Lonely Planet Experiences Private Street Food Seoul tour

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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • age_requirement 6+ yrs
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  • Starts Seoul, South Korea
  • Ends Seoul, South Korea
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sample traditional Korean street foods like barbecued ribs and green onion pancakes
  • Join locals for a night out in the bustling Insadong neighbourhood
  • Have a nightcap of Korean rice wine and dessert
  • Walk along the Chyenggyecheon waterway for a romantic view of Seoul
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Street Food Seoul tour tour starts and ends in Seoul. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Street Food Seoul tour is a food tour that takes 3 hours.

Dig into authentic Korean street food on this tasty private tour of Seoul! Wander ancient streets as you snack and sip on traditional treats, from barbecued ribs to rice wine. Along the way, pick up a bit of history and maybe even find a dash of romance. 
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.



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CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT URBAN ADVENTURES
5 - Excellent
Based on 802 reviews
Ms. LAURA's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. LAURA
  • On Aug 01 2016
“GUIDE WAS EXCELLENT AND FRIENDLY. LOVED IT!”
Ms. Jenna's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
  • Ms. Jenna
  • On Apr 05 2016
“I really enjoyed the tour's guide. She was very nice and talkative. However the people on the tour turned their nose up at a lot of the food and did not eat very much. It was hard for me to enjoy it when the others were clearly not liking the food. I would suggest Urban Adventures make two tours - one for Vietnamese beginners to sample a few 'safer' dishes and then the street food tour for those that are a little more adventurous.”
Ms. Linda's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Linda
  • On Feb 09 2016
“Between my partner and I we have been to Bangkok multiple times but surprisingly this urban adventure took us to places we hadn't yet been to. The local temples and shrines were interesting with fortune telling and monk blessings thrown in. The street food stalls were a hit with our 16 year old son who even attempted some of the best vegetable dumplings found in Chinatown if not the whole of Bangkok. The Black Chicken Soup with tasty medicinal herbs was my favourite. We really enjoyed our Urban Adventure and our leader Gof was terrific. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
ITINERARY

You’ll start your private Seoul food tour with a bit of royal history at Gwanghwamun Gate, the largest gate leading into the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace. From there, we’ll walk to the colourful Jogyesa Temple, the centre of Zen Buddhism, and along the way, hear stories from the historical streets of Pimatgol Alley.

From there, you’ll head to the neighbourhood of Insa-dong, which is filled with not only with not only plenty of art and culture, but also lots of delicious street food. With your local guide by your side, you’ll navigate through some of the best stands, finding out what locals love to eat.

Next up on this private Seoul food tour, we’ll take a simple stroll along the Chenggyecheon, shining in the soft evening light. Some might find this walk to be incredibly romantic, and we wouldn’t disagree, but our heart belongs to what you’ll find at the end of the way: an alley of marinated grilled ribs! Here you’ll dig into your main dish for the tour: delicious Korean-style BBQ ribs with fresh vegetables.

We’ll then head to Bukchang-dong, a famed alley of beloved eateries. We’ll get to experience Korean drinking culture, rubbing shoulders with locals who flock here at the end of the workday. There are plenty of pubs to choose from, so your guide will lead you through the options. We’ll sample some makgeolli (Korean rice wine) with a side snack of pajeon (green onion pancake).

At this point you might think you’re too full for one more bite, but everyone knows there’s always room for dessert! We’ll finish off our private tour at a local spot where you can taste a traditional Korean treat before heading our separate ways to uncover more nightlife in Seoul.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Lonely Planet Experiences: Street Food Seoul tour)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Samples of Korean street food and ribs
  • Dessert of Korean-style pancake
  • Rice wine or soft drink.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Additional food and drink
  • souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • tips and gratuities for your guide.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Street Food Seoul tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Street Food Seoul tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Street Food Seoul tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 6 (outside). Address: 149, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

Meeting end point :

Gwanghwamun Statio

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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