Seoul Afternoon Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace and Namdaemun Market

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Enjoy this afternoon tour of Seoul, which will introduce you to Changdeokgung Palace, Insadong Alley, Namsangol Hanok Village, Sungnyemun Gate, and Namdaemun Market.

Changdeokgung Palace is famous and popular for its majestic architecture and featured in many Korean dramas and movies. Not only tourists but also local Koreans love to visit this palace.
Insadong is famous for the traditional mood. Take looks of stores selling traditional or old things. Also, there are charming shops in Ssamji-gil and great place to take pictures.
At the Namsangol Hanok Village, take a walk surrounded by Hanok, Korean traditional houses.
Sungnyemun Gate, also known as Namdaemun is another spot where we call 'symbol' of Seoul. You may see this place in many pictures or videos of Seoul.
Namdaemun Market is the largest market in Seoul. Many Korean says "They have everything except nothing" as a joke. But they have many products.

This tour concludes at Seoul City Hall subway station or Myeongdong.

What's Included

Hotel pickup in downtown Seoul only

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Hotel Drop off (Dismiss at Myeongdong)

Lunch, drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Hotel pickup is only available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your hotel/guesthouse is behind alleys, our English guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
  • On Mondays Namsangol Hanok is closed. Instead you will go to Bukchon Hanok Village
  • This tour does not stop at any shopping centers

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace served as the main place of many Joseon kings and it’s the best-preserved palace among the five royal Joseon Palaces. This palace was listed as UNESCO world heritage site in 1997.
*Changdeokgung Palace will be replaced to Jongmyo Shrine on Monday as it is closed on Monday.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Namdaemun Market
Namdaemun Market is the largest open-air traditional market in Korea. You can browse a variety of goods at the market.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

To experience the traditional culture of Korea while remaining the heart of the city, Insadong is the right place to visit. With art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses, you can experience traditional aspect of Korea.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Namsangol Hanok Village
Namsangol Hanok Village located in north side of Namsan Mountain in the center of the capital. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, and traditional garden. Upon entering from the front gate, visitors will get a taste of the traditional life while escaping from the bustling city life of modern times.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sungnyemun Gate
Sungnyemun Gate, also known as Namdaemun Gate, is Korea’s National Treasure No. 1.

Sungnyemun Gate is the largest castle gate stone structure. Also, there’s a column on top of a platform, raising the roof, distinguishing the upper stories and lower stories of the building. Passageways for traffic are located at the east and west ends of the gate. Different from the other gates, Sungnyemun Gate’s tablet has its name written vertically.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


The best way to begin to understand Seoul.
S1287FMgeorgiat, 30-10-2022
This was an amazing introduction to Seoul and Korean culture. Our guide Sam Park was an intelligent person who was very informative as well as being warm and sensitive He was patient with how we were and allowed us space to absorb all the new experiences
Thank you so much This is a highly recommended tour. Don’t miss it.
Seoul Afternoon Tour Including Palgakjeong, Changdeokgug and Namdaemun Market
Josemthew, 07-02-2019
We enjoy our Trip as our tour guide Miss Yura very punctual & very freindly. She able to speak fluent english & able to answer what we like to know about Seoul. She also suggest good shopping places to us and that offer good price and convenient.

Thank you Yura.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and...
Ronald G, 12-03-2018

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and professional. She had excellent English! We had an enjoyable afternoon.

Enjoyed the opportunity of seeing...
Beverley C, 07-09-2016

Enjoyed the opportunity of seeing and hearing about the Kings of Korea - fascinating tour or the Palace. the weather was against us but I did enjoy to trip up the mountain even if we couldn't see anything at the top! thanks for the service.

Not for the Hot summer day.
Nop_11, 31-07-2018
Because it is outdoor tour and Seoul's summer is very hot.
Other than that it was a nice quick tour to get to know a little bit of Seoul in a limited time.

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