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Insadong Tours

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Insadong is Seoul’s cultural and artistic hub—the place to shop for local crafts, visit a traditional Korean tea shop, or catch an impromptu street performance. The neighborhood, located in the Jongno-gu district, offers one of the largest antiques and craft markets in the country, with many shops and cafés housed in historic buildings.
 
The Basics
Insadong is one of the Korean capital’s most popular neighborhoods. Locals and foreign visitors alike come here for its shopping, art scene, and traditional Korean teahouses. Most sightseeing tours of Seoul make a stop in this neighborhood, along with nearby Changdeokgung Palace. Insadong is also one of 22 stops on the Seoul hop-on hop-off bus.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Insadong is a must-see for art lovers, shoppers, and first-time visitors to Seoul.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces; some of the streets are cobbled.
  • Come hungry; Insadong has some of the best street food in Seoul.
  • Combine your visit to Insadong with a stop at either Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung Palace; both are nearby.
 
How to Get There
Insadong is centrally located and easy to reach by taking one of several public bus lines, or by riding the metro to Anguk Station (Line 3) or Jonggak Station (Line 1).
 
When to Get There
Insadong comes alive on the weekends, when the main street is blocked off to vehicle traffic and the pedestrian area fills with vendors, fortune tellers, and buskers making the most of the weekend crowds. Many of Insadong’s shops and galleries are closed Monday.
 
What to Buy in Insadong
The markets and shops of Insadong are some of the best places in the city to pick up gifts and souvenirs to take back home. Favorites include traditional Korean masks, decorated chopstick sets, calligraphy scrolls, handmade paper and stationary, or personalized stamps with your name in Korean letters.
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Color Pool Museum

Color Pool Museum

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Color Pool Museum is a trendy place for friends and families with everlasting photo memories There are 9 different themes with colorful playgrounds where you can find your own color, and have fun. You can take a picture of your life in the different colorful pools or swing on giant donuts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.50
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$12.50

Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

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Experience the best of the South Korean capital and explore with ease on this full-day tour of Seoul. Visit Jogye Temple, The Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong, Bugak Skyway, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Myeongdong. Your tour is limited to just 15 people for a personalized experience. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off is included. If you choose, upgrade to include a second day tour to the DMZ.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.44
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$97.44
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Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

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This full-day sightseeing tour of Seoul showcases the best of Korea’s history, culture, and traditions. Led by a guide, see the city’s major landmarks, including Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village. Watch the changing of the guards during a stop at Gwanghwamun Gate and enjoy a traditional Korean lunch with your fellow travelers in Insadong. Your full-day tour also includes a stop at a traditional ginseng center.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Drinking and Eating through the Alleys of Seoul

Drinking and Eating through the Alleys of Seoul

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THIS TOUR IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TOURS! I focus on food and drinks. The main focus is drinking at each spot while we eat some outstanding food. I provide 5 hour tours. I will be taking you around the neighborhood that has the best food in Seoul, HANDS DOWN! There are tiny alleys that even Koreans don't know about! I have taken many people around here including my native Korean friends and they will agree that it is the best of the best! I promise you won't be disappointed in this tour. Just make sure to bring a huge appetite since we will be trying a ton of dishes! I do not take you to places that you will be able to find on google or are commercialized. I take you to places you would typically not be able to go to on your own.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

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Explore the highlights of Seoul on a full-day tour with an informative guide. Highlights include Jogyesa Temple, the Blue House, the royal guard changing ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate, and tours of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in traditional culture at the National Folk Museum, Insadong Antique Street, and at Namdaemun Gate and Namdaemun Market. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul

DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul

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Travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to see the border that divides North and South Korea on this guided adventure from Seoul. Learn about the troubled history of the country, from the time of the Korean War to modern day. Visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the Third Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ Museum. Plus, look across the DMZ into North Korea from the Dora Observatory. Lunch (if option selected), all the necessary entrance fees and a hotel pickup are included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Private Seoul City Tour

Private Seoul City Tour

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See the ancient and modern worlds of Korea happily coexist on a private 8-hour tour of Seoul. Round-trip transportation enables you to discover the city efficiently and avoid the confusion of navigating public transit in a foreign country. Join your guide as you travel back in time at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Namsangol Hanok Village. Shop for souvenirs at Insadong and Namdaemun Market and see the Korean capital from above at N Seoul Tower.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Historic Jongro District Authentic Food Tour in Seoul

Historic Jongro District Authentic Food Tour in Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the culinary and drinking culture of Seoul's historic Jongro District on this evening walking tour. Follow a guide to three different local restaurants to try traditional dishes such as chicken stew, Budaejjigae, pancakes, and Korean barbecue. Learn about the traditional foods served here, as well as the history of the district, through the guide's in-depth commentary. Limited to a small group of 10 people or fewer, this tour provides personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.03
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$81.03
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Withlocals Highlights&Hidden Gems: Safe&Private Tour in Seoul w/ a Local Expert

Withlocals Highlights&Hidden Gems: Safe&Private Tour in Seoul w/ a Local Expert

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture. See and touch Seoul's​ history at the Gyeongbokgung Palace where you can witness the famous changing of the guard ceremony and spot Mount Bugaksan from afar. Follow your local host through Seoul’s ​districts and neighborhoods. Explore the historic Bukchon Hanok Village with its array of traditionally designed hanok buildings. ​Stroll through the cool Ikseon-dong district and get lost in its charming narrow alleys. And step into the beautiful Jogyesa Temple to soak in its zen Buddhist ambiance. The local hosts are natural storytellers, with different backgrounds ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their stories and personal anecdotes with you!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.57
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$70.57
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Full Day- Essential Seoul City Tour & Gourmet Tour(including Lunch and Dinner)

Full Day- Essential Seoul City Tour & Gourmet Tour(including Lunch and Dinner)

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This full-day tour offers a comprehensive overview of Seoul and is an excellent choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Gyeongbokgung Palace, Tongin Market, Insadong, Gwangjang Market, and Cheonggyecheon, a man-made eco-waterway built on the site of a former stream. You won’t go hungry on this tour—lunch and dinner are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.06
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$207.06
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Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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Join this privately led tour of Seoul and discover some of South Korea's renowned cultural gems. See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and tour Gyeongbokgung Palace; stroll around Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong; and visit Jogyesa Temple and N Seoul Tower. The full-day itinerary will lead you through the ages, from ancient city to modern-day capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11
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Private tour guide service in Seoul, Korea

Private tour guide service in Seoul, Korea

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The best way to travel within a limited amount of time is a private tour with an experienced local guide. I can provide the most time-efficient solution for tourists to visit as many popular attractions as possible in Korea. I can offer authentic private tours of Korea that you and your family are sure to cherish for many years. I offer exclusive, tailor-made tours, designed according to your wishes. Based on what you want to experience while in Korea, Specially focus on private trips and small groups which enhances the joy of Korea travel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$358.98
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Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

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Learn about Korea’s culinary culture on this tasting tour of Seoul. Stroll through the streets with an expert in local cuisine, stopping at local food stalls and eateries plus a food market or village. Sample a variety of foods like Korean barbecue, savory pancakes, and spicy rice cake stew. Wash it all down with alcoholic beverages such as Korean rice wine and soju (distilled liquor). Your guided small-group walking tour covers plenty of ground in the bustling district of Jongno-gu, with numbers limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.79
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$106.79

Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Discover the history and cultural traditions of Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul’s palaces and markets. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace including its National Folklore Museum, and see Jogyesa Buddhist Temple and Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your informative guide accompanies you to Insadong and Namdaemun to explore these bustling local markets on foot. Enjoy a Korean lunch and convenient round-trip coach transport from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.11
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$84.11
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Full Day Private Seoul Highlights Driving Tour with Kris Lim

Full Day Private Seoul Highlights Driving Tour with Kris Lim

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Seoul is a beautiful city where old and new things coexist with a long history. Public transportation in Seoul is convenient, but there is still a limit to visiting various places in Seoul one day. My tour through many tour experiences can show you various cultures of Seoul in a day. I will show you the past, present, and future of Seoul in a day with my comfortable van. And some places can be changed flexibly by customer request.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.36
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$174.36
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2 Days Seoul Tour: DMZ and Essential Seoul Tour (Small Group and No Shopping)

2 Days Seoul Tour: DMZ and Essential Seoul Tour (Small Group and No Shopping)

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DMZ and Seoul City tour is 2 must-do tours when you visit Korea. With this tour, you can do both of the tours with one booking. On the 1st day, learn about the history of the must-see sites in Seoul with a professional guide. This Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour covers must-visit places you should not miss in Seoul. and on the 2nd day, Immerse yourself into the history of the Korean War and Learn about the extraordinary Korean Demilitarized Zone, which serves as a buffer zone between the two Koreas, slashing across the Korean Peninsula. This tour is small-group and no shopping tour. so unlike a group tour of 45 travelers, you can feel intimacy during this tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.54
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$181.54

The Best of Seoul - Private City Tour Including Nanta Show

The Best of Seoul - Private City Tour Including Nanta Show

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Discover the top attractions and hidden history of Seoul, and take in a performance of ‘Nanta’ — the play taking the city by storm — on this private 7-hour tour. Explore Seoul by private vehicle, beginning with lunch at the Gwangjang Market. Afterward, take in other sites of interest, including the Blue House and Bukchon Hanok Village. Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and listen as your private guide shines a light on the powerful Joseon dynasty. Then take your seat for a showing of ‘Nanta’.
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  • 7 hours
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$179.00
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$179.00
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Morning Seoul Tour: Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong w Hanbok

Morning Seoul Tour: Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong w Hanbok

Visit some of the popular attractions in Seoul on this 3.5-hour guided tour. Explore sites like Jogye Temple with its giant Buddha statue and Gyeongbok Palace, the largest royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty, as well as the artistic and historic neighborhood of Insadong. Pickup from your Seoul hotel and transportation to all the attractions is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Full Day Seoul Royal Palace Tour Including Namdaemun Market

Full Day Seoul Royal Palace Tour Including Namdaemun Market

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Discover South Korea’s royal heritage on this full-day royal palace and shopping tour in Seoul. Follow the Cheonggyecheon Stream with your guide and gain insight into the days of the Joseon Dynasty. See the Blue House, the Republic of Korea’s presidential residence. Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and watch the changing of the guard ceremony. Head to the National Folk Museum of Korea and behold unique artifacts from across Korea.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

Full-day Customizable Private Seoul Highlight Tour with Hanbok Experience

Full-day Customizable Private Seoul Highlight Tour with Hanbok Experience

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Discover the wonders of Korea's past and present on a private full-day tour of Seoul. Choose a provided itinerary, with visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong, and Bukchon Hanok Village, or create your own. You can also rent a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), which is perfect for photographs around the capital. Wherever you go and whatever you do, private transportation is at your disposal.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57

Seoul Customizable Full-day private tour (Small Group)

Seoul Customizable Full-day private tour (Small Group)

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Rather than following a predetermined itinerary, see Seoul your way during a private, custom tour that provides an ideal introduction for first-time visitors. In order to minimize transit time, you’ll travel in a private, climate-controlled vehicle between the attractions of your choice. Your guide can provide suggested itineraries or leave the schedule entirely up to you. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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$179.49
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Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

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Discover Seoul on this full or half-day walking tour, including Namdaemun Market, Mt Namsan and Myeongdong Street. Follow your guide to Namdaemun Gate, explore the traditional marketplace and gain insight into Joseon Dynasty history. Then travel by bus up Mt Namsan for panoramic views before strolling around Palgakjeong and riding the cable car down to Myeongdong Street. If you choose the full-day option, continue on for a Korean lunch and guided stops at Deoksugung Palace and Seoul Museum of History, concluding with a 75-minute performance at Jeongdong Theater.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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$121.80

Sample Alcohol Tasting at Brew Master's Workshop & Dinner with Magkeolli

Sample Alcohol Tasting at Brew Master's Workshop & Dinner with Magkeolli

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Satisfy your thirst for traditional Korean alcohols, during this guided tour and tasting. Meet an artisan brewmaster and distiller, who teaches you about the time-honored traditional process of making Soju, Yakju, and Makgeolli from rice. Eat a homemade Korean meal accompanied by Makgeolli. This small-group tour, maximum of 12 people, ensures an intimate atmosphere and the opportunity to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.03
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$121.03

Korea Past and Present 6days 5nights

Korea Past and Present 6days 5nights

Accommodation: Best selected 4star hotels located in the heart of downtown. Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience. Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed. Split by a border, the Korean Peninsula offers the traveler a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history. There is so much to explore in Korea - from magnificent scenery, affluent cultural heritages, to the unique customs & traditions. Be inspired in this fantastic Korea experience!
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,450.77
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$2,450.77
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Favorite Full Day Tour (Seoul City-Nanta Show)

Favorite Full Day Tour (Seoul City-Nanta Show)

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With thousands of years of rich history and a vibrant cultural scene of music and theater, Seoul is a city which certainly packs a punch. On this tour, visit historic attractions including 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace and the Jogyesa temple—with round-trip travel from central Seoul included. Delve into Joseon-era history, then catch a performance of Nanta—the action-packed Korean comedy show capturing hearts across the world.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Insadong tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Insadong can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 112 Insadong tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Insadong 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Insadong costs USD 12.50. Guided Insadong tours start around USD 12.50 per person. See all 112 Insadong tickets and tours on Viator.
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