Gangbuk+Gangnam Style! All around Seoul City Tour (9)

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  • Time 09:00-17:00 Number of persons 3
    Itinerary
    Hotel → Changdeok Palace → Bukchon Hanok Village → Amethyst Center → Lotte Department Store and Duty Free Shop → Lunch(Bibimbap) → COEX Aquarium → Gangnam Driving → Korean Wave Experience Zone → Sinsadong Garosugil Road → Ginseng Center → Hotel
    Tour issue
    Changdeok palace is replaced with Gyeongbok palace on Mon.
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Why Cosmojin

Welcome to Cosmojin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Cosmojin.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying "Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life." We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

Tour Highlights

Seoul is the capital city of the Republic of Korea. The Han river divides Seoul into two parts, Gangnam (The Southern part of river) and Gangbuk (The Northern part of river) . After the Korean war finished in 1953, Seoul was burned with nearly nothing left. Since 1960, Seoul has been reshaped and developed and Gangbuk started to become a center of politics, culture and commerce, while Gangnam was still undeveloped. Until the 80s Gangbuk lead the whole nation and after economic success started blossoming Gangnam, began to be developed with modern city plans. The new area drove the Korean economy even faster and produced a lot of rich groups from the real-estate bubble who adapted to the new consumer culture and education. Gangnam became a symbol of wealth, a center of education, and of trendy fashion. Psy's Gangnam Style in 2012 made the area the most wish-listed place to visit.

Cosmojin travel provides a Gangnam and Gangbuk Style tour package in a day with strong demand nowadays.

What You Can Expect

This tour lets you experience the highlights of Seoul's popular Gangnam District and Gangbuk district all in one day which now is the most popular package among international travelers. The Unesco heritage site, Changdeokgung, will give you a sense of the Chosun dynasty and Bukchon traditional house village shows you the lifestyle of the Nobles 500 years ago and then Myeongdong for modern shopping already covers half of Seoul. Gangnam - you may have heard the song called Gangnam Style - is known for its upper-class neighborhoods and is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of South Korea. See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium, and the trendy art gallery area, Garosu-gil at Shinsadong where K-pop culture and medical tourism put their roots.

The K-pop culture and medical tourism experience center run by Kangnam-gu office provides a unique opportunity for free. Along the way, you'll learn interesting facts about the Gangnam District from your local guide.

Highlights
- Guided tour of Seoul's Gangnam District
- Changdeokgung, Unesco World Heritage site and Bukchon traditional house village
- Myeongdong, the Center of Shopping
- See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium
- Garosu-gil in Shinsadong, Hot place in Gangnam
- K-pop and medical tourism experience center, Photo time at exhibition hall
- Medical Check up
- World's best Ginseng exhibition center or Amethyst exhibition shopping center
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Information

* North of Han River(Gangbuk)
The North side of Seoul is the Old City which consist of traditional culture, which has much history and government agencies that are mainly located here.

* South of Han River(Gangnam)
Seoul’s upscale, educational, and centeral location for trends. The very place PSY song about which is one of the world’s hit song, Gangnam style!

Let’s go check this place out.

Tour Included

Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Lunch, Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (in Seoul)

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Pick-up and drop-off service may be delayed due to traffic

Payment / Cancelation


1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND

Note

1. Changdeok Palace will be replaced with Gyeongbok Palace on Mondays.
2. In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.
3. For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour.
4. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

Course

  • Hotel
  • Changdeok Palace

    Changdoekgook Palace is the only place that is designated as a World Heritage site within Korean palaces.
    Changdeokgoong palace receives a lot of praises for its beauty and is well remained as its original state.
    Especially the back garden, which occupies over half of the palace, shows the beauty of the Korean traditional garden the most well.
    This place is where the kings of Joseon Dynasty had relived their stressed and spirits from state affairs in the past.
    Let us become like a king of the past during the Joseon times and take a stroll and rest around the backyard of the Changdoekgook Palace.

  • Bukchon Hanok Village

    The town of relaxation in Seoul, Korea: even though Seoul is full of big billboard signs of global companies and so many people running around in a hurry.
    The time clock has stopped 30-40 years ago at this town.
    This is the Bukchon Hanok Village in the middle of Seoul City.
    In the Bukchon Hanok Village, the past and the modern times mysteriously coexist with each other. This town reserves the old appearance of Korea really well like the public bath, barber shop, mill, oil shop, and others within the 30~40 years range.
    If people visit Bukchon Hanok Village and look around in every corner that are filled with Hanok housings intensely, whoever you may be, will fall in love with the beauty of this place.

  • Amethyst Center

    Before we finish this tour in Seoul, as the very last part of this tour, we will make a brief stop at a place where you can get the national stone of Korea. It is among the most famous local products produced from Korea. One of the attractions of this jewel is not only the color and the beauty but also the infrared from Amethyst will make you relax and your blood circulation better. It’s a purple color precious stone as well as birthstone of February. It’s made from granite and it takes millions of years to change from granite to this particular kind of stone. Can anybody take a guess what this is? This is amethyst. Back in Seoul, we will stop by an amethyst factory which owns an amethyst mine. There, you can get a decent quality Korean amethyst at factory price which is almost half of the regular price. It could be a very good surprising gift for your loved ones especially for female, like your wife, daughter, or mother, if you have any. We will stay there for about 20 minutes and we will visit the very last place of downtown in Seoul called Itaewon where all of you will be dropped off. 

  • Lotte Department Store and Duty Free Shop

    Lotte Duty-Free Shop is the first duty-free shop of Korea and mostly beloved by Chinese tourists.
    This place is located at the geographical key point in the middle of downtown, Seoul and is a 3-story building. Because it is easy to get there and the size of the building is quite a big scale, this spot is renowned to many tourists.
    If you want to see various items at once, you will love visiting this place.

  • Lunch(Bibimbap)

    Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: [bibimbap], sometimes anglicized bi bim bap or bi bim bop) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang, a salty soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating. In South Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap. In 2011, it was listed at number 40 on the World's 50 most delicious foods readers' poll compiled by CNN Travel

  • COEX Aquarium

    Coex Aquarium is where you can touch various marine creatures on your own.
    Because foreigners prefer experimental tours, they love this kind of aquarium. So the number of foreign tourists is increasing even more.When you pass through the 72-meter long acrylic submarine tunnel, you will feel like you are in the heart of the sea.You can feel the ocean with all five of your senses.

  • Gangnam Driving

    The Greater Gangnam Area and Gangnam itself are widely known for its heavily concentrated wealth and high standard of living, which has been compared to cities such as Beverly Hills, California. The most significant indicator is its extremely expensive real estate. Seoul as a whole is already known for its expensive house prices and as of 2011, its average apartment costs approximately US$5,500 per m2, but the average price in Gangnam is almost twice as high, roughly US$10,000 per m2, which is 3.5 times the nationwide average. As for land value, the mere 40 km2 land of Gangnam district rivals with the entire land value of the city of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea. Combined with the neighboring districts of Seocho and Songpa, Greater Gangnam Area account for almost 10% of land value of the entire country.

    The important business district around Teheranno (Tehran Street) runs east-west from Gangnam Station to Samseong Station and the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center-Korean World Trade Center complex. Several popular shopping and entertainment areas are located in Gangnam District, including Apgujeong, the COEX Mall and the area around Gangnam Station and Garosugil.

    Cheongdam-dong is notable as an upmarket shopping area, with stores of global and local luxury brands, such as MCM Haus flagship store; Vera Wang's third global and first Asian flagship store 'Vera Wang Bridal Korea' as well as French jeweler Cartier's Cartier Maison, located on Apgujeong-ro, which is the largest in Korea and at the time of opening, in 2008, the seventh largest in the world.

    The area has a large concentration of vegetarian and other upscale restaurants that serve Korean cuisine with a modern twist, namely on the main street from Bongeun Temple to Park Hyatt Hotel in Samseong-dong.

  • Korean Wave Experience Zone

    There is a  Hanryu Star Experience Zone where you can wear Hanryu star’s costume, the digital scope-vision, where you can take picture with Hanryu star on monitor, and TV show set zone, where you can see a filming site of a Hanryu TV show at this Hanryu Tourism Experience Center.

    You can feel the fever of Hanryu vividly at this place, over 2 million foreigners have visited this place yearly.

  • Sinsadong Garosugil Road

    This location is the street of young people, there are many global SPA (Specialty store retailer of Private label Apparel Brand) stores, chain coffee shops, remarkable handcraft workshop, jewelry shop, and café.

    If you care about trend and vogue, let us visit the Soho Street of Korea.

     

     

  • Ginseng Center

    Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
    Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
    Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
    You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.

  • Hotel

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  • yosi

    • 2014/12/15 14:48:01

    very nice!!!!!!!!

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  • Yola.T

    • 2014/11/27 14:14:39

    Guide was so much funny and told interesting secrets of Seoul. It was a great choice!!

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  • toritzz

    • 2014/10/27 14:14:22

    Cosmojin Gangnam and Gangbuk style tour is definitely the best. I would recommend

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  • C.Omedy

    • 2014/10/10 14:14:06

    Gangnam Style and Gangbuk Style. Actually I prefer Gangbuk one

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  • teddy M

    • 2014/08/26 14:13:49

    Gangnam is Hollywood of Seoul. Amazing skyline by hitech buildings

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  • G.zalora

    • 2014/07/25 14:13:37

    Gangnam Style!!! I found Gangnam means Southern part of Seoul. Interesting

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