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The Soul of Seoul tour in Seoul

The Soul of Seoul

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Locate the soul of Seoul by visiting traditional tea shops, temples, craft markets and food hot spots on this Seoul tour that reveals that yes, Seoul has a soul, and it's a beautiful one at that!

Highlights:
  • Walk the vibrant streets of Seoul, uncovering some of its local secrets
  • Experience Jogyesa, the cultural heart of Seoul
  • Visit the Seoul Museum of History and Jeongdong-gil
  • Learn about Korean Buddhism at a serene temple
  • Sip tea at a traditional tea shop in Insa-dong
  • Admire delicate arts and crafts at a typical Korean market

 


Tour style:Walking & Orientation, Local life & Culture, History & Heritage
Inclusions:

Local English speaking guide, public bus ticket. 


Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature, food and drink, lunch, tips / gratuities for your guide. 


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:3 hours
  • Meeting point:

    Inside Seoul Railway Station, in front of the McDonalds near the ticketing point in the centre of the station.

  • Starting time: 9.30 AM
  • Ending point:

    Insa-dong (traditional Korean market).


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

  • Confirmation of booking:

    Please contact Seoul Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.

  • Child policy:

    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.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

Experience Seoul's unique blend of old and new on this Urban Adventure that takes in markets, bridges, temples, and tea shops! 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 at 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.

 

Next our Seoul walking tour heads for Jogyesa, Seoul's cultural epicentre. While here, admire an ancient tree that has stood for more than 500 years - it's such a rarity that it's officially protected by the local government.

 

Your Seoul city tour continues with a walk to Insa-dong, an area bursting with Korean culture, cuisine, and tradition. Visit an authentic tea shop to sample soothing teas before strolling to a market where traditional crafts and clothing offer quality souvenir ideas.

 

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.


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Traveller Feedback:

Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback. 

The Soul of Seoul has an average customer care rating of 4.47 (out of a possible 5). The scores for each parameter are:
  • Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.67
  • Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.33
  • The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
    with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.33
  • The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
    Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.67
  • Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.33

Ms. Judith G.
USA ~ 26 Feb 2014
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Wonderful morning. Only had 1 day in Seoul and wanted to really get something out of it. Had two, yes two, young ladies; one guide and one trainee guide showing me around, making sure the white-haired lady didn't trip or fall, pointing out, explaining, and well, asking me about my life and telling me about theirs. Just a taste of Seoul but a very good taste.

 

Mr. Daniel W.
New Zealand ~ 22 Jan 2013
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Very good tour of the 'Soul of Seoul'. Weather was very cold but the guide was still very enthusiastic and helpful.

 

Mrs. Dana B.
USA ~ 20 Nov 2012
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I enjoyed the tour. It was a little difficult to understand our guide. His English was excellent. He just had a strong accent. I will continue to seek out Urban Adventures tours as I travel.

 

Your trip:

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

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.

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