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Seoul

South Korea’s capital blends traditional palaces with high-rises amid a cutting-edge fashion and design scene.

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Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

1. Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts, or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiralling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean SIM card! Choose from micro, nano or standard SIM cards. Benefit from 5mpbs download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Cards are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider.

Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

2. Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

Traveling in Korea is much easier and more comfortable when you get to stay online. Book a travel SIM to be in contact with your friends and family, share your travel photos on social media, check your work e-mails, and find your favorite spots on the map. Pick up your SIM at the Incheon Airport counter and get assisted by the staff at the counter to activate your SIM card. The staff will make sure your phone is connected to data.  Receive your Tmoney card as well, which is a public transportation card that can be used to take subways and buses.  Charge the card so you can use it when taking public transportations, purchasing items at convenience stores, or taking certified taxis that accept cards.

Everland Admission Ticket with Transfer and Tour Guide

3. Everland Admission Ticket with Transfer and Tour Guide

Everland is a place enjoyed by everyone from children to adults. Being the largest theme pack in Korea, you can enjoy different exciting rides, various themed festivals, and even a zoo that exhibits 2,000 animals of around 200 species. For thrill-seekers, the park also has the fastest, highest, longest and steepest wooden roller coaster in Korea waiting for you. There are also fireworks in the evening with eye-catching parades as a grand finale. Since Everland is not in Seoul city center, this tour will take you to the theme park offering the most convenient and efficient ride. You will arrive at Everland around 10:10 AM. To learn more about the rides and the best way to enjoy the park, your tour guide will share tips and overall facts about Everland. After some free time, return to Seoul on a comfortable and relaxing journey. After you enjoy the park freely, you will return to Seoul in the early evening.

Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

4. Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

Visit the observatory in Lotte World Tower, one of Korea's architectural jewels and a landmark in Seoul's skyline. Climb to the top of the tallest building in Korea, and the fifth tallest in the world, to see incredible views of Seoul at any time of the day.  Present your voucher at the ticket booth to redeem and get in the line for the sky shuttle, an elevator that operates at a speed of 600 meters per minute. Enjoy the exhibitions in basement levels 1-2, where you'll learn about the history and culture of Korea. Ride the elevator to floor 123 and admire the 360-degree panoramic view, or look below through the glass floors.  Lotte Tower is filled with great restaurants and shops that you can explore at your leisure. Or choose to enhance your visit with entrance to Lotte World, the most popular indoor theme park in Korea. If colorful marine life interests you, select the ultimate package with entrance to the observatory, Lotte World theme park, and Lotte World Aquarium included.

Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

5. Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

Keep in touch with family and friends whilst in Seoul and around Korea with a 4G Portable Wi-Fi rental, providing unlimited Wi-Fi access to your smartphone, tablet, and computer at just the touch of a button. You will be provided with a chargeable device that generates unlimited internet service for 8-10 electronic devices. Enjoy high-speed 4G internet access wherever you want, whenever you want with coverage across the country. Simply pick up your device at Incheon Airport, learn how to use the device from your helpful staff, and walk around the streets of Seoul with unlimited high-speed internet service to search for best restaurants, travel spots, and share them on your social media! You can even stream videos or your favorite playlists since there is no restriction in speed or data usage. Pick up the device from Incheon Airport, but return it to any of the following airports: Incheon International Airport, Gimpo Airport, Gimhae Airport (Busan).

Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

6. Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

Book this personalized tour and the local operator will contact you with some questions about your interests. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local and a bespoke itinerary will be created just for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at a convenient place. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide thinks you'd enjoy something different, the itinerary can be changed. Enjoy discovering amazing spots that you haven’t heard about and are difficult to find, because they aren't well known to visitors. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local host show you a Seoul you will love.

Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium Discounted 1-Day Pass

7. Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium Discounted 1-Day Pass

It does not matter if it is sunny, rainy, snowy, too hot, or too cold. It does not matter if you are a thrill seeker, a big family, a couple, or even a solo traveller. If you are looking for something fun and unique, come visit Lotte World, the first domestic theme park and also the largest indoor theme park in the whole world! Lotte World is filled with a special mix of classic theme park rides and indoor attractions. If you are a thrill seeker, dare yourself to get on Gyro Drop and Gyro Swing to get to the top of the park and drop within a few seconds. If you are a fun lover, take Flume Ride and enjoy splashing water and mark your memory with a funny picture. If you are with a family, do not forget to visit Folk Museum to learn about Korean history. As a tip, you can also enjoy great Korean food within this museum. If you would like to explore even more, visit Lotte Aquarium with the combo ticket. The aquarium is themed across 13 areas with over 650 marine species housed in massive tanks. Stop by at the children's play area and facilities if you are with little kids who do not want to miss the fun. Lotte World is visited by over 8 million customers in the average in a year and it is by far the favorite theme park among Koreans. Inside and outside of Lotte World, you can find shows, parades, Lotte World themed food, beverages and snacks, souvenirs, and cute gifts to remember your visit. Please note, this offer is not for Korean passport holders. You might be asked to present your ID and if you hold a Korean passport only, you might be denied entry.

Namiseom, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, & Railbike

8. Namiseom, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, & Railbike

Meet your friendly coordinator at your preferred meeting point in Seoul and hop onto the comfortable tour bus with other travelers as you head to Gapyeong City. During the ride, be briefed on the details of the tour by your knowledgeable coordinator.  If you select one of the options including the railbike experience, drive to the railbike station and take a breathtaking ride through the serene countryside along an old train track that has been converted into a railbike track. Continue to The Garden of Morning Calm, a stunning garden that attracts families, friends, couples, and photographers with a variety of festivals held there throughout the year. Try some local food at the restaurants nearby. Next, set off for Nami Island, a beautiful, well-known destination in South Korea. Explore the half-moon-shaped island, which has very attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama, Winter Sonata. Stroll around at your own pace to discover the island. Then, head to Petite France to see the vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. The French village consists of exhibition halls, restaurants, and cafes for you to explore and also many photo-worthy sites that feature many famous Korean dramas and variety shows. After your journey, enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable ride back to Seoul.

Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

9. Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

Incheon Airport: Private Transfer From/To Seoul

10. Incheon Airport: Private Transfer From/To Seoul

Enjoy a relaxing beginning or ending to your trip with a private transfer in a comfortable van from Incheon Airport to your accommodation in Seoul, and/or from your accommodation in Seoul to Incheon Airport. Airport to Seoul: After you collect your bags at the airport, proceed to the arrivals gate where your driver will be waiting with a signboard with your name and the GetYourGuide logo on it. Board the private van and enjoy the ride directly to your accommodation in Seoul. Seoul to Airport: Your driver will meet you in the lobby of your accommodation and will be holding up a sign with your name on it. Board your private van and enjoy the ride to Incheon Airport.   Note: It takes about 60-90 minutes from/to Incheon Airport to/from Seoul.

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What people are saying about Seoul

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I really enjoyed this tour, though it was a bit hard as someone by themselves, especially as I was the only one traveling solo. The transportation was good and comfortable (and I'm a tall guy), and there was enough time and freedom to see the sights. I would recommend the rail bike to couples and groups, not to solo travelers.

We had an amazong day with our guide Yujin. She showed us the little secret spots, which you would miss as a tourist. It was a great experience and i would recommend it fo everyone who travels fo Seoul!

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