Explore South Korea, where the fusion of tradition and innovation creates an exhilarating destination waiting to be discovered.

Why travel to South Korea

The main allure for most people who travel to South Korea is Seoul, one of the continent’s most exciting cities. With magnificent palaces, temples and shrines alongside contemporary skyscrapers, the South Korean capital is an incredible mix of old and new – tradition and modernity.
The vibrant city’s rich history spans as far back as 18BC when it was known as Wiryeseong, and its colourful past includes many regime changes, conflicts, prosperity, liberation and dynastic rule. From technology, pop culture and fashion to music, arts and food, the culture here is distinct and enthralling.

We know the best places to visit in South Korea, the most knowledgeable private guides and the top restaurants, and can arrange some very special experiences that enable you to discover hidden gems and engage with the local people and daily life. From having lunch with a family in Bukchon Hanok Village to visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace after closing time, we can design an extraordinary itinerary tailored to you.


South Korean Won




GMT +09:00


Not customary


April - September


Please – jwe-song-ha-ji-mahn Thank you – gahm-sah-hahm-ni-da You're welcome – chon-mahn-eh-yo Excuse me – sil-le-hahm-ni-da Good morning – ahn-nyong-ha-se-yo Good-bye – ahn-nyong-hee ga-se-yo


1°C on average


24°C on average


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

South Korea

Our Destination Expert’s Top Tip

Take time to look at the traditional hanok villages in Seoul.

Flora Sweeting

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Asia, Middle East + Australia
Local lowdown

Seoul is home to the world’s fastest internet speeds. The average internet speed in Seoul is 90.21 Mbps, which is faster than any other city in the world.

Did you know

No matter if you were born on the same exact day, at the same exact time, in the same exact year, South Koreans will always be older than you are.

How is that possible? Well, when South Koreans are born, they are already considered one years old.

Where to stay

Best hotels in South Korea

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury South Korea hotels.

Four Seasons, Seoul

This prestigious luxury hotel in the heart of Seoul enjoys a prime location, with easy access to major attractions and shopping districts.

Delivering impeccable service, luxurious amenities and spacious, stylishly appointed rooms and suites, guests can also indulge in excellent dining options, relax at the spa and wellness facilities or head up to the rooftop infinity pool with stunning city views.


Josen Place, Seoul

The luxurious Josun Palace provides a luxurious and culturally immersive experience that captures the essence of Korean hospitality.

Located in the heart of Seoul, this elegant luxury hotel blends distinctive architecture and refined interiors for a perfect blend of traditional Korean aesthetics and modern sophistication. The spacious rooms and suites enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and there are excellent facilities onsite, such as varied dining options, a spa, and a comprehensive fitness centre.


Douglas House, Seoul

This adults-only boutique hotel is nestled within the serene Walkerhill area. With its intimate and exclusive setting, plus impeccable rooms and suites, it’s a great bet for design aficionados and couples looking for a unique escape.

Revel in the peaceful ambience, relax in the lush gardens and explore the delicious cuisine at the hotel restaurant, or have a flutter in the onsite casino.


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Flora Sweeting
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