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The Soul of Seoul - Small Group Tour from Tradition to Modernity

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Locate the soul of Seoul in its traditional spaces and contemporary places; from the Joseon Dynasty to The Korean Wave. Uncover the hidden gems that reveals the beautiful soul of the city.

  • Walk the vibrant streets of Seoul and discover some of its local secrets and Gangnam style
  • Visit the Seoul Museum of History and interact with the cityscape at Seoul City Panoramic Theater
  • Wander Deoksugung-gil - the romantic stone wall road that surrounds the palace
  • Experience the traditional royal guard-changing ceremony and daily bell-tolling of a Seoul national treasure at Bosingak Belfry


Experience a unique blend of old and new on this urban adventure that takes in an interactive museum exhibit, two of the city's five royal palaces, the changing of the guards ceremony, and the picturesque features of central Seoul's historic sites. As one of Asia's up-and-coming cities, Seoul is an interesting city full of delights, yet still remains off the mass tourism radar.

Start the day in the heart of Seoul at Gwanghwamun Gate and walk along to the Seoul Museum of History for a unique interactive exhibition of local history at the Seoul City Panoramic Theatre. From there, continue into Gyeonghuigung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul.

Next, head to Daehamun for the royal changing of the guards ceremony. Then after a brief stop at Seoul City Hall, stroll over to Cheonggyecheon Plaza with its picturesque stream, historic stone bridges, and uniquely decorated walls. Then head out for a walk through Jongno, one of central Seoul's oldest areas.

Continue on with a walk to the Bosingak Bell Pavilion, the belfry for a 3.18-meter tall bronze bell from the early Joseon period. If you're lucky, you might catch the bell's mighty toll at noon!

At the end of the tour, feel free to continue exploring Seoul. We highly recommend taking the opportunity to feast on some tasty Korean cuisine. Korean food is one of the world's best kept secrets so don't miss the chance to try some. Your guide will let you know the best place to try local delicacies like Bibimbap or Jeon, and will be able to give you recommendations for where to continue your Seoul adventure; like the nearby Insa-dong flea market and Jogyesa Temple.


  • Palace entrance fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Soul of Seoul Tour

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
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Inclusions: Palace entrance fee / English-speaking guide
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  • 09:15

    Check-in at Gwanghawun Station (Exit 6)

  • 09:30

    Tour Starts!

    Start your adventure into the heart of Seoul.

  • Check out the 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.

  • Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace

    Discover one of the Five Grand Palaces built by 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.

  • Watch the Royal Changing of the Guards Ceremony

    A rare chance to experience a traditional royal culture, take time to witness the royal changing of the guards ceremony held in front of the Daehamun Gate.

  • Explore Cheonggyecheon Plaza

    Created based on the design of traditional Korean bojagi, take a stroll around Cheonggyecheon Plaza and check out the Chenggyecheon Stream, historic stone bridges as well as its elegantly decorated walls.

  • Take a Walk through Jongno

    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.

  • Experience Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony

    Continue your Seoul adventure at the Bosingak Bell Pavilion. Get a chance to experience the bell-ringing ceremony at noon!

  • 12:30

    Check-out at Bosingak Bell Pavilion OR Jonggak Station - Metro Subway Line 1

  • (For Check-In) Gwanghwamun Station (Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 09:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Bosingak Bell Pavilion (Bosingak, Jong-ro, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gwanghwamun Station (Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 09:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Bosingak Bell Pavilion (Bosingak, Jong-ro, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 12:30:00

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  • This tour operates with a maximum of 12 participants.

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