Recent Searches
Clear

Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

|
Seoul, South Korea
Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the highlights of Seoul’s popular Gangnam District on a Han River cruise followed by a tour of Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple dating back to the Silla Dynasty. Your afternoon itinerary includes admission to COEX Aquarium, where more than 40,000 sea creatures are on display in exhibition tanks and discover zones. With a knowledgable guide you’ll learn about landmarks such as Seoul Olympic Stadium, seen from the water.
  • See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium
  • Take a scenic cruise on the Han River
  • Visit Bongeunsa, one of Korea's major Buddhist temples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Saved to wishlist!
Local guide
Han River cruise
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission Ticket
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide hotel pick up only in Seoul area.
If you put your hotel information, the tour operator will give the pick up time with exact meeting time. You MUST get the meeting time from the tour operator

Departure Time

1:00 PM
After hotel pickup, you’re driven to the affluent Gangnam District — coined the Beverly Hills of Seoul. The COEX Aquarium is the first stop on your afternoon tour, followed by a relaxing Han River cruise and an exploration of Bongeunsa Temple.

Designed around the theme 'Water Journey,' COEX Aquarium features 14 ‘discover zones’ from the Andes through the Amazon River to the ocean depths. Follow your guide around one of South Korea's largest aquariums, which showcases more than 40,000 creatures and 600 underwater species including seals, sharks, penguins, stingrays and sea anemones.

Next up is a leisurely cruise on the Han River — an ideal way to view the city waterfront. Listen to music and guided commentary as you spot local landmarks and pass under some of the Seoul’s 27 bridges.

Returning to shore, your guide accompanies you to Bongeunsa, a Korean temple housing more than 3,000 Buddhist scriptures. Escape the city bustle as you explore this quiet retreat, including shrines, pagodas and temple halls. Admire painted symbols representing Buddhist principles and soak up the views of Gangnam before you stop by the Ginseng Center and are driven back to your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Seoul
After pickup from your Seoul hotel in the afternoon, you’ll be taken south to the Gangnam District of Southern Seoul.
Stop At:  
Coex Aquarium
Your first stop is the COEX Aquarium, one of South Korea's largest aquariums featuring more than 40,000 animals. Follow your guide through the aquarium and experience 90 exhibition tanks grouped in 14 ‘discover zones,’ including six themed areas. You’ll be amazed by the 600 species of fish!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hangang Park
After your aquarium tour, you’ll be taken to the Han River for a relaxing cruise -- the best way to view Seoul’s bustling riverfront areas. Enjoy music and views of the waterfront buildings glistening on the water as you pass under many of the city’s 27 bridges and spot landmarks such as the Seoul Olympic Stadium.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bongeunsa Temple
Your Han River cruise is followed by a visit to Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple offering a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Explore the temple’s shrines and halls with your guide and see its decorative symbols and artwork representing Buddhist principles and ideas.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seoul
Korea is one of the countries with the biggest Ginseng industry. We will drop by a Ginseng center to learn more about this health care product and you will have the opportunity to purchase some ginseng to take home with you.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Seoul
After the half-day afternoon tour, we will drop back to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY KOREA TOUR (DMZ TOUR)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise.

Traveler Tips


  • "Visit to Red Pine Oil was not included in offering." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
14 Reviews
1 star
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 14 reviews
star-3
Merchandising bad for tourists
marge d
, Sep 2019
Visit to Red Pine Oil was not included in offering. I requested we skip this as it was only my husband and I. This was a merchandising ploy. Bad business
star-4
Our guide, Sung Bum aka Mickey was...
sylparasbw
, Apr 2018
Our guide, Sung Bum aka Mickey was very nice, friendly and professional. He took extra good care of us and even got us yogurt drinks on him. COEX aquarium had wonderful sea creatures but dont go on a weekend, too crowded and hot
star-4
Picked up right on time, by a lovely...
eam1963
, Oct 2017
Picked up right on time, by a lovely tour guide Daria, the afternoon ran according to schedule. The river cruise was quite pleasant , next the temple with the massive statue of Budda with the graduation cap on, the temple surrounds were lovely, and finally across the road to the Aquarium, which was very different to the ones in Australia. Overall a very nice afternoon, Daria was looking out for other members of our tour, always knowing where everyone was, a very happy guide.
star-5
Winnie was our guide and she was...
pdcemtbh
, Sep 2017
Winnie was our guide and she was amazing. She showed us and explained to us everything with enthusiasm and she also took really good care of us while we were with her.
star-5
Our guide was extremely friendly...
jvmilic
, Sep 2017
Our guide was extremely friendly, kind, and knowledgeable, we really enjoyed her company and guidance, it was a wonderful experience worth strongly recommending!
star-2
We had an excellent tour...
jerry k
, Apr 2017
We had an excellent tour guide---Weenie---who I would rate a 5 star. Too bad the same cant be said about the tour. The COEX Aquarium is designed for families with small children. Nearly all of the exhibitions and attractions are aimed at children Not a location for adults who want to see a big city aquarium. Not much to see. Very disappointing. The Han River cruise was all of 15 minutes with no info given by the cruise boat about what we were seeing. Very disappointing. Most of the day was spent in traffic trying to get to these venues.
star-3
We didn't get to make it to our...
Dennell A
, Jan 2017
We didn't get to make it to our reservation because of some scheduling conflicts, but Im sure this tour would have been very nice!
star-4
Tour was good. the guide's English...
Gerald d
, Aug 2016
Tour was good. the guide's English was ok. Would recommend to take it if you have the time.
star-5
Very price worthy tour with friendly...
Victor T
, Jul 2015
Very price worthy tour with friendly guide! The driver and guide came and picked us up at the hotel and we drove to the river for the boat trip. The river tour took an hour and it was beautiful, it did show the city form a different view than you get from roaming the city. The temple and aquarium was located next to each other which made it efficient with the 4.5h we had. The temple was tranquil considering it is located in the middle of Gangnam. After the aquarium we got dropped off in Gangnam so that we could continue the tour ourselves. Considering the trip did cost 70 which included: driver, guide, boat ticket and aquarium ticket we recommend this trip!
star-2
Not really a tour, it was very...
patrick s
, Jun 2015
Not really a tour, it was very rushed and not completely satisfied. wanted to see more of gangnam

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise
Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

star-414

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$98.08

star-51

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$90.00

star-32

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$230.00

star-00

N/A

Free Cancellation

From
$47.18

star-51

6 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$199.00

star-414

3 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$42.50

star-424

8 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$101.35

star-00

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$112.83

star-4.59

1 hour

Free Cancellation

From
$45.00

Explore Similar Things to Do