KOREA 1 DAY Dark Tourism- Story of Dark Past [Private Tour]

$ 92.4$ 224.4

(12 customer reviews)
6 Pax 5 Pax 4 Pax
$ 92.4/pax $ 105.6/pax $ 130.9/pax
3 Pax 2 Pax
$ 158.4/pax $ 224.4/pax
  • This is for FOREIGNERS ONLY
  • The price is same for adults and children
  • No charge for under 24 months (ID verification)
  • For 1 Pax & more than 7 Pax, please contact us via email

Tour info

Min PAX:
1 Person
3 days in advance
Within 2 business days
Meeting Point:
Hotel Pickup (Must be within Seoul)
English/ Chinese
(*Notify us if you need other language speaking guide)

Special offer

  • Experience the dark chapters of Korean history through Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Statue of Peace and the War Memorial of Korea
  • Visit Deoksugung Palace and experience the old times of Seoul
  • Mission: Try to answer to 5 questions about Korean history asked by the tour guide
  • Lunch (KRW 10,000/PAX/MEAL)
  • All transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaker tour guide
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra usage for transportation and tour guide (USD 30/hour)
  • AM 09:00

    Start the Tour

    Meet with tour guide at hotel in Seoul

  • AM 09:00-11:00

    Seodaemun Prison History Hall

    Seodaemun History Museum

    Seodaemun Prison History Hall: A special museum located in Seodaemun Independence Park which was former prison opened in 1908. It was used to imprison Korean liberation activists. Many were tortured and executed by Japanese soldiers. After the March 1st movement, the number of imprisoned increased to about 3000. Seodaemun Prison History Hall was built in remembrance of Seodaemun Prison, and to salute Korean patriots. You’ll find seven jail cells, a historical exhibition hall, an execution room, watchtowers and a basement jail cell.

  • AM 11:00-11:30

    The Statue of Peace

    statue of peace

    The Statue of Peace: Also called as “Sonyeosang” (Statue of Girl) in Korean, it is a symbol of victims of sexual slavery, known as comfort women, by the Japanese imperial military during World War II. The Statue of Peace was erected for calling apologies and remembrance.

  • AM 11:30-12:00

    Gwanghwamun Square

    Gwangwhamun plaza

    Gwanghwamun Square: The redesigned Gwanghwamun Square has just opened to the public on Aug 1st, 2009. Located at the center of the 600-Year old historic city of Seoul, you can see the statue of King sejong the Great who invented Korean Alphabet ‘Hangul’ and the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin.

  • PM 12:00-13:00

    Lunch: Noodle Soup or Dumplings

    Gwanghwamun Plaza

    *Meal menu subject to change

  • PM 13:00-14:00

    Deoksugung Palace

    Deoksugung Palace

    Deoksugung Palace: Famous for its elegant stone-wall road, Deoksugung palace is one of Five Grand Palaces built during Joseon Dynasty. Like other palaces, it was heavily destroyed during the Japanese colonial period and only one third of its remains are left. You can enjoy the magnificent view of Deoksugung Palace at the top of the Jeongdong Observatory.

  • PM 14:00-16:00

    War Memorial

    War Memorial

    War Memorial: It opened in 1994 on the army headquarters to commemorate actors and victims of the war which led to a modern nation state. The museum also has the purpose of educating future generations by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting various historical relics and records related to wars fought in the country, from a South Korean viewpoint.

  • PM 16:00

    Hotel Drop off

    After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

*Tour time stated in Itinerary is subject to change.

  1. Seodaemum Prison History Hall closes on Tuesday if Monday is holiday.
    (Also closes on the New Year’s day and Korean Thanksgiving day)
  2. Guide and vehicle is based on 7 hours
  3. Meeting time is subject to change depending on your hotel or traffic Jam.
  4. We always arrange convenient and safe vehicles with experienced and courteous drivers, equipped with air conditioner and heater.
Terms & Condition

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. Cancellation policy for one day tour will be automatically applied as below:
    • 100% Refund 7 days before the departure (KST 16:00PM)
    • 50% Refund 5 days before the departure (KST 16:00PM)
    • 0% Refund 2 days before the departure (KST 16:00PM)
  2. If you need to change the date, please cancel and make a new booking. Regular cancellation policy will be applied.
  3. Personal/ Medical/ Bad weather/ Flight cancellation/ Natural disaster/ or any other reasons that we cannot control are NO EXCEPTIONS to the cancellation policy and NO REFUND will be done by the company according to our Cancellation policy.
  4. Written notice of cancellation must be received by Etourism Co. Ltd. either by email or via our website. Oral cancellation will not be accepted.
  5. If for some personal reasons the client wants to cancel the tour once it already started, NO REFUND will be done by the company.

Adjustment Policy

  1. We reserve the right to change the tour prices with or without notice due to exchange rate fluctuation.
  2. As a result of various operational factors, usually flight delays and schedule changes, there may be a slight change to the arrangements.
  3. All museums are not offered on Mondays. Another attraction will be a substitute.
  4. We reserve the right to adjust/change our Terms & Conditions without prior notice
  5. Meal menu subject to change.

Responsibility Policy

  1. We have NO RESPONSIBILITY for any Damage/Accident/Death/Loss/Sickness/Injury/Natural disaster/Political or Personal reasons arising from activities during the trip.
  2. You are responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the tour guide and Korean laws during a tour.

Health Condition

  1. Some of our tours may include activities such as walking long distance and hiking.
  2. It is your responsibility to consult with your physician regarding your health condition and ability to travel long distances. Please let us know your needs when booking. In case we cannot provide the service, you need to be accompanied by a companion who will be responsible for independently providing the needed assistance.

Please refer to the Terms and conditions.

Simple steps to book online
Package Tour Process

1. You need to log in first.

Package Tour Process

2. Choose Departure date, Pax and the number of people.

ex) If two people need reservation, click your departure date and click ‘For 2 people’ in PAX option. Then click ‘2’ for Per Person option.

Package Tour Process

3. Choose your option.

Package Tour Process

4-1. Choose your payment option

*1 Day tour has only Full payment option

Package Tour Process

4-1. Choose your payment option

*Multiday tour has 2 kinds of options.
Option 1: Deposit (30% from total price) by PayPal and pay the balance in Korea upon arrival.
Option 2: Full payment by PayPal.

Package Tour Process

5. Payment can be done by PayPal.

Package Tour Process

6-1. Check your email voucher.

*1 Day tour
– We will send you the Confirmation Voucher within 3 business days.

Package Tour Process

6-1. Check your email voucher.

*Multiday tour
– We will send you the Draft Confirmation Voucher within 3 business days.
– We will send you the Final Confirmation Voucher 2 weeks before departure date.

Package Tour Process

7. Show your voucher to our driver or tour guide at the airport

12 reviews for KOREA 1 DAY Dark Tourism- Story of Dark Past [Private Tour]

  1. Meggie

    An unexpected journey!!

  2. Rob

    I’m a dark tourism lover and visiting the prison and seeing the statue of peace and war memorial was just amazing.
    Thank you for this enriching day!

  3. Kaya

    A very beautiful day, it was touching and interesting to learn about such dark history!

  4. Donna

    Great day, I enjoyed every moment!
    Thank you!

  5. Florianne

    I had already heard about the “comfort women” but seeing these statues caused me great sadness. This day was memorable.

  6. Emmanuel

    We often forget that Korea also has a dark and painful past, and I find that this visit reminds us well. I highly recommend it if you are interested in the history of the country.

  7. Idris

    An incredible day that touched me emotionally…

  8. Lola

    I don’t have the words anymore, it was so poignant. Thank you Etour

  9. Jonas

    Amateurs of dark tourism go go go!! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this tour, we looked everywhere for something similar before visiting Korea and aren’t disappointed to have chosen this one.

  10. Taïs

    I definitely recommend for any dark tourist that’s looking for a good SK experience.

  11. Carol

    So so interesting to do! Thank you Etour

  12. Ashley

    Although some parts were a bit frightening, and I was hesitant at first, it’s important to explore the darker aspects of Korea’s history that are often overshadowed by K-pop. This experience was eye-opening and thought-provoking.

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