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Busan: Full-Day City Tour

1. Busan: Full-Day City Tour

Board a comfortable air-conditioned van or coach and head to the Taejongdae Cliff as you begin this full-day tour. Your guide will lead the way to the Danubi Train ride. The Danubi Train makes several stops for you to enjoy the best views of the magnificent rocky seaside cliff. Take in the full view of Songdo Beach from the 365-meter-long curved Songdo Skywalk. Through the glass-floored walking paths you’ll be able to look down to the blue ocean waters. Stop to enjoy lunch in the beautiful Songdo Market. Afterwards, continue to the colorful and quirky Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, before heading back to your departure point.

Busan: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

2. Busan: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

Your Busan sightseeing adventure departs from Jagalchi Market and heads off for a leisurely 90-minute cruise. Head up to the top deck of the 3-storey boat for the best views, then sit back and relax as you glide by some of Busan’s most iconic sights and attractions. During the 90-minute boat ride, admire panoramic views of the city’s skyline and marvel at a selection of Busan's landmarks such as Amnam Park. Other highlights of the boat tour include, Yeongdo Bridge, the most famous and historic bridge in Korea, and Kangkangee Culture Village, where local women in Korean war times utilized the shipping industry to support their families. As you sail through Busan, watch out for the colorful lighthouses dotted along the shore, and catch a glimpse of Saengdo Island, which is in the shape of a kettle. Enjoy breathtaking views across the magnificent cliffs of Taejongdae Park, before the boat turns around and heads back to the original departure point, where the tour ends.

From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

3. From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

Enjoy a pickup from the center of Busan city and start touring Gyeongju with a professional tour guide. Visit a total of four historical attractions which uncover all the secrets of this mysterious, historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.  Embark on a guided journey with a professional tour guide and capture the most recommended sights such as Yangdong Cultural Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site with traditional Korean houses. Admire the Seokguram Grotto, a UNESCO World Heritage temple site, and also the Bulguksa Temple where you can see the night view at the Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond.

Busan: Private Car Charter Customized City Tour

4. Busan: Private Car Charter Customized City Tour

Busan is a city with both a rich culture and great natural beauty. There are numerous historical, nature, and cultural sites spread all around the city. With this private vehicle, driver, and tour guide, you can craft a Busan experience that's perfect for you. Your driver and guide will pick you up at your accommodation and take you wherever you’d like to go on either a four-hour or six-hour private customized tour. Select either the guide-inclusive or driver-only option, depending on your preferences. If you are looking for great beach sites, try Haeundae and Gwangalli. For a history tour, the 14th-century seaside Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Gamcheon Culture Village, and Yongdusan Park are great places to visit. There are also a myriad scenic lookout points which provide sweeping views of the area, including the Busan Tower, Taejongdae Nature Park, and Oryukdo Skywalk. Your driver will take you anywhere you want to go, and, at the end of your perfect day, take you back to your accommodation.

Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

5. Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

Start your night tour with a romantic cruise along the coastal side of Busan. See the lights sparkling on the city's landmarks along the Haeundae Beach. Admire breathtaking landmarks such as Nurimaru APEC House on Dongbaek Island, Centum City, Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Korea's largest marine bridge), the unique scenery of Igidae Park, Oryukdo Island, the rocky coastline and forests of Taejongdae, Busandaegyo Bridge, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Next, head over to the panoramic viewpoint at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, located in the heart of Busan. It is the 2nd-highest mountain within the city and is the perfect spot to take amazing snapshots of the city's night skyline. Then, visit the Busan Cinema Centre where endless light patterns and visuals are projected across the whole building. Here, you can experience the contemporary side of the city which is considered as the heart of the film industry in Korea. Finally, take a walk around the neighborhood before enjoying a comfortable ride back to your accommodation. Within a few days after the tour, you will receive photos of your tour date so you can remember all of these unforgettable memories.

South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

6. South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to South Korea hassle-free with the convenience of an eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in South Korea or upgrade to include access in 9 additional countries, including Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code and ensure that you have access to all of your essential apps during your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. For eSIM remaining data balance check, please contact our technical team via WhatsApp/Line/Telegram at number in your GYG voucher after purchase. Detailed data usage is based on the backend data of the telecommunications company and the network speeds may vary in remote areas. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name) info: plan for South Korea only: internet plan for 10 Countries: ctm-mobile Local operator: SKT

Busan: Small-Group Traditional Korean Food Cooking Class

7. Busan: Small-Group Traditional Korean Food Cooking Class

Take part in a traditional Korean cooking class and learn how to cook authentic local dishes. Discover what makes Korean cuisine so unique and delicious by tasting sauces and cooking alongside an experienced chef. Enjoy your self-prepared meal at the end of the class and get a taste of a Korean dessert. Experience Korean cooking class near the beautiful Haeundae beach of Busan. Experience to cook authentic homemade traditional Korean Local dishes with fresh local seasonal ingredients and have it on Bapsang which is traditional personal dining table. Arrive at a small-group cooking class and start off with a welcome drink. The chef will then explain the ingredients and let you taste Korean sauces. Then it is your time to polish your cooking skills by following easy instructions. If you are a vegan, please notify in advance so proper ingredients can be prepared. Put your cooked food on Bapsang, a small dining table, and taste it! It will be followed by a tea and Korean dessert tasting. You will be given the recipe, a certificate, and a surprise gift to remember this special moment.

From Busan: Day Trip to Oedo Island or Tongyeong

8. From Busan: Day Trip to Oedo Island or Tongyeong

Choose one of two day trip options from Busan. Select the day trip to Oedo to explore its beautiful botanical gardens and connect with nature. For a more adventurous day trip, choose the Tonhyeong option, which includes a ride on Korea's longest cable car and tobogganing at Skyline Luge.  For the Oedo option, meet your tour guide at the meeting point and start your journey to Oedo Island. You will first visit Windy Hill at Geoje Island, where you can enjoy the amazing view from the top of the hill, with a classic windmill. Afterwards, take the ferry to Oedo Island from Janseongpo ferry terminal. Upon the guide's recommendation, you can enjoy your lunch here as well. When you arrive, your guide will give you a brief explanation of the geography and history of the island. Enjoy some free time to visit each part of the island, take photos, and enjoy the aromas coming from various flowers and plants. After that, will visit the Maemi castle where is an incredible photo spot and you can see the magnificent views out over the sea. Leaving the island at around 5:00 PM, you will arrive back in Busan between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM. For the Tongyeong option, you will arrive at Tongyeong after an approximately 2-hour drive. Visit Joongang Market, the central market, and Donpirang Village which is filled with interesting murals. Enjoy free time to explore the area, take photos, and go to restaurants recommended by your guide for local food. Tongyeong is known for its fresh seafood and traditional Korean dishes. After the market and village visit, will visit the Yi Sun-Sin Park where you can find the bronze statue of great Admiral Yi Sun-sin. You can find the history and stories of the Admiral. Also, you can walk along the trail along the beautiful coastlines. Last but not least, there are two of the most exciting activities of Tongyeong are waiting for you. You will first ride the longest cable car in Korea, and then toboggan down Skyline Luge. See the views of the sea from the cable car and try Skyline Luge for a unique adventurous experience in Korea. Leaving Tongyeong at around 5:00 PM, it will take around 2 hours to return to Busan.

Premium Photography Tour: Sky Walk, Fish Market, Observatory

9. Premium Photography Tour: Sky Walk, Fish Market, Observatory

After pick-up from your hotel, visit Songdo Sky Walk, a long, curving ocean trail that lets you enjoy the ocean view without getting wet. Venture out on to the viewing platform stretching out into the water so you can take pictures of the amazing coastline. After the walk along the sea, you will have a chance to take creative pictures to share on your social media at Gamcheon Culture Village, nicknamed the "Machu Picchu of Busan" with various graffiti, decorations, and sculptures. You will then continue on to Yondusan Park which contains the most popular mountain in Busan. Learn how the mountain got its name and how this mountain relates to the long history of Korea and the Korean War. Before the next stop, your guide will take you to a local restaurant for a chance to try popular Busan food. Then, explore BIFF (Busan International Film Festival) Square and Gukjet Market with lots of street food and stalls where you can observe the hustle and bustle of local Busan natives' lives. Jagalchi Fish Market will also give you a feel for Busan's unique fish market - this market is an iconic marker of the city of Busan. The tour will take you to Yeongdo Bridge, where you can see the bridge lifting up on one side to make way for large vessels. Your next stop will be Samwang Temple where the famous lantern festival is held, named a must-see temple by CNN. End your journey at Mount Hwangnyeongsan Observatory to enjoy an overview of the beautiful city of Busan.

Premium Photography Tour: Temple, Camellias Island & More

10. Premium Photography Tour: Temple, Camellias Island & More

Start your tour with hotel pick-up and head to Dalmaji Road, a small walkway on the corner of Songjeong beach with beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees. You will fall in love with the landscape of blue sea, sandy seashore, and clear sky. Next, visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, which is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers the rare find of a temple along the shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. The temple was first built in 1376 in the Koryeo Dynasty - see how many huge Buddhist statues you can spot! After the temple visit, take a walk at Haeundae Beach, the most famous beach in Korea where young people come to have fun and enjoy their summer vacation. After a nice local lunch of traditional Busan food, head off to Dogbaek Island, which is named after its blooming Camellias. You simply need to follow the walking path to enjoy all the picturesque spots of the island to take photos to share with your friends! You will also walk on the shoreline of Busan via the Oryukdo Sky Walk. If you are interested in Korean history, you can learn a little bit more about Korean War at UN Memorial with your guide's thorough explanation about its story. To experience the bustle of the city, you will be taken to Busan Cinema Center and Centum City Department Store to do local shopping, mingle with the people, and experience what it's like to live as a local of the city of Busan.

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What people are saying about Busan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 244 reviews

I loved it. It is the best way to visit places, which would be difficult to do in other ways such as Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. But above all, I liked it because our guide David is very nice and outgoing and made everyone feel comfortable and have fun. He also explains very well and his English is good. It's a tiring tour, but entertaining.

The trip went very smoothly, David was very nice and was very knowledgeable. We were able to visit all the places listed, and add an extra sightseeing at the famous tombs of Gyeongju ! We would recommend 100%.

I had a most unforgettable experience. The views were exhilarating but the person who made it special was my guide, Paul. He was efficient. There were no delays. The tour was smooth and informative too.

Tour guide is very nice , Hope have more knowledge about Koreans history and Hope can speak clearly English language

We had the best guide and dtiver. Loved every moment. Excellent tour. I really recommend it!