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seoul changing of the guards ceremony

Royal guard-changing ceremony near Daehamun Gate

Discover the soul of Seoul on this 3-hour walking tour! Learn about the city's history, from the ancient Joseon Dynasty to the Korean Wave as you walk the vibrant streets of the capital.

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Experience the unique fusion of old and new Seoul on this 3-hour walking tour. This tour will take you to an interactive museum exhibit, two of city's five royal palaces, the guard-changing ceremony and some of central Seoul's best historic sites. Get to know Seoul like a local!
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USD 47.00
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Child (Age 6-11)
USD 24.00
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 47.00
USD 47.00
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 24.00
USD 24.00
Infant (Age 0-5)
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / English-speaking guide
Package detail / Schedule
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  • 09:15 Meet Your Guide at Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 6
  • 09:30 Seoul Museum of History
    Head towards the Seoul Museum of History for a unique interactive exhibition of local history at the Seoul City Panoramic Theatre. Browse through the exhibit depicting the city's prehistoric period to modern Seoul.
  • Gyeonghuigung Palace
    Gyeonghuigung Palace Discover one of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Located on the west side of Seoul, Gyeonghuigung Palace served as the secondary palace for the king. Get a chance to wander Deoksugung-gil, one of the most elegant roads in Seoul.
  • Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony
    seoul changing of the guards ceremony Take time to witness the royal guard-changing ceremony held in front of the Daehamun Gate, a rare chance to experience traditional royal culture.
  • Cheonggyecheon Plaza
    Cheonggyecheon Stream Take a stroll around Cheonggyecheon Plaza, which was created based on the design of traditional Korean "bojagi", and check out the Chenggyecheon Stream, historic stone bridges as well as its elegantly decorated walls.
  • Jongno
    gwanghwamun square Discover one of the central Seoul's oldest areas as you walk through Jongno district. Deemed as the face and heart of Korea for its significant role, Jongno district is home to palaces where the kings used to live and reign.
  • Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony
    Bosingak Bell Pavilion Continue your Seoul adventure at the Bosingak Bell Pavilion. Get a chance to experience the bell-ringing ceremony at noon!
  • 12:30 Tour Ends at Bosingak Bell Pavilion OR Jonggak Station - Metro Subway Line 1
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Copy of child's passport for age verification
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Proof of age for children must be presented on the day of the tour. Participants may be required to pay the difference between adult and child rates by failing to provide proof of age for participating children.
Additional Note(s)
    • To guarantee a small-group experience, this tour operates with a maximum of 12 participants.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 12.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 09:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 47.00
USD 47.00

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(4.71/5.00) 4.71 / 5
(7 reviews)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3.5 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


by: Nicole
This is a must for all the history lovers! We were able to watch the changing of the guards ceremony. Our guide took pictures of us together and sent it via email so we really enjoyed the trip despite...more
If you really want to know the old and new Seoul, this is a must for you! Although be physically prepared as the tour is totally a walking tour! Our guide was very friendly and she waited for all of u...more
by: CityDiscovery
Lilly Park was sensational. Great English skills and very knowledgeable about Seoul
USD 47.00
USD 47.00
4.71 / 5
The Soul of Seoul Small Group Tour from Tradition to Modernity