Seoul Highlights: Small-Group Tour with Lunch & Nanta Show

A tour of the City of Seoul with lunch and Cookin’ Nanta non-verbal performance show.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
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Overview

Visit the must-see sites in Seoul on this 10-hour small-group tour that provides an ideal introduction to the city for first-time visitors. Tour essential highlights such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwangjang Market with your guide, and opt to end the tour with a traditional Nanta show or extra time in Myeongdong.

What To Expect

Your guide will meet you at your hotel between 8:30 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. in an 11 passenger van. This group tour will be limited to a maximum of six passengers in order to ensure comfort.

Your tour will start outside the Gyeongbokgung Palace to witness the Royal Changing of Guards ceremony. From there, you will make your way inside Gyeongbokgung Palace. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces.

Next, make the short walk to Bukchon Hanok Village. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to “northern village,” came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants, and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn, and immerse themselves in Korean traditional culture.

By this point you will have worked up quite an appetite. You will proceed to the famous Gwangjang Market Food Alley where you can chose from a dizzying array of traditional Korean street foods to eat (own expense). Be sure to save room for lunch. You will have bibimbap, Korean mixed rice, for lunch inside the market (included).

After lunch, you will be taken to the city landmark that is known as N Seoul Tower. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the deck located at the base of the tower. This is where the wall of “love locks” are located. Couples write their names on locks and hang it on the chain link fence. You can choose to ride the cable car or take the elevator to the top of the observatory (own expense).

End the day with the 5 p.m. Nanta Show Performance at Myeongdong Theater. Nanta is a non-verbal show that combines rhythms from traditional Korean folk music with modern music to tell a story filled with both drama and comedy.

For those who chose the option without the Nanta Show, you can roam Myeongdong on your own for about an hour and be dropped off at your place of lodging or you can make your own way back to the hotel if you want to stay in Myeongdong longer.

At the end of the show, your guide will drop you back off at your place of lodging. You may choose to stay in Myeongdong and make your own way back if you wish.

Important Information

Departure Point

Your hotel in central Seoul. Extra charges may apply to hotels not in central Seoul.

Departure Time

8:30am to 9:20am

Duration

9 to 10 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels outside of central Seoul may incur extra charges)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (not included for infants)
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Other Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included (0-2 years)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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