Guided tour

Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

4.5 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider:Cosmojin Tour Consulting
Guided tour

Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

Activity provider:Cosmojin Tour Consulting

From US$ 140 per person

Create your own itinerary and explore Seoul on a private 4-hour walking tour. Get the most out of your experience in South Korea's capital by visiting only the locations that interest you most.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your hotel or selected location in Seoul.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Plan your own tour itinerary and be guided by a local Korean guide
  • Bring your family or friends along to see places that best suit your interests
  • Discover the magical city of Seoul in all its palaces, historic sites, and more
Full description

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.

  • Private tour
  • Local Korean guide
  • Customized itinerary
  • Admission tickets
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Other personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Overtime charge: KRW 15,000 per person per hour (group of 2-3), KRW 10,000 per person per hour (group of 4 or more)
  • The Korean Buddy is strictly for sightseeing purposes only. However, if you wish to use the buddy for any activities involving business, medical or professional translation/interpretation, extra cost will apply from KRW 100,000.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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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!

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September 12, 2022

I loved the local agency sending us a message asking us what we would like to see in the private walking tour. It helped Hannah, our guide, to plan ahead and indeed my daughter and I visited a lot of places. We had a better sense of the city and it’s culture by talking to our guide.

July 23, 2019

I had a private tour with Sue Lee. For me the perfect guide. Speaks very fluent English. Knowledgeable. And just really fun to be with. It was like walking around with a friend who knows the city very well and shows you all the good spots. Thanks a lot Sue Lee!

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 121683