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  • Local: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duração: 3 horas (aproximadamente)
A partir de USD 52,00

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Avaliado por: Kea P , Setembro 2016

Great tour!

Avaliado por: jrs320 , Junho 2016

This walking tour is an absolute must for those visiting Seoul! Junie was a wonderful guide, not only introducing us to the history of Seoul and Korea but also letting us in on present-day Seoul and answering any and all questions we had.

Junie showed us around Bukchon Hanok Village and Changdeokgung Palace - it was like walking around with your good friend, the college history professor! And then we walked to Gwangjang Market with all its goods and foods. Those were the scheduled visits - unexpectedly we also saw a movie star, conversed with an artist, had some traditional throat-soothing candy Just had a wonderful day! Thanks Junie!

Avaliado por: Dawn G , Maio 2016

This tour was fascinating! Ella Song is a natural when it comes to making history interesting and memorable. During the palace tour, she shared stories about the royal families through the years and facts about the palace, it's buildings, and what life been like. The old town and its architecture was amazing! As we were there for the festival, we were lucky enough to see people in traditional dress dancing to traditional music. It was truly lovely. While we expected a small group tour, we ended up being the only participants and we had a fabulous time. Thank you, Ella, for an unforgettable tour. We highly recommend this tour and Ella Song!

Avaliado por: Alice C , Março 2016

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Korean culture and history. Our Korean and English speaking tour guide was Junie. She lived in the US for a long time so it was great to have an English speaking guide who was enthusiastic, warm, and personable. The tour itself gives you a close-up look at Korean culture through the ages which was a nice change from the modern city life that surrounds you around Seoul. You will get to tour an old Korean Village with many opportunities to experience street food you must try the fried dokboogi stand and the chewy pumpkin candy cart, arts and crafts if that is what you want, dress and take photos in Korean clothes, and quaint little shops. Junie is very knowledgeable about the history of the palace you will visit and explain with great detail everything about the Korean dynasties which used to live there which you would not appreciate as much if you went and visited on your time. Her knowledge helps the palace come to life with a greater understanding of how people used to live. Before the tour we had visited the National Korean Museum free which was gorgeous and a must visit place. I recommend taking a day to visit the museum first then do this tour on a separate day afterwards. It will help you to understand the history with greater detail and understanding. But if you can't do the museum first, this tour is a must. I'm Korean American born in the USA and this was the first time I visited Korea. The cultural tour was very helpful and fascinating. I found the rest of my trip of modern Korean cities and neighborhoods to be very much the same one after another. This tour explorers the history of Korean up close and personal. Highly recommend this tour and Junie as a guide. She is fantastic!

Avaliado por: michael p m , Dezembro 2014

Mostly positive with only downside finding meeting place and guide at McDonalds as I asked several people until our guide Ben showed up. My wife and us waited 10 minutes for the other client to show up and he didn't so we had a private tour. Ben spoke English well and gave us but an historical as well as modern perspective on Seoul. We took a local bus to the historical district. Then we took a taxi to the palace and he gave us so many details. At the local market he did not try and push any merchandise and even offed to find a dinner place for us. Very good tour and I highly recommend

Avaliado por: waferworld , USA, Abril 2014

Incredible, walking through the city and its culture, its well work taking

Avaliado por: Joyce W , Abril 2014

This is a great tour option to start off with for first time visitors to Seoul. My tour guide, Sunny, spoke fluent English and provided a lot of useful information. You get to move at your own walking pace so there was ample opportunity for photo stops and exploring. The tour ends at Gwangjang Market, which is a must visit for all foodies. Highly recommended!

Avaliado por: Alan C , Março 2014

I had a little bit of trouble reconfirming my reservation via email since I didn't get a response from the company, but I had my hotel do that for me when I arrived in Seoul and so it was not a huge problem.

My group of 2 basically had a private tour because we were the only participants on this tour. My guide, Chung, was excellent. He brought us to the North Village, Cheongdekgong, and Gwangjang market. Along the way, he pointed out good photospots, provided interesting details to places we visited and recommended the best mung bean pancake shop in gwangjung market. It was a great tour if you want to get to know a little bit more about Korea from a local. However, note that this is walking tour that involves quite a lot of walking (you will be walking at least for 2.5 hours)

Avaliado por: Suzanne G , Dezembro 2013

My husband and I were fortunate to have Kim, our tour guide all by ourselves that day. We had a great time knowing cultural history and the place we went were beautiful. We did lots of walking but the interesting information shared by Kim kept the tour fun!

Avaliado por: Lindsay L , Dezembro 2013

My guide, Jeungeun, was welcoming and friendly. I'm a very inquisitive person, and Jeungeun took the time to answer all of my questions.

Avaliado por: Buntnip , Dezembro 2013

This tour is a great way to experience the cultural and historical aspects of Seoul. The tour guide Jane is a lovely person with good local knowledge and this insight is invaluable. We were fortunate enough to experience a traditional tea ceremony about half way through the tour which was truly memorable. A word of advice to those who have not been to Seoul before. The meeting place for the commencement of the tour was at McDonalds in Seoul Station. This is in a separate building to the Seoul Station subway stop. I did not realise this and could not find the McDonalds anywhere. Fortunately, I managed to contact the company and Jane rescued me - hence the happy ending! The walk through the market at the end of the tour was fascinating and it would have been nice to stop and experience some of the food there. I highly recommend this tour.

Avaliado por: Stephen D , Junho 2013

I was treated to a special experience, as I was lucky enough to be on the tour myself. My guide was amazing and had an incredible knowledge of Seoul and on top of that made sure that I had a great time on my trip. The personalised thank you at the end was totally unexpected and will be a great momento of my trip to Seoul.. Thank you!

Avaliado por: keven f , Junho 2013

The tour instructor was extremely knowledgeable of the subject matter, history and obscure details. The tour exceeded my expectations. It set the tone for the rest of my stay in Seoul. I highly recommend this tour.

Avaliado por: Noha K , Abril 2013

This tour was a great way to kick off our trip! our guide Jiny met me and my friend at Seoul station on time. it was just the three of us, so it was easy to ask about anything we needed to know about the city.
It was a rainy cold day, but it was still worth the walk. We checked out the Palace, the folk village, and a local market. And Jiny even sat down with us in the palace and explained the history and culture of Korea. It was wonderful!!

Avaliado por: Ross S , Abril 2013

Excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the Korean culture and history. Would highly recommend this tour.

Avaliado por: Marie-Grace H , Abril 2013

I wish I can give a more detailed review, but quick summary.. our tour guide, Jane was amazing! She was VERY knowledgable on the history of Seoul and really spent the time letting us walk around and take pictures and answered all questions we had. Learned a lot on a short trip. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Avaliado por: FELICIA L , Março 2013

Absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide Jane was very knowledgeable and interactive. She ensured that everyone in our group knew what was going on at any time of the tour. Very professional and amicable. Will highly recommend this tour

Avaliado por: David B , USA, Outubro 2012

A very enjoyable day.

Avaliado por: mrtnrmsy , Novembro 2016

Very informative. Certainly worth taking.

Avaliado por: Rachel Cha Hwa W , Dezembro 2013

Our guide was not used to handling a big group and we were a group of 8 ladies and as such, he was not very communicative with us. We did not learn much on our walk and we had to ask questions as the information was not forthcoming. Perhaps the size of our group did intimidate our guide somewhat :)
Otherwise, the walk was interesting and fascinating, seeing a juxtaposition of the old with new. I would still recommend this walk and perhaps a smaller group would be more ideal for interaction.

Avaliado por: Robert W , Nederland, Dezembro 2012

Very friendly guide that knew a lot about Seoul. She told me that she did this work for fun!

Avaliado por: Michelle R , Setembro 2015

The first part of the tour was conducted via city bus and I had no idea what the guide was pointing to or what we were meant to be seeing. The entire tour should have been conducted on foot for exercise and photo taking opportunities. The highlight of this tour was the traditional Korean village where we walked around and took many pictures. I enjoyed the other sights as well, however, I found the guide difficult to understand. She was completely fluent in English but she spoke very quickly and I often didn't understand her. I would have liked more context and history on what we were seeing.

Avaliado por: vlevin13 , Dezembro 2013

I would only recommend this tour if you have not visited any other palaces. Walking through Korean village was an interesting experience. Thats about it.

Avaliado por: Jenn K , Junho 2014

Our tour guide was really nice but her English proficiency level was only average and she was unable to explain too many things to us. Some of the basic questions we had about the locations visited she was unable to answer because it seemed like she did not comprehend the questions being asked