Although I originally booked the Gyeongju tour, I changed to this one since when wasn't enough people for it to go ahead, and I had a great time seeing Busan. Our guide Steve did an amazing job at showing us around and was really friendly and talkative. I was only in Busan for 3 nights and was travelling by myself, so this tour allowed me to see much more of the city than I otherwise would have. The tour included lunch bibimbap at a korean restaurant and Steve took lots of photos for us at all the scenic locations. After the tour he offered to either drop us off at our hotels or at the east side of the city where there's a huge shopping centre and spaland which was really convenient.
This was my first time in Korea with my mother. Our guide Steve is very friendly and is highly knowledgeable about Busan. My mother was a picky eater but she enjoyed the food at the restaurant we were taken to very much. At the end of our trip we ask to be dropped off at Spa land as he recommend it as one of the best in Korea.
Our day tour of Busan, led by Steve with assistance from Jake and Amy, was awesome. Despite it being the coldest day in Busan in nearly a decade, the tour went at our pace. By far, we enjoyed our time spent at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and the APEC House the most. The UN Memorial Cemetery was also a must-see, especially as Steve ensured we made it there in time to see the flag lowering ceremony. We learned about the history of South Korea's second largest city, as well as recent developments. All three guides spoke fluent English as they attended university in the States and were welcoming and helpful with our two toddler-aged children. Photographs were taken by a tour guide and sent to us a few days after our tour, part of the tour we most appreciated, as we rarely have more than a few photos of our family together on holiday. Our lunch at a Korean bbq restaurant, included in the tour price, was delicious and very, very filling.
While Busan can be explored without a tour, based upon what we learned and how we experienced the City, I wouldn't recommend doing it any other way.
We genuinely enjoyed our tour, Busan is diverse and offers beautiful sights.Thanks to our guide, Steve Kim, who is a friendly, knowledgeable, eloquent and full of sincere humour person, we saw a lot, had all our questions answered and problems solved, and fell in love with Busan....and South Korea, even more...
Steve, our tour guide gave us the most fun, meaningful, informative and just a worth for your buck tour This was our first time to Korea and we were very skeptical but, Steve erased all of that and made us feel right at home from the get go. It helped a lot that his english was great as well as his Korean. We enjoyed Steve so much that we now have him as our Hanai adopted son from another country.
Steve took a lot of pictures and we loved the tour very much, my husband had a lot of questions and Steve had the answers it was so cool. This tour was by far the best and I mean best tour we've been on anywhere. Thank You Steve. Hope to see you again.
We Love You: Jan and Joy Muranaka
Unfortunately, I was the only person that booked this tour. However, Busan Tourism Center worked to book me on a different tour. I ended up taking the day trip to Gyeongju. Steve, our guide, was great. The tour was informative and wearing the traditional Korean clothing was a blast. I highly recommend any of the tours offered by Busan Tourism Center.
Steve was our tour guide and he was awesome! He's friendly and gave us recommendations on eateries and other attractions as well! What was even better was that we were the only ones for the tour that day so we had the flexibility of time. Lunch was also catered according to our needs. Two thumbs up!
Our guide Beth was fantastic - really personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We had a really small group with just 4 people so it was great getting to know so much about Korean lives and culture and what life is like in Busan. The locations were great, we spent the perfect amount of time at each place and I got the main highlights of Busan from this tour. If you're only in Busan for a short time, this is THE tour to do! The only downside was that the last stop was at the UN cemetery which was a sad way to end such a great tour - I'm glad it's on the tour but it would've been nice to have one more stop so we could leave on a high note. Otherwise, a fantastic tour!