Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace

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6 reviews   (4.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy this morning half-day tour that will introduce you to the historical heritage of Seoul. Visit the famous Bukchon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung Palace (or Gyeongbokgung Palace on Monday) and Jongmyo Royal Shrine(or Insadong on Tuesday)

This tour concludes at the Myeongdong area.

No Shopping center guaranteed.

What's Included

Hotel pickup available outside downtown for an additional charge

Hotel pickup in downtown Seoul only

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Hotel Drop off (Dismissed at Myeong-dong area)

Meals or drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 6
  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 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.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • 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 was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond and a pavilion.
**As Changdeokgung Palace is closed on Monday, you will visit Gyeongbokgung Palace on Monday.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Jongmyo Shrine
Jongmyo Shrine is where the ancestral tablets of the kings and queens of the joseon Dynasty are enshrined. The Jongmyo Memorial Service has been held since the establishment of the Dynasty 600years ago commemorating the monarchs of the Dynasty.
**As Jongmyo Royal Shrine is closed on Tuesday, you will visit Insadong Antique shop alley instead.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bukchon Cultural Center
Bukchon as known as "the street museum in the urban core," this Hanok Village dates back to the 14th Century. Enjoy traditional house of Korea.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Myeongdong Shopping Street
This tour concludes in Myeongdong. At Myeongdong, you can enjoy shopping as well as delicious food.

• Admission Ticket Free


Educational and fun
sterrmanfred, 30-01-2020
Very informative and detailed explanations of the visites sites history. Transport was punctual and comfortable. 10/10, would go again.
I booked this tour for me and my...
Hanh_T, 09-10-2017

I booked this tour for me and my daughter, as Changdeokgung palace and Bukchon Hanok Village are famous attractions within South Korea. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see Changdeokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. We had a lovely and amazing tour guide named Jenny. She was very friendly and her English was well spoken, which was helpful as we do not understand Korean. Jenny explained things smoothly and you could tell she was very knowledgeable about the history of the palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. We had a really good time and found the Korean history very interesting. Personally, I would like to thank Jenny and recommend her to anyone who is looking to do this tour.

This was a wonderful tour with Jung...
Robert G, 30-03-2017

This was a wonderful tour with Jung, our great guide. Jung arrived ahead of time for our hotel pickup with the driver and a minivan. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised that we would be the only ones going on the tour. The first stop was in Bukchon Hanok Village in downtown Seoul. This area is located between several old Palaces and is where nobles and wealthy have lived for over 600 years. The exteriors of the houses and now shops are maintained historically intact. The weather was perfect for a stroll around to view these old houses. Be forewarned that there is a bit of walking up and down some elevation involved with this part of the tour. Next stop was the Jongmyo Confucian shrine dedicated to the memorial services for deceased royalty of the Korean Joseon Dynasty 13921897. The original Jongmyo shrine was destroyed by fire in the Japanese invasions of Korea 1590's, then rebuilt in 1608. Unlike many other buildings damaged or destroyed during WWII these are not recent reconstructions. The Shrine is located in a very tranquil park like setting, again there is a fair bit of walking involved on mostly flat ground or stone paths. The onsite guide was very informative during the English tour. The last stop was at the Changdeokgung Palace. The palace was originally built in very early 1400's, but has been destroyed and rebuilt several times since then. This is one of five grand palaces in Seoul. Korea's last Emperor lived here until his death in 1926. The buildings were very ornate and it is possible to peak inside some of the residence buildings. Jung was a great guide and most helpful throughout the tour. This tour is a unique opportunity to visit two UNESCO sites in a morning.

Sehr abwechslungsreich
Tazigmail, 25-09-2019
Wir waren mit Frau Jung (ich hoffe der Name ist richtig) und sie war einfach wunderbar. Wir waren zuerst in Bukchon Hanok Village, dann Changdeokgung Palace ( der wirklich sehr schön restauriert ist)
Wir haben sehr viele Details von ihr erfahren und sie hat uns alles erklärt und wir könnten genügend Fotos machen.
Anschließend haben wir den Jongmyo Royal Shrine besucht und einen schönen Überblick über die Zeremonie bekommen. Sehr historisch und wunderschön.
Anschließend waren wir noch im Museum von Admiral Yi Sun-Shin und inkl. der Story über King Sejong.
Ich würde unseren guide Frau Jung mit dieser tour jederzeit wieder buchen. Gelungener vormittag. Vielen Dank.
A lot to see, not enough time to see it
Barrios92615, 03-10-2019
Our tour guide picked us up at 8:15am and told us it usually goes until about 12:30pm with four stops...we were done at 11:30am. There was four stops and while they were all fun, interesting places to visit, we felt very rushed. We did not have time to look around, let alone shop or read information. Our tour guide was walking very quickly and while she gave us a lot of information, most of it interesting, we don't think we got our money's worth since it was so fast. Our experience was not what we were hoping it would be

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