The Soul of Seoul

The Soul of Seoul - Small Group Half-Day Walking Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Walk the vibrant streets of Seoul, uncovering some of its local secrets and Gangnam style
  • Visit Jogyesa, the cultural heart of Seoul
  • Sip tea at a traditional tea shop in Insa-dong
  • Admire delicate arts and crafts at a typical Korean market
  • Enjoy delicious Korean cuisine
  • Visit the Seoul Museum of History and interact with the cityscape at Seoul City Panoramic Theater
  • Wander Deoksugung-gil, the romantic stone wall road that surrounds the palace
  • Experience the traditional royal guard-changing ceremony and daily bell-tolling of a Seoul national treasure at Bosingak Belfry
Locate the soul of Seoul in its traditional spaces and contemporary places, from the Joseon Dynasty to The Korean Wave. Uncover the hidden gems that reveals that, yes - Seoul has a soul, and it’s a beautiful one at that!
What to Expect
Experience Seoul's unique blend of old and new on this Urban Adventure that takes in an interactive museum exhibit, two of Seoul’s five royal palaces, the changing of the guards ceremony, and the picturesque features of central Seoul’s historic sites. 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. That makes Seoul ideal for discovering unique local experiences and getting to know the city like a local.

Start the day in the heart of Seoul at Gwanghwamun Gate and walk along to the Seoul Museum of History for a unique interactive exhibition of local history at the Seoul City Panoramic Theatre. From there, continue into Gyeonghuigung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul.

Next your Seoul walking tour heads to Daehamun for the royal changing of the guards ceremony. Then after a brief stop at Seoul City Hall, stroll over to 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.

Your Seoul city tour continues with a walk to the Bosingak Bell Pavilion, the belfry for a 3.18m tall bronze bell from the early Joseon period. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the bell’s mighty toll at noon! 

At the end of the tour, you're free to continue exploring Seoul. Take 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, like the nearby Insa-dong flea market and Jogyesa Temple. 
What's Included
  • Public Bus Ticket
  • Local English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Lunch
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 6 (Outside). Address 149, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Open in Google Maps)

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Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes - 5 hours

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