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Seoul: Palace, Temple and Market Guided Foodie Tour at Night

Seoul: Palace, Temple and Market Guided Foodie Tour at Night

✨ Join our mesmerizing South Korean adventure under the stars! ✨ Explore the enchanting night views of Changgyeong Palace and Jogyesa Temple. Indulge in Gwangjang Market's vibrant food section, savoring authentic Korean street food and iconic Makgeolli (rice wine). Experience Seoul's magic at Changgyeong Palace, where stunning architecture and tranquil gardens glow under night lights. Lose yourself in Jogyesa Temple's serene beauty with lanterns illuminating sacred grounds. Dive into Gwangjang Market's bustling street food scene. Sip iconic Makgeolli, savor delightful Jeon(Korean pancake), and be daring with Chopped live octopus and beef tartare. Don't miss twisted Korean donuts, Kkwabaegi, a market favorite. Our insider tips ensure you skip the line for this sweet indulgence. This culinary journey through Korea's flavors, vibrant market lights, and sensational tastes leaves an indelible mark on your palate. It's not just food; it's an experience, a tradition, a taste of Korea's true spirit. Explore Daehangno's arts hub, Ikseon-dong Hanok Street's preserved houses, and Insadong's art and culture. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, discovering South Korea's captivating nights, rich history, and exquisite cuisine under the enchanting night sky!

Seoul: Guided Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

Seoul: Guided Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

We'll begin by walking through one of the oldest and biggest food markets in Seoul to sample a little bit of everything. We'll start with the classic Mung Bean Pancakes and we'll savour our delicious Secret Dish without hesitating! We'll continue feasting with Korean Dumplings, Ttteokkbokki(local slightly spicy gnocchi) and also some minced fish fillets! Next, we'll savor a freshly made Gimbap. You'll get a honey snack which you might have seen in k-dramas or movies. We'll take a sweet stop and enjoy a refreshing rice drink. We'll stroll around a traditional Hanok village and taste some incredible local sweet and creamy bread. We'll finish the tour on a gorgeous street, a local favourite, in a beautiful, serene hidden teahouse to sip tea made with fresh ingredients paired with a rice cake.

Seoul: Gyeongbok Palace, Bukchon Village, and Gwangjang Tour

Seoul: Gyeongbok Palace, Bukchon Village, and Gwangjang Tour

Your day will start with a tour guide to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces. (Tuesday: visit Changdeokgung place) Then, move to Bukchon Hanok village which literally translates to "northern village," where many traditional houses operate as cultural centers, guesthouses and restaurants. After exploring Bukchon Hanok Village, we'll board a comfortable vehicle for a scenic drive to Bugak Skyway. During the vehicle you will pass by Cheongwadae, the blue house where previous presidents of South Korea worked until 2022. Arriving at Bugak Palgakjeong, also known as the Bugak Pavilion, you'll be captivated by the stunning panoramic views of Seoul. This tranquil pavilion is nestled on the slopes of Bugaksan Mountain, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustling city below. Take some time to absorb the beauty of the landscape and capture some incredible photographs. In addition, you will visit Cheongha Korea Ginseng. Ginseng is first mentioned in “Ji Jiu Zhang” during Han dynasty of China as herb used widely in the orient for so many diseases and ailments. It is a plant which had been regarded as a panacea, a cure all. In the studies, Korean ginseng shows best performances in adaptogenic properties. Lastly, your trip will end at Gwangjang Market, the nation’s first market. Although the goods are not brand name products, the wide selection of high-quality goods at inexpensive prices will make it an enjoyable shopping experience. The market is famous for the delicious foods so have lunch or some snacks. Don't miss the chance to taste some of the market's famous dishes, such as bindaetteok (mung bean pancakes) and mayak gimbap (addictive seaweed rice rolls).

Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

Seoul: Nighttime Tour of Palace, Market, Naksan Park & More

Seoul: Nighttime Tour of Palace, Market, Naksan Park & More

Shop like a local at the largest local market at Gwangjang Market, relax with a walk by the Cheonggyecheon River, and feel like a king in the Changyeonggung Royal Palace on this guided night tour in Seoul. Choose the group tour option with accessible meeting points or the private option with hotel transfers and flexible departure times. Hop aboard a comfortable vehicle and sit back and unwind with your driver. First to the largest Korean traditional market at Gwangjang Market (a.k.a Dongdaemun Market previously) where you can taste an authentic Korean dinner, and yummy street snacks, and buy some stunning Korean items. Continue to the beautiful Cheonggyecheon River nearby, and unwind in this local's favorite resting area in the main downtown area of this bustling city. Step inside the enchanting Changyeonggung Royal Palace, especially famous for the night with the inside lighting, and discover its stories from the famous Sejong the Great to modern time. Next, stroll along the city wall under the moonlight while enjoying night views of the city in Naksan Park with hilltop green space near the Seoul City Wall. Capture some breathtaking pictures of Seoul City before returning to the meeting point for the group option or where you stay for the private option. 

Night Market Food Tour

Night Market Food Tour

We'll gather at Exit 7 of Jongno 5-ga Station, then head to one of Seoul's largest food markets. Navigating it alone can be overwhelming with the crowds and endless food options. Join us to skip the lines and sample the market's finest offerings. It's more than just savoring delicious food; it's a chance to immerse yourself in the culture, connect with friendly hosts, interact with local market vendors, and bond with fellow adventurers. Prepare for a lively evening as I introduce you to the exciting world of Korean drinking games. Whether you arrive solo or with friends, we'll ensure you have a fantastic night and an unforgettable Korean experience. Please note: We'll offer a variety of authentic foods and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, kindly inform us in advance. *Please be aware that this tour may not be entirely suitable for vegetarians, as some dishes may not align with their preferences.

Seoul: Gwangjang Market Netflix Food Tour

Seoul: Gwangjang Market Netflix Food Tour

Enjoy a captivating walking tour that promises an enriching exploration of Seoul's cultural treasures. Begin your journey in the vibrant district of Insa-dong Culture Avenue, a hub of traditional Korean arts. Here, the air is infused with a captivating blend of history and creativity. Wander through charming streets adorned with art galleries, antique shops, and artisanal boutiques, each corner echoing with stories of Korea's cultural treasures. Your expert guide will unveil the significance of Insa-dong, sharing tales of its evolution from a historical hub to a trendy neighborhood where the old and the new harmoniously coexist. The journey continue to the hidden gem of Ikseon-dong Alley, where the old Seoul ambiance is beautifully preserved. Traverse narrow alleys lined with traditional hanok houses and trendy cafes, offering a unique blend of past and present. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic district, where every cobblestone street tells a story. Next, immerse yourself in the food and life culture by visiting Gwangjang Market, a bustling and historic marketplace where tradition comes to life. Feast your eyes on colorful stalls offering numerous local delicacies, textiles, and handmade goods. Discover the market's rich history dating back to the early 1900s and savor the authentic taste of Korean street food.

Seoul: Market Food Tour & Evening Ebike Ride

Seoul: Market Food Tour & Evening Ebike Ride

Ride a secret route downtown to the Famous and Hidden Bukcheon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung Palace, and Gwanghwamun Square, and Gyungbokgung royal palace gate. Stop by the famous Gwangjang street food market and Ikseongdong village. You will love the food tasting at Gwangjang market! Receive an e-bike fitting in the heart of the city of Seoul. Go through a confidence-building practice ride on the bike lanes beside the Cheongyecheon river. Start your adventure by crisscrossing the river on exciting back streets and alleys used to avoid traffic as far back as the Joseon Kingdom. Stop by the trendy Hanok village of Ikseongdong to see what it's all about. Bike on to the world-famous Gwangjang market to sample Korean street food and maybe find a souvenir. There are a lot of foods you can taste of. Exploring Korean local food will let you understand Korean culture better. If a vegetarian/vegan option is required, please do let us know! Ride up to the Bukchon Hanok Village. Don't worry, the ride up the hill is effortless on your stylish e-bikes. Gwanghwamun Square and Gyungbokgung royal palace gate will give you a special city night view of Seoul and the Joseon Kingdom.

Seoul: Han River Urban Nature Bike Tour

Seoul: Han River Urban Nature Bike Tour

Welcome to our relaxed bike tour! This isn't just about ticking off landmarks; it's a window into the soul of the city's lifestyle and culture. I'm Koa, your local tour buddy. I live near Ttukseom Han River Park and Seongsu-dong, and I'm totally hooked on the river's vibe—it's like Seoul's heartbeat! Let's make the most of it together and create some epic memories along the way! Here's what's in store: Ttukseom Han River Park: Ride along the tranquil Han River. Seoul Forest: Take a breather in this urban green haven, perfect for unwinding amidst nature. Seongsu-dong Cafe Street: Immerse yourself in Seoul's hip cafe scene in this lively neighborhood. Optional picnic for lunch: Enjoy Korean fried chicken at the river park (vegan options available). We've got bikes for everyone, including children, with smooth 7-speed gears for easy riding uphill. (Approximate cycling time: 2.5 hours) Please note that if you prefer high-end bikes or need options for children, there may be a slight additional cost.(5000~10000 krw) Let's have an unforgettable adventure!

Unique Authentic Food Adventure in Gwangjang Market

Unique Authentic Food Adventure in Gwangjang Market

We welcome you all to this Seoul Gwangjang Market Unique Korean Food Tour! This tour is proper to who is interested in trying distinctive Korean dishes without ordering a large portion. Your goal is to successfully eat each dish and earn a stamp on your food challenge list. The challenge starts with the first dish, and if you successfully eat it, you will receive the first stamp. Then, you can move on to the next dish and repeat the process until you have collected all the stamps. Once you have completed the challenge and collected all the stamps, you will be rewarded with a small traditional Korean souvenir as a token of your achievement. Please note that some of the dishes can be very spicy, so be prepared for a challenge! However, we encourage you to try your best and enjoy the experience of trying new and exciting foods from Korea. Good luck, and let the challenge begin!

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(79 reviews)

We had a very memorable time during this tour, our tour guide Moon Young was very considerate, amiable and helpful. She was very informative and i have learnt many interesting things about places in Seoul. She is definitely great at what she does 👏🏾thank you Moon Young. Will definitely book something with you again in the future 👍🏽

Sen was awesome - the perfect guide! You can tell from her storytelling that she loves the history of her ancestors! I recommend this tour on how beautiful it is at dusk and night time. Food, drinks, and a surprise Ikseon hangout where hot and popular K-BBQ joints are gathered by locals. Thank you for the awesome experience!

This was a super tour. The best guide I had guiding me maybe across 7/8 countries was this gentleman. Patient, knowledgeable and polite. I strongly recommend this tour.

It was very interesting, very nice guide, very helpful! Gives you an insight of what is where.

Helene was very good, helpful and kind, a real lady!