Learn about the history of the must-see sights in Seoul with a professional guide on a comfortable full-day bus tour, to see the best the city has to offer. After pickup from your hotel, begin your tour with a visit to Jogye Temple, famous for its beautiful lotus lanterns hanging from the ceilings. Next, head to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the former royal residence of the Joseon dynasty, to see the changing of the Royal Guard ceremony. After the ceremony, discover the palace and learn the history of the Joseon dynasty. Pose as royalty wearing the traditional Korean hanbok.
Next you'll pass the Blue House to see the residence of Korea's president. Stop at Insadong to enjoy lunch, an area filled with old streets and shops. Walk through the beautiful alleys lined with handicrafts shops and street food stalls. This is the best place to purchase souvenirs and gifts. Your guide will take you to one of the most famous hanbok shops in Seoul, where you can try on hanbok and take pictures in the studio.
In the afternoon you'll visit Bukchon Hanok Village, or Namsan Hanok Village on Sundays, to see traditional Korean houses. Then, admire panoramic views over Seoul from Palgakjeong, a huge gazebo on Bugak Mountain. Your day will end with free time at Myeongdong shopping area. This bustling district is packed with people at all hours enjoying shopping, street food and nightlife. You can buy trendy beauty products and try local street food such as hotteok (sweet pancakes with honey), skewered fish cakes, gimbap (a seaweed rice roll), and more. Choose to stay at Myeongdong or enjoy the drop off back at your hotel.