Full Day- Essential Seoul City Tour & Gourmet Tour(including Lunch and Dinner)

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From $299.00

33 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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You can enjoy both city tour and Gourmet Tour. We will visit the most popular tour attractions like Gyeongbokgung palace, Changing ceremony of the Royal Guards, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong and etc. You will experience handcraft making, Hanbok wearing and etc.. For tasting of Korean foods, we will visit not a group tourist restaurants but famous quality local restaurants, and taste Jinseng Chicken soup at the popular restaurants for lunch. For vegetarian, there are nice vegetarian restaurant. This restaurant is famous enough to have more than ten minutes of queuing lines always. During the tour, we also enjoy Korean snacks or tea. For dinner, we will taste various kinds of street foods at Kwangjang market. For all above mentioned tour activities and foods are included in our tour and you don't need to reserve separate tickets for city tour and food tour. Through this combined tour with professional licensed English speaking guide, you will feel Korean's life, culture and heritage.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

During the tour, we will taste traditional Korean snacks or teas.

English speaking guide with official tour guide license

Private transportation

We pick up and drop off at customer's hotel in seoul.

We will have a dinner at Gwangjang market with various traditional street foods, and Korean rice wine( makkŏlli) will be served together.

We will taste Jinseng Chicken Soup(Michelin Restaurant) for lunch. We will visit not a group tourist restaurants but a popular local restaurants. A nice vegetarian restaurant is also available.

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 5
  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung palace is the first palace built in 1395 out of five palaces in Seoul in Joseon dynasty. This palace was built by fenhshui which is a traditional geological theory, The name of Gyeongbokgung palace means new dynasty would have big blessing and prospered forever.
Geunjeongjeon Hall and Gyeonghoeru Pavilionare are national treasures in the palace, Geunjeongjeon Hall is the main building of the palace, most of major event like king’s inauguration ceremony and reception of ambassadors from foreign countries were held at this building. Gyeonghoeru Pavilion was used for the purpose of banquet and entertainment. Before tour of Gyeongbokgung palace, we will watch the Changing ceremony of Royal guards. Gyeongbokgung palace and changing ceremony of royal guard are closed on every Tuesday, so we will visit the other royal palace, Changdeokgung palace, every Tuesday. Changdeokgu palace is very beautiful palace and is listed on UNESCO cultural heritage.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

National Folk Museum of Korea
You will see how the Korean lived from the birth to grave at this museum.The National Folk Museum of Korea is a museum that represents daily life and culture of Korea and is visited by more than two million people every year, and provide educational and cultural opportunities to better understand and experience the traditional Korean lifestyle.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon(buk means north, chon means village) is a traditional residential village forming with Korea’s traditional house, Hanok(Tiled roof house). As you see, because of rapid industrialization of Korea, most Korean live in apartment and modified western style house, so it is very hard to see the traditional Korean Hanok village nowadays. This Bukchon Hanok village is one of traditional villages maintaining traditional Hanok style. Because this Bukchon was near the palace, and located at a good place according to fengshui, a theory of divination based on topography, this was a good residential area for royal family and high officials for 500 years of Joseon dynasty. Nowadays, Bukchon is one of famous tourist attraction in Seoul. Tourist can enjoy and feel the history of Bukchon , various cultural experience like tea ceremony, calligraphy, handcrafts and etc. at Bukchon.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jogyesa Temple
Jogyesa Temple is located in central Seoul and it is one of Korea's major Buddhist temples, also serves as headquarters for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest sect of Korea Buddhism. The temple's main hall is called Daeungjeon Hall and the famous statue of the seated Buddha is enshrined here (the statue is Tangible Cultural Heritage of Seoul No. 126). Baeksong, a white pine tree that is more than 500 years old stands next to Daeungjeon. Located in the heart of Seoul, huge numbers of tourists visit the temple to experience Buddhist culture.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Insadong is a traditional cultural place where you can see old Seoul. Originally, the government office in charge of paintings on king and royal family in Joseon Dynasty was located at Insadong. The streets of Insadong are lined with craft workshops, antique shops, galleries, and restaurants, traditional hanok style’s teahouse. Seoul city designated Insadong as street of traditional culture in 1988, and the first cultural place in 2002, This area is car free zone every weekend, so you can enjoy walking with shopping, cultural experience like making some handcrafts. And you can enjoy various events like musical performance. Samjigil is one of the place which you can feel Korea’s traditional handcrafts. During the tour at Insadong, we can taste refreshment.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art
You will visit Dawon Traditional Tea Garden in Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art in a hanok (traditional Korean house) and enjoy traditional Korean Tea, this place offers the visitors a moment to relax and find peace in the city. When seated, greenery and flowers in the private garden make for a nice view while sipping tea. There are more than 15 homemade teas available, all of which originate from Korea. Dawon's peaceful atmosphere and authentic experience make it a must visit for anyone in Seoul. The unique charm of the tea house is made up of antique furniture.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cheonggyecheon Stream
Cheonggyecheon is a 11 km-long waterway flowing center of downtown Seoul. This waterway was natural stream until Joseon dynasty. After Korean war, many refugees made their houses and lived there, so this area was a typical slum and very dirty with bad smells there. Later 1950, Cheonggyecheon was covered with cement structures and automobile overpass was built over there, and many modern buildings were built at surrounding area, so this place became a successful symbol of Korea industrialization. But, after 40 years passed, the structures and overpass became obsolete and dangerous, and so city government decided to restore the place as Eco-stream. This was changed to Eco-waterway through 2 year's restoration project. Total length of restoration is 5.8km, there are 22 bridges, and 50,000 visitors a day. Cheonggyecheon became a symbol of the rapid development of Korea and major tour attraction place nowadays.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Baek In-je's House
Baek In-je House is a museum and cultural heritage site located in Bukchon Hanok Village. The house is a well-preserved as hanok(Hanok means traditional Korean house). The hanok was built on an elevated plot of land and there are incredible views of Bukchon Hanok Village from the house. There is also a spacious garden. The hanok is one of the few largest remaining hanok in the city, and because of its unique history and beauty, the hanok was designated a Citizens' Cultural Heritage site and converted into a museum. Closed on every Monday.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kwangjang Market
Kwangjang market is Korea’s first commercial market. This market opened in 1905. Originally, Namdaemun market was the biggest traditional market until early 1900s, but Japanese occupied Namdaemun market by Japanese’s invasion to Korea, so Korean merchants opened Kwangjang market for Koreans in 1905 to compete Japanese Namdaemun market. In the early of this market, major products were agricultural products, but nowadays, there are many kinds of products including fashion items, especially Gwangjang market has become famous as eating place to taste various street foods at cheap price. From about 10 years ago, many foreigners began to visit this market and became famous. This market is one of the famous tourist attractions in Seoul. The typical street foods are Kimbap, Soondae, Nokduejeon(Korean pancake made with mung beans), Yukwhe(beef sashimi)and etc.. we will taste various kinds of street foods for dinner here.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Awesome and amazing trip!
Penny_L, 05-01-2023
Had a wonderful and amazing experience with our tour guide, Mr. Don Lee. He explained the sites really well, and get along well with my adolescent sons. The trip was well tailored, planned and discussed with Mr Bergen Park who made great recommendations. Highly commendable tour group, the Bergen Travel!
Great 1-day tour
AJ_E, 30-12-2022
This was a great one day tour that covered the majority of the site seeing locations in Seoul. We had a fantastic time despite of the cold weather and our guide, Kimsoo, was knowledgable and attentive. Very recommended.
A must do!!
Downing_M, 29-12-2022
We booked a last minute tour and it was perfect. Mr Kimsoo picked us up at our hotel at 9:30 and we got to see the changing of the guards right on time Ike. We toured the palace and then had a delicious meal. We did a little shopping and then attended a Buddhist mass. How wonderful Mr Kimsoo is. We learned a great deal of history. Thank you!
This is THE tour you’re looking for
Larry_K, 28-12-2022
Bergen was the best tour guide ever! When we told our Korean friends where all we went, they were very impressed and wanted the name of the tour for future use. We have the most memorable family pictures (in hanboks even!) and we’re still smiling about them!
Easy and enjoyable way to experience Seoul’s sights and foods in one day
Myra_V, 20-12-2022
Our guide, Bergen Park, was amazing. Warm, informative, and enthusiastic about sharing the sights and food of Seoul. He timed everything perfectly to maximize the sights we would be able to visit, with no waiting! Highlights were seeing the changing of the guard at the palace, ginseng chicken soup at a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant, tea at an out of the way traditional tea house that we would never be able to find on our own, and having as much delicious street food and makgeolli at Gwangjang Market as we could eat, including getting to meet the Netflix kalguksu lady while enjoying freshly prepared mandu and knife cut noodles. We cannot recommend this tour and Bergen Park highly enough! Thank you, Bergen!

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