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Seoul Secret Neighborhood and Cafe Tour

Jongno-gu, South Korea

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Experience hosted by Kay

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

★Seoul is more than tourist-laden royal palaces and hanok village. The real charm of Seoul is hidden at its alleys and back streets. Join us to explore the most beautiful neighborhood in Seoul and enjoy cozy coffee time in the winter.

▶Where will we visit?
We will visit Jeongdong, a neighborhood in Jongno-gu with a long history and captivates many with its bright ginkgo trees and quaint cobblestone streets. History and nature harmoniously come together to produce a beautiful neighborhood that does not concern about the test of time and continues to capture the hearts of many.

▶What will we do?
We will start our adventure by visiting the Mayor's office and a hidden observatory to enjoy breathtaking views of the royal palace. Then we will stroll along the 'Most Beautiful Street of Korea' and listen to the stories of red brick buildings from the 19th century.

We'll then head to a museum to enjoy the artworks of a famous Korean painter. The journey continued with a visit to The King's Road. Last but not least, we'll have cozy coffee time in a secret cafe that will for sure capture your heart. Korea is well known for her coffee culture. The aroma of freshly made coffee will brighten up your day in a winter morning.

☞BOOK IF YOU LIKE:
-relaxing walk with a local
-modern time architectures from the late 19th century
-off the beaten path attractions loved by the locals
Other things to note
1. Please arrive on time.
2. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
3. Let us know in advance if you have special dietary requests.
4. The experience will be rescheduled to another date in case of rain. Guests will receive a message at least 2 hours before to confirm the arrangements.
★Seoul is more than tourist-laden royal palaces and hanok village. The real charm of Seoul is hidden at its alleys and back streets. Join us to explore the most beautiful neighborhood in Seoul and enjoy cozy coffee time in the winter.

▶Where will we visit?
We will visit Jeongdong, a neighborhood in Jongno-gu with a long history and captivates many with its bright ginkgo trees and quaint cobblestone streets. History and nature harm…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    1 cup of coffee or tea (freshly made by coffee house barista)
    -America...
  • Equipment
    Individual/group photos taken from the tour (sent by email)
From $42
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person
Sat, Dec 5
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person
Tue, Dec 8
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person

Meet your host, Kay

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 89 Reviews
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Hi this is Kay, welcome to my favorite city Seoul!:)

It is my passion to share with travelers from around the world my love for this beautiful city.

9 months after launching my experiences, 500+ guests have joined us and blessed us with a rating of 4.9/5.

I hope to show you the real charm of Seoul covering its history, culture, food, nature and off the beaten path attractions loved by locals.

I look forward to hosting you to my enthralling experiences and filling your trip to Seoul with memorable moments.

MY EXPERIENCES:
-Seoul Secret Neighborhood and Cafe Tour
-Night Market and Moonlight Seoul Walk
-Time Travel in Seochon Hanok Village
-Seoul in One Day! 10+ Main Sight

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Hi this is Kay, welcome to my favorite city Seoul!:)

It is my passion to share with travelers from around the world my love for this beautiful city.

9 months after launching my experiences, 500+ guests have joined us and blessed us with a rating of 4.9/5.

I hope to show you the real charm of Seoul covering its history, culture, food, nature and off the beaten path attractions loved by locals.

I look forward to hosting you to my enthralling experience…
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Where you'll be

Jeongdong is a modernized neighborhood with long history that captivates many with its ginkgo trees lined cobblestone streets. Naming as the 'Most Beautiful Street in Korea', it is brimming with couples and families looking for a relaxing walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

*Nearby attractions:
Cheonggyecheon Stream, Gwanghuamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung Palace are within 5 to 10 minutes' walking distance.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 89 reviews.

Lisa
February 2020
Kay is a wonderful tour guide. She has a unique sensitivity toward her surroundings that makes her tours feel magical. I did the Seoul Secret Neighborhood and Cafe tour with three other tourists; Kay was thoughtful in considering everyone and ensuring that all guests on her tour were getting the experience they wanted!
Kay is a wonderful tour guide. She has a unique sensitivity toward her surroundings that makes her tours feel magical. I did the Seoul Secret Neighborhood and Cafe tour with three…
Gloria
February 2020
I had a lovely time, it was interesting to discover more about the more recent history of Seoul. Kay was helpful in taking pictures and providing suggestions for things I could do in the future!
Zara
January 2020
We had a wonderful tour and coffee this morning with Kay exploring Seoul — Kay was super friendly and very easy to talk to. We learnt lots about Korean culture, Seoul’s history and could ask all sorts of questions to get a better insight into Korean culture & people. The highlight were the views over the palace and the beautiful coffee shop. Kay gave both of us a lot of personalised recommendations on how to make the most of our time in Seoul — this was REALLY appreciated because we wouldn’t have known about these places otherwise. Thank you Kay!
We had a wonderful tour and coffee this morning with Kay exploring Seoul — Kay was super friendly and very easy to talk to. We learnt lots about Korean culture, Seoul’s history and…
Irene
December 2019
Loved it! Even though I had been in Seoul already for a couple of days, she showed me parts of the city I had not previously seen. It was awesome.
T.J.
December 2019
Go on this tour! Kay was superb and we had just the best time with her. It was a very special day. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and we got to know each other very well. She also gave us great recommendations of how and where to spend the rest of our day after the tour. Couldn't recommend this experience enough!
Go on this tour! Kay was superb and we had just the best time with her. It was a very special day. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and we got to know each other very well. She als…
Yafang
December 2019
Kay is an awesome host! I would love to attend any other experiences she hosts in the future. She lets me see a whole different side of Seoul and has the passion to introduce and share what she loves about this city (local cuisine and places only insiders know). Highly recommends it. Totally made my day!
Kay is an awesome host! I would love to attend any other experiences she hosts in the future. She lets me see a whole different side of Seoul and has the passion to introduce and s…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water

comfortable shoes