Private tour in Seoul David M

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 685 USD

Seoul (Incheon port) Shore Excursion Tour by Express-Train & Walking

Tour #99497
4.9 (8)
Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 10 people

9 hours

Public transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Seoul tour:

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 express-trains from Sinpo Market near Incheon Port to central Seoul and back, which is faster, safer & cheaper. Your choice of a great Korean lunch will be enjoyed. I am a 35-year resident, as Professor of Korean Cultural Tourism. My 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 and tales of Korea's dramatic 20th Century historical events and current situation. I can show you the special places that make Seoul really interesting. My price is higher 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.

Your Seoul tour itinerary

Usually, we cover the Seoul Plaza historical monument sights, Gyeongbok-gung Main Royal Palace, a great Korean Meal, the Bukchon traditional-houses alleyways, Jogye-sa Buddhist Temple (national headquarters), shopping down Insa-dong traditional-culture street, and Tap-gol Park (20th-cen Independence Movement shrines, and pagoda). There are several great options for late afternoon, if we have remaining time. 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 culture and religions here, 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.

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Transport Details
Type: Public Transportation

We will take Korea's excellent public transportation, especially urban trains (fast, clean, safe, cheap) and also do some walking around the sites. This shore tour with my guiding is also available with renting a mini-bus with driver; see my list.

What's Included
  • Other: - Transportation from and back to where in Incheon your cruise ship brings you by shuttle-bus (usually, Sinpo Market) and around Seoul city -- assuming that we will use public trains and then maybe a bus, 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 (see my other tour for that), along with meals. Also if we visit any site with admission fees (usually just the Palace, w3000 / US$2.60 per-person), you should pay that.
  • Private Guide
  • Public Transportation
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses. - admission fees to a palace or etc (cheap) and any long-distance taxi fares that are not a standard part of the tour (in case of some emergency or your change of plans, for example), if any.
  • Food Drinks Snacks
Where will you meet

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide: I will meet you at the Shinpo International Market, or other place, where your ship's shuttle-bus drops you off.

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

City Highlights

Religious Sites

Art And Culture

History

Languages
Basic

Korean

Fluent

English

Activity Level
Light
Accessibility

Kid Friendly

5

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