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Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine Tour
Activities in Seoul

Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine Tour

  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

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.

Itinerary

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.

Important information

  • 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.

Price

Per person
US$ 38.30
  • Per person

    US$ 38.3

More Information

Duration

4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Pick up from hotel.

English speaking guide.

Not included

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).

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 38.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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