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World Heritage Tour

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4 hrs - 9 hrs

Kick-start the day by going to the Bukchon Hanok Village and indulging in its local culture. Tour around world heritage-recorded sites, the Changdeokgung Palace Complex, and the Jongmyo Shrine and learn about their relevance in Korean history. Head out to the beautiful city of Suwon and uncover mysteries of this magical land.

highlights

  • Discover some of the most popular tourist sites in Seoul as you embark upon this historic voyage. Experience the local culture firsthand by going to the Bukchon Hanok Village and mingling with the locals.
  • Visit two World Heritage-recorded sites, the Changdeokgung Palace Complex and the Jongmyo Shrine and revel in its allure. Visit the prominent cultural complex in Seoul, the Sejong Centre that proudly displays King Sejong’s invention of Hanguel (the Korean alphabetic syllabary) and his many other discoveries.
  • Visit the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace post-lunch and learn about the culture of this vibrant city and the history of Korean royalty.
  • Hotel transfers are included, so you can focus on enjoying the tour. Thanks to your tour guide, you don’t have to worry about missing out on any relevant information either.

inclusions

  • Hotel pickup from any hotel in Downtown Seoul (outside downtown Seoul is available at an additional charge).
  • Korean-style full-course meal, Hanjeongsik
  • Professional tour guide
  • Shopping center at Insadong (only on Tuesdays)
  • Drop-offs at the City Hall Subway Station, or the Myeongdong Lotte Hotel.

exclusions

  • Personal expenses

super flexible cancellation policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

your experience

Jump on this magical journey through Seoul that is the perfect blend of history, culture, and aesthetic appeal. Start off your tour carefree by hopping aboard the air-conditioned minivans that pick up visitors from their respective hotels in Downtown Seoul. The trip commences at the Bukchon Hanok village, which is sprinkled with many traditional houses called “hanok”. The Bukchon Cultural Centre will give you a taste of the cultural delicacy that is Bukchon.

Next in line are the infamous world heritage-listed sites, the Changdeokgung Palace, and the Jongmyo Royal Shrine. On Mondays, you will be taken to the Gyeongbokgung Palace instead of Changdeokgung. The Gyeongbokgung Palace served as the principle palace until 1592, when it was burnt to the ground. On Tuesdays, instead of the Royal Shrine, you will be taken to Insadong, a social hub in Seoul that is lined with art galleries, craft stores, and traditional tea houses.

Listen closely to the tour guide for fascinating facts about these sites, and how they represent the beauty of Seoul. Make a stop at the Sejong centre that comprises of King Sejong’s exhibition hall and all his scientific and political contributions to the country. On Mondays, you’ll be escorted to the National Museum of of Korean Contemporary History instead of the Sejong Centre.

Take a lunch break and devour a full-course Korean meal called the Hanjeonsgsik that comes with a variety of side dishes. After lunch, find yourself in the exciting city of Suwon, where you will visit the Hwaseong Haenggung Palace and the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Pick up facts about the city’s history and Korean royalty from your tour guide and learn about the city’s culture and how it came to be.

Ticket Information

Full-day World Cultural Heritage Tour Itinerary
- Hotel pickup from hotel in Downtown Seoul
- Bukchon Hanok village
- The Changdeokgung Palace (Mondays: Gyeongbokgung Palace) and the Jongmyo Royal Shrine (Tuesdays: Insadong)
- Sejong Centre (Mondays: National Museum of of Korean Contemporary History)
- Full-course Korean lunch
- Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
- Drop off at City Hall Subway Station or Myeongdong Lotte Hotel

Half-day World Cultural Heritage Tour Itinerary
- Hotel pickup from hotel in Downtown Seoul
- Bukchon Hanok village
- The Changdeokgung Palace (Mondays: Gyeongbokgung Palace) and the Jongmyo Royal Shrine (Tuesdays: Insadong)
- Sejong Centre (Mondays: National Museum of of Korean Contemporary History)
- Drop off at City Hall Subway Station or Myeongdong Lotte Hotel

know before you go

Important Information

  • All tours are conducted in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
  • All tours have free transportation and admission fee.
  • The Pickup and drop-off services are for hotels centrally located in Seoul alone (downtown). However, if the visitor’s accommodation is out of Seoul (for instance, Incheon), then they can still book this service at an extra charge.

Timings

  • Half-day tour is from 8 AM to 12 PM
  • Full-day tour is from 8 AM to 5 PM

Pro Tip:

There is a lot of walking involved in this tour, especially at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Wearing comfortable footwear would be recommended.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide while boarding the minivan.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 20 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Information

  • Hotel pickups are done from hotel in Downtown, Seoul alone. Pick-ups from hotels outside Downtown, Seoul is available at an additional charge.
  • Drop-offs will be at the City Hall Subway Station, or the Myeongdong Lotte Hotel.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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