The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Seoul but in a local way. See and touch Seoul's history at the Gyeongbokgung Palace where you can witness the famous changing of the guard ceremony and spot Mount Bugaksan from afar.
Follow your local host through Seoul’s districts and neighborhoods. Explore the historic Bukchon Hanok Village with its array of traditionally designed hanok buildings. Stroll through the cool Ikseon-dong district and get lost in its charming narrow alleys. And step into the beautiful Jogyesa Temple to soak in its zen Buddhist ambiance.
Feeling hungry? Why not some treats! Pop into Gwangjang Food Market, much loved by locals, and get a taste of traditional Korean street food snacks. A local specialty is bindae-tteok, so give it a taste!
The local hosts are natural storytellers, with different backgrounds ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their stories and personal anecdotes with you!
Experience the DMZ without the unnecessary shopping excursions on a morning tour from Seoul. Thanks to courtesy transportation starting from your hotel, there’s no need to rush to a meeting point first thing in the morning. Enjoy an in depth guided tour at the DMZ with visits to Management Center, Freedom Bridge, and third tunnel. End the tour at City Hall or Itaewon in Seoul, ready to continue your day of sightseeing.
Immerse yourself in Korean culture and enjoy an authentic home-cooking experience with a local chef at her home. Enjoy a guided visit to the local market to purchase fresh ingredients, sample tasty street food snacks, and learn about typical herbs and spices. Then, get hands-on as you create a selection of popular Korean dishes and master traditional cooking techniques. Finally sit down to enjoy a ‘Hanjeongsik’ dinner including your homemade dishes, along with additional side dishes and dessert.
Don’t waste time at the airport during your layover in Seoul, join one of our local Seoul hosts for some exciting sightseeing and whistlestop adventures. 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. Or go back to basics in the Bukchon Hanok Village,which celebrates traditional culture. Stroll along through beautifully landscaped parks beside Cheong-gye stream or pick up local food at a nearby kiosk.
Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on 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
Over the years, Seoul has developed into one of the most modern cities in the world. Through this change, Koreans have remained passionate about their work, food, and history. We'll show you some of the most loved foods and beautiful landscapes our city has to offer. We will take you through hidden alleyways and quaint backstreets home to secret foodie gems, and share little tips and tricks along the way that you'll be able to use on the rest of your trip.
THIS TOUR IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TOURS! I focus on food and drinks. The main focus is drinking at each spot while we eat some outstanding food. I provide 5 hour tours. I will be taking you around the neighborhood that has the best food in Seoul, HANDS DOWN! There are tiny alleys that even Koreans don't know about! I have taken many people around here including my native Korean friends and they will agree that it is the best of the best! I promise you won't be disappointed in this tour. Just make sure to bring a huge appetite since we will be trying a ton of dishes!
I do not take you to places that you will be able to find on google or are commercialized. I take you to places you would typically not be able to go to on your own.
Enjoy a smooth and flexible DMZ tour while your layover at Incheon airport. Based on private tour, you will be possible to visit DMZ where is 85km away from airport within 7 hours. You will see North Korea through borderline and walk through the 3rd tunnel.
Immerse yourself in the culinary and drinking culture of Seoul's historic Jongro District on this evening walking tour. Follow a guide to three different local restaurants to try traditional dishes such as chicken stew, Budaejjigae, pancakes, and Korean barbecue. Learn about the traditional foods served here, as well as the history of the district, through the guide's in-depth commentary. Limited to a small group of 10 people or fewer, this tour provides personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
Korean Folk Village (KFV) was created with a view to presenting the national culture to local and international tourists.
KFV is composed of real houses relocated and reconstructed from different parts of the country, thus enacting the culture in daily life through four seasons based on thorough historical verification and consultation.
You can enjoy some traditional events such as Farmer's Music & Dance KFV’s Leading Performance Depicting the National People’s Spirit and Joy, Equestrian Feats as a performance that presents the essence of the horseback, Pious Rites of Passage Imbued with Traditional style.
KFV has since its foundation in 1974 been loved as a tourist destination that provides vivid cultural experience as well as traditional culture set in beautiful nature. Come and join in witnessing in the traditional culture cherished by KFV the value that it continues to create in experiencing past and present and opening up future.
Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
Discover the South Korean capital’s rich culinary heritage on this 3-hour Korean BBQ, pub and market tour in Seoul. Follow your guide through Seoul’s Mapo district, famous for its traditional Korean BBQ restaurants. Enjoy speciality dishes such as charcoal-grilled pork and aged kimchi, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere for which South Korean restaurants are famous. Explore Jeon Market, where locals buy pigs’ feet for traditional recipes at home. Then, visit a traditional pub to enjoy a drink and learn about South Korea’s drinking rituals and culture.
Spend a morning in Seoul visiting highlights including Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the National Folk Museum. You'll also stop for photo ops outside the Presindential Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) and Gwanghwamun Gate during the changing of the guards. Your 3.5-hour tour includes transportation, entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup. You will be dropped off at either City Hall or Insadong.
Visit two of Seoul's UNESCO World Heritage sites—Jongmyo Shrine and the Changdeokgung Palace Complex—on this half-day tour. Learn from a guide about Korea's cultural heritage, starting with a tour of Bukchon Hanok Village, which features traditional homes dating back to the Joseon Dynasty of the 14th century. Finish your tour with drop-off in Myeongdong.
Long layovers are no fun, especially when there's a beautiful city out there ready to be discovered. If you are in Seoul waiting for your next travel adventure and have some time to spare, why not spend it outside exploring the city?
Let a local show you their city in an interesting layover tour. With a convenient pickup and drop off, you'll enjoy the best of Seoul and will be back in time for your next destination.
From incredible sights like the Mapo-Gu district to the Hongdae area and with a delicious snack included, your local host can create a personalized itinerary taking into consideration your preferences and time availability. Believe it, your local host knows exactly how to make just a few hours count!
Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) during your stay in Seoul on this half-day tour. A border zone that separates North Korea and South Korea, the DMZ presents the chance to learn a bit about the history of conflict between the two countries. You can enter one of the tunnels and visit Dora Observatory, where you can look at North Korea through a telescope, depending on the weather.
Please note: the DMZ is currently closed and an alternative tour to Ganghwa Peace Observatory, Veterans Memorial Park, Imjingak, and Art Space BEAT 131 is offered.
Let our E-bike whisk you up into the hills to visit the Ancient Seoul city wall and enjoy awesome views of the city, And then down into the heart of Ancient Seoul for a home cooked local lunch and a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village. See a side of Seoul that many don't get to experience and hit the top tourist spots too!
So, what are the top attractions in Ancient Seoul? The fresh Cheonggyecheon river that flows through time, the majestic Gyungbok Palaces’ grand entrance Gwanghwamun and Gwanghwamun square, the Presidential Blue house, the traditional architecture of the Bukchon village area, and the tranquil Jogeysa Temple. The course is recommended for those who wish to visit many landmarks in Seoul in a short time yet still experience an intimate connection and understanding in context.
Dive headfirst into Korean culture on an introductory sightseeing tour designed to kickstart your time in Seoul. The itinerary of this private tour, which promises the undivided attention and insider knowledge of your guide, can be customized according to your interests and reveals both the capital city’s top attractions and hidden gems. Plus, taking this tour at the start of your vacation means you’ll get tailored recommendations to last your entire trip.
Explore top Seoul attractions including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple on this 3.5-hour Korean palace and temple tour in Seoul. Travel through Seoul by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Gain insight into Joseon-era history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, once home to the Korean royal family, and explore the palace compound on foot. Visit the National Folk Museum and learn how life used to be before Korea’s rapid modernization. Then, visit the Jogyesa Temple and enjoy an authentic insight into life as a Zen Buddhist in South Korea’s bustling capital.
Stroll the streets of Seoul while munching on authentic Korean street food during this 3-hour tour. A small group limited 12 fellow travelers ensures an intimate experience. All food tastings and rice wine or a soft drink are included.
Korean drama fans and amateur historians alike will delight in a half-day tour to Dae Jang Geum Park. The tour is also a great option for independent travelers who want to maximize their limited time in Korea. Round-trip transportation from Lotte Hotel in Seoul makes your journey to the park comfortable and stress-free. Enjoy a full two and a half hours to explore the replica traditional houses and television filming locations at your own pace.
Visit some of the popular attractions in Seoul on this 3.5-hour guided tour. Explore sites like Jogye Temple with its giant Buddha statue and Gyeongbok Palace, the largest royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty, as well as the artistic and historic neighborhood of Insadong. Pickup from your Seoul hotel and transportation to all the attractions is included.
Experience the DMZ in style with your own personal guide and door-to-door round-trip private transfers to Imjingak Park. See the Freedom Bridge; look over North Korea from Dora Observatory; explore the Third Tunnel of Aggression, dug under the border by North Korean forces; visit Dorasan Station; and tour Unification Village. Ask your guide as many questions as you like along the way.