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Seoul is the capital city of South Korea, situated in the northwest of Korea, 50 km away from North Korea’s borders to the south. Half of the population is living in Seoul that makes Seoul become the center of economic, culture, politics of Korea.
Seoul was the capital of many dynasties, nowadays, Seoul still retains a lot of ancient buildings, palaces, temples, forts and parks. Many architectural buildings were recognized as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In addition, Seoul is also well-known for beautiful natural scenery, especially in autumn when the yellow brilliant leaves create picturesque scenery.
Seoul has a temperate climate, hot and humid summer lasts from June to September with rain. August is the hottest time of the year, with average temperatures of 22 to 30 ° C. In contrast, winter is very cold with average temperatures from -10 to 1°C and snow. The most appropriate time for you to travel to South Korea is in the fall starting from September, it is considered as the best time to visit Korea when the temperature and humidity become more gentle, pleasant, cool.
Asia Shore Excursions provides many interesting Seoul shore excursions for cruise passengers stop at Seoul port, Korea. Please contact us to get the best shore trips in Seoul as well as for a tailor-make itinerary to meet your needs.

  • Seoul – The Walking Ghost

    Seoul – The Walking Ghost


    This evening, your Seoul Ghost tour starts with picked up by local guide and driver transferred to the place where Prince Suyang massacred several the present king’s relatives on the […]

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  • Nami Island and Petite France

    Nami Island and Petite France


    Thanks to its beautiful sights, Nami Island is the popular place for filming many K-dramas. Take this Seoul shore excursion, discover a colorful Petite France, ride a bicycle around this small island, and hide from the bustle of the urban area…

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  • Seoul Gangnam Day Trip

    Seoul Gangnam Day Trip


    A day exploring the most bustling district of Seoul – Gangnam District. Be mesmerizing with the marine world in the large-scale COEX Aquarium, and then relax with a boat cruise along the Han River…

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  • Seoul – Jisan Forest Ski Adventure

    Seoul – Jisan Forest Ski Adventure


    Experience the most favorite winter sport in Korea, joyfully play with the snowfield at a luxury resort nearby the breathtaking Jisan Forest included in the full-day trip to Seoul…

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  • DMZ and Seoul City

    DMZ & Seoul City


    This highly popular tour takes you to the most fortified border on earth, and also the closest place you may ever be to North Korea! From this safe side of barbed wire fences, follow your guide to 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and Dorsasan Station to…

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  • Jayu Park, Seoul

    Seoul and Wolmido Island Tour


    Discover the best of Seoul in this incredible 2-day sightseeing tour. Delve into the country’s history at Gyeongbok Palace, Korean War Memorial Museum, and Jayu Park. Get a taste of the local vibrant culture as you walk through…

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  • Gyeongbokung Palace

    Discover Seoul


    Step into Gyeongbokgung to feel how the lives of past Emperors were like before taking to the bustling streets of Insadong. Drop by Gwanghwamun Plaza to see well manicured landscaped gardens and statues of prominent historic figures…

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Attractions for Seoul Shore Excursions

The capital of Korea hides various mysteries in many attractions along the city. Asia Shore Excursions would like to introduce some attractions that can be perfect for your shore trips to Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Also known as the Northern Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a splendor structure which reminds the Joseon Dynasty with almost all elements still be maintained through many wars and occupations in the past. Served as the symbol of the capital of Korea, this place is a must-visiting in shore excursions to Seoul. In the past, the complex had around 330 buildings served by 3000 staffs. Gyeongbokgung Palace includes various attractions inside the ground such as National Folk Museum, National Palace Museum, Third Inner Gate, Throne Hall, and Executive Office.

National Palace Museum

Every highlight Seoul shore excursion includes a visit to The National Palace Museum of Korea which locates in the ground of Gyeongbokgung Palace. This place is the ideal attractions for those who want to learn about the culture and history of Korea dated back to the glory Joseon Dynasty. The museum is the exhibition of over 40,000 items, especially 14 national treasures that clearly reveal the magical artistic skills from the Joseon era including the priceless gold-embroidered hanbok – the traditional clothes of Korea - and exquisite hairpins worn by the queens and princesses. Moreover, it is home to various literary works and ancient artifacts belong to the royal family the old time.

National Folk Museum

Another attraction included in the Korea shore trips to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea is the leading institution dedicating to presenting the folk culture of this country. It rapidly became an essential part offering a deep look into the lifestyle and culture of ancient Korea. The museum is the place holding various seminars, art performances, exhibitions, and concerts where you can get hands-on experiences to learn about Korean traditional values. National Folk Museum is divided into three main exhibition halls which reveal the different faces of this country including series of local costumes, artifacts, musical instruments and festivals conventional.

Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market is one of the largest wholesale markets in the country lined up by hundreds of stalls, shops, street vendors, and also many department stores nearby which sell everything you want such as clothes, food, handicrafts, accessories, souvenirs, flowers, and so on. Hopping on any shore excursion, you just want to pick up some idyllic items to remind about the interesting trip to Korea. Experience the bustling market that will be the paradise for shopaholics. You can find anything here with the lowest prices. At night, the market is lighted up with neon signs and noisy atmosphere all along the streets. What a wonderful place to explore!

Korean War Memorial Museum

The Korean Memorial War serves as a memorial structure to commemorate the victims who died in the Korean War. It also represents for the peaceful reunification of Korea. The museum is divided into 6 exhibition halls with a screening room, a combat experience room, and an outdoor exhibition area nearby. Being home to around 33,000 artifacts both are displayed indoor and also outside, the museum is not a boring place that can fit everybody at every age. When you admire the priceless artifacts, your children can join in maxny educational programs including military music, honor guard events, drawing contest, cultural event and more.

Gwanghwamun Plaza

Well-known for the giant-sized bronze statue of King Sejong, Gwanghwamun Plaza is one of the symbols of the capital Seoul with the special historical meaning. Besides, there are 224,537 flowers standing for the number of days from October 28th, 1394 when the Chosun Dynasty chose Seoul being the capital to the opening day of the plaza on the first day of August 2009. Beside the statue of King Sejong, the story about him in the exhibition hall underground of the Gwanghwamun Square with various materials and artifacts revealing his great life and achievements. A shore excursion to Seoul needs a visit to the Gwanghwamun Plaza.

Nami Island

Nami Island is the most spectacular place in all Seoul shore trips. Once standing on the island, you can immerse at lines of fantastic vertical trees that no word can describe its beauty. Every corner can be the perfect background for your photos. Fans of Korean dramas cannot miss this island with various famous spots that were the location shooting the film “Winter Sonata”. Take a ride on the rent-bicycle or have a short tour on an electric train around this idyllic island. If you want a more thriller experience, catch the Nami Skyline Zipwire from the highest spot in the island.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village represents for the traditional values still be maintained in this country with about 900 traditional Korean houses made of stone, wood, soil and even rice paper. The special thing in here is this village is not for tourists only, it still serves as a residential area that you can see the daily life of locals. Nowadays, tourism rapidly develops that thousands of visitors come here every year. The village no longer has houses anymore, many cultural centers, restaurants, and teahouses were built to catch the demand of travelers.
 

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