Seoul Walking Guide Tour

What are "Seoul City Walking Tours"?

Seoul Walking Guide Tour

"Seoul City Walking Tours" 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. Reservations for this program can be made via the internet and mobile web at (dobo.visitseoul.net
도보관광

What are "Seoul Cultural Tourism Volunteer Guides"?
 
"Seoul Cultural Tourism Volunteer Guides" are experts that are knowledgeable in Seoul's history and culture. They volunteer as guides to help visiting tourists understand Seoul in a deeper way.
 
 
Walking Tour Introduction

About
[Historic-Culture area] [Traditional Cultural area] [Modern Culture area] [Environmental and Ecological Restoration area] [Traditional Market area] [Themed course on the Weekends]. There are 29 different tours available with a program that is classified under six themes with twenty-six walking tour courses (the Gyeongbok Palace, the Changdeok Palace, Bukchon, Cheonggye stream, the Namsan fortress, Seonggyungwan, etc) and three permanent tours including 'Tong-Tong' course for Seoul City Hall.

Hours
Weekdays: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Weekends: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
※ Please be advised the time for opening and closing of the courses are available at detail content view.
 
Number of Participants
Individual: Up to 10 people Group: 11 or more people
※ 21 or more people for the Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung tours

Language
Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese

Fee
Free (Admission fees to the royal palaces & fees for cultural experience programs, etc. are not included in the tours and must be paid for separately.) 

 
Walking Tour Reservation Information

Making Reservations
Reservations must be made online at least 3 days in advance
※ All reservations can be made on the Visit Seoul mobile website (m.dobo.visitseoul.net)
※ As tour guides are volunteers, there may be instances in which a certain tour may not be available because a volunteer tour guide is unavailable for that tour date or time.
※ Spots fill up quickly on weekends, holidays, and during peak season (April, May, September, October), so if you would like to make a reservation during this time, please consider reserving in advance.
※ Reservations for groups of 50 or more must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
※ For Seoul Cultural Tourism Volunteer Guide Permanent Tours, please contact the tour sites directly.
 
Viewing / Cancelling Reservations
※ Your reservation details will be sent to you via mobile text message and e-mail. You can also view your reservation details on the "View / Cancel Reservation" page on the website and mobile web, or on your My Seoul page.
※ Changes cannot be made to a reservation once it has been made. If you would like to change your reservation, please cancel your reservation first and make a new reservation.
※ If you would like to cancel your reservation, you may do so on the website or mobile website up to 24 hours in advance. If it is less than 24 hours in advance, you may cancel via phone or e-mail up to 6PM. After 6PM the tour cannot be cancelled, so please cancel in advance.
※ If a tour guide has to cancel or adjust the tour or time due to personal reasons, we ask for your understanding.
 
Meeting Place
Meet at the designated meeting place for each tour. 
 
Seoul Cultural Tourism Volunteer Guide Permanent Tours 

Namsangol Hanok Village

Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese 
Hours of Guided Tours: 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30 
Fee: Free 
Closed: Every Tuesday 
Phone: +82-2-2264-4412 
Transportation: Take subway line 3 or 4 to Chungmuro Station. Go out
 exit 3 or 4 and walk about 5 minutes along the road between Dongguk
 University Chungmuro Media Center and Maeil Business Newspaper.

War Memorial of Korea
Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese 
Hours of Guided Tours: 10:00~17:00 
Fee: Free 
Closed: Every Monday (except for when the Monday falls on an extended holiday, 
in which case the tours resume regular business hours, and tours do not operate on 
the day after the last day of the extended holiday.) 
Phone: +82-2-709-3139 
Transportation: Take subway line 4 to Samgakji Station. Go out exit 1 and walk about 5 minutes.
 

Contact Information 

Weekdays: Seoul City Walking Tours Office / Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) Phone: +82-2-6925-0777 Fax : +82-2-3788-0899
E-mail : walkingtours@sto.or.kr

Weekends & Holidays: DASAN Call Center / Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
DASAN Call Center(Tel : 02-120)