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 historical figures. This Seoul shore excursion will bring you to experience the old and the new of Seoul!

Tour Code: KSS01
Duration: 8 hours
Start/End: Seoul Cruise Terminal/Seoul Cruise Terminal
Highlight: Gyeongbokung Palace, Buckchon Hanok Village, Insadong Street, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Lotte World Tower, Seoul City Wall
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Seoul shore excursions

Small Group – Big Deal

Cruise: Celebrity Millennium
Date: 28 Oct 2019
Only 6 left
US $123/person

Number of participants6810
Price per person (USD)157138123
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After pickup from the Incheon port by your private guide and driver, head to the heart of the city. Firstly, visit the Gyeongbokgung, the grandest of all Seoul’s palaces. Since most of Gyeongbokgung was destroyed during Japanese colonial rule, many restoration projects are being undertaken. Follow your guide to both original and new sections to reflect upon its splendor and history. Expect to see soldiers in Joseon-era uniforms and you may catch the regular changing of guard ceremonies.

Gyeongbokgung - Seoul shore excursionsThen, visit Buckchon Hanok Village, the old-fashion quarter located in a secret corner of Seoul. Feel the peaceful vibe while admiring brick-made houses with tiled roofs. Enjoy a scenic stroll down the narrow hilly street and listen to local people telling about Seoul’ history.

Bukchon Hanok Village-Seoul-shore-excursionsAfter that, explore Insadong, one of Seoul’s most happening neighborhoods. See the narrow alleyways come to life with robust street performances, flocks of people browsing through the endless sprawl of shops. Expect to find fantastic deals for traditional Korean arts and craft products as the souvenirs to bring home for your friends and family.

Insadong Street - Seoul shore excursionsContinue the trip with a visit to Gwanghwamun Square, which features statues of highly respected kings and commanders. The highlight is the statue of King Sejong, together with displays of this invention including Hangeul (Korea’s alphabet) and scientific instruments such as rain gauges.

Gwanghwamun Square - Seoul shore excursionsNext, head to Lotte World Tower and Lotte Mall for 30 – 40 minutes of free shopping and relax. The final spot you will visit in this Seoul day tours from cruise port is Seoul City Wall. The wall plays an important role in the city’ history. Stretching for 18.6km along with the ranges of four main mountains, the wall originally had 8 gates as the main connection with outside. End your tour in mid-afternoon with a return transfer to the port.

Seoul City Wall-shore-excursions

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the ports in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses