Full Day Royal Palace and Korean Folk Village Tour

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this 8.5 hour small-group tour, you will get a taste of Korean traditional culture. Firstly, you will visit Jogyesa temple that represents Buddhism in Seoul and pass by Cheongwadae, the Presidential Blue House, move on to Gwanghwamun Gate to see royal guard changing ceremony. After the ceremony, you will explore Gyeongbokgung palace and visit the National Folklore Museum. In the afternoon, you will visit the Korean Folk Village to enjoy the lifestyle of the Joseon dynasty with over 270 old houses.

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This tour is proceeding with minimum 4 people and if the participants number is below it, the tour can be cancelled.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible (foldable only)
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Jogyesa Temple
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards Anguk Subway Station, and you will see Jogyesa Temple. The first things you will notice at the temple are the lovely trees. These locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, the main temple building, are about 500 years old.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Gwanghwamun Gate
Every day visitors to Gyeongbok palace can watch a reenactment of the “Changing of the Royal Guards” ceremony, which takes place at the Gwanghwamun Gate and Heungnyemun plazas. The royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910) were in charge of protecting the gates of the capital city and the royal palace.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Built in 1395, Gyeongbok Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeok (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghee (Western Palace). Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

National Folk Museum of Korea
The National Folk Museum is located on the compound of Gyeongbokgung palace. It shows you the traditional life of both the ordinary people and aristocracy. It has exhibits from all parts of Korea. There are displays of traditional farming methods, hunting, weaving, cooking and other house keeping chores.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
The symbol of Cheongwadae (known as the Blue House or the presidential residence), is the blue tiles. The first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at Cheongwadae is the blue tiles of the main building. The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mt. Bugaksan behind it. As the Blue House represents Korea, the blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea.

• Admission Ticket Free

Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village is a full introduction of lives of people in Joseon dynasty. The village is a living museum that shows us lifestyle of several centuries ago. There are potters, weavers, blacksmiths and other artisans who practice their trades in a traditional fashion. Also there are about 270 traditional houses opened to visitors. The village has official's houses, ordinary people's houses, traditional schools, hospitals, and government office. In the Korean Folk Village, lots of historical soap operas were filmed. Also you can enjoy lots of attractions like museum and traditional performances.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


More value, less cell phone
Ray S, 09-10-2019
Guide showed up early, great driver BUT the guide only talked to us if we asked her questions, she took us to mostly free places, left us alone frequently, and was on her cell phone a lot. We did not view the Blue House, but only drove past it in 5 seconds. Knowing the tour and it was a Friday afternoon with very heavy traffic, she should have taken us to the Korean Folk Village in the morning. We spent hours in traffic. What a waste of time.
The place was full of thousands of children and we were rushed through. Due to an afternoon visit, we did not go to the restaurant on the schedule but rather ate at the Folk Village. Food was poor and she did not talk to us during lunch. No one spoke to us all the way back. We felt she did not care about us at all. We do not recommend this guide unless she improves.

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