Morning Walking Tour of Namdaemun Market, Namsan Mountain and Myeongdong Including Full-Day Option - Reviews

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gvanhowe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2018

My tour guide was Ben. It was my first time in Seoul so I very much appreciated his knowledge of the recent and past history of Korea. Ben's English is very good. The tour itself gives an excellent glimpse of Seoul's past blended with the new. Well thought out route and overall highly recommended.

Greg

Paul V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

I would recommend anyone to go to this tour my guide was Ben he was very knowledgeable . He explains well . The best experience.

Barbara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

We only had a short layover in Seoul on our way to Cambodia and thought a half day tour would give us a taste of the city. Our tour guide Sook did an outstanding job of showing us the highlights and even accommodated our request to try a lunch of ginseng chicken soup...yummy. Excellent tour. Highly recommended.

Nathan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Wow! Is all I can say about this tour! After just completing a 2 week trip of Korea, Japan and Taiwan I would have to say this tour was the highlight. It ended up being a private tour so it really felt special! Amazing sites, great information and the show at the end is simply amazing. Thanks so much!

eam1963

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our guide Ben met us promptly on time, it became a private tour, only the two of us.
He was very informative and took us to many places we would have missed. We experienced all forms of transport, getting up to Seoul Tower was very busy by bus, but it was worth it. Ben was very willing to talk about anything we asked him, and all the places that we visited were great. Lunch was lovely with a couple of beers, and then we walked it off. The archictecture between old and new is amazing. We finished the tour with a wonderful performance at the theatre, it was a very enjoyable tour. Be prepared, the all day option there is quite a lot of walking. Liz

johnny.h.lee11

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

My tour guide was Ben Kim, and he was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. I was the only one on this tour, so it was a unique and memorable experience. The last time I was in Korea was 30 years ago when I was very young, so I was really interested in reconnecting with my culture and learning more about Korean history. Ben accommodated my interest in practicing Korean, so he did the tour in both English and Korean. The tour moved at a great pace and I learned a lot of interesting things, both historic and current. The Namsan Mountain portion of the tour was my favorite. The elevated vantage point provided breathtaking views and an opportunity to learn more about Korea in terms of significant landmarks, buildings, and mountains.

Anne C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

I had a wonderful day with Jessie who filled in for Ben. She was fantastic and knew a great deal about her amazing city of Seoul. She spent the entire day with me walking the city and pointing out key areas and talking about the rich culture and history of Seoul and South Korea. We had lunch at a local restaurant, visited a museum and ended the day with a wonderful performance at the Jeongdong Theater. I really felt like I had a great introduction to Seoul through the eyes of a native! I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Seoul. Thank you, Jessie!

Cole N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This tour was more than worth the money! Ben was my guide and he was incredibly well informed. He taught me many interesting things about the country and was extremely open and personable. When I come back with friends I will without a doubt be doing this tour again. I did all day tour. Concert= :)

Philip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This walking tour was very enjoyable and informative. Our guide Ben has excellent knowledge with the history both old and new of Seoul. Ben had special spots for views that were amazing. I would recommend this tour and it is quite manageable for moderately mobile travellers. Maree and Phil Australia

Colleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This tour was so much fun, we highly recommend it! Ben was our tour guide and he was fantastic! I have already recommended him to my friend who will be visiting Seoul in the Fall. His English was great and he was so enthusiastic and passionate about Seoul and it's history. Ben took us to the observatory deck in City Hall, shopping at both Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong, and Nansam Tower which also included riding the cable car. He even carried our bags for us after we went shopping! We were just a small group my daughter and I, plus another group of 2 so it was almost like a private tour, and that was on a Saturday! Per the recommendations of other people who have taken this tour, we did this on our first full day in Seoul so we could get to know the city before venturing out on our own....definitely a good idea! My only regret is taking the half day tour instead of the full day!

Elisa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Great walking tour to know more about Seoul and Korea and #39;s history and culture. My guide Junga was highly adorable and informative. I highly recommend it

Owenita E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

We booked this tour and another tour in the morning, History and Culture of Seoul Walking Tour, requesting for Ben Kim. These tours became a private tour for my husband and myself. Ben Kim is an excellent guide. He let us change our itinerary and went to the places we wanted to go. We had morning coffee at the old Seoul City Hall and had a panoramic view of Deoksugung Palace and Seoul, lunch at Seoul Museum of History and Patbingsu dessert at one the coffee shops. We asked to go to Jongmyo Shrine before we started the afternoon tour. We were everywhere in Seoul with Ben Kim all day till we finish the tour in Myeongdong at around 7pm, and after he showed us which restaurant to go to eat Samgyetal chicken ginseng soup. We actually had to go back to Myeongdong another day to eat at that restaurant because we had fun sampling the street foods in Myeongdong. We highly recommend this tour with Ben Kim.

Paula S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

I thought this was a public group tour but I turned out to be a private tour. Not bad for the price, since it included everything plus lunch! I was also impresses that I didn't need a minimum 2 persons which almost all the other tours need. Very glad I booked this tour! My tour guide was very knowledgeable with Korean history and how it has shaped the Korea we see today. The language barrier is very real and many locals are very guarded when approached by foreigners, I'm glad I was accompanied by a local tour guide to smooth over my trip. I loved visiting Namsan Mountain. I also recommend getting as many souvenirs at Namdaemun Market! I regret not getting more since the remainder to my stay I spent it rushing from metro to metro with my friends trying to get to some place or another. Over all I completely recommended this tour!

Skye D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

I had arrived in Seoul on my own and decided to book this tour so I could get my bearings. Being alone in a large city was daunting until I went on this tour. Ben was very accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about Korean history and culture. I learned so much more on this tour than I would have exploring on my own. We walked on main roads but also back streets which I found extremely interesting.
I opted for the full day option and if you have the time, I recommend this as you get to have not only a great lunch but also watch the amazing performance of Youll.
I highly recommend this tour if you want to explore this beautiful city like a local, it's worth every cent.
Thank you, Ben!

Hampton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Ben was very knowledgeable about Korean History and culture. We met and went on a walking tour of the Namdaemum Market, Myeongdong Street, and changed plans from the Namsan mountain, to another marketplace on Jong-Gu street. Fantastic to see all these places in one day. Ben's english was very good, and I would hightly recommend this tour to anyone.

Hampton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Ben was very knowledgeable about Korean History and culture. We met and went on a walking tour of the Namdaemum Market, Myeongdong Street, and changed plans from the Namsan mountain, to another marketplace on Jong-Gu street. Fantastic to see all these places in one day. Ben's english was very good, and I would hightly recommend this tour to anyone.

Snehal I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

good enough

Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

I highly recommend this tour, it allowed me to visit three of the most famous places in Seoul with a very knowledgeable guide, Ben Kim. For all the tour he clearly explained the history of the places as well as others curiosities and he was really accommodating to my requests.
The duration of the tour was just right and it ended at Myeongdong Street, therefore is possible to stay there after the tour and enjoy some shopping.
In conclusion I recommend this well planned tour and if you book it be sure to have Ben Kim as your guide!

Kathryn Rachel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

I really enjoyed this tour. Ben is a really good guide. He is very knowledgeable about his city and clearly explained different points of history or architecture to me as I asked. It is also very clear that he enjoys sharing his city with foreigners. As we walked from point to point, he would also take back roads and paths so that he could show more of the city than is generally seen. He was flexible as also adjusted the tour as I was going solo.

This tour is highly recommended for the evening-night view. The tower and city are both so beautiful all lit up, and I think that, as a tourist, you can understand more about Myeongdong Street in the evening craziness--and it was crazy! But a lot of fun. The tour is only a couple hours long but gives you a good understanding of the sites, and then leaves you with lots of time after to spend the night how you wish.

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Half-day tour of Seoul including Namdaemun Market, Namsan Mountain and Myeongdong Street

This is an excellent late-afternoon/evening tour to get a good overview and history of Seoul.

Namdaemun Market, what I would call a traditional style farmers market, is the largest and oldest market in South Korea with numerous shops lining the streets near the Namdaemun Gate. This is ideal for getting a quick snack before taking a cable car ride to reach our second destination, Namsan Mountain which offers a 360-degree view of the Seoul skyline. Ask your guide about the padlocks on the observation deck. We took a bus to Myeongdong Street, modern market with numerous commercial and shopping attractions, and food stores. You will cover a lot of ground in this short tour, but these locations can be revisited allowing you to spend more time depending on what catches your interest. All entry tickets, bus transportation from the Namsan Mountain, and refreshments were provided by my tour guide, Ben, who has an extensive knowledge on the history of these attractions.

Patricia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Seoul is such an amazing city, but I know from prior experience that having a great tour guide makes all the difference. Ben Kim did an amazing job of explaining each location included in the tour. Worth every penny. I highly recommend this tour and to use Ben Kim for your tour guide.

Christine G

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2017

Our guide was Ben who was wonderful. He made it fun and interesting and accommodated the different needs in the group. I enjoyed the Namsan Mountain section but found the shopping areas were not really for me. That was not a fault of the tour but rather of my own preferences. Worth doing though as I saw parts of the city that I probably would have missed if I had not gone with such a knowledgeable guide.

Richard A

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2016

The guide, Ben, was excellent. I was the only participant, so it was in fact a private tour. Ben added a couple of unscheduled stops, which were truly a bonus.

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