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Try one of our signature tours to see the highlights of Korea or a local escapade to immerse yourself within the culture and society. Meditate in a state of zen or take a cooking class to learn about the fermentation process.

$450.00

Seoul in a Day: Private Van + Guide

Are you planning to visit Seoul for the first time? I can customize the tour so you can maximize your time while you're in Seoul and see the locals, feel the culture, and taste the local food within a day! The itinerary is 100% up to you and I can recommend you many interesting places to explore in Seoul! A friendly driver with a van will bring you anywhere you like within Seoul and a professional licensed tour guide will accompany you to show you this lovely city with countless things to discover culturally and historically!

15 reviews

$350.00

The All New DMZ Tour

No matter what any other tour agency will tell you, the DMZ is currently closed. So we've discovered an alternate course off the beaten path for people who really want to see the DMZ. It's definitely becoming more and more one of the hottest places to see in Korea. It's been in hot demand ever since presidential summits taking place there. But since the JSA area is shut down there for renovation (or was that reunification?), we are introducing new place to see in replacement of that. The DMZ is always a fascinating place to see as it consistently transforms itself as a symbol of the Korean War to a beacon for peace and hope. The DMZ, or the Demilitarized Zone is a 247 KM border that divides the Korean peninsula into North and South Korea. That being said, where one section of the DMZ closes, another part is open for viewing into North Korea. We will trek all along the DMZ until we find an opening, so doing the tour one day could be totally different from then next. We will try to start out by going through the Military Checkpoint and go up to the Dorasan Observatory to look into the city of Kaesong in North Korea. It is also the ancient capital of Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty from 918AD to 1392AD. We will also go underneath the DMZ through a tunnel that was dug up by the North Koreans during the height of the tensions. It would have been used to plot another surprise attack on the South Korean had it not been told to us by a North Korean defector. When we discovered them, the North Koreans retreated and painted the walls black, saying they were looking for coal. The new additions to the tour in lieu of JSA are the trekking course up Gamak Mountain to see a view over a suspension bridge and take a ride on a traditional Korean boat called a Hangpo. This boat takes us along the Imjingak River which flows from North Korea and out into the Yellow Sea. Again, itinerary is subject to change due to actions taking place on the ground and with the UN. Should JSA open up, you will be sure that will be the first place we try.

15 reviews

$150.00

Understanding the Life of a Korean Tour

First we will dress up like a Korean in Korean traditional costumes. The we will talk about the birth of a Korean, the life & death of a Korean and even go so far as to talk about the afterlife of a Korean. From start to finish, we start with when babies are born to the pinnacles of their careers. We explore how they lived, through the culture & heritage sites of Seoul. 2 half day courses, mix and match, or combine them for a full day tour of the city! This is one of our more popular tours. By the end, you will be an expert on the Korean people, traditional architecture and the history of Korea. Book now to get a feel for the Koreans lived during the dyanstical period of the Joseon Kingdom (1392AD - 1910AD).

15 reviews

$250.00

Seoul Shopping Tour

Showing around the most famous shopping area of Seoul. Best shopping places and will guide you to find anything you want to buy and to help in the right price and place by introducing unique local stores. I will take you to Myeongdong, Hongdae, Dongdaemun or wherever else you'd like to visit.

15 reviews

$380.00

Nami Island & Petite France Tour

After a hotel pickup from your hotel, you will travel to Nami Island. It is situated 6.3km from Seoul in the middle of the Han River. Nami Island is a place for rest and relaxation. Human beings, animals and trees share peace, love and harmony far away from crowds and civilization. You can have a wide variety of different cuisines and dining experiences in this island. After Lunch, we then continue to travel to Petite France, a French Culture Village. Also you can mix and match Petite France with other tour sites in the area like Jade Garden, Garden of the Morning Calm or Gangchon Railbike. Also if you have time, ask your driving guide to take you to Dumulmeori, one of the most beautiful scenery of Korea. You have to take a different route and most drivers will want you to bypass it to save time. But for a 20 minute detour, it's worthwhile the breathtaking views.

15 reviews

$150.00

Understanding Korean Modern Society Tour

So you know the song, Gangnam Style. Now we’ll dig a little deeper into the meaning and explore what is Korean society and Korean pop culture today. We will answer all the questions that are wandering your mind as we hit the streets of Gangnam. Why are Samsung phones so expensive here? Why aren’t there any garbage cans in Korea?? Did she get plastic surgery??? We will take you on a tour of Korea that gives you an inside look at modern culture and glimpse into the future. We’ll take you to all the places where trends are taking place on the peninsula. We’ll then stop by all the famous entertainment agencies to stalk your favorite celebrities. We will finally stop by the corporate headquarters of Samsung and take a look into what they believe the future home will look like. Get ready! SMTown, K-Star Road, you name it. We'll go!

15 reviews

$200.00

Gwangjang Street Food Market Tour

Try Korean traditional dishes as street food in Korea! In Gwangjang market, not only tourists gather to try Korean street food but also native Korean people come to enjoy them. They have almost every typical street food including Kimbab, Ddeokbboki, and Boochimgae. The most famous dish in Gwangjang market is Yookheoi, the raw beef sauced with garlic and sesami oil is the most popular one among Koreans.

15 reviews

$150.00

Koreans really drink on a Monday?

I'm going to take you on a journey into the secret nightlife of Seoul. We will explore drinking establishments around Konkuk University. A place where many Koreans (students and working adults) frequent, but tourists almost NEVER tread. This is a night you'll never forget. Come find out.

15 reviews

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Korean Tour Guides are highly professional, licensed and go through a serious vetting process. They offer their own tours, but you can always ask them to customize it to your own interests.

Seoul

Pam Kim

I am a Korean-Canadian professional English-speaking tour guide with a certified license. Happiness, Fun, Laughter, Joy, Delightful - These are the words that come to my mind when I think of my tours and my guests. What's your favorite thing to do when you travel? Do you want to experience fun and dynamic Korean culture and history with a positive, bright, and loving local professional tour guide? Then, let's travel Korea with Pam! I was born and raised in Korea until I was 15 years old, then I resided in Canada for 17 years. I decided to become a tour guide in Korea after I traveled around the world because I realized that I love Korean food, history, culture, and people! I have conducted more than 400 professional tours with over 2, 000 travelers from 65 different countries for the past 3 years. I speak native level Korean and English and I can also bring both the Eastern and the Western cultures together and keep you interested while we explore this amazing country. Let's have some fun and experience the authentic Korean culture and local food! Pam's Private Tour Guiding Experiences (South Korea) * Ministry of Foreign Affairs - President of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): VIP JSA Tour, Counsellor & Deputy Chief of Embassy of The Arab Republic of Egypt: Seoul City Tour, Governor of IOWA from the United States: VIP JSA Tour * World Bank - Vice President and Country Director of East Asia and Pacific Region: VIP JSA Tour * United Nations - Head EDP and DPKO: Seoul Vicinity Tour * Korean Air - Former minister of the Ministry of Culture of France: Seoul & Jeju Island Tour * CHANEL - Seoul Chanel Walk Fashion Show VIP actress Kristen Stewart and liaison from France: Seoul City Tour * ADNEC Group - Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company: Seoul City Tour * Samsung Engineering - The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Vice Presidents: DMZ Tour * Sun Hydraulics - Board of directors from Europe and North America: Seoul City Tour * Hotel VIP Guest Tours - Park Hyatt, Grand Intercontinental, Conrad, JW Marriott, Grand Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, etc.

20 reviews

Seoul

Bella Park

Always be Happy and wish God bless you! Hi, I am a tour guide in S.Korea, call me Bella which means Beauty from Italy. If I say about me, Love traveling by my own, enjoying beautiful my life, make people laughing with warm-hearted, like to eat local healthy food, try to do what I haven’t do, kind and considerate, no worry to meet strangers, someone say to me looks just healing, have diverse life experiances, have at least over 8years of work experience as a local tour guide in S.Korea so it would be suitable one to do as a tour guide for you. As like what I mentioned of me, it’s very important that meet a tour guide while you are on the tour, will make it worthy or terrible. I will for sure say if you join with me, never regret ever, you’d have a great memory only. You will have a good luck with me! Let's go~ Brief profiles - Native in Korean, fluent in English, 流利汉语 - Professional English tour guide with a license - Professional Certificate in TESOL, TYC-Diploma, Canada - 5 years Researcher of Internet-Broadcast-Division - M.A. degree of Visual Communication

6 reviews

Seoul

Sung-Hyuk Kwon

6 years experienced freelance English walking tour guide in South Korea I am planning and leading customized, package, and incentive tours (on old/new Korea, K-pop, shopping, pretty towns, nature, B2B/B2C meetings, etc). I also guided Korean travelers in 20+ countries in Europe, Africa, Philippine, and Canada for 3 years while managing event guest itineraries & escorting in the United Nations and NGOs. Clients have truly appreciated my efficient tour routes, unique storytelling skills, and deep knowledge of local spots. They have valued me as a colorful, flexible, and pleasant guide who naturally makes fun time, handles any situations, and always maximizes clients’ satisfaction. - Propose customized tours. - Itinerary change, (price will change relatively) time schedule, and number of clients are flexible. - Give Korea travel tips.

7 reviews

Seoul

Jinny Kim

Hello ! I am a licensed tour guide with fluent English and great knowledge about Korean culture and history. I obtained this license in 1998 and since then, I have worked on and off as a part-time and a full-time tour guide for travel agencies and Korean governmental agencies. I majored in English and literature in university and a graduate school and also studied in Australia. I chose to become a tour guide as I love being with people and I am a great people person. I am also a non-stop chatterbox who tells you about Korean culture and history that is not written in the travelers' guide book. You will be all ears when I tell you behind-the-scenes stories of Korean history. Magical things can happen when you are with me as I will do my best to make your wishes to come true just like Genie in a bottle in the story of Aladdin. (^-^) Traveling all over the places with my valuable clients is the biggest happiness to me. I think I am a born traveler and a tour guide. I never get tired from any type of tours. As a licensed tour guide, I design tours for foreigners who want to visit Korea. I offer tour guiding service anywhere in Korea for a number of days on request. I am also available for medical tours and plant tours around Korea. I have been to many places all over Korea as a tour guide for foreigners and all over the world as a tour leader for Korean tourists. I have traveled about 50 countries so far including 10 countries in Africa, America, Canada, England, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Turkey, France, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Portugal, Monaco, Czech, Austria, Swiss,Hungry, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Laos, Vietnam, China and Japan. So I have lots of interesting tour episodes to share with you. I am very lucky because my job does not keep me in one place. As for my previous career, I worked as an English teacher for 9 years and worked as an interpreter for 7 years for an American auto parts manufacturing company that supplied to Hyundai and Kia Motors. I still work as an English interpreter for international events whenever chances are given. I would like to have the great luck to see you walking beside me with a face full of curiosity about Korea. * Some of the Outstanding Experience as a Tour Guide & Interpreter for International events May 2018 = Interpreter and a tour guide for graduate school students of Oxford university April 2018 = Tour guide for vice-ministers of national defense of 17 different countries June 2017 = Tour guide for international congress of lawyers Feb. 2016 = Tour guide for a group of visiting IVY league professors from USA Sept. 2015 = Interpreter and a tour guide for the International Medical Exposition April 2015 = The 7th World Water Forum : Sightseeing tours for VIP guests in Busan and Kyungju April 2012 = Volunteer interpreter for Seoul International Wheelchair Marathon Competition Sept. 2010 = Interpreter and a tour guide for IAPMA Congress for 10 days (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artist) * Other Work Experience 2012 ~ 2018 = Enthusiastic tour guide for international tourists in Korea 2004 ~ 2011 = Interpreter for a global American company named Gibbs- Diecasting that supplied its products to Hyundae and Kia Motors. 1995 ~ 2003 = English teacher * Training Programs that I completed. March 2016 - Intensive Premium Tour Guide Training program organized by Korea Tourism Organization Sept. 2015 - Premium Tour Guide Training Program Specializing in Tours for Muslims ★★★ Some comments I got from my beloved clients from all over the world. At the tend of the tour I always see my clients put their thumbs up for me which is the sign of being satisfied with my tour. ★★★ ★ Best tour guide ever. We are a group with children (15, 11 and even 1 year old baby). Jinny manage to find something interesting for every one of us. Her devotion and qualified explanation made our Seoul tour a beautiful experience. We had a profound touch of what Korean spirit means. Thank you very, very much. Highly recommended guide!!! = Written by Dana Ivan from Romania ★ Jinny Kim is a great tour guide! One of the best decisions I've made during my trip to Seoul! Not only was she prompt with our schedule and able to squeeze in EVERYTHING that we asked to see but she was also very kind, generous, and funny. She stayed with us past the time we were scheduled and made sure we got home to our original stop. She really does love spending time with people and you can tell she really enjoys being a tour guide. I definitely recommend her to be your choice in Seoul! = Written by Leilani Allen from America ★ I cannot praise Jinny enough! We booked a private tour of Seoul by van and got to see many of the highlights and also hidden gems. Her explanations and personal insights made all the difference. Her English is superb and she is just so much fun to be with! She even worked overtime to make sure we got to see everything we wanted to see and didn't even charge us the full amount she was entitled to for all her extra time We really feel like we have a friend in Seoul and hope to see her again! = Written by Carol noonan from America ★ I am happy to say that Jinny Kim was outstanding. She was prompt and had worked out several options to meet my preferred interests of Seoul. Jinny is a fun person and is so committed to ensuring she achieves her clients tour wishes. I cannot recommend her highly enough. A sincere big thank you. =Written by Ian King from England ★ In spite of her funny soul and smiley face, Jinny Is a very professional guide with the area and place she knows. She took me to many places and during that also she is looking for something new. She has many photos of the places she visited before. As for me I highly recommend her for any group like to enjoy and visit nice, historical, shopping and entertainment places, also I wish I can meet her again in my new trip. = Written by Saher Hanosh from Israel

4 reviews

Seoul

Jin Lee

Hi! My name is Jin lee and I'm working as an English tour guide in South Korea! I deal with every tours in every places! It's almost over 5 years that I've started to work as a tour guide in Korea and It's still super amazing! If you are looking for a fun and joyful tour guide, please don't hesitate to choose me :) I'm definitely gonna make your day so awesome and beautiful! Thanks and See you soon! Bio 2014.11~2015.11 : City tour guide in Cosmojin (private & package) 2015.11~2016.03 : City tour guide in VIP (private & package) 2016.03~ : working as a freelanced tour guide (Samsung, KIA, Keumho, Chanel, Givenchy, etc)

2 reviews

Seoul

Andrew Chung

Hi, I'm Andrew Chung, a private driving guide in Korea! I've guided travelers from all over the world for many years. I have strong passion about showing around my amazing motherland to the world. What would you like to do in Korea? Where would you like to go? Gangnam Street? Grand Palaces? Traditional houses? Or mountains and seaside? Rice wine pub? You name it. We'll be right there. I like to explore Korea's local hidden gems and I can confidently say that I know Korea's inside and out. I've been a member of a mountain climbing club, driving club (Grand-Starex Club), and a hiking club for several years. I love to discover less known places that have great food and know many places that only native Koreans go. The real 'it' places are not in the guidebook if you know what I mean! Also, I have an in-depth knowledge about the Asian philosophy which deeply influenced Korea in ancient times. So I have many interesting stories to share, that are behind certain paintings and architecture. Locations of palaces or temples were selected based on the Asian philosophy and most of paintings on the architectures are all symbolic. For example, you will be intrigued to hear what symbolic significance the number of dragon's fingers on the ceiling of a palace. I will carefully match your interest with what Korea has to offer. Also, I'll suggest most time-efficient tour schedule, but will be also flexible enough to change it to accommodate your needs in the course of the tour. I hope you have the best time in Korea and make great memories to take home with and let me make that happen for you!

19 reviews

Seoul

Jinwoo Kim

Hi ! My name is Jinwoo Kim (English name is Tyson), the ski instructor of JSKI. JSKI is an international ski school in Korea and I've been working as ski instructor for 5 years. I am professional ski instructor and have license of it. Most of customers are tourists from Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc, and there is no snow in there countries. Of course, teaching ski to first-timer is very difficult but it is my pleasure to feel their happiness when they experience ski and snow. I love to meet and communicate and share the different cultures with foreigner tourists. I think ski lesson is relationship between instructor and customer, but also it is communication between person to person. So after lesson, you will be a good skier, and I will be your friend. Let's have fun on the white slope !

16 reviews

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