Traditional Sites of Seoul with an expert American-resident Professor as guide
During this amazing full-day tour you will see some of the best sights of Seoul City and learn many fascinating things about Korean history & culture. We will use public trains w/ a few short taxi-rides, which is faster, safer and cheaper. Great Korean lunch will be enjoyed.
I am a 30-year resident, as Professor of Korean Cultural Tourism. My main specialty is the variety of traditional religions here, including Buddhism, Shamanism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism and Christianity and I will give you an in-depth explanation of everything time allows us to see, with colorful stories. I can also show and tell tales of Korea's dramatic 20th Century historical events and situation.
I can show you the special places that make Seoul really interesting. My price is higher than others, because I'm a well-known expert on these things, have written many books and articles -- my clients are those who want the best descriptions, broadest viewpoint & deepest insights.
We will choose the sites by your specific interests.
We will choose the sites by your specific interests; obviously your shore-leave time is very limited, and we will make the most of it -- focusing on what you most want to see. My main specialty is the variety of traditional religions here, including Buddhism, Shamanism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism and Christianity and I will give you an in-depth explanation of everything we visit, with colorful stories. I can also show and tell tales of Korea's dramatic 20th Century historical events and situation.
I can show you the special places that make Seoul really interesting, and I know a lot of great restaurants that can fit your food-preferences and budget.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal.
Duration: 9 hours
Up to 9 hours in-total; we will visit as many sites as you'd like, moving faster or slower as you wish, to fill your one day with Korean fascination.
We will take Korea's excellent public transportation, especially urban trains (fast, clean, safe, cheap) and also do some walking around the sites.
My services as your personal tour guide, site admission fees and transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal and around the city -- assuming that we will use public trains w/ a few short taxi-rides, which is faster, safer and cheaper and allows experiencing the real local people & sites. If you want to rent a vehicle and professional driver for your tour, that will cost extra, along with meals. Also if we visit any site with admission fees above w3000 per-person, you should pay all of those fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30000 KRW - All directly tour-related expenses including site admission fees and local transport (trains, bus, taxi) are included in the cost of the tour; extra cash or credit-card should be brought for our lunch, your snacks or etc.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals. Any car or van rental is extra.
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David is incredibly knowledgeable on Korea and its relationships past and present to China and Japan. Highly recommended.