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See the highlights of Seoul’s popular Gangnam District on a Han River cruise followed by a tour of Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple dating back to the Silla Dynasty. Your afternoon itinerary includes admission to COEX Aquarium, where more than 40,000 sea creatures are on display in exhibition tanks and discover zones. With a knowledgable guide you’ll learn about landmarks such as Seoul Olympic Stadium, seen from the water.


  • Guided tour of Seoul’s Gangnam District
  • See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium
  • Take a scenic cruise on the Han River
  • Visit Bongeunsa, one of Korea's major Buddhist temples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

Tropical Fishes in COEX Aquarium

After hotel pickup, you’re driven to the affluent Gangnam District — coined the Beverly Hills of Seoul. The COEX Aquarium is the first stop on your afternoon tour, followed by a relaxing Han River cruise and an exploration of Bongeunsa Temple.

Designed around the theme 'Water Journey,' COEX Aquarium features 14 ‘discover zones’ from the Andes through the Amazon River to the ocean depths. Follow your guide around one of South Korea's largest aquariums, which showcases more than 40,000 creatures and 600 underwater species including seals, sharks, penguins, stingrays and sea anemones.

Next up is a leisurely cruise on the Han River — an ideal way to view the city waterfront. Listen to music and guided commentary as you spot local landmarks and pass under some of the Seoul’s 27 bridges.

Returning to shore, your guide accompanies you to Bongeunsa, a Korean temple housing more than 3,000 Buddhist scriptures. Escape the city bustle as you explore this quiet retreat, including shrines, pagodas and temple halls. Admire painted symbols representing Buddhist principles and soak up the views of Gangnam before you stop by the Ginseng Center and are driven back to your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Victor T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very price worthy tour with friendly guide!

The driver and guide came and picked us up at the hotel and we drove to the river for the boat trip. The river tour took an hour and it was beautiful, it did show the city form a different view than you get from roaming the city.

The temple and aquarium was located next to each other which made it efficient with the 4.5h we had. The temple was tranquil considering it is located in the middle of Gangnam. After the aquarium we got dropped off in Gangnam so that we could continue the tour ourselves.

Considering the trip did cost 70 which included: driver, guide, boat ticket and aquarium ticket we recommend this trip!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We really enjoyed this tour which included a boat ride on the Han River as well as admission to the aquarium at the COEX Mall. It was a very nice experience and the guide was great!

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

Shirley U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide, Zin, was great. Good and informative tour.
We had a great time.

Gerald d

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Tour was good. the guide's English was ok.
Would recommend to take it if you have the time.


4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Brian is a very good guide.

Dennell A

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2017

We didn't get to make it to our reservation because of some scheduling conflicts, but Im sure this tour would have been very nice!

Nicholas S

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

The title of this tour is misleading; it's really a visit to an aquarium, a temple and a River cruise. There's no tour of the famous Gangnam district.
In saying this, the aquarium was very good. And the guide was knowledgeable.
At the end of the tour we requested to be dropped off in the Gangnam district. The egress spot was somehow further away from the Gangnam district.

Jeff K

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2014

The Bongeunsa Temple and Aquarium were opposite each other and were great and the River Cruise was good and gave you a different perspective of Seoul. What upset us was that we were taken a long way out of the way in heavy traffic to go to an Amethyst factory that was not mentioned as part of the tour.

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