The Soul of Seoul

    • 3 hours
    • KRUA
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $57
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<span>Locate the soul of Seoul in its traditional spaces and contemporary places, from the Joseon Dynasty to The Korean Wave. Uncover the hidden gems that reveals that yes, Seoul has a soul, and it’s a beautiful one at that!</span>

Highlights

* Walk the vibrant streets of Seoul, uncovering some of its local secrets and Gangnam style

* Visit the Seoul Museum of History and interact with the cityscape at Seoul City Panoramic Theater

* Wander Deoksugung-gil, the romantic stone wall road that surrounds the palace

* Experience the traditional royal guard-changing ceremony and daily bell-tolling of a Seoul national treasure at Bosingak Belfry

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 5 (Outside).
  • Finish:

    Bosingak Bell Pavilion / Jonggak Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 1.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English-speaking guide
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, food and drink, lunch, tips / gratuities for your guide. 

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child policy

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

Experience Seoul's unique blend of old and new on this Urban Adventure that takes in an interactive museum exhibit, two of Seoul’s five royal palaces, the changing of the guards ceremony, and the picturesque features of central Seoul’s historic sites. As one of Asia's up-and-coming cities, Seoul is an interesting city full of delights, yet still remains off the mass tourism radar. In our opinion, that makes Seoul ideal for discovering unique local experiences and getting to know the city like a local.
Start the day in the heart of Seoul at Gwanghwamun Gate and walk along to the Seoul Museum of History for a unique interactive exhibition of local history at the Seoul City Panoramic Theatre. From there, we’ll continue into Gyeonghuigung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul.
Next our Seoul walking tour heads to Daehamun for the royal changing of the guards ceremony. Then after a brief stop at Seoul City Hall, we’ll stroll over to Cheonggyecheon Plaza, with its picturesque stream, historic stone bridges, and uniquely decorated walls, and then head out for a walk through Jongno, one of central Seoul's oldest areas.
Your Seoul city tour continues with a walk to the Bosingak Bell Pavilion, the belfry for a 3.18m tall bronze bell from the early Joseon period. If we’re lucky, we’ll catch the bell’s mighty toll at noon!  
At the end of the tour, you're free to continue exploring Seoul. We highly recommend taking the opportunity to feast on some tasty Korean cuisine. Korean food is one of the world's best kept secrets, so don't miss the chance to try some. Your guide will let you know the best place to try local delicacies like Bibimbap or Jeon, and will be able to give you recommendations for where to continue your Seoul adventure, like the nearby Insa-dong flea market and Jogyesa Temple.

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