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The Grandeur of Seoul's Royal Palaces
Delve into the splendor of the Joseon Dynasty and see the walls where the royal families once lived. Step in Seoul's royal palaces and immerse into colorful intricate Korean architecture. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace are two of Seoul's must-sees.
Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first of the royal palaces, and is the most stately. This is also where you can see the Changing of the Guard ceremony everyday except Tuesday!

Changdeokgung Palace was a favorite of the Joseon kings thanks to the beautiful gardens, with the Huwon section being considered one of the most elegant.

Completing the five royal palaces are Chaonggyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung Palace and Deoksugung Palace. Visit some of the palaces in the selection below and harken back a time of empire and kingdoms.
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  1. Discover 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul: Changdeokgung Palace Complex, the Jongmyo Shrine, and Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress with an expert guide. Plus, take a stroll in Bukchon Hanok Village and savor a delicious traditional Korean lunch.
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    USD115.77

    Daily
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 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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    USD47.00

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Get a taste of Seoul in the old days as you visit several landmarks which bring you back to the Joseon period. Visit Gyeongbok Palace, the National Folk Museum and the Korean Folk Village.
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    USD88.91

    Daily
  4. Explore Seoul and see two of the Five Grand Palaces, Gyeongbokgung, where you can see the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, and Cheongdeokgung. Later make shopping stops at Insadong and Namdaemun Market.
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    USD80.57

    Daily
  5. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the Five Grand Palaces, the National Folk Museum and Korean Folk Village for a taste of Joseon history. Enjoy modern Seoul with a shopping trip to Namdaemun and stop by the famous Blue House.
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    USD110.21

    Daily
    9.5 - 10 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Enjoy a morning tour of Seoul that highlights both the past and future. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Plan your trip during the autumn fall foliage season.
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    USD41.68

    Daily
    4 - 4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Take a tour of Seoul's most popular locations. Stroll around the grounds of World Heritage Site Changdeok Palace, busy shopping district Insadong and the oldest outdoor market in Seoul, Namdaemun.
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    USD37.04

    Daily
  8. Unlock the fusion of history and modernity that make up Seoul on this exciting urban adventure! Discover World Heritage sites, learn about Korea's culinary heritage and get to admire historic architecture.
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    USD52.00

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Journey to two of Seoul's UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung Palace, one of the Five Grand Palaces and the Confucian Jongmyo Shrine. You can also stop by Sejong Center, home to cultural arts.
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    USD55.57

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Drive around Seoul and view its landmarks from the window before visiting Gyeongbok Palace and the National Folk Museum. Learn about the traditional customs of Korea as you travel its modern capital.
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    USD36.12

    Daily
  11. Combine two must-see South Korean attractions in 1 day with a DMZ tour from Seoul and Gyeongbokgung Palace visit. Explore the highlights of the Korean Demilitarized Zone before going to the grand royal palace grounds. Stop at Insadong Antique Street.
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    USD111.13

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    9 - 10 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Explore the top attractions of Seoul on a full day guided tour. See the Changing of Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace, and shop for Korean souvenirs at Insadong and Namdaemun Market.
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    USD78.72

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Full Day Panoramic Tour of the Best of Seoul
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    Visit Seoul's historical sites like the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Namsan Hanok Village and Jogyesa Temple, catch scenic views atop N Seoul Tower and shop for local goods at the famous Gwangjang Market.
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    USD87.98

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Spruce up your social media feed with this hanbok photo session in Seoul! Dress up in a traditional Korean dress and let your professional photographer snap amazing photos of you as you explore the Gyeongbokgung Palace or Changdeokgung Palace.

    USD82.50

    Daily
    (morning)