Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Seoul-South-Korea by Tour Guide Steve L. (Guide #23603)


Scott L.

United States
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Tour: #495664, DMZ & War Memorial with a Reserved Officer - Private Tour out of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Feb 18/20

Based on Steve's ratings, we expected him to be punctual, knowledgeable and professional. Steve EXCEEDED our lofty expectations. He listened to and delivered all of our requests to make our tour a truly customizable one. He is passionate about Korea's history and was more than willing to share his vast knowledge and answer any and all questions we had, including sensitive ones. If you are in need of a superb guide, we highly recommend Steve.

Nathan Doelling

United States
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Tour: #628642, Full Day Seoul City Tour with a Seoulite guide, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

A great guide and very flexible. Made adjustments just as we requested and it was really nice to be able to hop out and do a quick round of some of the smaller sites when it was raining while large tours slowly did the rounds.

Cheryl Sherwood

United States
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Tour: #564497, Essence of the Traditional & Modern Korea in a Day - Seoul Private Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

Steve was prompt in meeting us at the airport, and spent a well planned day with us showing the highlights of Seoul. He is very knowledgeable, and his English is excellent. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU!!

Janelle Munns

United States
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Tour: #663520, Unique Seoul - Private tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

We were so happy to see the highlights of the city and get an insider's perspective.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your compliments. Hope to see you again and enjoy local food together in beautiful season. Best,

Lew Bowers

United States
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Tour: #663520, Unique Seoul Private Tour in a Day - Food, Shopping & Korean War, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Steve is a very good guide. He studied in the us so his English is excellent. We went to several museums to get grounded in Korean history. Then he took us to an excellent bibimpap restaurant in isador. We had a very enjoyable introduction to Seoul.

Gary Schwob

United States
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Tour: #495664, DMZ & Korean Set Menu with a Reserved Officer - Private Tour out of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Steve did a wonderful job. We had many obstacles due to government issues but we were able to see a lot of what we were interested in. Disappointed in not being able to do the third tunnel but enjoyed the substitutes.

Kelly Martin

United States
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Tour: #570411, Small alley and hanok (Traditional Korean House) in Seoul - Private tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Terrific tour especially if you like history and architecture. Mr Steve is a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide

Sophie Bryson

Hong Kong
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Tour: #495664, DMZ & War Memorial with a Reserved Officer - Private Tour out of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Despite the DMZ area being closed due to swine flu we were not disappointed with Steve's tour. He was able to take us to the Dora Observatory then onto Iminjak Park where we crossed the Civilian control line (as close as we could get to the DMZ). After a traditional Korean lunch Steve took us to the War Memorial museum which, together with his extensive knowledge on the subject, was hugely informative. For an insight into Korean history, culture and hopes for the future this is a must do tour!

Glenda Webster

United States
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Tour: #628642, Full Day Seoul City Tour - Private Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

We didn't wind up doing the Palaces as was listed on the tour after talking with him he directed us to do those on our own, we drove by the top sites in Seoul and so had a lay out of the city. We then went to south to an old fort and museum in Suwon and then to the Folk Village, where there are many old style buildings in one place. This was a great way to see this and to have someone give a personal tour of the differences. I was glad we used the time this way as we were able to visit palaces on our own.

Glenda Webster

United States
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Tour: #698075, Must see in Korea- Private Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Steve was a great guide. The DMZ was closed so he took us to other areas where we could get a feel for the history and get within 1 km of the actual boarder. No tourist just us and the farms between the north and the south. He was able to explain all aspects of this issue and bring a personal perspective to situation. We ate lunch in a small out of the way cafe that was great food. The drive through the country side allowed us to see life outside of Seoul. We also visited a traditional Rice Wine Museum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your compliment. I also enjoyed the time with your family. Thanks again. Best,

Robert Bonacci

United States
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Tour: #628642, Full Day City Tour - Seoul Private Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Steve was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job taking us to top tourist locations as well as some of the places where the locals go. I would highly recommend him.

Jerry Liu

United States
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Tour: #495664, DMZ & Korean Set Menu with a Reserved Officer - Private Tour out of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Steve. We learned so much about the Korean War from him during our visit to the DMZ and to the War Memorial. Steve also took us to a great Korean set menu restaurant for lunch, which was delicious!

Anaid Moncada

Mexico
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Tour: #628642, Full Day City Tour - Seoul Private Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Steve was awesome, probably the best tour in Seoul, he picked up us at the airport and was so patient about the delayed flight. He showed is the main points of interest of Seoul ante takes us to the best places to eat the real Korean food. When we went to the historical spots he explained us all about the royal family, the king's in history and explained us the source of many Korean says and expressions. I strongly recommend to take a tour with Steve!! He is the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anaid Sorry for delaying the answer. I was worried about you the last day in Seoul. But it's ok to hear from you now. Please take care and see you!! Best,

Wan Ling Yap

Malaysia
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Tour: #665185, Pick up from Airport & Private Day Tour in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

Steve was great, very patience and helpful. My family and I enjoyed the tour very much. We had a wonderful Korean experience in food and dining. Also, Steve provided us lots of fun facts about the places we visited. We would definitely look for Steve for our next visit to Seoul.

Josie Robinson

United States
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Tour: #609911, Nature,Food & Temples- Out of Seoul for 2days, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

I couldn't have been happier with how this tour went. This was my first time back to Korea since being adopted, so this trip meant a lot to me. Mr. Lee was an incredibly accommodating tour guide and truly made the time spent in Gwangju memories to last a lifetime.

Samir Dad

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #628642, Full Day City Tour - Seoul Private Tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Steve has done an excellent job. We have received very excellent information about Seoul and it was valuable. The whole family was happy and pleased with the tour. I recommend Steve for anyone to know more about Seoul and South Korea

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Samir Thanks for your compliments. Hope you have nice experiences in Korea. Best,

Gary Rothwell

United States
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Tour: #495664, DMZ & War Memorial of Korea with a Reserved Officer- Private Tour out of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Steve is awesome. Met us at the Inchon airport at 4 :30 am to tour the DMZ on the Korean War anniversary before leading us all over Seoul the next few days. He was a soldier prior to a career in communications and knows the answer to any question from a tourist. Just leave it at that.

Mireille Caroline Silva de Miranda Gomes

Brazil
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Tour: #495664, DMZ & local cuisine with a Reserved Officer- Private Tour out of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

Steve was a wonderful guide, very polite, i always felt very safe at all times with him. He was very flexible with the schedule, speaks good english and knows the local history, we did the DMZ tour during the week because he recommended for the weekends being so crowded, and it makes a lot of difference to have a tour guide with you. the city tour we chose to make it on foot, because traffic is not easy in Seoul, and it was a blast, i would strongly recommend Steve if you are looking for a local experienc

Sai Mudiam

United States
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Tour: #628642, Full day city tour - Seoul Private tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Steve was great. He went over the itinerary with us before we started and made adjustments as we progressed during the day to meet our needs and expectations. He good with his history and his shared lots of details about local culture,which made the tour very personal. Me and my wife would recommend Steve to anyone considering a tour in Seoul.

Mireille Caroline Silva de Miranda Gomes

Brazil
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Tour: #628642, Full day city tour - Seoul Private tour, Seoul, South Korea    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Steve was a wonderful guide, very polite, i always felt very safe at all times with him. He was very flexible with the schedule, speaks good english and knows the local history, we did the DMZ tour during the week because he recommended for the weekends being so crowded, and it makes a lot of difference to have a tour guide with you. the city tour we chose to make it on foot, because traffic is not easy in Seoul, and it was a blast, i would strongly recommend Steve if you are looking for a local experienc

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your compliments. I will always welcome you and really looking forward to seeing you again. Best,

Jennifer Lampe

United States
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Tour: The Soul of Seoul Private Day Tour, Seoul, South Korea
Date: May 27/19

Steve was a wonderful tour guide. He was considerate of what we wanted to see and experience and also gave great suggestions. He had great command of Seoul's history. He spoke english very well. We highly recommend booking Steve for a tour of Seoul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: First of all, I hope you recover time lag soonest and enjoy Korea with your lovely family. I appreciate your compliment. Best, Steve

Jose Pacaldo

Philippines
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Tour: Day Trip Outside of Seoul, Nami Island, South Korea
Date: Apr 1/19

Steve was such a great tour guide, nothing to say but praises. He gave a lot of insights and facts we never knew about Korea eventhough we have traveled twice before and a great recommendation for lunch! We definitely enjoyed the day with him as he was very attentive to me and my family. Thanks Steve!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your compliments. I also enjoyed the trip with you. May I ask your phone number again ? I will send your photos asap.

Osna Oscar

Indonesia
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Tour: Day Trip Outside of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Mar 4/19

Steve is a very helpful person. He tried so hard to keep up with us. He gave good explanation, took nice pictures, he even help us found our lost items such us scarf and cellphone. For 8 peoples, Steve tried to fiil our different needs. Kamsahamida Steve..

Wilbert Chan

United States
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Tour: Walking Seoul , Local Tea Time & visiting game venue, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Feb 11/19

He's very patient and he thinks about your needs first. He was able to suggest something better than what I had in mind for the trip to South Korea. If you have something that you really want to experience I'm pretty sure he'll be able to set something up for you. Steve was the most knowledgeable guide I've ever had, being able to make my stay very interesting and fun. He's the go-to guide if you want to stay away from touristy places and enjoy what the locals enjoy.

Richard Padgett

Eugene, OR, United States
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Tour: Layover in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Date: Jan 5/19

Mr. Lee was the perfect guide for family of four. We had a 12 hour layover at the Seoul airport and Mr. Lee provided us with a great day in downtown Seoul. He arranged a nice balance of traditional Korea including a changing of the guard ceremony at the Palace, as well as an overview of more contemporary history of Modern Korea. His command of English was very good and he was very patient with 4 weary Americans.