Things to do in
Seoul

South Korea’s capital blends traditional palaces with high-rises amid a cutting-edge fashion and design scene.

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Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

1. Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

Traveling in Korea is much easier and more comfortable when you get to stay online. Book a travel SIM to be in contact with your friends and family, share your travel photos on social media, check your work e-mails, and find your favorite spots on the map. Pick up your SIM at the Incheon Airport counter and get assisted by the staff at the counter to activate your SIM card. The staff will make sure your phone is connected to data.  Receive your Tmoney card as well, which is a public transportation card that can be used to take subways and buses.  Charge the card so you can use it when taking public transportations, purchasing items at convenience stores, or taking certified taxis that accept cards.

Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

2. Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts, or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiralling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean SIM card! Choose from micro, nano or standard SIM cards. Benefit from 5mpbs download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Cards are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider.

Everland Admission Ticket with Transfer and Tour Guide

3. Everland Admission Ticket with Transfer and Tour Guide

Everland is a place enjoyed by everyone from children to adults. Being the largest theme pack in Korea, you can enjoy different exciting rides, various themed festivals, and even a zoo that exhibits 2,000 animals of around 200 species. For thrill-seekers, the park also has the fastest, highest, longest and steepest wooden roller coaster in Korea waiting for you. There are also fireworks in the evening with eye-catching parades as a grand finale. Since Everland is not in Seoul city center, this tour will take you to the theme park offering the most convenient and efficient ride. You will arrive at Everland around 10:10 AM. To learn more about the rides and the best way to enjoy the park, your tour guide will share tips and overall facts about Everland. After some free time, return to Seoul on a comfortable and relaxing journey. After you enjoy the park freely, you will return to Seoul in the early evening.

Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

4. Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

Keep in touch with family and friends whilst in Seoul and around Korea with a 4G Portable Wi-Fi rental, providing unlimited Wi-Fi access to your smartphone, tablet, and computer at just the touch of a button. You will be provided with a chargeable device that generates unlimited internet service for 8-10 electronic devices. Enjoy high-speed 4G internet access wherever you want, whenever you want with coverage across the country. Simply pick up your device at Incheon Airport, learn how to use the device from your helpful staff, and walk around the streets of Seoul with unlimited high-speed internet service to search for best restaurants, travel spots, and share them on your social media! You can even stream videos or your favorite playlists since there is no restriction in speed or data usage. Pick up the device from Incheon Airport, but return it to any of the following airports: Incheon International Airport, Gimpo Airport, Gimhae Airport (Busan).

Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium Discounted 1-Day Pass

5. 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.

Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

6. 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

7. 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.

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace History Walk

8. Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace History Walk

Meet your guide at Gyeongbokgung station and head to Gyeongbukgung Palace's main gate. Enter the National Palace Museum to learn about the history of Joseon dynasty and see the artifacts which have been housed at the palace for hundreds of years. Walk through the main throne hall, the King’s office space, the King’s bed-chamber, and the Queen’s bed-chamber.  Learn about the history and hidden stories of the largest palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Take photos of the locations where kings and queens once stood. Discover the influence the dynasty had on Korean society during its five centuries in power. End the tour at Gyeonghoiru pavilion, the event hall of the palace. Enjoy some time to explore the palace at your own pace after the tour.

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

9. 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.

Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

10. Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

Book this personalized tour and the local operator will contact you with some questions about your interests. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local and a bespoke itinerary will be created just for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at a convenient place. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide thinks you'd enjoy something different, the itinerary can be changed. Enjoy discovering amazing spots that you haven’t heard about and are difficult to find, because they aren't well known to visitors. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local host show you a Seoul you will love.

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What people are saying about Seoul

Overall rating

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I so enjoyed my evenings with absolute. If you want to get to know people, dance in short, fun, then you should definitely register. absolute means 100% fun. if you don't drink, no problem, we will take care of that ourselves.

The worker were very nice and efficient, they did everything and checked if the sim was working ^^ thank you.

The tour was excellent and the tour guide-Rachel explained us a lot of interesting things.

entertaining tour in the evening palace, unfortunately it was very crowded

Súper easy to use, only install the SIM card and it’s done