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Arguably the most beautiful and easily the biggest of Seoul’s five main palaces, Gyeongbokgung (also known as the Northern Palace) is one of South Korea’s must-visit attractions. Built in the 14th century, this is the oldest Joseon Dynasty palace in the nation, and it’s right in the heart of Jongno-Gu, the most culturally happening part of Seoul. Come for 600 years of history—and one brilliant changing of guards ceremony.

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161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.26
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$60.26

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

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Explore the highlights of Seoul on a full-day tour with an informative guide. Highlights include Jogyesa Temple, the Blue House, the royal guard changing ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate, and tours of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in traditional culture at the National Folk Museum, Insadong Antique Street, and at Namdaemun Gate and Namdaemun Market. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

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This full-day sightseeing tour of Seoul showcases the best of Korea’s history, culture, and traditions. Led by a guide, see the city’s major landmarks, including Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village. Watch the changing of the guards during a stop at Gwanghwamun Gate and enjoy a traditional Korean lunch with your fellow travelers in Insadong. Your full-day tour also includes a stop at a traditional ginseng center.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

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Spend a morning in Seoul visiting highlights including Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the National Folk Museum. You'll also stop for photo ops outside the Presindential Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) and Gwanghwamun Gate during the changing of the guards. Your 3.5-hour tour includes transportation, entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup. You will be dropped off at either City Hall or Insadong. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.00
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$33.00
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Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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Join this privately led tour of Seoul and discover some of South Korea's renowned cultural gems. See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and tour Gyeongbokgung Palace; stroll around Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong; and visit Jogyesa Temple and N Seoul Tower. The full-day itinerary will lead you through the ages, from ancient city to modern-day capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11
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Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

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Visit top landmarks in Seoul on a morning sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Admire the architecture of Jogyesa Temple, a hub for Zen Buddhism, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace before observing the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Learn about Korean history and cultural traditions at Cheongwadae Sarangchae, and hear about the Joseon dynasty’s long rule. Your local guide shares key facts and fascinating insights throughout your coach tour, which includes hotel pickup as well as drop-off at either City Hall or Itaewon.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Gyeongbokgung Palace Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace is widely considered among the finest royal palaces in Seoul, with a history dating back to the 14th-century Joseon dynasty. With this hanbok (traditional Korean attire) rental service, skip the entry queues to the palace and enjoy the chance to dress up like Joseon-era royalty. Choose the rental duration to suit your schedule, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace in the fashions of a bygone era.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.00
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$7.00
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Seoul Palace Morning Tour

Seoul Palace Morning Tour

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Discover Seoul’s royal residences and gain insight into South Korea’s heritage on this Seoul palace morning tour. Explore the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, a center for Zen Buddhism, with your guide. See the Blue House — where the Prime Minister of South Korea lives and works. Visit Gyeongbok Palace, the city’s finest royal residence during the Joseon Dynasty. Admire the luxury living quarters and banquet suites, and gain insight into life here during the dynasty’s 5-century reign. Finish your tour at Gwanghwamun Gate and see the changing of the guard ceremony.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.85
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$33.85
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Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

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Explore top Seoul attractions including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple on this 3.5-hour Korean palace and temple tour in Seoul. Travel through Seoul by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Gain insight into Joseon-era history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, once home to the Korean royal family, and explore the palace compound on foot. Visit the National Folk Museum and learn how life used to be before Korea’s rapid modernization. Then, visit the Jogyesa Temple and enjoy an authentic insight into life as a Zen Buddhist in South Korea’s bustling capital.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.50
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Seoul Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Seoul Private Tour

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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Seoul from a unique perspective! Get to know Seoul on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Seoul at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Gwangjang Market, Jogyesa Temple, Bukchon Hanok village and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.73
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Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photo Shoot

Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photo Shoot

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Avoid having to ask strangers to capture photos of you and your travel companions during a photo shoot tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace that includes traditional Korean dress. Ideal for families and couples, this tour is led by a professional photographer, from who you’ll receive undivided attention and up to 100 photos.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.62
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Seoul Private Tour : Gyeongbokgung & Gangnam Kpop Tour (up to 10pax)

Seoul Private Tour : Gyeongbokgung & Gangnam Kpop Tour (up to 10pax)

A vehicle tour without a guide will allow you to tour at a lower price. Local drivers are available in English, so you can contact the driver conveniently. Tickets can be offered at discounted prices, and if ticket purchase is inconvenient, the driver can help. The driver will drop off at the tour location spot, and pick up later, No Tour guide accompanying on tour location. Free time as your own time. Start the tour with pick up from your accommodations in Seoul at 9:30 am, then proceed to the tour and ending with a drop-off at your accommodations around 6:30 pm. All the tour time is 9 hours. * The same price applies for both adults and children. * Children under 35months are free of charge.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.70
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$107.70
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Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

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See a spirited side of the South Korean capital you won’t find in the tourism brochures on this evening ghost tour in Seoul. Follow your guide on a meandering walk through Seoul’s hidden alleyways and hear tales to send shivers down your spine! Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, the most haunted place in South Korea, discover hidden secrets in Pimatgol Alley, explore the birthplace of Korean independence at Tapgol Park and more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Discover the history and cultural traditions of Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul’s palaces and markets. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace including its National Folklore Museum, and see Jogyesa Buddhist Temple and Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your informative guide accompanies you to Insadong and Namdaemun to explore these bustling local markets on foot. Enjoy a Korean lunch and convenient round-trip coach transport from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.11
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Central Seoul Tour

Central Seoul Tour

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Experience Seoul like a local on this private full-day tour and maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace, learn more about traditional Korean culture at Bukchon Hanbok Village and Namsangol Hanok Village, admire views of the North Seoul Tower and Namsan Mountain Park, and shop for souvenirs at the Insadong and Gwangjang markets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.11
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$164.11
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Korean History & Heritage Tour

Korean History & Heritage Tour

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Explore the Culture & Heritage side of Seoul, visiting the beautiful Gangbuk area were most of the traditional tourists sites are located. By the end, you will be an expert on Korean traditional architecture and the history of the Korean people. Book now to get a feel for Koreans lived during the Joseon Dynasty period (1392AD - 1919AD)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$435.90
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Secret Food Tours Seoul w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Seoul w/ Private Tour Option

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Over the years, Seoul has developed into one of the most modern cities in the world. Through this change, Koreans have remained passionate about their work, food, and history. We'll show you some of the most loved foods and beautiful landscapes our city has to offer. We will take you through hidden alleyways and quaint backstreets home to secret foodie gems, and share little tips and tricks along the way that you'll be able to use on the rest of your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.34
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Seoul Highlights & Hidden Gems Tours by Locals: 100% Private & Personalised 4hrs

Seoul Highlights & Hidden Gems Tours by Locals: 100% Private & Personalised 4hrs

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Seoul is considered among South Korea’s must-see cities, but beating the language barrier to explore solo can be a challenge. On this tour, leave the guidebook at home and explore South Korea’s bustling capital through the eyes of a local. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace or the N-Seoul Tower, or step off the beaten trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.94
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$69.94
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Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

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Discover Seoul on this full or half-day walking tour, including Namdaemun Market, Mt Namsan and Myeongdong Street. Follow your guide to Namdaemun Gate, explore the traditional marketplace and gain insight into Joseon Dynasty history. Then travel by bus up Mt Namsan for panoramic views before strolling around Palgakjeong and riding the cable car down to Myeongdong Street. If you choose the full-day option, continue on for a Korean lunch and guided stops at Deoksugung Palace and Seoul Museum of History, concluding with a 75-minute performance at Jeongdong Theater.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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$121.80

Korean Heritage Tour: Palaces and Villages of Seoul Including Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Heritage Tour: Palaces and Villages of Seoul Including Gyeongbokgung Palace

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This full-day tour of Seoul offers an in-depth look at Korea’s rich cultural heritage. With your guide, tour the gates and pavilions of Gyeongbokgung Palace; browse historical exhibits at the National Folklore Museum; and visit the Korean Folk Village and Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. Enjoy a Korean lunch and comfortable round-trip coach transport from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.35
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$101.35
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The 10 Tastings of Seoul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Seoul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Eat your way through Seoul's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Bibimbap and Noodle soup. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.91
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$101.91
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Full Day- Essential Seoul City Tour & Gourmet Tour(including Lunch and Dinner)

Full Day- Essential Seoul City Tour & Gourmet Tour(including Lunch and Dinner)

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This full-day tour offers a comprehensive overview of Seoul and is an excellent choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Gyeongbokgung Palace, Tongin Market, Insadong, Gwangjang Market, and Cheonggyecheon, a man-made eco-waterway built on the site of a former stream. You won’t go hungry on this tour—lunch and dinner are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$249.00
Price varies by group size
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$249.00
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Hanbok Photoshoot in Seoul

Hanbok Photoshoot in Seoul

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Pose in traditional Korean dress, called ‘hanbok,’ and be photographed at your choice of locations such as  Gyeongbokgung Palace or Bukchon Hanok Village. This professional photo shoot with a private party of 2–8 participants lets you experience Seoul in a unique way. Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.77
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$230.77
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History and Culture of Seoul Walking Tour

History and Culture of Seoul Walking Tour

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Discover top city attractions in the South Korean capital on this afternoon Seoul walking tour. Admire traditional Korean architecture at Deoksugung Palace with your guide. Explore the palace compound and enjoy panoramic views over Seoul’s high-rise skyline. Wander through the peaceful Jeongdong-gil to Deoksugung Palace and experience the tranquil side of buzzing Seoul. Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace and learn of the changes it underwent during Japanese occupation. Head to the Seoul Museum of History and learn of Seoul’s complex past, from the Joseon Dynasty to the modern day. Finish your tour at JeongDong theater with a viewing of a traditional Korean performance.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Should I book Gyeongbokgung Palace tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gyeongbokgung Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gyeongbokgung Palace costs USD 7.00. Guided Gyeongbokgung Palace tours start around USD 7.00 per person.
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