If you like your cities big, bright and colourful – South Korea is for you. While this exciting destination is becoming increasingly accessible; it still helps to have the experience and guided knowledge that comes from a specialist tour. Whether you want to explore the bustling cosmopolitan cities, sample traditional Korean barbecue cuisine, or delve into South Korean arts and culture, there is a range of touring options to suit your every need.
Don't miss these South Korea attractions
- Seoul city walking tours
- Hiking in Bukhansan National Park
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Skiing in Yongpyong
- Bulguska Temple
Shop and dine in Seoul
The Myeongdong shopping district is the centre for retail therapy in Seoul. Pick up big brand fashions and electronics here then head over to the Dongdaemun shopping area for local Korea-made fashions. Take a tour and discover hidden boutiques in subway stations and the bustling Dongdaemun night market, which starts at nine in the evening and stays open until the sun rises.
Another popular activity is joining a cooking class or food tour. Experience Korea’s food scene in order to uncover the best places to try the famed fermented cabbage and chilli delicacy, kimichi. Not to be missed is the Korean barbeque for perfectly grilled meats, washed down with Korean rice wine or green tea.
Did you know three-quarters of Korea is covered in mountains? This happens to make Korea an excellent destination for a ski holiday. Choose between six major resorts, with varied runs for all levels of skiers. Closest to Seoul is Bears Town, which is a great starting point with many beginner slopes and sledding hills.
Yongpyong is another popular choice for skiers and snowboarders, with 28 slopes offering varying degrees of intensity. Other winter activities and tours include ice-skating - with several ice-skating rinks set up throughout Seoul. No matter the activity, you are sure to enjoy a winter wonderland when visiting South Korea.