Soul of Seoul Small-Group Walking Tour

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Soul of Seoul Small-Group Walking Tour information and booking

from
$47
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 6 (Outside) Address 149, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Returns to
Bosingak Bell Pavilion or Jonggak Station
Time of departure
9:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the history, culture and food of Seoul on a walking tour of this bustling metropolis. Journey back to the past and visit historic landmarks like Gyeonghuigung Palace and the Bosingak Bell Pavilion.

Experience Seoul’s unique fusion of ancient traditions and rapid modernization as you amble down the streets and see the numerous markets, high rises, temples and tea shops! Your local guide will show you the best of Seoul, revealing hidden treasures, favorite local hangouts and iconic landmarks.Meet your guide at the Gwanghwamun Metro Station in Seoul, and begin your tour by walking to the Seoul Museum of History for a unique interactive exhibition of the local history at the Seoul City Panoramic Theatre. You'll continue from there into Gyeonghuigung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul. After taking in the sights at the palace, head to the Daehamun gate of Deoksugung Palace to see the royal changing of the guard ceremony.

After a brief stop at Seoul City Hall, you'll then take a walk through Cheonggyecheon Plaza. This beautiful, 5-mile-long (8-kilometer) public recreation space flows from west to east through downtown Seoul and is a popular gathering place for locals to relax. Admire the picturesque stream, historic stone bridges and uniquely decorated walls, with modern high rises in the backdrop.
Continue your walk to Jongno, one of the oldest areas running through central Seoul and an important financial and cultural center. Walk over and visit the Bosingak Bell Pavilion, one of Seoul's most popular landmarks as well as the conclusion for your tour. This three-hour walking tour will give you a good overview of Seoul so you can explore the rest of the city on your own, discovering new neighborhoods or returning to your favorite spots for a more in-depth look.

What's included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Palace entrance fee

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)