Half Day In Seoul With A Local

Gallery-hopping, tea-sipping, neighbourhood-traipsing and many other ‘ings in magical Seoul.

(10 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $41.25  USD per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

From gallery-hopping in Samcheong-dong to tea-sipping in Bukchon, Seoul is nothing if not diverse.

With one of our Seoul hosts by your side, you’ll take to the streets for half a day, discovering this modern capital’s traditional heart.

In the few hours you have with your host, you might like to take in some iconic sights, like the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park or the City Hall, before venturing further afield to unexplored pastures. 

You could sip on soju (a vodka-like drink) with your host and nibble on a few snacks in a street tent bar, or get your pop-culture kicks in the neighbourhood of Gangnam (yes, like Psy’s world-famous song).

Alternatively, you might like to keep it low key and explore a quirky old neighbourhood. Might we suggest Bukcheon Hanok Village, which boasts over 400 traditional Korean houses, known as hanok?

Whatever you’d like from your day, your wish is our command, and your host can’t wait to share a slice of their home city with you!

Experience highlights

  • Spend half a day with your host, who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see in Seoul

  • See Seoul's iconic attractions and slightly more obscure (though no less impressive) spots

  • Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore

  • See the real Seoul with your host’s local insight at hand

  • Skip the tourist traps and chuck that guidebook - it’s about to get real

Good to know

What’s included

  • 100% private & personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central locations).

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 5 reviews

August 2019

Excellent way to see Seoul

The customer service provided by this tour package really stood out. Before the tour, our guide, Giwon, contacted us to introduce herself and gain insights into our interests e.g. art, history, culture etc. She then developed a tour tailored to our preferences. Giwon was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Seoul. The whole experience was a delight.

Review by Omar A


5 average | 29 reviews

July 2019

Unforgettable and amazing expérience

We visited a few spots in Seoul and our host Ben organized an amazing and customized tour and he was so helpfull. We had a lot of fun together. We went to the fish market and eat delicious seafood. Ben took amazing photos and videos of all of us. It was unforgettable!! Thank you so much !!

Review by Sylvie P


5 average | 29 reviews

June 2019

Great Experience!

Ben was wonderful! Very friendly and knowledgeable. He showed us some amazing places and shared some great Korean food! Great advice, too, on other things to see and do during our trip. Very glad we chose Ben as our guide!

Review by Kelly C

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