The Best of Seoul

  • Port

    Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

View Seoul from the comfort of a motor coach, beginning with an 80-minute drive from the pier at Incheon to South Korea’s capital city. You’ll pass by the Blue House—the Korean presidents’ residence, which has been open to the public since 1998. Enjoy some time to stroll around at the Gyeongbok Palace & Folklore Museum, built in 1394 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). This is the largest and grandest of the five palaces dating from that period. Inside you will find the Folklore Museum—a showcase of the lifestyle of Korean people from the prehistoric age to the Joseon dynasty, displaying items of everyday use, funerary objects, major works of art and replicas. Don’t miss Insa-dong Street. This area is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and is undoubtedly the focal point of traditional Korean culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea—hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts. After lunch, you will stop at the South Gate Market—an open-air market in downtown Seoul. The vendors here would argue that theirs is the very best selection of merchandise in the nation. True? You have 30 minutes to find out for yourself; then you will return to the ship at Incheon, 90 minutes away.

Notes:

Minimum age is 8 years. Gyeongbok Palace & the National Museum are closed on Tuesdays. Namsangol Hanok Village will be substituted.