Shore Excursion: Best of Seoul


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Korean (fluent), English (fluent)

Professional Tour Guide + Friendly Driver + Private Van

Professional English Speaking Tour Guide + Friendly Driver with a Private Van

The Best of Seoul Tour is designed for the tourists visiting Seoul with a limited time schedule.

We will explore the best scenes of Seoul so you can grasp the ambiance of this dynamic city within a few hours!

You may customize the itinerary anyway you wish.

Here's a proposed itinerary:

Incheon Port Pickup (in front of your cruise) - Gyeongbok Palace - Bukchon Traditional Village - Insadong Traditional Street - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Namdaemun Traditional Market - Drop off at Incheon Port (in front of your cruise)

Please scroll down to the Itinerary section below to see a list of recommended places in Seoul.


Seoul has full of interesting places to visit such as:

- Bukchon Northern Traditional Village (view of modern and traditional buildings at once!)
- Noryangjin Fish Market (Conan O'Brian visited this fish market in Feb. 2016 and he bought a small octopus and named him "Samuel". Conan then donated Samuel to the COEX Aquarium in Seoul and recently Samuel made its way to Conan Show in LA!)
- Gyeongbok Palace (main palace) & Changdeok Palace (UNESCO heritage)
- Gangnam (from Psy's world-famous song, Gangnam Style)
- COEX (Korea's biggest underground mall with Gangnam Style statue)
- Insadong Traditional Street
- N Seoul Tower (Observatory)
- Jogyesa Buddhist Temple (smiling Buddha statue)
- Namsangol Southen Village (try the Korean costumes and/or write your name in Korean by taking a calligraphy class)
- Myeongdong (full of street food and Korean cosmetics)
- Gwangjang / Namdaemun traditional market
- Yongsan Electronics Market

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up in front of your cruise (Incheon Port).

End location: I will drop you off in front of your cruise (Incheon Port).

Duration: 8 hours


A friendly local driver with a private van will help us tour around Seoul. I will focus on the tour while our driver takes us from one place to another to help you maximize the time you have in Seoul.

What’s Included

Other: * Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide (8 hours, e.g. 9AM - 5PM)
* Friendly-Driver with a Private Van (The vehicle can accommodate up to 6 adults).
* If your group size is more than 6 adults, I can arrange for a mini-bus or a big tour bus. Please message me for more details.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 KRW - Rough estimated amount is around $20 USD per person.
Estimated local cash you need depends on the admission fees of the places you decide to visit and your choice of lunch/dinner.

What’s Extra

Other: - Admission fees for you
- Lunch for you
- Any other personal expenses (Water, Coffee, Snacks, etc.)

* Admission fees on some of the main sites are written below in terms of USD for your convenience ($1 USD = around 1,000 KRW)

- Gyeongbok & Changdeok Palace: $3
- Deoksu Palace: $1
- Jongmyo Shrine: $1
- Korean Calligraphy $5
- Korean traditional costume experience|: $5
- N Seoul Tower Cable Car: $8 round-trip
- N Seoul Tower Observatory: $10
- Samsung Leeum Museum: $10
- Free Admissions: Namsangol Hanok Village, National Museum of Korea, National Folk Museum, Samsung D'light


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

What an outstanding day with Pam. We have travelled the world and she may have been the best tour guide we have ever had. She was extremely outgoing and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Pam!
Merrill Kirshenbaum

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Private tour guide Pam

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