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South Korea Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Plan a Trip to South Korea with Local Tour Guides, and Seoul, Busan, Gyeonggi and More.

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Popular South Korea Tour Guides

Seoul Tour Guide - David a. M.

David a. M.

5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
South Korea

I have been a Professor of Korean Cultural Tourism in Seoul, and a Tour-guide, Lecturer and Author on Traditional Cultural Sites, especially religious ones, on the high-end, for 25 years. Wrote the 1996-7 edition of Lonely Planet's KOREA guidebook!                                                                                                                                 

Busan Tour Guide - Dylan K.

Dylan K.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
South Korea

I'm Dylan. It's my pleasure to share a bit about my background with you. I had the privilege of majoring in English Literature at a renowned university in Korea. Following that, I served for two years in the U.S. military base stationed here in Korea. This tenure was indeed an enriching phase of my life where I got the opportunity to deeply understand various cultures and perspectives during my interactions and trainings with my American colleagues. This phase not only allowed me to learn but also nurtured me into a person who holds great respect and understanding towards diverse cultures. In 2018, I was honored to be the driver for the family of Intel's CEO during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. That wonderful opportunity significantly influenced my decision to become a tour guide. After that enriching experience, I acquired a nationally recognized certification as a tourist interpreter guide. Since then, it's been my pleasure to have conducted over 800 private tours, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Busan to visitors. I constantly strive to offer the very best service to my clients, rooted in my steadfast philosophy to "facilitate a deep appreciation for the beauty of Busan, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime." My commitment to this mission remains as strong as ever. I kindly invite you to join me in exploring the hidden beauties of Busan, and to craft special memories together. Would that interest you?                                                                                                                                 

Seoul Tour Guide - Paul K.

Paul K.

5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)
South Korea

Hello everyone, I am Paul, a tour guide in Seoul. Seoul is a fascinating destination that seamlessly blends the old with the new. I'm excited to show you some of the best things to make your trip fun and excited, through my deep knowledge about culture and history of Korea and exuberant experiences as tour guide. My primary tourist destination is Seoul and metropolitan area, consisting of 5 palaces, Royal Ancestral Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village, National museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea and other museums & galleries and contemporary architectures, and Namsan Mt. with N-Seoul Tower, traditional & trendy market places such as Gwangjang market & Hondae street, and also Korean Folk Village & DMZ tour. Center of culture and tour is architecture. Architectural style represents spirit of times. We can see as much as we know about spirit of times. For example, without knowledge about Christianity, the spirit of medieval Europe, we cannot fully appreciate beauty and value of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Confucianism was the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung represents Confucianism. Confucianism culture of Joseon Dynasty is unique characteristic of Korean culture, compared to Chinese, Japanese and European culture. Hence, my tourist information is based on Confucianism. Thank you for your interest! As your guide, I hope to see you soon in Seoul.                                                                                                                                  

Seoul Tour Guide - Thomas K.

Thomas K.

5.00 / 5
(12 reviews)
South Korea

I am Thomas, a licensed tour guide in Seoul, Korea since 2016. I am optimistic, easy-going and open-minded. Before being a tour guide, I had worked at a major company as a personnel manager for almost 30 years. I learned how to get along with people through my job experience. Now, as a tour guide, If you let me know what you are interested in, for example, places to visit, activities to do, and food to eat. I will do my best to make everything you imagine come true. I offer the best services; High Quality and Customized tours, Free transportation service and Free photo service. I also guarantee a comfortable, pleasant, safe and memorable tour. Enjoy the moment at your own pace and time in Korea, I will capture it as a photo. Thank you                                                                                                                                 

New South Korea Tour Guides

Gyeonggi Tour Guide - Alice K.

Alice K.

South Korea

Hello! I am Alice. I live in Incheon, South Korea. It's very close to Seoul. I want to guide my clients through the charming city of Seoul. Especially when introducing the five grand palaces of Seoul, I would like to invite a professional photographer to capture beautiful moments. I can help them dress in hanbok and create stunning life shots. I also want to guide them through Kyeongju, a city that breathes with a long history. I lived in Kyeongju until my teenage years. I want to introduce UNESCO-listed Kyeongju, a city of culture and history. I have traveled to Jeju Island more than several ten times. I also want to introduce Jeju Island. My clients can go anywhere they want in South Korea. There are many well-preserved cultural heritage sites with a long history in Korea, and they can also experience the convenience of fast-developing Seoul. Come and visit Korea. Let's explore Seoul and travel together anywhere. Traveling in Korea will be a memorable and cherished experience. Best regards. Alice.                                                                                                                                  

Gyeonggi Tour Guide - Ari K.

Ari K.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
South Korea

Hello! I am Ari, a freelance guide based in South Korea with a rich and diverse background in English guiding, interpretation, and medical coordination over the past decade. I'm delighted to welcome you to Korea. Having spent my entire life in Korea, I've been a licensed guide since 2014, accumulating a decade of experience in showcasing the wonders of my homeland. My academic journey led me to major in English Literature, and armed with a TESOL certification, I also ventured into the realm of English teaching. However, it was a transformative trip to Europe that ignited a new dream within me. I found joy in sharing the stories, memories, and unique charm of Korea with people from around the world. Over the years, my role expanded beyond guiding to handling diplomatic protocols for distinguished guests, including ministers, vice ministers, members of parliament, kings, and queens. If you're seeking an authentic tour that unveils the true essence of Korea, I invite you to reach out. I'm eager to promptly respond and create memorable experiences together. Feel free to drop me a message – let's embark on a journey to discover the genuine beauty of Korea!                                                                                                                                  

Seoul Tour Guide - Kevin H.

Kevin H.

South Korea

Hi [An Yeong Ha Se Yo?(안녕하세요?)] every body, My name is Kevin H. from Seoul. I myself like travel abroad too. I like to exchange cultures also, because experiencing different cultures can give us great chance to make a progress in many ways. In this regards, I would like to help tourist as professional private guide. My experience taught me the tours had been interesting or so-so according to a guide when I traveled abroad. So I am always doing my best to help tourists and entertain them. I think the person you are looking for, because I am well trained and educated. I am interested in history, agriculture, science, travel and communication and arts. These interests will make our tour more informative and enjoyable. I have 10 years(long ago) + 10 years(recently) experience in private tour. And I have been delivering more than 1000 tour for mainly family. Those are covering culture, DMZ, nature, especially Seoul Highlights for first visitors. As results I have excellent reviews in the tourism industry. Furthermore, I have a long and experience with telecom company as employee. This will make our tour more memorable. I am graduated from Gyonggi University with BA in Tourism Management. So I understand tourism industry very well and provide you a great guiding serice and tour service. My Service is as follows: S: Smile (happy together) S: Speed (timely) S: Sincerity (from the bottom of my heart) Best Regards Kevin Hwang Dream.                                                                                                                                 

Busan Tour Guide - Changwoo Y.

Changwoo Y.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
South Korea

I was born in Busan and lived entire my life except 5 years in CANADA. My first job is licensed realtor. I also have a certificate as a professional tour guide. I am running my own real estate agency and private tour company.                                                                                                                                 

Popular South Korea Private Tours

Seoul City Tour + Free photo shooting Servicecover image

Seoul City Tour + Free photo shooting Service

Seoul
9 hours

Seoul has been the capital city of Korea since 1392. If you are a traveler who is visiting Seoul for the first time, this one-day tour will make you fall in love with the charm of Seoul, where the new and old are exquisitely harmonized. You enjoy every moment in Seoul, I will capture your moments in photos. [If you request. the itinerary can be changed.] * This itinerary is subject to change at the request of the client.

FROM$420/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Thomas K.
Thomas K.
5.00 / 5
(12 reviews)
Busan Private Tour : Tailored Experiences for Your Group Only!cover image

Busan Private Tour : Tailored Experiences for Your Group Only!

Busan
8 hours

Experience Busan, where post-Korean War history meets modern skyscrapers. Begin at the tranquil Haedong Yonggungsa Temple by the sea. Relish leisure moments in a picturesque Hanok cafe, then plunge into the buzz of Jagalchi Fish Market. Gaze at breathtaking views from Songdo Marine Cable Car and wander the vibrant Gamcheon Cultural Village. Shop antiques to delicacies at BIFF Square and Gukje Market. Dive into Busan's rich tapestry.

FROM$455/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Dylan K.
Dylan K.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
Seoul Local Life and Historycover image

Seoul Local Life and History

Seoul
3 hours

WELCOME TO SEOUL. At the forefront of fashion and technology but deeply traditional, Seoul brings together palaces, temples, avant-garde design, and mountain trails. On our tour, we will discover a fascinating mix of old and new, traditional culture with contemporary attractions.

FROM$45/ per person
South Korea Tour Guide - Moises O.
Moises O.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon,Gwangjang,N-SeoulTower,Hongdaecover image

Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon,Gwangjang,N-SeoulTower,Hongdae

Seoul
8 hours

Tour to explore essence & highlight of traditional Korean culture from best palace, folk culture, traditional house village, traditional food, panoramic view of Seoul, young & vibrant modern culture. Tour feature Gyeongbokgung palace - the most beautiful place and best architecture, Bukchon Hanok Village, Gwangjang market, N Seoul Tower, Hongdae street. Guide share cultural information that help guest fully appreciate the authentic beauty and value of traditional Korean culture and architecture.

FROM$250/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Paul K.
Paul K.
5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)

New South Korea Private Tours

(3hr) Heart of Seoul highlights - Namsangol Hanok village and Seoul's largest marketcover image

(3hr) Heart of Seoul highlights - Namsangol Hanok village and Seoul's largest market

Seoul
3 hours

Spend your day exploring the heart of Seoul with the beautiful city views and the largest market in Seoul. Travel back to the Joseon dynasty and stroll in Namsangol Hanok village. Traditional houses are restored here. Take a bus to Namdaemun gate (National treasure) and the largest market in Seoul If you want, enjoy the local food in the market. I'll show you some of my favorites! * This tour is NOT available on Mondays

FROM$290/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Lee C.
Lee C.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
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Mt. Gwanaksan trekking in Seoul

Seoul
9 hours

Mt. Gwanaksan is located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do province border and stretches out from east to west in the southern part of Seoul, including the campus of Seoul National University. You can enjoy the scenic view of the mountain, city, and campus at the ridge of this trek. When you reach the mountain peak at 629m above sea level, you will meet a breathtaking view you have never experienced.

FROM$680/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Hans K.
Hans K.
4.50 / 5
(2 reviews)
Must-see attractions in Gangnamcover image

Must-see attractions in Gangnam

Seoul
7 hours

Hop on the metro to Bongeunsa located in the heart of ritzy Gangnam, the shrines and halls of the Buddhist temple. Gangnam, located south of the Hangang River in Seoul, is not only a financial, economic, and educational hub, but also a city that leads trends in lifestyle, fashion, shopping, and Hallyu (K-culture). You will be aware of what's the Gangnam style by visiting Starfiled Library in Coex shopping mall, Lotte Tower with Seokchon Lake view, Songlidangil Cafe Street and so on.

FROM$299/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Kane K.
Kane K.
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Exploring the ancient side of Seoul

Seoul
7 hours

Hop on the metro to Gyeongbokgung Palace where you’ll experience the elegant royal culture and history of the Joseon Dynasty. After, make your way to the Blue House which was the official residence of South Korean Presidents. Then walk around the historical Bukchon Hanok (Korean traditional house) Village and find a beautiful and charming cafe or restaurant at Ikseondong alleys to quench your thirst. Lastly head to Myeongdong area for various Korean street foods and restaurants offerings.

FROM$299/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Kane K.
Kane K.

Popular South Korea Private Cars

Full Day- Essential Seoul City & Gourmet Tourcover image

Full Day- Essential Seoul City & Gourmet Tour

Seoul
10 hours

You can enjoy both city and Gourmet Tour. We visit the most popular tour attractions like Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon Hanok Village and etc. This tour is the most essential tour for the first time visitor to Korea who would like to vsist the most popular attraction and taste various Korean foods with friendly local guide in a day. We use a clean comfortable minivan for hotel pick-up, drop-off and transfers between locations, so you can enjoy the tour in comfort.

FROM$490/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Bergen P.
Bergen P.
One-Day Tour for stunning Mt.Seoraksan from Seoulcover image

One-Day Tour for stunning Mt.Seoraksan from Seoul

Seoul
11 hours

Korea is a veritable playground for hiking enthusiasts. Korea’s most prominent mountain is Seoraksan with breathtaking pinnacles, deep granite beautiful valleys, scenic waterfalls and stunning long ridges, and located on the east-central Korean peninsula. If you prefer hike, we can enjoy several hours hike. • Beautiful scenery at Gweongumseung fortress with cable car • Sinheungsa temple tour • Guide's explanations on Seoraksan and Korean history and culture

FROM$690/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Bergen P.
Bergen P.
Hike and Explore of Mt. Bukhansan with hike professionalcover image

Hike and Explore of Mt. Bukhansan with hike professional

Seoul
7 hours

Bukhansan(837m) is 15th National Park with stunning valleys, peaks and streams on area of 80km² in Seoul, and reachable by public transportation within 40 to 20 minutes from downtown Seoul. There are many historical sites including Bukhansanseong Fortress with 2,000 years of history and over 100 Buddhist temples. It is a great place for hiking and learning in terms of ecology, culture and history in all seasons. You enjoy granite peaks, ridges, streams and panoramic view during hike.

FROM$470/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Bergen P.
Bergen P.
Korean Tradition & Modernity: Korea Folk Village, Hwaseong Fortress & Starfield Librarycover image

Korean Tradition & Modernity: Korea Folk Village, Hwaseong Fortress & Starfield Library

Seoul
9 hours

Firstly, explore Korea's cultural richness at the Korean Folk Village! Immerse yourself in traditional life, ancient customs, vibrant performances, and authentic architecture. A captivating journey awaits! Secondly, step into history at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress! A UNESCO World Heritage site, it's a marvel of Korean architecture. Majestic walls, gates, and pavilions tell the story of Korea's past. Lastly, you can explore the recently opened Suwon Starfield Library, a marvel in scale and design.

FROM$340/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Kevin L.
Kevin L.

South Korea Tour Reviews

A fantastic fishing experience!

I highly recommend Dylan as a guide in Busan!! I live in South Korea and last month some family members visited me here. My nephews were really interested in fishing so I looked for English language fishing excursions but couldn't find any. I contacted Dylan and he was able to arrange a custom fishing trip for us. He picked us up at the hotel, drove to the harbor and accompanied us during the trip. It was incredible to work with Dylan. He always responded to me promptly, he was very professional and friendly, he learned everyone's names immediately, and he took care of the group really well. Thank you so much Dylan, we had a great time!!

Awesome Busan

We had a great time in Busan thanks to Dylan! He was historically knowledgeable and shared personal experiences as well. We requested a good Korean meat restaurant for lunch, and the food was delicious!! His fun and witty personality made our day an enjoyable one. We would like to make another trip to Busan someday and hopefully connect with Dylan again.

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Sarah c. K.

4 / 5
Jul 2, 2024

Paju DMZ & Peace park tour

Seoul
9 hours

Friendly and Knowledgeable Guide and Excellent Driver!

We booked a custom DMZ tour with Hans. I was very specific and detailed about the sites we wanted to see, which I recommend. Hans was incredibly kind and accommodating. He picked our group up at 2 different hotels and told us about the history of sites in Seoul as he drove through the city. His English is great, of course. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as the philosophy, which was wonderful to learn about. As we drove to Paju I was very pleased (and relieved after all of the taxi rides we'd had in Seoul) that he is a fantastic driver, we felt very safe and he drove very smoothly and not too fast or jerky. The van is large and can comfortably accommodate 9 passengers, I believe. Unfortunately one of the main tours we wanted to visit was not available which was very disappointing but he was very understanding about adjusting our tour which I appreciate very much. We continued on the tour and had a nice meal and visited several other sites. He was so kind to our children and very patient with the pace of the tour and stopping for bathroom and snack breaks. It was very hot!! Overall it was a lovely tour and I would definitely recommend Hans as a tour guide. He also does hiking and biking tours, which seems very unique, especially since Korea is quite different than the US when it comes to camping accommodations.

Sarah c. K.

Thank you so much on your great review and I am happy to hear that you and your kids are enjoyed my tour, I just tried to do small things for your groups as I love all Koreans.. Thanks again.

South Korea Private Tour Guide

From Suncheon Bay Wetland to Andong, South Korea’s rich past and vibrant future comes alive with a local private tour guide. Unlock the South’s beauty today.

Beyond Seoul and Busan lies a side to South Korea that few get to explore. With your private guide and personalized itinerary, you can travel as far as Jinan County where Tapsa temple awaits, or as close as Tongyeong where emerald waters cradle this small sea town. Opening yourself up to intimate experiences and new stories just got easier.

Worried about the language barrier? Perhaps you’re eager to learn from a local? Our dedicated guides offer both conveniences, maximizing your South Korea tour with insights from far reaching destinations such as Ganghwa island, to food suggestions within the bustling Gwangjang Market.

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