Palace Morning Tour (2)

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  • Time 09:00-12:30 Number of persons 1
    Itinerary
    Hotel → Jogye Buddhist Temple → The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony → Gyeongbok Palace → The National Folk Museum → Pass By The Presidential Blue House → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Drop off at Itaewon
    Tour issue
    1. Gyeongbok palace is replaced with Deoksu palace on Tue.
    2. You might not be allowed to pass by the Presidential Blue House for the security.
  • KRW 30,000
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  • Adult

  • Total 30,000 for 1 person
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Why Cosmojin

Welcome to Cosmojin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Cosmojin.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying "Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life." We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

Tour Highlights

Most people understand Korea for K-pop and strong IT Industry. But, have you noticed Korea is the country has thousands of history and a racially homogeneous nation?

If you are international traveler, you might know Seoul is one of rare cities has hundreds years history footprints. You will see high-tech right next to thousand-year-old tradition. Palace is the one of popular historical places. Chosun Empire has ended in 1910 while Seoul has been the capital of Josun dynasty for the past 500 years. There are 5 important palaces you don’t want to miss and they are the most popular places for visitors.

What is first impression of the word "Palace"? Place for kings and noble families? It is true but only the part of it. You will see the area where kings and families lived with 2000 people ruled whole nation. There is only parts of palaces remain which makes many people find they are only for king and family. Palace was the place for discussion how to rule the country. The palace was like a huge company runs a big organization, nation where 2000 people are working together inside. Most people now understand the palace only for king and family after modern city development.

After the second world war, family of Korean empire became normal average people and there is no more empire. All palaces belongs to Republic of Korea. Does your country have king and family? Do you still have the palace for them? There is no more king and family in Korean society. But most of Korean all remembers them and their history as they are all important part of history although it was not happy ending.

There were 2 big important functions of palace. "Kweol" is where all governors, ministers, scholars and king got together and made important discussion and decision. "Koong" is located in the center of the palace where king and king’s family stay. You can enjoy more if you understand the whole palace was designed for efficiency of communication with people who visit or stay palace. There are places for politics, living area for king and family, and gardens. Take a close look and feel how all the functions and locations are designed and connected. There are 5 palaces in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changkyeong-gung, Gyeongungung(Deoksu Palace), and Gyeongheegung.

Eastern Asia palaces are noticed that the mainly common characteristics of the design are "naturalism" and "humanism" but the philosophy behind and representation style element are differed from the country.

What You Can Expect

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Bingo! Choose Seoul daily city tour no.2 in Cosmojin!
Learn about the old days, social classes religious sentiments, the whole 5 thousand years of history of the trendy and high-tech city, Seoul.
Learn about issues, information about annual income, and enjoy every hot spots of Seoul with perfect guide.
After understanding the general explanation of Seoul, you will be no longer a stranger in Seoul.

Choose the best tour course right now, Seoul City Tour no.2 course.
Feel the sentiment of Koreans, and learn the past and present of Seoul through the best Seoul daily city tour.

Highlights
- Seoul historical ,Cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
- Visit an exhibition center to learn about the past, present and future of Korea’s culture and politics
- Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and arguably Seoul’s most beautiful
- Learn about life in Korea from ancient times to today at the National Folk Museum
- Witness the importance of Buddhism in Korean culture at Jogyesa Temple
- Hotel pickup and transport by air-conditioned vehicle included

Information

This short but action-packed tour gives you a good overview of Korean history, architecture, traditions and culture. It is the best tour for a new arrival in Korea.

 * Jogye Temple
The One Pillar Gate, Jogye Temple, the Center of Zen Buddhism in Korea


* Gyeongbok Palace
The 1st Royal Palace Built By the Joseon Dynasty

Tour Included

Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Hotel Pick up Service (in Seoul)

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Tour ends at Itaewon. (Drop-off service back to your hotel is an additional charge of KRW 20,000 per person)
2. Pick-up service may be delayed due to traffic.

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND

Note

1. Lunch is not included in a half day tour.
2. Gyeongbok Palace and The National Folk Museum will be replaced with Deoksu Palace on Tuesdays.
3. The Guard Changing Ceremony at Gyeongbok Palace will be cancelled in case of rain or snow.
4. In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.
5. For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour.
6. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

LIABLITY INSURANCE (CLAIMS-MAKD BASIS). 
Cosmojin is registered in liability insurance corresponding KRW 300,000,000 for travel business license.

- The customers are not registered for accident insurance covering the medical expenses in case of accidents happening on the day of the event, so please check beforehand with the tour guide if customers are registered with travel insurance from homeland.

- Please refer to the special terms and conditions on the website for insurance coverage.

Course

  • Hotel
  • Jogye Buddhist Temple

    At the crowded Seoul city, inside of its central area, you will hear the sound of reciting Buddhist scriptures and smell the soft fragrance of incense.

    Jogyesa Temple is a resting place for everybody to relieve their stress.

    If foreign tourists visit this representative Buddhist temple of Korea, Jogyesa Temple; you will also feel the Korean Buddhism culture through Buddhist cuisine restaurant, traditional tea house, Buddhist supplies that are nearby the temple.

  • The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    Every hour on the hour from 10 am to 4pm, the chief gatekeeper changing ceremony has been continued, which happened during Joseon Dynasty symbolizing safety of the kings and security of the nation, and guiding of the prestige.

    Consistency expressionless face expression and sobriety mood of chief gatekeepers at the ceremony stimulates the foreign tourists’ interests.

  • Gyeongbok Palace

    Kyeongbokgung Palace is one of the oldest of the five places in Seoul. It is such a great and magnificent building as a representative of Joseon Dynasty. It shows off the beauty of its construction.Through this, it can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.This tour course takes around one and a half hours; you will see remarkable pavilions like Kyunghoiru and Hyangwonjung, and beautiful/classy wooden and stone structures as Kyungcheonsaji 10-story tower, you also will see Kyotaejeon and Kangnyungjun places where you can experience the life of noble people with a guide.

     

    The choicest tour place for foreign tourists.
    Gyungbok-gung Palace is the starting point of 500 years of history in Joseon Dynasty.
    You will defiantly enjoy the stroll around the place feeling the quiet and peaceful mood.
    It can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.
    If you want to know the history of Korea properly, you should visit this place.

  • The National Folk Museum

    National Folk Museum of Korea has been researching daily life of Korea from the past to present and preserving and displaying folk culture of ancestors in Korea as a representative life history museum.
    This is one of the best location to explain Korean history and culture easily to foreigners.

  • Pass By The Presidential Blue House

    This tour is a driving tour course, which stops by Choonchugwan, the main building of the Blue House, and Youngbingwan. During this tour, information and explanations about each building and optimistic parts of current government will be provided by your guide.
    We recommend this informative opportunity to foreign tourists, which gives you an opportunity to look around the most famous house in Korea, the Blue House.

  • Amethyst or Ginseng Center

    The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. 

    Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
    Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
    Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
    You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.

  • Drop off at Itaewon

    This is where all of you will be dropped off, and you are invited to go back to your place on your own either by subway or taxi.

    There is subway line 6, and the station is Station. Itaewon is a very international place with so many foreigners coming in and out because the largest U.S. army base in Korea is in the neighborhood. The main street is lined up with so many foreign restaurants and road shops which make this place famous for shopping and eating. 

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