Premium Private Tours

Local Experts. Tailored Experiences.

Our team works to create a special tour to fit your needs. Each of our guides has a special focus. They are the ones The New York TimesLonely PlanetConde Nast Traveler, CNN, and other media outlets, chefs, and journalists contact to show them unique experiences only locals know.

Guides

The Spirit Traditions Expert

David A. Mason

$400-700

Focus

  • Traditional Culture
  • Spirituality (Buddhism, Shamanism)
  • Royal Palaces
  • Shamanic Shrines
  • Confucian Ceremonies
  • Storytelling
  • Great Museum Guide
  • Inside & Outside Seoul

 

Indie Culture Champion

Jasmine Sohn

$360-660

Focus

  • Hipster places in Seoul
  • Nostalgic holes-in-the-wall
  • Hard-to-find food & drink
  • Music

 

The Hippie

Minji Kim

$350-600

Focus

  • Farm-to-table
  • Sustainable food
  • Buddhist temple cuisine
  • Hiking

 

The Vegan Vegabond

Marie Frenette

$300-550

Focus

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Halal
  • Walking tours
  • Korean language
  • Social insight

The Food Writer

Joe McPherson

$400-700

Focus

  • Korean food culture
  • Seoul’s dark history
  • Bizarre foods
  • Restaurant neighborhoods
  • Secret restaurant finds
  • Hongdae, North Seoul, Itaewon
  • Countryside restaurants

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Number of Guests
12345678

Which guides interest you? (Tours are scheduled based on guide availability.)
David MasonMinjiJasmineMarieJoe

What types of activities interest you? (NOTE: We can't promise anything. This is to get a general idea to get started.)
Traditional CultureBuddhismBuddhist Temple CuisineShamanismShamanic ShrinesRoyal PalacesConfucian CeremoniesMuseumsFarm-to-tableSustainable FoodVegetarianVeganHalalGeneral Sightseeing (Walking)Korean LanguageHipster PlacesNostalgic PlacesHistoric PlacesOff-the-beaten TrackSuburbanRuralMountainsRiversParksUrbanNightlifePubs and Drinking CultureBBQChicken & BeerGangnam NeighborhoodHongdae NeighborhoodItaewon NeighborhoodBukchon NeighborhoodGetting Away From The CityHistoryDark History and Ghost StoriesHikingPhotographyIndie MusicK-PopKorean Coffee CultureTeahousesNew SeoulMilitary HistoryFine DiningDive BarsMulticultural RestaurantsNight ClubsOvernight ExcursionsSportsShoppingExpat CultureCountry Style RestaurantsBizarre FoodSpicy FoodLayover TourTraditional MarketsMeat

Length of Tour
3 hours6 hoursover 6 hoursovernight

What days and times will you be available?
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IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Guide fees do not include food, transportation, or other expenses. These are solely fees for the guides and support staff in arranging the tour.
  • Tours are arranged based on guest, guide, and venue availability. This is just the starting point of the adventure.
  • Guide fees must be prepaid by PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer. Payment info will be given later.