First time visiting Seoul? You are probably wondering how to book your trip and where to go. Fortunately, Tourism in South Korea is very well organized and you can rely on different organizations to guide you during your stay. In this article, i will inform you about the best Travel guides for your stay in Seoul.
Official travel guide of Seoul
VisitSeoul is the Official Tour Guide to everything in Seoul presented by ‘STO(Seoul Tourism Organization)’. Their latest campaign included the one and only Kpop boy band BTS:
As you check out their website here, you are presented with various language options to your liking. Next, you can find all the information that you need regarding the city in just one click. The current theme on the site is Summer in Seoul. you can find all the information you need organized by categories and themes.
They also provide different guidebooks, maps and useful information regarding a safe travel amid the pandemic. Hence, you can choose to go freestyle and pick whatever you want to do in the city based on the suggestions on the website and their Instagram page.
Make sure to Follow them for the latest gems in Seoul!
Or you can rely on their guided courses already waiting for you:
Walking tour- The Seoul Guided Walking Tour is a free program offered by the city of Seoul designed for tourists who want to see Seoul’s top tourist attractions on foot under the expert guidance of multilingual tour guides. [Read more]
Reservations for this program can be made via the internet and mobile web at (dobo.visitseoul.net)
City tour bus- Get a glimpse of the city’s most popular attractions in the comfort of a bus during the day or at night. The bus offers audio guides of Seoul in 11 different languages. And they have various courses depending on the type of scenery you want to explore. For instance, if you love architecture and history you can take the ‘Traditional culture course’. Check out the various courses on their website.
Your favorite online travel magazine
Despite us being an online travel magazine, we are a reliable travel guide as we are ourselves exploring the city and sharing it with our fellow travelers. As our description reads: Korea by travelers for travelers~
Our Instagram regroups the best gems not just in Seoul but the whole Korea, you can find a lot of inspiration and reviews while scrolling through our account:
Make sure to read our articles in the ‘Itineries‘ section as it will give you detailed guides on how to go everywhere in Seoul and great tips from fellow travelers. You can also find information regarding your stay as lodging, transportation and any matter that you can think of, we have the answer.
A must-know -Transportation system in South Korea
Your guide for weekend getaways and fun
Popular for its tour packages all over Korea, Trazy is a reliable source when traveling as they organise everything from A to Z. I personally used their service twice.
The first time i went to Nami Island and it was so convenient for me as i hate to overthink transportation issues especially when i am not familiar with the area. But Trazy where very well organised and provided constant information through the tour. Next, i went with them to Jeonju where i was given more free time alone but they were still available in case i needed them.
You can check out their website and make sure to subscribe to their newsletter as they usually send in competitive offers to visit popular attractions in Korea such as Lotte World, Aquariums and more.
Your untact- Travel Guide in Seoul
Glokool Travel Guide
Glokool is an untact-guide on your phone ( both App Store and Play Store) which can recommend places to visit, attractions as well as places where you can eat and have coffee. They plan the whole tour for you, you can choose the time you want and which tour from the ones available on their website. A guide will be assigned to you the whole time of your tour which you can talk to through the app. They can help you with directions, reservations, translating, and give you any information you want!
I personally tried their app twice and was highly satisfied with the experience. If you are an introvert like me, it is nice to feel a bit freer to walk around and explore at your pace and still be in contact with your guide when in need.
You can read my review on my Instagram post! Although the service is new, it still has the basic attractions. I personally recommend the Euljiro course which is memorable and the Seosulla-gil one as it includes the Secret Garden palace (a must-see in my opinion)
Secret Garden of Changdeokgung: The Epitome of Joseon Dynasty
I hope you enjoyed the travel guides that i recommended and that you can enjoy your trip in Seoul~ Make sure to visit our website regularly for more places to visit!