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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

  • Reach Seoul grand palaces like Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun with ease by hop-on hop-off bus
  • On-board audio-guide shines a light on Seoul’s royal history and heritage
  • Save time and effort walking between the sites
Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course
From US$18.00
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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course
From US$18.00
The royal palaces dotted around Seoul are widely considered among the South Korean capital’s most important sites of interest. With this hop-on hop-off  bus ticket, save time and effort reaching palaces including Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off the service at your leisure. With buses every 25 to 30 minutes and on-board audio guide bringing Seoul’s history to life, you can visit all the grand palaces in one day in comfort.
What to Expect
The downtown palace course in Seoul has 22 total stops. The buses leave from Gwangwhamun starting at 9am. The international voice guidance system on individual seats provides information about every stop of City Tour Bus. The entire route takes around 2 hours to complete for one bus. Feel free to hop off at any location that interests you as another bus will be there to pick with one stopping every 25 to 30 minutes.

Deoksugung Palace
Namdaemun Market
Seoul Station
The War Memorial of Korea
Yongsan Station
National Museum of Korea
Namsangol Hanok Village
Grand Ambassador Hotel
Shilla Hotel
N Seoul Tower
Hyatt Hotel
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Changgyeonggung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace
National Fork Museum
Sejong Cultural Center
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Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Rude Driver for Course A

I bought Discover Seoul Pass which can get a complimentary ride. I was at Seoul Station ticket office on 23 Nov 5.30pm to get the ticket for Course A which can take us to Namsan Tower. The ticketing staff said we can just show the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rip off, Poor Tour

There is a choice of several routes; we chose the inner city one that went past the principal palace. The ticket office is somewhere near the Hotel Koreana. This tour is an absolute rip-off. We were hoping for an open-air double decker like those we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank MisterN52
Reviewed 5 November 2018
No complaints

I had read earlier reviews complaining about the value of this tour bus but I can't agree with them. I'm sure there are cheaper ways to travel but if you have limited time in Seoul and want to see the highlights then this is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Awaynext
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Great, inexpensive way to get around

I've been on many 'red' bus tours in my travels. I learned in bigger cities, it's actually a great value when used as transportation. This particular route hits 23 'top' spots around Seoul. Get off whenever you want, get back on whenever and wherever you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Roving812435
Reviewed 23 July 2018
Lousy experience

On a very hot day in Seoul, I though this would be a good way to get oriented in air-conditioned comfort. Well.... it was air conditioned. The driver did so many abrupt accelerations, decelerations, and lane changes I could hardly see anything much less take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
11  Thank Sandra H
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Cody W
14 September 2018|
Response from hkvisitor1997 | Reviewed this property |
no time limit, you can take your time to visit any sight you want.
Yessy T
16 July 2018|
Response from earthtrekers123 | Reviewed this property |
You can start anywhere. I hopped on at a mid-point. We bought tickets onboard. It might be less confusing if you already had tickets, but you can get them last minute.
28 June 2018|
Response from earthtrekers123 | Reviewed this property |
Think it really depends on what interests you. We always use the hop on/hop off options to get oriented to the city and then we figure out what would be tough to get back to on our own and make a point of visiting there... More