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Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover


4 reviews
6 hours | from $121.50 pp
Only got a few hours to spare between flights and don’t think you’ve got time to squeeze in some sightseeing? Think again! With a Local Host by your side, make the most of the precious little time you have in Seoul on a fully personalised experience which could take in the city’s top attractions if it’s your first time passing through, or immerse you in a local neighbourhood you've never visited before. Experience a taste of local life even on your layover as you explore the best of the city with a local, seeing the most famous attractions as well as the local spots just around the corner.
6 hrs
Start when you want
Walking and Airport Transportation

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host to experience a taste of life in Seoul while you’re stopping over between flights, whether you’re here for the night or you only have a few hours. Your local will design a fully personalised and bespoke route for you which allows you to make the most of your time in the city, seeing the most famous attractions through the unique perspective of a Seoul local.Read more +

See the iconic sights, discover an area famed for its markets and boutiques or explore the canals and taste local food - your time is precious so spend it exactly how you want to!

Your Local Host will help you to maximise the time you have before your next flight, meaning you don’t have to waste your day waiting at the airport and can discover the city like a local, even if it’s only for a few hours!


The duration of your experience can be customised - please get in touch at info@cityunscripted.com


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

We can also plan for your Local Host to pick you up and drop you off at the airport at an extra cost if you’d prefer a completely stress free experience! 


What's Included

* Private and personalised itinerary
* 6 hours in the city with a Local Host
* Return train ticket to and from the airport
* Walking experience 


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs additional to those included
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Don’t waste your layover in Seoul waiting at the airport!
* With a local's tips and tricks, make the most of the time you have in Seoul
* Squeeze in some sightseeing and visit the city's highlights 
* Swap airport food for an authentic local meal 
* Let your local personalise an experience that fits your schedule and the places you'd most like to see 
* Return train transport to and from the city (from the airport)


Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


James  M

Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover | Seoul

Review by: James M
June 2018

Highly Recommended!

I had a wonderful experience with my recent CityUnscripted tour in Seoul. The staff at CityUnscripted were so helpful in answering all my questions and really did a great job with matching me with a local guide ideal to my wants and needs. My guide Danny was absolutely amazing! He was very helpful and accommodating with all my travel requests. I initially got lost at Incheon Airport but Danny was very patient with me and even assisted me in finding my way to Seoul Station. Danny was very pleasant, friendly and really went out of his way to make the tour special even helping me to take pictures and treating me to a Korean lunch of Bibimbap at a traditional restaurant. He even helped me find the right souvenirs for my colleagues at work. Although we weren't able to see all the places on the tour itinerary, Danny did his best to fit as much into the tour as time allowed. As a Foreign Embassy translator, Danny's English was impeccable and he displayed knowledge well beyond his years as he explained the history of the sites we visited. I thoroughly enjoyed his tour and really appreciated his outstanding customer service! I would highly recommend Danny to anyone considering visiting Seoul for either a stopover or extended vacation. He is certainly one of the best guides I've had the pleasure of meeting.

Jecsan A

Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover | Seoul

Review by: Jecsan A
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!!!

Jelena B

Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover | Seoul

Review by: Jelena B
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!

Helen H

Escape the Airport: See Seoul on Your Layover | Seoul

Review by: Helen H
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.