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Lonely Planet Experience: Highlights & Hidden Gems of Seoul

Meet your host at the heart of Gwanghwamun Square and get the perfect introduction to the tour as you spot the statues of King Sejong and Admiral Yi.

Enter the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest palace in Seoul, and explore its premises. Explore the Bukchon Hanok Village dating back almost 600 years. Go inside the Jogyesa Temple, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Korea and a symbol of Korean Buddhism, and take a walk through Insadong, a traditional street from the Joseon era that today is home to many lovely hotspots where the locals like to go.

Discover a unique viewpoint at the Bukchon Hanok Village through a secret path that only a few know about. Go to one of the locals’ favorite areas, the Ikseon-dong, where your local host can give you recommendations on where to go.

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Entrance tickets
    • Local guide
    • Driver
    • Snacks - Local tasting
    • Coffee and/or Tea - 1 non alcoholic drinks
    What's excluded :
    • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Gwanghwamun Square, 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03154 South Korea

    Meet your host in this well known market of Seoul.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

    Enter the Gyeongbokgung Palace that means “palace greatly blessed by Heaven” and check out its premises that have been through some changes throughout the years

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea

    Explore Bukchon Hanok Village dating back almost 600 years ago made up of traditional Korean houses that surprisingly have stayed untouched

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sewoon Arcade (Makercity Sewoon), Jangsa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Follow your host through a hidden path that leads to a unique viewpoint of the Bukchon Village - it’s breathtaking!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjang-dong, Seoul

    Visit one of Korea’s largest traditional markets and discover its many local products, all in one roof!

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    169 Sejong-daero, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Return Detail :
    Sewoon Arcade (Makercity Sewoon), Jangsa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Curated by Lonely Planet, powered by Withlocals
    • This experiences is carbon neutral
    • This experience is guided by local experts
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P1127

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