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The Soul of Seoul

Highlights / General details

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!

Walk the vibrant streets of Seoul, uncovering some of its local secrets and Gangnam style.

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.

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide.

Exclusion

Items of a personal nature; Food and Drinks; Tips & gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Tuesday-Sunday; Start time at 9:30am.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 5 (Outside).

Finish point: Bosingak Bell Pavilion / Jonggak Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 1.

Itinerary

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. In our opinion, 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, we’ll continue into Gyeonghuigung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul.

Next our Seoul walking tour heads to Daehamun for the royal changing of the guards ceremony. Then after a brief stop at Seoul City Hall, we’ll 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 we’re lucky, we’ll catch the bell’s mighty toll at noon!

At the end of the tour, you're free to continue exploring Seoul. We highly recommend taking 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.

Participant restrictions

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Policies

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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