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Best Half Day DMZ Tour from Seoul (No Forced Shopping)

Duration: 5 hours
What is the DMZ – an exciting experience like no other

While the Cold War happened a long time ago, Korea is the only country that still remains divided as a consequence. The DMZ lies on the border between the North and the South. This is the most heavily fortified border in the whole world, so don’t miss the chance to see it! You should expect a truly immersive and unforgettable trip on all our DMZ tours!

What to expect – kickstart your trip with our seamless itinerary

Your experience while visiting the DMZ depends mainly on the quality of your tour guide. The only way to truly understand the impact of the DMZ is to visit with a very knowledgeable guide.

Besides the historical evidence of the war, there is a whole dimension of emotion to experience. Our professional tour guides are here to help you gain that more profound insight during our DMZ Half Day tour.

Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Duration: 6 hours - 7 hours
Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone from South Korea, and learn about the war between the North and South that produced this symbolic location. Get a glimpse of North Korea from the Dora Observatory.

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour from Seoul- Hotel Pick Up & No Shopping

Duration: Flexible
Learn about Korea’s divided history at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on a half-day tour, led by an informative guide. In the morning or afternoon, travel from Seoul to the DMZ, where the country has been split since the Korean War, to visit fascinating sites such as Imjingak Park, the Freedom bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall. At Dora Observatory, you can even peer through binoculars to observe village life in North Korea. Upgrade to include lunch or select a full-day itinerary that includes shopping at Insadong Antique Market.
Attractions: Insadong

City Kickstart Tour: Seoul

Duration: 2 hours
First time in Seoul? Wondering where to go and what to see in this fascinating city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Seoul with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. This tour is the city overview you were looking for that brings together sights of main highlights and attractions, plus must-have tips and tricks that will help you get acquainted with the city, its people, and culture. So, ready to start your time in Seoul in the best way possible? On this private tour, you’ll meet up with the local host of your choice. Each of the hosts on this tour will show you their Seoul in their way and based on their passions and expertise. The hosts know their city like the back of their hand and can’t wait to get you acquainted with Seoul! And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? Get personal recommendations from your local host and where to find the current hot spots in the city. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Seoul. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect Seoul trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Seoul

Duration: 3 hours
Seoul is a magical place! And with the local host of your choice, you are going to experience it all. So get ready; culture, history, and local lifestyle await! Dive into the origin of Seoul as you see the city’s main landmarks like Gwangjang Market, Jogyesa Temple, and Bukchon Hanok Village. And how about the hidden gems? Oh, you’re in for a surprise! Every host has its own story to tell, so pick your favorite, and you’ll discover the city through their eyes. Experience their Seoul to the max based on their passions and expertise. They’ll make sure you have fun enjoying a unique and local perspective of Seoul. Want to take a break? Leave it up to your host! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that special eatery where only the locals come and your chance to enjoy a local treat hand-picked by your host. Feel free to ask your host more about their life in their city or get recommendations about the top things to do in Seoul. Remember, the locals know best. The best part of any city tour is definitely the unique stories. Everybody has a story to tell, especially your host. Each one of the local hosts has a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their knowledge with you and exchange ideas and perspectives! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Seoul, your Seoul!

The Charms of Seoul at Night: Kickstart Tour

Duration: 2 hours
First time in Seoul? Wondering where to go and what to see at night? We got you! Kickstart your time in Seoul with a 90-minute evening introduction of the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Seoul as the sun sets and discover the best nightlife the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Visit Namdaemun, the oldest market in the town, and discover the first National Treasure of Korea, the picturesque Sungnyemun Gate. Learn about Korean history in Gwanghwamun Square and Deoksugung Palace, and wander through the lively Seoul Plaza, a popular spot for locals to relax. Ready for a unique private exploration of this fascinating city? Wondering about the best nightlife places in town? Get your personal recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Seoul. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Seoul. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect Seoul ​trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!

The Ultimate Seoul Layover Tour

Duration: 5 hours
Long layovers are no fun, especially when there's a beautiful city out there ready to be discovered. If you are in Seoul waiting for your next travel adventure and have some time to spare, why not spend it outside exploring the city? Let a local show you their city in a 100% personalized layover tour. With a convenient pickup and drop off, you'll enjoy the best of Seoul and will be back in time for your next destination. From incredible sights like the Mapo-Gu district to the Hongdae area and with a delicious snack included, your local host can create a personalized itinerary taking into consideration your preferences and time availability. Believe it, your local host knows exactly how to make just a few hours count! Check out below a few ideas of things to do and visit, and let your local host know what you have in mind. From a quick city tour to a food tour, or a more extensive tour that can cover everything on your bucket list. Your wishes are your local host's commands! Dull layovers are a thing of the past, pick your favorite local, and let them create your perfect Seoul experience.

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Duration: 6 hours
The Demilitarized Zone is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two. Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about their history and future.

The Non-Touristy DMZ Day Trip: North Korea & Nature

Duration: 11 hours
Looking for a fascinating day trip from Seoul? Are you curious about the estranged relationship between South and North Korea? Then, this is the perfect tour for you! Enhance your time in Seoul with a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea. All with the guidance of your favorite local. Take in the main highlights of the area and learn more about the history of Korea. Your local host will answer all of your questions and will provide you with historical insights and facts to help you make the most of your day. On this private day trip, you’ll visit the 4km-wide DMZ and get the chance to peek into North Korea from the Eulji observatory. On some days, if you are lucky, you might even spot some North Korean workers. Check out the 'Punch Bowl,' an area where soldiers from both countries fought hand-to-hand. You’ll also get to learn more about the tense history of the area while enjoying the sight of untouched natural beauty around. Get a chance to explore the 4th Invasion Tunnel, located on one of the most strategic routes and built hundreds of meters underground. At this tunnel, you can also find an exhibition center that shows you more of the war between North and South Korea. And no need to worry, your host will be there by your side to translate and give more in-depth details. Take a closer look at the natural beauty around the DMZ area and soak in the serene vibes at the picturesque Dutayeon Falls. Ready for a unique private exploration of this fascinating area? Please keep in mind that for this day trip you need to bring your passport. This is very important to remember, as it is mandatory to enter the area. If you're feeling hungry, follow the recommendations of your local host and go to a local restaurant for an authentic Tofu dish. Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect DMZ day ​trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!

Korean DMZ Half-Day Tour from Seoul - No shopping

Duration: 6 hours
This half-day tour will take you to the Korean DMZ that is located about an hour away from Seoul. You will see the Third Tunnel, the DMZ Exhibition Hall, the Dora Observatory, the Dorasan Station (closed temporally by military) and pass by the Unification Village on the way back to Seoul. It will be an educational experience to learn about the Korean War and its history.

Sizzling Seoul Tour: Korean BBQ, Market & Street Food

Duration: 3 hours
Seoul is a foodie’s dream, with so much to offer. From the juicy charred meat of Korean BBQ to stir-fried delights, soju and makgeolli, bring your appetite and join your foodie host in exploring restaurants, a market, and food streets on this personalized food tour. Discover the legendary Korean BBQ food alley, a hidden gem where meat-lovers gather to enjoy different cuts of grilled meat. Enjoy an authentic DIY barbecue experience, learn to wrap your meat with lettuce, and eat it like the locals do. Savor the famous Galmaegi pork-skirt meat, taste unlimited Korean side dishes, and eat to your heart’s content. Eager to try more? Head to makeshift tent restaurants, as seen in Korean drama, and experience outdoor dining alongside other locals. Pair local favorites with alcoholic beverages, and be prepared to try stir-fried dishes, all served with kimchi and makgeolli. Chat with your host and the locals, learn more about Korean food culture and feel the upbeat night-dining vibe, only in Seoul. For more local insights and must-see spots, visit the oldest traditional market in the downtown area and explore the bustling food alleys serving different authentic Korean street food and drinks. Join the locals and dine in a casual setting, see how the vendors hustle for business, soak in the sights, scents, and sounds of this food haven, and eat your way through the market. Finally, end your tour on a sweet note and sample some local dessert that will leave you wanting more. Join your favorite local host to explore the best food experiences in Seoul. This tour can be 100% customized to your liking. If you have any special requests, feel free to let your host know, and they’ll make your wishes come true.

The 10 Tastings of Seoul: Street Food

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the flavorful South Korean cuisine on this delicious food tour in Seoul! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like noodle soup to unique dishes typical of the city such as bibimpap; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in Seoul is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Namdaemun Market, Sejong Village, and Gyeongbokgung Palace and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in Seoul. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This Seoul food tour can be 100% personalized to match your diet and allergies.

Drinks & Bites in Seoul Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the night atmosphere of Seoul, and its best nightlife hot spots in Jung-Gu. Get familiar with the locals' favorite drinks and enjoy them together with perfectly paired bites that complement the ambiance of every place you'll visit. If you're looking for a perfect night out in Seoul this drinks and bites tour is the life of the party! Join your favorite local for a fun evening tour with not only drinks and bites but also the highlights of the area you'll visit. Discover Jung-Gu, a vibrant area in Seoul where the locals like to unwind and have fun at night. Your local host is a nightlife expert and is up to date with current hot spots and hip venues, so ask away and enjoy the city mingling with the locals. Visit some of the best spots in town and have a drink together with a typical local bite like makgeolli and tteobokki. Wondering about what you’ll get? Your host will tell you everything about it. More than that, your host is also happy to share insights and recommendations on what to do after the tour, all exclusively for you! And if you want to keep the night going after your tour, your host is ready to point you in the right direction for an unforgettable time in Seoul that you won't forget! The local hosts are natural storytellers, each with a different background ranging from local cuisine to city lifestyle. They can't wait to share some of their unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Seoul, your Seoul!

Korean Cooking Class with Full-Course Meal & Local Market Tour in Seoul

Duration: 3 hours
Do you take a deep interest in authentic Korean culinary adventure at exotic place?

I can help you to take the passion of Korean traditional cuisine into your kitchen.

1. Local market tour and taste of street food
- Let's get fresh ingredients for the class and try street food in the Mangwon market that is one of the most popular in Seoul.

2. Learn Korean language briefly with welcome drink

3. Cook 3 main dishes and 1 stew
- main 1 : Bibimbap (Mixed rice with Meat & Vegetables)
- main 2 : Dakgalbi (Stir-fried Chicken)
- main 3 : Haemul-pajeon (Seafood & Green onion Pancake)
- stew : Doenjang-jjigae (Fermented Soybean paste stew)

4. Enjoy Hanjeongsik
- Hanjeongsik means 'A Korean traditional course meal with more than 10 side dishes in total'.

We're offering the side dishes, dessert and drinks without any extra charge.

5. Try on 'Tal'
- You can try on Tal which is Korean traditional mask at stunning photo spot.

Seoul: Myeongdong Nanta Theater Show Ticket

Duration: 2 hours
Experience the drama and comedy of South Korea's longest-running theatrical performance and marvel at the energetic culinary skills of the must-see Nanta show in the Myeongdong Nanta Theater in Seoul.

Traditional Cooking Experience in Korean Style House in Seoul

Duration: 3 hours
Exploring local area and learn how to cook an authentic home-cooked Korean meal. This 2-hour cooking class starts with a quick walking tour of the city as we purchase local ingredients from the local market. Then we will cook together and dine together in a Korean-style house.
• Learning various Korean foods with professional Korean instructor.
• Experiencing local traditional market and Cooking Korean foods with fresh ingredients.
• Special 5 more kinds of fantastic Korean home cooking class.
(One class included 3 dishes. Recipe is included).
•Classes include traditional Korean liquor that goes well with food.
(Traditional tea is provided if you can't drink alcohol.)

※ Currently, our class does not run market tours & only home cooking classes are available.

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Trip to Nami Island with Petite France & Italian Village, Garden of Morning Calm

Duration: 10 hours - 12 hours
Spend the day exploring the must-see attractions outside of Seoul. Have a scenic walk in the oldest private garden in Korea and enjoy the popular Nami Island, known for its natural beauty. Explore the half-moon shaped island, which has very attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama “Winter Sonata.” Visit Petite France, a small French village with 16 interesting French-style buildings. You can also explore the Italian village right beside, there are exhibitions and performances of the faity tale 『The Adventures of Pinocchio』. Receive a small briefing from a knowledgeable staff. This tour includes entrance fees and transportation in an air-conditioned coach/minivan.

** From 9th Dec- 19th Mar 2023, winter schedule will applied with a late departure in order to enjoy the light festival in the Garden of Morning Calm**

Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

Duration: 2 hours
Korea's most popular ghost tour! One of the top things to do in Seoul. This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a tour down the dark alleys of Seoul's forgotten 600-year history of bloody massacres, seedy hideaways and mourning ghosts. Self-proclaimed clairvoyants on the tour have reported a few sightings, including a little girl who has been seen following the group around. This is not only a ghost tour, but a walk unearthing Seoul's murky and violent past, making the city much more interesting and intimate. Guests also receive an online map of all the haunts, murder sites, and torture chambers mentioned on the tour.


(Mon-Fri) "Ghostlore & Legends" Seodaemun Station, exit 4

(Sat-Sun) "The Original Ghostwalk" Anguk Station, exit 2

From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

Duration: 7 hours
Travel to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and feel the weight of history as you explore the hopeful Imjingpak Park, the aggressive infiltration tunnel, and the beautiful Dora Observatory.

Korea DMZ Half Day from Seoul Guided Tour - No Shopping

Duration: 6 hours
Learn about DMZ Area, as you sightseeing with a knowledgeable local guide.Travel by coach to several stunning landmarks in DMZ Area, including Imjingak Park and the DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall, Dora Observatory. During your 5.5 hour tour, gape at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and learn about Korean War (1950-1953) divided the Korean Peninsula into South and North Korea. Hotel pickup is included, with drop-off at City Hall or Itaewon, leaving you a free to explore more on your own.