Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover

From terminal to tarmac, get onto Seoul’s colourful streets and squeeze in some sightseeing.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 6 hours

  • From
    $68.63  USD per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

“My favourite part of the holiday was my layover,” said no one ever.

So, join one of our Seoul hosts and don’t waste time sitting in the airport on your layover in Seoul, there’s time for some exciting sightseeing and whistlestop adventures.

Let us worry about getting you back to the airport on time for your connecting flight, and bust out of the terminal and onto the tarmac. Regardless of your time constraints, you can experience of this sleek city.

Its excellent public transport means no attraction is out of reach, so why not check out Dongdaemun Design Plaza or the City Hall for some great examples of futuristic Seoulean architecture.

Alternatively, you could get back to basics in the Bukchon Hanok Village, which celebrates traditional culture. Stroll along the beautifully landscaped parks beside Cheong-gye stream or pick up tasty local street food at a nearby kiosk.

Seoul is bound to leave you questioning whether you really need to catch than plane back home.

Experience highlights

  • Don’t waste your layover in Seoul waiting at the airport - get out and hit the streets!

  • With your host’s helpful tips and guiding hand, you can make the most of the limited time you have in Seoul

  • Squeeze in some sightseeing and visit the city's highlights

  • Swap airport food for an authentic South Korean meal

  • Let your host personalise an experience for you that fits your schedule and takes in the places you'd most like to see

  • Transport to and from the city from the airport, via train, so you don’t have to worry about missing your flight

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalised itinerary
  • 6 hours in the city with a host - this can be customised, just get in touch!
  • Return train ticket to and from the airport
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

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

SEOUL, ESCAPE THE AIRPORT: SEE SEOUL ON YOUR LAYOVERMargarita

5 average | 3 reviews

April 2018

Great experience in a short time

Margarita really made a difference for my wife and me during our short time in Seoul. We only had 5 hours to see the basics of the city starting 7:00am so, she prepared a quick tour letting us to visit some iconic places, taste typical food and even some shopping. She always was kind, helpful and worried about showing us the basics of Korean life whilst she answered all our questions. Would have been impossible to do it by our own. Thank you Margarita!!!

Review by Jecsan A

SEOUL, ESCAPE THE AIRPORT: SEE SEOUL ON YOUR LAYOVERMargarita

5 average | 3 reviews

April 2018

Great speed tour of Seoul!

I only had a few hours to see Seoul as I was there for work and Margarita made sure that our itinerary is optimized to see a bit of everything. She met me at my hotel and we took a taxi from there to maximize time. Margarita is a fountain of knowledge of local traditions and speaks Korean fluently, which was of great help. I had a great time and learnt a lot and can only recommend her highly to other travellers! The highlight of our tour was getting a quick bite at the local market!

Review by Jelena B

SEOUL, ESCAPE THE AIRPORT: SEE SEOUL ON YOUR LAYOVERYujin

4.8 average | 8 reviews

February 2018

We couldn't have had a better host!

We only had 6 hours in Seoul and mainly wanted to get a feel for the city and see a few sites. Yujin was so personable, she helped us store our luggage and purchase metro tickets, and we just learned so much more about the South Korean culture during those hours by being with her.

Review by Helen H

Reviews for Seoul

SEOUL, MUST SEE SEOUL WITH A LOCAL

August 2019

Seoul

My family and I had a wonderful day with Ben in Seoul. We saw so many places and had so many experiences, we could not possibly have done so well on our own or in a large group. Ben was fun, informative, helpful and obliging. What a great day!

Review by Robyn A

SEOUL, ULTIMATE KOREAN FOOD EXPERIENCE

August 2019

Great Experience with Great Food

Ben took us to a fantastic restaurant in Gangnam and ordered a huge meal for us. He showed us how to eat the meals and different combinations. He was very nice about taking pictures and showing us around different places and finally took us out to dessert which was amazing. Overall it was a unique experience that I wont forget.

Review by Munkhbayan T

SEOUL, EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN SEOUL

August 2019

Great Experience

This was a wonderful experience. Our host Ben was excellent and very attentive to our needs. Before the trip the company asked us what we wanted to do and Ben tailored our tour to what we wanted to see. He took us to a local market with no tourists in sight. We had a very local meal which was really nice and then Ben showed us the different things sold at the food market. We then tried several teas and herbal drinks at the K-medicine institute. We finished our tour with a nice relaxing foot bath. It was great and definitely something I would not have been able to do myself. Thanks Ben.

Review by Nicolas G

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