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Half Day Afternoon Tour from Changdeokgung to Namdaemun

By I Love Seoul Tour
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Highlights

  • Guided tour of Seoul takes you from palaces to Namdaemun

  • Take a look at Korean traditional houses

  • Chance to witness fantastic examples of Korean architecture

  • The Insadong Antique Alley showcases Korean traditional art

  • A glimpse into Korean local life at the Namdaemun Market

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Royal Palace and surrounding attractions

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Hotel pick-up from hotels located in central Seoul

  • What's excluded

    Hotel drop-off (Dismiss at Myeongdong or City Hall station)

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • The Changdeokgung Palace is closed on Mondays, you will visit the Jongmyo Royal Shrine instead.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Seoul hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • The Namsangol Hanok Village is closed on Mondays, you will visit the Bukchon Hanok Village instead.

  • The inside of the Sungnyemun Gate is closed on Mondays, you will visit the outside of the gate only.

  • This tour does not stop at any shopping centers

  • If your hotel is located in narrow path or located in central Seoul, we may ask you to come to the underground station or meeting point

What you can expect

Carve a dynamic path through Seoul as you navigate from a winding road with all-encompassing views of mountains to dynamic districts that offer unique shopping experiences. Visit royal palaces that showcase amazing examples of Korean architecture and learn about local culture from your guide.

Once you are picked up, head to Changdeokgung Palace, an ornate multicoloured construction that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. Explore the Insadong Antique Shop Alley to experience the traditional culture of Korea as you make your way past art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique dealers, tea houses, and restaurants.

Then, immerse yourself in the South Korea of old, in the Namsangol Hanok Village. You can see restored traditional Korean houses, and even try your hand at traditional games.

Afterward, you will visit Sungnyemun Gate, also known as Namdaemun Gate, before heading to the open-aired Namdaemun Market, which boasts a wide selection of different kinds of merchandise. The tour ends at Myeongdong

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  • Changdeokgung Palace
  • Seoul Seoul

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  • Hotel Pickup in Seoul
  • Seoul Seoul
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