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Modern and Ancient Faces of Korea: 4 Day Seoul and Seosan Tour

By K-travel culture pick
Price is £613per traveller*

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Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Guides required to wear masks

Overview

  • You can enjoy the modern and the rural culture in Korea. You will see the must-go places in Seoul city to see the modern and traditional aspects of Korea. In Seosan, you will see how Koreans lived in harmony with the nature, by visiting beautiful places.

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Modern and Ancient Faces of Korea: 4 Day Seoul and Seosan Tour 09:00

Non-refundable
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Price is £612.23 per ticket, price for 6 Travellers is £3,673.38
£3,673.38

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Price is £3,673.38
* Select 6 travellers to get the lowest price of £612.23
This activity is non-refundable
If you choose to change or cancel this booking you will not be refunded any of the payment

What's included, what's not

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Tourguide, Driver
  • Toll, Gas, Parking
  • Driver
  • the fee for Gyeongbokgung Palace, Kimchi Class, Digging Shellfish
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Entry/Admission - 천리포수목원
  • Entry/Admission - 백사장 어촌계 수산시장
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Kimchikan
  • Anything not mentioned above

Know before you book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transport
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: The Highlights of Seoul City

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
You will have approximately 1-hour walk in Gyeongbokgung palace. First of all, you will see the Change of the Royal Guard Ceremony for about 10 minutes, and start the tour. You will see the ancient royal architectures and the cool pavilion while listening to the interesting stories from your tour guide.

After strolling inside the palace, you will go to the National Folks Museum and see the life of Koreans in the period called Choseon Dynasty(1392~1910).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae), 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820 South Korea
First of all, you have a short walk to the spot where you can see the Blue House which is the presidential house of Korea. You cannot enter this house unless you make a reservation 21 days in advance. After observing and taking photos with the house, you will go to the museum of the modern Korean government. In the museum, you will go through the history of the modern Korean government, see some of the memorial treasures like the gifts from the other countries. In some of the photo spots in the museum, you will have a chance to go inside the mock up of the president's room and take photos while pretending you are the president of Korea.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea
The driver will take you up to the top of the mountain where there is the N Seoul Tower. Because that mountain is located in the centre of the city, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views of the whole area in Seoul. The entrance to the observatory is not included in this tour product.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gilsangsa Shrine, 68, Seonjam-ro 5-gil, Seongbuk-gu Seongbuk-dong, Seoul 02839 South Korea
This temple has a really sad storey. Before the temple was built here, there used to be Gilsangsa Temple is a beautiful temple with the sad background history. Actually before this temple took place, there used to be a fine saloon bar with the noble gardening for the high classed people. It had a reputation as one of the 3 saloons in Seoul city, but the owner was never happy. She had a lover in World War II, who was known as a great poet. They were so much in love with each other, but had to get seperated in Korean war, and could never meet in their lives. After donating her business site to the Buddhism, she was presented a Buddhist name, Gilsanghwa, which means a flower with the great fortune. Even though this temple is in the city, it looks like it is in the forest. The garden of the temple is perfectly in harmony with the temple buildings and the surrounding forest, and that makes this place so calm and beautiful.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 숭인시장, 60-5 Mia-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This is one of the market that keeps the structure of the traditional market. It is made after Korean War, and has been there for more than 50 years. Walking in the market and trying some of the Korean street food might be really enjoyable there. Especially if you are OK with a little bit of spicy taste, you might want to try Tteokboki, which is one of the factor that made this market famous. If you donot want anything with hot seasoning, you still can try other stuffs like Kalguksu(traditional noodle), Kimbob(rice and other food wrabbed with dried seaweed), etc
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will have breakfast in your hotel Buffet restaurant.
• Lunch: You will have a nice soup with the beef ribs, called Galbitang.
• Dinner: You will have a luxurious Korean Buffet meal for your dinner.
Accommodation included: You will stay at Loft Hotel which is ranked as 3 star hotel in Korea.

Day 2: Explore the Natural Beauty of Korea

Stop At: Gaesimsa Temple, 128-269, Panam-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon 34682 South Korea
This is a beautiful temple in the mountain, with a long history of more than 1000 years. The name 'Gaesim' means 'mend the heart', and just like its name, this temple has a sort of atmosphere that makes you relaxed and refreshed. Those architectures are meaned to be in harmony with the surrounding nature, as if it is just a part of the mountain. It is one of the unique concepts of Korean gardening, to make you live in the nature, rather than you own the artificial nature inside your garden.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 천리포수목원, Sowon-myeon, Taean-gun, South Korea
This tremendous garden is the first garden in Asia to be listed as one of the 'Official Arboretum Distinguished for Merit'. What makes it so special is, the variety of certain flowers. For instance, this site is the only arboretum in the world that has more than 400 kinds of Magnolia, The variety of the other plants or flowers is so amazing too, which adds up to about 15600 plants and flowers in this arboretum.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: 백사장 어촌계 수산시장, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, South Korea
This village is located in Tae-an, which is so famous for the massive mud field at the beach. This village will provide you with the wonderful view of the ocean and some special local experiences like digging the crams.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will have breakfast in your hotel Buffet restaurant.
• Lunch: Your lunch will be a crab set meal.
• Dinner: Your dinner will be a luxurious set menu with raw fishes.
Accommodation included: You will stay at Resom Resort.

Day 3: Strolling around Fun Districts and Shopping - Seoul City

Stop At: Myeongdong Shopping Street, Jung-gu, Seoul South Korea
Myeongdong is one of the most popular places for the tourists. It is a nice shopping district to stroll around. You can find lots of goods including fashion goods, electronics, and souvenirs. Especially cosmetic goods are so popular here. Along with the great shops, there are nice street food shops as well. The price for the street food might be a little bit costy, but I hear from many tourists that it deserves the price. :-)
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hongdae, Hongdae, Seoul
Hongdae actually stands for the name of the university which is famous for the art department. You know the places related with artistic people usually have the great shops to satisfy their sense. I amnot sure if this is the reason, but Hongdae districts are full of the fancy and trendy shops. You can find nice desert cafes, wonderful fanshion goods, and it opens free market on the weekend as well. Also, it is so famous for the street performance spot where young artists dance and sing in turn for the whole day everyday.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Museum Kimchikan, 35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu 4~6F, Insadong Maru Building, Seoul 03149 South Korea
Kimchi is actually the representative food in Korea which most of Koreans eat everyday. It is a kind of developed form of pickles. They put so many other spices and ingredients to the pickles like garlic, glutinous rice, etc… so that the pickle has much more flavours and the nutrients. Kimchi is said to be so healthy that some people even say that it has protected Koreans from COVID as well. After making Kimchi, they will pack it for you so that you can bring it back to your home country. Also, you can look around Kimchi museum to learn the history and more details about Kimchi as well.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Dongwha Duty Free, B1F. Gwanghwamun Bldg. 211, Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
Why do you have to go to the Duty Free shop even though you will see it in the airport? Well, actually the duty-free shops in the airport are so different from the ones in Seoul city although they look all the same. The difference is… the price!!! Some products might be sold in the same price like tabacco and alcohol, but if you are looking for some other branded goods like fashion and cosmetics, you might not want to wait until you get to the airport. Especially cosmetic goods are so popular there because the shops open many sales events.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will have breakfast in your hotel Buffet restaurant.
• Lunch: You will try Kalguksu which is a sort of traditional noodle in Korea, along with some dumplings.
• Dinner: You will have grilled port belly, which is called Samgyeopsal.
Accommodation included: You will stay at Loft Hotel which is ranked as 3 star hotel.

Day 4: The Departure to Your Home

Stop At: Incheon, Incheon
The bus will take you to Incheon Airport, for your flight to your home country.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
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  • Seoul South Korea

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered Airports Incheon Intl Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea
    • Seoul South Korea

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