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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

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Paju, South Korea
Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

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Overview

The royal palaces dotted around Seoul are widely considered among the South Korean capital’s most important sites of interest. With this hop-on hop-off  bus ticket, save time and effort reaching palaces including Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off the service at your leisure. With buses every 25 to 30 minutes and on-board audio guide bringing Seoul’s history to life, you can visit all the grand palaces in one day in comfort.
  • Reach Seoul grand palaces like Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun with ease by hop-on hop-off bus
  • On-board audio-guide shines a light on Seoul’s royal history and heritage
  • Save time and effort walking between the sites
  • Freedom to stay at each palace as long as you like
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Audio guide in English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Thai, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Hop-on Hop-off tour
Entrance fees to any sites or museums

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
9:30 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Circulation time is around 2 hours
  • Buses run every 25 to 30 minutes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Seoul City Tour Bus
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-3
I see lots of room for improvement.
David_S
, Apr 2022
The route map was outdated and the stops were not clearly indicated on that map at all. We searched at least 15 min for a stop and then waited more than 30 min before realizing that that stop is no longer a valid one! Moreover, the bus interval is every 60 min, not 30 min. Lastly, there were no explanations of the hotel stops--are there points of interest around those hotels or are they just convenient hop on/off locations for guests of those hotels?? I would suggest adding at least a page of explanations to the route map so that we can get a preview of each stop. I understand that this may be the problem of the local tour bus operator not providing sufficient information because its own website was difficult to navigate. However, a little improvement over the current setup would go a long way to make it better.
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star-5
Superb activity
Roam49242666568
, Dec 2019
Great experience to visiting famous sightseeing activity particularly the palaces.value for money coz using subway in Seoul for me its hard for there are lots of exit needs to walk,walk,walk.definitely an alternative for DIY holidays spending
star-3
Seoul tour
853prabhakarr
, Oct 2019
The first bus, a trolley look alike was noisy and felt like it had no suspension. Making matters worse, the loud speakers were blaring commentary in Korean which made it hard to listen to English commentary over the earphones. The MAN buses we took subsequently were good. Still, the loud Korean commentary over the speakers made it hard to listen to English version. They should turn off the loudspeakers.
star-4
Hopping on and off in Seoul
Kari_E
, Jun 2019
There were lots of complaints about this tour but my sister and I found it really good. It went to the major sites and we spent 2 hours just riding the whole loop and then went around and got off at the 3 spots we had identified. Ideally, if new to Seoul, I would get the two day pass but I'd been there already several times and had seen all of the palaces. The recordings in English were fine. Not super-informative but basic information. It's true that the records playing on the bus was in Korean and so you had to concentrate on water was being said through the earbuds. Also, when the bus drive announced a stop, my recording stopped...period. Honestly, though, these were pretty minor inconveniences compared to the convenience of having a bus take you exactly where you wanted to go...
star-2
the bus stops are very difficult to...
Josta
, Sep 2018
the bus stops are very difficult to find and the brochure that was sent to me does not give a specific spot where the buss stops are. For example, it just said Myeondong, but that is a big area and hardly anybody speaks English there so I got so frustrated and wasted my money on this tour.
star-4
Perfect tour for one day in Seoul
Amelita_M
, Jul 2018
So helpful in taking me & my party to enjoy Seoul's notable landmarks. It's a great city to explore and safe too, no fear of bad actors.
star-4
Complete attraction location in...
Agus U
, Dec 2017
Complete attraction location in Seoul, but sometimes the bus comes to quickly around 15 minute before time table and they don't want to wait other passenger !
star-2
Unless you speak Korean, this is...
DaleA_A
, Oct 2017
Unless you speak Korean, this is like riding a bus with sight seeing on your own. The bus driver didn’t speak English so we couldn’t understand what he was saying although the locals were entertained. Headset/speaker didn't explain much for all stops or sights. Research ahead then ride the bus.
star-4
I took 4 buses. One with audio with...
Adrian N
, Oct 2017
I took 4 buses. One with audio with english translation but its off in what is the next stop. It always saying the same.
star-4
It's a good way to discoverSeoul on...
Elizabeth M
, Oct 2017
It's a good way to discoverSeoul on your own with out the hassle of find the way around in Seoul. It let us see things in our own way and time. We miss some of the last three places but when I do go back to Seoul I want to finish the areas I missed. Thank you.
star-5
We are able to do more sightseeing...
Happjesi1
, Oct 2017
We are able to do more sightseeing in Seoul with this tour. Your own selection of stopover is needed depend on your preference. Make sure you have a comfortable walking shoe and good pair of walking legs.
star-5
The tour was definitely worth it...
Hoda A
, Jul 2017
The tour was definitely worth it! It's provided by "Seoul City Tour". We chose this because it was convenient, affordable and allowed us to explore Seoul at our own pace. It was easy to locate (Gwanghwamun Station, take exit 6). It's between Koreana Hotel and Donghwa Duty Free.
star-4
as an English only speaker, this was...
Elizabeth N
, Jul 2017
as an English only speaker, this was such a sight for sore eyes. it hit all the spots that i was looking to see and visit and using this system allowed me to not stress about getting lost. the only thing i would change is maybe adding a little more anecdotes/facts to the audio guide about places you were passing by along the way to actual sightseeing spots. thank you for offering this tour!
star-5
Excelente forma de conocer una Ciudad.
MARCIA_G
, Jan 2020
Muy accesible y fácil de trasladarse de un lugar a otro, además de bajarse en los lugares que más nos interesen.

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