SEOUL CITY TOUR 3
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ALL IN ONE FULL DAY SEOUL CITY TOUR 3

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  • HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF SERVICE(IN SEOUL)
  • COACH WITH AC & ALL ADMISSION FEE
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE SERVICE
  • MEAL: LUNCH(BIBIMBAP)

TOUR CONDITION
  • GYEONGBOK PALACE AND THE NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM WILL BE REPLACED WITH DEOKSU PALACE ON TUESDAYS.
  • NAMSAN HANOK VILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED WITH BUKCHON HANOK VILAAGE ON TUESDAYS.
  • THE GUARD CHANGING CEREMONY AT GYEONGBOK PALACE WILL BE CANCELLED IN CASE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
  • IN CASE SOME SITES OF THE TOURS ARE CLOESED, A VISIT TO ALTERVATIVE PLACES WILL APPLY.
  • FOR YOUR SAFETY, STAY WITH THE GROUP AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE GUIDE DURING A GROUP TOUR.
  • IBTS KOREA CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURIES OR LOSSES INCURRED WHILE ON TOUR.

 

PAYMENT / CANCELATIONOUR
  • CANCLE BY 18:00 ONE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TOUR: 100% REFUND
  • CANCEL AFTER 18:00 ONE DAY BEFORE THE TOUR DATE: CANCELLATION FEE OF 70% OF THE TOUR COST.
  • CANCEL AT OR AFTER THE TOUR BEGINS OR NO-SHOW: NO REFUND
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    • TOUR CODE:CIT-0003
    • MINIMUM:3 PAX
    • START DAYS:DAILY DEPARTURE
    • TIME:09:00-17:30
    • LANGUAGE:ENGLISH
  • PRICE :

    $98.00

 Highlight of Tour Spot

Most people understand Korea for K-pop and strong IT Industry. But, have you noticed Korea is the country has thousands of history and a racially homogeneous nation?

If you are international traveler, you might know Seoul is one of rare cities has hundreds years history footprints. You will see high-tech right next to thousand-year-old tradition. Palace is the one of popular historical places. Chosun Empire has ended in 1910 while Seoul has been the capital of Josun dynasty for the past 500 years. There are 5 important palaces you don’t want to miss and they are the most popular places for visitors.

What is first impression of the word “Palace”? Place for kings and noble families? It is true but only the part of it. You will see the area where kings and families lived with 2000 people ruled whole nation. There is only parts of palaces remain which makes many people find they are only for king and family. Palace was the place for discussion how to rule the country. The palace was like a huge company runs a big organization, nation where 2000 people are working together inside. Most people now understand the palace only for king and family after modern city development.

After the second world war, family of Korean empire became normal average people and there is no more empire. All palaces belongs to Republic of Korea. Does your country have king and family? Do you still have the palace for them? There is no more king and family in Korean society. But most of Korean all remembers them and their history as they are all important part of history although it was not happy ending.

There were 2 big important functions of palace. “Kweol” is where all governors, ministers, scholars and king got together and made important discussion and decision. “Koong” is located in the center of the palace where king and king’s family stay. You can enjoy more if you understand the whole palace was designed for efficiency of communication with people who visit or stay palace. There are places for politics, living area for king and family, and gardens. Take a close look and feel how all the functions and locations are designed and connected. There are 5 palaces in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changkyeong-gung, Gyeongungung(Deoksu Palace), and Gyeongheegung.

Eastern Asia palaces are noticed that the mainly common characteristics of the design are “naturalism” and “humanism” but the philosophy behind and representation style element are differed from the country.

 Itinerary

Spend a full day discovering the beautiful architecture and landscape of Seoul while learning about its history, culture and traditions. With your guide, visit two grand palaces and tower and old village.

N Seoul tower offers 360 view of Seoul and became world famous spot thanks to Korean drama. Crystal clear weather will allow you to see some part of North Korea. Myeongdong is the most visited place among Seoul. Myeongdong Catholic church, Unesco Center, Namsan, huge shopping complex and variety of food made Myeongdong so special to everyone but you cannot talk about Myeongdong without mentioning great shopping experience. Unique variety of design brands at road shop, big department store and shopping complex are all nearby.
Lotte shopping center is iconic shopping complex at Myeongdong. It covers satisfying any customer group. Kind service will tell you why they are ranked number 1 in satisfaction.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Seoul historical, Cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
  • Visit an exhibition center to learn about the past, present and future of Korea’s culture and politics
  • Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and arguably Seoul’s most beautiful
  • Learn about life in Korea from ancient times to today at the National Folk Museum
  • Witness the importance of Buddhism in Korean culture at Jogyesa Temple
  • World best Gingeng exhibition center or Amethyst exhibition shopping center
  • Namsan Hanok traditional house village, finding yesterday of Korea
  • N Seoul tower, a true Seoul landmark
  • Lotte Shopping Center and Duty Free, most famous shopping place for visitors

 Tour Course

THE ROYAL GUARD CHANGING CEREMONY

Every hour on the hour from 10 am to 4pm, the chief gatekeeper changing ceremony has been continued, which happened during Joseon Dynasty symbolizing safety of the kings and security of the nation, and guiding of the prestige.

Consistency expressionless face expression and sobriety mood of chief gatekeepers at the ceremony stimulates the foreign tourists’ interests.

GYEONGBOK PALACE

Kyeongbokgung Palace is one of the oldest of the five places in Seoul. It is such a great and magnificent building as a representative of Joseon Dynasty. It shows off the beauty of its construction.Through this, it can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.This tour course takes around one and a half hours; you will see remarkable pavilions like Kyunghoiru and Hyangwonjung, and beautiful/classy wooden and stone structures as Kyungcheonsaji 10-story tower, you also will see Kyotaejeon and Kangnyungjun places where you can experience the life of noble people with a guide.

 

The choicest tour place for foreign tourists.
Gyungbok-gung Palace is the starting point of 500 years of history in Joseon Dynasty.
You will defiantly enjoy the stroll around the place feeling the quiet and peaceful mood.
It can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.
If you want to know the history of Korea properly, you should visit this place.

THE NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM

National Folk Museum of Korea has been researching daily life of Korea from the past to present and preserving and displaying folk culture of ancestors in Korea as a representative life history museum.
This is one of the best location to explain Korean history and culture easily to foreigners.

PASS BY THE PRESIDENTIAL BLUE HOUSE

This tour is a driving tour course, which stops by Choonchugwan, the main building of the Blue House, and Youngbingwan. During this tour, information and explanations about each building and optimistic parts of current government will be provided by your guide.We recommend this informative opportunity to foreign tourists, which gives you an opportunity to look around the most famous house in Korea, the Blue House.

AMESTHYST CENTER

Before we finish this tour in Seoul, as the very last part of this tour, we will make a brief stop at a place where you can get the national stone of Korea. It is among the most famous local products produced from Korea. One of the attractions of this jewel is not only the color and the beauty but also the infrared from Amethyst will make you relax and your blood circulation better. It’s a purple color precious stone as well as birthstone of February. It’s made from granite and it takes millions of years to change from granite to this particular kind of stone. Can anybody take a guess what this is? This is amethyst. Back in Seoul, we will stop by an amethyst factory which owns an amethyst mine. There, you can get a decent quality Korean amethyst at factory price which is almost half of the regular price. It could be a very good surprising gift for your loved ones especially for female, like your wife, daughter, or mother, if you have any. We will stay there for about 20 minutes and we will visit the very last place of downtown in Seoul called Itaewon where all of you will be dropped off.

LUNCH

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GWANGJANG MARKET

Gwangjang Market is one of Korea’s largest traditional markets and is renowned for its quality silk goods, linen bedding and hand-made goods. These days, the vintage clothing arcade in the market has become a very popular attraction among young people and wholesalers searching for unique vintage fashion.
Gwangjang Market has over 100 years of history. The origin of the market can be traced back to the establishment of the Gwangjang Corporation in 1905 which was created with the purpose of reclaiming Korean sovereignty during the period of Japanese occupation. At that time, traditional Korean markets were only temporary marketplaces that were periodically held every few days. Gwangjang Market was the first permanently established market that was open everyday. In 1962 the market was divided into Dongdaemun Market and Gwangjang Market and modern buildings were constructed.

NAMSAN HANOK VILLAGE

Namsan Hanok village is a must-visit to experience Korean traditional housing culture. Understanding housing might be the best way to understand the culture of a society in a certain period. There are 5 different types of house located at the village and each kind representing the living style of different people in high society from different areas. Nearby Hanok traditional house village, there are a few must visit places. Time capsule to be kept for the next 1000 years, Korean traditional medical check-up experience center and traditional experience center. They are all for the people who would like to feel the tradition and history of Korea.

N-SEOUL TOWER

N Seoul Tower, which is on top of the Namsan Mountain is 479.7 meter high. It is the 2nd tallest tower of the world.
When you go up to the observatory of this place, you will see the fabulous panorama of Seoul.
Also, N Seoul tower has a beautiful night view, you will see the beautiful scenery at the observatory as well as the outside of the tower in this representative landmark of Seoul.
In the N Seoul tower; concert, love festival, love locker event, and other various events take place throughout 365 days a year, you will not be bored regardless of when you visit here.

GINSENG CENTER

Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea

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