Seoul map by Eunbi (2017)
Seoul Metropolitan Government distinguishes sixteen districts in Seoul with which you can start to enjoy ancient history, traditions, cuisine and trendy culture of the city. The central area boasts a combination of traditional and modern culture with the ancient palaces of the Joseon Dynasty surrounded by modern high-tech buildings. There is an area called Shinchon, which symbolises Korea’s youth and artistic spirit with its unique, indie culture and a number of trendy marketplaces and clubs. You may want to visit the Gangnam area, south of the Han River, to find the most vibrant hot spots as well as luxury shopping streets, restaurants and cafés packed with people, day and night. For more detailed information, download 2019 Seoul Official Tourist Guide
Seoul: Ancient Palaces and Scenic Points Walking Tour (Duration 3.5 hours: 9:30am-1:00pm)
Experience a fully-guided morning tour to the main traditional landmarks of Seoul, including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Discover Deoksugung Imperial Palance and views of Seoul, including a 360° view of Seoul, on the afternoon tour.
Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
Listen to your experienced tour guide to learn the history and culture of the city
Learn how to use public transport in Korea and interact with the locals
DMZ tour with War Memorial of Korea (Duration 6 hours: 8am-2pm)
The Demilitarised Zone is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two. Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about the two Koreas’ history and future.
Visit Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge and War Memorial Museum
Start the tour with pickup from your accommodation in Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park, which takes just over an hour. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see Freedom Bridge and the old steam train, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War. While you are there, visit a memorial monument for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. As you travel back to Seoul, listen to your guide share fascinating details about the tragic Korean War and how two the two Koreas became separated. Finally, the day wraps up at City Hall.
Learn about the Korean War in the 1950s and understand how it affected the Korean people
Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour (Duration 4 hours: 1pm-5pm)
Take this tour of Seoul for a perfect half day experience - visit Changdeokgung Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!) and explore two bustling markets for an amazing afternoon out!
Experience a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Changdeokgung Palace, and two traditional markets
Enjoy an afternoon outing that visits three main highlights of the city of Seoul! See Changdeokgung Palace, the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, and the Namdaemun Traditional market with the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide!
Travel by comfortable coach with an expert local guide