Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in South Korea
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Tour description

Visit some of Seoul's most famous attractions during this 8.5-hour guided tour. Visit Jogye Temple, pass by The Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong, Bukchon Hanok Village, Bugak Skyway, and Myeongdong with no more than 15 people for a personalized, small-group experience.

Meet your guide at your Seoul hotel in the morning and board your transportation for the day. Begin your tour with a visit to Jogye Temple, famous for its beautiful lotus lanterns hanging from the ceilings. Next, Pass by the nearby presidential residence, called The Blue House.Pass through Gwanghwamun Gate and back in time with a tour of Gyeongbok Palace, former residence of Joseon Dynasty royalty. Your guide will tell you about the history of each building on on the scenic grounds. After you've walked up an appetite, head to the artistic neighborhood of Insadong, famous for its antique stores, galleries, and traditional restaurants. While you're in the neighborhood, feel free to pick up some gifts or souvenirs from the National Korea Souvenir Shop.Your guide will take you to one of the most famous hanbok shops in Seoul, where you can try on this typical Korean dress and wear it during your visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, a residential area with a collection of well-preserved traditional Korean buildings. Be sure to snap a few photos before changing back into your modern clothes.Next, make your way to one of the highest points in Seoul, Bugak Skyway atop Bugak Mountain, where you can take in panoramic views of the South Korean capital below.Finish your city tour with some time in Myeongdong, a popular shopping area teeming with street vendors, boutiques, department stores, shops, and restaurants. You'll be returned to your Seoul hotel at around 5:30pm.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions by air-conditioned minivan or van

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Infant meals
  • Gratuities


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included