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$250

Seoul Highlights All in a Day

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You will see everything you need to all packed into 1 day. The minimum tour hour is 7 hours a day, but can be as long as 12 hours a day. The Seoul Highlight Tour can be arranged for a two-day tour on request. $250 for 8 hours / $350 for 12 hours or a van tour $350 for 8 hours / $450 for 12 hours *The time to start the tour is subject to change depending on the location of the hotel you will stay in Seoul. ★ Clients are welcome to make any suggestions to make the tour short by skipping a few destinations. Customized tour can be arranged on request.

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$120

6-Hour Seoul English Walking Tour (6 Must-see Spots) or Customized Tours

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Seochon & Tongin Market Traditional village and market at the west of “Gyeongbokgung Palace” (a main royal palace of Joseon dynasty, 1392 AD – 1910 AD) - See old book stores, motels, and boutique shops! Gwanghwamun Plaza Plaza with with “King Sejong” (a Korean alphabet creator) and “Yi Sun-sin” (a navy commander who won victories against Japanese navy) sculptures, underground museum, and Korea’s 1st comic store. - Take photos in the background of “Gyeongbokgung Palace” and great mountains! Cheonggyecheon Stream Modern stream with waterfall, fountains, and 22 bridges, replacing former transport infrastructure - Walk and say hello to couples & families! Deoksugung Palace Walled compound of palace during Joseon dynasty until the merger of Korea by Japan in 1910 (fee: 1,000 won, about 1 USD per person) Only palace with Western-style buildings - See “Rotating Ceremony of Chief Gatekeeper” (showing gatekeepers' controlling gate and checking passersby)! - Walk on the “Stone-wall Road” (a couples’ favorite place and filming spot). - Drop by old/new city halls. - Visit “Jeong-dong Jeil Church” (a Korea’s 1st methodist church). Itaewon Foreign commercial town with international restaurants, bars, and clubs - Stop by Seoul’s oldest foreign book store, pottery shop, and cafe! - Visit Muslim mosque, “Antique Furniture Street”, and “Vinyl & Plastic” (an analog record shop)! • Recommend to eat in Seochon: - In Tongin Market, make your own lunch box purchased with traditional coins. - In Hyoja Bakery, try bread delivered to “Blue House” (a president residence) for 30 years.

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$350

Seoul Tour in Tagalog

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Seoul, capital of Korea, is filled with things to see and enjoy. It is a fascinating city to visit in any season of the year, but you can make your trip even more fulfilling by visiting certain attractions at certain times of the day. The travel course suggested in this article consists of some of the must-visit spots for international visitors traveling in Seoul. Read on to find out more for our recommended two-day itinerary to guide you around Seoul’s most noteworthy attractions from morning to night.

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$450

Seoul in a Day: Private Van + Guide

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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!

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$3300

The Weeklong Seoul Tour

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Here we will do everything you need or want to do in Seoul! Palaces and traditional markets? You got it! Kpop and the modern Gangnam side of Seoul? Coming right up! We will also do day trips outside of Seoul, but come back so that you can stay in the comforts of the hotel that you booked. Some of the things we will see outside of Seoul are the DMZ, Nami Island and Hwaseong Suwon Fortress Wall. Let me know if we've missed anything on the itinerary. 9 straight days of action-packed tours with a tour guide.

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$280

Let's go for highlights in Seoul!

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We will visit some highlight spots of Seoul(must go places) in one day! It covers not only a history but also a culture and local experience :) You will experience old Korean dynasty to visit our palace in the morning and look around one of the best antique market in Seoul. After lunch, we will go to experience how to make kimchi and wear our beautiful traditional costume, hanbok using traditional backgrounds. It will be amazing experience and good memory for your instagram and facebook(definitely!!!) After that, we will visit local food market in Seoul so that you can experience korea's awesome street food. If we have more time, we can finish our tour at Han river park where you can see one of the best night view in Seoul and enjoy chimaek(chicken+beer) to make your night perfect ;)

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$200

Understanding the Life of a Korean Tour

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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).

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$250

Seoul in a day : Private Tour

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Seoul city walking tour is designed for travelers who want to experience a variety of different local scenes using public transportation (taxi / subway / bus). You can choose any of the places in Seoul and I will be your private tour guide to explain the fun facts and historical stories behind each place we visit. This is one of the best tours in South Korea. The itinerary is 100% up to you and I can recommend you many interesting places to explore in Seoul!

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$250

Culture & History Tour

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Best way to start a trip in Korea is right here. By the end of the first hour, you’ll get your money’s worth just with the sheer knowledge we share with you about Korea and the Korean people. We don’t just push you from place to place. We give you great explanations about what you are looking at and offer up a lot of context. Start bright and early in the morning and we’ll go around the central Seoul area for the day. Most of Seoul’s heritage tour sites are in this area so it’s a great place to kickstart your stay here in Korea. We’ll start and finish at City Hall Station. We’ll see the ultra modern side of Seoul as well as Seoul when it was the ancient capital of the Joseon Dynasty (1392AD – 1910AD). An excellent way to see where this country came from, what it’s been through and where its going.

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$350

Privately Customized Tour in Gapyeong (Nami Island, Pettie France, Garden of Morning Calm, etc)... with a Photographer Tour Guide!!

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** This tour includes Tour-guiding, Driving, and Photo-shooting service. There are 2 ways to make up your tour with me as shown bellow ** 1. Customized Itinerary on your needs : I will be happy to provide you the possible plans for you. Please tell me your needs or specific conditions that I can refer to. - easy / busy - more focus on photo taking / your own time in the good cafe - have problems for too much walk / fit enough to walk a lot 2. Choose attractions from the given options : This tour is designed to be 10 hours journey. After I get your priorities, I will provide you the best plan as possible. (1) Nami Island : Known as one of the best sites in Korea to take photos, this theme park provides you nice walks along the beautiful trees, river, and drama sites. (2) Pettie France : Theme Park of an old styled village in France. You can enjoy traditional culture of France and take fancy pictures here. (3) Garden of Morning Calm : : A Great Scale of Beautiful Garden designed by a professor specialized in Botanic. In winter, this garden opens Light Festival. (4) Rail Bike : Cycling on the rail way. It is 4 wheeled so no need to worry about falling down. This rail goes through some of the most beautiful natural sceneries in this region. (5) Strawberry Picking(November ~ May) : You can pick the fresh strawberries in the farm. (6) Elysian Ski Resort(December ~ February) : Ski with a licensed ski instructor or just see the snow briefly and take photos (7) Dumulmeori river view : This river view is actually so popular for local Koreans and has been filmed in dramas and movies. (8) Alpaca World($30 extra charge due to a long distance) : Let's play with Alpacas!! (9) Seoul City Tour : Tourists usually choose to go to Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong Traditional District, or N-Seoul Tower,

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$250

Let's sneak in the behind of Presidential house! (Bugaksan trekking)

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Bugaksan Mountain is a 342-meter high granite mountain in the middle of Seoul and is home to Gyeongbokgung Palace and a Joseon Dynasty fortress. Its proximity to Cheongwadae, the presidential residence, saw the area closed to the public for 40 years due to security concerns. But nowadays, we can freely hike this mountain if you register your ID at the starting point. We will start from Changuimun course and will get to enjoy the spectacular view of Seoul from the top. But, there are more! Did you know that it was a route for North Korean spies? Something was done in the mountain during Japanese occupations? I would like to share all of these behind stories with you while enjoying the nature. Why don't you come and get different view of Seoul? *Notice* - Visitors must carry accepted form of identification (e.g. passport of Alien Registration Card issued from Republic of Korea) - Duration: Walking about 1.5 hrs, Hiking about 2 hrs - Difficulty : Intermediate * What to bring - Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, bottle of water and adventures mind :)

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$500

The Essence of Seoul City - Private Driving Tour

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In this tour, we will explore and enjoy the highlights of Seoul city in which the ancient and modern culture coexist in harmony. You will go through Gyeongbokgung royal palace, Bukchon traditional house village, Insadong district full of traditional crafts and souvenirs, Jogyesa Buddhist temple, and Seoul Tower to look around Seoul city with a wonderful panoramic view!!

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.

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$30/hr

Jinny Kim

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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

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$30/hr

Andrew Chung

Guide

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!

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$20/hr

Sung-Hyuk Kwon

Guide

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.