We had a wonderful day in Seoul, South Korea. Kevin did an excellent job of showing us around this exciting city and we saw far more than we would have had we gone with a ship tour. Kevin is very friendly and his suggestions on what to see next were very well thought out. The lunch was delicious! Kevin was great at pointing out the best photo spots which was very much appreciated. Two Thumbs Up!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Great to see your comment here in ToursByLocals, Thank you so much for enjoying my tour. I wished that the ship would stay little longer so that I can show you more places, even though I tried to show as much as I can under the situation. Here is my small hope that this tour could be "a door to South Korea" so that you can visit again in the future. If you visit again please find ...
Sandra SmithSt Albans, HERTS, United Kingdom
Kevin was great. On time at port and very accommodating all round. Excellent knowledge, very keen that we should experience the best of everything. Our 8 hour tour turned into a 10 hour tour with no questions asked. We could not have asked for more and would highly recommend him, not least as he took the trouble to wear the South Korean national dress with pride!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Hi Sandra, thank you so much for the very immediate best review. I appreciate it. It was good that the cruise ship have a early and long docking time. I was also very happy during the tour with you. You made me "dance". Thank you again. All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
He is a FIVE STAR guide with knowledge and enthusiasm of his city and country. Even with the Seoul traffic congestion & parking challenges he was most calm.His van was new,clean and most comfortable. His headset speaker system allowed us all to hear his stories as he drove. He even extended our tour at no charge as he wanted us to experience the food market before the long drive back to the port. A most professional guide & gentleman.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey Fine, Thank you very much and I am happy to see you here in the website. I appreciate that you and your group enjoyed my tour. It is a kind of secret between you and me that I extended tour without extra charge. (for future customers : I cannot extend tour for free always. Please forgive me if I cannot extend, because I have busy schedule e.g. very tight schedule for a next tour or consecutive tours for many days,) All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
David KingsnorthUnited Kingdom
Kevin was a star, he worked so hard to make our day very special. We were late off our cruise ship but Kevin still managed to get us to the areas we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Hi David, I appreciate your review here in ToursByLocals. I hope you are back at home in one piece, actually it looks okay already. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your members. They were also very cooperative which was very helpful to make the tour much more happier. All the best to you and your family. Good bless you. Best Reagrds, Kevin H.
DMZ is interesting but can be toured without a guide. Cant change your day even if a private tour, is dependant on the government bus. Be sure to check what areas you are able to visit as they are not all open all the time. DMZ is a long bus ride from Seoul/Cruise terminals. Although booked as a private tour of DMZ only we were shuttled to a shopping souvenir/grocery store for a not appreciated stop. Don't recommend Tour by Local guide Kevin, very rude and stressed man that ruined our experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize that you're not satisfied with my tour. On the other hand, Joining the DMZ shuttle bus was clearly said in the tour description and we exchanged message before the tour and I emphasized it. I never brought the group to shopping they just walked there without listening to me. Sightseeing point and souvenir shop are located together, I never introduce to shop. I regret I didn’t have time to “show me”. I was just very busy to gather members and protect them from drinking. Thank you for coming
Likeable, reliable, knowledgeable. Excellent Tour. Outstanding service. Kevin was very helpful with small details. The DMZ Tour is highly recommended, especially for people and families who take Western Freedoms for granted. Honest, up front. You get your money's worth and more. The best tour out of a 12 Day Far East Cruise. Thanks again Kevin, Spot ON!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, Thank you very much for your visit to DMZ with me. Now it became much more popular after Inter-Korean Summit Meeting. (Actually it was famous before too, but now much more famous.) I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed my tour most. I guided you, you enjoyed my tour, I became happy, service became better and better ! Perfect guests and guide! Thank you all and again. I wish all the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
We had a wonder tour with Kevin. He met our cruise ship in Incheon. Our ship arrived hours late but Kevin knew how much we wanted to see the DMZ and he got us there to get the last tickets of the day. He is a safe driver, very knowledgeable and solicitous. He was very accommodating and flexible. We couldn't have been more pleased with our tour and highly recommend Kevin as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms Heather Hill, Hi Heather, thank you again for visiting DMZ and having me as your guide. I am also very pleased that we could make it. We did our best together like a one team, I appreciate it also. I hope you and your family are traveling well and also the ocean will be clear now. All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Mary L.United States
Good driver and very friendly. Have personal wi-fi for us to use. Saw many interesting sights and was accommodating to our suggestions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you for your visit to South Korea and choosing me as your private tour guide. All the best to you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Glenn SchaabUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Glenn, Thank you very much for your rating and comments. I wish you all the best. I hope we can see some where some time. Best Regards, Kevin H.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Olga, Thank you very much Olga, It will be much appreciated if you can introduce ToursByLocals and me so that we can have more tourists. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Jeb BurtonWest Sacramento, CA, United States
Kevin did a great job showing us around Seoul. He picked us up right at the boat. He was great with our kids, and his English was outstanding. We would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeb, I am happy to see your name here again. I still remember your childrend's happy smile which made me very happy and made tour more happy. It was an excellent experience for me to guide you and your family. I hope all the best to you and your family. Thank you very much again Jeb. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
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Russ WagnerUnited States
Kevin is a wonderful guide. He knows his stuff. Loved his laugh and great sense of humor as well as the volume of knowledge he shared with us. The tour itself encompassed so much more than we ever thought possible to do. Standing at the top of the Seoul Tower was breathtaking. Trying the local food in the market with others was a great experience and very tasty. He was so thoughtful in making sure we saw the colorful changing of the guard at the palace. Would never hesitate to book him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Russ, Thank you very much for enjoying my tour so happily. I am also very happy that you are happy with my tour. I will do my best everyday to make my tour happier and happier. Please take care of yourself because the cruise have long days of tour so health is very important to enjoy tours. Please say hello to the members of the tour. Thank you so much again and very happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Ronald SmithUnited States
Kevin was absolutely a great tour guide and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to see Seoul, Korea. He was able to to get us through the traffic in time to see the changing of the guard at the Gyeingbokgung Palace. We also saw Jogyesa Buddhist temple and other amazing sites. It was a excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald, I am so happy to see you here. It looks like you finished well and happily your excursion. Yes thank you very much. And please introduce ToursByLocals together so that many people can enjoy happy tours. All the best to you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Penny N.United States
Another wonderful guide from TBL's! Kevin met us at the ship in traditional Korean clothes. He was an excellent tour guide showing us many sites and was very flexible with our requests. Kevin took us to a traditional Korean restaurant for lunch which was so interesting! His English was good. I would highly recommend Kevin as your tour guide for an enjoyable, informative day in Seoul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Penny, Hi, Penny. I am happy to see you here in TBL again. I was also very happy to show my beautiful country to you. My clothes was special performance for reception for you, Ha Ha Ha. Thank you very much again for enjoying my tour and lunch I suggested. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Best Regards, Kevin H.