Asia + The Middle East
    South Korea

    Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul, South Korea

    A Fusion of Past + Present

    The main allure for most people who are travelling to South Korea is Seoul, one of the continent’s most exciting cities. With magnificent palaces, temples and shrines alongside contemporary skyscrapers, the South Korean capital is an incredible mix of old and new – of tradition and modernity. The vibrant city’s rich history spans as far back as 18BC when it was known as Wiryeseong, and its colourful past includes many regime changes, conflicts, prosperity, liberation and dynastic rule. From technology, pop culture and fashion to music, arts and food, the culture here is unique and fascinating.

    We know the best places to stay, the most knowledgeable private guides and the top restaurants, and can arrange some very special experiences that enable you to discover hidden gems and engage with the local people and daily life. From having lunch with a family in Bukchon Hanok Village to visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace after closing time, we can design an extraordinary itinerary here for you.

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