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From Seoul: DMZ Half or Full-Day Guided Day Trip

1. From Seoul: DMZ Half or Full-Day Guided Day Trip

Join a day trip from Seoul for a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone on the border of North Korea and South Korea. See the world's most heavily fortified border and gain insight into the Korean War. Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory. Begin the tour with a pickup in Central Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see the Freedom Bridge and the old steam locomotive, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War. Pay your respects at a memorial for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. Enter the real DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and DMZ Exhibition Hall to learn about South and North Korea's conflict. Visit the Dora observatory to see North Korea through telescopes and to get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village. At the end of the trip, relax as you travel back to Seoul, passing by Unification Village, and get dropped off at City Hall.  If you choose the full-day tour, you can enjoy the Gloucester Hill Memorial and Suspension Bridge (Gloucester Heroes Bridge) too.

Seoul: Myeongdong Nanta Theater Show Ticket

2. Seoul: Myeongdong Nanta Theater Show Ticket

Do something different during your time in Seoul and watch a unique performance at the Myeongdong Nanta Theater. The non-verbal show is perfect for foreigners, and an English, Japanese and Chinese multi-language service is also provided for your convenience. The narrative centers around 3 charismatic chefs and integrates the traditional rhythms of Samulnori with comedy and drama. The cooks in the kitchen are about to begin their busy job, when the ill-tempered manager orders them to prepare 10 wedding ceremony menus in 1 hour! Suddenly the kitchen is thrown into turmoil and the cooks become wild as they chop, beat and stir in an attempt to meet the deadline. Nanta has set the record for attracting the most visitors to Korea, and has been acclaimed by critics and audiences wherever it goes. 

From Seoul: Seoraksan, Nami, and Garden of Morning Calm Tour

3. From Seoul: Seoraksan, Nami, and Garden of Morning Calm Tour

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Korea in a single day with our comprehensive tour. Departing from Seoul, our first stop is the majestic UNESCO-listed Seoraksan Mountain. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of unique rock formations and lush trees, and visit the historic Shinheungsa Temple nestled within. If the weather permits, a cable car ride will take you to the summit, offering a panoramic view of the landscape. Seoraksan offers a variety of trails to suit all levels of hikers. During the autumn leaves season, we'll guide you through the Osaek (Jujeongol) course, a beginner-friendly trail that showcases the vibrant colors of the season. After a brief orientation, you'll have free time to explore at your own pace. Next, we'll whisk you away to Nami Island, a haven of natural beauty and countless photo opportunities. This tranquil island boasts a variety of scenic walkways, each offering a unique perspective of the surroundings. Our final destination is the meticulously curated Garden of Morning Calm, which is a testament to the natural beauty of Korea, its oriental mystique, and the spirit of the Korean people. Its design emphasizes curves, spaces, and asymmetric balance, expressing classic elegance and charm. This place is popular among tourists for its natural beauty and light festival during winter, as well as other seasons. The tour concludes with a drop-off at either Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station or Myeongdong station for Group Tours or dedicated hotel transfers for Private Tours, offering you the flexibility to continue your evening as you wish.

Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage or Autumn Foliage Tour

4. Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage or Autumn Foliage Tour

Take a day trip from Busan to explore Gyeongju with a professional tour guide. Visit 4 historical attractions and uncover all the secrets of this mysterious, historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.  Embark on a guided journey to the coastal city of Gyeongju with a tour guide. See the culture of the Joseon dynasty on display at Yangdong Cultural Village. Admire traditional Korean houses at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire Bulguksa, a Buddhist temple complex that comprises a series of wooden buildings on raised stone terraces. Visit the Daereungwon to see the Silla Dynasty Royal tombs. Next to Daereungwon, there is the famous Hwangridan Street, which introduces the modern face of Gyeongju with various street food and trendy cafes. Admire the night view of the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond which was part of the palace complex of ancient Silla. For the one who travel in autumn, a season that paints this historic city in a palette of fiery reds, brilliant oranges, and golden yellows, do not miss out the autumn foliage tour option from late Oct to mid-Nov , just for the incredible fall colors. Our autumn foliage tour will visit the Bomun Tourist Complex, an emblem of serenity and natural beauty. As autumn leaves adorn the picturesque lake and gardens, it's an ideal location to embrace both nature's grandeur and the tranquility that comes with it. The tour will then continue to the Gyeongju Eastern Historic Site Area. This UNESCO World Heritage site becomes even more enchanting during fall.But more than just sights, Gyeongju in autumn offers an atmosphere, a feeling. The rustling leaves beneath your feet, the stories echoing through centuries-old structures, and the crisp air filled with whispers of the past. Join us and be a part of this unforgettable journey through time and nature. Experience Gyeongju's autumn like never before!

Seoul: Gyeongbok Palace Entry Ticket and Hanbok Rental

5. Seoul: Gyeongbok Palace Entry Ticket and Hanbok Rental

Discover the Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul. Dress up like a Joseon-era nobleman or noblewoman and step back in time. Feel like you are the star of a drama set in Korean ancient as you walk through the palace grounds of Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung.  Check-in to receive your hanbok clothing and ticket-free entry to the Gyeongbok Palace at which you can visit at your own pace. Get hair-styling, Korean hairband, and a handbag to use during your rental. Pick from the most traditional hanbok to special and royal ones. With a full spectrum of optional add-ons get the best outfit to suit you. Store your street clothes in a provided locker.  Walk through the palace grounds like royalty and take some amazing photos to remember your trip. Choose from a rental that is for 2-hours, 4-hours, or a for the full-day. Return the rental by the time the shop closes at 7:00PM.

Seoul: City Hightlights, Palace Tour, and Optional Hanbok

6. Seoul: City Hightlights, Palace Tour, and Optional Hanbok

Experience the best of Seoul's cultural attractions on an immersive tour, perfect for travelers seeking an authentic Korean adventure. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace for a Hanbok experience, stroll through the picturesque Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the elegant Baek In-je's House, find inner peace at Jogyesa Temple, and dive into the lively Insadong district. Begin at the stunning Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces, where you'll don a traditional Hanbok and learn about the Joseon Dynasty. Next, wander through the charming alleys of Bukchon Hanok Village, admiring the well-preserved traditional Korean houses and capturing Instagram-worthy moments. Visit Baek In-je's House, a magnificent aristocratic mansion, to discover the opulent lifestyle of Korea's early 20th-century upper class. Continue your journey at the serene Jogyesa Temple, the center of Korean Buddhism, and soak in its calming atmosphere, vibrant lanterns, and ancient trees. Finally, explore the bustling Insadong neighborhood, a hub of art galleries, antique shops, traditional teahouses, and street vendors, showcasing Seoul's unique blend of modernity and tradition. Embark on this unforgettable cultural adventure in Seoul, experiencing the best of Korea's rich history, architecture, and artistic spirit. Book your tour today for an unparalleled journey through the captivating sights and sounds of this incredible city.

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

7. Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul before the tour ends at around 12:30PM.

From Seoul: Cheorwon DMZ Border, Korean War Tour with lunch

8. From Seoul: Cheorwon DMZ Border, Korean War Tour with lunch

Discover the story of the Korean DMZ on a guided day tour from Seoul. Visit key sites including Cheorwon North Korean Guard Post, 2nd Tunnel, and the DMZ Museum. No shopping stops, pure immersion in the Korean War history tour and uncover the modern significance of the Korean DMZ, one of the world's most unique geopolitical sites. Starting from Seoul, relax on a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the DMZ Cheorwon and enjoy delicious snacks at rest areas on the expressway - a delightful pit stop experience ! When arrived Cheorwon, feel the tangible tension at this site, one of the closest points to North Korea's Guard Post. From there, delve into the story of the Korean War as you explore the 2nd Tunnel, which shaped the Korea Peninsula today. The 3.5-km-long tunnel, built by North Korea and discovered by South Korea in 1975, served as a secret invasion route for a possible sudden attack on Seoul. Take a stroll into this damp, dimly lit tunnel to feel the tension between the two Koreas. A knowledgeable guide will share memorable stories about the harsh conditions endured by the North Korean workers who dug this tunnel, shedding light on their daily lives and steadfast determination. Then, continue to the Peace Observatory and the DMZ History Museum. Through extensive exhibits, learn about the Military Demarcation Line that separates South and North Korea, and the long-lasting impacts of the War. As the day unfolds, we'll visit the Woljeongri Station (guard post) and the ruins of the Korean Workers' Party Headquarters, symbolic places that provide a glimpse into North Korea. Refresh with a local lunch before heading back to Seoul to reflect and reset yourself with the memory that you can only make in S Korea. The tour ends by returning to Seoul Hoehyeon Station (Namdaemun Market). Customers who have used our tour will receive a 15% discount coupon for all products at Shinsegae Duty Free in Myeongdong.

From Seoul: Evening Tour to UNESCO Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

9. From Seoul: Evening Tour to UNESCO Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Explore a piece of Korean history in a unique light on this night tour of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Discover one of the most well-known and loved UNESCO sites in Korea. Depart from Seoul and head to Suwon, the only completely walled city in South Korea. Marvel at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Designed by the most inspiring ancient architect named Jeong Yak-Yong, the fortress is a fusion of science and industry and incorporates Chinese ingenuity into its plans. The whole fortress is beautifully lit up at night. Learn about the Joseon dynasty's history including the fact that Suwon could've been the new capital of ancient Korea and that the king built the fortress to be closer with his dead father. After exploring the fortress, the tour will take you to Haenggung-dong, AKA Haengnidan-gil, a charming neighborhood in Suwon. This area is known for its quaint streets lined with traditional Korean houses, known as "hanoks." And also popular for unique cafes and restaurants in the younger generation. The neighborhood's peaceful atmosphere and historic ambiance make it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. You can check the kimbap restaurant owned and managed by Woo Young-woo’s father in Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA/Netflix, 2022) in this area. In addition to several dramas including the SBS drama, "Our Beloved Summer," and the OCN drama "The Uncanny Counter," being shot in the same area. Try new street food which you aren't brave enough to try or you can have light dinner as well. In the summer season(Jun-Sep) you will visit Hwaseong Haenggung Palace instead. 'Haenggung' stands for a temporary place where royal families stay. Suwon Haenggung palace is the biggest of those. Enjoy the night views of this palace and take some great pictures. (No dinner or snack break in summer.) The tour concludes with a drop-off at Myeongdong, one of Seoul's most bustling and vibrant shopping districts.

From Seoul: Jeonju Hanok Village and Gyeonggi Shrine Tour

10. From Seoul: Jeonju Hanok Village and Gyeonggi Shrine Tour

Step away from Seoul's hustle and embark on a captivating journey to Jeonju Hanok Village, just a 3.5-hour scenic drive away. As we travel, let our guides whisk you through tales of this village's vibrant history and its timeless charm. Once there, you have a canvas of 4-5 hours to paint your own adventure. Stroll through a maze of over 800 enchanting Hanok houses, each whispering stories of yesteryears. Let your taste buds dance to the rhythm of Jeonju's legendary dishes, with Bibimbap taking center stage. Revel in the joy of donning a Hanbok, Korea's traditional attire, and feel the pulse of its rich culture. As the sun dips, let the Gyeonggijeon Shrine cradle you in its serene embrace, with royal portraits from the Joseon Dynasty casting a spell. Come, immerse yourself in a day where tradition meets wonder, and where every moment is a memory waiting to be made!

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4.8 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Amazing tour! Our guide Jenny was sooo friendly and heartwarming. Everything was perfectly organized and we were picked up from our hotel. The DMZ is an unique place and everyone has to visit it while staying in Korea! I‘m definitely recommending this tour!

Dongsook was an amazing guide with her enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge on the history during the tour. Also, shoutout to Kyle as well for his helpfulness! We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would recommend checking this out!

Very passionate tour guide and a wealth of knowledge! Mixture of guided tour and independent time made this the best trip ever 10/10

Outstanding tour! Great value for money, and very helpful and knowledgeable guides. An unforgettable experience!

We had the chance to know a lot about the korean war , thanks for this journey