Where east meets west, Seoul offers a fascinating mix of old and new, where ancient tradition meets Gangnam Style in a glorious fashion. This exciting destination is becoming increasingly more popular and one of the best ways to discover the surrounds is by joining a guided tour that highlights the city’s most iconic attractions. There are tours and activities to suit all, from hiking through the scenic Bukhansan National Park, to snapping up bargains at the bustling Dongdaemun Market.
Don't miss these Seoul attractions
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Shopping in the Myeondong district
- City walking tours
- Bukchon Hanok Village
- Bongeunsa Temple
Music and markets
Seoul loves to perform. Whether your weakness is K-Pop, K-Drama or Nanta – a traditional Korean percussion quartet, you can’t go to Seoul without experiencing the Korea’s joy for the performing arts. For a surreal experience of Korean popular culture, step it up a notch and jump on board a K-Drama tour where you’ll visit special sites and filming locations from popular Korean TV shows.
Take a tour around the city and discover the best of Seoul’s markets. At Namdaemun, Seoul’s 24-hour market you can pick up everything from cameras to street food. This sprawling market is a great way to get acquainted with Seoul and get a feel for the city’s diversity. If shopping is your passion, Seoul doesn’t disappoint, next on the agenda is the Dongdaemun Market with every fabric and fashion accessory imaginable on offer.
City walks and nature hikes
Gain an insight into the heritage and culture of Seoul on a group walking or cycling tour through the city. An informative guide will explain the significance of iconic landmarks and attractions including N Seoul Tower, Jongmyo Shrine and the imposing Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Head to the hills of Seoul to hike around Bukhansan Mountain and its surrounding National Park. Outdoor lovers will enjoy getting out amongst nature, with the park being home to over a thousand different species of plants and animals. Hike or cycle along the tracks, on which there are more than 100 Buddhist temples to visit.