There are many sides to Seoul, and even more ways to discover them. Here are nine tours with a fresh take on the well-worn tourist sites.
Seoul is a treasure trove of a city. If you drink, you’ll discover soju – Korea’s unofficial national drink. If you’re a foodie, there’s no end to the banchan (accompanying side dishes), bibimbap and bulgogi delights the city will send your way. If you’re a culture vulture, the city is home to over 100 Korean National Treasures – museums, monuments and memorials that are protected for their historical importance.
No matter how many times you’ve been before, there’s always something new to be discovered – even on the well-trodden tourist trails. Here are nine tours that will help you find whatever side of Seoul you’re looking for.
Experience the fascinating culture of South Korea in one of the most authentic ways possible – through its local cuisine! On this 3.5-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 traditional village, to try a variety of Korean foods such as Korean pork barbecue and try mixed Soju bomb drinks and savory and crispy Kimchi pancakes with traditional rice wine at an authentic Korean old-school bar. You’ll also taste one of the most popular Korean street food, Tteokbokkim which is spicy rice cake stew. Additionally, you’ll encounter hidden gems only frequented by Seoulites and off the typical tourist spots. Our fun and knowledgeable guides will give you insights into Korean culture and teach you eating and drinking customs.
Meet your friendly tour staff at your preferred meet-up point and hop onto the comfortable tour van/coach (maximum 43 pax) with other travelers as we head off to the Folk Village. You will be briefed on the details of the tour by our knowledgeable staff and feel free to ask any questions if any. Reach Korean Folk Village around 10am and explore the traditional Korea. Enjoy the plays and performance in the village. After that, will reach the GwangMyeong Cave, enjoy the time in the largest themed cave park with varied cultural and artistic things, created in a gold mine where gold, silver, and bronze were mined. Will head back to Seoul around 4:10pm.
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