Culture and History of 600 year old Seoul


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Korean (fluent), English (fluent)


This is a comprehensive full-day walking tour of Seoul's historical and cultural landmarks.

Let's catch a time machine ride on foot to the 14th century and travel 600 years and then back to 2017. I bet you can make this happen with me just in ONE DAY!

This tour is an intensive introduction to Seoul. It covers quite big portion of Seoul's attractions loved by locals as well. Moreover, streets connecting each attraction are beautiful and have their own stories and unique atmosphere. Therefore, this tour is the very first thing you should try in Seoul.


*9:00 AM meeting at hotel
ChungGyeChun stream & GwangHwaMun Square (statues)
10:00 AM Royal Guard Changing ceremony & GyeongBokGung Palace (the main Royal Palace. (admission-KRW3, 000/person)) & National Folk Museum
12:00 PM BukChon Korean Traditional House conservation area
13:00 PM Lunch at Insadong street(antique alley) or GwangJang market (food stalls-famous for mungbean pancake and Korean rice wine, one of places taken by food tours)
14:30 PM Namsan Mountain
16:00 PM tour close at hotel

*No Tour on Tue.
*time for meeting at hotel varies upon your hotel location
*this schedule is quite packed. please let me know if you want to slow down and use transportation in between.
*Gwangjang market is quiet on Sun. but still has famous deep fried mungbean pancakes.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: hotel

End location: hotel or the nearest subway station

Duration: 7 hours

What’s Included

English speaking tour guide with BIG smile and energetic voice as well as knowledge about Korean history and culture

Estimated Local Cash Needed

33000 KRW - admission fee for the Palace- US$3
public transportation- US30

What’s Extra

admission fee for the Palace- appx. US$3
public transportation- appx. US$30
meal, snack, any personal expenses


1. I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Quote may vary upon a type of vehicle.
2.anything illegal

A Recent Review of this tour

It was enjoyable experience. She suggested an excellent location for meeting and helped me find an adaptor for my electronic devices. To ease my worries, she lent me her portable battery. I was surprised by the number of places we visited and the quality of each visit. In fact, due to her vast experience, she gave me tips on the best ways to experience a certain place. For example, at the Gyeongbokgung Palace, she showed me the most idyllic places. While I was there, very few people paid attention them.
Samson Mai

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