Pam EvansUnited States
Our cruise group of 20 had a great day with Frank. He found us at the port and led us on a wonderful overview of Busan. The temple (lots of stairs), APEC gardens (easy walking), and the War Memorial Cemetery (thoughtful) were thought provoking and lovely. Lunch (Korean BBQ) and the drive through the city and by the open fish market - fun. Throughout the day - Frank's commentary and humor (Korean Tom Jones on in coach TV) were perfect. He is a great choice for your time in Busan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam Evans Thank you for a good review after tour. i would be recommend you other itinerary if you have a time to visit here again. and have a good day thank you and best regards frank, yi
Linda BartholomewUnited States
My small group arriving into Busan via Princess Cruise, enjoyed our private tour with Frank. He provided a great custom educational tour in English and was very respectful, kind and courteous. We appreciated his highly suggested itinerary seeing all the top sights in Busan that we could be fit into our 6 hours in Busan. We thank you Frank for your impeccable services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Bartholomew Thank you for a good reviewing after tour. We were short time tour in Busan but i enjoyed with your group during in tour time and i hope to see you again if you chance to coming here thank you and best regards frank, yi
Edward SweetUnited States
Frank provided a fantastic tour of Busan for our large group. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible as he showed us all the most interesting sites. He reserved a great restaurant for us for lunch. We recommend Frank without any reservations as a guide for your visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edward Sweet Thank you for a good review after tour. always my guests are VIP person. i can do it my best . please enjoy your trip. thank you and best regard Frank Y.
Candice L.Honolulu, HI, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Candice Lau Thank you for a good review after tour. i hope to success of Business with enjoy trip. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Jean SongUnited States
Frank is great. He is very knowledgeable - a true local - and is very accommodating. He took us to a delicious Korean BBQ place for lunch and knows all of the great places to eat and snack. The kids and I enjoyed our tour very much and would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jean Song Thank you for good review after tour. i had an enjoy with your family trip in Gyeongju. and i hope to see you again when you have other plan trip. thank you and all the best frank, yi
Frank was a wonderful guide! We had a great time in Busan. He took us all over the place and was very flexible and personable. Frank also made sure that my husband, who is in a wheelchair, was not left out of our planned activities. It was great and we highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, Ross, Cole, Scott & Karina Thank you for good review after Busan tour, i hope to see you anytime when you coming back in Busan and i had an enjoy tour with your group Have a good trip everyone thank you and best regards frank, yi
Gail MeyerUnited States
Frank was very punctual and notified me that the ship was docking early . The mini bus was so comfortable and clean for the 15 people in our group. We visited all the promised places with explanations and lectures along the way. He had a great sense of humor and everyone enjoyed him throughout the day. I recommend Frank Yi when you make a stop in Busan, South Korea.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail Meyer Thank you for review after trip. i hope to see you again when you have a private tour in Korea . maybe i show up more culture, nature view and history anywhere in Korea. it was very short time to looking around in Busan thank you and enjoy your trip. Frank Y.
Kristine NguyenUnited States
Frank is a dedicated person to his job. He is very reliable and we appreciated his flexible schedule and always on time. We enjoyed his companion and he is very knowledgeable about Korean special food and culture. We learnt Korea's culture and visited so many different places in Jeju, Busa and Seoul in a short period of time and had a great time. Frank is highly recommended if Korea is your next destination!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristine Nguyen Thank you for review after tour. i say to hello everyone each of family members . i hope that all family had an enjoyable and memorial experience of the Korea trip and also if you coming again, anytime contact to me have a good day and keeping in touch thank you and best regards frank yi
Chimes ChinUnited States
Frank was great and provided us with a wonderful introduction to Busan. I wish we would have been in Busan for more days. There's so much to do and see. Frank did his very best to highlight the best Busan has to offer in just one day. We had a great time! Can't wait to go back!
Cheryl WongUnited States
I was traveling solo and was rather spontaneous in planing my trip. I discovered the city of Busan and detoured to it in search of cherry blossoms. Frank and I exchanged emails to plan my tour. He also helped me confirm my room reservations and assisted me in a communication issue I had with the landlord. Frank was informative, professional and personable. He drove me to a number of festivals to view cherry blossoms, hike and enjoy Korean culture. Frank was a real asset for a successful trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl Wong Thank you for review after tour. we had a short time one day tour in Busan and Jinhae cherry blossom trip. if you have a chance to coming again, please let me know. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Very worth while tour, a little over priced. Frank was a very good guide, very helpful and spoke very good English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve Emery Thank you for a good review after tour and i wish i hope that happy new year for all your family. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Overall just an "OK" guide. We couldn't go to Busan Tower and bought Korean souvenirs (which they were in our itinerary) as some roads were closed prior to New Year's eve event. I think as a guide, he should be prepared for this information. The lunch was great but he pre ordered everything for us which was a pity as we wanted to try many different things. This was our first trip to Busan and unfortunately it was not really impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alice Adinata i'm so sorry about many traffic jams before new year eve day in Busan. i prepared everyting before coming in Busan but unfortunately, i can not do that about closed road. Normally, private tour in Busan need 3-4 days trip. we had a day tour only 7 hours in Busan. please understand that new year holiday season. thank you and best regards frank yi
John MonaghanUnited Kingdom
Visited Busan on 14/11/16 on Diamond Princess. Frank picked us up (2 Brits, 2 Americans, 2 Canadians and 6 Aussies) and took us on our pre-arranged tour. We visited the UN Cemetery, Haedong Yonggung Temple, Went up the Busan Tower, had time for a bit of shopping downtown and finished up with a trip to the Jagalchi Fish market before being dropped back off at the ship for pre dinner drinks. Superb tour had to substitute Haedong for Beomosa on the day due to traffic and time constaints. Frank did a good job
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your review after tour. it was a short day tour but it was an enjoyable Busan trip for everyone. thank you for your appreciation. frank y
Donna J.United States
Frank was truly a joy to be with. He made the four of us feel very comfortable at all times and was very well versed in all that we saw. One in our group walked slowly, but he managed to show us everything anyway. We would absolutely highly recommend him to anyone, anytime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna Johnson Thank you for review and appreciate recommend other guest to Busan trip after tour. if you group or any of your friends coming here that i will make happy tour in Busan. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Frank is great guide! He told us lots information about Busan while being passionate and friendly. He drove us to a local noodle restaurant for their famous hot kimchi. The food is great. Thanks Frank!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Widy Purnomo Thank you for review after tour. it was an enjoy trip with your group. if you have other change to visit in Korea again please let me know. i can be your private tour guide all korea anywhere and provide to travel plan for you. TThank you and hope to see you again anytime. frank yi
Raymond RamseyUnited States
Frank did a great job as our tour guide in Busan. He was on time and provided us with great information about the local area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymond Ramsey Thank you for review after Busan tour. we had an enjoy time but not enough for day trip. i will show you more attractions in Busan if you have a chance to visiting again thank you and best regards frank, yi
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Very good tour. Frank is knowledgeable and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve Thank you for review after Busan trip. we had a very simple and quickly moving during in Busan trip. as well as you know very well about Korea vehicle histories. that was a very impressed of my special guest. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Douglas RossUnited States
Frank was excellent. He provided wonderful transportation and really showed us everything that we could see in Busan in one day. He took us to local Korean BBQ restaurant that was a wonderful experience and we all enjoyed it. He is knowledgeable an a very experienced guide for Korea. He is always smiling and really loves what he does.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Douglas Ross Thank you for reviewing after Busan tour. it was a very short time only for one day trip. maybe, we need at the least 3 or 4 days all about Busan trip. but i had an enjoy with your group. and also, thank you for understood of delay start tour that was my mistaken locked vehicle doors. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Hisham RaheemSaudi Arabia
Frank was excellent !!! Gave a good balance between giving us insights about the places we visited and space for us to go about and explore on our own. Was also very practical and flexible to make our trip enjoyable and well-paced. We were travelling with 4 kids with their prams and the bus he arranged was very clean and spacious. The driver was very friendly and professional. We had private guided tours in Pusan, Nagasaki and Shanghai and all the 10 adults in my family agreed Frank was the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hisham Raheem Thank you for review after tour. i will recommend you other itinerary if you have a chance to visit again as Busan + Seoul + Jeju with etc. other tour places that i will be provide to your tour plan with guiding anywhere in Korea. thank you for good review and best regards frank, yi
Frank is a very efficient and smart guide. He provided us with a great day in Busan. He is very concerned with the safety and the well-being of his guests. He helped us a lot during lunch time (he took us to a great restaurant where we tasted the original korean BBQ). We loved our tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simone Calderon Thank you reviw after tour. i had a good time and enjoyed during in tour. please recommend to your friend either neighbor if they have a plan to visit in Korea. i will provide to happy tour with them. thank you and best regards frank
Kelly PradoUnited States
Frank was a great guide. He accommodated our request to try street food and was very knowledgeable about South Korea.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly Prado Thank you for review with recommended of trip as you made a memorial and enjoyable trip in Busan. thank you again frank, yi
Bruce SchneierUnited States
Frank is an excellent tour guide and took great care of us. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce Schneier Thank you for 5 stars review after tour. i hope to see you when have a chance to coming here thank you and best regards frank, yi
Frank is energetic and helpful. He made great efforts to adapt to our preferences for food, tour schedule and itinerary. We are fortunate to have Frank a our guide and look forward to more visits to Korea and having Frank as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheng-Hoon Khoo Thank you for review after tour and also i had an enjoy very much with your family trip. please let me know if you have a next trip. that maybe i will recommend you more interesting itinerary in Korea. thank you and best regards frank yi
James H.Lakeport, CA., United States
Frank was an excellent guide, highly recommended. Five out of Five Stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James Hagan Thank you for reviewing with recommend after trip. also i enjoyed with your group. if you coming here again maybe i will show you more interest places. we were very short time in Busan. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
Frank is very knowledgeable about all the things in which we were interested. He took us to see things that were off the beaten path and we shared an amazing Korean lunch together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarann Kraushaar Thank you for review and i enjoy with your trip. if you coming again private tour in Korea please let me know thank you and have a nice day. frank, yi
Frank is a great tour guide! He knows busan well! He really would go out of his way to satisfy his tour. He went with us to eat at a local Korean restaurant and it was so good! And I needed to drop you Starbucks before being dropped at the port, he readily drove us there so I could buy something. Very funny and easy to deal with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for review of Busan tour. i made free shopping time at the Gukje traditional market for your group. at the time, some of group members spend their time. but you were not interesting there. it was so sorry about you. anyway, we had an enjoy short time Busan tour and finally stop by at the Starbucks coffee shop for your sweet coffee before return to the cruise port. i enjoy with your family group and appreciated of your tips. you have a nice trip and see you again in Korea if you have a chance.
Nicky RichmanUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide Frank amazing day out..great points of interest . Guide very knowledgable and nothing too much trouble. Great lunch ..definatly use again and recommend Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicky Richman Thank you for review of the Busan excursion. i enjoyed with your Group short time a day tour. if any chance of visit to the Busan trip for your friends please recommend to me. i will do same way. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Chan Ooi SeeMalaysia
Frank is indeed a good tour guide who has extensive knowledge of Busan. He even brought us around places which was not in our itinerary and doesnt mind contributing more to our tour. Thank you so much Frank. Jesslyn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jesslyn Thank you for kindness of review about my local tour service. if you coming again, i can do more attractions anywhere in Korea. we were short time thank you and best regards frank, yi
We had described in advance what we would like to see and experience. It was a perfect 8-hour-tour with some insight in daily living and culture. Frank-our tour guide-organized a mix of watching the highlights combined with active walking and climbing. He recommended local food in a public used restaurant. The visit of the cultural village was the last piont at the tour, which is highly recommended. Frank, thank you for this nice day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hans Wilcke Thank you for recommend of tour guide in Busan. if you coming again to the korea for business trip with few days holiday as you time, maybe i can do more interest in itinerary as you wish local tour. i hope to see you again and please have a good business with Korea. thank you and have a nice day. frank, yi
Ting Tina ChenHong Kong
If it is locality you are looking for in Busan, then Frank is no doubt THE tour guide to go for. He is no fuss, efficient and humorous, and looks after his guests of different ages and needs perfectly. As a huge group of 19 (with a penchee for seafood), we were treated to the local anchovy market as well as Crab market, where the specailist Crab Feast was not only delicious but also very reasonable. In addition to the localities, we were also taken to all the major sites, and with good time to explore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ting Tina Chen Thank you for review and i hope to see you again anytime if you have a plan to visiting in the Korea. Maybe, i will be recommend more interesting places as you wish. thank you and best regards frank, yi
Frank was on time picking us up and patiently waiting while we toured Boeong Green Tea Plantation. The minivan he picked us up in was a little small for 8 adults with luggage. Perhaps he should limit the number of passengers to 6-7. Frank also could have done more research with regards to how to get to the plantation. We had to stop several times to ask for directions. Other than that he was very pleasant and we had nice conversation during our long drive to Busan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review.At the time,I had a good experience as suggested of green tea farms visited.Also,thank you for your help with maps about connect new road high-way for Yeosu expo to Boseong.As suggested,a small vehicle for 8 ppl w/Luggage was to save cost for 1 day trip.If we decided to Mini Bus will be a higher cost but more comfortable.Please understand that was tight spaces in the Van for 8 people with luggage's. Thank you for hospitality and best regards
Rosemary M.IVINS, UTAH, United States
Frank is very friendly and his English is excellent. He was 30 minutes late to meet us at the cruise port, so that wasn't a good start, but he is flexible about the tour, even as you go along on tour day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemary, Sorry for delay pick up. at the time lot of traffic jams into the cruise port. But anyhow, it was my mistaken pick up time delay. i hope that apologize with you and refund for late start trip. Maybe, This mistake consider of next customer's best trip.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Frank recognized the delay and a partial refund was issued.
Frank was punctual, informative, entertaining and helpful, the tour ran to time and we covered alot in relatively short period.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pauline Forde Thank you for reviw after tour. i'm always welcome to visiting again anytime. and please recommend to me any of your friends visiting to the Busan. and also, i can make a memorable and confortable trip. have nice a day thank you and best regards frank, yi
Pleasant experience. Thanks to Frank for recommending all the good places to eat. The experience at Jagalchi market was especially a great one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vereen Loh Thank you for review. if come to Korea again, i will recommend and provide to more interesting program with new places. i can do that any places in Korea as you wish to go. you have a good day. frank, yi
Lim Sek CheonMalaysia
5/5. Guide very knowledgable and good recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lim Sek Cheon Thank you for review and i had a good time spend with you. if you have an other chance to visit in korea, i hope to see you again say hello to your family. thank you & best regards frank, yi
Frank is a very knowledgeable guide with extensive knowledge of local and national history. He is also friendly and personable, yet professional, and was very flexible with our ever changing itinerary. We had a great day and gained a better understanding of Korean culture and the city of Busan. We intend to explore more of Korea on a future trip and will definitely utilise Frank as our guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jewel Diehm with Garry and Kris Thank you for hired on me and appreciated of review. if you need anywhere in Korea for trip. i can make as you wishes. and i would like to see you again as you and your group for trip another good day. you have a nice day. frank, yi
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
We had a fabulous day in Busan with Frank. He is very personable and his English is great. He took us to a family restaurant for a typical South Korean lunch that was eye opening! He was very helpful, and the tour was stimulating and educational! He had a large, brand new car that was very comfortable for us. He knew all the right spots for us to stand to get the best photos. Thanks, Frank!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara Eisenberg Thank you for appreciated of review. i hope to see you another day if you have a chance to visit in Pusan. and i had a good time with your couple. you have a nice day Barbara with Bob. frank, yi
Bob LiuUnited States
Eva ChanHong Kong
Thank you Frank for his extraordinary guide for eight of us while in Busan, Korea. Frank is very patient, knowledgeable and caring. We really had a great, memorable time in Busan with sightseeings and good foods. With no doubt, I would highly recommend Frank for those who are planning to visit Busan in the near future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eva Thank you for busan trip with appreciated of review. One day i hope to see you again. and i had an enjoyable trip with your group. keep in touch thank you very much frank, yi
Guet Kheng TohMalaysia
We are glad to have Frank to be our tour guide during our visit to Busan. Frank is very knowledgeable and knows his work well. We were a group of 14 with many suggestions and yet he could handle us well. the itinerary arranged were good and we enjoyed ourselves. The only disappointment was the bus is a little too small and those sitting right behind were very uncomfortable. Overall was a happy and enjoyable holiday. Thank you Frank.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Theresa Thank you for reply. and appreciated of you review. specially, i had a listen to your advise that about for a tour bus has been sitting uncomfortable. i will be able to consider of comfortable sits for next traveler's. thank you for everything and you have a nice day frank, yi
Wendy KeechUnited Kingdom
This was my first experience with Tours by locals. and they surpassed all my expectations. especially as we booked at short notice. Frank met 4 of us from the ship with a 7 seater car. He was wonderful. Friendly, kind, knowledgable. He gave more than 100% and showed us all over Busan. we saw temples, scenery, museum, market and experienced a local meal. I can thoroughly recommend Frank and tours by locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy Keech Thank you for reply after your feeling about to the busan trip. it was a short time for the trip. if you group or friends has a chance to visit to the Busan trip again. i will be able to more details of the busan attractions. and also more additional near by borough attractions. i hope to see you again. and i had a good time for your trip. thank you & best regards frank, yi
Frank Yi is considerate, helpful, patient and flexible to changes. We enjoyed his company and service throughout the entire trip. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane Wong Thank you for hospitality review. as your friends or anyone your neighborhood coming to the Korea trip. that i will be able to my best service. thank you and i hope to see you again in Busan. Frank, yi
We joined Frank's tour for 3 days with a day to Muju resort fot ski.Frank can speak well in English,he also give a very good services too!He brought us around the city,we got the chance to try the korean local famous foods as well.If you're a fan of seafood,you may ask him to bring you to the Crab market.Overall I think it's worthwhile to join his tour,if you're looking for a free & easy flexible tour.He can take you to all the places you wish to go.We had a good time there,Thanks Frank!:)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jo Thew Thank you very much and appreciated of tour review. i wish i hope to see you again if you have a chance to visit to korea another season. your all the wishes come true in next year. thank you & best regards frank, yi
Lee Ming LowMalaysia
we had a great tour by Frank Yi, He is a friendly, helpful and careful person. He make our member of tour feel comfortable and happy in the journey. Will definitely look for him when we go Korea.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie (Lee Ming Low) with group THank you for kindly review and i say to hello everyone in your group. i'm appreciate hire on me and i enjoyed to trip with your group in busan and seoul korea. i hope to see you near future thank you & best regards frank, yi
William WordenUnited States
Frank provided a very fine tour in a comfortable vehicle. We went from Busan, where our ship docked, to Gyeung-ju, the capital of the old Silla kingdom. There we saw the Seokuram Grotto, the Bul-guk sa Temple, and the burial mounds of the Silla period. For those interested in architecture and history, this was a good choice as opposed to staying in Busan. Frank knew the sites and shared the information well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Worden Thank you and appreciated of your review after tour. Gyeong ju has a millennium shila kingdom of history city. at the least we need it 3 days travel time. but we had a limited time from cruise depart for next the trip. so that we had visited to main point of shila Kingdom history area. that time we were so lucky to see about 1200 years ago Sakyamuni pure bones in the bulguksa temple. there good experience of buddhist spirit and shila kingdom philosophy. i hope to see you again frank
Boon Chin NgMalaysia
I'm Rick from Malaysia and I would like to say that the trip that I've book with Frank was really enjoyable. First of all I did a last minute booking with Frank for a 5 days 4 nights tour and he manage to organize a wonderful tour. Besides that, Frank speaks well English and was very helpful at translating for us with the locals. We visited around Busan in a short period of time and managed to visit most of its attraction in a relaxing pace. I would say the trip was fun and highly recommend it to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick Thank you for review and appreciated of your kindly reply. i wish and i hope to see you again in busan. thank you & best regards frank, yi
Yi Lein KuangMalaysia
I've travelled to Busan with my family in a very SHORT notice & happened to search a private tour guide from the web. I'm impressed that Frank has reply my email request promptly. Hence, I've decided to book him as our tour guide since I wanted the itinerary to be custom made which can be arrange according to our needs. We are very pleased with Frank's service throughout the 4 days' trip. He tried his every best to accomodate our needs. He's an experienced tour guide & very informative. Thumbs up, Frank!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kuang family (elaineruu , evan goh, judy chung kee ) Thank you very much and I appreciated of your family to give a kindly to me during to the busan trip. we booked short time, but we know each other. i hope to keep in touch with your family. see you again. from frank, yi
Diane CollinUnited States
We enjoyed the tour. Frank was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Lunch at the wharf was a bit pricey however it was a true experience. It was where we asked to eat but I am not sure he understood what we were asking for. It was way too much food but the quality was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Diane Collin Appreciated of your kindly review about for the Busan excursion. during to tour I am always listen to the customer experience for the future traveler satisfaction. thank you for advised.