Jessie(Yeonju) Lee Private tour guide in Seoul - Korea (South)

Jessie(Yeonju) Lee

Guide profile:

Tour with Jessie!

Hello! I am a certified tourguide with fluent English, knowledge and enthusiasm to share Korean people's past, present and future. I specialize in fulfilling customized tour(private tour) requests and delivering the hidden stories of Seoul, not only as a tour guide but also as a local who loves to share the atmosphere of this vibrant city and its story.

Please Join me in exploring Korea from its antiquity to the present!

* female tourguide, private tourguide

* guide prive francophone seoul, coree du sud

* Tour Guide Experience

Shore Excursions - Volendam, Seabourn Sojourn, Millenium, Nautica, Amsterdam, EUROPA, etc

Apr/2017 - Korea Cruise Travel Mart FAM tour organized by KTO(Korea Tourism Org. )

Apr/2016 - Lecture on Korea culture for Hyundai Construction and Engineering Global Talent program

from Feb/2016 - Yonsei University Exchange Student culture tour-DMZ

Oct/2015 - OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015 World Science and Technology VIP Tour

May/2015 - 10th International Freight Conference Tour

Apr/2015 - World Water Forum Technical Tour

* Interpreter Experience -

Apr/2017 - Korea Cruise Travel Mart

Nov/2015 - Global Infrastructure Cooperation Conference Liaison for the Minister of Ministry of Urban Development and Housing/Ethiopia.

Oct/2015 - KOTRA Foreign Investment Week Interpreter for an European company considering investment in Korea.

* Other Work Experience -

May/2003~Oct/2014 - Operation team lead at Sun Microsystems/Oracle Corp.

* Training

Dec/2015 - Premium Tour Guide(M.I.C.E.) Training by Korea Tourism Organization

Nov/2015 - History and Culture refresher training by Korea Tourism Organization

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Martin N.

We had a wonderful tour with Jessie. She is an absolute professional and at the same time really, really nice. Perfect, thanks!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

* Culture & History tour, Hiking Tour, Out of Seoul, Shore Excursion

* Business assistant/Market research/Interpretation

Unesco World Cultural Heritage Sites

- Chagndeokgung Palace & Rear Garden (politics and life of people in the palace)

- Jongmyo Shrine (where Royal Spirits are honored)

- Joseon Royal Tombs (in the middle of Gangnam, don't expect Psy's Gangnam Style here^^ )

- Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (King Jeongjo, the visionary leadership of Joseon Dynasty)

- Namhansanseong Fortress (Qing's Invasion & King Injo's humiliating surrender to Qing )

- Gyeongju Historic Areas (Shilla Dynasty & its people)

*Life Style of Koreans / Local experience

- Bukchon Hanok Conservation Area & Samcheongdong

- Gangnam Walking Tour (Joseon Royal Tomb, Bongeunsa Temple, trendy street)

- Markets (Namdaemun Market, Gwangjang Market, Noryangjin Fishmarket)

- bus ride to Mt. Namsan

- eat like a local in my neighborhood (Korean BBQ-best beef in town, pork backbone stew, eel BBQ, pubs with locally brewed beer, and many more)

- bicycle along the Han River

- picnic at river bank with chicken & beer & beautiful sunset

Transportation by tour guide:

walking + public transportation(fast & convenient, above all new experience for you)

private vehicle can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Early Bird Walking Tour - starts at 7AM! Price Per Group 280.00 USD
Full Day Walking Tour Price Per Group 10.00 USD
Shore Excursion DMZ/Seoul-SM Price Per Group 800.00 USD
Tour for Annette Price Per Group 1200.00 USD
Tour for Michael-1.5 day walking tour for Feb/8&9 Price Per Group 400.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

culinary & cooking


museum & artifacts

hiking (Bukhansan/small peaks in Seoul/Seoraksan)

you can learn more about me on facebook - tourwithjessie.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Martin N. 07 Jan 2018

We had a wonderful tour with Jessie. She is an absolute professional and at the same time really, really nice. Perfect, thanks!

5 stars Anita S. 28 Aug 2017

I met a very lovely lady today, who gave me a most exceptional walking tour thru areas of Seoul. I can not compliment Christine Lee enough on her warmth and friendliness that immediately puts you at ease, and her knowledge regarding the history surrounding these areas is outstanding. She is a most professional and considerate guide, who cares very deeply that her guests thoroughly enjoy their day. I highly recommend Christine to anyone wishing to experience a truly lovely day in Seoul.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Anita, Thank you for the review! I am so glad that you had a great time with Christine and proud to represent her. Thank you!

5 stars stewart M. 07 Jun 2017

Jessie was an excellent guide.

A group of 12 of us stopping at Incheon on a cruise organized a tour of dmz and Seoul with Jessie and everyone was delighted. Jessie was easy to understand and was extremely helpful in answering all questions .From the original planning of the tour several months in advance to the actual tour itself she was prompt and willing to assist at all times with recommendations etc.. She was great company and very competent. I would strongly recommend her to anyone.

5 stars Annette E. 30 May 2017

Fun, organized,and energetic.Yeonju Lee was the perfect guide and made our trip a pleasure.

5 stars Heather R. 18 Nov 2016

Jessie was a consumate professional and more - felt like we were touring Seoul with an old friend. Her English is PERFECT! She had a great knowledge of the history of the palaces, temple, sites, and all of Seoul. She made sure we saw current local events too. Jessie was relaxed and happy to move at our pace - she arranged a lovely lunch for us. The day couldn't have gone better - look no further - book now!

5 stars Jack D. L. 01 Nov 2016

Jessie. She had done a fantastic job in captivating us with so much vivid info during our time-limited mini tour. Her knowledge, friendliness and professionalism made our visit to Seoul more enjoyable. Through her narration and visiting specified areas of the tour, it enhanced our education and made us appreciate more this unique Asian culture. Both my friend and I will recommend this tour to our relatives, friends and others who plan to visit Korea in the future.

5 stars Matthias N. 30 Oct 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day together with Jessie in Seoul. Her English is perfect, she is flexible and reacted promptly to my needs. Last but not least she is an open and sympathic person, so that time passed by very quick. If I come again to South Korea I definitely will ask her to guide me again.

5 stars Carol N. 28 Oct 2016

Jessie is the best! Knowledgeable, experienced and super friendly. We had a wonderful time! Jessie organized 4 trips for us - DMZ, Busan and 2 days in Seoul. We covered so many sights in such a short amount of time. She arranged our tour based on what we wanted to see and took us to local places to eat. I was most impressed by the care she took in making sure we were okay - whether it be escorting us onto our train or waiting for our show to end and escorting us back to our hotel. Thx Jessie

5 stars Bridget D. 10 Oct 2016

Jessie was a wonderful guide through Seoul. She was attentive and exceptionally knowledgeable to the history. She presents areas of the city in a fun and informed way with genuine appreciation. She was a delight to work with in coordinating our entire trip through S. Korea and made it the best vacation it could have possibly been. My appreciation cannot be expressed enough; the trip was fantastic!

5 stars Deborah F. 09 Apr 2016

Our tour with Jessie was the best we've had since our arrival. Jessie's language skills and her knowledge of history were the best. It was a long day but well worth it to see Seoul and the DMZ. She made us feel comfortable and welcome. She made our visit to Korea memorable.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much for a review. This will be a good reference for customers looking for shore excursion from Incheon port.

5 stars Debbie M. 01 Apr 2016

Jessie is a very experienced, and professional tour guide. She not only organized a wonderful tour of Seoul, but also found us very knowledgeable guides and tours for GyeongJu and Jeju Island. Jessie has much knowledge of the history of Korea and all the sights, and also knows all the great shopping spots! Jessie's English is fantastic and easy to understand. I highly recommend Jessie to anyone who wants to tour Korea!

5 stars Valerie R. 24 Mar 2016

We recommend Jessie very highly. We chose an intense history and architecture-focused walking tour of the royal palaces and secret garden, and in a concise and clear way she put everything in context and helped us learn and understand a great deal. She has a wonderful sense of humor, is easy-going and fun, and her English skills are excellent. She has deep experience in Seoul and can custom design a tour to individual needs, be it markets or culture or food - truly a five-star experience.

5 stars Jodie E. 06 Feb 2016

Jessie was a fantastic tour guide - very knowledgeable, energetic, helpful and fun to be with. Her English is very good, she was always considerate and pleasant, and happy to help in any way. My time in Seoul at Lunar New Year was much enhanced by having Jessie as a guide and I felt so much more relaxed getting about Seoul after a day spent being guided by her. Jessie also rang places to check for me if they would be open for the rest of the time I was in Seoul. Thanks so much Jessie

5 stars Steven Y. 05 Oct 2015

If I had to describe my tour experience with Jessie Lee with one word, that word would be amazing. Her enthusiasm and energy were infectious, in her quest to satisfy our tour goals. Through her, I saw things that no ordinary tour guide could have provided, like a tour of the Blue House Gardens and two live performances from my favorite K-Pop groups. Not only was she exceptionally knowledgeable of the historical sites that we visited, but when it came to restaurants, her picks were excellent.

5 stars Gadi K. 02 Oct 2015

We travel to Korea in September on a private trip.We found a great tour guide, speaking fluent English and very knowledgeable about Seoul and the history of the country. We had a city tour with her and another two days in the north east of the country. She gave us great advice for walking alone in Seoul and helped us in purchasing tickets for the show.

Highly recommended.

5 stars Rafi B. 24 Sep 2015

It was an excellent day with Jessie. Jessie's tour really helped us to understand the people of Korea and was an excellent introduction to Seoul.

5 stars Patrick B. 23 Aug 2015

Jessie was a fantastic guide. She included all of my food requests and planned an incredible itinerary. She was very knowledgeable about Korean history and very fluent in English. I can't say enough great things about Jessie. Amazingly, she made the city feel small as I became more proficient at getting around via bus and subway.

5 stars Diana J. 05 Jul 2015

Hi Jessie, I will never forget you and that great day you planned for me in Korea. Some day I want to go back with my family and hope to see you. If you ever come to

America, please know you have a friend in me. Thanks again!

5 stars Pat B. 17 Jun 2015

This was the best of the tours I have taken around the world. Saw temples, forts, museums, explored public transport, had great conversations about history, religion and politics, gender roles, families, and work, and had a really fun time hiking, biking and even trying archery. Jessie was an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable, considerate, flexible, and a creative programmer. I cannot recommend this tour too highly. Caveat: Seoul + environs very hilly with steps. Respect your knees

5 stars diana F. M. 03 Feb 2015

Beyond Amazing! Jessie made our trip to Korea. She is knowledgeable, professional and always has a smile on her face. I recommend her without hesitation.

5 stars Grace T. 11 Dec 2014

It was fantastic having Yeonju as our guide. Yeonju is articulate and fluent in English. She was also spontaneous and very thoughtful. She had considered what our requirements and preferences were. Another plus point in engaging Yeonju was that there were no unnecessary shopping or boring restaurants. Apart from the usual touristy stuff, we also explored the local transport network and had authentic meals at joints frequented by locals. We throughly enjoyed our trip to Seoul, thanks to Yeonju!

2 stars Stuart S. 06 May 2017

We did not have a good experience with Jessie. She spent a lot of time on her cell texting while we were with her. She walked ahead of us continually. She then flaked out on us on day 2 and sent us a different guide. With that said, she did get us to the various sites that were interesting on an efficient manner.

Tour guide testimonials

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Letters from travellers in group tours 16 Sep 2017 Download
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review of study tour on Korea's modern history 13 Oct 2016 Download
Family with teenagers 14 Mar 2016 Download
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Hilde J. 22 Oct 2015 Download
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D&Y 14 May 2015 Download
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Jason P. 26 Apr 2015 Download
UXUS 13 Feb 2015 Download
Sigalit B. 03 May 2014 Download

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