There’s so much to do and see in Korea. Make the most out of your stay and familiarise yourself with some places you’d like to visit.
Seoul City Tour
Seoul is the vibrant capital of Korea and a popular tourist city. It’s jam-packed with countless things to see and do. Visit traditional royal palaces; enjoy the fabulous food and nightlife or head to the hip and happening shopping districts. Seoul is a city with so much to offer that it may be difficult to know where to start, so get the most out of your stay and check out the attractions on-board the Soul City Tour bus. An onboard multilingual audio guide will give you detailed descriptions of each point of interest, so you won’t miss a thing.
Walking tours are held by the City of Seoul, they’re free of charge and a great way to see the city, and they also help you get some exercise at the same time. Experienced guides will fill you with a wealth of knowledge about Seoul’s unique history and culture. You’ll be guided to all the major tourist sites of the city. This unique tour program is sponsored by the City of Seoul.
If you find yourself with some extra time during your stopover at the Incheon International Airport, you might want to consider one of the exciting transit activities and tours available. These offer a sample of the sights and sounds of Korea and a chance to stretch your legs. Whether you’ve got an hour to spare or half a day, there’s bound to be a tour to fit your schedule and interests. Why not take the opportunity to visit some of Korea’s historical treasures, or if that’s not your thing, put your credit card to work and take in some shopping. Don’t sit around at the gate; turn your short stay into a fun experience! You can arrange a transit tour before your flight or simply ask the staff at the airport ‘Transit Tour’ desk upon arrival.
With eleven conveniently located ports of call, Korea offers cruise passengers the perfect opportunity to explore the entire country. Korea blends modernity with a history that dates back 5000 years. You’ll experience a passion for life and traditional Asian hospitality wherever you go. There’s something for the young and old, the fun seeker or the history-buff. Take in the countless attractions and amazing cuisine of this dynamic country. You’ll never want to leave.
For global travellers looking for something truly unique, it’s hard to go past the Olle walking paths on Jeju Island. Explore 200km of connecting paths stretching along the entire south coast of the island. The route will take you to magical forests, mountains, and remote beaches. You’ll enjoy unrivaled views over Jeju’s dramatic volcanic landscape.
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Tours
Korea remains the last divided country in the world. After the Korean War (1950 – 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border, effectively cutting the Korean peninsula in half. Stretching 2km on either side of this border is what’s known as ‘The Demilitarized Zone’ or ‘DMZ’. As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest, and remains a popular destination. Despite being the most heavily armed border in the world, it is extremely rare for hostilities to take place. These days the DMZ is regarded as a safe destination and we highly recommend a visit. The DMZ and surrounding area contain many interesting historical sights and areas of pristine natural beauty. Various organizations offer DMZ guided tours. Itineraries differ, but most tours will take visitors to an observatory, one of North Korea’s infiltration tunnels, a military base, and right into Panmunjeom – the joint security zone. This is where negotiations between South and North Korea take place.
For over fifty years, the areas surrounding the DMZ have been restricted to the public. As a result, they have become a wildlife preserve containing incredible bio-diversity. The DMZ and its surrounding areas are now referred to as the Peace and Life Zone (PLZ), and a special tour has been designed to take travellers to destinations of historical interest and outstanding natural beauty.