palace and Royal Guard Changing Ceremony is closed on every Tuesday. Instead, you will visit Changdeokgung Palace
- Royal Guard Changing Ceremony may not available during rainy days or typhoons (Bad weather)
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- This tour provide hotel pick up and drop off; please let us know the hotel name and address during reservation
- Tour duration can be adjust depends on weather, traffic or personal reasons
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Gwanghwamun Gate, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045 South Korea

The southern gate of Gyeongbokgung

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and then visit the palace, this palace is filled with the smell of spring flowers, fresh phytoncide of green trees, yellow and orange autumn foliage and white snow depending on the season.

(On Tuesday, we visit Changdeokgung Palace instead.)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Cheongwadae Sarangchae, 152 Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-033 South Korea

Pass by The Blue House (President’s office and residence) just across the exit of the Palace North Gate.

Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea

Walk down following Korean traditional architecture and the curves and straight lines of the roofs and walls from shuffled houses.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

After lunch, free time in Insadong, the art valley of Seoul

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jogyesa Temple, 45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170 South Korea

A small temple located at the central of Seoul city. This is the headquarter of over 2000 local temples in Korea.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea

Standing 479.7m high, at the top of the Namsan mountain, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic panorama of Seoul.

Duration: 45 minutes


Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure time:

9am or 9:30am
Depends on hotel location. We will let you know the pick up time after we receive your hotel name and address.


8 hours



Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Cheryl B

Our family had a chance to hear the history of Seoul from our driver and guide Justin. We learned and felt the pulse of the city even for a day. He explained all the historical sites we visited. it was a pleasant
tour especially the supplementary photos he provided us from his own camera. Job well done Justin!

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We enjoyed a wonderful tour with Brian! He met us right on time at our apartment and treated us to a day full of interesting information and great locations. Having the private tour was worth every penny because of the attention, flexibility, and ease of getting around. The mid-day lunch was very tasty as well. The tour was a perfect way to start off our first trip to Seoul and we highly recommend it, be sure to ask for Brian!

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JoseLuis D

Henry, our guide was an excellent host with great knowledge of Korean history. I strongly recommend to take this tour.

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Sophia L

It was a very nice tour, the guide was very good, made sure we were at the palace to see the changing of the guards, the native village and the Buddhist temple were very nice, and the view from the Seoul tour was amazing. Plus having lunch with a local makes it much easier if you want to try local food.

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Carolyn Y

Justin, our tour guide was so accommodating and very knowledgeable when it comes to Korea history and culture. And yes, he speaks English fluently! He was kind and patient enough to adjust to our request of customizing the itinerary as to the places we want to go. We visited Gyeongbok-gung Palace, watched Royal Guards' Changing Ceremony (he patiently waited for us when it took us some time for our 4 year old kid in the restroom), passed by the Blue House, visited Bukchon, Insadong, Gwangjang Market and had some shopping time at Dongdaemun Market. During these times, he willingly took our pictures with his camera and guided us with good spots where to pose🤗.
The weather was quite hot but we covered major tourist attractions downtown in Seoul. Good job Justin, you are a gem to the company!

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Kerri M

This was a fantastic tour! We were a family group of 6 aged from 12 to 75 and Brian did a fantastic job not only keeping the pace of the tour appropriate but was able to relate the history of the tour stops so all of us stayed interested and engaged. Brian is so easy to talk to and he really makes the history interesting . It was a great selection of tour stops and we felt we got the most out of our whole day in Seoul. Brian even made a special stop for us to buy a hanbok for my daughter from the traditional market! as a life long Seoul native, we really enjoyed getting to know Seoul with Brian. Definitely request Brian for a tour guide if you can!

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Yana G

This tour was perfect to provide the highlights of Seoul and our guide Minho was terrific. He was knowledgeable, informative and his English was great. The place he chose for lunch had a good selection and was delicious. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

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Dwayne B

Firstly our guide Rosi made the tour great. He was understanding with what we wanted to do and adjusted the tour as required. All the sites that we visited was what we were expecting and enhanced by Rosi's information that he provided us. Lunch also was great and we enjoyed experiencing the local food. Highly recommend this tour especially if you get Rosi as your guide.

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Alessandra F

Henry our guide was full of information and very prepared. The visit started at 9.30am with the Royal Palace. Because we were only me and my boyfriend again alone (I booked the small group tour) Henry gave me time to take as many photos as I wanted. Lunch was very good in a traditional restaurant. The full visit was taken care very well and also we managed to add a visit to a Seoul Market which was very interesting. Henry as a guide is excellent and the tour worse booking unless you feel yaking a lot of taxis or spending a lot of time dealing with the subway (which we know how to use but still easier to have someone taking you around and explaining all)

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Richard F

Our guide was knowledgeable and helped us understand both the historical and cultural foundations of Seoul and South Korea, as well as current influences and perspectives. He accommodated several of our special requests. His English was fine - much better than our non-existent Korean! Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a basic, quick overview of Seoul.


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Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

The country of the morning calm is full of history, and its capital, Seoul, abounds with authentic treasures. Join this 8-hour private tour to discover some of the most renowned gems of South Korean culture. From the great palaces to the N Tower, this tour will lead you through the ages to discover the old & the brand new capital.

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