The Soul of Seoul

    • 3 hours
    • KRUA
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $41
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Locate the soul of Seoul by visiting traditional tea shops, temples, craft markets and food hot spots on this Seoul tour that reveals that yes, Seoul has a soul, and it's a beautiful one at that!

Highlights

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

* Experience Jogyesa, the cultural heart of Seoul

* Visit the Seoul Museum of History and Jeongdong-gil

* Learn about Korean Buddhism at a serene temple

* Sip tea at a traditional tea shop in Insa-dong

* Admire delicate arts and crafts at a typical Korean market

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Inside Seoul Railway Station, in front of the McDonalds near the ticketing point in the centre of the station.
  • Finish:

    Insa-dong (traditional Korean market).
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, public bus ticket. 
  • 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 markets, bridges, temples, and tea shops! 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 at 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.
Next our Seoul walking tour heads for Jogyesa, Seoul's cultural epicentre. While here, admire an ancient tree that has stood for more than 500 years - it's such a rarity that it's officially protected by the local government.
Your Seoul city tour continues with a walk to Insa-dong, an area bursting with Korean culture, cuisine, and tradition. Visit an authentic tea shop to sample soothing teas before strolling to a market where traditional crafts and clothing offer quality souvenir ideas.
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.

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