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    What you'll do

    Take a stroll through South Korea’s cultural heritage on a guided tour of Seoul that takes in historic Gwanghwamun Square and two Joseon Dynasty palaces.

    Enjoy a walking tour of historic Seoul with Go City® 

    • The Korean Life Time walking tour of Seoul is included with your pass.
    • The tour operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
    • Visit historic attractions including Deoksugung Palace, Gwanghwamun Square and Cheonggyecheon stream.
    • Your Seoul pass also includes dozens of other top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price.

    About this experience 

    Here’s your chance to get under the skin of Seoul and tick off several bucket-list attractions in one three-hour walking tour of some of the city’s historic highlights. Your English-speaking guide will regale you with tales from South Korea’s rich history, covering culture, politics, royalty and industrialization.

    The tour kicks off at the stunning complex of 16th-century buildings that comprises Deoksugung Palace, one of Seoul's famed ‘Five Grand Palaces’ from the Joseon Dynasty era. Explore its traditional Korean-style pavilions and wander the perfectly manicured gardens, with their peaceful lotus pond, grand statues and lofty pine trees.

    The tour also calls at Gwanghwamun Square, a popular gathering spot for locals who congregate around the towering bronze statue of revered 15th-century monarch Sejong the Great. You’ll also get a chance to visit the dancing fountains dedicated to Yi Sun-sin, and learn all about this legendary 16th-century admiral. The fountains are overlooked by a fearsome statue of the admiral himself.

    Other highlights on this epic delve into Korean culture include the old-world charm of Donuimun Museum Village with its traditional hanok houses, serene Gyeonghui Palace, and the pretty banks of Cheonggyecheon, a seven-mile stream with a long and storied history, that flows through downtown Seoul.

    Why choose Go City®?  

    • Customers save money on sightseeing with our pass vs. buying regular walk-up tickets.
    • Our app makes sightseeing easy – your pass, plus all the info you’ll need is right there in the palm of your hand.  
    • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, this Seoul walking tour is included with your pass.

    Korean Life Time Tour highlights  

    Deoksugung Palace – one of the ‘Five Grand Palaces’ of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty, this complex sits in beautifully manicured gardens.

    Gwanghwamun Square – admire the imposing statues of King Sejong the Great and Admiral Yi Sun-sin and learn about their enduring legacy and influence on Korea.

    Donuimun Museum Village – get involved in traditional cultural activities including dance, music and crafts in this historic village with its well-preserved hanok houses.

    Cheonggyecheon – now a popular urban space with pedestrian walkways and public art installations, this stream has a storied history that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty.

    Korean Life Time Tour facts

    • The Joseon Dynasty ruled Korea for more than 500 years, between the 14th and 19th centuries. 
    • Cheonggyecheon stream provided an important transportation route during the Joseon Dynasty but is now a public space that’s much-loved by locals.
    • King Sejong the Great ruled over Korea from 1397 to 1450. The monarch's bronze statue was unveiled on Gwanghwamun Square in 2009 and has rapidly become one of Seoul’s most-visited landmarks.
    • Admiral Yi Sun-sin, whose statue also stands on Gwanghwamun Square, is revered for repelling the Japanese navy more than 20 times during the 16th Century, despite being significantly outnumbered on every occasion.

    Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Seoul. Your pass includes this walking tour of historic Seoul, plus admission to dozens more top Seoul attractions.

    Experience Korean Life Time Tour and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

    Getting in

    Just show your pass and booking confirmation to the guide at the meeting point in front of Deoksugung Palace ticket office. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure time.

    Please note

    • This is a three hour walking tour, and as such is not recommended for heavily pregnant women or people with heart or back problems.
    • Cancellations made within 24 hours of the departure time cannot be rescheduled.
    • In the event of a change in itinerary or unforeseen cancellation, pass holders will be informed by email by 6PM the day before the tour.

    Where you'll be

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    Meeting point: outside Deoksugung Palace ticket office, 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, KR

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    Operating hours

    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9.30AM. Tours last approximately three hours.

    Closings & holidays

    No tours Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, or during the Chuseok national holiday in September.


     

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