(Photo: Seoullo 7017 Tasting Seoul Tour Map (Credit: Seoul Metropolitan City))
Visitors can now explore trending foods throughout Seoul with the Seoullo 7017 Tasting Seoul Tour, a tour package offered by the Seoul Metropolitan Government! This tasting tour allows visitors to taste a variety of foods from different restaurants as they walk along Seoullo 7017. Each tour program takes approximately three to four hours to complete.
Seoullo 7017 Tasting Seoul Tour is available in three themes: Namdaemun & Myeongdong, Joongrimdong, and City Hall & Gwanghwamun. The Namdaemun & Myeongdong Tasting Tour focuses on popular foods in Namdaemun and Myeong-dong, including kalguksu (noodle soup) and galchi (cutlassfish) streets in Namdaemun Market. In addition, not only does the course include popular Korean restaurants and cafés in the areas of Namdaemun Market, Bukchang-dong, and Myeong-dong, the tour includes historical attractions such as Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate), Bank of Korea Money Museum, and Myeong-dong Cathedral, allowing visitors to enjoy food as well as learn Seoul’s modern history and development.
As for the Joongrimdong Tasting Tour, visitors will get to tour around popular restaurants in Jungnim-dong area, the region known to appear as the main setting in The Dwarf, a famous novel in Korea. Joongrimdong Tasting Tour also includes restaurants that have been trending since the opening of Seoullo 7017. Lastly, City Hall & Gwanghwamun Tasting Tour is themed on Pimatgol, the name of a once popular food street in Jongno that is no longer used. The tour offers visitors an opportunity to experience the past and present of Korea as they visit popular Korean cuisine restaurants, bakeries, and cafés in the surrounding area.
The tour package costs $75 for Namdaemun & Myeongdong Tasting Tour, $80 for Joogrimdong Tasting Tour, and $80 for City Hall & Gwanghwamun Tasting Tour. A group of 10 or more people can receive discount benefits. All tours are available in English and reservations can be made at the official website below.
Seoullo 7017 Tasting Seoul Tour
☞ Website: www.gastrotourseoul.com (English only)
☞ Available programs: Namdaemun & Myeongdong Tasting Tour, Joongrimdong Tasting Tour, and City Hall & Gwanghwamun Tasting Tour
- Up to 20 people max. per tour
- Visitors are required to travel on foot throughout the tour
- Tours are offered in English
※ Refer to the official website for details
☞ Tour fee: Namdaemun & Myeongdong Tasting Tour $75, Joongrimdong Tasting Tour $80, City Hall & Gwanghwamun Tasting Tour $80
※ Group discounts: 5% off for a 10 or more people, 10% off for 20 people
☞ Duration: Approx. 3~4 hours per course
☞ Reservations: Select date and program at the official website
☞ Inquiries: +82-70-8888-3500 (Korean, English)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Information courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan City