Private luxury tours in South Korea

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Luxury South Korea Tours

Best of Seoul
(5 Days)

Seoul Stopover
(4 Days)

Introduction to South Korea
(7 Days)
Seoul, Busan & Gyeongju

Highlights of South Korea
(9 Days)
Seoul, Busan & Gyeongju, Jeju Island

Essence of South Korea
(11 Days)
Seoul, Busan & Gyeongju, Jeju Island

Art & Architecture Tour of South Korea
(8 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

Culinary Tour of South Korea
(5 Days)
Seoul & Jeonju

Multi-country Tours

Three Capitals: Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing
(11 Days)
Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing & Great Wall

Best of Seoul

(5 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)

This private tour of Seoul is ideal for travelers wanting to experience the cultural highlights of South Korea’s most interesting and exciting city. It features private touring with your own guide and driver, private transfers, and luxury accommodation.

During flexible private touring, visit highlights such as the Changdeokgung Palace complex—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and its “secret garden.” Learn about traditional Korean lifestyles while walking through neighborhoods filled with hanok (traditional Korean houses). Stop for a cup of tea in a traditional teahouse in the Insadong neighborhood, and browse the best local shops for Korean antiques, textiles, ceramics, clothing and more. Visit Gwangjang Market or one of the other vast markets dedicated to food, clothing, antiques, herbal medicine and more. One day, enjoy an exquisite, multicourse meal of traditional Buddhist cuisine.

Discover the treasures of Seoul’s best museums, such as the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea Furniture Museum or National Museum of Korea. Other options include visiting the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza, walking along scenic Cheonggyecheon Stream, touring Gyeongbokgung Palace and additional royal palaces, visiting the National Folk Museum of Korea, learning about Confucian traditions at Jongmyo Shrine, walking through trendy neighborhoods such as Myeongdong to see the latest fashions and pop culture (including K-Pop), visiting high-end fashion boutiques and restaurants in Gangnam, going to the top of N Tower, hiking in the mountains surrounding Seoul, stopping by top art galleries and visiting the vibrant Hongdae university district. If desired, one day take a fascinating excursion to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjom.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can further customize this tour to include special interest activities such as a private Korean cooking class to learn to prepare kimchi or other typical Korean dishes, a private soju and makgeolli (rice wine) tasting, or lessons in taekwondo. We can also arrange excursions to ceramics villages, folk villages, amusement parks, hallyu sites and other destinations outside Seoul.

This tour combines easily with our private tours in Japan, China and other destinations throughout Asia.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Seoul

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 2 Seoul
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Seoul & vicinity

Full-day private city tour or excursion to DMZ and JSA

Day 4 Seoul

Full-day private tour or excursion according to interests

Day 5 Depart Seoul
Private airport transfer


Four Seasons Seoul

$4,980 Per person (double occupancy)