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Seoul Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Seoul, South Korea with a Local Guide

Popular Seoul Tour Guides

Seoul Tour Guide - Paul K.

Paul K.

5.00 / 5
(7 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 - Hans K.

Hans K.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
South Korea

Hello Everyone, My name is Hans, I've been living in Seoul Korea over 40 years and working as an officially certified English speaking tour & trekking guide since 2015. I have various experiences in city tours including history, culture, religion, foods and so on, and I met lots of tourists with Private and Group from the world, and understand of what they want to see and do. As a result, I can bring tourist to those major tourist spots and believe you will be satisfied with my tours, and back to home with forgettable memories after the time with me. My tour coverages are Seoul City tour with DMZ, Unesco world heritages, National park trekking, country side cycling tour, and nationwide multiple days tour with my van. Just let me know of what to do, what to see, what to eat and so on, then I will create a best itineraries for you. thanks.                                                                                                                                 

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.                                                                                                                                  

Seoul Tour Guide - Kane K.

Kane K.

South Korea

Hi there~ My name is Kane and I am a licensed tour guide here in Korea. I've got the license in 2016 and started working as a tour guide for many years and previously with having a career in oversea sales for over 15years. Now I really love this job and I think it's a calling. Whenever I meet a group of new people, I become an energetic man and enjoy sharing all information that I have on my country, history and living with visitors. Please be my guest and you will miss me when you get back home after the tour with me.                                                                                                                                  

New Seoul Tour Guides

Gyeonggi Tour Guide - Ari K.

Ari K.

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.                                                                                                                                 

Seoul Tour Guide - Daniel Y.

Daniel Y.

South Korea

Specialized in 1) History travel, 2) Research Travel and 3) Business travel, I have long experience and correct contact points in Korea, Japan and China.                                                                                                                                  

Seoul Tour Guide - Bergen P.

Bergen P.

South Korea

Explore the wonder of Korea together! It is a pleasure to introduce myself to my future guests. I am an official licened English Tour Guide living in Seoul. I was in charge of overseas business at the largest electronics company in Korea for long time, and worked at the US headquarters in New York for 6 years. Through long career in overseas business, I understand the culture and customs of foreigners and know what foreign tourists want and are interested in. I have been working as a tour guide since 2018, providing the best service for my clients to enjoy their travels in Korea without any inconvenience. In particular, I have registered 30 tour products on the world's No.1 internet tour platform, and my clients who used my tours left the best reviews with 5 stars after the tour. I am so happy that I can provide my best service to the customers who is looking for local friend to suuport their travel in Korea at GoWithGuide. It is my goal to make my customers feel the best satisfaction without any inconvenience and return to their home with a lot of pleasant memory from Korea. I will try to make you be a traveler not a tourist. Thanks, Bergen Park                                                                                                                                  

Popular Seoul 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)
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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
(7 reviews)
4 hour Hidden gems tour in Seoulcover image

4 hour Hidden gems tour in Seoul

Seoul
4 hours

Spend 4 hours with local tour guide! you can visit some of iconic places in Korea and find hidden gems. Also local tour guide can give you good lay of the land, which made the rest of your trip so easier. Local tour guide will suggest what is the best food in Korea. Itinerary will be changed. Let me know what you want and I will created itinerary just for you.

FROM$220/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Yubin O.
Yubin O.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)

New Seoul Private Tours

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.
Exploring the ancient side of Seoulcover image

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.
Seoul Layover Private Incheon tour from Airportcover image

Seoul Layover Private Incheon tour from Airport

Seoul
9 hours

Will you go straight to the hotel upon arrival at Incheon Airport? By applying for this product, we will safely take you from Incheon airport to your destination hotel. Before heading to the hotel, stop by Incheon to experience Korea's development story. Lastly, don't miss Songdo Triple Street, a favorite spot for young people. [If you request. the itinerary can be changed.] * This itinerary is subject to change at the request of the client.

FROM$400/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - Alice K.
Alice K.
Korean War Museum and Memorial in Central Seoul -- a good alternative to the DMZcover image

Korean War Museum and Memorial in Central Seoul -- a good alternative to the DMZ

Seoul
3 hours 40 min

I don't recommend day-trips to the DMZ -- the JSA remains off-limits due to North Korean policy, and anyway most of what you see is just barbed-wire fences and various monuments; a trip there does not give insight into North Korea nor about the 1950-53 war. The long trip driving up there & back is not worth your precious time. There is a very good alternative, which is this gigantic compound in the middle of Seoul -- a large museum of the Korean war & outdoor display of weaponry from that era.

FROM$345/ per group
South Korea Tour Guide - David a. M.
David a. M.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)

Seoul Tour Reviews

An Amazing, Educational Visit through Seoul's History

My wife and I had the pleasure of exploring Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon, Gwangjang, N-Seoul Tower, and parts of Insadong with Paul and we had an incredible time! Paul's knowledge of Korean history, specifically the Confucian influence in architecture, government, and, well, all walks of life within both the modern Korean life as well as the Joseon dynasty was amazing context for our traveling. Sure, we could've wandered around Gyeongbokgung palace by ourselves or listened in on some of the wandering tour guides (who Paul was able to correct a few times), but having a private, guided tour around some of Seoul's most beautiful locals was worth the time and money. I'd definitely recommend seeing if Paul can help you enjoy Korea on your next visit!

Austin M.

The center of culture and center of tour is architecture. Culture is based on spirit of times. Architectural style represents the spirit of times. We can see as much as we know about the spirit of times. Confucianism was the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung represents Confucianism. Without the knowledge about Confucianism, we are not able to fully appreciate authentic value and beauty of Gyeongbokgung. Gyeongbokgung is not only the essence and highlight of palace architecture of Joseon Dynasty, but alos the most beautiful architecture and place in whole Korea.

7 days in Seoul and the surrounding areas with a family of 6

At first we think 7 days might be a little bit long to stay in Seoul and the nearby areas, but Hans suggested an itinerary which turns out to be perfect. All my family members enjoyed the whole period of stay and the touring/hiking/activities. Hans is excellent in guiding us around, and he showed us both good places and good food. Have no reservation to recommend Hans to anyone who is looking for an experienced and attending guide.

P k L.

Thank you vey much, it was my honor to guide so lovely family. Even I learned a lot from you and your family members.. hope we can see again in the future and god bless you.

DMZ and war history tour

We enjoyed our day with Paul who is very knowledgeable on Korean history. The tour did turn out to be quite long (11hours) as the DMZ tour took longer than expected and we got caught in a traffic jam getting back into Seoul. It was an interesting way to spend our last day in South Korea.

Rebecca H.

Guest and her children, Vida and Ruber were very patient despite of tough itinerary, that was started from 6:40 am to 6:00pm, and traffic jam of 2hour & 10min on way back to accommodation. Guests paid to Korean history and reality of diviede Korea. Guests enjoyed beautiful weather of spring season.

Seoul Private Tour Guide

Experience a blend of Seoul’s ancient castles and futuristic skyscrapers on a private tour with a local tour guide who knows the Special City intimately.

Ready to immerse yourself in Seoul beyond the popular K-Culture and thrilling amusement parks? Our expertly curated itineraries are designed by you and led by a local expert who understands the importance of breathtaking yet lesser known sites like Seonjeongneung, where relics of the Joseon Dynasty lay.

Go beyond the usual tours to touch the soul of South Korea’s Special City, from sunset views at Gyeongui Line Forest Park to food stall hopping on a night market tour of Namdaemun. Keep your itinerary filled with your interests, and let our guides handle the rest.

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