Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Seoul Private Walking Tour

Seoul, South Korea
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From USD 85.91

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Seoul through the eyes of a local during this off-the-beaten-track private tour. Learn about both the traditional and modern sides of the dynamic Korean capital. Highlights include a visit to 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace (with admission ticket included), a stroll down the preserved hanok-filled streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and Gwanjang Market, and a complimentary food and drink tasting in a bustling marketplace.
  • A private, local-led tour of Seoul
  • Explore a mix of historical sights and off-the-beaten-track hotspots
  • Enjoy a personalized experience, catered to you and your travel companions
  • Admission tickets for Gyeongbokgung Palace are included

What's Included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
  • Ticket for Gyeongbokgung Palace included
  • Food and drink not mentioned as inclusion
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 159
    159 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    In front of GODIVA Chocolate Cafe

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Gwangjang Market

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Jogyesa Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bukchon Hanok Village

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Gyeongbokgung Palace

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ikseon-dong Hanok Street (Pass By)

Insadong (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      43 reviews
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      Showing 1-10 of 43 reviews
      Fun and educational tour! The guide John was kind and we stopped every time I wanted to take a picture.
      Vicka_D, Apr 2023
      The experience I remember most from the tour was the visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace, I received many nice explanations and stories about the place.
      Thank you
      Gary_L, Dec 2022
      Great tour, Ho Jin (Jimmy) was outstanding! Many thanks! Great English, very knowledgeable and fun to be with.
      Ease into Local life in Seoul
      Shizuka_M, Sept 2022
      She was our first gateway in Seoul. Very informative conversations throughout our tour. Great introductory tour on the first day here. Highly recommended!
      A walk with a friend in Seoul
      Kelwin_P, Aug 2022
      Camille shared her passion for this country and made the tour non only a touristic route full of historical facts, but of friendly and fun experience. Thank you for sharing with me your knowledge, experiences and for making my trip feel like a visit to a friend.
      Tour guide did not show
      Monica_M, July 2022
      Our tour guide changed the meeting point the day before the tour- then did not show up, we called the tour guide several times, messaged and called Viator- we went back to the original meeting place and still no show. Stuck in a foreign country, no guide, no contacts. Aweful
      Response from Host, July 2022
      Hi there, my name is Lieke from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Lieke | Withlocals
      Fun time
      Kevin_P, June 2022
      Jimmy was great and charming! He easily took us to a bunch of places near Insadong and the palace and we had a lot of great conversations along the way. Just learning about each other and just small little details of Seoul and locals.
      Amazing job
      Julio_P, June 2022
      Very knowledgeable, great experience around the complete tour. Sanghee Priscilla knows a lot of history from Seoul and Korea.
      Great tour guide!
      Bernice_O, May 2022
      I had a great time with Sanghee on my tour! She showed me everything I wanted to see, very informative and friendly, and she even taught me how to ride the bus, subway and got me a transportation card. Thanks Sanghee for the good times!
      Wonderful hot weather tour
      Horst_S, July 2021
      Our guide Mr. Lee Hojin was excellent. He was well prepared for the hot weather and brought fans and umbrellas. When it was too hot for walking, he adjusted the tour and gave us a ride in his car. He adjusted the tour for the car and we still got to see everything. We also got a ride to mountain top with a scenic view of the city. Our highlight was a stop in a historic tea house in Bukcheon, with special local fruit tea an sweets. A wonderful experience with an excellent guide.
      Seoul tour
      Sierra_Z, Feb 2020
      We toured with Yejin and she was great. She contacted me before the tour to confirm and to set up a meeting point. She was very knowledgeable, personable and funny. She seemed like a friend just taking us around the city. I would recommend her to anyone.
      Fantastic cultural tour!
      Michael_B, Jan 2020
      Our tour was so great! We were provided with an insight into the history of Seoul, local culture, and food & drink. It was a great way to learn, ask questions, and find out about the city and its people! So friendly and would highly recommend this tour to anyone & everyone!
      Excelente tour y...
      ANA_M, July 2022
      Excelente tour y excelente guía! Conocimos mucho y la guía nos explicó todo muy claro. Muy interesante y bonito !!

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