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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

  • Reach Seoul grand palaces like Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun with ease by hop-on hop-off bus
  • On-board audio-guide shines a light on Seoul’s royal history and heritage
  • Save time and effort walking between the sites
Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course
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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course
The royal palaces dotted around Seoul are widely considered among the South Korean capital’s most important sites of interest. With this hop-on hop-off  bus ticket, save time and effort reaching palaces including Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off the service at your leisure. With buses every 25 to 30 minutes and on-board audio guide bringing Seoul’s history to life, you can visit all the grand palaces in one day in comfort.
What to Expect
The downtown palace course in Seoul has 22 total stops. The buses leave from Gwangwhamun starting at 9am. The international voice guidance system on individual seats provides information about every stop of City Tour Bus. The entire route takes around 2 hours to complete for one bus. Feel free to hop off at any location that interests you as another bus will be there to pick with one stopping every 25 to 30 minutes.

Deoksugung Palace
Namdaemun Market
Seoul Station
The War Memorial of Korea
Yongsan Station
National Museum of Korea
Namsangol Hanok Village
Grand Ambassador Hotel
Shilla Hotel
N Seoul Tower
Hyatt Hotel
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Changgyeonggung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace
National Fork Museum
Sejong Cultural Center
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lousy experience

On a very hot day in Seoul, I though this would be a good way to get oriented in air-conditioned comfort. Well.... it was air conditioned. The driver did so many abrupt accelerations, decelerations, and lane changes I could hardly see anything much less take...More

6  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile
Good way to see the highlights

It’s a good way to get around the city and get a sense of direction and a bit of history. It’s cooler in the open back. Brief bits of history and short descriptions. Wasn’t crazy about the tour, but did find it a helpful way...More

5  Thank earthtrekers123
Reviewed June 30, 2018
From start to finish takes about two hour

We start at the stop of front of Northface store and cafe location, about 3 minutes walk from Pacific hotel, we bought the tickets from a lady staff, price on the ticket were Won 18000, but for some reason was only Won 16000, the bus...More

3  Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed June 6, 2018
Good way to see the city.

I am a sucker for hop-on hop-off busses. I think they are a great way to see the city while getting information and history behind the landmarks. For only $18 you can easily get around to all the palaces and other major landmarks. The only...More

7  Thank Lindsey T
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile
Just so-so....

Took the Downtown Palace tours as recommended by reviews. Value for money. Area covered not as extensive. Commentary could be better. Its an ok trip for those new to Seoul with not much time to spare and would like to get a quick overview of...More

5  Thank MZZ61
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Yessy T
July 16, 2018|
Response from earthtrekers123 | Reviewed this property |
You can start anywhere. I hopped on at a mid-point. We bought tickets onboard. It might be less confusing if you already had tickets, but you can get them last minute.
June 28, 2018|
Response from earthtrekers123 | Reviewed this property |
Think it really depends on what interests you. We always use the hop on/hop off options to get oriented to the city and then we figure out what would be tough to get back to on our own and make a point of visiting there... More
May 8, 2018|
Response from earthtrekers123 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact price, but the standard route was less than $20 USD, maybe 18 or so. It made a stop about 5 minutes walk from Hanguk University. And may have had another stop on the southern route. I think... More