Denny YU Private tour guide in Seoul - Korea (South)

Denny YU

Guide profile:

Hello everyone !. I'm Denny Yu (Kun yong) and showing foreign visitors my beautiful & dynamic country is my job and I enjoy doing it. I am 50 years old and acquired a tour guide license issued by the Korean government in 1999.

I really love my guiding job, which has made me meet various foreign friends from all over the world, and let me get chances to show you everything about Seoul and Korea.

I can offer authentic private tours of Korea that you and your family are sure to cherish for many years. I offer exclusive, tailor-made tours, designed according to your wishes. Based on what you want to experience while in Korea, Specially focus on private trips and small groups which enhances the joy of Korea travel.

Please feel free to contact me anytime, if you are looking for a your own personal tour guide. It will be my big pleasure to show you around Korea.

Thank you very much.


Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Alesia S.

Denny was absolutely the best tour guide you could ask for! His knowledge & willingness to express it, even the mundane, made our time with him fun and educational. He is very service oriented, personable, and provides practical advice on your itinerary. His vocabulary & English was fabulous. Everyone in our family (10 years to senior age) enjoyed the time with Denny & would highly recommend him. He books up quickly so don't hesitate to book him for your entire trip or you will regret it.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Welcome to Korea!

I have the experience of building custom trips as per individual needs and budgets covering all aspects of a trip and will do all to make it a memorable and exciting holiday experience.

I can take you to the most interesting and outstanding sights as well as to some hidden places off the beaten path. lively everyday stories and amusing anecdotes I can make your Korea visit a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Transportation by tour guide:

The Posted guide fee (USD250 per day) is excluded a private vehicle.

Private car can be arranged upon request with extra charge of USD100 per day. (11-seater minivan with free Wifi service)

Vehicle type : Insured 11 seat's mini-van (Hyundai Grand Starex)

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

DMZ + Brief Seoul city tour Price Per Group 350.00 USD
Full day Seoul city tour Price Per Group 350.00 USD
Korea Customized tour Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Seoul night tour Price Per Group 250.00 USD
Shore excursion tour at ICN port Price Per Group 500.00 USD
Stopover tour at ICN airport Price Per Group 350.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Seoul sightseeing tours

Seoul city tours personalized

Korea travel tours for your needs

Korea tour guide general services

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Alesia S. 16 Apr 2019

Denny was absolutely the best tour guide you could ask for! His knowledge & willingness to express it, even the mundane, made our time with him fun and educational. He is very service oriented, personable, and provides practical advice on your itinerary. His vocabulary & English was fabulous. Everyone in our family (10 years to senior age) enjoyed the time with Denny & would highly recommend him. He books up quickly so don't hesitate to book him for your entire trip or you will regret it.

5 stars Linda F. 23 Mar 2019

Denny was a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and can guide you through these complicated markets. He is very flexible with our time. He has great tips and just very comfortable to be around. I highly recommend that you book Denny for a tour.

5 stars Elisa C. 20 Mar 2019

Great tour and very knowledgeable... is such a great person and has a great character showed us everything we requested and was very patient.. I recommend him very highly as he know exactly what he is doing... Thank you

5 stars Robert B. 22 Feb 2019

Denny did great job and I would highly recommend him. His knowledge of the history and culture was unsurpassed. He went over and above in making sure we saw everything we wanted to. Our first time using a guide through Viator was an excellent experience!

5 stars Arthur S. 03 Jan 2019

5 stars Omar S. 11 Nov 2018

Denny was a fantastic tour guide. We only had a few hours (11am to 6pm) before we were to eat dinner in Seoul, but Danny offered to stay till we were finished to drive us back to the Hyatt at ICN airport.

Danny was super efficient about showing us the top sights, feeding us lunch, and letting us explore a bit. Highly recommended

5 stars Kimberly K. 25 Sep 2018

Denny did a day tour for my mother and aunt, he was acceptational! very patient with them they had an amazing time with Denny who is a phenomenal guide! as soon as i booked he sent a message and kept us updated on flight changes, made me feel very comfortable about My mom and Aunt being safe while traveling.

5 stars Tâmara L. S. 03 Aug 2018

Excellent, very professional e well knowing guide. Help me to buy some food and went out off the way for that. Thank you

5 stars Tracy B. 30 Jun 2018

Denny was a fantastic tour guide. I had only a few hours on a Saturday to see Seoul after a week of conferences and business meetings. I said I wanted a little bit of nature, a little bit of history , and a little bit of shopping. Denny put together an absolutely perfect itinerary that involved Namsan Mountain,Royal Palace, a temple and 2 shopping areas, among others. . He was friendly and knowledgeable about history and culture. I learned a lot and had a great time. I highly recommend Denny.

5 stars Aleksandra C. 24 Jun 2018

Denny is an open minded and very friendly tour guide who speaks excellent English. His sense of humor and extensive knowledge of history and culture made our tours of Seoul and DMZ absolutely unforgettable. Anyone interested in local insights and seeking an informative experience will not be disappointed. We highly recommend his services.

5 stars Richard H. 29 Mar 2018

Denny was an amazing guide and one of the best parts of our trip to Korea. We strongly recommend that you hire him. His English is very good, he is knowledgable and has a good sense of humor. He tailored a tour specifically for our family of 5 and we were all very happy with the tour! He also arranged to pick us up from our hotel and drive us to the airport. We strongly recommend you hire him.

5 stars Annie B. 09 Dec 2017

Denny was an excellent tour guide during our recent trip to Seoul. He was very patient and accommodating to our needs. He was always on time and never rushed us. We had a great time in Seoul thanks to Denny!

5 stars Brian H. 18 Oct 2017

Great guy and very accommodating. Speaks English very well and has tons of knowledge about the city and various sites. Highly recommend booking him for a full day tour.

5 stars Kate R. 06 Oct 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide.

5 stars Ruth M. 14 Sep 2017

Denny Yu is unexceptionally talented tour guide. He is so knowledgeable in the history of South Korea and is so patient and pleasant all of the time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in South Korea because of Denny.

5 stars Dale H. 07 Sep 2017

Denny - highly recommended

Pleasant personality, attention to detail -total commitment to client needs and requirements-prompt attendance with clean vehicle and safe driving - tenacity in satisfying clients expectations - excellent knowledge of history and culture thank you for a great experience in South Korea

5 stars Lisa Z. 11 Jul 2017

Great knowledge of the area. Very good English.

I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.

5 stars SHAJU J. 28 Jun 2017

Denny is a great guide with a wealth of knowledge and speaks English well which makes it easier for us to understand.Paid attention to every detail to make sure we are comfortable with everything including food and chooses the best and affordable restaurants and shopping malls and we were able to attend many shows in seoul due to his excellent planning and time management skills, but still he does not rush you.He is very sincere,trustworthy and honest.Thanks Denny for all your wonderful help.

5 stars Nerissa G. 09 Jun 2017

We had a very good and safe trip to Korea with the help of our tour guide, Denny. He made an extra mile to satisfy our requests and even made recommendations on how we could better enjoy our trip considering that we have seniors with us. It was easy communicating with him, he was always on time and was very patient as well. We are definitely recommending him to be your touring guide too!! Thanks again Denny :)

5 stars Tan P. 02 Jun 2017

Denny Yu provides excellent world class services. He is a pleasant tour guide to relate to. Other than being professional in his approach, he is helpful, considerate and patience .

I will strongly recommend him to all my singaporean contact that he should be the first choice & first consideration for Korea visit.

5 stars Cleo B. G. 17 Apr 2017

We were lucky to have Denny as our guide in Korea. He proved to be very efficient in everything. He was very accommodating and flexible when it comes to last minute requests :) We really appreciate all his suggestions to maximize our time and we really enjoyed the authentic Korean dishes he let us try. Our time in Korea was a memorable one, and we owe it to him. Highly recommended!

5 stars Fern L. 12 Apr 2017

Denny is an excellent tour guide who is very accommodating, knowledgeable on Korea and speaks very fluent English. It was such a blessing that I managed to find and engage his services as I had a very challenging group (8 Adults with elderly and 3 toddler-age children). His excellent service made it very enjoyable for us in exploring Seoul and its surroundings. I highly recommend Denny as your tour guide if you are looking for a reasonably priced, customized tour by a good host.

5 stars Sharon T. 07 Apr 2017

Denny is great and passionate. His readiness in showing us around made us enjoyed in our 1 day tour with him. We were travelling with my elderly parents, and he will ensue we all were good at places with least people at the sites. He has never rush us, and was flexible with the time. I will definitely recommend him.

Thanks Denny.

We all miss Seoul ....

5 stars Alan F. 18 Feb 2017

Excellent day with Denny doing the Incheon to Seoul tour. Very personable with the benefit of a wifi equipped van. Highly recommend.

5 stars Bruce B. 09 Jan 2017

The 3 of us had a wonderful experience with Denny as our guide in and around Seoul for 4 days. We had originally booked 3 days but enjoyed being with him so much we added a fourth. He is friendly, fun and very knowledgeable. His English is excellent. We learned a great deal about Korea, past and present, had great lunches, and saw interesting sites. We recommend Denny with enthusiasm!

5 stars Joyce O. 18 Dec 2016

We booked Denny as our private tour guide for 4 days and we travelled in a group of 10 person which include 4 young children and 2 senior citizens, his car is spacious to accommodate all of us. He is polite, helpful, thoughtful and can speak good English. Would recommend and use him again!

5 stars Angelica D. 16 Nov 2016

Denny was a wonderful guide for our Seoul City Tour. He was on time and his van made the tour comfortable for all of us as we brave the cold temperature in Seoul that day. He is not one of those tour guides who just accompany you from one place to another. He makes sure to explain the history and important facts on each place we visit. We learned a lot about South Korea's history as well as their culture in a span of 8 hours. Thank you so much Denny!

5 stars Hubert D. K. 04 Nov 2016

Denny showed out as a very reliable, best informed, friendly guide. Speaks a very good english, knows about korean life, places to go, where to eat and is Patient with his guests.

We enyoied his Service so much and recommend him 100 percent.

Great value for the money.

By the way he is even a safe Driver with a good car.

Best choice ever !

5 stars Jane N. 31 Oct 2016

My sisters and I enjoyed the tour with Denny on 31 October to Mt.Seoraksan. He is a reliable and honest tour guide. Very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide in Seoul. I would highly recommend Denny as a tour guide if you visit Seoul.

Thank you Denny !!!!

Jane & Sisters

5 stars Iris G. 14 Oct 2016

Prompt, professional, witty. Speaks excellent English. Never a dull moment with Denny! Flexible with arrangements too. Our first time in Korea was made wonderful with Denny as our guide!

5 stars Kathrin R. H. 06 Oct 2016

The tailor-made trip of 7 days with Denny Yu was a big success. We recommend him warmly. His suggestions and our wishes matched 100%.He is a very friendly, helpfull and interessted guide. He has a big knowledge in history, culture, buddhisme, social life. He showed us interessting places, was allways very well prepared for all sights. He showed us local markets, tea plantation, buddhist tempelsites. Thanks to him we got a multifaceted perspective. He is a very save driver and well organized.

5 stars patrick C. 29 Aug 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our Seoul experience with Danny ..Very well spoken ,eager to please, friendly and is passionate about Korea.We are over the hill in age but climbing in happiness. Mahalo Danny for a fun filled excursion from the oldies from Hawaii!!

5 stars Abdullatif A. 09 Aug 2016

It was excellent experience as our guide is very professional and he managed to show us what we need as we got more than the value of our many and we really enjoyed our time with Denny

5 stars Mindy W. 14 Jun 2016

We enjoyed ourselves very much based on Mr Yu's proposed itinerary and kind arrangement and services. Mr Yu is being very responsive towards our needs as and when. We are very grateful to his kind arrangement and suggestion on our itinerary. Mr Yu has fulfilled our needs and ensure we could enjoy most places without worries. Highly recommended him to anyone!

5 stars Fabricio S. 31 May 2016

The guide was very helpful, local history expert, complied with the times. It was an excellent choice and would recommend for all.

5 stars b E. 16 May 2016

denny was great.he was knowledgeable personable and went to great lengths to satisfy our wishes. i recommend him highly.

5 stars JOSEPH R. R. 15 May 2016

My wife and I did enjoy Denny's company the whole day. He was so punctual and accommodating to all our request during the activity. We will surely get his service again and recommend him to our friends.

5 stars Kay M. 14 Apr 2016

Terrific Korean tour guide, Denny took us on a customised day tour around Seoul. He spoke good English. He was flexible with the scheduling as sometimes we liked to linger on shops or place without moving to the next spot. But he was good, he would politely remind us of the planned activities and time frame.

There was still Cherry Blossom in April, so Denny suggested Nan Shan, which was great! We also went to new "it" shopping place, a Palace, Bukchon village, and we a traditional teahouse.

5 stars Anthony C. 20 Mar 2016

My wife and I spent 7 days with Denny while in Seoul. He was terrific. We appreciated his knowledge about the culture. He was always on time and very flexible to make sure we had the experience that we were seeking.

5 stars Joanelle L. 02 Mar 2016

We had a terrific day in Seoul because we had a superb guide named Denny Yu.

5 stars David A. 30 Jan 2016

Denny Yu customized our itinerary for the short day we had in Seoul to our interests and kept us moving through the day to maximize our time. Excellent English, van was clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend him.

5 stars Tina P. 21 Nov 2015

Denny was excellent, he picked the right spots to see at the right time of day, was very insightful and knowledgeable, and showed us a lot in one day. He drove us around with a minivan and taking the car option was a good choice, as it allowed us to see more in one day. His English was very good. I would have no problems recommending him or using him again in the future. Thanks Denny!

5 stars Samir S. 15 Nov 2015

Denny provided our group of 7 with a customized tour in his large van which was simply outstanding. He whisked from our hotel at the Ritz and mind you we are large Americans and were comfortable all around the entire day. If you are a group, you will benefit from the express lane access he was so no traffic issues going outside of Seoul (highly recommended.) Denny is a great guide and will call upon him again in the future. You will not be disappointed.

5 stars Alice R. 04 Nov 2015

Denny drove us (7 of us) in his minivan to tour around Busan, Jirisan, Naejangsan, Suwon and Seoul last week. We found him extremely reliable, honest and conscientious. With a tight schedule, we managed to cover a lot of attractions even though we were slow. He took us to local markets and restaurants where we had authentic Korean food at a real bargain. He ensured that we would not be ripped off by vendors in the seafood market. Most importantly, he is a safe driver. Highly recommended !

5 stars Sumith J. 12 Oct 2015

I had the pleasure of having Denny as my guide. He took me around in his mini van and we covered a lot of ground in 8hrs. If you like to experience Seoul through the eyes of a local Denny is your man. I like Korean food and Denny's suggestion for lunch was amazing. He was very flexible and was smart with his choices and timing which helped me avoid crowds.

5 stars GLENN A. 09 Oct 2015

Very Professional and cool guy! Highly recommended.

5 stars Karin H. 02 Sep 2015

Very competent, experienced, reliable and precise. Will adjust to any reasonable request, modifying the schedule when necessary. We can recommend Denny Yu highly and will call on him when we will be in Korea again. He is totally dedicated to his job. Since he has travelled to many countries, he is able to compare and point to many details not apparent to the average guide. We enjoyed his services no end!

5 stars Karl R. 06 Jan 2015

Denny was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Great email communications before we started and responded quickly.

5 stars Shie L. 21 Nov 2014

We booked Denny for a regional tour in South Korea in Nov 2014. Denny is professional, patient and accommodating. We planned a hectic tour and Denny assisted us in accomplishing our feat. Denny is very good with kids and the elderly too. Bravo to Denny and we would definitely hire Denny again on our next trip back to South Korea.

5 stars Robert A. E. B. 10 Oct 2014

Could not do tour due to ship did not dock due to weather

5 stars cecilia L. 09 Sep 2014

Helpful, knowledgable and polite!!! Thanks for the memorable trip in Korea!

5 stars Adikelana A. 15 May 2014

Denny is very knowledgable of seoul, he took us around to popular places as well special request and creative.

Denny is very helpful and polite.

I would recommend him anyone.

Thank you denny for the memorable visit of seoul, especially the special visit to the organic strawberry farm outside of seoul.

My wife and I will always remember the chicken ginseng lunch you arranged.

5 stars Michele L. 31 Jan 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day-long tour with Denny Yu. He is knowledgeable, personable and accommodating, and we learned a great deal from him about Seoul and its history. His car was comfortable and clean and he is a very capable driver. We would definitely recommend him as a guide, but anyone who hires him must be willing to walk quickly - because he is fast! Thank you, Denny for a great day.

5 stars Edvie E. 08 Jan 2014

I have to commend Mr. Yu for his dedication to his job. He went out of his way to accommodate me in my transit tour. I arrived at 4am and he was there waiting for me at the airport. Despite the fact that most tourist attractions were still closed when we got to Seoul, he made sure that I will still get my money's worth. He definitely planned ahead and made sure I will not miss my flight back to the US. I had the best 4 hours in Seoul!

5 stars Amelia L. 24 Dec 2013

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We had an excellent one-day tour of Seoul with Denny. He was extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable. His vehicle was impeccable and he was thoughtful enough to bring along snacks for the kids. We felt most relaxed throughout the tour as Denny had taken care of all the details - timing, parking, dealing with traffic - allowing us to fully enjoy the sights. He shared an insider's perspective of Seoul and Korea that was very valuable to our learning experience.

5 stars Marilyn V. R. 15 Oct 2013

Denny was an outstanding tour guide with a good command of English.. In one day, he showed me the highlights of Seoul and explained history and customs of his country. He was thoughtful, wlell-informed, and took into consideration my interests in planning a wonderful day. I'd highly recommend him

5 stars Steve C. 10 Oct 2013

First of all, I wanted to thanks denny for making my parent & aunt+uncle trip a success. I booked denny for their first Free & Easy trip in seoul. My parent in their late 50s. i am actually q worried.

Denny take good care of them and make sure they will find their way even thought is already out of the supposed guide hours. Bring them to the local delights and offer them for any helps they need. My mom wanna rate him a Star Tour Guide. Thanks denny for the trip!

5 stars Eleanor P. 12 Sep 2013

Denny was an excellent tour guide during our three day stay in Seoul. He is quite knowledgeable, quite detailed and very patient. He spoke good English. We will definitely use him again.

5 stars Augustine M. 16 Jun 2013

Denny Yu is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who made our private tour a wonderful experience ! We look forward to meeting him on our future trips to Korea ! Denny, thank you very much !

5 stars Me M. C. 20 May 2013

5 stars ivy D. G. 23 Apr 2013

very helpful and nice!

5 stars John A. 22 Mar 2013

Very friendly and knowledgeable, very nice car, saw everything we wanted to see and more, on Denny's suggestion, including a very good local lunch. Would highly recommend him.

5 stars Nancy Z. 31 Jan 2013

Denny was wonderful. We had a long layover in Seoul and he was there to meet us at the airport and showed us as much of Seoul as we had time for. The only problem was not his fault. It was quite awkward to have to communicate with him through Viator. Once we had hired him it would have been good to be in touch directly. Both he and I seemed to miss some of the communication.

5 stars Emma W. 07 Sep 2012

I totally recommend Denny!!

He is very nice, he took us to the places we wanted to go. He was willing to take us wherever we wanted to go and he didn't have any time limitation. He explained us a lot of things and was able to answer all our questions.

I only had a couple of hours to visit Seoul, so if I have the opportunity to visit Seoul again and would need a tour guide, I will definitely hire him again.

5 stars Steve K. 06 Sep 2012

I hired Denny for two days and we covered all the stops on my itinerary. He was flexible in our schedule and was quite knowledgeable about the city and its sights.

5 stars Christian V. 10 Jul 2012

Very professional guiding. I could see the most of Seoul in that tour. Yu was able to adapt his tour to my wills. He also accepted to be payed by Paypal though he was not registered so far. This allowed me to pay him with my favorite payment system.

I would definitely recommand Yu for a Seoul tour.

5 stars Dave A. 01 Jul 2012

Denny did an excellent job with the tour. He met me at my hotel promptly and began the tour. He is extremely knowledgeable of the history and dates for the sites we saw, temples, palaces, and villages.mhebfoung a traditional Korean restaurant and was kind enough to drop me at the airport. Very kind, courteous, and professional.

4 stars Esther P. 30 Mar 2017

Danny is very patient and caring. He showed us places that we really like to see. Our group enjoyed the two days with him.

4 stars Adelin T. 02 Aug 2016

Dennis was a very helpful tour guide who gave good advice on local culture, restaurant and shopping recommendations and drove us to places which were decided last minute. He spoke good English and helped us to translate too! A highly recommended tour guide to those who are visiting Seoul, South Korea. Many thanks, Dennis! :-)

4 stars Y K. S. 14 Mar 2016

hi all,

This is mine 2nd reviews on this viator website guides,this guide Denny and his helpfulness and willing to accommodate all our requests really make mine our day and i will surely recommend any my friends or family who is travelling to seoul for holiday.



4 stars MILLICENT O. 14 Jun 2014

4 stars Kristine D. 30 May 2014

My family and I had fun touring S.Korea with Dennys help. He was so nice to give us tips. Good english too.

4 stars Joo M. O. 08 May 2013

Denny is an experience and reliable tour guide. He has been very attentive and flexible with us -family with kids! Enjoy time with him , relax yet fruitful trip!

Will definitely recommend to friends back in home country. Thanks Denny!

4 stars gricia G. 03 Oct 2012

Denny is such a nice and very heplful person. He guided me and my friend for 2 days + half day to Nami Island. We also rent his car so it would be more convinient to us to reach places that quite far.

He speaks english very well and recommend some great places to us including the flea market that rarely visited by tourists =)

I recommend you to pick Denny for sure! And if my family or friends want to go to Korea i definitely suggest Denny =))

3 stars valerie T. 03 Jan 2014

My family and I would highly recommend Denny. We are a large group with 2 kids and Denny was very helpful in ensuring everything is managed in the best way for us. He is a very experienced guide and has brought us to try the local dishes.

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