For transit passengers at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport there are fun ways to while away the hours in transit waiting for onward flights. Incheon International and Korea Tourism Organization together with Omi Travel have set up exciting new transit tours from one hour to six hours for passengers to see a little of Korea while in transit.
The transit tours which all start and end at the airport offer various tour courses which make it possible for transit passengers to enjoy their time rather than being bored at the airport awaiting their next flight connection.
With just one hour available transit passengers can join a tour of nearby Younggungsa Temple to experience Korean Buddhist culture and its natural surroundings. The one hour temple tour will cost you just US$10 per person (min. 2 people).
With three to four hours spare passengers can join several different tours of Incheon city allowing visitors a great insight to the airport surrounds. Incheon International Airport is built on an island off the coast and Incheon city is the major sea port on Korea’s west coast.
The Incheon city tours will show you the highlights of Incheon. You can experience the excitement and bustle of a large fish market and see the amazing Incheon Grand Bridge. Costs for Incheon tours range from US$30-70 per person (min. 2 people).
If you have five hours in transit then it is possible to enjoy the sights of downtown Seoul. Three different tours of five hours duration visit the highlights of Seoul including the royal palace of Gyeongbokkung, Insa-dong cultural street and the massive south gate market of Namdaemun.
With six hours to spare you can visit the DMZ – the demilitarised zone between South and North Korea and its underground tunnel No.3, Dorasan Observatory and Freedom Bridge. The tour costs US$100 per person (min. 2 people). This tour only departs at 8.30am.
So, next time you find yourself wondering how to fill in a few hours in transit at Incheon International Airport, make the most of your time and experience a little of Korea during your transit hours.
To book visit the Transit Tour desk between gates 6 & 7 on the first floor at Incheon International Airport or be prepared and book by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated: 9 July, 2012
Further information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office