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Things to Do in Seoul This Winter

Things to Do in Seoul This Winter

Pack your coat, because winters in Seoul bring frigid temperatures, sparse crowds, and unique forms of fun you won’t find in any other season. Here’s how to make the most of your winter visit to the South Korean capital.

  • Join locals ice skating on the outdoor rink at Seoul Plaza (City Hall).
  • Warm up in one of Seoul’s museums, such as the Trick Eye Museum or L’atelier.
  • Attend the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival to learn the art of ice fishing.
  • Spend the day skiing, sledding, or snowboarding at one of South Korea’s mountain resorts.
  • Pretend it’s summer with a day of fun at the indoor Lotte World amusement park.
  • Take a day trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to learn more about tensions between North and South.
  • Enjoy some seasonal retail therapy with a guided shopping tour of Seoul.
  • Turn up the heat (and learn some new skills) during a traditional Korean cooking class.
  • Sample some of Seoul’s fiery foods on a street-food tour with a local guide.
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No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.21
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Elysian Ski Day Trip from Seoul

Elysian Ski Day Trip from Seoul

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Enjoy a day on the slopes at Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort. After a convenient pickup at select Seoul subway stations, travel by shared vehicle to the resort—entrance fees are included—and get outfitted with clothes and equipment for skiing, sledding or snowboarding. Receive lessons (also included) before hitting the slopes, or simply enjoy a day sightseeing around the resort.
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  • 11 hours
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$55.50
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Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

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Learn about Korea’s culinary culture on this tasting tour of Seoul. Stroll through the streets with an expert in local cuisine, stopping at local food stalls and eateries plus a food market or village. Sample a variety of foods like Korean barbecue, savory pancakes, and spicy rice cake stew. Wash it all down with alcoholic beverages such as Korean rice wine and soju (distilled liquor). Your guided small-group walking tour covers plenty of ground in the bustling district of Jongno-gu, with numbers limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.79
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Best of Seoul Shopping Tour

Best of Seoul Shopping Tour

Indulge in a little light retail therapy on this 8-hour shopping tour in Seoul. Hit the chic boutiques of Seoul’s stylish Gangnam district, famous for high-end stores and luxury labels. Browse the rails at a local department store with your guide. Then, stroll along the attractive Garosu-gil promenade where trendy locals chat in European-style cafes. Explore top shopping districts including Rodeo Street, Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong, and enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Along the way, visit a ginseng center and a duty free shop before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.00
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Lotte World Package Deal

Lotte World Package Deal

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With this package option, immerse yourself in Lotte World, the major recreation complex in Seoul. The colossal space features the world's largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park, an artificial island, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, movie theaters, and more. This package includes admission to the indoor theme park, plus stops at Lotte Mart (where a variety of clothing, toys, electronics, and other goods are sold) and the department store.
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  • 4 hours
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$61.54
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Ice Fishing Tour - Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival Day Trip from Seoul

Ice Fishing Tour - Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival Day Trip from Seoul

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Experience the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on a day trip from Seoul.  Relax with other group members in cozy private transportation from your Seoul hotel.  Upon arrival, you’ll receive fishing equipment and tickets from your guide, along with a tutorial.  You can have your fresh catch prepared at a local restaurant (at your own expense) and try other winter activities such as skating and sledding.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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$90.00
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