• Tour code: 11738P12
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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The ornate courtyards of Gyeongbok Palace and the super-chic streets of Gangnam are two of Seoul’s most popular sights of interest, but they can be hard to reach in bustling Seoul. This convenient 9-hour bus and walking tour makes it easy to tick both off your list in one day. Take in top attractions including the Blue House and the Jogyesa Temple, and step back in time to the Joseon era at Gyeongbok Palace. In the afternoon, visit the COEX Mall in Gangnam and browse the boutiques along Garosu-gill Street.

Highlights

  • 9-hour Gyeongbok Palace and Gangnam City tour in Seoul
  • Visit the Jogyesa Temple with a guide
  • Learn of South Korea’s Joseon-era history at Gyeongbok Palace
  • Explore the COEX Mall and Garosu-gill Street in the Gangnam district
  • Tour includes lunch plus pickup and drop-off at your Seoul hotel

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gangnam City

Gyeongbok Palace Temple

Meet your guide during a 9am pickup at your Seoul hotel, then hop aboard your bus to begin your 9-hour tour.

First, visit the Jogyesa Temple — widely considered among the city’s top attractions. Here, admire the colorful architecture for which the temple is famous and listen as your guide sheds light on the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

Head on to Gyeongbokgung Palace (or Changdeok Palace on Tuesdays) — destroyed by Imperial Japan in the 20th century and today rebuilt anew. Learn of South Korea’s heritage at the National Folk Museum and watch the daily Changing of the Royal Guard Ceremony.

During your tour, take in sites of interest including the Blue House — the President’s residence — and visit a traditional ginseng shop. Enjoy a lunch of seasonal South Korean food at a restaurant in Insadong, then visit the COEX Mall in Gangnam — home to the COEX Aquarium and Lotte Duty Free COEX.

Soak up the atmosphere along hip Garosu-gill Street, then return to your hotel to conclude your tour.

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