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Seoul City Tour Bus

#100 of 422 Tours in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
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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.
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Tracy B wrote a review Feb 2020
Apple Valley, Minnesota216 contributions78 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 to walk, but Seoul is a car friendly city, and I don't think I could have walked to all of the sights I wanted to in one day, and it was cheaper than multiple taxis. There are three routes available, and I did buy the two day ticket that allowed me to take more than one route. I was mostly interested in the Palace route, which includes the three palaces, the War Memorial of Korea, Hanok Village and N Seoul Tower. Logistically, the ticket process can be confusing or at least not as easy as you would think. You can pre-purchase the ticket online, but you have to take that voucher to the kiosk and turn it in for a ticket, which means you cannot just hop on the bus if there is a stop near your hotel. A couple of times the drivers looked at my ticket and looked confused, but still let me on, but I didn't understand why they were confused, it couldn't have been the first time they saw that type of ticket, could it? I didn't have any of the issues that some other reviewers had, but I can understand some of the frustration. So, I would recommend using the bus as a way to see a large city and a lot of its sights without trying to navigate on your own.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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nicarafiki wrote a review Feb 2020
Hartford, Connecticut1052 contributions24 helpful votes
This was my first visit to Seoul, and I noticed the yellow Seoul City Tour Bus right at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. How convenient! I thought that using the Tour Bus would be a great introduction to the city, so I could familiarize myself with places of interest and location. My experience as a passenger was great: the driver was an excellent driver, professional, polite and he pointed out highlights ; the bus was very clean; and the audio presentation was in both Korean and English. It was especially convenient and an extraordinary value because it was a single ticket for the entire day. You can hop on and hop off for an unlimited number of rides for a single day! My only suggestions to riders would be to look at the bus schedule to determine the proper times and pick-up locations and wear your paper wrist band they provide you to be able to hop on and off for the day. The stops are well marked and easy to recognize. The Seoul City Tour Bus is incredibly tourist friendly and convenient for both locals and visitors. Very well done.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Karin Y wrote a review Feb 2020
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This my first time join on a day tour in Seoul. Was a good experience to visit Imjinjak, Odusan and memorial hall. My guide Yeoni a very nice lady and well experienced.
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Jason D wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia371 contributions153 helpful votes
I did not enjoy my time on this bus. The bus does not run very frequently so I found myself waiting at cold bus stops most of the morning. I ended up giving up at lunch time and just used the metro and did my own thing... Also the audio guide isn't very good. While you plug in headphones and choose your language the bus also has a speaker which says the same thing in Korean, Chinese, English and Japanese but they are not in sync, so you can really hear your language in your headphones because there is something else in the background. Waste of money in my opinion.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Steven C wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is the worst city tour I've ever taken. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!! Korea is amazing and this tour is terrible. The audio was cutting off so we couldn't complete hearing the explanations, there's too little information and the one given is useless. Too expensive for what's offered.
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