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Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

1. Seoul Your Way: Personalised Experience with a Host

Book this personalized tour and the local operator will contact you with some questions about your interests. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local and a bespoke itinerary will be created just for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at a convenient place. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide thinks you'd enjoy something different, the itinerary can be changed. Enjoy discovering amazing spots that you haven’t heard about and are difficult to find, because they aren't well known to visitors. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local host show you a Seoul you will love.

Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local

2. Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Seoul from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and how to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Seoul: City Highlights Morning E-bike Tour

3. Seoul: City Highlights Morning E-bike Tour

Glide effortlessly through the ancient city of Seoul by E-Bike. Starting from the K Style tourist information hub, you'll cruise over to the royal palace, before visiting the quaint west village and cruising up the west mountain on an e-bike to see the city wall. From the tops, you can overlook the city to enjoy Seoul's natural beauty and epic skyline all in one. Next up, visit Baum village, nestled in the mountains, the film location of the famous movie "parasite", before visiting the oldest original Joseon dynasty gate to the city. You'll then have a thrilling downhill ride back into the city. You'll effortlessly cycle past the presidential Blue House and over to the traditional Bukcheon Hanok village for a look at the traditional homes there. Your comfortable e-bike will then whisk you to the tranquil Jogyesa temple for a temple tour and finally back to the starting point on Cheonggyecheon river for the final tour story on Gwangtong bridge and tips on where to go next and how to get there.

Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

4. Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

Take this private 4-hour walking tour to explore Seoul at your own pace with a customized itinerary. Select where you want to go and plan your route with your guide. Scope out the best places to visit during your stay, learn how to get into top restaurants and learn how to navigate the transport system. For history lovers, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Samcheongdong, and Insadong. If you are more interested in the modern aspects of the city, go to Gangnam district, COEX, and relax by the Han River. For shoppers, visiting Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market is highly recommended.

Seoul: Insadong Art & Food Tour

5. Seoul: Insadong Art & Food Tour

Discover the iconic Insadong Street, a unique fusion of Seoul's historic past and its artistic present. This program where you can experience various korean food and culture of insadong for each course. Tourists can experience various Korean food and culture of Insadong on each course. Tourists can enjoy three desserts in insadong, as well as korean art and korean traditional food and experience old alleys and restaurants in Korea. Guide will tell you about the understanding of Korean food culture and Insadong's story. Tourists can see the store in Insa-dong, walk through the gallery street, and go to a prop shop to buy pretty props. If you are curious about the history of Insa-dong and the reason why Korean restaurants are famous in Insa-dong, I recommend this tour.

Seoul: Royal palace Afternoon Tour including Changdeokgung

6. Seoul: Royal palace Afternoon Tour including Changdeokgung

To start your adventure, a guide will meet you in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul. First, you will head to the Changdeokgung palace; the name itself meaning "to brighten virtue." Changdeokgung is Korea's most successfully preserved palace and a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the Insadong antique shop alley, to experience the traditional culture of Korea in the heart of the city. With art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants, this street cannot be missed. Then make your way to Namsangol Hanok village located between the tall buildings in the middle of a normal city scene. This village has 5 restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule as well, making it a perfect spot to take a leisure walk. On the grounds you can try traditional games such as: neolttwigi (seesaw jumping), tuhonori (arrow throwing) and yutnori (traditional board game).  Afterwards you will visit Namdaemun gate (Sungnyemun or South gate) and walk in and admire the gate. Next, visit Namdaemun market, which dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. This open-air market is just a few minutes from Seoul’s ancient Namdaemun gate (Sungnyemun or South gate). It is close to the downtown area and a number of deluxe hotels, and boasts an impressive selection of merchandise.  At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Myeongdong or City hall subway station Itinerary: • 13:00 in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul (30 eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul) • [UNESCO] Changdeokgung Palace (Jongmyo Royal Shrine on Mondays) • Insadong antique shop alley • Namsangol hanok village (Monday: Bukchon hanok village) • Sungnyemun gate (outside of the Sungnyemun gate on Mondays) • Namdaemun market • 17:00 Drop off at Myeongdong or City hall subway station

Seoul: 4-Hour Gangnam Walking Tour With Customized Itinerary

7. Seoul: 4-Hour Gangnam Walking Tour With Customized Itinerary

Feel the modern glamour of the city during a private 4-hour walking tour through Seoul's vibrant Gangnam district. Discover the area at your own pace with a customized itinerary as if you are walking with your local friend. First, select where you want to go and plan your route with your guide. Scope out the best places to visit during your stay, learn how to get into top restaurants, and how to navigate the transport system. If you want are interested in Korean pop culture and global K-pop trend, pay a visit to the COEX Mall where you can shop and check out K-pop related attractions. It is a good place to also take instagrammable photos at the famous book store known for its sophisticated interior design. Also, checkout Bongeunsa Temple which is home to a giant Buddha statue. Live a local experience by heading into the center of Gangnam to take a look at the Gangnam Style Statue where K-pop made its big entry to the world. Stroll past numerous shops and check out many of the great eateries.

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

8. Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

Spend the day exploring the best of Seoul, with your experienced guide. Stroll through the Insadong area, known for traditional goods and cafes. Listen as your guide describes historical stories of Korea. Learn about Hanguel, the alphabetic system used for writing the Korean language. Start your tour from Jogyesa Temple, the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, and discover the history of the temple. Continue to Gwanghwamun Square and see the statues of King Sejong the Great, and Admiral Yi Sun-sin.  Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, established in 1395 as the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty. Walk under Gwanghwamun, the main gates of the palace. Take some time to look around the palace and admire the architecture. See Cheongwadae, the home of the President of the Republic of Korea, also known as the Blue House. Relax in this hidden area with views of the mountains surrounding it, before visiting a museum to learn more about Korea. Lastly, head to Tongin Traditional Market and marvel at the traditional Hanok houses in Seochon Hanok Village. Call into a traditional medicine place in Hanok and taste Korean herbal tea in this hidden gem.

Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market Guided Tour and Food Tasting

9. Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market Guided Tour and Food Tasting

Opened in 1927 on Uiju-ro Street next to Seoul Station, Noryangjin Fishery Market is one of Korea's largest seafood markets. The market handles about 50% of metropolitan volume and trades 250 to 300 tons of fishery products every day. The prices of fishery products are decided Noryangjin Market is the largest marine products market in Seoul and is also the most popular with tourists due to that reason. Opened in 1927, it’s centrally located just south of Yeouido Island. The market was originally on Uiju-ro, a street near Seoul Station but was relocated to its current location in 1971. The market handles 250 to 300 tons of marine products every single day. In the past few years it’s seen a pretty dramatic makeover from the older traditional Korean style of a market that was set up in 1971 into a new shiny bright white walled store. You can understand Korean culture through the explanation of Seafood. Find your favorite seafood at Noryangjin Market Please arrive at the reservation site by 10 minutes in advance. This product is confirmed after making a reservation.

Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

10. Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

Take an insider's look at Seoul as you join your guide on a walking tour of the South Korean capital's famous Gwangjang Market, Chenggyecheon stream, Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul Fortress Wall, and Ihwa Mural Village. Learn about the local culture and sample some culinary delights on the way. Start with a tour of Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s first and oldest covered market, to sample popular street food like Kimbab (seaweed and rice roll), Bindaeddoek (mung bean pancake), or Ddeokbokki (rice cake). The city's biggest street food hot spot also sells hanbok, traditional Korean clothing. Next, walk along Cheonggyecheon stream where locals love to hang out and relax there to escape from city life. The stream was paved over as part of post-war economic development in 1958 and restored in 2003. Soon, arrive at the Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun), a Korean national treasure. It was first constructed in 1396 as one of the main gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Only this gate has an outer wall among the eight gates of the city. Moving on, walk along the Hanyangdoseong (Seoul Fortress Wall), built to protect the old Seoul, Hanyang from foreign enemies in the Joseon dynasty. As you admire the series of walls made of stone and wood, also soak in some amazing views of the city from the fortress. To conclude the tour, visit the Ihwa Mural Village, a unique spot fully devoted to street art and wall murals. Explore this artistic enclave and learn how the neighborhood transformed from a ghost town to a colorful attraction.

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based on 199 reviews

My tour guide was Grace and she was amazing!! She taught me how to use the subways to get around and where to get Korean won from an ATM. We went to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Grace talked me into renting a hanbok where they also did my hair. I felt so pretty and it made the experience more special! She also took a ton of beautiful pictures for me! Then we went to Gwangjang market to try street foods. It felt more like friends hanging out than a tour, she was so friendly and she taught me a lot about the history and culture, and afterwards she told me I could text her if I needed any more help getting around or anymore suggestions. She helped me get over my fear of getting around on my own, I really appreciate her and would recommend her to anymone! If I get to come back someday, I would book with her again!

Sujeong was an excellent guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed walking round Seoul (even with it pouring of rain because of a typhoon). We visited Gwangjang market and tried some delicious street food. Then we visited Myeongdong Street where Sujeong gave us a number of recommendations about places we can eat delicious food in our own time (one of the main things we wanted). We then ate some more delicious food and finished the tour a little bit early due to the rain. But we will be arranging something with Sujeong again before we leave :)

Lisa was a lovely guide. She was punctual and took the time to customize the tour to me. She was friendly and very informed. We did the Lotte tower and surrounding malls, took a taxi ride through Apgujeong Rodeo Drive and Garosu-Gil and then finished off with a tour through Bongeunsa temple where she shared detailed information about Buddhism. Finally she gave me some Korean food tips nearby my hotel. Great half a day well spent!

Great day traveling around and exploring the city! Tasted local foods, learned how to navigate the city, and enjoyed our day entirely! Thanks for a great introductory visit to Seoul :)

Lisa was an amazing guide! She paid attention to what kind of sights I’m interested in and she took me to a UNESCO heritage site on the fly, in the middle of Gangnam! I had a blast!