Private tour

Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local

4.7 / 5

78 reviews

Activity provider: Lokafy

Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local

Activity provider: Lokafy

From US$ 55 per person

Get a welcome to Seoul from a friendly and passionate local and discover the city like a resident. Learn the secrets about where to buy groceries, how to get around and much more.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You can start the tour at your hotel or accommodation. The local host will meet you in your hotel lobby or outside your accommodation.
Private group


  • Get to know Seoul through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people, not just places
  • Learn about the city's best-kept secrets
Full description
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.
  • Local guide
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transportation around the city

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children below 3 years old can join free of charge. Children aged from 3 to 12 years old get a 50% discount
  • If you would like to include a visit to an attraction, you will need to cover the cost of entrance for the guide
  • You can request a specific time for the tour
  • This is a walking tour, so comfortable shoes are recommended
  • During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around (at your own expense). You can also request a private car with prior notification
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

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Pauline was awesome! Wow what a great way to start our trip in Korea. We arrived very early, dropped our bags off at the hotel (could not check in yet) and Pauline met us there and showed us all around the city for 4 hours. Great to have lunch with her (we paid, food is pretty inexpensive anyway) at a great spot with her help after learning what we were in the mood to eat. We had enough time to see the Secret Garden and another palace and some cute historic shops. We learned how to do the subway and Pauline bought our tickets to the Garden and subway in advance for us (paid her back when we met— the Garden is by advance reservation only). Pauline was so nice and friendly — spoke fluent Korean, her English was easy to understand since she is a French expat. Great knowledge and fun! Def recommend! Ask for Pauline when you book :)

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November 13, 2022

The walking tour with Gina was amazing!!! It’s wasn’t just enjoyable but it felt like walking with an old friend around a City that she deeply connects with. It gives you an understanding why it’s so easy to fall in love with Seoul… loves every minutes of it!!! Thanks, Gina!!!.. Enjoy your trip to Germany!!!

November 9, 2022

Very good :)

The tour was really great. In advance, we received a message from our guide (Patricia) via Whatsapp where she had already asked about our wishes. These were then implemented promptly. We got a lot of background information and thanks to Patricia we can now get by very well alone in Seoul. I recommend you tour to everyone!!!!

July 12, 2019

Product ID: 74930