The Street Museum in the Urban Core
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The home of K Pop, Seoul's urban core is hip and happening. Head to an area full of hanoks (historic houses), then learn about Korean royalty at their UNESCO World Heritage digs on this Seoul tour.
Explore Seoul's unique, thriving urban core.
Hunt for treasures and souvenirs in a traditional Korean market.
See the traditional houses of Bukchon Hanok Village.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Changdeokgung Palace.
Check out Kwang Jang Traditional Market.
Local English speaking guide; Public Bus Ticket, Palace entrance fee.
Items of a personal nature; Lunch; Food and Drinks; Tips & gratuities for your guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday-Sunday; Start time at 2:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting point: Inside Seoul Railway Station, in front of “Travel Center”(Korail) near the ticketing point in the center of the station.
Finish point: Jongno 5-ga Subway station or Kwang Jang Market.
Meet your knowledgeable local guide and set off for the charming Bukchon Hanok village area. This residential area dates back to the Joseon Dynasty and possesses countless hanoks (traditional Korean houses) and other historic sites. Nowadays it's considered one of the leading (and most loved) cultural places in Seoul. It's also a favorite meeting place for Seoul’s youth (spotting young couples on dates in hanok-style restaurants isn't hard here).
After a brief break, stroll to Changdeokgung Palace, one of Seoul's UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. This royal palace is famous for its unique, traditional Korean-style architecture and design, which you will learn all about not his part of the Seoul tour.
Walk along Jongmyo (Royal Shrine) and meet local people at Kwang Jang Market, one of Seoul's best and most traditional markets. It's absolutely huge, and you can easily explore it for hours and hours, which is why our Seoul city tour will end here and set you free into the market to wander at your heart's content.
Your friendly local guide will be happy to offer some advice on where to head next, whether you're staying in the market or heading back out in Seoul.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
Due to opening times at Changdeokgung Palace, Urban Adventures tours that fall on a Monday will visit Kyungbokgung Palace instead.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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