A wonderful day spent in thei company of the delightful guide Saywa (I should have asked how to spell her name), a day of Temples and Palaces and many wonders to behold. My main impression is one of colour. There are stark contrasts between the very new and the traditional in terms of architecture and art and all the while there is the background hum of traffic. Dragon flies and plants, trees on the tops of buildings speak of the continuum of nature in the midst of man made activity. Go on this tour and have a good taste of Korean culture and culinary skill - lunch, bibinbap, was lovely.
Outstanding! On time and willing to explain all the details. Great, great way to learn and have a good time.
Great culture introduction of Seoul! Food was delicious.
The tour guide (Dora) was awesome !! She managed the timing nicely and took care of us magnificently. She also explained about the history about all the places that we went to nicely.
you really get to see a lot on this full day tour. The weather was clear and cool. Our guide was informative and good at answering our questions.
Overall enjoyed it!
Our pick up at the hotel was on time. Courteous guides, well organized and highly profesional. I recomend this tour and of course, Viator.
Nice and informative tour. As the tour is mainly outdoors, keep in mind: November-December is very cold and rainy. Lunch included and was delicious. Usual tour stuff includes visit to a "Ginseng Museum" and an amethyst stone jewelry where you are "expected" to spend money. A must do tour while you're in Seoul for the history and culture.
There are 2 parts of this tour. First was amazing, we had amazing tour guide "Sunny" she was very detailed with a great knowledge about Korean culture and history. Parts I didn't enjoy - being taken to Gem factory and Ginseng factory, where were approached by sales people.
I would have given it full marks if there weren't for some confusion going on in the morning causing so much delay; we had only 10 minutes at the National Folk Museum. But after the guide, Dora settled down; I had an awesome time. Dora was like a friend, she's friendly and very knowledgable.
The first half of the tour and lunch were awesome! It was a great introduction to Seoul, and the food was delicious. The second half of the tour, a visit to the Korean Folk Village, not so much. I wasn't expecting it to be a visit to a fake village/amusement park, but I probably should have looked into it further before I booked. The company offers the same morning tour with a different afternoon tour, which sounded better than the one I went on. I would recommend that tour instead, but overall I thought this tour was wonderful and had great tour guides (especially Dora!).
The bus was airconditioned and comforfortable. We had enough free time to tour each sight on our own after explanations. Tour Guide was very knowledgable and gave interestng point about history and culture. They were very accomodating.......as I was only person who chose " full day" afternoon portion of tour so she " customized" the tour for me to cover some areas that were not listed in description and exclude another. I was able to experience a greater variety of places and have more time shopping! HIghly recommend!
Loved the stories about palace life. Changdeokgong Palace was more beautiful but had to see both to make the comparison. I didn't know anything about the rulers of Korea, so hearing that the last emporer and his wife were living here not so long ago in history was very poignant. Add this to seeing the DMZ, gave some perspective on how Korea sits squashed between Japan , China ( and the west). Loved visiting Seoul!
Good tour for anyone wanting to see the historic parts of Seoul and in particular the old palaces. The guides were very helpful and well informed with excellent English
This was a really solid trip to see the cultural/religious sights in Seoul. The locations were perfect, the bus and tour guide were great, and the lunch was excellent. I only wish there was a bit more time at each spot to take pictures and enjoy each.
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