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Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

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    Your morning starts with pickup from your hotel in Seoul. Enjoy a comfortable ride aboard an air-conditioned coach that first takes you to Jogyesa Temple, the leading Buddhist temple in Korea and an oasis of calm in the bustle of central Seoul.
    Your guide leads you into the temple’s tree-lined entryway and shows you a seven-story pagoda. Then walk into the main temple structure to view an important Buddha statue. After strolling through the temple, return to your coach and head to Cheongwadae Sarangchae, an exhibition hall that features displays about Korea’s presidents, Korean cultural traditions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Korea. You'll have plenty of time there to peruse the exhibits and learn more about Seoul’s history.
    Continue by coach to the Blue House (Cheongwadae), which serves as the Korean presidential home, akin to the White House in Washington DC. Then go to the majestic  Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was the primary royal residence for during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1394, Gyeongbokgung is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and considered the most beautiful palace in Seoul. Your guide shows you the palace compound and stops at Gwanghwamun Gate for the changing of the guard ceremony.
    (Please note: On Tuesdays when Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed, instead visit Deoksugung Palace, a traditional palace situated in a walled compound. The Seoul Museum of Art is also located on the grounds and can be visited).
    Wrap up the morning with a stop at a ginseng center or amethyst factory before saying farewell to your guide. You will be dropped off at City Hall or Itaewon to end your tour, leaving the afternoon free to explore further on your own.
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    Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

    Very efficient tour company. I took a Seoul Tour with them as well as a DMZ tour last time I was in Seoul. Very competitive prices, clean and comfortable vehicles and an excellent guide. Great day out, you get to see so much. Hotel pickup...More

    3  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
    VVIPTRAVEL, operator at VIP TRAVEL, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

    Thank you for your lovely reply. I am glad to hear that you had a grate time with us. We will always do our best to satisfy the guests. Hope you have a chance to join tour tour next time again. Thank you.

    Reviewed 4 October 2018

    Saw a temple and a castle, honestly, I don't even remember their names. Saw the President's residence in the distance. We went on a Monday so apparently, something else was closed (lots of things closed on Mondays in Seoul). Then off to the obligatory ginseng...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank Miles F
    Reviewed 26 August 2018

    If you want a quick taste of Cultural Seoul, this is well worth doing. You get to visit the Palace, temple with a good explanation of the history behind the sites. Only lasts 3 hours but allows the rest of the afternoon free. Very Good...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank KevinS7069
    Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

    Really enjoyed this tour! The guide was great and had a lot of extra insights for the different stations. Overall very well organized with sufficient time for own exploring. I can highly recommend the tour for first timers in Seoul, it gives a good overview...More

    1  Thank goransegrt
    Reviewed 18 June 2018

    Ellen was our guide for our tour and she was wonderful, and also extremely knowledgeable about the sights we saw and visited - Ours was the 1/2 day tour and I would recommend this to any first time visitors to Seoul. The bus was clean...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank rowenadirkx
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