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Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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Seoul, South Korea
Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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Departure Point

365-2 Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Departure Point: City Hall Station Exit #1, Outside Directions: Exit #1 outside of the City Hall station

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

51-1 Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Korealinx Corporation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
Ben is an excellent guide!
Rhonda_O
, Jul 2021
This tour was a highlight of my trip to Seoul. Ben was an excellent guide - he was knowledgeable (facts/history), interesting (shared hidden gems), and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend Ben!
star-5
Walking with kelly is great
pauljury
, Jan 2020
Kelly was a wonderful guide, full of energy and knowledge about Seoul and Korea. we had a lovely time with her and thoroughly recommend her. walking Seoul is a great way to experience a wonderful city.
star-5
Don’t miss this tour!
Sightsee16002
, Nov 2019
Ben was our tour guide and he was amazing! Gave us so much history about the palace and the area. He also helped us take some one of a kind pictures. I had little trouble getting to the meeting location and Ben was so accommodating and helpful. I Really recommend this tour!
star-4
Great Informational Walkiny Tour
Maria V
, Oct 2019
Jack was a good tour guide. He did a great job of directing us through the palace grounds and sharing a good amount of history, but not too much. My favorite thing was that Jack knew the best photo opps and kept stopping to take our picture. That was so appreciated!
star-5
Brilliant tour.
R283SBsheilad
, Sep 2019
Ben our guide gave us a fantastic tour of the palace and Hanok village. He gave us so much information into the history of Seoul. He is very knowledgeable and a great guide. Would highly recommend this tour with Ben. She from Ireland
star-5
Walking in Korea
Navigator33613872216
, Jun 2019
The tour guide was incredible.We were late 15 minutes and he was still waiting. He took the time to explain everything at all of the sites. This is a must tour for anyone interested in learning the history of Korea.
star-5
Amazing half day exploring cultural Seoul!
JesseniaG8
, May 2019
Ben was an amazing, informative guide! Our group was small, myself and two others so the tour was intimate and there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Ben made us all very comfortable and he was super professional and approachable. I'd 100% recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!
star-5
Superb Tour
Tour62689858093
, Mar 2019
Ben was knowledgeable of history and architecture and accommodated us in every way. He greatly enhanced our insight and understanding of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Village. Fabulous tour guide.
star-5
my friend and I were in soul and...
Shohreh G
, May 2018
my friend and I were in soul and wanted to make the most of of our short time as well as learning different to what we could just google it . decided on victor after reading the reviews and went for a three hours tour . Ben was the best ever tour guide we have experienced , he was so helpful and while taking us to few places has thought us so much of their culture etc. that we could never have known of . i am a traveller and can highly recommend the viator. our experience with ben as a tour guide was absolutely exceptional. shoreh and fari
star-5
I had a great time. The palace was...
Thomas M
, Apr 2018
I had a great time. The palace was the highlight of the tour. The guide pointed out lots of interesting information, and took me to the best angles to get wonderful photos. I would not have enjoyed these places as much if I'd gone by myself.

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