All in one (Korean food+shopping+History)
Why Kdream Tour
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Kdream Tour travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.
We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Kdream Tour.
We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.
Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.
There is Korean saying “Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life.” We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meanimeaningful.
There is Korean saying “Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life.” We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?
Yangban(the noble) is the highest status that could be achieved by passing a series of national exams which was the only way to become a government official in the Chosun Dynasty. They had high social status but not always a high income. Most of Yangban were mainly interested in study, not in making money and mainly influenced by Confucianism. Honor and the Confucian manner and culture always came before practicality. They cared more about books than money, food, and other basics of life.
Bukchon was the area filled with nobles (Bukchon traditional Korean house village is included by the Cosmojin Seoul daily city tour course number 3) while Namchon was the place for a little lower class, including ruined noblemen or scholars who did not pass enough series of the national exams to become a real noble or government official. Namchon is located at the foot of Mt. Namsan. There were ideologists who were just studying without doing anything else, called “namsangol – nerd,” while respected scholars called “Sonbi” lived there, too.
To restore the old traditional atmosphere, Seoul city has built a traditional garden at Namsan in the old style of gardening. It took 4 years to finish from 1993 to 1997. There are 5 traditional houses showing different living styles for each social status to give a sense of how people in Chosun lived. Furniture designs are different depending on the social status. Seoul city still keeps adding more interesting elements and activities for visitors like a time capsule, experience center, and performances.
What You Can Expect
Seoul City tour number 6 is designed for visitors to feel the contrast between today and yesterday of the capital city. Hanok traditional house village shows the historical value of Korean housing culture and science. An interesting experience for foreign visitors would be the traditional Korean medical check-up center and the experience center, offering different traditional activities.
At Seoul tower, visitors experience a beautiful 360 view of Seoul from the highest central position of Seoul and it became even more popular after being seen in a famous Korean drama. It is the iconic tower of Seoul where you can have the luck of seeing North Korea in crystal clear weather.
Myeongdong is the most visited place for foreign travelers in Seoul. There are many historical places like Myeongdong Catholic Church, the Unesco center, huge shopping malls and restaurants making Myeongdong even more special. Shopping is one of the most popular things that you don’t want to miss.
A variety of designer’s shops and big shopping complexes are close to each other to make shopping fun and easy.
Lotte department store is representative of the Myeongdong shopping complex. They cover a wide range of products from high-end to low-priced moderate brands satisfying any customer group. Their kind service will tell you why they are ranked number 1 in satisfaction.
- Best logistics and route for Seoul historical, cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
- Hanok traditional house village tour, finding today and yesterday of Korean life
- Iconic landmark of Seoul, N Seoul tower
- Myeongdong, Lotte department store and duty free shop. Shopping heaven for foreign visitors
- World best Ginseng exhibition center or Amethyst exhibition shopping center
* Experience the developed view of Seoul at the Seoul Tower, which shows the modern and traditional life of Seoul, feel the tradition at the Namsan Hanok Village, and see at once the global trend which is at the Lotte Duty Free Shopping Mall.
* N Seoul Tower
This huge spire commands the skyline above Mt. Namsan. An elevator ride to the top will give you a bird’s eye view of most of the northern half of Seoul.
Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (in Seoul)
Pick-up & Sending Service
1. Pick-up and drop-off service may be delayed due to traffic.
Payment / Cancelation
1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND
1. Lunch is not included in a half day tour.
2. Namsan Hanok Village will be replaced with Bukchon Hanok Village on Tuesdays.
3. In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.
4. For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour.
5. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.
Gwang Jang Market
Gwangjang Market is one of Korea’s largest traditional markets and is renowned for its quality silk goods, linen bedding and hand-made goods. These days, the vintage clothing arcade in the market has become a very popular attraction among young people and wholesalers searching for unique vintage fashion.
Gwangjang Market has over 100 years of history. The origin of the market can be traced back to the establishment of the Gwangjang Corporation in 1905 which was created with the purpose of reclaiming Korean sovereignty during the period of Japanese occupation. At that time, traditional Korean markets were only temporary marketplaces that were periodically held every few days. Gwangjang Market was the first permanently established market that was open everyday. In 1962 the market was divided into Dongdaemun Market and Gwangjang Market and modern buildings were constructed.
Namsan Hanok Village
Namsan Hanok village is a must-visit to experience Korean traditional housing culture. Understanding housing might be the best way to understand the culture of a society in a certain period. There are 5 different types of house located at the village and each kind representing the living style of different people in high society from different areas. Nearby Hanok traditional house village, there are a few must visit places. Time capsule to be kept for the next 1000 years, Korean traditional medical check-up experience center and traditional experience center. They are all for the people who would like to feel the tradition and history of Korea.
N Seoul Tower
N 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.
Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.