4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover the history, culture and food of Seoul on a walking tour of this bustling metropolis. Journey back to the past and visit historic landmarks like Gyeonghuigung Palace and the Bosingak Bell Pavilion.

Highlights

  • Discover the soul of Seoul on this comprehensive walking tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 participants for an intimate experience
  • Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, 1 of 5 royal palaces in Seoul
  • Witness the changing of the guard at Daehamun
  • Visit Cheonggyecheon Plaza, a peaceful open space where locals relax
  • Walk through Jongno, the major financial and cultural center of Seoul

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What You Can Expect

Soul of Seoul Small-Group Walking Tour

Insa-dong

Experience Seoul’s unique fusion of ancient traditions and rapid modernization as you amble down the streets and see the numerous markets, high rises, temples and tea shops! Your local guide will show you the best of Seoul, revealing hidden treasures, favorite local hangouts and iconic landmarks.

Meet your guide at the Gwanghwamun Metro Station in Seoul, and begin your tour by walking to the Seoul Museum of History for a unique interactive exhibition of the local history at the Seoul City Panoramic Theatre. You'll continue from there into Gyeonghuigung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul. After taking in the sights at the palace, head to the Daehamun gate of Deoksugung Palace to see the royal changing of the guard ceremony.

After a brief stop at Seoul City Hall, you'll then take a walk through Cheonggyecheon Plaza. This beautiful, 5-mile-long (8-kilometer) public recreation space flows from west to east through downtown Seoul and is a popular gathering place for locals to relax. Admire the picturesque stream, historic stone bridges and uniquely decorated walls, with modern high rises in the backdrop.

Continue your walk to Jongno, one of the oldest areas running through central Seoul and an important financial and cultural center. Walk over and visit the Bosingak Bell Pavilion, one of Seoul's most popular landmarks as well as the conclusion for your tour.

This three-hour walking tour will give you a good overview of Seoul so you can explore the rest of the city on your own, discovering new neighborhoods or returning to your favorite spots for a more in-depth look.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent walking tour with our guide Lillie Park in Seoul
Lillie was very knowledgeable about the city, its history and traditions
Would highly recommend - a great way to start your visit and to get to know about this amazing city!
Thank you
Charlie and Caroline

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had a fantastic time with my guide, Junie. She is knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really enjoyed this walking tour with guide Jesse and trainee Junie.
Gained a lot of knowledge and insights to Seoul. Would suggest doing this walking tour at the start of your travels as you can pick up a lot of suggestions on places to visit on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The tour was excellent , the best way to have a quick view of Seoul , Kang Myong Shin the guide was the best , she really know her history. Do not doubt about takeing it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Ren is a very knowledgeable guide. I came away from the tour feeling much more educated about the culture and history of Seoul.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Jiny, my guide, was top-notch. A young lady with a vast knowledge of her city, and is good at conveying it to others. She taught me a few phrases in Korean that I used the rest of my trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Mr Kim - parents and teenage kids alike. We saw parts of Seoul we would totally have missed on our own. Mr Kim obviously loves his city and it was wonderful to see his enthusiasm, energy and pride as he showed us his city. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

A very enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

The tour itself was very lax; we had a general route but we could stop where we wanted to, which was perfect for my family of five. The sites themselves were interesting and well rounded. Our guides, Jong and Mr. Kim, dipped into a bit of every aspect of South Korean culture, from its vast history to interesting little factoids to modern myths. The guides were very welcoming and hospitable. They not only knew their stuff, but they also made lunch recommendations and guided us over to our next stop! The tour was a wonderful three or so hours and (believe me, I've done my research) the prices can't be beat!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

What a great way to see Seoul! We all had a blast and our guide was fantastic~~I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves to have insight view of Seoul!
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