Uncle Rob Private tour guide in Seoul - Korea (South)

Uncle Rob

Guide profile:

Hi my real name is Rob Koh and I am coming back into the freelance tour guiding scene after a 2 year hiatus. I was working in corporate and all I could think about during that time was how I was going to get back into tour guiding. So I'm back with my first love! As you can see from my previous reviews when I was active before, I am extremely knowledgeable, friendly and speak English very well.

Also to add to my resume: Winner of the Viator Top 10 Tour Guide Awards.


Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Michelle F.

Rob is a great tour guide. His fluent English and familiarity with both Korea and the U.S. adds a great deal. We saw the major sights in a short amount of time and got a good deal of background information about Seoul and Korea. He took us to a great typical lunch place: chicken and rice in ginseng soup. He picked is up from the airport the day before our tour and dropped us back when we were leaving, which was extremely helpful. You wont go wrong to use Rob. Highly recommended.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

If you book a tour through me, I can pick you up at your hotel lobby and take you back there afterwards. If you are doing a short layover in Incheon, I have a van where I can pick you up and drop you back off at the airport. I'm also free to do multiple day tours and up to weeks at a time if you book me in advance enough.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request. Otherwise, the assumption is to take taxis and public transportation paid by the client.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

*Half-day of any of the tours below* Price Per Group 150.00 USD
Discovering Gangnam style Price Per Group 250.00 USD
Seoul Culture and History Tour Price Per Group 250.00 USD

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Michelle F. 07 Oct 2018

Rob is a great tour guide. His fluent English and familiarity with both Korea and the U.S. adds a great deal. We saw the major sights in a short amount of time and got a good deal of background information about Seoul and Korea. He took us to a great typical lunch place: chicken and rice in ginseng soup. He picked is up from the airport the day before our tour and dropped us back when we were leaving, which was extremely helpful. You wont go wrong to use Rob. Highly recommended.

5 stars Ping H. 11 Jun 2016

I found this web site by chance and wasn’t sure about its legitimacy. After considering other options, I decided to take the chance. That turns out to be the right decision and Rob was great! The experience was more like having a friend showing us around the town. Rob showed no interest in getting us to buy things from certain stores like some tour guides do. Rob went to NYU and work in the US for some years. His English is excellent, like a native English speaker.

5 stars Alex L. 13 Apr 2016

What a spectacular way to see Seoul. Rob was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the city; we spent the whole day exploring various historical and cultural sites and even stumbled upon an amazing place for lunch! I would certainly recommend Rob to anyone visiting Seoul and look forward to booking another tour during my next visit.

5 stars dianna H. 10 Apr 2016

Uncle Rob was great. He was able to fit everything we wanted to do in giving us the time we needed without leaving things out. We highly recommend Uncle Rob. It was a pleasure being with him and learning about the Korean people the culture & history.

5 stars Marcy M. 07 Mar 2016

Our tour with Rob was great. We enjoyed the tour immensely as well as his insights into Korea.

5 stars Gail K. 17 Apr 2015

Rob was a great tour guide and gave us a very comprehensive understanding of South Korea. We asked lots of questions and all of his responses were comprehensive and thorough. Our only recommendation would be to require that lunch be at a local Korean restaurant. Taken to an expensive, Americanized restaurant with bland food and no locals was disappointing. Otherwise a great day

5 stars Yvette L. 15 Feb 2015

Rob is a wonderful guide. He's attentive, knowledgeable about the places he brought us to and very flexible. We enjoyed his one day city tour around Seoul and I could see his love for Korea in the way he shared his personal anecdotes and history of the people. Lunch was an affordable local place but sooooo yummy. Good, comfortable pace to the entire tour. Thanks Rob for showing us around your city. We'll definitely come back again and when we do, we'll look for you. :)

5 stars anna K. 15 Jan 2015

Rob was very punctual, attentive, knowledgable and friendly. We enjoyed his guidance.


5 stars Gabrielle B. 26 Nov 2014

Rob took my father on a tour through Seoul when my dad visited me. My father raved about how smart, articulate, and good humored Rob is! Rob has so much pride for Korea and a vast amount of knowledge to share. Rob is charismatic, well-informed, and an genuinely interesting person. I am so glad I found Rob as a tour guide. I will be sure to have anyone who visits me go o a tour with him. I wish I could give Rob 6 stars! I highly recommend him.

5 stars wendy W. 19 Oct 2014

Rob was simply wonderful. Our group of eight really enjoyed Rob's energy and informative guiding. When three of our group got "lost" in Insadong, Rob took charge and walked the streets back and forth until he found them. He was fantastic! We would definitely recommend him to others. What a nice guy!

5 stars Joan S. 18 Oct 2014

Rob was an excellent caring guide. He was extremely compotent and very knoweldgeable about Korea. Just wish we had more time to spend there.

5 stars Carrie L. 16 Oct 2014

It was a great experience of this trip to Seoul. We were happy to have Rob and Soo Min as our tour guide. Rob really knows Korea very well and explaining to us the history and culture while we were in one place to another. Though Soo Min is still new in this industry but he is doing his best to give us a good tour. It was an awesome trip, definately will recommend it for all!

5 stars Mary G. 20 Sep 2014

I recently traveled to Seoul with my parents and brother, and our private tour was the highlight of the trip! We had a wonderful experience, and this was worth every penny. This was SO much better than the hop on hop off bus tour, and it gave us a warm, personal experience of the Korean culture. Rob and his colleague James were awesome; highly recommend for anyone on the fence!

5 stars James T. 20 Aug 2014

Rob really knows his stuff and has a great Xover knowledge of East and West. Really happy to share his experience and local history.

Very capable and very friendly a really worthwhile day

5 stars Andy N. 08 Jun 2014

Great guide!

5 stars Denise C. 26 Apr 2014

We had a quick layover in Seoul between stops in Tokyo & Thailand. We never booked a private tour before, and were a little worried about the cost, but booking with Rob and Kang was one of the best decisions we made on this trip!

They asked about places we wanted to see and did an amazing job showing us all the highlights in Seoul! Rob made it so easy and gave us so much more insight than we would have otherwise had.

Can't recommend Rob and Kang enough!

5 stars Christopher S. 19 Apr 2014

Rob was great. Flexible and responsive with regards to planning our tour. Knowledgeable with regards to the sights we visited and also friendly -- it was as if I spent the day with an old friend. The time passed very quickly.

5 stars Phuong B. T. 17 Apr 2014

It was a real pleasure meeting with Rob. His knowledge of the areas that we wanted to see (historic sites around Seoul) was impeccable and we learnt much about Korean history and it's rich culture.

Before he left us he also gave us lots of recommendations about things to do, see and eat as well as shopping areas (important to keep the wife happy!) which we gladly, and fruitfully, followed.

I would engage Rob again when we visit Korea next and highly recommend his services to anyone.

5 stars Dennis E. 12 Mar 2014

We spent the day with Shannon, a colleague of Rob and Kang, and were delighted with our experience. Our one day in port off a cruise ship was enhanced by having a private guide, as we had more time to spend on our interests than others on the ship who took the group tours. When we left prescription sunglasses in the car, they shipped them to us in the US efficiently and without complaint. We felt well cared for, and found both Shannon and Rob to be personable and helpful.

5 stars Rickie R. 16 Feb 2014

Thank you Rob for a fantastic and knowledgable tour. Your laid back demeanor made the tour so enjoyable. Your history knowledge and relating this to us and going a stray from the itinerary was a huge plus. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone wanting a tour of Seoul.

5 stars tami E. 06 Feb 2014

These guys are about to blow up in the tour-guide world of Seoul- so book them while you still can! My husband and I were only in Seoul on a layover and had 4 hours to discover the city. At my request, Rob picked us up and dropped us off at the airport (though I admit taking the express train would be more efficient). In the 4 hours, we saw many highlights & Rob was a wealth of knowledge to learn about the city's history and current stats. Super smart & friendly guy and comes highly recommended!

5 stars Michael B. 07 Jan 2014

Great service. Rob was friendly and adjusted the itinerary to the tour groups needs. It was great fun. I would recommend him to anyone new to Seoul.

5 stars Glen N. 24 Dec 2013


A big thanks to you for the memorable trip to Korea. You guys really go extra miles to take care of every little details. You have a good punctuality habits. Fantastic knowledge and your flexibility towards our request. Once again a big thank you for making the trip a memorable one.

5 stars Tim G. 11 Nov 2013

Meeting up with Rob & Kang was like visiting with dear old friends. While being extremely professional and knowledgeable, their laid back demeanor made for a really fun and pleasant tour. While I was not on a typical "tourist attraction" itinerary, they graciously took me to my desired interests which focused on food and geocaching. My overall impression of SK was very favorable and I'm already considering a much longer stay in the future, mainly thanks to Rob & Kang. I highly recommend them.

5 stars Daniel L. 22 Oct 2013

Rob and Kang (John) is the best way to experience Seoul. We spent 2 days in Seoul with them. Both are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, thoughtful and cool! Their English is excellent and they know how to cater to world travelers. Their mannerisms were very easy-going and respectful.

Corresponding with them to book the tour in advance was very seamless. They responded quickly and offered several suggestions to really get to know the local culture. With their help we had an excellent itinerary t

5 stars IRINA K. 13 Oct 2013

Our tour with Rob was very interesting because of his knowledge of the city, his patience and sense of humor. We have learned very much about Seoul and Korea in general. Special thanks for helping us with transfer to the airport )) I highly recommend him and hope to see next time.

5 stars Tawnya A. 21 Sep 2013

Rob was great!

We had a short amount of time to view sights and Rob was a pro! Navigating with taxis and on foot, he led us to beautiful historical sites and helped us with our research and shopping. I highly recommend him.

5 stars Eric D. 15 Sep 2013

Despite the weather and the short time that we spent together I thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism, informative and friendly attitude and service that Rob and Kang provided to me. I definitely recommend them to any and all future tourists that need a tour guide while visiting Seoul. I hope to be able to return to Seoul for a more extensive tour one day and will not think twice about contacting Rob and Kang. I thank them sooo much for everything that they have done to me feel comfortable.

5 stars Carolyn K. 09 Sep 2013

Rob was fantastic. He went out of his way to consider my interests in designing the day. Rob was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible.

5 stars Jill P. 09 Jun 2013

I would highly recommend Rob (Kang was out of town when we were in Seoul). We have two kids (7 and 14) and we were in Seoul for only 1.5 days. Prior to getting there, Rob and I exchanged emails as we tried to narrow down the options for our activities. He had lots of ideas and was eager to meet our needs. We visited Insadong and had an authentic Korean dinner on our arrival date and then toured the DMZ on our full day. We enjoyed his company and learned so much from him.

4 stars Danielle J. 23 Apr 2016

We had a small group with very limited time. We had also seen some of the regular sights with our staff conference. Rob worked around our group to show us what we wanted to see and sped through certain parts to ensure we saw as much as possible in our short time. Highly recommend Rob, very easy to understand and knowledgeable!

4 stars Sue K. 05 Aug 2014

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