Travel back in time to the era of the Joseon Dynasty, one of the most important in Korean history. Explore the stunning Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo, considered to be the oldest preserved royal Confucian shrine.
Having been picked up from your hotel in Seoul, the air-conditioned bus will take you to Changdeokgung Palace, the best-preserved of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty, and the favourite of the Joseon princes. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only palace to preserve the unique Joseon architectural style in harmony with its natural setting, making it a stunning location.
Wander through the different rooms inside the palace, including the royal chambers, the Prince's study and the throne hall. Discover its fascinating history and understand how it has come to be considered the best example of the region's culture.
The palace's grounds are equally beautiful: explore the Secret Garden set in the 32-hectare Huwon or gardens. The lotus pond, pavilions, stone bridges and 300-year-old trees are truly a wonderful sight.
After admiring the best of Changdeokgung, you'll head over to Jongmyo Shrine, the perfect place to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of Seoul. The Confucian shrine has exuded peace and tranquillity for centuries, and is to this day one of the most important and sacred places dedicated to the Joseon kings and queens.
Your tour will end at Seoul City Hall.
- On Mondays, when Changdeokgung is closed, you'll visit Gyeonbok Palace instead.
- On Tuesdays, you'll visit the National Museum of Korea instead of the Jongmyo Shrine.
Per personUS$ 38.3
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up from hotel.
English speaking guide.
Drop off at hotel.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Seoul).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).