While in Seoul, travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Panmunjom – officially known as the Joint Security Area (JSA) – and experience the infamous border that divides North Korea and South Korea. Learn from an expert guide about the role of the DMZ and the negotiating site of the JSA, from the Korean War to the present. You’ll visit the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and observe life on the other side from the Dora Observatory.
• 9 hours
Experience the fascinating culture of South Korea in one of the most authentic ways possible – through its local cuisine! On this 4-hour food tour, learn all about Korea’s culinary customs from your guide, an expert in local Korean food and culture, as you journey through the streets of Seoul. Explore the bustling district of Jongno-gu and visit three different food stalls and restaurants, as well as a market, to try a variety of Korean foods such as Korean barbecue, tofu, savory pancakes and spicy braised chicken. Wash your meal down with traditional beverages, like Korean rice wine, as you mingle with your fellow food enthusiasts for an unforgettable end to your culinary adventure.
• 4 hours
Spend a full day discovering the beautiful architecture and landscape of Seoul while learning about its history, culture and traditions. With your guide, visit two grand palaces, including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Changdeokgung Palace; learn about traditional lifestyles at a museum; and explore bustling local markets by foot.
• 8.5 hours
This half-day tour will take you to the Korean DMZ that is located about an hour away from Seoul. You will see the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, the DMZ Exhibition Hall, the Dora Observatory, the Dorasan Station and pass the Unification Village on the way back to Seoul. It will be an educational experience to learn about the Korean War and its history.
• 6 hours
Uncover the fascinating history and culture of Seoul on this half-day walking tour of the city. See charming Korean houses in a historic village, learn about Korea’s culinary history at a food museum, visit a royal Korean palace and shop at a local market. Capture the exuberant spirit and dynamic history of Seoul on this small-group tour!
• 3 hours
Take a break from the city on this full-day tour that combines a hike on Mt Bukhan with a rejuvenating Korean spa experience. Your guide will select a 2- or 3-hour route, depending on the group’s skill level, taking you past granite peaks and crystal-clear streams on Seoul’s highest mountain. At the ‘jjimjilbang,’ or traditional sauna, you’re rewarded with a soak in a hot bath followed by a full-body scrub, oil massage, face mask and shampoo — all applied by an expert practitioner. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included.
• 5 hours
Discover the secrets to creating Korea’s most popular dishes during this small-group cooking class in Seoul. Your culinary adventure with a professional chef takes place in a modern, spacious cooking school located in the heart of Seoul. Your chef shares different dishes for this beginner class depending on the day selected, and leads a walking tour through a local food market. At the end of your lesson, enjoy the delicious meal with your class.
• 3 hours
Get an excellent overview of Seoul on this full-day sightseeing tour of the city's top attractions. With a guide, you'll visit Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower and Namsangol Hanok Village; watch the changing of the guard at Gwanghwamun Gate; and drive by the Blue House (Cheongwadae). Enjoy a Korean lunch in Insadong, and stop at a ginseng center and amethyst factory. You'll gain an understanding of Korea’s culture and history as you explore the highlights of this bustling capital city.
• 8 hours
Learn about Seoul’s royal and religious history as you sightsee with a knowledgeable local guide. Travel by coach to several stunning landmarks in the capital, including Jogyesa Temple and the pavilions of Gyeongbokgung Palace. During your 3.5-hour morning tour, gape at the awe-inspiring architecture of the Joseon Dynasty, see a Changing of the Guard ceremony and learn about Korean cultural traditions at Cheongwadae Sarangchae. Hotel pickup is included, with drop-off at City Hall or Itaewon, leaving you a free afternoon to explore more on your own.
• 3.5 hours
For a different kind of sightseeing tour in Korea, take this full-day privately guided excursion from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a border that divides North and South Korea. Your guide takes you along the invasion route that North Korean spy commandos used when they infiltrated the world’s most heavily fortified border in 1968. You'll also have time to reflect on the future of the divided territory during a stop at Imjingak Peace Park near the Imjin River, and the War Memorial of Korea back in Seoul. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle are included.
• 8 hours