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“Getting Around Seoul”

Seoul City Tour Bus
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Hop-On Hop-Off Around Gangnam with Audio Guide
Ranked #39 of 121 Tours in Seoul
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Vallejo, California
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Getting Around Seoul”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I got on the Bus without prior reservation and there were plenty of seats left. I noticed that the drivers do stop at the designated route stops but only very briefly if he doesn't see anyone waiting. Make sure you wait at their bus stop and don't walk away. Even when the bus stops it doesn't wait it'll leave right away if no ones there. One couples complainant was the stops weren't being announced so that they missed a few places the wanted to go to. If the driver doesn't turn on the programmed narration ex. "The next stop is the Korean War Memorial". Then you'll miss it. Best thing is to grab the route map of the tour and count the stops to your destination. Another option is to talk to the bus stewardess and tell her we're you want to stop and have her remind you where to get off. Remember though you're ultimately responsible for keeping track of your own destination.

Visited October 2012
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Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good way to get a feel of the city.”
Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

This bus tour is a hop on hop off bus. It straightforwardly takes you around the city. A good way to get a feel of the city. It's no frills, but it doesn't cost much. You can begin at any spot.

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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Please DON'T Waste Your $ and Time”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I was looking forward to having a good overview of Seoul by using this service. We did the night tour on the double decker bus, which listed all the bridges that it crossed. Hop-on-Off buses the world over go by the main tourist spots, so I assumed this would too. Not the case. It only went over the bridges and not passed the palaces, monuments etc. There was no explanation on how to work the audio system or when to start it, you had to figure this out for yourself. The system did revert to the information on the correct bridge as you went across. We were allocated seats on the left side of the bus and could not see the bridges easily and could not take any photos. The tour was supposed to go for 1 & a half hours, but only went for 1 hour. This was a big disappointment and a waste of the equivalent of $10 AUD/USD.

Visited September 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Language problem!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Seoul it's a nice city with very advanced technology, but as a tourist you will see the language problem is big!! So, if you go there first time, better search some English speaking tour guide..Besides the language problem is't a city with lots of fun!

Visited November 2011
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Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“They skipped the stops”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good: They cover most of the attractions in Seoul. At 10,000won for the City Circulation Course, that is a very affordable and time-effective way to cover the city.

Bad: They skipped the stops (no adverse weather or road conditions). I boarded the 6pm bus at Dongdaemun and they skipped the last 2 attractions (Stops 25 and 27). I understand that these attractions are closed by evening but still, passengers should still be driven past these attractions and allowed to disembark at these stops. I wanted to take the blue-hour photos of these 2 attractions but they changed the route and by the time I took a taxi there, it was too dark.

I wonder what happened to those who waited at stops 25 and 27...waiting in vain to be picked up.

Visited September 2012
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