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  • Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

    1. Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

    Depart Seoul and journey to one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Created by the Korean Armistice Agreements of July 27, 1953, the 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) has a 2-kilometer wide demilitarized zone on each side. Your first stop is Ganghwa Peace Observatory, where you can have the closest and most clear look at North Korean farmlands. Walk around rather untouched paths, enclosed by barbed wires and stop by at 6.25 Veterans Memorial Park where you can learn about the tragic history of Korean War. Close your eyes and take a moment to think about their sacrifices. Later, travel to Imjingak Park, a part of Paju DMZ, where many statues and monuments regarding the Korean War can be seen. Discover the Bridge of Freedom used by repatriated POWs and soldiers. At the end of the ...

    It was a great tour and covered everything listed. Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.

  • Seoul: Korea House Traditional Dinner and Dance Performance

    2. Seoul: Korea House Traditional Dinner and Dance Performance

    After being picked up from your hotel, arrive at Korea House in the center of Seoul, where you will be greeted by staff dressed in traditional attire and folk music. Emjoy a variety of traditional royal cuisines where you will taste what ancient kings have had in the past. Following the tasting of the quality local foods, make your way to an intimate theatre for two hour-long dance and music performances. Put on by a troupe of top musicians and dancers, the shows have English commentary on a screen. The show includes elegant court dances such as pansori (a spiritual shamanist dance), samullori (a folk dance) and samgomu (featuring acrobatic female drummers). After the performance, be returned to your accomodation to finish the evening.

    I would like to say that this was completely worth with the money spent. The dinner was lovely and the Korean Show was fantastic. I would like to especially thank Joy our guide for giving us a great overview and just being pleasant. She took time to let us know the story line of the show. Without having this overview we wouldn’t have known what the show was about. Excellent experience!!

  • Nami Island, Petite France & Optional Rail Bike Tour

    3. Nami Island, Petite France & Optional Rail Bike Tour

    Located just 63 kilometers away from Seoul, Nami Island is a popular getaway spot for both locals and tourists. The area is famous for its magnificent tree lined roads. There are different activities available on the island or you can simply relax and enjoy the wonderful views in the area.  Petite France is a little vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. This village consists of many photo-worth spots that were featured on dramas and variety shows, such as “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden”, “Running Man” and the most recent, “You Who Came From The Stars”. If you choose a "Rail Bike" option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track for you to spend some quality time among nature with your friends and family. With this option, you will visit the Rail Bike station in the morning...

    Our Tour Guide was Jade. She speaks fluent English and seems knowledgeable about the places to be visited. She gave a little talk about history and some facts. She even recommend a restaurant for lunch (but the food tastes bland in my opinion).

  • Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

    4. Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

    Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae...

    We enjoyed the tour. It was interesting to hear more about the history. Sophie is a very nice excellent guide who made our morning very pleasant.

  • Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

    5. Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

    Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty - King Sejo, who reigned from 1455 to 1468. Nami Island also declared its cultural independence and was reborn as the Naminara Republic. It has its own national flag, anthem, currency, passport, phone cards, stamps, orthography, and even a certification of citizenship. The Garden of Morning Calm is a 300,000-meter garden that attracts an array of frequent families, friends, couples and photographers who come to explore the beautifully sculpted garden flowers, trees and pathways of this stunning garden paradise. If you choose the rail bike option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track. With this option, visit the rail bike station in th...

    Wonderful trip from beginning to end. The day went to plan without any mishaps. Tour guide Lammi spoke excellent English and was very interactive. The morning calm was exceptionally beautiful and worth a visit in addition to Nami island. The rail bike was fun with beautiful views! Advise a coat and a comfortable pair of shoes at this time of year.

  • Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour

    6. Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour

    Enjoy an afternoon outing that visits three main highlights of the city of Seoul! See the Changdeokgung Palace, the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, and the Namdaemun Traditional market with the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide! The tour's first stop is Changdeokgung Palace, the second royal villa built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Changdeok was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. See the public palace area, a royal family residence building. Then visit the rear garden, a place of rest for the kings. The garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. Next, the tour will travel to the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market. Insadong has been at the heart of nation’s capital for 600 years and it was a cultural center during the Chosun Dynasty (1392...

    Very knowledgeable guide. We visited several landmarks in Seoul, and had a very nice time.

  • Seoul: Hiking Tour to Namsan Mountain Panoramic Viewpoints

    7. Seoul: Hiking Tour to Namsan Mountain Panoramic Viewpoints

    Embark on an adventure and enjoy Namsan mountain which is the best place to see the city from a very unique perspective. Meet your friendly tour guide at Seoul Station and head towards Namsan Tower where you have a great view of Seoul City. Pass by 2 beautiful places on the way to Namsan: Namsan Park and An Jung-Geun Memorial Hall. Namsan Park is the largest park in Seoul and very famous for its beautiful walking trails. Jung-Geun Memorial Hall tells the story of a Korean hero who fought for Korea's independence. Reach the top of Namsan after 1-hour hiking and take a deep breath. Enjoy the fresh air at the center of Seoul and take some great photos of the fantastic view. Spot the most popular attraction Seoul N Tower at the top of Namsan.  This tour will finish at Myeongdong, a popular shopping street.

  • Seoul: 3-Hour Morning Walk To Myeongdong and Hanok Village

    8. Seoul: 3-Hour Morning Walk To Myeongdong and Hanok Village

    Meet your friendly tour guide at Chungmuro Station and head towards Namsan Hanok Village which is just a minutes' walkway from Chungmuro Station.  Visit Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley". See five Hanok, or traditional Korean homes, from the Joseon Dynasty. The restored houses illustrate various social classes, from peasants to royalty. Marvel at a traditional Korean garden with an elegant pavilion and stream. Continue walking to Myeongdong which is the most popular shopping street in Seoul and is the place well-known for shopping. There are lots of stores for clothing, cosmetics, souvenir, restaurants, and street food. If you are planning to purchase anything, prepare cash so you can get a discount for clothing).  The tour concludes at Myeongdong so you can keep shopping after the tour.

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What people are saying about Myeongdong

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,742 reviews

It was an interesting experience and well worth the money. A great tour to do some last minute shopping for souvenirs, the guide I had was super friendly and spoke fluent English. She was able to deliver a informative history tour about the historical site and provided useful recommendations on where to find the best street food in the markets.

We enjoyed the tour. It was interesting to hear more about the history. Sophie is a very nice excellent guide who made our morning very pleasant.

It was a great tour and covered everything listed. Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.

Very knowledgeable guide. We visited several landmarks in Seoul, and had a very nice time.

A really good tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.