Seoul Highlights and Hidden Gems Tours by Locals: 100% Private & Personalized

Seoul, South Korea

From USD 104.11

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Seoul is considered among South Korea’s must-see cities, but beating the language barrier to explore solo can be a challenge. On this tour, leave the guidebook at home and explore South Korea’s bustling capital through the eyes of a local. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace or the N-Seoul Tower, or step off the beaten trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
  • See the best of Seoul with your local guide to lead the way
  • Customize your itinerary to hit the highlights of most interest
  • Escape the beaten trail to secrets corners of South Korea’s exciting capital
  • Save time and effort exploring with your guide book

What's Included

  • Private and personalized 3, 4, 6 or 8 hour meet-up
  • Working together to build the perfect itinerary for you
  • A Local Host to show you around
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any tickets into attractions/venues
  • Gratuities
  • Public/private transportation during the meet-up

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 109
    109 Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Starbaks 109 Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Myeong-dong (Pass By)

Bukchon Hanok Village (Pass By)

Gyeongbokgung Palace (Pass By)

N Seoul Tower (Pass By)

Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) (Pass By)

The War Memorial of Korea (Pass By)

Starfield COEX Mall (Pass By)

Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam (Pass By)

Myeongdong Shopping Street (Pass By)

Jung-gu (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Itineraries are fully personalized so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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159 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Sylvia_S, May 2023
Yujin made my trip memorable and gave me thé confidence toi travel alone by Subway. She really took thé time and showed me all Kinds of places ive asked for. IT Had been such a great expérience i won't ever forget. I would never be able to do all alone that's why i appreciate these tours
Matthew_R, May 2023
We had a great tour and got to see a lot of Seoul in just a few hours! Thank you so much for the great time!
Great guide, multiple...
Robert_C, Apr 2023
Great guide, multiple insightful stops and sites. Well-paced and enjoyable. Would recommend to others.
Can skip
Winnie_C, Apr 2023
Not to impressed of the content and I cannot feel it ‘s tailor made. The tour is a bit expensive provided that all transportation cost is excluded
Seoul adventures
Sebastian_F, Apr 2023
The whole tour was amazing. The guide is highly recommended. He is very knowledgeable and was attentive to detail and always trying to tailor the tour to fit my personal preferences.
Seoul on a Saturday Night
RHODA_M, Apr 2023
I chose this tour mainly because of hotel pick up since it is my first time in Seoul and do not know my way around. Oki is very knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. I had a list of places to see and things to do, mainly Seoul on a Saturday night. Hongdae, Myeongdong, Namsan Tower where views of the city at night is so beautiful. She made sure we accomplished what is on my list. Not sure if it is possible to request a guide but if you could, she is your person! She genuinely cares to ensure you have the best time in Seoul. I highly recommend this tour!
Nice walking tour customized to our preference.
Thomas_K, Mar 2023
Our your guide, Arnaud, was friendly and accommodating of our request to focus more on contemporary Korean culture than historical sites (although we saw some of both). It met our goals of getting a good overview of the North part of Seoul over about 2 hours. We ended up walking nearly seven miles in that span.
Awesome 3 hour day tour of Seoul!
Edith_A, Mar 2023
We had a great tour guide Wan-Hyeog. The walk around the Seoul to see the highlights, the Temple and hanok village… Tea garden and got traditional tea and the fried pancake we ate. Was great to see a lot for a 3 hour day tour.
Amaud was amazing
I_M, Mar 2023
Amaud was the perfect tour guide in Seoul! He understood exactly what we wanted to explore while in the city. He is passionate about Korea and Asia in general. Very knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and accommodating. We learned a lot about Seoul and the country with Amaud. We changed the city's perspective to the best, thanks to Amaud sharing of knowledge. He took us to both, main attractions and very local places that only even very few Koreans know about. I strongly encourage to book a tour with Amaud if you want a great tour guide and learn about Seoul. I will book him again ! Thanks Amaud!
Total Seoul gem
Lauren_D, Mar 2023
Sujeong was a fantastic guide for our first trip to Seoul. She assessed our interests and provided a gentle and informative tour all over the city in 4 hours. We highly recommend her tour!
Great Solo Tour Around Seoul
Angeli_P, Feb 2023
Mr Andrew was a great tour guide. He made sure all my expectations are met. Thank you Mr Dongwook Lee!
Seoul Korea Tour (Sujeong)
Yvette_S, Feb 2023
I had a 12 hour layover in Korea and I wanted to take advantage of the time to explore Seoul. Sujeong was honestly the best tour guide I have ever had. Sujeong is kind, informative and really cares that you have a memorable experience on the tour. I would recommend 10 out of 10.
Personalized tour enhances Seoul experience
mary_b, Feb 2023
My guide was Sujeong and I enjoyed the tour very much. She prepared the tour based on feedback to her questions in the planning stage. The tour was 100% customized. We saw so much of the city using buses and walking that I would have never been able to navigate myself. She shared history and amusing points along the way. She was even helpful with planning my final day on my own. I enjoyed Sujeong’s company and what she added to the tour very much. Very high quality tour!
We had a great time with...
hector_m, Dec 2022
We had a great time with Yubin. She is very professional and knowledgeable. She was able to fulfill all our questions. She adapted the schedule to our needs and gave us a great idea of the city.
Great tour guide and hidden experience in Seoul.
Penny_L, Dec 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Oki who is not only knowledgeable but professional in organising this hidden gems Seoul tour. We enjoyed every moment. Highly recommended!
Great Personalized Tour
Laura_H, Dec 2022
Sujeong made sure we didn’t waste much of the tour on traveling by keeping us in an accessible area. She was very knowledgeable and took lots of pics to document our tour. I had a great time!
Charlene_B, Dec 2022
Sujeong was a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, efficient and very kind. She made sure she understood my interests so we could fully maximize the time I had. It was a lovely way to spend the day.
Amazing tour
ChrysthyePierre, Dec 2022
Sujeong was such an amazing tour guide. She took her time to show me every landmark in South Korea. We went around the city and we took the bus up to N Seoul tower. The view of the city at night was breathtakingly amazing. I will definitely come back to South Korea again. Thank you so much Sujeong!
Amazing tour and tour guide
Jose_R, Nov 2022
I was lucky to be paired with Thomas for my first ever visit to Seoul. Before my arrival, we exchanged info about my areas of interest. Thomas put together a wonderful itinerary where I was able to see everything in my wishlist. The great thing about this private tour is the ability to spend as much or as little time as possible on a particular attraction. Also, Thomas will take you to other interesting places you wouldn’t know about, in addition to a special traditional Korean lunch (chicken ginseng soup) in a very local place. Thomas is also your personal photographer so you will have high quality photos of all the places you visit. I highly recommend him and this tour. Thank you!
DO NOT BOOK. CIty Unscripted - poor customer service. unreachable, didnt send tour guide
Marleen_M, Nov 2022
Viator took the payment. then sent 1 generic email to acknowledge receipt and after that, no communication. There were no emails as to where to meet the day before the tour. That afternoon and night, emailed multiple times to Viator, and to CIty Unscripted , even calling both US and UK numbers by phone (from Seoul) and NO RESPONSE. . On the day of the tour, I was able to look into fine print that the meeting was at a Starbucks, took a taxi there and there was no tour guide.. We waited there for close to 1 hour. 2 hours later, City Unscripted sent email through Viator apologized that they could not a find tour guide to do the tour. Too late, as we spent the whole morning doing nothing but waiting for them and also paid for the taxi to get to the "meeting spot" and not to mention, we did not know what to do/where to go as it was too late to book any tours that day. They gave us a refund but this is still not acceptable customer service... What a disappointment

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