There is no better way to explore Seoul than on foot, and a guided walking tour is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at South Korea’s capital city of Seoul.
Here are well-curated and guided walking tours for you to unlock the city’s sights and stories.
Whether you are a culture vulture, history lover, adventurer or a globetrotter on budget Trazy has the one-of-a-kind walking tours for you!
1. Deoksugung Palace & Jeongdong History Tour
Take a walk through the centuries
Tune into the modern Korean history at must-visit places of historical significance with a professional English speaking tour guide, a superb storyteller who will tell you dynamic stories of the transition period of Korea from the late 19th century to early 20th century.
Starting at Deoksugung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul, the walk takes you along the Jeongdong-gil Road, a picturesque tree-lined cobblestone street of Jeong-dong district in downtown Seoul that runs along the stone wall of Deoksugung Palace.
You will also have the chance to stop at lesser-known cultural and historical heritages such as Chung Dong First Methodist Church, Korea’s first Methodist church built in 1898, on this walking tour. Join in now and dive into the rich history of Seoul with Trazy!
- Duration: 2 hours 30 mins
“The tour was an enjoyable experience for me, especially since I’m a big fan of both walking and learning about history. The guides have excellent English and do a great job of talking about the stories in relation to the Palace and its surrounding area. I wouldn’t have known where to go and what to do on my own, so this is great for people who would like to know a little bit more about Korean history while taking pictures of beautiful architecture.” – Jasmine
2. Seoul City Wall & Ihwa Mural Village Walking Tour
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the walls of art and rich history
Take in the best sights in Jongno district in Seoul with this walking tour that combines history, street art and murals and a pleasant night stroll.
Starting from Dongdaemun Gate, one of the most iconic landmarks of Seoul, you will walk along the historic Seoul City Wall to Ihwa Mural Village, a charming neighborhood with alleys filled with the photogenic mural painted walls, and up to Naksan Park where you can admire the fascinating night views of Seoul on this walking tour.
※TIP: Seoul City Wall, or ‘Hanyangdoseong’ in Korean, is an 18km-long fortress wall with 600 years of history, which circles the four mountains in the heart of Seoul, Bugaksan, Naksan, Namsan and Inwangsan. You can find the restored remnants of Seoul City Wall at these mountains.
- Duration: 2 hours 30 mins
“Great value for money. Our guide was very friendly and informative. It was a beautiful experience walking along the old city wall and Naksan Park. The view from Naksan Park was just great. The night view from the park should be nice too. The mural village was pretty and picturesque. Overall, we enjoyed the tour very much.”
3. Seochon Village Walking Tour
Journey into the depths of an old, artistic village hidden in the concrete jungle
Explore the winding alleys of Seochon Village, a little-known neighborhood filled with traditional houses and dotted with trendy art galleries, situated on the west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of five royal palaces in central Seoul.
While listening to the stories of Korean professional artists and writers who once worked for Gyeongbokgung Palace, you will make stops at an old house of a renowned Korean painter named Park No-soo, a famous traditional Tongin Market and stylish, hip cafes on this walking tour.
If you are in favor of lesser-known and secretive discoveries, this is the perfect walking tour for you!
- Duration: 3 hours
“I’ve heard of Seochon village from my Korean friend and this tour was a great chance to hear some interesting history about the village walking through the hidden small alleys. Highly recommended especially if you are interested in art.” – Jessie
4. Namsan Park & N Seoul Tower Evening Hiking Tour
Soak up stupendous night views
This is a ‘best of Seoul’ evening walking tour that takes you to Namsangol Hanok Village, home to traditional Korean house, along the remnants of Seoul City Wall and up to N Seoul Tower, an iconic tower where you can take in spectacular nighttime views of Seoul.
The hiking trail up to N Seoul Tower is suitable for everyone, every skill level. So sign up for this evening hiking tour now and spend a great night out with Trazy!
- Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
“We had a great time on the tour! our guide was really fun and showed us all around the hanok village before our hike. It was lots of stairs but was worth it! Plus, there’s a bus at the top of the hill that can bring you back down. The tower was beautiful at night! And our guide took lots of pictures of us which was really nice. I definitely recommend this hike!” – Zoey
5. Ingwangsan & Bugaksan Mountain Hiking Tour
Choose a hike and discover stunning landscapes and breathtaking vistas
Put on your hiking boots and tackle the two remarkable mountains in central Seoul, Inwangsan Mountain and Bugaksan Mountain, with a passionate English-speaking local guide on this urban hiking tour!
Check out the two trail options you can choose from:
- Option 1. Ingwangsan Mountain: A 338m high mountain that features uniquely shaped rocks, massive granite peaks.
※TIP: Though there are rocky sections, the trail is well-paved, making the hike relatively easy for everyone – highly recommended for amateurs!
- Option 2. Bugaksan Mountain: A 342m high mountain which is the highest among four major mountains in central Seoul, Bugaksan, Naksan, Namsan and Inwangsan.
※TIP: Expect some sections of dirt trail, wooden steps and steep inclines and declines, which make it a more challenging hike – highly recommended for avid hikers!
- Duration: 3~3.5 hours
“I had so much fun with my guide! After the hike he showed me around the neighborhood and I was really grateful to be shown around. I highly recommend this tour because the guide is great and the view is amazing!” – Maya
6. Secret Garden & Bukchon Hanok Village Walking Tour
Travel back in time to Joseon Dynasty and experience the lives of royal and noble families!
Changdeokgung Palace is the most beautiful palace among the 5 palaces in Seoul and the Secret Garden inside the palace is an absolute must-see feature that is only accessible through the guided tour.
Have a nice stroll in Changdeokgung palace and experience the beauty of Korean architecture at this unique Korean royal garden.
While walking in and around Changdeokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village, you will visit places with historical backgrounds and get a glimpse of the life in the 19th century of Korea. Plus, the itinerary includes filming locations of K-drama “Goblin”, “Love in the Moonlight” and “Personal Taste”. Take photos here and be a K-drama hero/heroine.
- Duration: 4 hours
“The tour was informative and history of Korea history was valuable. it was also a beautiful tour. Highly recommended.” – Jackie
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