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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.

Seoul Highlights: Morning E-bike Tour

2. Seoul 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.

Seoul: 4-Hour Gangnam Walking Tour With Customized Itinerary

3. 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.

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.

Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local

5. 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: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Seoul: Full-Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

9. Seoul: Full-Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

• [Cheonggyecheon Stream] is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty. • [Cheongwadae (The Blue House)] is the presidential residence of the Republic of Korea and is regarded as the heart of the nation. Cheongwadae Saranchae is a Korean presidential exhibition center, newly opened as of January 2010. (Mondays: only outside of the building) • [The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony] is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea. Be sure to bring a camera to take lots of pictures. The guards’ splendid costumes, with their brilliant primary colors, are a real pleasure to see. • [Gyeongbokgung Palace] built in 1394 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) by its founder King Taejo, is the most comprehensive and grandest of the 5 palaces of the period. Gyeongbokgung, the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty, is located at the northern end of Seojong-ro Street. On its grounds stand the National Folk Museum of Korea, where visitors can browse the unique cultural and historical traits of Korea and the lifestyle of bygone days. • [Jogyesa] is located in one of the most popular cultural streets in Seoul, Insa-dong. Very close to the palace of Gyeongbokgung, it is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism (since 1936) and it plays a leading role in the current state of Seon Buddhism in South Korea. The temple was first established in 1395, at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty; the modern temple was founded in 1910 and initially called "Hwanggaksa". • [Changdeokgung Palace (Mondays: Jongmyo Royal Shrine)] was used as the main palace by many Joseon Kings and is very well preserved. The palace was registered with UNESCO in 1997. • [Insadong] Experience art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants. The perfect place in Seoul for visitors wanting to experience the traditional aspects of Korea. • [Namsangol Hanok Village (Mondays: Bukchon Hanok Village) ] is located between the tall buildings in the middle of a normal city with 5 restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. • [Sungnyemun Gate (Mondays: only outside of the gate)] normally known as the Namdaemun, is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon dynasty. • [Namdaemun Market] Just a few minutes from Seoul’s ancient Sungnyemun Gate is an open-air market of the same name. It is close to the downtown area and deluxe hotels, and it boasts the very best selection of merchandise in the nation. The market’s history traces back to the Joseon Dynasty and since then has become the main place to exchange daily products between urban and rural areas of Korea

Seoul: Northern Sides of Seoul / Gwangjang Market

10. Seoul: Northern Sides of Seoul / Gwangjang Market

Your day will start with a pick-up from your hotel to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces. (Tuesday: visit Changdeokgung place) Then, move to Bukchon Hanok village which literally translates to "northern village," where many traditional houses operate as cultural centers, guesthouses and restaurants. Walk to Samcheongdong lined with cafes, museums, antique shops and galleries where you can enjoy the art and shopping. Next, go to Ihwha Mural Village, located less than a 10 minute walk uphill from the buzzing Daehakno area. As you head up the slopes of Mount Naksan, the noise and crowds will give way to fresh air and gorgeous, expansive views of the city but also to something unexpected - street art. Lastly, your trip will end at Gwangjang Market, the nation’s first market. Although the goods are not brand name products, the wide selection of high-quality goods at inexpensive prices will make it an enjoyable shopping experience. The market is famous for the delicious foods so have lunch or some snacks.

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What people are saying about Seoul

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 199 reviews

We have done local daily tours for over 5 days now and this is by far the BEST tour we’ve done. Our buddy was Grace Kim and she was beyond amazing. She is very knowledgeable and her english is very clear and precise making it very easy to understand and communicate. Once we told her what we wanted to do/see we were on our way. She helped us get our T Cards for the metro and showed us how to use the metro system. We got to see everything we wanted to see and so much more. She knew the best spots and took lots of amazing pictures of us (she offered we didn’t have to ask). I will absolutely recommend this tour (specially Grace), and would give it 100 starts if I could. Also if you like k-dramas Grace has you covered!!

Linus was an excellent guide! He was very thoughtful in the itinerary and helped every step of the way. This was my first tour of Seoul and it was so helpful to get the lay of the land because Seoul is huge! I highly recommend lLinus and this tour

We had an amazong day with our guide Yujin. She showed us the little secret spots, which you would miss as a tourist. It was a great experience and i would recommend it fo everyone who travels fo Seoul!

Yujin wasn’t only showing me a personalised itinerary, she also proved to be a fantastic companion for the day. It felt as if if I was exploring the city with a friend

Great way to see some top Seoul attractions with a very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly guide!