Incheon (ICN) Transit Tours

We finally booked our tickets to SE Asia a couple of days ago.  Oh Boy it was stressful trying to coordinate between 4 people with different flight schedules.  In the end it all worked out and the purchases were made.

One this I didn’t notice was that flight back has an 11 hour layover in Incheon.  Yes, 11 hours!  I was thinking…Damn all was good til I saw that.  But how bad could it be right? Incheon is actually one of the best Airports I’ve been in transit, all less than 3 hours, with exception for an over night which they comped a hotel and meals…  But since this is less than 12 hours of connection there isn’t any compensation happening (I think).

I started researching what can I do in S. Korea for 11 hours and well…what do you know. They have this great Transit Tour Program!  Tours come in 1, 2, 3 or 5 hour increments.  This is perfect!  Not to mention I hate wasting time sitting around.  An organize tour to and from the airport is just what would make this excruciating long layover not too bad.

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From the Incheon’s Website

Last night I made reservations for 2 for the Seoul City Tour!  Apparently it is free, but somehow there is a $10 fee associated per what I read on Trip Advisor.  But even if it was a paid tour $10 is less than what i think it would cost for a 5 hour tour.  This fee includes entry to the Palace and an authentic Korean Meal.  $10?!  Yah definitely worth it.

The 5 hour Seoul City Tour goes from Incheon International Airport > Gyeongbok Palace>Insadong Street>Chengye Stea or Jogyesa Temple>back to the Airport.

Upon completing the reservations i think we took one of the few spots available.  There are only 15 spots and 7 people have already signed up!  Who knew there were people more eager than I was… And I thought it would be too early for reservations… NOPE! (Update: all slots were full for this tour when i checked their reservations this morning)

For more information on the tours available you can visit their website: Incheon Airport Transit Tours and I I’d urge you to make reservations in advance! You can make them here: Reservations

This makes it all worth the long layover, now i’m actually looking forward to it.

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