Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

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43 reviews   (3.33)

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Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Explore some of Seoul's top sights on a single deck bus with this hop-on hop-off tour. With a bus coming every 25 to 30 minutes, hop off and check out a location and never have to wait long to head to the next. Included is an international voice guidance system that will provide information about every stop along the way in 11 languages. Buses run starting from 9am until 8pm with the last bus leaving the departure point at 6pm.

What's Included

Audio guide in English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Thai, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia.

Hop-on Hop-off tour

What's Not Included

Entrance fees to any sites or museums

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Circulation time is around 2 hours
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Buses run every 25 to 30 minutes
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy


Superb activity
Roam49242666568, 30-12-2019
Great experience to visiting famous sightseeing activity particularly the palaces.value for money coz using subway in Seoul for me its hard for there are lots of exit needs to walk,walk,walk.definitely an alternative for DIY holidays spending
Good service
liko11, 18-09-2019
There are several routes-mine was the A route aka Palace route. I initially rode the entire route to get oriented then stopped at the Korean War Memorial, Seoul Tower and National Museum of Korea. Buses run every 30 minutes.
I see lots of room for improvement.
David_S, 15-04-2022
The route map was outdated and the stops were not clearly indicated on that map at all. We searched at least 15 min for a stop and then waited more than 30 min before realizing that that stop is no longer a valid one! Moreover, the bus interval is every 60 min, not 30 min. Lastly, there were no explanations of the hotel stops--are there points of interest around those hotels or are they just convenient hop on/off locations for guests of those hotels?? I would suggest adding at least a page of explanations to the route map so that we can get a preview of each stop.

I understand that this may be the problem of the local tour bus operator not providing sufficient information because its own website was difficult to navigate. However, a little improvement over the current setup would go a long way to make it better.
An easy way to get around and see sights
D1944QItracyb, 16-02-2020
Whenever I take hop on hop off tours, my main intent is to use them as a method to get from point A to point B without getting lost (my usual method) and seeing more of the city than if I was walking; that being said, I don't worry too much about the commentary available. I like to walk, but Seoul is a car friendly city, and I don't think I could have walked to all of the sights I wanted to in one day, and it was cheaper than multiple taxis. There are three routes available, and I did buy the two day ticket that allowed me to take more than one route. I was mostly interested in the Palace route, which includes the three palaces, the War Memorial of Korea, Hanok Village and N Seoul Tower.

Logistically, the ticket process can be confusing or at least not as easy as you would think. You can pre-purchase the ticket online, but you have to take that voucher to the kiosk and turn it in for a ticket, which means you cannot just hop on the bus if there is a stop near your hotel. A couple of times the drivers looked at my ticket and looked confused, but still let me on, but I didn't understand why they were confused, it couldn't have been the first time they saw that type of ticket, could it? I didn't have any of the issues that some other reviewers had, but I can understand some of the frustration.

So, I would recommend using the bus as a way to see a large city and a lot of its sights without trying to navigate on your own.
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853prabhakarr, 13-10-2019
The first bus, a trolley look alike was noisy and felt like it had no suspension. Making matters worse, the loud speakers were blaring commentary in Korean which made it hard to listen to English commentary over the earphones. The MAN buses we took subsequently were good. Still, the loud Korean commentary over the speakers made it hard to listen to English version. They should turn off the loudspeakers.

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