the best sites of historic downtown and beyond, in Korea's capital, with an expert American-resident Professor
This tour is completely flexible on the number and nature of the sites visited. On offer are the best sights of Seoul's historic downtown area, many of which are depicted in my other tours here. It all depends on where I pick you up and drop you off, and just what you want to see and do. Possibilities include Seoul's best palaces, Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Shamanic or Taoist shrines, museums, historic buildings & traditional neighborhoods, restaurants & tea-shops, and so-on. On this system I offer 3or4-hour, 6-hour & 8or9-hour versions of this tour; you can choose (this is the longest one). If you want something other than that, a custom-designed tour could be created to suit your desires.
This tour is flexible on duration and the number and nature of the sites visited. On offer are the best sights of Seoul's historic downtown area, many of which are depicted in my other tours here. It all depends on how long you want to spend with me, where I pick you up and drop you off, and just what you want to see and do. Possibilities include Seoul's best royal palaces, grand Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Shamanic or Taoist shrines, museums, historic buildings & traditional neighborhoods, restaurants & tea-shops, and so-on. A custom-designed tour will be created to suit all your desires.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel lobby, at the bus or train coming from the Incheon Airport, or any prominent spot we agree upon.
End location: We can finish this tour at your hotel, at the bus or train going to Incheon Airport, or anywhere else that you want.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
This tour can be anywhere from seven hours to nine hours, as you wish. There are also 6-hour and 2~4-hour versions of it available on my page.
Metro subway, taxi, subway trains, car, walking and hiking are all possible.
Just my guiding to the sites you want to visit, and my explanations of them.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20000 KRW - you might need some local currency for subway, bus or taxi, entrance fees & etc. All restaurants & such can be paid by credit cards.
local transportation (pretty cheap), rental car (if requested; usually not needed), site admission fees, and any meals/ snacks/ drinks.
I can arrange for a taxi-service if you wish. Otherwise we will use the cheap taxis that are easy to catch, and Korea's excellent and fast public transport system of subway trains, and buses, together. I only have a good car in Dumaguete, not in Korea.
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David is a lot of fun to be with. He has been in Korea for more than 30 years and has a knowledge sponge, so his tour is very informative and interesting. He has many interesting and candid observations about the country. We had a delightful day and hope to return and tour with him in the future.