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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course provided by Seoul City Tour Bus

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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

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History buffs and xenophiles can now experience all three of Seoul's royal palaces in a single day with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket. Stop at Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwanghwamun whenever you like, then explore each location at your own pace. With buses stopping every half hour, you can move onto the next palace whenever you’re ready. Between sites, listen to in-depth audio commentary on the city’s history and heritage.
  • Create your own sightseeing itinerary in Seoul
  • Enjoy free admission to Changgyeonggung Palace
  • Save valuable vacation time and travel by bus
  • Listen to audio commentary through a provided headset
Important Information
  • Audio guide in English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Thai, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia.
  • Hop-on Hop-off tour
  • Entrance fees to any sites or museums
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Circulation time is around 2 hours
  • Buses run every 25 to 30 minutes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tracy B wrote a review Feb 2020
Apple Valley, Minnesota187 contributions54 helpful votes
Whenever I take hop on hop off tours, my main intent is to use them as a method to get from point A to point B without getting lost (my usual method) and seeing more of the city than if I was walking; that being said, I don't worry too much about the commentary available. I like
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
grchom wrote a review Jan 2020
Madrid, Spain18 contributions8 helpful votes
We got the ticket at 11:59 am 27/12/19 and get a short ride. When we wanted to use again on 30/12/19 at 10:00 am for another short one, in fact less than 30 min. the driver let not us get into the bus showing us the date very angry. A very dissapointing information and bad
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Date of experience: December 2019
John R wrote a review Dec 2019
Bangkok, Thailand113 contributions50 helpful votes
This is not a sight-seeing open-top bus, more a race between set points around the city. The driver drives like the devil is chasing him, his announcements in three languages are difficult to understand and always seem to conflict with both the recorded narrative on the
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
wearyn0mad wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia63 contributions34 helpful votes
We rode this as a tour bus to see the sites of Gangnam. However, the audio commentary is few and far between. The bus tour is probably more useful to get you from one tourist spot to another quickly without having to use the train system, rather than using this as a tour that
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1 Helpful vote
liko11 wrote a review Sep 2019
295 contributions61 helpful votes
There are several routes-mine was the A route aka Palace route. I initially rode the entire route to get oriented then stopped at the Korean War Memorial, Seoul Tower and National Museum of Korea. Buses run every 30 minutes.
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About the operator

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By: Seoul City Tour Bus
A Great Introduction To The City of Seoul
This was my first visit to Seoul, and I noticed the yellow Seoul City Tour Bus right at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza
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Karin Y
Half day DMZ tour
This my first time join on a day tour in Seoul. Was a good experience to visit Imjinjak, Odusan and memorial hall.
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Very average. Long gaps between services
I did not enjoy my time on this bus. The bus does not run very frequently so I found myself waiting at cold bus sto
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Worst ever! Don't waste your money
This is the worst city tour I've ever taken. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!! Korea is amazing and this tour is t
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00 why not fix it?
I’ve been on a dozen of these tours around the world, but sadly this is the worst experience. Such a shame, because
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Loop Tour of Seoul
Great way to see Seoul on a cold and rainy day. The A route buses had the top closed which certainly helped with ke
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Hop on Hop off RIP OFF
This is a total waste of time and money. The guy at the ticket counter booth charged us the full fare and didn’t gi
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Loved it
Loved it .even thou it started abit slow/boring but it ended being a great tour is was so awesome i couldnt explain
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seoul city tour
it was big mistake!!! not professional not ready to have international tourists,only for korean people!!!
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Don’t bother!
The bus we went on was supposed to be panoramic - we expected open top - despite the bus being closed in that would
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Shawkat R
Blue not Red!
We toured the city of Seoul during the first week of October 2019. We took the Blue line and the took the Red line
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We enjoyed it
We did the Gangnam City Bus Tour and took it from the 1st stop at Gangnam. The tour took about 2h and the Hop-on-H
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Not the best but still a good thing to do.
Again, I don’t like criticizing just for the sake of it however this tour has so much potential but just falls shor
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Steve D
Good value
We enjoyed both the downtown and Panorama routes.The bus gives you a chance to cool down in the heat and lets you s
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Used this bus after purchasing tickets via trip advisor a little difficulty when showing receipt on my iPhone but i
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  • Gwanghwamun Gate
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
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