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Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium Discounted 1-Day Pass

3. 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.

Jeju Nanta Show: Number 1 Non-Verbal Performance in Korea

4. Jeju Nanta Show: Number 1 Non-Verbal Performance in Korea

Since its debut in 1997, Nanta has become Korea's most popular theatrical show, drawing the largest audiences in the history of performing arts in South Korea. Nanta integrates Korean drumming routines with western performance styles, and is one of the “Top Ten Things to See in Seoul”. Using various kitchen items, this high energy performance combines dancing, percussion, acrobatics, and visual humor to delight audiences of all ages. Due to its huge success, Nanta opened a new theater in Jeju so that tourists in Jeju can also feel the heat and passion of Nanta.  During the show, three cooks start their day. While they are busy preparing the dishes, a bad tampered manager appears and orders them to prepare food for a wedding by 6 o'clock in the afternoon. The cooks quickly begin to work, peeling this here, chopping that there, and frying it over there, the whole kitchen rocks and rushes. At last, the finally have all the jobs done and invite the audience to a thrilling and powerful party performance.

From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

5. From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

Witness the Demilitarized Zone, one of the most powerful symbols of the 20th century. Learn the history of the conflict as you tour the important sights, including seeing North Korean territory. Start your tour at Imjingak, 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, a park that is dedicated to remembering the war and the division of Korea. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The 3-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, the Unification Park, and a North Korea Center. Next, try the new Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola. During the cable car ride, you will get a bird’s eye view of the DMZ and even get a glance at Imjin River and Camp Greaves, a site used for many war-themed TV shows and movies. The next stop is Mount Odu Unification Observatory, which allows visitors a view of North Korean territory. On the way back to Seoul you’ll visit Seoul Battleship Park. 3 authentic warships are preserved in their original state and provide an extraordinary space for exhibitions and experiences, offering visitors another way to learn more about the war. Your tour ends with a drop-off at City Hall.

Seoul: 4-Hour Gangnam Walking Tour With Customized Itinerary

6. Seoul: 4-Hour Gangnam Walking Tour With Customized Itinerary

Feel the modern glamour of the city during a private 4-hour walking tour through Seoul's vibrant Gangnam district. Discover the area at your own pace with a customized itinerary as if you are walking with your local friend. First, select where you want to go and plan your route with your guide. Scope out the best places to visit during your stay, learn how to get into top restaurants, and how to navigate the transport system. If you want are interested in Korean pop culture and global K-pop trend, pay a visit to the COEX Mall where you can shop and check out K-pop related attractions. It is a good place to also take instagrammable photos at the famous book store known for its sophisticated interior design. Also, checkout Bongeunsa Temple which is home to a giant Buddha statue. Live a local experience by heading into the center of Gangnam to take a look at the Gangnam Style Statue where K-pop made its big entry to the world. Stroll past numerous shops and check out many of the great eateries.

Seoul Highlights: Morning E-bike Tour

7. Seoul Highlights: Morning E-bike Tour

Glide effortlessly through the ancient city of Seoul by E-Bike. Starting from the K Style tourist information hub, you'll cruise over to the royal palace, before visiting the quaint west village and cruising up the west mountain on an e-bike to see the city wall. From the tops, you can overlook the city to enjoy Seoul's natural beauty and epic skyline all in one. Next up, visit Baum village, nestled in the mountains, the film location of the famous movie "parasite", before visiting the oldest original Joseon dynasty gate to the city. You'll then have a thrilling downhill ride back into the city. You'll effortlessly cycle past the presidential Blue House and over to the traditional Bukcheon Hanok village for a look at the traditional homes there. Your comfortable e-bike will then whisk you to the tranquil Jogyesa temple for a temple tour and finally back to the starting point on Cheonggyecheon river for the final tour story on Gwangtong bridge and tips on where to go next and how to get there.

Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

8. Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul before the tour ends at around 12:30PM.

Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

9. Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

Take an insider's look at Seoul as you join your guide on a walking tour of the South Korean capital's famous Gwangjang Market, Chenggyecheon stream, Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul Fortress Wall, and Ihwa Mural Village. Learn about the local culture and sample some culinary delights on the way. Start with a tour of Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s first and oldest covered market, to sample popular street food like Kimbab (seaweed and rice roll), Bindaeddoek (mung bean pancake), or Ddeokbokki (rice cake). The city's biggest street food hot spot also sells hanbok, traditional Korean clothing. Next, walk along Cheonggyecheon stream where locals love to hang out and relax there to escape from city life. The stream was paved over as part of post-war economic development in 1958 and restored in 2003. Soon, arrive at the Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun), a Korean national treasure. It was first constructed in 1396 as one of the main gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Only this gate has an outer wall among the eight gates of the city. Moving on, walk along the Hanyangdoseong (Seoul Fortress Wall), built to protect the old Seoul, Hanyang from foreign enemies in the Joseon dynasty. As you admire the series of walls made of stone and wood, also soak in some amazing views of the city from the fortress. To conclude the tour, visit the Ihwa Mural Village, a unique spot fully devoted to street art and wall murals. Explore this artistic enclave and learn how the neighborhood transformed from a ghost town to a colorful attraction.

Seoul: National Museum of Korea Guided Tour

10. Seoul: National Museum of Korea Guided Tour

Enjoy a visit to the National Museum of Korea, home to a suite of major historical objects from ancient to contemporary Korea. It is recognized as one of the best organized and most informative museums in the world. The best way to get around is with a guided tour, during which you'll hear about the establishment's rich history and have the chance to ask questions. Meet your tour guide at the entrance to the museum and grab your audio receiver for better listening. Your tour guide will take you from the ancient through to the modern history of Korea. Feel free to ask any questions you may have along the way. In the history portion, your journey will begin with learning about the three ancient kingdoms of Korean territory. Continue on through rather modern history and learn about Korea's deep roots in Buddhism as you admire beautifully presented religious decors and statues. The next stops focus on sculptures and crafts in exhibitions consisting of national treasures made of gold, valuable stones, and porcelain. Take enough time to look around all permanent and special exhibitions at the museum at your own pace after the guided tour.

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What people are saying about Seoul

We had an amazing time with Junghee. The market tour was excellent. She confirmed ahead of time our dietary requirements (Vegan) and had a menu that suited us. The cooking session was fun and entertaining. Junghee also took photos and videos us while cooking and sent them right away along with recipes. We did this at her family home which added to the authenticity of the experience.

I booked this cooking class for the first day of my visit to South Korea and i’m glad i did! Junghee is friendly, enthusiastic, fun, explained everything and in the end all was delicious! Gamsahabnida ! 5 stars.

This was a great experience. The good was AMAZING! The host is super nice and welcoming. I can't wait to try out the recipes once I get back home. I highly recommend this class!

Very amazing experience. Been there twice and worth it both times!!

Great leadership, everything went smoothly, nice staff!