Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Michelle was helpful and made our palace tour very worthwhile. Same goes with Insadong and Namdaemun experience.
It was realy great the tour, the information about the places visited was fine and our guise a very nice person.
A good way to get a flavor of Seoul, the guide knowledgeable and kept the tour moving.
The guide was very good and accommodating, I recommend her she did a great job.
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.
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.
Guide was good to allow us time to take picture in front of the Blue House. Jovial guide Dora made the tour memorable.
The tour was great except a little messed up with hotel pick up. Also the tour guide needs to improve her
I had a lot of fun during the tour, and visited a few places I would've otherwise passed over. The guide was very friendly and spoke English well. The lunch was excellent, and even though the day was incredibly hot, the mood of the group was always high.
However, the trip to the Ginseng Museum and the Amethyst museum both felt like a waste of time. They were both basically showrooms/shops with a brief explanation thrown in. I feel that these components let down an otherwise very good tour, and the time could've been better spent elsewhere in the city.
we had a great day out!! we found it abit strange that the tour guide kept changed twice and the vehcile 2-3 times.. but otherwise, it was a pleseant day out. we had a 36hour stop over so this tour helped cover some of the good sites in the short time we had.
One thing we didnt like though was the shops where we were taken, Ginsing and a jewellry shop. They obvioulsy have adeal with the tour company but they are over priced and try to con the tourists out of alot more money, then if one was to go to an average shop out there.
The market tour was fun, i think we should have been given more time there and perhaps cut out the silly expensive shops
A lot of extra time was spent getting to the Ginseng Center. I would avoid buying anything there as E-Mart will have far superior prices and since Ginseng is no longer controlled by the government monopoly, you're not guaranteed that it's 100% Korean Ginseng. There was also a stop at the Amethyst Center, but it is only a short detour and there is a Starbucks upstairs if you don't want to buy any Amethyst. Otherwise, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to see a lot in one day. The tour spends only a short time in each place, so I recommend not spending too much time at the Gyeongbokgung Palace Museum and instead return on your own another day (it's free) because there is so much to see there.