Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Seoul-South-Korea by Tour Guide Hana S.

Hana S.
  Seoul-South-Korea
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Judith Martin

United States
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Tour: #553515, Seoul Layover Tour from Airport, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

My experience with ToursbyLocals was excellent, from start to finish. They provided exactly what I wanted--a guide and driver for my 13 hour layover in Seoul. Kept in touch prior and airport pick up/drop off. Guide Hana (Heeijin S) was fabulous. She showed me the sights I asked for, was extremely knowledgeable, attentive. She responded to all my requests (e.g. simple casual dining for lunch, cultural info rather than shopping etc) and even suggested a few additional sights (folk museum, local market)

Mariane Santos

United States
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Tour: #528800, Seoul Highlights Tour For Full Day with a Private Van, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Hana is the best! I highly recommend her services. She is fun and quite creative in maximizing time and save budget. The driver Mr. Kim is also great! I hope to have them again when I visit Seoul again.

Mariane Santos

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 25/19

Our tour guide Hana (Heejin S) is great! She is creative, fun and speak and understand perfect English! She is quite respectful and definitely quite creative ensuring that we enjoy our tours. She is highly recommended.

Cheryl Lewis

Canada
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Tour: #528800, Seoul Highlight tour for Cheryl Lewis on Nov 18, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

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Cheryl Lewis

Canada
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Tour: #528800, Seoul Highlight tour for Cheryl Lewis on Nov 17, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

Hana was waiting for us at the gate with a welcome sign + a big smile. Everything went smoothly. Hana was flexible, rearranged the itinerary accordingly which was greatly appreciated. We still managed to experience the major sites planned + a couple of extras that were spontaneous events. The knowledge of her country that she shared with us was delivered in such a way that we "lived it" for 2 days. She is polite, prompt; has a warm, friendly personality + does a wonderful job of catering to client needs.

Johan Tullberg

Sweden
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

Hana gave an excellent tour based on our wishes to visit historical places as well as the modern Seoul. With great knowledge and a very service minded approach Hana made our day enjoyable and memorable. Her guiding skills cover everything from old Korean history to which restaurants to choose. During the day we had some requests on the fly and Hana solved them smoothly and with a smile. I can highly and warmly recommend Hana as your guide in Seoul. You will not be disappointed. Best regards, Johan

Bo Ljunglof

Sweden
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlight Walking Tour For Bo Ljunglof, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

My rating of Hana is five stars and nothing else. She was excellent as a guide and very nice and pleasant as a person

Abigail Belcourt

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

We had such a fantastic tour all due to Hana! (Heejin S) Her fantastic personality really brought the tour together along with the sights of Seoul we cannot thank her enough. We highly recommend that you book with her if you are looking for a great tour!

David Saunders

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Hana (Heejin) is one of those people you hope for but never actually expect to find. She is a consummate professional, going above and beyond without hesitation - creating custom plans for us and working to accommodate every sightseeing request. She also made sure there was full satisfaction with each experience and didn't stop giving until that was the case. Beyond all that, she is a genuinely wonderful human being. Her kindness, easy going nature, and pure authenticity were treasured beyond words.

David Saunders

United States
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Tour: #528800, Nami island + Garden of morning calm Tour for David Saunders, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Hana (Heejin) is one of those people you hope for but never actually expect to find. She is a consummate professional, going above and beyond without hesitation - creating custom plans for us and working to accommodate every sightseeing request. She also made sure there was full satisfaction with each experience and didn't stop giving until that was the case. Beyond all that, she is a genuinely wonderful human being. Her kindness, easy going nature, and pure authenticity were treasured beyond words.

Arnold Heirshberg

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

I highly recommend Hana to anyone going to Seoul. Her English is perfect, she is flexible, vivacious, thorough, and lots of fun to be with. She took us on a fun day trip out of the city after the day trip planned was not possible. She showed us historical sights, shopping areas and neighborhoods, different eating experiences and much more. If we go again I will contact her . Arnold Heirshberg

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind feedback. I did enjoy the time with you, I wish I had more time though. Hope to see you again! Stay well and take care. - Hana

Joy R.

Philippines
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

We are so happy we chose Hana as our guide for our first time in Korea. She is easy to get along with, stayed well beyond our tour time to take us back to our hotel & she is a fantastic photographer. =) Hana also answered all our questions with patience & candor and in the end it felt more like meeting a new friend rather than a business transaction. We highly recommend!

Christian Koenig

Germany
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Today we had our wonderful tour through Seoul with our tour guide Hana. Days before, she already get in contact with us to figure out what we like most. We have had a really pleasant day with a perfect mix of culture and adventure (for the kids). She was so lovely the whole day and took care of us (especially the kids), that we all had a beautiful day. We can highly recommend Hana and would book her tours again. For us, it is like finding a new friend in Seoul, we hope to see her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian, Thank you for the sweet review and the comments. I also had a wonderful day exploring Seoul with your family. Especially 'Team King' part was the best! Haha. Please stay well in China, and if you come back Korea please let me know so I can look up for Taekwondo event for Max! :D All the best, Hana

Seth Sheiner

United States
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Tour: #489452, 2nd Seoul Highlights Tour For Seth Sheiner, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

The energy, sites, food, and history of Seoul are self-evident. Our time with Hana, however, was the true highlight of our experience. Hana is our long-time, good friend whom we met for the first time, yesterday. The sites and experiences she shared were those that she genuinely enjoys. The lessons in Korean history, back-alley "newtro", retro-industrial retail, adventures in local cuisine, Bugaksan Mountain and Han River hikes were all framed by her humanity, openness, and warmth. Hana is a gem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Seth, Thank you so much for choosing and being with me. The time we spent together was absolutely priceless! I wish I could show you the city more and outside of the city as well. Hopefully next time you visit Korea again, let's explore cool places together! :D

Seth Sheiner

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

The energy, sites, food, and history of Seoul are self evident. Our time with Hana, however, was the true highlight of our experience. Hana is our long-time, good friend whom we met for the first time, yesterday. The sites and experiences she shared were those that she genuinely enjoys. The lessons in Korean history, back-alley "newtro", retro-industrial retail, adventures in local cuisine, Bugaksan Mountain and Han River hikes were all framed by her humanity, openness, and warmth. Hana is a gem.

Danny Wu

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

My wife and I had a great time during the tour with Hana. Her English is excellent and she is very knowledgeable about stories behind different sites. She has a bright personality and will light up your day.

Randolph Lange

United States
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Tour: Welcome to the Night of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Jun 21/19

Hana did a exceptional job with us on our first visit to Seoul. Would highly recommend her as a guide making us feel right at home! I'm very appreciative for all the local insights that she supplied to us.

Jean Kim

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Private Walking Tour For Jean Kim, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Hana was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable about all things in Seoul. She took us for a walking tour all day Saturday and then took us hiking on Sunday morning to Bukhasan mountain and knew exactly how to take us up to the peak and back. Hana spoke English fluently and was able to help explain some of the cultural differences that we had encountered so far during our trip. Hana also gave us a lot of tips on where to go that was off the beaten path. I highly touring w Hana!

Lychee Biffar

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Lychee Biffar, Incheon, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Heejin (Hana) is an excellent local guide! This is my first solo trip abroad and Heejin was always prompt to reply and have helpful tips during the communication process. She knew what to do and where to go and also had knowledge of the history and culture (and pop culture) whenever I have questions. We were able to finish our itinerary on time and even got to see more. She speaks English fluently. The best thing was that it felt like I was just travelling with a friend I had known for a long time!

Michael Larkin

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Hana was terrific. She helped us to know and appreciate Seoul and Korean culture and history. She took us to a fabulous dumpling restaurant and a traditional tea house with the most awesome cold fruit teas. Most importantly, Hana's warmth and kindness made us feel as if we were traveling with a very close friend. It was a wonderful day. Jane and Mike L.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am so glad that you enjoyed the day and the traditional tea! It was great time with you indeed. :D I hope you liked Korean wedding, wish for your fun trip to Busan! Take care. Hana

Jonathan French

Ocala, FL, United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

Hana was terrific. Our morning was filled with rain and Hana adapted our tour such that the rain barely effected us. She asked all kinds of questions about us so that she knew what we wanted to do. She was easy to engage with and made us very comfortable. One person said, "she was more than a tour guide. She was a friend showing us around." We all agree! Her knowledge of the culture and history was fantastic. Our group's ages ranged from 19-47. and she connected with everyone. A perfect tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Having you and your family was such a pleasure. THANK YOU for sharing your moments with me in Korea. I hope we can see each other again! And we will! :D Until that day... take care. Hana

David Nakanishi

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 11/19

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and day tours with Hanna. Her knowledge of "All things Korean" and great skills at bringing history and current events to life was unparalleled. I thoroughly appreciated her local perspective, opinions and commentary throughout my visit. Thanks again Hanna, David from the Seattle

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback David. I also had a great time sharing our culture, history, and food with you. I hope you got some inspiration for your hand craft work (kayak) from Korea! :) All the best, Hana

David Nakanishi

United States
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Tour: #495006, Seoul Night Walking Tour for David Nakanishi, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Heejin was one of the most knowledgeable and genuinely kind guides I have ever met and I do not hesitate to recommend her to any one truly interested in experiencing Seoul from the inside out. Dave

Suzanne Sutton

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Hana was a truly wonderful and accommodating guide. She catered my tour to the times that I was available and enabled me to see everything that I had requested, including a restaurant from a K-drama show that I very much wanted to try. I would definitely call upon her again when I come back to Korea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate for your feedback. The time with you was so much fun and the oyster restaurant we went was so good. Haha. Hope to see you again! Take care. :)

Luis Moreno

Somerton, AZ, United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

Hannah was really great from the start of my tour. The tour began in a local coffee shop where Hannah carefully explained the itinerary of the tour. She unfolded a map of Seoul and pointed out each location that we were going to visit. As we moved along each site, Hannah talked about the history of each location and answered all the questions I had with superb knowledge. Hannah has a great personality and is really fun to talk with. I highly recommend her for touring South Korea. Thank you Hannah!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Luis! You are the amazing traveler! I truely enjoyed the tour with you and hope to see you again someday too. :) Take care!

Bw Kuah

Singapore
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Hana was a delight to be with, she was patient, informative and really good with suggestions re sort of shopping Wendy was interested in. She managed to find all the good options. I would highly recommend having her as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr.Boon. It was great pleasure to have you and Wendy. I loved hearing the history from you and enjoyed shopping as well! I hope you can take another great vacation soon.

Farzan Rhemtulla

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jan 11/19

Far and away the best guide I have ever come across. Polite, friendly and very knowledgeable. Her food knowledge of Seoul is outstanding! Very patient and made the day fly by!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your passionate feedback! I was really happy to show you all around Seoul includes the hidden spots and enjoyed small talks with all gentlemen. I hope you have got great memories only from Korea. Hope to see you again when you come back with your family. And please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about traveling Korea!

Amber Isak

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Tour for Amber Isak, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

Hanging out with Hana for the day was honestly like meeting up with an old friend...she was SO friendly & used the short time my sister and I had for our layover tour (~6 hrs) to the fullest packing in a couple meals, the Palace, and walking through a traditional neighborhood and a couple markets without ever feeling rushed. She provided lots of info @ Seoul during our drives to/from the airport & was fun and funny. We could not have asked for a better way to spend our layover! Hana is highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Amber! It was so much fun with you and Misty. I wish we had more time to share more jokes and more memories though. I hope you are having great time with your kids, cat and clean air. Also hope they are all healthy by now. Thanks again for the great feedback.

Richard Lasiewski

United States
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Tour: #486325, Seoul Shore Excursion Tour in a Day for Richard Lasiewski, Incheon, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

We were on a 60 day "Circle the No. Pacific" cruise and took a number of private tours. This was the best. Hana (Heejin) is very pleasant, speaks excellent english, and told us about Korean history & culture as we toured. We were interested in local culture and did not want to waste time shopping or visit another fish market and wanted visit a local temple. We had 10 people on the tour and had a fairly comfortable large van and driver. She planned nicely, good pace and yet a full and educational tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a great day for me indeed. I also had a wonderful time sharing Korea's culture, history, and food with your group. I wish you had happy journey on the cruise after all:) Hope to you see you again back in Korea or in the US. Stay well! :D

Angela Drake

Hong Kong
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Tour for Angela Drake, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

Hanna is a fantastic guide, I highly recomend that you book her for your tour of Seoul!

Angela Drake

Hong Kong
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Tour: #489803, Half Day DMZ Tour for History Buffs, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Hana (Heejin) is an amazing tour guide with a friendly nature and indepth knowledge of the Korean history, culture and political standing. She even managed to keep our two small children (6yrs & 8yrs) captivated in the North / South divide and ramifications. I highly recomend Hana as a guide for the DMZ tour and also the city tour of Seoul which we did the following day. We got to see so much over a short time and with zero stress. Hana is a real asset to Tours By Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Angela, thank you for a sweet review! The participants of two cuties brought me more fun! Thank you for coming to Seoul, and for enjoying little details and being adventurous. I absolute enjoyed the time with your family. If you are coming back to Korea, please feel free to ask anything. There are a lot more to explore! :D

Andrew Levy

United States
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Tour: #489452, Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

polite, punctual, knowledgeable, problem-solving, enthusiastic, understanding of our age and our desire to see everything at our pace which was committed but not always as quick as a 30-year-old��. we loved her company . Hana receives a five star rating from me. I highly recommend her for other American tourists sincerely, tovah feldshuh , andrew levy's wife in seoul sept 5-8,2018

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was amazed by your energy, curiosity, enthusiasm and love for each other. Even though it was the last few days of your spectacular journey, both of you doesn't look tired at all. I really appreciate for showing your interest on my stories and places that we visited. Hope to see you again with your grandchild one day. I will be here in Korea! Stay well and healthy as always. Regards, Hana

Andrew Levy

United States
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Tour: #489803, Half Day DMZ Tour for Andy and Tovah, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

polite, punctual, knowledgeable, problem-solving, enthusiastic, understanding of our age and our desire to see everything at our pace which was committed but not always as quick as a 30-year-old. We loved her company. Hana receives a five star rating from me. I highly recommend her for other American tourists sincerely, tovah feldshuh , andrew levy's wife in seoul sept 5-8,2018

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was amazed by your energy, curiosity, enthusiasm and love for each other. Even though it was the last few days of your spectacular journey, both of you doesn't look tired at all. I really appreciate for showing your interest on my stories and places that we visited. Hope to see you again with your grandchild one day. I will be here in Korea! Stay well and healthy as always. Regards, Hana