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Han River Cruise, Seoul, South Korea

Around Seoul - 5 Days


Welcome to Seoul! Your private guide and driver will wait for you at the arrival gate of Incheon Int’l Airport with a signboard. And then, your half-day tour will be started right away. After touring, you will be transferred to the Hotel which is located in centre of Seoul.

N Tower: Seoul Tower opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has since become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7m Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m); Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia.

Han River Cruise: Han River Ferry Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around Hangang River that flows through Seoul. On the cruise, you can see Hangang River’s beautiful scenery, the surrounding islands, Jeoldusan Park, the 63 City Building, N Seoul Tower, Jamsil’s Multi Sports Complex, and other famous tourist spots. Cool wind from the river, the surrounding scenery, which get more beautiful in the evenings, are the rewards the ferry cruise can offer you.

Hanok Village, Seoul, Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Bukchon Hanok Village – Simsimheon - Insadong Antique & Art Street - Gwangjang Market (9:00 – 17:00)

Gyeongbokgung Palace: Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces. (Closed every Tuesday)

Bukchon Hanok Village: The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lay to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggye Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience and immerse in Korean traditional culture.

Simsimheon: Just cross the street from Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can see the concentrated Korean traditional houses. You will move to Simsimheon in Bukchon Hanok Village where you can enjoy the beauty of Hanok, Korean traditional house style, and a cup of tea. The name “Simsimheon” means “house where the heart is found”. Its construction was due to the owner’s wishes to preserve the fading Hanok tradition. One of the main focuses in building Simsimheon was to make sure it followed traditional ways, but still be able to provide the conveniences of a modern home. Simsimheon is a new age living Hanok, where tradition and modernity come together.

Insadong Antique & Art Street: Insadong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insadong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes. There are about 100 galleries in the area.

Gwangjang Market: Gwangjang Market is opened in 1905, with 5,000 independent shops that is for clothing (Korean traditional costume, Hanbok), food and etc. Gwangjang Market is truly famous for is its delicious Mung-bean pancake (Bindaetteok). All the prices are very affordable and you can feel the energy of Korean people day and night here.

DMZ, Seoul, Korea

DMZ - War Memorial of Korea

You will be met your guide in the hotel lobby at 8:00am and transfer to DMZ.

DMZ (Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea/ Closed on Monday & National holidays) Imjingak Park, freedon Bridge, ID check Point, Pass by Unification village, the 3rd Tunnel (DMZ Theatre, Exhibition Hall), Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station. (No tour on Monday & National Holiday)

The 3rd Tunnel: The 3rd Tunnel was discovered on October 17, 1978. It is located 52km from Seoul. It was estimated that it took approximately an hour for 10,000 soldiers to move through the tunnel. When this tunnel was first discovered, North Koreans insisted it was made by South Koreans in a plot to invade North Korea. However, this theory proved eventually to be false.

Dorasan Observatory: Dorasan Observatory is located nearby the 3rd Tunnel. From this observation platform, North Korean military personnel are visible, and so are the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains. ** You should bring your passport for DMZ tour.

War Memorial of Korea: The grounds of the War Memorial of Korea were once the headquarters of the Korean Infantry. Many experts from different fields were consulted numerous times and exhaustive research was done in order to complete the exhibits. Exhibits inside the building display equipment used during the Korean War in such a way as to invite comparison between the items. Large weaponry and equipment used by different countries during World War II and the Vietnam War are also on display. (Closed every Mondays)

Seoul, Korea

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (UNESCO site) - Korean Folk Village

After meeting the guide, you will be transferred to Suwon

Hwaseong Fortress: Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (13921910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

After Suwon Hwaseong Fortress you will visit the Korean Folk Village

Korean Folk Village: Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past.

Gwangjang Market, Seoul, Korea

Flight to Seoul. Transfer to Incheon Airport for your departure.

N.B. The tour itinerary is subject to change according to weather and local conditions.Price

Tour includes Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner not normally included but your guide will always help you find the best restaurants

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