Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Seoul-South-Korea by Tour Guide Chris L. (Guide #17497)


David Page

United States
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Tour: #296388, Private Seoul Layover Tour, Incheon, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

Chris was a great host! I reached out to Chris via WhatsApp the night before our tour and confirmed our trip — he confirmed everything and was there waiting for us when we exited customs. We hopped in the van and Chris customized our trip to fit our schedule and preferences. After some sight seeing and shopping, Chris made reservations for us and was extremely attentive during the meal. I can't say enough great things about Chris and the entire trip. I encourage anyone visiting seoul to book Chris!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for nice rating and review on my service. Hopefully you had a great family time in Seoul.

Julie Bray

Australia
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul, Full Day City Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Chris was very knowledgeable about the sites and history of the city. He was also very flexible when we had to change plans due to circumstances in the city. The real and hidden Seoul tour was wonderful and something I would never have had a chance to see. Chris made the most of our time together and answered all my questions. Thank you and kind regards Julie Bray

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Appreciate your nice review and rating.

Anne Yankow

United States
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Tour: #269206, Seoul Shore Excursion, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Chris (the Godfather of Seoul) was an excellent guide and driver as he met us at the dock and then toured us around Seoul; very knowledgeable. His choice for lunch was excellent in a local restaurant. He helped us order foods quite typical of Seoul. His English is quite good. If you select him as your guide, ask him to play "Cash Cab" on your drive back to the port. He was slot of fun--enjoyable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maybe you are talking about James Brown, the godfather of Soul.. but I like it. Oh..by the way, after I closed account you still owe me KRW500 from the game.. Next time you're here you give it back.. Kidding..! It was pleasant also to me.. It was a wonderful moment. Thank you

Ed Colling

United States
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Tour: #269206, Seoul Shore Excursion, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Hyosang is an excellent tour guide. We could not go to the DMZ since the third tunnel was closed, but Hyosang took us seamlessly to the Palaces, village and very busy city, an excellent lunch in the food market, shopping and anything else we could have wanted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating and kind review.

Jaimo Ahn

United States
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Tour: #275335, Stress-Free Customized Tour, Guide and Vehicle, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice rating

Jaimo Ahn

United States
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul, Full Day City Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Appreciate your rating

Sheikha Al Thani

Qatar
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Tour: Day Trip Outside of Seoul, Nami Island, South Korea
Date: Oct 10/19

We enjoyed the tour very much , the tour guide showed if Nami Island, jade garden and petite France , he took us to a very nice small hidden Korean barbecue place all and all we enjoyed the tour very much , I highly recommend this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for rating and review on my service. Hopefully this will be one of wonderful memories in your life.

Jane B.

United States
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Tour: #266082, DMZ tour and Royal palace, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your wonderful review and rating.

Jon Rysdon

United States
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Tour: #275335, Stress-Free Customized Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

We had a great time and beautiful visit to Seoul. We stayed away from tourist traps and saw some interesting totally Korean areas that made the trip special. Thank you

Wan Ling Yap

Malaysia
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Tour: #268235, Nami island/Petite France/Jade garden or Garden of morning calm, Gapyeong, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for nice rating eventhough the weather was too hot to move around.

D Moline

United States
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Tour: #275335, Stress-Free Customized Tour, Guide and Vehicle, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Hyosang created a unique customized tour that along with his knowledge and flexibility was able to make on the spot change requests and make it a bucket list checking experience for grandparents, super fun for a trio of energetic boys (ages 6, 7, and 10) and provide an album full of photos for their parents. We all thank Hyosang for the wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating and review. Icheon is very fascinating city and glad to know that you enjoyed and had a lot of good memories.

Andy P.

Northbrook, IL, United States
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Tour: #345691, Half-day DMZ Tour for 5 hours, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Chris was an excellent tour guide! He was informative and gave good historical background. He tried to teach our kids with their short attention spans. I learned a lot and hopefully kids learned something!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Actually I tried to give kids a impression on Korean peninsula. Hopefully they had a meaningful time there. Thank you Chris

Andy P.

Northbrook, IL, United States
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Tour: #275335, Stress-Free Customized Tour, Guide and Vehicle, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

Had a great and informative tour of Seoul. Chris has a lot of info only a local could have. We learned a lot and saw wonderful Seoul city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your compliments and I had a wonderful time with you. Thank you Chris

Ammy Lo

Malaysia
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Tour: Queen Elizabeth II Route, Two Days, One Night, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Jun 16/19

We have been to Korea several times but this trip we learned more and had fun with Chris as our guide. We enjoyed a great trip with him. He will be the right guide for your trip in Korea. I recommend it! 

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ammy I actually tried to be part of your family and take you to the real local places as you hàve already covered most of touristy places before. Hopefully it was easy and comfortable private tours to you. Thank you Chris

Velma Ann Palacios

United States
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Tour: #268235, Nami island/Petite France/Jade garden or Garden of morning calm, Gapyeong, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

Chris is a fantastic tour guide. He made us very comfortable. He had so much information to share with us. He took really good care of us. We enjoyed our tour and his company. We would recommend this tour with Chris wholeheartedly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Velma Thanks for rating. Chris

Robert Waddingham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #300691, Ganghwa Island, the land of local Wows,,,Home of Traditional Native Belief, Incheon, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

Excellent and knowledgeable guide. Very interesting tour learning about Korean Shamanism. Note that this tour if only really for those with a special interest as not all places can be accessed and no guarantees of seeing activities. Chris will go out of his way to do his best though!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert It was also very interesting moments whenever I find authentic local experiences fading away from main streams of Korean society. Thank you!

Kari Noomen

United States
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul, Full Day City Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 31/19

We had a great time with Chris. Very knowledgeable and took us to top sites as well as secret sites we would have never found out about. Chris made the most of our time together and answered all our questions and was an expert on Korea

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kari Thanks for your review and rating. Actually the weather today was very nice and blessing. Sometimes we need to make some changes to circumstances today was the day in which we indulge ourselves in glorious view of the city. Chris

Cynthia Sheppard

United States
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Tour: #345703, Authentic Seoul Walks, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 18/19

We toured with Chris for 2 full days. We were a party of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 3 challenging young kids. Chris handled our itineraries perfectly, as we wanted to completely change the second day's plan due to rain. We saw everything we needed to see—2 markets, one palace, secret garden, Buddhist temple, hatong village, Korean War Museum, Lotte World, Insa-dong, and the Korean National Museum. I must say that with our very "high maintenance" group he was super accommodating and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia It was my pleasure to be a part of your family members and I am alreadt missing princess and prince. Thanks for your rating and review. Chris

Jeremy Smilg

United Kingdom
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul and traditional markets tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Excellent guide. Chris speaks superb English and is a highly informative and knowledgeable guide. Most importantly, he is a fun and highly intelligent individual. You actually want him to stay for lunch as talking to him is enjoyable. Strongly recommended for anyone keen to understand Korea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeremy It was wonderful day and I enjoyed the day myself as you are wonderful persons. Thank you for rating and review.

Andrew Nguyen

United States
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul, Full Day City Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Chris went beyond our expectations. Very flexible and catered to our needs. Very knowledgeable, enjoyable, passionate about his culture. Very articulate. A food ingenius to Seoul. Had a memorable and enriching experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your compliment and I enjoyed myself serving you. As you mentioned this is my vocation with which I have been supporting my family and trying to enjoy this job. I do care about my reputation more than anything else. Thank you for your review and rating. Chris Hyosang L.

Ann Kruse

United States
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Tour: #275335, Stress-Free Customized Tour, Guide and Vehicle, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

We had an outstanding time on two tours with Chris, both customized to our needs and interests. In this tour, he arranged sights for us to see outside of Seoul, on our final day in South Korea, dropping us off at Incheon for our flight home. He took us places that were off the normal tourist routes, which is exactly what we like.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, I wondered if you would like this tour and feel safe to hear that you enjoyed it. You were the only foreigners there and I was little bit nervous about this trip known to locals only. Thank you very much for your review and rating. Hyosang L.

Kevin Wright

South Africa
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Tour: Seoul Half Day Tour, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Apr 19/19

Hi Chris was great .. very good at explaining history etc. Very friendly and jovial person . Was adaptable to what we wanted to see and took all our needs into account . Thanks for a great day Chris

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to serve you in one of finest days this spring. Always fun and hilarious to move around and have a chance to explain historic and cultural sites. Thanks for review and rating. Chris Hyosang L.

Ann Kruse

United States
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Tour: #268190, Seoraksan National Park And East Sea Of Korea, Sokcho, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

We had an outstanding time on two tours with Chris, both customized to our needs and interests. He gets high marks for his command of English and for his knowledge of the areas we visited. He provided interesting interpretive information about both ancient history and current events. All of his time estimate were accurate. We highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, Actually I enjoyed the tranquil moments in the Seoraksan mountain and it was also healing time for me. Thank you for your wonderful review and rating. Chris

Clarence Jones

United States
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Tour: #296388, Private Layover Tour, Incheon, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 26/19

Chris was a very good guide. He was knowledgeable, interesting, polite, cheerful, and personable. He provided a very informative tour of the DMZ.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating and review.

William Schafer

United States
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul, Full Day City Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Feb 21/19

Chris delivered a very informative and enjoyable tour. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Thanks for your review and rating.

Barry Berman

United States
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Tour: #266081, Essence of Seoul, Full Day City Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Feb 14/19

Great day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Kanokon Thangchoompoo

Malaysia
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Tour: Ski Tour, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Dec 18/18

My family ,5 adults and 2 children had enjoy wonderful trip and good conversation with Hyosang. We exceeded what we want from the trip and he is more than just a tour guild. He is very helpful and responsive. He even help us to coach a basic ski to my two sons . We are glad to have him for our trip . We enjoy local food from local restaurant , not a tourist restaurant too. Eat local, travel like local by tours by locals

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is my pleasure to travel with you and I also spent quality time with you especially with 2 boys. The weather was very nice and thank you for nice rating and review.

Cynthia Arnold

United States
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Tour: Seoul Highlights Walking Tour For Full Day, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Dec 8/18

Chris was a fantastic guide! Even with the extremely cold weather, he still braved the cold while making sure that I was comfortable throughout the entire day. He is knowledgeable, honest and direct which is refreshing and is comfortable sharing information and insights to present the "real" Korea (a balanced view). I recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating and sorry about enormously cold weather(-10 c. Degree).

Donald Watren

United States
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Tour: #269206, Seoul Shore Excursion, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Very good tour guide. great day. Very good overview of Seoul and Korean culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also enjoyed the day. Thanks for your cooperation and nice rating.

Elliott Baim

United States
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Tour: #345691, Half-day DMZ Tour for 5 hours, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Destination too overwhelmed with tourists. More an amusement park than politically important site Guide was rude. Yelled instructions to people with other guides. Kept muttering complaints. Gave unsolicited political opinions. Made racial slurs against Japanese. He was all around obnoxious.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 1. Nowadays DMZ here in Korea have been over crowded due to hot issues going on between North, Sout and US and furthermore it was Saturday morning, weekend. 2. Yes.... DMZ is also one of most favored tourist sites and also there is literally very small amusement park for kids. 3. I yelled Chinese tour guide whose group always late to tour bus 4. I explained about Korean peoples' sentiment toward Japanese people 5. complaints about your hotel Sorry for my being abnoxious.


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