During this 9-hour Seoul highlights full-day city tour, you will get a great taste of what Seoul has to offer! On this tour you will have a chance to visit seven different focal points of Korea and enjoy a great Korean seasonal lunch. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, starts at Gwanghwamun Gate (the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty), stops off at many more of Seoul's hot spots, and finishes with time spent visiting N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas.
During this Seoul highlights 1-day city tour, you will visit places in Seoul and learn things about Korea that you didn't know existed! Your pickup point will be at any hotel in Seoul and you will have to confirm this pickup spot with the tour operator upon receiving your confirmation email. Please kindly wait at the hotel ground level lobby for the pickup service.
First meet up with tour guide at your hotel lobby between 9am to 9:30am, depending on your hotel location. Hop on a bus and head over to Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (or Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesdays), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces. Then, pass by The Presidential Blue House, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence - did you know that Korea's current resident is the first female president and is the daughter of Korea's late president from the 1970s? Lastly in morning tour, you will stop off at Ginseng shopping center and learn about Korea's traditional slow-growing perennial plants with fleshly roots.
In order to recuperate, lunch will be provided which typically is seasonal local food. Due to Korea's dramatic weather change and 4-different seasons, the lunch changes by the month!
For the next stop, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule (or Bukchon Hanok Village or Insadong on Monday). Then you will visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. Finally, you'll transfer back to your hotel around 6pm.