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Seoul: The Painters Live Art K-Pop Dance Show

Seoul: The Painters Live Art K-Pop Dance Show

Discover the new [The Painters] show, a world-renowned art performance combining colorful live drawings with cutting-edge media art with K-Pop Dancing, has been remodeled and reopened. Actors resembling K-Pop idols, numbering from 4 to 8, express world-famous paintings such as Michelangelo's 'Creation of Heaven,' Vincent Van Gohee's 'Self-Portrait,' and Gustav Klimt's 'Kiss' with splendid choreography and live drawings. Their super luxurious stereoscopic images and live performances create a new impression of painting. [The Painters] show is the only art performance in the world that provides both entertainment and emotion by dramatically directing the process of creating works of art through media art, sensuous urban dances, and witty performances. They had world tours performing in 133 cities in 19 countries, creating a sensation across Asia including Japan, Taiwan, and China.

Seoul City Pass & Transportation Card with 100+ Attractions

Seoul City Pass & Transportation Card with 100+ Attractions

With just one card, you can visit 50+ attractions that have been carefully selected by Seoul City. With the pass you will also enjoy discounts on a further 100 attractions. Moreover, travelers can use the pass as a transit card, charge it as much as needed, and pay for the subway, bus, or taxi with convenience. About Discover Seoul Pass Free admission attractions: 50+ locations (free one-time admission while the pass is active) 1. Seoul History: Gyeongbokgung Palace Changdeokgung Palace Deoksugung Palace Changgyeonggung Palace Jongmyo (Royal Shrine) Seodaemun Prison History Hall 2. Seoul Culture: Leeum Samsung Museum of Art National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum Kimchikan (Pulmuone) Simone Handbag Museum Coreana Cosmetics Museum 3. Seoul Amusement: N Seoul Tower (Observatory) MBC World Trick Eye Museum Grévin Museum, Figure Museum W Alive Museum Hanboknam,SM TOWN@coexartium, Teseum Seoul, Seoul City Tour Double-Decker Bus (Dongdaemun) 4. New additional attractions –14 (added on April 30, 2018) - 63 Building: Observatory, aquarium - National Museum of Korea : Free admission to special exhibitions - Namsan Seoul Tower Hanbok Experience Center : 1-hour and half hanbok rental, use of self-studio - Thematic Experience Center - Seoul Zoo Sky Lift : Lift round trip ticket,, Elephant Train round trip ticket, Zoo entrance ticket - Seoul City Tour Bus (Gwanghwamun) : 1-day ticket - COEX Aquarium - Football Faentasium 1. Performances : Musical Chef (30%) Jump (20%) The Painters HERO (20%) Fanta-Stick Musical (30%) National Gugak Center (15%), Nanta 25% Jungdong Therater 30%, Fireman 30%, Pangshow 30%, Kung Festival 30% 2. Attractions : Hello Kitty Island in N Seoul Tower (30%) Kum Bak Yeon - Gold Leaf Imprinting Workshop & Studio (30%) Dynamic Maze (3,000 KRW) Poopoo Land (1,000 KRW), Lotte world 1day ticket 30%, Lotte Tower 10%, Seoul land 50%, Eland Cruise 10% 3. Shopping & Tourism Services : Doota Duty Free (discount coupons based on purchase amount) SAFEX 10%, Jongro SM duty free, Ganghwamun Donhwa Duty free, Lotte Duty Free, Yongsan Shilla i-park Duty Free etc How to use 1. Select the pick-up Location and date & time 2. Show your voucher (or mobile voucher) and get a real card 3. Visit each attraction in the card Pick-up Location 1. Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 - East Desk Location : Across from Exit 2, SK Roaming Center / 06:00 ~ 22:00 open - West Desk Location : Across from Exit 13, SK Roaming Center / 24 hours open 2. Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 Location : Passenger Terminal 2 - SK Roaming Center located between Gate 4-5 on Level 1 /24 hours open 3. Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center Location: 181 Eulji-ro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1-ga Station, Exit 5) / 09:00~18:00 (Closed on Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok) 4. Seoul Tourist Information and Souvenir Shop (Seoul Tourism Plaza) Location: 85, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea / 09:00~18:00 (Closed on Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok)

Seoul: Full-Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

Seoul: Full-Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

Start the day with hotel pickup and meet your local guide to start exploring Seoul's best cultural highlights. The first stop on the itinerary is the Blue House, also known as 'Cheongwadae,' which serves as the official residence of the President of South Korea. Don't forget to capture a memorable souvenir photo in front of this iconic landmark. Gyeongbokgung palace is the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty, built in 1394 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty by its founder King Taejo, it's the most comprehensive and grandest of the five palaces of the period. The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea. Be sure to bring a camera to take lots of pictures. Admire the guards’ costumes with brilliant primary colors. (As Gyeongbokgung palace is closed on Tuesdays, it will be replaced with a tour of Deoksugung palace on Tuesdays.) The next stop is Cheongha Korea Ginseng. Ginseng is first mentioned in “Ji Jiu Zhang” during Han dynasty of China as herb used widely in the orient for so many diseases and ailments. It is a plant which had been regarded as a panacea, a cure all. In the studies, Korean ginseng shows best performances in adaptogenic properties. After great Bibimbab lunch, you will visit Changdeokgung Palace which was used as the main palace by many Joseon Kings and is very well preserved. The palace was registered with UNESCO in 1997. (You'll visit Jongmyo Royal Shrine instead on Mondays) Continue the cultural journey at Insadong Antique Shop Alley, a vibrant street lined with art galleries, traditional tea houses, and antique shops. Discover unique souvenirs and traditional crafts Namsangol Hanok Village stands out between tall buildings in the middle of the city with its five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond, and a time capsule. (You will visit to Bukchon Hanok Village instead on Mondays) Now we will visit one of a symbol of Seoul's historical significance. Sungnyemun gate, also known as Namdaemun gate, is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Take memorable photos of one of the gates that surrounded the city. (Outside only on Mondays) And then let's enjoy the Namdaemun Market! It is one of the oldest and largest open-air traditional markets in Seoul. Explore a wide array of goods, including clothing, accessories, souvenirs, and delicious street food. *Three main meals of the photos are included only in 3 main meal option. Finally, the tour will conclude with a drop-off at either Myeongdong or City Hall, depending on your preference.

Seoul: Deoksugung Palace Half Day Walking Tour

Seoul: Deoksugung Palace Half Day Walking Tour

this unique opportunity to take a walk inside a historical palace at morning/night and learn the hisrory of the Daehan(Korean)Empire. The palace served as the royal quarters for 13 years, until the first and last Emperor Gojong struggled to get back sovereignty over the palace under the Japanese Occupation.  Explore the important milestones of modern Korean history in the middle of a beautiful sightseeing, surrounded by an architectural mix of Oriental and Western styles. Meet your guide at City Hall station and go through the main gate of the palace, Daehanmun Gate.  Follow your guide through Junghwajeon, the main throne hall, Seokeodang, the most beloved building of King Gojong, Hamnyeongjeon, the King's bed chamber, and Jungkwanheon Hall, the cafeteria where the emperor enjoyed his coffees. Feel free to stay behind after the tour to explore at your own pace and take some photos.

Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

Take this private 4-hour walking tour to explore Seoul at your own pace with a customized itinerary. Select where you want to go and plan your route with your guide. Scope out the best places to visit during your stay, learn how to get into top restaurants and learn how to navigate the transport system. For history lovers, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Samcheongdong, and Insadong. If you are more interested in the modern aspects of the city, go to Gangnam district, COEX, and relax by the Han River. For shoppers, visiting Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market is highly recommended.

Seoul: Night Tour to Deoksugung Palace and Sevit Seom

Seoul: Night Tour to Deoksugung Palace and Sevit Seom

Explore the wonderful night lights of Seoul with a professional guide and visit Deoksugung palace which has a great view. Take in this unique experience and look at this ancient palace at night with beautiful lights.  Head to Han River and from Banpo bridge, watch the beautiful rainbow fountain show which is available from April until October. *The fountain show stops on the rainy day Go to the man-made floating Island Sevit Seom with fancy lights. Find some great place to take a fantastic photos. Stop at the Cheonggyecheon stream and Seoullo 7017 where you can enjoy the night view of Seoul, which is famous for its great view and featured in many k-dramas and k-movies.  Have a calm walk looking down at the city's night view and listen to the history behind it. After enjoying the night views of Seoul, the tour takes you back to the Myeongdong area.

Seoul: Private One Day Car Charter

Seoul: Private One Day Car Charter

The core value of the private mobility service MOVV is 'Safety'! → Venture company and tourism venture company certified by the Korean government → Driven by a professional 'chauffeur' systematically trained → Use safely with Insurance (Unlimited personal indemnification, Others up to KRW 150 million) Smart Chauffeur Service MOVV MOVV application provides convenient functions. - Checking real-time vehicle monitoring - Call the vehicle to your location - Automatic translation of chats with chauffeur - Register and modify schedule freely [Product Information] You can visit any place you want with the private mobility service MOVV! Visit the places where you want making your own itinerary. Customize your itinerary and enjoy tour. -Seoul famous places Gyeongbokgung Palace Gwanghwamun N Seoul Tower Bukchon Hanok Village Myeongdong Hongdae Gangnam COEX Lotte tower, World Recommended Course: A: Gwanghwamun/Gyeongbok Palace - Bukchon Hanok Village - N Seoul Tower - Myeongdong - Hongdae B: Gwanghwamun - Myeongdong - Gwangjang Market - Naksan Park - Eungbongsan Octagonal Pavilion C: Lotte Tower Observatory - COEX - National Museum of Korea - Myeongdong You can modify schedule freely on MOVV application.

Seoul: Royal Palace Morning Tour including Cheongwadae

Seoul: Royal Palace Morning Tour including Cheongwadae

You will meet your guide at designated point, Lotte Hotel Seoul for this small group Seoul tour. On your way to see the first attraction, The Blue House called as Cheongwadae and see into The Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea. The Blue House is, in fact, a complex of buildings, built largely in the traditional Korean architectural style with some modern elements. One of the highlights of this tour is a Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. It is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea. Be sure to bring a camera to take pictures. Afterwards, you will continue to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the 5 grand palaces built by the Joseon dynasty. The government ministry district and main buildings of Gyeongbokgung Palace formed the heart of the capital city of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The architectural principles of ancient China were harmoniously incorporated into both the tradition and the appearance of the Joseon royal court. * Gyeongbokgung palace will replaced to Deoksugung palace on Tuesday, as Gyeongbokgung palace is closed on Tuesday. Later visit Cheongha Korea Ginseng. Ginseng is first mentioned in “Ji Jiu Zhang” during Han dynasty of China as herb used widely in the orient for so many diseases and ailments. It is a plant which had been regarded as a panacea, a cure all. In the studies, Korean ginseng shows best performances in adaptogenic properties. At the end of this tour, you will be dropped-off at Myeongdong Lotte Hotel or Namdaemun market finally. Itinerary: • Visiting the Blue House ‘Cheongwadae’. • Gyeongbokgung Palace, The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony (Only Deoksugung Palace on Tuesday) • Cheongha Korea Ginseng • 12:00 Drop off at Myeongdong Lotte Hotel or Namdaemun Market

Seoul: Deoksugung Palace History Odyssey Walking Tour

Seoul: Deoksugung Palace History Odyssey Walking Tour

Experience the historical wonders of Seoul with the option of group or private tours, both expertly guided to bring the past to life. Your journey includes tickets to three captivating destinations - Deoksugung Palace, Gwanghwamun Square, and Jeongdong-gil - allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and stories that have shaped Korean history, as your expert guide provides live commentary. Begin the journey with a visit to Deoksugung Palace, a historic gem established in 1395 during the Joseon Dynasty. Delve into the legacy of the Joseon Dynasty's five-century reign, gaining insights into its profound impact on Korean society. Admire the grand architecture while absorbing fascinating stories that vividly depict the palace's historical significance. Continue the exploration at Gwanghwamun Square, a central hub of Seoul with immense cultural importance. Uncover the stories behind the grand statues and monuments, each representing pivotal moments in Korea's history. This part of the tour offers a deeper understanding of the country's progress and the cherished ideals that define its cultural landscape. As you progress, delve into authentic Korean culture and the societal changes that have shaped the nation's identity. Gain insights into the social systems and issues that have influenced Korea's evolution from ancient times to the present. This comprehensive tour not only showcases the urban landscapes of Seoul but also provides a nuanced understanding of the challenges and perspectives that have defined the Korean experience throughout history.

From Seoul: Full-Day Gyeonggi do Private Car Charter

From Seoul: Full-Day Gyeonggi do Private Car Charter

The core value of the private mobility service MOVV is 'Safety'! → Venture company and tourism venture company certified by the Korean government → Driven by a professional 'chauffeur' systematically trained → Use safely with Insurance (Unlimited personal indemnification, Others up to KRW 150 million) Smart Chauffeur Service MOVV MOVV application provides convenient functions. - Checking real-time vehicle monitoring - Call the vehicle to your location - Automatic translation of chats with chauffeur - Register and modify schedule freely [Product Information] You can visit Gyeong gi province attractioins with the private mobility service MOVV! Visit the places where you want making your own itinerary. Customize your itinerary and enjoy tour. - Famous places Paju dmz Chuncheon, Gapyeong namisum Everland Suwon Hwaseong Incheon Yeongjong Island Recommended Course: A Paju dmz : Majang Lake - Imjingak Nuri Peace Park - Provence Village - Heyri Village - Paju Premium Outlet B Yongin Everland: Korean Folk Village - Everland C Suwon Hwaseong: Korean Folk Village - Suwon Hwaseong - Suwon Nammun Market D Incheon Yeongjong Island: Yeongjong Seaside Park - Sky Garden - Yongyu Sky Observatory - Mashian Beach E Gapyeong Nami sum: Nami Island - Petite France - Italy Village - The Garden of Morning Calm You can modify schedule freely on MOVV application.

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4.6
(55 reviews)

It was well planned and great to have been picked from our hotel. Very experienced guide with lots of stories and info. Enjoyable day with a lunch stop . 👌🏼👍🏻 Thank you Melvin. Elaine

Enjoyable and very nice guide Leo. We enjoyed walking around the stream and the palaces at dusk and into the night. A very relaxing and informative experience . Thank you Elaine

Very beautiful show with complete artists, designers, dancers, etc. Lots of interactions with the spectators, magnificent sound and light, strength and humor

Wonderful show. Very funny and entertaining. They all so talented. It was a big surprise. I recommend

This was an awesome show we highly recommend Easy to find and the artists were exceptional