Visit Seoul
Visit Seoul
4.5
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Averroes C
outside jakarta13 contributions
Nov 2019
Stayed at Itaewon. Lots of restaurants, coffee clubs, bars, night life. From Korean, to western food, thai , vietnamese, middle-eastern, turkish and malaysian food are available in this area.
Written 26 December 2019
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Michelle R
Chiang Mai, Thailand64 contributions
Oct 2019
I found this service on the internet and booked in for several free tours. The guides were all knowledgeable on the areas visited. My highlights were tours with Nam Yoon Myun and Lee Kee Jong. Make sure you are early and if you need to cancel please contact the guide so that they do not keep waiting for you. The guides spoke good English. I met some great fellow travellers too.
Written 6 November 2019
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annemaree59
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We visited Seoul in June 2019 and did not know where to start so we booked two of these free walks -yes, absolutely free. No tipping expected or accepted. We did the Bucchon Hanok Village walk and the city walls walk near Namdaemun market. They lasted about two hours and the guides were retired civil servants with good English and a great attitude. Meeting points at or near subway stations which are easy to navigate, A great way to get to know Seoul and its people.
Written 15 June 2019
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Ryo N
32 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
My daughter and I booked the free walking tour of the Gyeongbokgung Palace on 13 Dec 2018 and it was a great experience as a result of the very knowledgeable volunteer guide, Ms. Im, H.S. The fluent-in-English Ms. Im met us at the Ticket Office (with a sign in-hand) on a snowy Seoul day (which was a bonus for us life-long Hawaii residents!) and promptly started the very informative tour (after showing our entrance tickets that we had purchased ahead of her arrival to the ticket office to obtain her free admittance).

Ms. Im carefully explained the complex layout of the vast palace grounds that's essentially a self-contained city that at one time housed up-to 3,000 that included royal family, concubines, staff, and attendants. She also shared the very interesting history of how the palace was rebuilt following its destruction by the occupying Japanese military and provincial government as well as the plans for the further restoration of significant structures. Special attention was given to the elevated royal banquet hall (Gyeonghoeru) that sits in the midst of a reflecting pool (whose effect has to be imagined being surrounded by the now frozen and snow-covered pool).

The scheduled two-hour tour lasted for about 2 and a half hours and ended at the Palace's rear entrance that frames the Republic of Korea's "White House" equivalent, aka, "The Blue House" (Cheong Wa Dae).

A warm Mahalo to Ms. Im for sharing her knowledge and passion if Korean history and culture!
Written 24 December 2018
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I Love Bergen
Bergen, Norway234 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We booked the free tour offered by VisitSeoul with the intention of going to the Bukchon Village. However, our guide gave us a tour for about an hour of the palace where we met (Unhyeongung Palace). While the palace isn't bad, we had already been to two other palaces and were a little 'palaced out', which is why we wanted to hear about how the locals lived at Bukchon.

After spending an hour at the palace, we walked to the Bukchon Cultural Center where we were rushed through the buildings before being told that our guide couldn't come with us and that we have to walk through the village alone. After walking around the village, we realised it was possible for guides to show people around, and felt a little cheated. Of course, the tour is free - but at least match the tour description. The website also said that the tour would be about 2 hours, but we were down in an hour and twenty minutes.

Overall, our guide was great and informative, but the tour itself was not what we expected and that made it a little disappointing. Would not book again through VisitSeoul.
Written 17 November 2018
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Journeyager
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia60 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I booked about 4 of such tour. They were all great, conducted by guides who are friendly and eager to share their knowledge with tourist.

In fact I prefer this tour to the secret garden tour where they herd 40-50 people at one go around secret garden and tell you the history of the place. It is impersonal and you can't really ask any questions.

Only wish that we can do some of these free walking tours last minute as you have to book at least 3 days in advance. Sometimes other tourist may cancel leaving only one person per guide. But if it is open, then anyone around the vicinity who is aware of such tour may just join in. Nevertheless, the guide is still as enthusiastic even with a single person.
Written 13 September 2018
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Camila G
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Solo
I took part in the Night Tour of Seoullo. My guide, Mr. Moon contacted me before the tour to make sure we would meet in the right place and was always very nice. The tour itself was great, I was shown a lot of cool places I would not have found on my own and learned a lot about the history of the city. He also answered all my random questions. Overall a great experience!
Written 2 September 2018
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Travel_Pin_Man
San Juan Island, WA491 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We cannot recommend this two hour tour enough. Unfortunately I cannot remember our guide’s name but he was an older gentleman who was incredibly knowledgeable of Korean history. Our free two hour tour was packed with information and covered the entire site from the southern to the northern gates. He brought along a binder with visual aides to support his presentation. If you are considering this trip please show up or cancel if you change your mind. We waited five -ten minutes for two parties who rudely signed up changed their minds and did not bother to ancel. It worked out for us and the one other couple who we shared the tour with but not cancelling is disrespectful of the guide and the others who do show up. A final note...our guide would not accept a tip so unlike free tours we have gone on in other cities this is a totally free tour and very much worth your time. A great way to earn about Korea and its history.
Written 30 August 2018
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cathyvancouver2015
Vancouver, British Columbia8 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
I highly recommended these free English speaking walking tours (they are really FREE!). We went on 2 of them - one for Namsan and one for the Palace. We learned a lot about history of Korea and the daily life of the locals from the volunteer guides. The guides were knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and saved us a lot of time in covering a large area. They were almost private tours because not too many know about them.
Written 26 March 2018
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Teresa Punto
Madrid, Spain239 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Our tour was guided by Bae, a volunteer. Even tough it was just two of us, she explained their history energetically and in the clearest way
Written 18 February 2018
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