The Best Historical Tours in South Korea

Journey Through Time: Unforgettable Historical Tours

Gyeongbokgung Palace at night, Seoul, South Korea Gyeongbokgung Palace at night, Seoul, South Korea

Are you ready to satisfy your wanderlust and ignite your curiosity for the past? These top rated historical and cultural tours to South Korea offer a unique blend of exploration, education, and relaxation. With meticulous analysis of a wide array of tours based on service, price, comfort, guest ratings, and activities, we've handpicked the most captivating experiences to help you plan your next trip. From immersive guided tours to off-the-beaten-path excursions, these fantastic and well-planned guided tours are designed to provide a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. Get ready to embark on a journey that will leave you with lifelong memories and a deeper appreciation for the heritage that has shaped our world.


The Top 3:

  • 12 Days, $1865.00

  • 7 Days, $1800.00

  • 15 Days, $3336.33

What are the historical tour options in South Korea?

South Korea

Here are the important factors:

  • 11 trip options analyzed
  • $348 average price per day (USD)
  • 3 to 15 days in length
  • 4.58 of 5 average rating
  • 24 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of historical tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.58 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 24 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 3 days, while the longest is 15 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as easy and moderate, with the most being easy. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 11 historical tours, you can rest assured that South Korea has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Historical Tours in South Korea
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Encounters Travel



12 Days Seoul to Jeju-do 5 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 55 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 12 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 20 people, and is good for travelers from 18 to 55 years old. Traverse through 5 enchanting destinations, with Sokcho, Gyeongju, and Busan among the must-see stops along the route. Seoul marks the starting point, while Jeju-do stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This fantastic option, organized by Encounters Travel, presents an unbeatable value at just $155 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
$1,865
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by HanaTour ITC



7 Days Start/End in Seoul 14 Destinations 35 People at Most Ages 2 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 7 days, this trip has a maximum size of 35 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 2 to 100 years old, it is organized by HanaTour ITC, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This trip visits 14 destinations, including Gongju, Jeonju, Gwangju, and Boseong along the way. Seoul kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With an emphasis on local culture, family-friendly activities, and temples, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $219 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests. Hurry and secure your spot while this incredible sale lasts!

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
  • Temples
$1,800 $1,530
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by MW Tours



15 Days Seoul to Taipei 18 Destinations through South Korea, Taiwan 32 People at Most Ages 12 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional journey, visiting South Korea and Taiwan, that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 15 days, this jouney will have 32 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers from 12 and up. Expertly organized by MW Tours, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $222 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
$3,336
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Intrepid Travel



9 Days Start/End in Seoul 4 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 15 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This memorable voyage is offered by Intrepid Travel which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $298 per day. Explore 4 incredible locations on this trip, including Sokcho and Andong. Seoul will be both the start and end of your journey. The maximum group size is 12 people, welcoming travelers from 15 and up.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Family
$2,684
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Bamba Travel



3 Days Busan to Seoul 4 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.7 out of 5 stars by previous guests. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. With a duration of 3 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 20 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 10 and up. Discover a journey that spans 4 destinations, with notable stops in Gyeongju and Wonju. Beginning in beautiful Busan, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Seoul. Brought to you by Bamba Travel, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $322 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$966
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
by Bavaria Fernreisen



14 Days Seoul to Nikko 17 Destinations through South Korea, Japan 38 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 14 unforgettable days, visiting South Korea and Japan. It ensures an intimate group setting with 38 participants at most. This trip takes you on an adventure to 17 destinations, including Hakone, Izu, Kamakura, and Tokyo. Seoul will mark the start of your journey, while Nikko will serve as its final destination. Bavaria Fernreisen, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 1 to 100 years old. This terrific trip also highights local culture and family-friendly activities. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $322 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
  • Local Living
$4,514
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
by Tomato Travel



7 Days Start/End in Seoul 5 Destinations 40 People at Most Ages 18 to 99 Guest Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. With 5 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Seoraksan National Park, Andong, and Daegu, and more. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Seoul. Lasting 7 days, the maximum group size is 40 people, and it's good for travelers from 18 and up. Organized by Tomato Travel, this is a great deal because it's only $238 per day.

  • Historical
$1,668
TourRadar
by Bamba Travel



10 Days Start/End in Seoul 5 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.4 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary voyage is the perfect choice. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Jeju-do, Busan, and Daegu. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Seoul. Spanning across 10 days, the voyage accommodates 20 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 10 and up. Offered by Bamba Travel, this remarkable voyage is priced at just $458 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$4,579
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by On The Go Tours



9 Days Start/End in Seoul 4 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by On The Go Tours has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 9-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. This itinerary covers 4 captivating destinations, with stops in Gyeongju and Busan, among others. Seoul kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With a group size of 24 people, it's suitable for travelers from 5 and up. With an emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $538 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$4,845
TourRadar
by Exodus Adventure Travels



12 Days Start/End in Seoul 6 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 16 to 80 Guest Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Check out this trip that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.2 out of 5 rating. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 6 destinations, featuring Andong, Gyeongju, Gangneung, and Seoraksan National Park. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Seoul. Spanning across 12 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 16 participants, and it's great for travelers from 16 to 80 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Exodus Adventure Travels, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $475 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
$5,700
TourRadar

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Seoul, The Best 10-Day Tours from Seoul, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Seoul for more package tour options.

How much do historical tours in South Korea cost?

Average Daily Price Historical Tours
$348

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for historical tours when planning a visit to South Korea. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of historical tours in South Korea based on data from 11 options is an affordable $348 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in South Korea.

And for more information on South Korea, see South Korea Travel Costs and South Korea Hotel Costs.


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