Free tour Seoul city center: from historic to modern.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Steve
Registered on March 08, 2023

Hi. I've lived in Seoul for 12 years and love exploring new areas. I'm a bit of a history nerd and can show you the spots that aren't in most guidebooks (did you know Seoul has a sixth palace?). I like to keep my tours flexible to the travelers' needs. Hope you join me for a walk around Seoul!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Seoul changes too quickly. Unless your guidebook was written last week, it is probably out of date.
My tour will show you all the tourist spots in central Seoul and give you advice on how to see the other highlights of the city on your own.
The tour starts at City Hall
outside Deoksugung Palace and heads up along the cheongyecheon stream and through the city center, visiting Tapgol Park and Bosingak pavillion.
We then head through the hip ikseondong neighborhood, full of cafes and dessert shops, before visiting Unhyeongung palace, which is the less well-known sixth palace of Seoul, and Jogyesa temple, the center of Korean Buddhism. The final stop is the traditional houses of Bukchon hanok village. The tour ends at the entrance this area, allowing visitors to enjoy its cafes and eateries in the early afternoon. There's a chance to enjoy authentic Seoul street food there such as hotteok and tteokboki and experience a fun photo booth. I'll show you how these work.
I hope you'll join me and explore this exciting city!

Tour Stops:
City Hall (start)
Gwanghwamun plaza
Cheongyecheon stream
Bosingak pavillion
Jongro food street
Tapgol park
Ikseondong hanok village
Unhyeongung palace
Insadong street
Jogyesa Buddhist temple
Bukchon hanok village

Tour starts outside exit 3 of City Hall subway station.

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  • Meeting point:
    City Hall Station, Seoul, South Korea
    City Hall Station, Seoul, South Korea
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    Just outside exit 3. Seoul City Hall station. I'll be wearing a red football (soccer) T-shirt.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Philip 15 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
I highly recommend going on a tour with Steve. Great guy who knows a lot about the city.
Lino 13 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Was a great experience with Steve! Thanks
Zoe Dyer 13 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Thanks for a great tour!
Fathima 24 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
We had a wonderful tour with Steve! Very informative and up to date with all the changes etc. He also catered to each group/persons interest and was very helpful with any questions and recommendations. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting a nice overview of the area! A very good intro to Seoul!
Ronny 22 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Steve is super guide through Seoul. Obviously he has a lot of knowledge about Seoul and Korean history. He shows you the touristic sides in the morning which is quite convenient while the city is still "sleeping". Great job
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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