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  • Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

    1. Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

    Visit the observatory in Lotte World Tower, one of Korea's architectural jewels and a landmark in Seoul's skyline. Climb to the top of the tallest building in Korea, and the fifth tallest in the world, to see incredible views of Seoul at any time of the day.  Present your voucher at the ticket booth to redeem and get in the line for the sky shuttle, an elevator that operates at a speed of 600 meters per minute. Enjoy the exhibitions in basement levels 1-2, where you'll learn about the history and culture of Korea. Ride the elevator to floor 123 and admire the 360-degree panoramic view, or look below through the glass floors.  Lotte Tower is filled with great restaurants and shops that you can explore at your leisure. Or choose to enhance your visit with entrance to Lotte World, the most popular indoor theme park in Korea. If colorful marine life interests you, select the ultimate packa...

    The tower had wonderful entertainment all though out. From the elevator ride up, to the waiting areas, and the observation decks. You could see so much of Seoul it was a lovely site.

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

    2. 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

    3. 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!!

  • Mt. Bukhan Hike & Korean-Style Spa with Full Body Treatment

    4. Mt. Bukhan Hike & Korean-Style Spa with Full Body Treatment

    Take a break and get some fresh air by climbing Mount Bukhan and having a Korean-style sauna experience. Meet at your hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM, then transfer to Mount Bukhan, Seoul’s highest mountain designated as a national park in 1983. Starting from the main entrance of Mt. Bukhan, you will stop by Seunggasa Temple and climb up to Samo Rock which takes around 2.5 hours. At the end of your hiking experience, enjoy delicious Korean food for lunch. After lunch, relax your muscles at a Korean traditional sauna, similar to Jjimjilbang (if option selected). It’s a Korean-style sauna which is an indoor bathhouse separated by gender. Start with seshin, a Korean body cleansing service, with a rub-down by a ddemiri or "scrub practitioner" who sloughs away layers of dead skin from your entire body using a thin tower. All services, including scrubbing, a body oil...

    It was gerat, hiking or rather climbing was quite hard but the view was worth it. I enjoyed the Temple the most when we where hiking down, the architecture and the female monchs where beautiful. Also the tour guide was super nice and well informed, very professionel. I recommed this tour if you like hiking.

  • Seoul: Mt. Seorak, Fortress & Giant Bronze Buddha Tour

    5. Seoul: Mt. Seorak, Fortress & Giant Bronze Buddha Tour

    Depart from your hotel and journey towards Mt. Seoraksan, also known as Mt. Sorak, the highest in the Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Range. This area boasts beautiful landscape and scenery all year round. The national park, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covers 154 square miles (398 sq km) and is home to more than 2,000 animal species and 1,400 rare plant species. As you follow your guide along a well-maintained path, keep an eye out for a variety of animals such as musk deer.  Next, you'll proceed to the Gwongeumseong Fortress by cable car. It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle as there was a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim built the castle to avoid war. As you ascend, view the interesting rock formations of the Gwongeumseong region, including Ulsanbawi Rock, and watch the East Sea come into sight.  Let your guide show you around the mountain's Shinheungsa Temple, with its gi...

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

    6. 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.

  • Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

    7. Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

    Book this personalized tour and the local operator will contact you with some questions about your interests. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local and a bespoke itinerary will be created just for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at a convenient place. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide thinks you'd enjoy something different, the itinerary can be changed. Enjoy discovering amazing spots that you haven’t heard about and are difficult to find, because they aren't well known to visitors. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local host show you a Seoul you will love.

    G-Won was my guide and she was very great at making the experience fun and the time went by so fast.

  • Seoul: Dark Side of the City and Ghost Stories Walking Tour

    8. Seoul: Dark Side of the City and Ghost Stories Walking Tour

    Prepare yourself for the creepiest, historically accurate, and frighteningly bone-chilling tales. Korea has a unique history that will suck you in. You will see places where bloody massacres occurred. You will walk under a bridge that carries a dark sinister secret. You will encounter three of Seoul's five palaces and learn the secrets about one of them that even Seoulites do not know. Your tour will be led by a historian who will tell you the dark side of Korean history including Prince Suyang's slaughter of his nephew's men and the massacre at the site where Korea's first Western hospital was at. Tales in Japanese Colonial times will be shared while walking in royal palaces. The itinerary extends to other parts of Seoul such as Nagwon-dong and Chenggyecheon Stream. Hear modern urban legends, true crime events, and quirky secrets of buildings that the local government would prefer you ...

    We had a great experience with Shawn, he is very knowledgeable on Korean history and provides an in-depth and fun experience. Loved all the stories and history. Highly recommend. If you can go at the start of your trip, he makes excellent recommendations for things to do whilst in Seoul.

  • Seoul: K-Fan K-Pop Tour with Lunch

    9. Seoul: K-Fan K-Pop Tour with Lunch

    Meet up at the K-Star Road to see Hallyu stars’ management agencies and favorite hangout spots, K-Fashion Road for popular fashion stores, K-Beauty Road for cosmetic stores and beauty clinics, and K-Gourmet Road with popular restaurants.

    Discover Apgujeong Rodeo Street, known for its ultra-hip fashion outlets, flagship stores, and famous restaurants. Stop at the Cheongdam Sundubu restaurant for lunch, recommended by many artists. Collect commemorative stamps by visiting Coex & SM Town and K-Star Road. If you collect more than five stamps you'll receive a special souvenir.

  • From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

    10. From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

    Start your day with a convenient hotel pick-up in Seoul and drive out towards the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the de facto border between South and North Korea. The first stop is Imjingak, 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, a park that is dedicated to remembering the war and the division of Korea. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The 3-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, the Unification Park and a North Korea Center. Next, try the new Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola. During the cable car ride, you will get a bird’s eye view of the DMZ and even get a glance at Imjin River and Camp Greaves, a site used for many war-themed TV shows and movies. The next stop is Mount Odu Unification Observatory, which allows visitors a view of North Korean territory. On the way back to Seoul you’ll visit Seoul Battleship Park. 3 authentic wars...

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What people are saying about Seoul

This was an incredible evening! Having been in Seoul for only a short time, I enjoyed strolling through the market, where Junghee showed and explained the different food. Cooking was absolute fun, and the dinner was so delicious! Junghee is an amazing host. I loved her stories and had great conversations. Big recommendation!

I had a wonderful time! Perfect for a taste of Korean Culture, great food, and great conversation. I highly recommend doing this tour even if you're only in Seoul for a short time.

I had an amazing time cooking and learning about Korean food culture! I would definitely recommend this experience for anyone interested in Korean food.

G-Won was my guide and she was very great at making the experience fun and the time went by so fast.

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