I don't usually rate tour guide, but Kevin is knowledgeable, kind, professional, warm and a great photographer......... He meant what he said. If we visit Seoul again, we definitely will contact Kevin !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise Feng, Thank you very much for visiting South Korea and hiring me as your guide. If you have a any chance to come Seoul, please feel free to contact me or tours by locals staffs. Thank you again. All the best too you and your husband. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Deborah YehCovina, CA, United States
Kevin was honestly such a wonderful tour guide! My family were a bit late coming down from the hotel, but he was completely understanding, and was only concerned about us being able to see the demonstration at the palace. Kevin has a happiness that's just contagious; my family and I loved him! It was easy to tell he had plenty of experience as a tour guide, and he constantly made sure we were comfortable. The tour even extended a bit longer than scheduled, but he was in a great mood from beginning to end
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debora Yeh, Thank you very much for your comments. It looks like that happiness make another happiness. My happiness made your family happy and vice versa. Now I hope that happiness make your all family and neighborhood happy. Korea has four seasons if you are missing Korea in the future, please contact me again. I will meet you with my warmth. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kevin was very accommodating, rearranging the day so we could spend longer at certain places of interest (and added snack / shopping breaks!) and cutting out others to fit with our requests. He was also very kind, going out of his way to collect our stroller, when the toddler in our group decided it was nap time, and moving the minivan to save us the walk. Kevin provided us with interesting tidbits of info on the sights we were seeing - overall, a friendly warm intro to Seoul, suitable for first timers.
John RagnoUnited States
Kevin was right on time picking us up. We covered lots of territory in 8 hours which we never would have accomplished on our own. Kevin was very patient and flexible during our tour. It was a full day filled with wonderful sights and helpful information. Kevin was a terrific guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for your feed-back here. I was aslo happy to be your guide. And I appreciate you could go through that summer weather. Thank you again for visiting South Korea. All the best to you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Melissa HillsUnited States
Actual rating is 3.5 but I rated up cuz he is a nice fella, maybe too nice. Seriously. Every step we took we had to "watch out". He repeated things too often, including things we just said!! Seoul doesnt have mega attractions like in Beijing or Bangkok so there wasn't much interesting to speak of to.begin with so Kevin drew out what there was to speak to the point we had to say stop. He did ask of us what would make the tour better. As I said nice fella, the day and the guide just didn't jive with is.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melisa, Thank you for your visit to Seoul. I will upgrade more about 'different Korean Things from China, Thailand, etc.' Maybe 8 hours too short for making the destinations fascinating or my explanation was not enough. Thank you for the feedback.
Kendrick NgUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kendrick, I am so Happy to see you here webpage. Like your silent smile, thank you very much for silent 5 stars praise. Kevin is doing his best today too. I wish all happy future for you and your family. Have a great DAYs. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Shirley TamHong Kong
Kevin is very knowledgeable and passionate about the places we visited. His knowledge brought so much more depth, insight and enjoyment than we could have ever experienced alone. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley, Happy new year(lunar new year is coming soon). Your appearance again here in ToursByLocals make me happy. I am also very happy that you had enjoyed my tours. I hope you and your family get every healthy and wealthy in the first in 2017, the year of chicken which open the new morning. All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kevin did not only gave us a great tour,he left us with a wonderful memory of Korea!We are a family of 7 with 2 young kids.Kevin is such a nice guy and has all the best qualities you would want in a tour guide.He bonded well with everyone in the family and very patient with the kids.He was very accommodating,planned our 2-day tour well to suit our pace.We really enjoyed his company,he was more of a friend than a tour guide who we will remember fondly.Kevin gave us an experience that was truly priceless.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzenn, Hi, I am very excited to see you here again. And I am really pleased that you and your family enjoyed my tour, especially kids. Yes I want to be a good "friend" in Seoul rather than just guide. Your family showed me 'how family is happy'. So I can learn from your family and I can do like your family for my family. I really appreciate it. Happy New Year, Suzenn. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Lee M.Hong Kong
We had a lot of fun with Kevin. He is a knowledgeable and experienced guide very passionate about Seoul and obviously enjoys his work. He looked after us well and made sure we saw all the sights. We have no hesitation recommending him to other travellers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maggie, I was happy to show my country to you. Thak you so much for your great rating. It is really happy again to see you here in ToursByLocals web site. I wish all the BESTs to you. Happy new year. See you again some time in some where. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Leslie WolfUnited States
My friend and I took two tours with Kevin, the second of which he customized given some overlap between the two. He was responsive to our interests, accommodating, professional, and informative. His pride in and knowledge about his country came through in everything he did. We spent two lovely days in and around Seoul and couldn't be happier. We highly recommend Kevin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you so much for your immediate and excellent review. It was my another pleasure to introduce my wonderful country to you. Your enjoyment is my happiness also. Likewise my goodbye in car all the best memories will be with you, I hope. Thank you again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Jai KumarHong Kong
My brother and I were given a tour of Seoul by Kevin, and we would like to rate it 5/5 stars. Kevin was friendly, efficient and had a great knowledge of all the sites we visited as well as Korean culture and history in general. I would certainly recommend him as a guide for any prospective visitors to Seoul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jai, Thank you so much for your reference, eventhough it was midnight. Praise make me happy to meet your recommendation so that your friends can enjoy the same or more enjoyable tour. Thank you again for enjoying my tour in Korea. Best Regards, Kevin H.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nikos, Thank you so much for your enjoyment with me. I hope all the best to you and your family. My small hope, this chance will be a Gate Way to introduce me and ToursByLocalsto Greece. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Jennifer HanUnited States
Kevin was very courteous, patient and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour very much, Thank you,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Thank you very much for your great review and fast review. I think you are still recovering from jet lag how nice of you respond so promptly. Thank you again and see you tomorrow. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Han ChoiUnited States
Kevin was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was good with kids and gave us good photo ops. He also had some interesting places for us to see and visit. He was also patient. Good guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Han, Thank you again and I am happy that you and your family enjoyed my tour. If you don't mund I wish you csn cherish the tour for many years. Thank you so much again and please say Kevin H. if you have any friend, partner or family go to Seoul. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kiran SinghUnited States
5 out of 5 for Kevin's Seoul tour. Very patient, flexible, knowledgeable about South Korea and has a funny sense of humor. Book him 4 a wonderful Seoul experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nadia, Thank you very much and I am happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again. I hope your tour will be a memorable tour for some years. Seoul and Kevin H all ways welcome you and your friend and your family. Please feel free to contact me for any questions. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Andrew ChungUnited States
Grade of 100%!! We enjoyed the Seoul Highlights city tour. We got to see so much of such a huge/dynamic city in just a full day thanks to Kevin. Kevin is highly knowledgeable with the Korean history and Korea's future progress. Also I wanted to add the comfort of his car and the wifi he provided to his clients...made it even more convenient. Makes us want to visit Seoul again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, I am excited again to see you here in ToursByLocals local because ToursByLocals has great messaging system which works like SNS applications. And our last minute booking was very exciting also. :) I wish all the best to you and your family. Yes, please visit again with longer plan and find me again which will make me and you very happy. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Anthony BoultonVancouver, BC, Canada
Kevin was great and very accommodating. He went out of his way to arrange our tour when he had a last minute cancellation for the day we were in Seoul. We arrived in Seoul in the evening and contacted him. He arranged to pick us up from the airport Hyatt the next day and put us on the train back personally at the end of the day. The tour covered more than we expected with lots of local insight. I would definitely recommend Kevin who is a very nice guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Thank you very much for your recommendation and I am very happy to see you here in ToursByLocals web page. It was my happiness to show my beautiful country for you. If you have chance to visit again in the future, let's visit east and southeast part of S. Korea where has very old Korean history. All the best for you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Christine Hibberd-MeytrasUnited States
Kevin is an amazing guide, very professional, very knowledgeable, considerate and patient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, Thank you so much for another review with 5 stars. Ha Ha Ha, you are an 'Prfessional Comsumer' too like I said in my profile. I will make the rest tour very memoriable also. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Linda LeeUnited States
Kevin provided us with a great touring experience. He was very accommodating to the special needs of our group. He was flexible with the itinerary. He was able to engage everyone in our family from my young children to my elderly parents. We felt completely at ease leaving the details and planning to Kevin. Pre-arrival communication was also easy and responsive. Overall a fantastic experience. We would highly recommend!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you so much and I am happy to see you here in ToursByLocals' web page again. I was also very happy with even though I didn't expressed. I hope all is well for you and your family. And hope to see you again if you have a another chance. Thank you so much again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kathryn LandUnited States
Kevin did a great job for our group of 6. We toured the highlight of Seoul on Sunday, March 30. He was attentive to our needs and made sure we stayed on schedule and were in a perfect position to see the changing of guard ceremony. It was spectacular. Thanks for a great introduction to Seoul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn, Thank you so much for enjoying my tour for DMZ and Seoul Highlights. It looks like I made you extremely happy that it was March 20 but you think it is March 30. Because you are enjoying one more time in your dream. :) Ha Ha Ha, joke. Please enjoy the rest of your tour too and send me message through ToursByLocals if you need. Thank you again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Zara HaimoUnited States
Kevin loves to share his enthusiasm about everything in Korea with his guests and very good at adapting an itinerary to suit your specific interests. This tour is an excellent introduction to Seoul and Korean culture for a first time visitor. Be sure to take advantage of Kevin's knowledge of the local cuisine to eat some amazing meals - the lunches we shared were some of the highlights of my trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zara, Thank you for your excellent review here. It was my great pleasure to be your guide in Seoul. The tour was very precious to me also. Because I also enjoy the tour while we traveling Seoul. It was like sharing time together with friendly friends. Thank you so much again. All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Matthew RobinsonUnited States
Kevin was a wonderful tour guide and very nice overall. Our group was made up of several small children which would be very hard for some tour guides to deal with and Kevin was great with the children as well as informative. Can not say enough good things about Kevin and the tour experience. Very glad we booked with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, Thank you so much for having me and enjoyung my tour. The tour was like my family tour for me. Still I have memory of your bright smile of happy children and the Korean Bosal(a lady) said 'you and your family looks so happy and welcome to Seoul and bless you.' I wish all the best for you and all good memories and Good Energy from Baekak mountain be with you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Dieter YihHong Kong
Kevin is very cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable.We enjoyed our tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dieter, Hi, thank you very much for having me here again and enjoying tour. I hope the tour was good memories to you. South Korea has beautiful four seasons, I hope you can have a another chance to visit in different seasons too. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Steven BibleUnited States
Kevin is delight to have as your guide. He is very knowledgeable and outgoing. He tailored my tour as I requested - to learn about Korean culture and history. Kevin provided a very memorable day in Seoul. Thank you so very much Kevin, I will always remember you and our day together. I am so much more knowledgeable about Korea!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you so much Steven for enjoying the tour. I am very happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again. It is great to see that "You will always remember me and our day together." I will also cherish the tour forever and make better and better for the future you may visit again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Thomas BiesUnited States
Kevin is a word class individual and tour guide. We enjoyed his patient and knowledgeable spirit on a full day tour. Very accommodating, friendly, professional and full of South Korea's highlights. We would highly recommend reserving Kevin's services. You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, I am happy to see you here in ToursByLocals. Thank you so much for enjoying my tour. I see you are back at home in one piece. I hope all the best for you and your family. It was my great pleasure that you had me as local tour guide. You are the "Prosumer(Professional Consumer)", thank you again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kevin HagertyUnited States
I can't say enough good things about our guide, Kevin. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of his country, which he shares in a way that is entertaining and conversational, not like a lecture from a bored typical guide. He picked us up at Incheon airport in the early morning, bright, happy and full of enthusiasm, got us fed and coffeed up, then to a Korean sauna in Incheon for the perfect antidote to sitting in a plane for 14 hours and goofy with jet lag. This locals tour was way beyond expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, I am so happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again with great reviews. I feel very happy when I meet you too and that feeling make me work very happily and enthusiastically, of course I always work happily and enthusiastically for all customers. I am also very happy that the Korean sauna was antidote to jet lag. Here is my small hope that this experience of yours can spread out so that me and ToursByLocals also become popupar in the world :) Best Regards, Kevin H.
Robert TrioSai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
The tour is a perfect way to start your first day in Seoul. Kevin is knowledgable and catered to our needs and questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you again and I am happy to see you here again. I hope you are enjoying the tours in Korea. I have a small hope, if you have a chance please introduce your friends "ToursByLocals" and me. I hope all the best to you and your family and everything will do best with you. Thank you again for everything. Please enjoy the tours in Korea, too. Feel free to make questions even if after finishing tours. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Dennis SponerUnited States
Kevin was great. He picked my family and I up at Incheon while we were there on a long layover. We were able to squeeze in a great tour of Seoul in about nine hours. Kevin is enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis, Thank you and I am happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again. Thank you again for your recommendation also. I hope this tour can be good introduction to South Korea and you are interested in visiting again in the future. I was very happy to have you and your family in Korea. I wish all the best for you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H..
Kenn MorrisUnited States
Provided us with one of the most enjoyable and comfortable tours we've ever had. He knew exactly were to go and how to get there, on time and efficiently. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenn, Thank you very much and I am happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again. It was my pleasure too. All the best to you and your family. I hope you all happy days and hope to see you in the future too. Thank you again for having me in Korea. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kevin HagertyUnited States
Kevin was just great! He was so prompt, we just got through customs and there he was. He gave us a great overview of both the historic and current scene in Seoul. He obviously did a lot of prep work to customize our tour, as he took us to great local places that we would never have found on our own. He was well-informed, very witty, funny and entertaining, and very open to questions, requests and comments. Overall, he was just a pro. We would highly recommend him as a tour guide, as money well spent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, My pleasure Kevin. Thank you for your praise. (Please excuse me if there is a bit cultural difference in expressions). You were great too. I couldn't thank you more for visiting Korea and booking me. I will always do my best so that keep your recommendation is always correct. Thank you again and have a nice week ends(It is saturday here in Korea). Best Regards, Kevin H..