Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Busan-South-Korea by Tour Guide Hon K. (Guide #18435)


Leta H.

Canada
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Steve was a terrific tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him seeing the highlights of Busan. He's knowledgeable about Busan, is fluent in English, and has a terrific sense of humor. Everyone in our group of 6 people would highly recommend him.

Marie Sarcinella

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Steve is an excellent tour guide. His tour of Busan was the highlight of the 10 day trip to Japan and South Korea, His knowledge of culture, history and sites was perfect. He answered question after question The pace is right and his flexibility to customize was much appreciated. First time I used tours by locals - based on Steve I will be back for more . Can't go wrong with this tour !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and it was my pleasure meeting you guys! thank you!

Peter Cybulski

Canada
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Steve was an excellent tour guide that was very knowledgeable about Busan and its landmarks. He was always happy to put the extra time in at a specific landmarks if that is what the group wanted. His English was perfect which also helped. He was our perfect guide for Busan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have to say, You guys were awesome!

Liane Kong

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

What an awesome tour!! Hon "Steve" took our group of 8 ranging in ages from 60+ to 87 years old. We all could not stop raving about how great his tour was. One place in particular, Mt Hwangnyeongsan Observatory, he was able to basically drive us to the top because he had a special permit. We saw so much, ate great food and shopped! Hon also made sure he could see all 8 of us especially while shopping. The day flew by in a flash! We've been telling everyone about his tour. I highly recommend him!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and it was my pleasure getting to know you guys! thank you!

Eunice L.

United States
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Tour: #285678, Busan Day Tour including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Hon was a great tour guide and fun! Fluent in English (complete with a Texan twang) and Korean! He has lots of great stories to tell along the way. It's clear he loves Busan and doing what he does :) We had a great customized day despite the pouring rain (he had umbrellas at the ready for all of us)...see the temple on the sea is a MUST, and if you want authentic Korean seafood dishes Hon will take you the right insider places. Was memorable, comfortable and yummy! Thanks Hon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys! I am very glad to know that you guys had a great time! Hope to see you guys in the future!

Jessica Yanny

United States
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars!!!

Elizabeth McDermott

Canada
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

On a Princess Cruise around Japan, we had a stop in beautiful Busan. Steve was the perfect guide for the 4 of us on a days adventure. Steve is very proud of South Korea and rightfully so, it is lovely. He was punctual, very knowledgeable, flexible, courteous and concerned for our comfort. Starting by going up the mountain for the panoramic view was the ideal way to understand the city. Steve speaks perfect English. Thank you Steve we wish you and your family well. Hire Steve, you will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words!! this is the reason why I love my job ! Thank you!!!!

William Ma

Hong Kong
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

A great host

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I had an awesome time with you guys!! thank you!!

Paul S.

United States
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Highly recommend. Steve communicated in advance to confirm our plan and options. He was flexible to all requests and provided a comfortable atmosphere to our series of stops. Current cultural conversations were as interesting as the historical information presented. Was a memorable day out which our family truly enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review!!! I had a great time as well. Thank you!

Christopher Gagnon

United States
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Steve is simply the BEST! We had a private tour with kids ages 10 & 14. Before the tour even started Steve was looking out for us. With feedback from other guides Steve learned that there were a large amt of tours in the area on our same dates so he recommended changing dates. Because of him we were able to see everything we wanted without crowds. Steve is a great conversationalist, true expert on Korea history and culture, and fun to be with. He made every minute enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. This really means a lot to me! Thank you!!!!!!

Jane Petersen

United States
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Hon is an amazing tour guide. He's well-versed in the history of the spots we visited, has a great sense of humor, and was very accommodating of my 82-year-old dad, who has mobility issues. The tour itself was a wonderful way to get an overview of Busan, and the pace was just right. I highly recommend the tour and tour guide!

Mary Jane Dowling

Canada
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Steve was super,fantastic English,very aware of our needs,lots of info,very personable.Steve takes pictures of your group which he emails to you which is so thoughtful. You cannot go wrong spending a day with him. He was the driver & the guide so we were able to cover lots of sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words!!! Thank you!!!!

Valentina (Oudeni) Dias

New Zealand
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Brilliant tour. Steve managed our large family group of mixed ages and walking abilities really well. Got to see everything we wanted to see even though ship docked late and so tour had less time than planned (only 4 hours) Highly recommend Steve (Hon K) who kindly took all our photos and emailed them to us. Very knowledgeable and reliable. Wish we had more time. Busan was a cruise highlight stop for our family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words!!! This means a lot to me!!! Thank you guys!!!

Susan Ganaden

United States
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

We spent 2 awesome days with Steve in Busan. I wish we could have spent another day to sample all the Korean food that Busan in known for. Steve was the "perfect guide" , he speaks perfect English, flexible, prompt ,very knowledgeable and very accommodating to our group as we had an elderly with us. He was very attentive to our needs and best of all he has great sense of humor ! In behalf of my family, I would like to thank you Steve for a very memorable trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I hope to see you guys again in the futures!!! thank you

Dan Oren

Israel
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Mar 23, 2018 In our cruise we arrived at Busan in South Korea. Stive met us in the harbor on time with a big smile. We took an 8 hour tour. he showed great knowledge and curiosity throughout the tour. Stive took us to interesting places, in a good atmosphere and comfort. He cooperated with us on every subject. Speaks excellent English. Stive turned our trip into a pleasant experience. Warmly recommend hem. Ronit & Dany, Zipi & Yhuda From ISRAEL

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind words!! this really means a lot and I feel very proud. thank you!

Francis Barreiro

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Our guide showed us so much of South Korea and explained so much history to us. We had time to shop even though it was not part of our tour. His energy level and positive thinking followed us all day. He is a great driver, story teller and excellent as a guide. And prompt to pick us up from our cruise ship. He was cautious to our well-being. He planned the day so we weren't with all the tour buses. He made the day special and we will go back to South Korea, and ask for him as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words!!!! thank you!!!

Ira Valdez

Macau
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

Steve was prompt, attentive, and knowledgeable. He was able to explain important aspects of the historic sites and provided quick answers to questions. He was also funny and friendly. Though we encountered surprise weather conditions --- it snowed (!) while we were walking up the trail to Seokguram grotto--- we managed to visit all sites safely and stick to our schedule as we were heading back to Seoul that afternoon. Highly capable under any weather condition (it also rained earlier); highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear. Ira It was pleasure to have you for the tour. Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope to see you again! Best Regards,

Kristen C.

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Steve was awesome! He was super responsive throughout the entire time from booking to the day of. I took this tour with my mom and sister and we had an amazing time. He was so accommodating and really made the tour comfortable for everyone. Steve is also super funny and knowledgeable. We had some great laughs along the way. I would highly recommend him and am planning on going with him again the next time I visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear. Kristen It was pleasure to have you for the tour. Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope to see you again! Best Regards,

Julie Ann Aguila

Philippines
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

I'm glad that Steve and Amy handled our tour they were very helpful and patient to us considering it was a peak season and rushed plan. We were able to see Busan overnight but able to enjoyed it because of the help of Steve and Amy. Thank you guys and we will definitely come back for a longer tour and hopefully with you again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words! this really means a lot. again, thank you and good luck to you on everything!!!

Shirley C.

United States
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Dec 12/17

Very detailed and a very good driver, also very friendly. He will take pictures for your whole family so do not worry about finding a stranger to take pictures of everyone in your crew. Busan is actually pretty complicated, the attractions are very far apart (and buses kind of rare) so this tour was worth! Another big aspect is that Busan dwellers speak a different dialect that's going to be pretty hard for beginner Korean learners. Thanks a bunch, Hon.K ssi!! From Shirley and family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words! this really means a lot. again, thank you and good luck to you on everything!!!

Sandra Ryeom

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Steve was an excellent guide adapting our tour throughout the day to accommodate our 3 kids interests and fatigue. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words! See you again.

Diane H.

Switzerland
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

We had a wonderfull time during the tour. Hon was everything we needed: he provided us with interesting facts while beeing very fun. The tour is great, the circuit is very well chosen and you get to see very interesting sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear. Diane Thank you very much for your kind words! It means a lot me :) Hope to see you again!

James Chung

Singapore
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for being with me for the tour of Gyeongju!!! hope to see you guys again!

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James Chung

Singapore
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Good tour for getting to know Busan. Comfortable transport and guides takes care of the tour team well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear. James Thank you very much for your review. I also apologize if you were not satisfied with some parts of the tour. We will keep that in our mind to improve quality of tours. Thank you again! Best Regards,

Fernando Agreda

Panama
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Beth and Hon did an excellent job. Everything was smooth, Beth has good knowledge of local and Korean history and her comments were very helpful. I recommend it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words! See you again!

Annie L.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

Steve was very friendly and organised. He allowed reasonable amount of sightseeing and helped us to take photos with his own camera. He was very knowledgeable and took interest in talking about korean culture and learning ours. Our ride to gyeongju from busan and back has been a safe, comfortable and swift one, and he made the hilly roads leading up to seokguram grotto and bulguksa temple felt so effortless! We will really recommend him for whoever may be visiting Busan in the future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Annie!

Jo Wilson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip / Busan Day Trip, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Steve is a extremely friendly, knolagable guy who took us on a brilliant 2 day tour. He adapted the tour to our needs and wants, especially as it was the hottest day of the year. He is an incredible tour guide and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. What a great guy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words. It really means a lot! thanks

Emily Asencio

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

Hon(Steve)& Beth were amazing tour guides! They were very knowledgeable about their Busan history and taught me quite a lot about their city. Steve drove the van while Beth and I strolled through the city. She was such a sweetheart and made me feel extremely comfortable. Since I was the only one on the tour that day, we were able to knock things off the itinerary quickly. With the remaining time, we hung out at a cafe for a bit. truly felt like I was with friends! (Try the Milmyeon for lunch, it's delish)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words!

Christian Lutz

Switzerland
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 22/17

Awesome tour with Hon. We visited the major sightseeings of Gyeongju: Daereungwon Royal Tomb, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto. Hon was very informative and helpful. Lunch was great as well. I definitely recommend the tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Christian. See you again!

Steven Roh

United States
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

We had a great experience!!! The whole tour was well organized, educational, and most importantly--fun. We had a private tour consisting of three generations of our family and everyone had a wonderful time. Steve, Beth, and DJ are awesome, and I recommend them highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words!!!

Cara F.

Australia
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Tour: #285698, Busan Night Tour Including Night Food Market Visit, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

This tour was a great way to see some amazing views of Busan by night and look around (and eat at) a local market. Steve was a very informative and helpful guide, answering all my questions and providing lots of useful information about Busan. Thanks Steve!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words, Cara. Have a safe trip! See you again!!

Ginny Ragland

United States
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Tour: #285698, Busan Night Tour Including Night Food Market Visit, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 28/17

We had a great time! Steven was very helpful and the whole family had a good time. We learned lots of things about Busan. It was well worth it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words, Ginny. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. See you again!!

Leonard Andaya

United States
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 27/17

The tour was well-organized and the guide and driver very nice and well-informed. The six-passenger van was comfortable. We recommend them highly. Suggestion: Perhaps a list of the places to be visited with a photo of each place would be helpful on the tour and later for jogging one's memory of Busan.

Betty L.

Canada
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: May 14/17

Hon and Beth did a great job taking my family and I on the 1 day tour of Gyeongju! We visited many interesting sites and had a good meal. They were knowledgeable and were pretty fluent in English so communicating with them was easy. Most importantly they were very attentive and accommodating to an 80+ year old member. Thanks again guys!

Candice Corral

Philippines
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Tour: #285679, Gyeongju Day Trip from Busan Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Gyeongju, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Highly recommended. We enjoyed every bit for our trip as he was very accommodating and his english was the best. He also took very good photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Candice. See you again!

Candice Corral

Philippines
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Tour: #285694, 2-Day Busan City Tour Package, Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Candice. See you again!

Brenda Harris

United States
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Tour: #272323, Busan 1-Day Tour including Gamcheon Culture Village ( Shore Excursion ), Busan, South Korea    view tour
Date: Mar 16/17

Steve was an outstanding guide. He spoke fantastic English and had a great sense of humor. He was extremely knowledgeable about Busan and took us to all of the sites. He even fulfilled a couple of special requests. He took us to a great Korean BBQ restaurant for lunch. We were never amongst the crowds. Even the temple was peaceful. Overall, we really enjoyed the day with Steve and our time in Busan. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Ms Harris! I also had a fantastic time with you guys. Please have a safe trip back to your next destination (Seoul, Jeju Island, and China...) See you again!