VIP TOUR 3
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VIP FULLDAY TOUR

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  • HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF SERVICE(IN SEOUL)
  • COACH WITH AC & ALL ADMISSION FEE
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE SERVICE

TOUR CONDITION
  • GYEONGBOK PALACE AND THE NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM WILL BE REPLACED WITH DEOKSU PALACE ON TUESDAYS.
  • CHANGDEOK PALACE WILL BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER TORUIST ATTRACTION WHEN IT IS CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.
  • THE GUARD CHANGING CEREMONY AT GYEONGBOK PALACE WILL BE CANCELLED IN CASE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
  • IN CASE SOME SITES OF THE TOURS ARE CLOESED, A VISIT TO ALTERVATIVE PLACES WILL APPLY.
  • FOR YOUR SAFETY, STAY WITH THE GROUP AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE GUIDE DURING A GROUP TOUR.
  • IBTS KOREA CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURIES OR LOSSES INCURRED WHILE ON TOUR.

 

PAYMENT / CANCELATIONOUR
  • CANCLE BY 18:00 ONE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TOUR: 100% REFUND
  • CANCEL AFTER 18:00 ONE DAY BEFORE THE TOUR DATE: CANCELLATION FEE OF 70% OF THE TOUR COST.
  • CANCEL AT OR AFTER THE TOUR BEGINS OR NO-SHOW: NO REFUND
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    • TOUR CODE:CIT-0007
    • MINIMUM:4 PAX
    • START DAYS:DAILY DEPARTURE
    • TIME:09:00-18:00
    • LANGUAGE:ENGLISH
  • PRICE :

    $180.00

 Highlight of Tour Spot

Spanning more than 310 miles (500 km) at about 0.62 miles (1 km) wide, the Han River (Hangang) is one of the most important rivers in South Korea. A full-on tourism destination, a warm or even brisk day affords you the chance to explore the well-groomed pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths. Take the kids around as visitors and locals alike enjoy the soothing ambiance of the river beside while jogging, fishing or just hanging out in one of its many cafes. If you are so inclined you can even jet ski.

The Hangang Park also has playgrounds if you just want to sit and relax while the kids use up some energy. Unfortunately there are no real restaurants, but it is still a great place to picnic with the family or a loved one. One of the more popular things to do here is to take a boat cruise for a relaxing ride around, or for special occasions, boats can be booked a night soiree.

There are several subway lines that will cross the river depending on where you are and where along the river you want to go. For a lovely nighttime stroll, get out at the Yeouinaru Subway and go directly to the Cascade shown on the directional map at the entrance of the park. Otherwise, if you are looking for a little exercise, you can rent bikes for the day for about $5 at a few easily accessible locations that also offer drop-off points.

 

Built in 1394 which is 100 years earlier when Columbus landed his first foot on America continental, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a main palace among five palaces keeping 600 years’ history of Seoul where the last emperor of Chosun dynasty stayed. There are two different parts in the palace, Naejeon(inner court) where emperor and family stay and Oejeon(outer court) for politics and governances.
Geunjeongjeon is the throne hall where the king formally granted audiences to his officials, gave declarations of national importance. Sajeongjeon is executive office where the king or emperor carried out his executive duties and held meetings with top government officials. Gangnyengjeon is where the king’s bed chamber is located. Gyotaejeon is for queens and Jagyeongjeon is the only royal residing quarters for the late queens. There are so many parts designed for different functions and different residences in the Palace. So palace is not an single architect but one big area with several sectors or towns.
There are also many interesting architectural elements. For example, Haetae is an imaginary animal which is known as a spiritual and mysterious being that jumps on a person who did a wrong thing, and butts with horns.
You can find out more interesting stories and secrets of the Chosun dynasty and palaces with IBTS KOREA guide.

The Hangang (River) Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the Hangang (River). There are 8 different docks from which to board, including Yeouido, Jamsil, Yangwha, Ttukseom, Sangam, Seoul Forest, Jamdubong and Seonyudo. The cruises have different themes allowing passengers to enjoy live performances and fine dining as they admire the scenery. The romance of the Hangang makes river cruises very popular with lovers all throughout the year.

Taking a cruise is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and get away from it all. Enjoy spectacular nighttime views of the Hangang on themed cruises with live magic and delicious food, guaranteed to create unforgettable memories for families, lovers and friends alike. There are also seasonal events including a flower cruise in spring and a migratory bird cruise in autumn.

Yongsan Electronics Shopping Mall is the largest electronic shopping complex in Korea, a country famous as an IT powerhouse. The complex houses a total of 10 shopping malls and features all kinds of electrical appliances and components as well as computers, attracting a great number of customers. The complex is also easily accessible via public transportation as it is connected to Yongsan Station.

The site of the complex was once home to an agricultural and marine products market. However, with Seoul’s improvement project for the capital area and the formation of Garak-dong Agricultural & Marine Products Market, the dealers in Yongsan relocated their businesses to Garak-dong in 1987. Subsequently, tradesmen from Seun Arcade, an electronic shopping center situated in Jongno, moved into the empty units left behind by the market traders and the present-day shopping complex started to develop.

With the ever-increasing fever in the computer and cellular phone markets, the complex is always bustling with people looking for the latest products. The complex stocks a wide range of goods allowing for customers to easily compare the prices and quality of products.

 Itinerary

Trendy Seoul has 5000 years history? Are you curious about Korean history? Do you want to know how Seoul was like in 500 years ago? Did you know there was strict social status system in Korea? Do you want to find hot places in the most crowded city, Seoul? You are no longer stranger here with IBTS KOREA guide.

Seoul City tour number 12-1. You will see yesterday and today of Korea and its culture.

Lunch is Korean traditional meal that surprises you with more than 10 different dishes.

Visit all the romantic places in Seoul and learn anything about Korea from your tour guide. Keeping in mind of Korea history from palace tour, find the connection between old history and today. Incredible success of Korea from the scratch, many people call Korea Hanriver miracle. You can feel the miracle of Hanriver on the river cruise.

Mobile devices, cameras, all the other electronics are to be found at one place with great deal. All the schedule will be interesting experience of time travel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Seoul historical, Cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
  • Visit an exhibition center to learn about the past, present and future of Korea’s culture and politics
  • Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and arguably Seoul’s most beautiful
  • Learn about life in Korea from ancient times to today at the National Folk Museum
  • N Seoul Tower, 360 view of Seoul
  • Upgraded Lunch
  • Changdeokgung, Unesco World Heritage
  • Han River Cruise – Great overview of Seoul from the river
  • Yongsan Electronics Shopping complex – Every devices you are looking for with great deal

 Tour Course

THE ROYAL GUARD CHANGING CEREMONY

Every hour on the hour from 10 am to 4pm, the chief gatekeeper changing ceremony has been continued, which happened during Joseon Dynasty symbolizing safety of the kings and security of the nation, and guiding of the prestige.

Consistency expressionless face expression and sobriety mood of chief gatekeepers at the ceremony stimulates the foreign tourists’ interests.

GYEONGBOK PALACE

Kyeongbokgung Palace is one of the oldest of the five places in Seoul. It is such a great and magnificent building as a representative of Joseon Dynasty. It shows off the beauty of its construction.Through this, it can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.This tour course takes around one and a half hours; you will see remarkable pavilions like Kyunghoiru and Hyangwonjung, and beautiful/classy wooden and stone structures as Kyungcheonsaji 10-story tower, you also will see Kyotaejeon and Kangnyungjun places where you can experience the life of noble people with a guide.

 

The choicest tour place for foreign tourists.
Gyungbok-gung Palace is the starting point of 500 years of history in Joseon Dynasty.
You will defiantly enjoy the stroll around the place feeling the quiet and peaceful mood.
It can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.
If you want to know the history of Korea properly, you should visit this place.

THE NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM

National Folk Museum of Korea has been researching daily life of Korea from the past to present and preserving and displaying folk culture of ancestors in Korea as a representative life history museum.
This is one of the best location to explain Korean history and culture easily to foreigners.

N-SEOUL TOWER

Seoul Tower, which is on top of the Namsan Mountain is 479.7 meter high. It is the 2nd tallest tower of the world.When you go up to the observatory of this place, you will see the fabulous panorama of Seoul. Also N Seoul tower has a beautiful night view, you will see the beautiful scenery at the observatory as well as the outside of the tower in this representative landmark of Seoul. In the N Seoul tower; concert, love festival, love locker event, and other various events take place throughout 365 days a year, you will not be bored regardless of when you visit here.

AMETHYST or GINSENG CENTER

The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.

LUNCH: BIBIMBAP

Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: [bibimbap], sometimes anglicized bi bim bap or bi bim bop) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang, a salty soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating. In South Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap. In 2011, it was listed at number 40 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Travel.

CHANGDEOK PALACE

Changdoekgook Palace is the only place that is designated as a World Heritage site within Korean palaces.
Changdeokgoong palace receives a lot of praises for its beauty and is well remained as its original state.
Especially the back garden, which occupies over half of the palace, shows the beauty of the Korean traditional garden the most well.
This place is where the kings of Joseon Dynasty had relived their stressed and spirits from state affairs in the past.
Let us become like a king of the past during the Joseon times and take a stroll and rest around the backyard of the Changdoekgook Palace.

HAN RIVER CRUISE

The Hangang (River) Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the Hangang (River). There are 8 different docks from which to board, including Yeouido, Jamsil, Yangwha, Ttukseom, Sangam, Seoul Forest, Jamdubong and Seonyudo. The cruises have different themes allowing passengers to enjoy live performances and fine dining as they admire the scenery. The romance of the Hangang makes river cruises very popular with lovers all throughout the year. Taking a cruise is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and get away from it all. Enjoy spectacular nighttime views of the Hangang on themed cruises with live magic and delicious food, guaranteed to create unforgettable memories for families, lovers and friends alike. There are also seasonal events including a flower cruise in spring and a migratory bird cruise in autumn.

AMETHYST or GINSENG CENTER

The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.

YONGSAN ELECTRONICS MARKET

Yongsan Electronics Shopping Mall is the largest electronic shopping complex in Korea, a country famous as an IT powerhouse. The complex houses a total of 10 shopping malls and features all kinds of electrical appliances and components as well as computers, attracting a great number of customers. The complex is also easily accessible via public transportation as it is connected to Yongsan Station. The site of the complex was once home to an agricultural and marine products market. However, with Seoul’s improvement project for the capital area and the formation of Garak-dong Agricultural & Marine Products Market, the dealers in Yongsan relocated their businesses to Garak-dong in 1987. Subsequently, tradesmen from Seun Arcade, an electronic shopping center situated in Jongno, moved into the empty units left behind by the market traders and the present-day shopping complex started to develop. Korea’s largest electronic shopping center With the ever-increasing fever in the computer and cellular phone markets, the complex is always bustling with people looking for the latest products. The complex stocks a wide range of goods allowing for customers to easily compare the prices and quality of products.

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