On this 4-hour small group your, you may learn about the deep history and culture of Korea by exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Get in-depth knowledge of how the royal family lived and ruled. You will visit the National Folk Museum. (located inside the palace) Here, you can learn how the ordinary people lived during the Joseon Dynasty. Next, explore the winding alleys of Bukchon Hanok Village. The houses here are built in the unique “Hanok” style of architecture.  The village houses unique guesthouses, cafes, workshops, restaurants, museums, and galleries. Finally we will take a 20~30minute walk to Insadong for lunch.

Note: This tour does not include any compulsory shopping stops

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Subway Line 3, Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5 (9:00 am)

To get to Exit 5 of Gyeongbokgung Station on Line 3, you can:

  1. Take Subway Line 3(orange colored) to Gyeongbokgung Station
  2. Exit through Exit 5

What’s included?

English local guide
Lunch(by own pay)



Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch cost


Please note

  • Walking tours are only available on Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, and Sun.
  • Not suitable for pets
  • One passport ID from the group is required to confirm this booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund


1. Meet your guide – Tour start

Subway Line 3, Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5 (9:00 am)


Gyeongbokgung Palace (9:00am to 10:30am)

Explore the grand Gyeongbokgung Palace, a magnificent symbol of Joseon Dynasty grandeur.. Aside from the palace grounds, the National Folk Museum and National Palace Museum are both located inside the palace and worth a look.

Gyeonbokgung Palace is the oldest and grandest of Seoul’s five palaces. It was built in 1395 and known as the “North Palace” due to the fact it is located the furthest north of the five palaces.


  1. Main Throne Hall (Geunjeongjeon): Witness the grandeur of the official residence of the king, where important ceremonies and state affairs took place.
  2. National Folk Museum: Explore the museum within the palace grounds, showcasing artifacts representing traditional Korean life.
  3. Gyeonghoeru Pavilion: Admire the beauty of this elevated pavilion surrounded by water, used for important state banquets.
  4. Hyangwonjeong Pavilion: Discover the serene pavilion situated on an artificial island in a pond, offering a picturesque view of the palace.


Shift to Bookchon village (~ 10:50 am)

Arrive in Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean village.


Bukchon Hanok Village ( ~ 11:30am)

Explore the winding streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and marvel at the beautiful homes and shops built in the traditional hanok style.

This village is renowned for its well-preserved traditional Korean houses, known as hanoks, offering a unique glimpse into the city’s rich cultural heritage.


  1. Traditional Hanoks: Wander through narrow alleys lined with beautifully restored hanoks, showcasing traditional Korean architecture. Each hanok has a unique history and design.
  2. Cultural Experience Centers: Engage in hands-on cultural experiences at various centers within the village. Learn about traditional crafts, tea ceremonies, and the art of calligraphy.
  3. Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking views of the cityscape and nearby landmarks from elevated vantage points within the village. Capture stunning photos of the juxtaposition of ancient and modern Seoul.
  4. Local Art Galleries: Explore local art galleries and exhibitions that showcase both traditional and contemporary Korean art. Bukchon is a hub for artistic expression.


Walk into Insadong to restaurant ( ~ 11:50 am)

Continue your walk to Insadong


Insadong Street & Lunch (Own Expense) (~ 12:30 pm)

At Insadong, you can visit shops selling traditional goods and enjoy lunch and traditional Korean tea, gaining in-depth knowledge about Korean history and culture.

We will have an authentic Korean lunch(Guests pay directly on site on the day of the tour:12000KRW~15000KRW). Choose from either kimchi stew, bibimbap (rice with vegetables & spicy red pepper paste), or nangmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles). Other meal options may be available. Please consult your guide.


Depart from Insadong( 1:00pm)

 Please consult your guide.

The guide will assist with meal ordering and then leave. Guests are free to enjoy their meal and settle the bill at their convenience before leaving.

From there, everyone will go their separate ways full of knowledge and a full stomach.