Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover

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

  • (3 reviews)
  • Private &
  • 6 hours
  •  From $121.50 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

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.

Our Picks

  • 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
What’s not included
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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This experience’s reviews


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


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


4.9 average | 7 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

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