Tour Guides

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.

14 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

16 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)

6 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!

10 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 !

3 reviews

Seoul

Alex Macatangay

Hello my name is Alejandro just call me Alex for short. Im a filipino. Travelling is my passion. Whenever i travel i feel so great and refreshed. I came to korea in 2003 since then i came to loved everything in Korea. Not just the people but also the culture nature and specially food. Im not really expert in every places in korea tour but i will promise you that i can help and assist you a lot. I will do my best to make your family tour in Korea a satisfying one. I can speak English, Tagalog, and Korean. If you are looking for someone who is kind enthusiastic and trusted to guide you here in Korea. I found a right person. Please feel free to contact me anytime. My email is: daebaktour2016@yahoo.com My number is: 01043010579 See you guys.....

15 reviews

Seoul

Heejin Suh

Hi, my name is Hana who is fun, considerate, adventurous and a big traveler myself. I was an IT engineer for last six years. Even though IT is an interesting field, I loved the new experience from traveling overseas. Overall, I traveled more than 30 countries and 100 cities. What else? Yes, I quit the job in 2014 and became a tour guide in Seoul! I do truly understand each moment and each day is so important for travelers, therefore I always do my best to make amusing and enjoyable moments with my guests. I have conducted more than 100 tours to DMZ, Palaces and UNESCO heritage sites so on. But above all, I believe that I have shared all of my delightful and positive energy with my guests during the tour. Not only me, generally people in Seoul are active, energetic and looking for the fun all the time. While you are traveling Seoul, I wish you can taste the true color of South Korea!

17 reviews

Seoul

Sunny Park

Hello, my name is Sunny and I'm a semi-pro golfer with a teaching license in Korea. Korean lady golfers are considered some of the best in the world. Just look at the Rolex Rankings and you'll find that 40% of the top lady golfers are from my country Korea. What better way to learn your golf swing than from a person like me. I usually teach at my local driving range, but we can go out in the field to play if you like. Playing golf in Korea is an experience like no other. I know some of the best golf courses where history was made. Make sure to message me first before trying to make a booking. I have other classes I teach so it's best to coordinate. Thanks!

1 reviews

Seoul

Hwal Ran Ok

Hello! My name is Hwal Ran and I am running a Korean Paper Art Experience Products program. At first, as I was in love with making Hanji crafts, I made them by myself and sold them to customers. As time went by, I changed my mind to share the experience with other people and also teach them how to do it so that people can better understand the real Korean culture. Now, I would like to introduce Korean paper art to people from all over the world in order to make them to have an interesting experience while visiting Korea. Korean paper art is a traditional craft art decorating lamps, paper pen, frame, hand mirror and etc with Korean traditional paper Hanji. Hanji comes with various colors and has unique bright colors that's just enough to grab your attention. The materials that I offer all come from Jeonju, which is the original place where Hanji started. Although I don't speak fluent English, there's no problem in giving lessons and I will show you demonstrations of how it works and provide you with simple instructions. I held sessions for over 10 years now to tourists and most of them loved after taking it. I want to share my background to all of you. 1997 Started as a Hanji craft instructor Instructor for teacher training 2006 Opening of Hanjichuoek craft center Awarded with special prize in Grand Art Exhibition of Korea held by Korea Fine Arts Association Awarded with special prize in National Hanji Craft Competition held by The Traditional Paper Artists Association 2009 Displayed in Colored Hanji Member Exibition held by Korean Paper Technology Association - "Hanji to World" Manufactured tailored frame with traditional motifs for festival of the year of interchange of Korea and China (held by Ministry of Culture) 2010 Introduced Hanji crafts program at NHK educational broadcast of Japan Selected as the most 20 must visit place in Insadong, Jongrogu Judge of Chamjongi Crafts Contest ~until 2014 2011 Introduced in a book(as part of experiences in Seoul), whose author is Shioda Sadaharu, a Japanese actor Invited artist for Hangeul Saegimjeon Invited Artist Exhibition 2014 Appeared in 'Ggureogi Tamgusenghwal', a program of SBS 2016 Appeared in 'Finding Mom', a program of EBS 2017 Displayed in Mauematti exhition Instructor for multiple workshops There's no need to worry about level of difficulty! I had customers from all over the world and they all found Hanji crafts easy and exciting to make! So don't hesitate and join me :) Come and experience the best Hanji crafts!

19 reviews

Seoul

Sung Gyu Kim

Hi, My name is Sung Gyu Kim, I'm from and based in Seoul, South Korea. I've been living in abroad(USA, Sweden, 中文) for 12 years and also have long time of traveling experience in every continent of earth. From my experience I will guide you to the best experience and expedition of my country. as I'm the local person I understand and know the city and country more than anyone. A day tour, sightseeing, history, shopping, food, local life, mainstream and underground art and music scene, family or group tour and also night life, I can plan or guide you from any kind of your preference. also welcome to ask any kind of your travel offers or translator. No crime record, nice and friendly! Korean is my mother language, fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese(中文欢迎) also can speak conversational Swedish and Portuguese. Thank you.:) ??!

18 reviews

Seoul

Judy Kim

First of all, I have to say travelling has been always my passion. I has really enjoyed travelling by my car to tourist attractions or a cousine tour all over the country not only during weekends but also whenever I got vacations or even only one day-off. To make my dream come true that is to make travelling my profession, I studied and got the International tour guide license certified by Korean government in December 2017. I worked for JP Morgan Chase Investment Banking Corp Seoul Branch for 24 years, a Native English Teacher Recruiting Company for two years and representative Korean Buddhist temples for four years. And now I would like to start the second page of my life as I wanted for a long time. As I travelled so many years alone or with my international friends who had been known from my previous work before having the licence, now I assure that you will be my pleasure to show you the beauty of Morning Calm country my motherland Korea. It is really challenging to be a private tour guide for international visitors. I have been escorting many international visitors more than 4,000 people from various foreign countries to Korean temples and hermitages and conducted meditation in the forest of the temples for several years during the templestay. In addition, I made unforgettable memories during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. I escorted and interpreted a Minister of Science from Canada Ms. Kirsty Duncan who is a genuine born lovely lady at the same time very intelligent. You can see her beautiful smile from the photo gallery. I supported her and the SportsCanada team about 40 days during the Olympic games and Paralyimpics. I met many wonderful sports stars and medalists of Olympics and it was very honorable having time with them as I had just started to work in the tourism industries as an English Tour guide. Since then, I could perform not only many important tour events but also assume an important role as an interpreter at variety of Governmental exhibition or business meetings. I am now enjoying the second page of my life with many international peoples who want to explore Korean culture and history by visiting Korea tourist attractions. I will arrange your journey most exciting and refreshing. And I will also try to help you to find true yourself at the end of your trip by making empty your busy mind at the most serene beautiful place in Korea.

2 reviews

Seoul

Dong Kyu Lee

Hi I'm Dong Kyu Lee. I have lived in Seoul for 5 years. And I have visited many different places in Seoul. So now I want to introduce some interesting places to you. I have different types of tours, and I'm sure that you will like it.

5 reviews

Seoul

Jihyeon Won

Hi, I'm Wonji :D I work as EDM Yoga instructor to take you flight with me!! I've been teaching EDM Yoga at fitness studios like 'New Balance Women's Studio' at Gangnam. Also I was invited to have performances at EDM festivals at 'WDJ(World DJ Festival)', 'Sounce Parade Festival'. If you are big fan of EDM? Do you like to workout on upbeat music? Or want to make cool friends? Just try this EDM yoga class once, and you’ll become obsessed ;)

11 reviews

Seoul

Joungy lee

Hello, I have traveled to many countries, and have worked as a chef for around nine years. I've been to Mongolia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, to name a few. After my long travels, I still like to meet travelers and foreigners, and I loved to cook Korean food for my foreign friends when I was traveling. That's why I started this cooking class in Seoul, and to share my recipes. Most of my experience is with Korean food, and I have abundant experience in the kitchen. I will teach you how to make and prepare traditional Korean food. Monday, Wednesday & Friday Heamul pajeon - Seafood pancake with spring onion. Bibimbab - Mixed rice what is one of the traditional and famous Korean food. Bukumi - Korean crepes with nuts (for dessert). Tuesday & Saturday Japche - sweet and savory dish of stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables. Jeyuk bokeum - Spicy stir-fried pork and vegetables. Bukumi - Korean crepes with nuts (for dessert). Thursday & Sunday Kimchi jeon - Kimchi pancake Bulgogi - stir-fried beef with soy sauce Bukumi - Korean crepes with nuts (for dessert). Hope after you joined my experience, more interested in Korean cooking and Korean culture :) We'll begin with a visit to a local market that's not known by many tourists. We'll look at the Korean ingredients and buy vegetables, and we'll walk around so you can see what the locals buy and sell in the market. After this, we'll visit a traditional Korean house and you'll learn to cook three kinds of genuine Korean foods and to make Kimchi.( after class you will bring a small package of Kimchi what you made)

9 reviews

Seoul

Uncle Rob

Hi everyone! I am the founder and Chief Executive Tour Guide here at KTG. I have built this travel agency in Korea from the ground up from being a tour guide myself to now being more on the management side of things. My one true love is still guiding travelers in and around Korea and showing them the beauty and culture here and I'll do that every once in a while when I have the time. I love showing people the things to do in Seoul and the rest of South Korea. Some of my favorite tours to do are tours in Busan and tours in Jeju Island. But I do have a talented group of tour guides that I've hand picked myself from working with them over the years. So any one of us can show you a great time here in the Land of Kpop, Samsung and the Morning Calm.

16 reviews

Seoul

Andrew Yoo

Hello, 안녕, 你好!, Hola and any other languages you speak :) I'm Andrew, a Korean nightlife enthusiast. I've enjoyed the nightlife scenes of New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai - which is where I used to study and work. Now, I have taken that passion to Korea (my motherland) to give you something special. Get excited!

7 reviews

Seoul

Thomas KIM

Travel & Photos.......Hello! I am Thomas, a driving tour guide. Before being a tour guide, I had worked at the Human Resource Department and the Public Relation Department for almost 30 years. I had learned how to communicate with others from those experiences. Now as a tour guide, I am trying to do my best for tourist's safe, comfortable, enjoyable and memorable tour. I am also ready to show all of you the real beauty of Korea. In addition, I give a free photo service to tourists. I am a good friend of yours.

16 reviews

Seoul

Soo Jung Pak

Hi, my name is Soo Jung. I was born and raised in the U.S. I moved to Korea almost 5 years ago. My background and career was actually in Counseling Psychology, but I moved here to fulfill a call on my life. Prior to moving, I had only visited Korea twice, so I wasn't familiar with the city or country for that matter. I had experienced some culture shock as I adjusted to life here. It was through my own personal exploration of the city that my heart really grew for Seoul, and I just gained such an appreciation of all the conveniences and uniqueness the city has to offer. I challenged myself to go to different parts of the city and not to just settle with going back and forth just to work. or places near my home. Not knowing how long I would be here, I wanted to make the most of it. Life here can be very busy, fast paced, stressful at times and brings constant changes with people and things that come and go. I found healing and joy in enjoying the different things; like nature, which Koreans do a very good job of maintaining and cultivating. I also found that I just loved being in beautiful surroundings which would uplift my spirits. There's so much to see and do here- from sporting events, K-pop, musueums/arts/culture, Unesco sites, trendy and theme-specific cafes, delicious foods, nature, botanical gardens, lovely parks; some even with sculptures. I would love to share the places that bring me much joy. I believe I have a good balance of being both ethnically Korean, and also a "foreigner," and I have insights that will help others to adjust to and help while you visit here. Even though tourism is a new field for me, I have had the privilege to have the flexibility to see and do many things that most of my Korean friends have not, because of their busy work schedules. All of my friends rely on me to plan outings and even take their out of town guests to places that I've taken them to.

15 reviews