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Experience Seoul on an intimate full-day tour by bike, with frequent stops for sightseeing and exploring on foot. Your expert guide shows you the highlights and hidden gems of Seoul as you visit the Seoul Museum of History, Gyeongbokgung Palace and the markets of Insadong and Dongdaemun. Roll past landmarks such as Deoksu Palace, Seoul City Hall and Hangang Park, dine at a Korean restaurant, have time for shopping and sample snacks along the way. This small-group tour is limited to six people to ensure a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day bike and walking tour of Seoul, led by a local guide
  • Cycle past Deoksu Palace and Seoul City Hall, and ride through Hangang Park
  • Stop to tour the Seoul Museum of History and Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Have free time to explore the Insadong and Dongdaemun markets
  • Includes snacks, drinks and a Korean lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to six ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Seoul City Sightseeing by Bike and Foot

Seoul Bike Tour

Meet your guide and small group in the morning at Seoul’s Hongdae subway station. From there, you’ll explore Seoul by bicycle, stopping frequently at important locations.

Start by riding toward Gyeongbokgung Palace, passing Hongdae Street and renowned attractions such as Deoksu Palace and Seoul City Hall. Your first destination is the Seoul Museum of History, where you can browse the exhibits and learn about the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1905), Korea’s last empire before Japanese colonial rule.

Admire an outstanding monument from the Joseon dynasty upon you arrival at Gyeongbokgung Palace, also known as the Northern Palace. Park your bikes and head inside with your guide for a 1-hour tour of the royal palace, which dates to 1395 and is considered the finest complex among Seoul's Five Grand Palaces.

In the afternoon, your guide leads you by bike to two traditional street markets, Insadong and Dongdaemun. There, have free time to shop among small stores that carry antiques, textiles, clothes, handicrafts and other treasures. After shopping, pedal through Itaewon district and into Hangang Park, following a bike path along the Han River. End your tour at the Hongdae subway station after a total distance of 19 miles (32 km).

Your tour includes stops for tasty provided snacks, sports drinks and coffee along the way. Around midday, relax at a local restaurant and choose from a selection of traditional Korean dishes for lunch. Expect to ride your bike for a total of two hours during the 7-hour tour. The other five hours proceed on foot at historic sites and places where you can partake in local culture. Your guide is there to offer suggestions of places to visit that would be difficult to find on your own, ensuring a memorable day in Seoul.

Customer Reviews

christine_s Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The bike tour is so much fun. Max is so friendly, funny and such a great guide. Will definitely be back!

Geraldo B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This bike tour was amazing and very fun. Max made us laugh and made us feel very welcomed in Korea.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I highly recommend this tour. This is a very unique way to see Seoul. The day offers a mix of bike time, walking time, rest time, eating time, and sightseeing time. Our guide, Max, went out of his way to insure we were safe, had good insights into what we were seeing and where we were going, and the lunch was fantastic. This is far better than being on a bus or in a car!

mcguinn2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! Great guide! I enjoyed the exercise from the biking and getting to see things like the palace. If you don't speak Korean, this is worth it just to have a local helping you order lunch and telling you things you would probably otherwise miss.

Nancy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide, Max, was very accommodating and really cool. He gave us a lot of history throughout the tour and we really enjoyed his company.

The bike tour was challenging, as you ride through the busy sidewalks throughout Seoul, so be on alert, but it was fun!! Highly recommend!!! Have fun!

Mariella C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was the best, I think it absolutely necessary if visiting Seoul to get a take of the city from a local's passionate eye. Max and Rotto met us at the train stop just like they said ready to go with the bikes and a snack with delicious local goodies. We saw the neighborhoods of Hongdae, Itaweon, Namsan, Gyeongbokgung and Dongdaemum palaces, the first with a detailed tour from Max. We just parked our bikes and was led through this amazing Joseon dynasty palace with Max answering our questions through this peaceful oasis with Bukhansan mountains in the background. We also stopped ath the history museum's Seoul Joseon exhibit, and were shown a preview of the history of the areas we were going to visit. We navigated our way to Insadong, which is a thousand year old neighborhood with art galleries, shopping and food. After our lunch Max took us to an authentic tea house we never would have found on our own. It was literally a sliding door with no sign. We then had an hour to do a little shopping, and we did end up returning a few days later because its such a cool place. We biked through the markets of Dongdaemum and Namdaemum and it was great to see close up all the trade booths, the button man, the zipper lady, and people just eating their lunches with so many different types of kim chi. We ended the day with a ride along the south side of the Han river, where we stopped halfway for a drink and chat all about Seoul. The view was incredible and peaceful. I absolutely recommend this tour to see Seoul up close and personal from a guide who knows the most interesting things Seoul has to offer. A bike is really the best way to take in this endless and futuristic city.

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

excellent and highly recomended

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