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Private 3 days Seoul Highlight tour - Korean Folk Village - DMZ tour

This is an ultimate tour for anyone who wish to see all the key attractions in Seoul only in 3 days. From the dreamy royal romances of Joseon Dynasty and current day political saga in JSA to hanging up the iconic love-locks in N Seoul Tower, we have a wide variety of destinations to keep you fixated at every hour.

You will experience both the unique Korean past and its energetic present. Come picnic like locals by the majestic Han-river, enjoy street food, and bargain your way at lively local fashion stalls in DDP.

You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. We don't waste your time by visiting compulsory shopping centers. The original itinerary is always up for your discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants.

per adult from

$1,486

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Private transportation
    • English speaking driving  tour guide
    • Photo Service
    • Parking lot, toll fee and Gas
    • Wifi Service
    • Bottled Water/D/P
    • Entrance Fee
    • 2N Accommodation in Seoul
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Korean Folk Village
    • Entry/Admission - Hwaseong Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - DMZ
    • Entry/Admission - Dorasan Station
    • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
    • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
    • Entry/Admission - Lotte Mart
    What's excluded :
    • 5 USD Tips/P/D
    • Airport Transfers from and to ICN

  • Day 1: Seoul Highlight Tour/Meal(X/L/D)

    Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
    Hotel Pickup in Seoul at 09:00 and Hanbok Rental(optional)

    We will first visit a Hanbok Rental shop to try the Korean traditional dress(Optional). You can stroll inside Gyeongbukgung palace wearing Hanbok. Wearing the dress will leave you both a special memory and dreamy pictures.

    Situated at the top of Gwanghwamun Square, the presence of Gyeongbukgung palace gleams brightly in the central spine of the nation. As the first and largest palace built by Joseon Dynasty in 1395, the grand villa consisted of 330 buildings and had up to 3,000 staffs.

    Before entering to explore the palace, we will also watch the changing ceremony of royal guards. This enactment is an excellent opportunity to experience a rare tradition, performed exactly as it used to be held. Guards appear wearing royal uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing traditional instruments.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Insadong-gil, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Insadong is a district well-known for hosting generations-old antique and traditional craft stores of all kinds, ranging from ceramics, caligraphy, and theater masks to embroidery. The hidden joy of this wide art street is enjoying a cup of traditional jujube tea in an old cafe secluded in small streets! Visit Ssamziegil Plaza to be amused by all kinds of creative home-goods and decorative-pieces. Visit Ssamziegil Plaza to be amused by all kinds of creative home-goods and decorative-pieces.

    Lunch(Local Food)/Insadong art & Antique street

    Pass By: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
    Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. We will go stroll in this labyrinth of traditional homes cramped together, even sharing walls. Created by the first city-planner of Korea, these intimate structures will delight you as you discover your way around the hillside village. If you are a fan of K-dramas like me, then you would definitely see some familiar sights.

    Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea
    Take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of the Seoul Metropolis!
    The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain(243m) and the tower’s own height(236.7m).

    The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul. At the tower, you can check out other highlights including the famous Locks of Love and ancient beacon mounds.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Myeongdong Shopping Street, Jung-gu, Seoul South Korea
    Myeong-dong is Seoul's shopping mecca with a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets selling everything from high fashion to Korean cosmetics. The luminous streets are filled with abundance of street food vendors. Enjoy your first evening in this town, which seems to have forgotten the night.

    Dinner(Local Food)/Hotel drop off in Seoul

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Local Food
    • Dinner: Local Food
    Accommodation included:  - 3 star: Rex or Benikea Premier Dongdaemun Hotel

     - 4 star: Best Western Arirang Hill or BestWestern Kukdo Hotel

    Day 2: Korean Folk Village Tour Hotel/Meal(B/L/D)

    Stop At: Korean Folk Village, 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 17075 South Korea
    Hotel Pickup in Seoul at 09:00 and Head to Yongin Korean Folk Village

    Korean Folk Village introduces traditional culture from the late Joseon period to both local and international visitors through cultural classes, experiences, reenactments of shamanic faith, seasonal customs and others.

    Explore the village to watch traditional performances

    1. Farmers’ Music and Dance
    2. Acrobatic on tight rope
    3. Martial arts on running horse

    Lunch(Local Food)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hwaseong Fortress, 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253 South Korea
    Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty, and the official fortress of Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. Constructed from 1794 to 1796, it was built as a display of King Jeongjo’s filial piety towards his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

    The fortress wall hosts a great variety of military facilities that are hard to be found anywhere else. During the construction, scholar Jeong Yak-Yong invented ‘Geojunggi,’ which uses a lever to lift up heavy stones, greatly reducing time.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Yeouido Hangang Park, 330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    The iconic Han River flows through the capital city of Seoul. This grand river has witnessed the history of the Korean people for over five thousand years, through good and bad times.

    You can take a rest in the riverside park among the residents of Seoul. It is also a good opportunity to try calling for Korean delivery food, known to be quick and accessible under most circumstances. You can also rent bicycles and ride along the river. And let us also enjoy the night view by the river!

    Stop At: Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, South Korea, Seoul, Jongno 6(yuk)-ga, KR 서울특별시 종로구 동대문종합시장C동27호
    Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has a meaning of Dream, Design, and Play. This futuristic architecture holds various exhibitions and fashion shows. The larger area surrounding it are regarded as the fashion district of Seoul. It is where the first generations of Korean fashion designers and clothing brands carried on their dreams. The area is always booming with people negotiating prices of fashion items in small independent stalls. Countless independent fashion stalls are found in the whole floors of nearby buildings.

    Dinner(Local Food)/Hotel Drop off in Seoul
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Local Food
    • Dinner: Local Food
    Accommodation included:  - 3 star: Rex or Benikea Premier Dongdaemun Hotel

     - 4 star: Best Western Arirang Hill or BestWestern Kukdo Hotel

    Day 3: Seoul - DMZ Tour/Meal(B/L/D)

    Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
    Hotel Pickup in Seoul at 09:00 and Head to Paju for DMZ Tour

    The Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) is a weapons-free buffer zone between North and South Korea. The area was established on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed during the Korean War. It includes the 2km-wide stretch of land on both north and south of the line.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dorasan Station, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
    Dorasan Station is the northernmost railway station in South Korea. At a time it connected South and North Korea, and trains with industrial supplies were allowed to use the station temporarily. The now closed station is a symbol of peace in the divided country.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dora Observatory, Jeomwon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 413-920 South Korea
    From Dora observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea through a vernacular. Various locations and structures of the last secluded country on earth including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue and Cooperation Farm(Geumamgol) are seen from the deck.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea
    The Third Infiltration Tunnel is one of four known tunnels under the border between North and South Korea. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel is 1mile long. It penetrates 435 meters south from the military demarcation line, and can coordinate 30,000 men in a single hour. Convincingly built to perform a rapid raid action to the South, North Korea was blamed for threatening the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement by United Nations upon its discovery.

    Lunch(Local Food)/Head to Seoul
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: 하늘공원, 487-48 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Haneul Park (Sky Park) is full of lush eulalia and is home to the Seoul Silver Grass Festival, held every year in October when the grass is in full bloom. Originally a site of waste disposal, the area was revitalized in commemoration of 2002 World Cup. What puts this park different than others is that the park is run only by renewable natural energy, mostly through windmills. Many migrant birds pass here every year on their way south.

    Pass By: Hongdae Shopping Street, 365-8 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Check out the trendiest neighborhoods for the young Koreans today! Hongdae is an area known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries make this a popular hang-out for local youth and a fascinating place to walk around.

    Many shops along the road with affordable good quality clothes.

    Stop At: Lotte Mart, 405 Hangang-daero, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Time to go grocery shopping to Lotte Mart. At their food department, you can sample some bits of the food before purchase.

    Dinner(local Food)/Hotel Drop off in Seoul
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Local Food
    • Dinner: Local Food
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (Guide phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements. * You must book this tour at least two weeks before the tour date to secure hotel room.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please add country code to your phone number at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Itinerary is very flexible. Because this is private tour
    • Child fare(24-144 months): Twin-100%, Extra bed- 75%, No bed- 50%
    • Infant fare(Under 24 months): No Service No charge
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Here Korea Travel

Activity ID: V-42053P62

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