World Cultural Heritage Full Day City Guide Tour in Seoul and Suwon with Lunch

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Korea has many UNESCO World Heritage sites that continues to charm travelers. KoreaTravelEasy has made it easy for this tour, so you can join and explore all the famous world heritage sites in Seoul and Suwon city. The tour will give you hassle-free round-transportation, lunch, and admission to the monuments.  This full-day guided tour offers pick-up from a designated location to see popular attractions such as Bukchon Hanok Village, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Sejong center, Changdeokgung Palace and more. Take a minute, read more about how you can reserve your spot on this tour and explore the world cultural heritage sites in Korea.

Short Information

Availability
Everyday
Duration
10 hrs
Voucher
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Tour type
Join in Group
Language
English
Minimum pax
2 pax
Booking due
2 days
Cancellation
100% refund before 7 days
Age
All ages
Meeting location
Koreana Hotel beside Seoul City hall
Included
- Tour Guide
- Transportation
- Admission Fee
- Lunch

Overview

1. Changdeokgung Palace (Closed on Mondays, change to Gyeongbokgung Palance)

Changdeokgung means ‘to brighten virtue,’ and is the name of Korea’s most successfully preserved palace. Changdeokgung was designated as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage in February 1997. It is one of the historic attractions that represent the beauty of Korea. It has a secret garden and a greenhouse facility in addition to a fish pond with colored fishes.
Chandeokgung Palace

2. Jongmyo Shrine (Closed on Tuesdays, change to Insadong)

Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. The Jongmyo Shrine was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1995 for its well-preserved ancient customs such as memorial services and traditional music.
Jongmyo Shrine

3. Insadong Antique Gallery (Tuesdays)

Insadong is the place to experience the traditional culture of Korea while remaining the heart of the city. With art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants, it is simply the place in Seoul for visitors want to experience traditional aspect of Korea.
Insadong Antique Gallery

4. Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘hanok’ that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, ‘Bukchon,’ which literally translates to ‘northern village,’ came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon stream.
Bukchon Hanok Village

5. Bukchon Cultural Center

Buckchon Cultural Center provides information about Bukchon Hanok Village. The center shows exhibits and films relating to the history of Bukchon. It is a perfect starting place for visitors to get a real cultural experience of Bukchon where a traditional Korean atmosphere is created.

6. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power. The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

7. Suwon Hwaseong Trolley

Hwasung Trolley is a tourist train that travels between Mt. Paldalsan and Yeonmudae. The front of the train is shaped like a powerful dragon that signifies King Jeongjo, and the guest cars resemble palanquins that once carried the king during his excursions.
**Trolley course could be canceled due to the bad weather or unpredictable situation on the day of the tour.

8. Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Palace

Hwasung Haenggung Palace is the biggest one of these shelters; Kings used them since the Jeongjo King period. This is the temporary palace where King Jeongjo stayed at the time of Wonhaeng (long journey) and also where he held a splendid feast on Hyegyeonggung Hong, his mother’s 60th birthday and more other events.
Suwon Hwasung Haenggung Palace

Price

Price What is included
US$119.00/person
  • Lunch (Simple HanJeongsik set meal)
  • Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission Fee

**Minimum number of persons required for booking  = 2
** Lunch- Simple Hanjeongsik set meal. a Korean set meal with an array of savory side dishes

What is not Included
  • Beverages
  • Private pickup & drop-off service

Itinerary

 8:40 AM Pick up at First Floor Lobby, Koreana Hotel, beside Seoul City Hall from City Hall Subway Station Exit 3  on Line 1 & 2
Bukchon Hanok Village
Jongmyo Royal Shrine (Tuesday: Insadong)
Changdeokgung Palace (Monday: Gyeongbokgung)
Sejong Center (Monday: National Museum of Korean Contemporary History)
Lunch (Menu: Hanjeongsik)
UNESCO Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (Walking)
Hwaseong Trolley
Namsangol Hanok Village (Monday: Bukchon Hanok Village)
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
 5:00 PM Drop-off (Hotel or Namdaemun Market)

Pickup/Meeting Location

Meet up at Koreana Hotel in the lobby, first floor (beside Seoul City hall, from City Hall Subway Station Exit 3, Line 1 & 2)

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Reminders

  • Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of departure. The tour bus will not wait for those who are late.
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions on the usage date
  • Tour will still run on raining and snowing days, unless there are government issued warnings
  • All tours will be conducted in English. Please plan to wear comfortable clothing and walking/hiking shoes
  • Please inform us if you will bring along a baby stroller or wheelchair Infant is free of charge, no seat available

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund: 7 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
  • 70% refund: 3 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
    (e.g: if your selected date is Tuesday, contact us by Thursday)
  • No refund: After 5 pm KST 3 business days before the selected date or No show

*To request a reschedule, please contact us 3 business days (by 5pm KST) before the selected date.  

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