World Cultural Heritage Full-day tour from Seoul including Suwon Hwaseong

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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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Have you ever visited any world cultural heritage before? Luckily, there are lots of world cultural heritage places here in Korea.

Visit Bukchon Hanok Village where you can see the Korean traditional Housing. This village is famous for its beautiful scenery for both locals and travelers. Take pictures at the photo spots!

Jongmyo Royal Shrine is where the ancestral tablets of the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty are enshrined.
Changdeokgung Palace is designated as a UNESCO cultural heritage. Explore the beauty of the palace.
Then make your way to Sejong Story Exhibition Hall where you can learn about Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.

You will have Hanjeongsik, a Korean Full-course meal, for lunch near Myeongdong.

Move to Suwon, Gyeonggi-do and you will visit Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace.

After the tour, you will be back in Seoul, Myeongdong.

No Shopping Center guaranteed!

What's Included

Hotel pickup in downtown Seoul only

Lunch (Hanjeongsik is a full-course Korean meal with an array of savory side dishes.)

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included


Hotel Drop off (Dismissed at Myeong-dong area)

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
  • This tour does not stop at any shopping centers
  • Hotel pickup is only available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your hotel/guesthouse is behind alleys, our English speaking guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace means 'to brighten virtue,' and is the name of Korea's most successfully preserved palace. Changdeokgung was designated as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage in February 1997. It is one of the historic attractions that represent the beauty of Korea.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jongmyo Shrine
Jongmyo Shrine, built by Lee Seong Gye (1335-1408), was a primary place of worship for kings throughout the Joseon Dynasty and has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hwaseong Fortress
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power. The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Hwaseong Hanengung Palace is the biggest shelter; Kings used them since the Jeongjo King period. This is the temporary palace where King Jeongjo stayed at the time of Wonhaeng (long journey) and also where he held a splendid feast on Hyegyeonggung Hong, his mother's 60th birthday and other events.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


We entered our hotel lobby early and...
Victor C, 22-04-2017

We entered our hotel lobby early and three of them were already waiting for us--a driver, Jeanie our tour guide, and another lady who said little probably tour-guide-in-training. Good start.

And it turned out we were their only guests, so it was essentially a private tour.

Jeanie's English took some effort to understand/follow, but she was very patient with us.

At first we worried we had inadvertantly signed up for a duplicate tour of the previous day's sites, but she took us to a different, temporary, Palace, a Shrine, and a different Village--this one was an actual village where people lived, not where the government moved houses from different places to make a village of five houses. We saw an actual Fortress still active, where we walked part of the grounds, then rode a trolley around the rest of it. We attended a Martial Arts show with a crowd of locals. We visited the Palace Museum on the grounds of the Palace we had toured the previous day and learned about the history of Korean royalty.

Lunch was bibimbong--delicious!

Best thing: no mandatory factory tours!

We've had this tour on feb 04: cold...
YvesMichel_d, 08-02-2017

We've had this tour on feb 04: cold weather but fine and memorable day however, thanks to Jong as she was a nice and knowledgeable guide, telling us about Korean history and dynasties as well as rites and habits.

We were on a three days stop in Korea en route to Fiji and Wallis Island from Paris.

My wife ans I much enjoyed being on a private tour indeed. We could appreciate Hwaseong fortress and Haenggung Palace in the morning even although we had to pay attention to frozen soil in some places. We had the chance to watch a performance led by students in Joseon martial suits as we were on Saturday.

Back to Seoul we could taste the most delightful bibimbap in our short journey to Korea, in a restaurant actually located just in front of our hotel, just in time to feel warmer and strenghtened before the afternoon sites: Bukchon Hanok village then the magnificent Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine.

When Chung left us in Insa-Dong we still could talk with some students in that street and also with people demonstrating every Saturday in Myeong-Dong area.

We highly recommend this day-tour and warmly acknowledge Jong. We now wish to learn more about culture of lovely and engaging South Korea.

Best Tour We Experience in Seoul
hkvisitor1997, 01-07-2018
They pick up from our Pacific hotel about 8 am, beside two of us, only one other lady for this tour, Yura Song our guide, very professional, speak perfect English and explain the history of each place we visit, she try her best to make sure we all enjoy the tour, visited all the places as mention, a big surprise is seeing martial art show was included, thanks to Yura, we sat at the front row to see it all, for us the show alone is worth for price of the ticket, then she took us to a very nice restaurant for lunch, we had a great time with this tour.
We were met at our hotel on time and...
Jeremy G, 13-07-2016

We were met at our hotel on time and we spent a day with our knowledgeable guide. An excellent tour, we saw the Suwon Fortress, the Palaces, the Shrine and walked around the Bukchon Hanok Village.An excellent bibimbap lunch at a local restaurant was a bonus.

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