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Royal Palace and Traditonal Market Shopping Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your central Seoul hotel. After meeting your guide and small group of up to 15 people, head straight to the first stop of the day—Gyeongbokgung Palace in time to watch the Changing of the Guards Ceremony passing by the Deoksugung Palace, Namdaemun, and Seoul Station along the way.

    Make a quick stop at the Blue House, the presidential residence of the Republic of Korea. Continue to Jogyesa Temple, where you can learn more about Korea’s religious and spiritual heritage.

    Stop for lunch (included) at a local restaurant and sample Korean specialties such as stone pot ‘bibimbap’, then enjoy some free time to browse the shops in Myeongdong, one of Seoul's trendiest shopping districts. In the afternoon, continue to Insadong, enjoy free time to explore the antique shops, art galleries, craft stores, and traditional Korean tea houses.

    Meet back up with the rest of your tour group and set out to discover the city’s lively markets. Visit the Mang-won Traditional Outdoor Market, the eclectic Gwangjang Market, famous for its textile market, and Homeplus.

    After a busy day of shopping and sightseeing, sit down to tuck into a delicious dinner of Korean barbecue, soybean stew, and rice.

    Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

    Please note: Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesdays, in which case you’ll visit Deoksugung Palace instead.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Seoul, South Korea

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers from the hotel located in downtown Seoul. If your hotel located in a narrow path, we will pick you up at the nearest subway station. If your hotel is not listed, please provide the exact hotel name and address.

    Hotel drop-off is not included.
    Departure Time
    8:40 AM
    Return Details
    Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup in downtown Seoul only
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Cheongwadae Sarangchae
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Drop-off (Dismiss at Myeongdong or City Hall Station)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A pickup service is available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your accommodation isn't in Seoul (for example, Incheon), you can choose to make your own way to Seoul.
    • Hotel pickup is only available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your hotel/guesthouse is behind alleys, our English guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
    • This tour does not stop at any shopping centers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 11h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Japanese
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