Michael MurphyUnited States
We cannot say enough good things about both this tour and the amazing tour guide, Jinee!! Jinee and her husband are wonderful guides. As Busan natives, they are extremely knowledgeable about the Busan and Gyeongju area which is so rich with history. Their English is excellent and very easily can relate historical facts and stories to foreigners unfamiliar with Korean history. Both Jinee and her husband are kind, wonderful & charming guides and we thoroughly enjoyed spending the whole day with them!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was So impressed by the warm hearted words. We loved your attitude to other people and good humor. And it was really good to see you and your family to take care of Sarah so that she can have her identity. Thanks again for sharing your meaningful days with us. I'll keep in touch. Don forget, you get a free tour next time!! :D
Jennifer LampeUnited States
Our tour Korea's ancient capital, Gyeong Ju with Jinee was wonderful. Transportation was perfect as well. Jinee's knowledge of Korea's history was deep thus making the sites that we toured interesting and meaningful. We would would highly recommend choosing Jinee if you are visiting Busan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms Jennifer Lampe, Thank you so much for kindly giving me such nice comments and generous rating! I hope I could be Onni when we have another chance to meet later on. See you next time again, and hope you liked the places I recommended in Jeju.
Cynthia KunimuraUnited States
Jinee's tour of Busan was a great experience and definitely deserves a rating of 5. Because she's lived abroad, Jinee's English is great and her energy and knowledge as we visited Busan was remarkable. She accommodated all our requests and our half day tour was fun filled as well as informative. I recommend her with enthusiasm to anyone looking for a tour of Busan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warmheart comment. Really appreciated that you treated me nicely. I had so much fun with you because you all have nice humour and made me comfortable to do my job. I hope you are always safe, happy and feel loved.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Claudia R.United States
Looking for the perfect guide in Busan? Choose Jinee! 3 couples spent an amazing day while our ship was docked in Busan. We spoke with many other passengers who took the ship's excursions, and no one had as much fun as we did! We visited the Beomeosa Temple, walked through the UN Memorial Park, and spent a FABULOUS time exploring the Gamcheon Culture Village. Jinee (and her husband driver) are an amazing couple with a passion for their country. Don't miss out on this GREAT experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Claudia Thank you so much for the warmhearted comment. We were also very happy and fun to be with you all. Because of the review, we are encouraged to better accomplish our quality service. Hopefully wish to come and see you again at California this winter. All the best Jinee K.
Nishith VasavadaUnited States
Hi Jinee and Moon were excellent hosts. They took us to the key Budhist temple to visit up north. The stop at a large food court for lunch was perfect. Both are very caring and helpful. Mr. Moon gave us a nice gift as they dropped us off at SOL Taphouse.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nishith, Thank you so much for your kindly review. It makes me happy this morning. Hope you enjoy the rest of tour trip safely and the typhoon does not affect your journey in Jeju I island. Thanks again.
Joseph KofmanSan Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Jinee is a very knowledgeable and caring guide. We were happy that she guided us to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Her husband who was also our bus driver gave us some insights into the South Korean culture and day-to-day life. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Joseph for your kind comments. It was great to meet the 8 of you and I certainly enjoyed our day together. I'm very pleased you listen carefully our history and culture of Busan, South Korea. And I will keep your kind advice in mind always. Thanks again, Joseph
Richard SiroisMontreal, QUEBEC, Canada
We had a wonderful time with Jinee. She was at the meeting point on time, very knowledgeable, we learned a lot of things about Busan and Korea. She very well managed the time we had. I will not hesitate to recommend Jinee to anyone. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard! It was lovely to meet your family and I am glad that we were able to see so much in such a short time!! Hope to see you guys again some day :) Jinee
Roz BrilliantUnited States
Debbi DavisUnited States
Jinee was great! My only complaint was the fact her tour description stated we could substitute one of the sites for the Gyeongju Yangdong Village. We told her we wanted to skip the museum, but it turns out the village was an hour & a half drive from the port & instead of skipping the museum we skipped 3 other places listed on the tour & only had time to visit the Bulguksa Temple and not even the grotto associated with it. She is a great guide and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. On that time, I was much concerned about returning time before the dead line, because it was weekend evening; rush hour. Regretful that we couldn't get enough time to see them all. But it was a good chance to learn more to service better next time and I was very happy to have had such great people to understand and consider others like you. Wish you always health and happiness.
Deborah YehCovina, CA, United States
My family had a great time with Jinee as our tour guide! She game together with her husband as the driver, but both were very informative about everything and anything we asked. On top of the information she gave us, we were also given a sufficient amount of time to explore and take in the scenery on our own. The tour was wonderful, we recommend it to any who're interested!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed the day. I look forward to seeing you again next time. All the best until then! Jinee
Ana Margarita ObenPhilippines
Jinee is a very lovely and active tour guide. She has showed us a the beautiful Busan and acknowledged us the history of the places. It's really worth having a one-day tour in Busan with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Note N Kate. You guys are lovely people who respect Korean culture. It was really happy to be with you. Leaving the review and rating after the tour is indication of how well we feel, communicate each other as kind human beings. Let's keep in touch. Wish you best luck. Sincerely yours Jinee
Helen ChinUnited States
Jinee did a wonderful job taking around our family of four to major areas of interest tailored to our family's interests. We had booked two consecutive days and she suggested we swap the tours since the weather looked better if we do that and she was right! We did not get rained on during the two days of our tour. She is friendly and thoughtful. We highly recommend her!!
Helen ChinUnited States
What an awesome tour and tour guide! Jinee is an informative guide who catered the day to engage our two teenage kids. She and her husband, who happened to have the day off, drove us around everywhere and found a 100+ years Hanok that was owned by an artist and shared tea with us, just because our 14 year old son is an artist. We whole heartedly recommend Jinee!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Helen Thank you so much for your great feedback. I hope your lovely kids had been inspired with Korean arts and nature. The last words Chin made, I feel like we are family now, really touched us. Wish you all in good health and good luck. Jinee K.
Rohit ChhibaUnited States
Jinee provided exceptional service to our family of 6. We hired her on very short notice for a half day tour of Busan. the tour was timely, informative and diverse in the experiences we had. She provided a personal touch in ensuring our needs were catered for. After the tour she also helped us select a Korean restaurant that would cater to my wife's dietary restrictions of being a vegetarian. Overall, it was a great experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you had such a great time. Your family was a pleasure to spend time with. It was fun to know the stories about India from your dad. Hope the rest of your time in Korea treated you well :)