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The amazing history of Korea and Seoul City free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Marko
Quality Verified Registered on March 06, 2022

My name is Marko, I am a world traveler, former archaeologist and a huge history nerd. I am originally from Europe but I moved to New York City 15 years ago. I worked as a tour guide in New York City and always enjoyed meeting travelers from all around the world. I have been living in Seoul for two years now. I really enjoy exploring this city and at this point I know hundreds of cool places to visit or see in this city. Join me for a fun, educational and informative tour of Seoul.

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Tour description

Welcome to one of the most amazing cities on this planet.  

This tour includes lots of educational and interesting information on the history of Korea and its contemporary culture. Your guide will provide all of the incredible facts and captivating stories you need to know! Experience the best of Seoul with this tour. 
After getting to know each other we are going to explore the Gyeongbokgung palace and history rich Jongno-gu area where we can enjoy the fascinating Changing of the Guard’s Ceremony and learn about important events of Korean History. 

Join me on an enchanting stroll through the city center as we visit some of the major sights that you really shouldn’t miss, plus some of my off-the-beaten-track spots. 


The attractions which we are to cover are: 

  • Gwanghwamun Square 
  • Statue of King Sejong the Great 
  • Jogyesa Temple 
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Statue of Admiral Yi
  • Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu 
  • Ikseondong Hanok Village
  • Unhyeongung Royal Residence.


I am open to answer to all of your questions and provide you my recommendation list (nightlife, restaurants, bars, monuments and of course activities that you can do in Seoul) in the end of our tour. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    202-1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Sou...
    202-1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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    Exit 7 at "Gwanghwamun" Train Station on line 5.

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    Free admission
    Gyeongbokgung Palace

    The largest of all five palaces in Seoul is Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is also known as the Northern Palace and it is one of the most important sites to visit on your Seoul trip.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Jogyesa Temple

    This opulent temple is the center of Korean Buddhism and was originally built in the late 14th century. This temple was became the head temple of Korea’s Buddhism and was renamed Tegosa Temple in 1936.

  • 3
    Free admission
    • Gwanghwamun Square

    Here we will learn a lot about Korean and Seoul History.

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    Free admission
    Ikseondong Hanok Village

    One of my favorite places in Seoul. Definitely one of the busiest areas in Seoul for tourists and locals. This is an old Seoul Hanok Village converted into a modern, stylish and luxurious venue. It is one of the main three Hanok villages in Seoul. Because of its slightly hidden location its often missed by many visitors in Seoul.

  • 5
    Free admission
    Unhyeongung Royal Residence

    This is a former Korean royal residence where at one time Emperor Gojong resided. It was formerly the residence of the Heungseon Daewongun, the father of Emperor Gojong.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

4.88
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(112 ratings)
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4.91
Fun
4.73
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4.88
Quality
4.85
Route
4.77
Ramy 26 Nov 2023
San Diego

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Fantastic tour! Marko is a great tour guide; he is so knowledgeable and very helpful. Highly recommend!
Gabriela 19 Nov 2023
Santiago

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Se canceló como 1 semana antes por motivos personales del guía
Louise 13 Nov 2023
Newton Aycliffe

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Unfortunately the tour did not take place but Marco told me well in advance and l booked an alternative. His communication was excellent
Ron 20 Oct 2023
Toronto

We are so glad having Marko as our tour guide in Seoul, after a few days travelled in Busan & Soul communicating with the local people was very challenging, very few speak good English or their spoken English are not as clear as Marko's as he already lived in North America for many years. Thank again Marko, hope to see you again soon! Ron - from Canada.
Kathy 19 Oct 2023
Honolulu

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Marko is a very knowledgeable, interesting, and fun guide. He gave us a lot of history and interesting facts, and I wish we were staying longer to re-visit some of the places he took us. We did a lot of walking, but he would take breaks. He also showed us a great place to have dinner at the end of the walk - the food was delicious!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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