Explore the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, situated on the Han River - Seoul during this private day tour. From UNESCO World Heritage sites to modern landmarks, from breathtaking national parks to world's largest indoor theme parks, the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism. Its history stretches back more than two thousand years when Seoul was founded in 18 A.C. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 9am and start your tour by visiting either Gyeongbok or Changdeok palace via the Blue House, a residence of Korean president. During this one-hour palace visit you will learn about Korean history. Then, continue to Bukchon Hanok village to see a historic and traditional village with over 100-year old houses. After the village you will make a stop for lunch to try Ginseng Chicken Soup or other local food. Chicken Soup is very popular in Korea.
After lunch you will proceed to Mt.Bukak Pavillion to see the whole city from a breathtaking viewpoint. The pavillion is located at the top of the Bukak Skyway, which takes visitors to the Blue House. Then, you will visit E-Wha Artwall village, famous for its wall and floor paintings. Right next to the village there is Seoul Fortress Wall. Later, you will visit Dongdaemun shopping area, where you will get 1.5 hours of free time for shopping and rest. After that you will be transferred back to your hotel and this tour will be over.