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Busan: Full-Day City Tour

1. Busan: Full-Day City Tour

Board a comfortable air-conditioned van and head to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple as you begin this full-day tour. After that, discover the lush green landscapes of Taejongdae Park. Ride the Danubi Train which makes several stops for you to admire views of the magnificent rocky seaside cliffs. If the Taejongdae Danubi Train is not running, you can head to other suggested attractions by tour guide instead. Take a break for lunch in the Taejongdae area. Next, visit the Songdo Skywalk and enjoy its amazing panoramic view of the surrounding area and sections with a clear glass floor. Step out and feel the sensation of walking on top of the ocean. You can also choose to take the Songdo Cable car and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and coastline. Cable Car fee is not included but you can pay on-site for this extra experience. Afterward, continue to the colorful and quirky Gamcheon Culture Village before heading back to your departure point.

Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage or Autumn Foliage Tour

2. Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage or Autumn Foliage Tour

Take a day trip from Busan to explore Gyeongju with a professional tour guide. Visit 4 historical attractions and uncover all the secrets of this mysterious, historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.  Embark on a guided journey to the coastal city of Gyeongju with a tour guide. See the culture of the Joseon dynasty on display at Yangdong Cultural Village. Admire traditional Korean houses at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire Bulguksa, a Buddhist temple complex that comprises a series of wooden buildings on raised stone terraces. Visit the Daereungwon to see the Silla Dynasty Royal tombs. Next to Daereungwon, there is the famous Hwangridan Street, which introduces the modern face of Gyeongju with various street food and trendy cafes. Admire the night view of the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond which was part of the palace complex of ancient Silla. For the one who travel in autumn, a season that paints this historic city in a palette of fiery reds, brilliant oranges, and golden yellows, do not miss out the autumn foliage tour option from late Oct to mid-Nov , just for the incredible fall colors. Our autumn foliage tour will visit the Bomun Tourist Complex, an emblem of serenity and natural beauty. As autumn leaves adorn the picturesque lake and gardens, it's an ideal location to embrace both nature's grandeur and the tranquility that comes with it. The tour will then continue to the Gyeongju Eastern Historic Site Area. This UNESCO World Heritage site becomes even more enchanting during fall.But more than just sights, Gyeongju in autumn offers an atmosphere, a feeling. The rustling leaves beneath your feet, the stories echoing through centuries-old structures, and the crisp air filled with whispers of the past. Join us and be a part of this unforgettable journey through time and nature. Experience Gyeongju's autumn like never before!

Gyeongju: UNESCO Heritage Tour Including Bulguksa Temple

3. Gyeongju: UNESCO Heritage Tour Including Bulguksa Temple

See the unique city of Gyeonju on this 8-hour small group tour. Begin at the Cheomseongdae Observatory, the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asian. Next, visit Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond, which was a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. Tour through Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village and the Daereungwon Tomb Complex before stopping for lunch. Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Bulguk Temple, which represents the Buddhist utopia in the terrestrial world, and the Seokgurum Grotto, a hermitage and part of the Bulguksa temple complex. End the day with transportation back to the meeting point, along with amazing memories to look back on.

From Seoul: 5D4N All Over Korea, UNESCO, Culture & Nature

4. From Seoul: 5D4N All Over Korea, UNESCO, Culture & Nature

Embark on an unforgettable 5-day journey through Korea's rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. Departing from Seoul's Gwanghwamun, your adventure begins in Gongju, where you'll explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Tomb of King Muryeong and Gongsanseong Fortress. Then, immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture in Jeonju, staying near the charming Hanok Village. Day two takes you to Gwangju, the birthplace of Korea's modern democratic movement. Pay your respects at the May 18th National Cemetery before heading to Suncheon to visit the stunning Suncheon Bay Garden. The day concludes in the port city of Yeosu, where you'll walk the historic path of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. On the third day, you'll visit the Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Then, it's off to Busan, where you'll explore the city's largest seafood market, Jagalchi Fish Market, and take in the views at Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Park. The day ends in Gyeongju, where you'll check into your hotel. Day four is filled with UNESCO sites. Start with the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, then head to Andong Hahoe Village, a living museum of Joseon Dynasty architecture and culture. The day concludes in Pyeongchang, where you'll check into your hotel for some leisure time. The final day of your tour takes you to Mt. Seorak National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District. Marvel at the jade-like water flowing through the valleys and the peaks breaking through the clouds. Optionally, take a cable car to Gwongeumseong fortress for an even more spectacular view. The tour concludes with a transfer back to Seoul. This tour is a perfect blend of history, culture, and nature, offering a comprehensive and immersive Korean experience. Book now and create memories that will last a lifetime! Full itinerary as below:Day1: Donghwa Duty-Free Shop Building, Gwanghwamun, Seoul→ Depart to Gongju / Visit The Tomb of King Muryeong (UNESCO)→ Gongsanseong Fortress (UNESCO)→ Depart to Jeonju→ Hotel check-in,close by Jeonju Hanok Village Hotel: Jeonju Ramada hotel or similar Day2: Breakfast at hotel → Transfer to Gwangju, birthplace of Korea's democratic movement→ Visit May 18th National Cemetery → Suncheon Bay Garden→ Yeosu and Historic Site of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s Path→ Hotel check-in Hotel: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Yeosu or similar Day3: Breakfast at hotel → Jinjuseong Fortress – Chokseoknu edifice→ Move to Busan→ Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan’s largest seafood market→ Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Park Tour→ Gyeongju→ Hotel check-in Hotel: Gyeongju Commodore Hotel or similar Day4: Breakfast at hotel → Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO), visit the beautiful temple and heritage→ Bulguksa Temple(UNESCO) → Andong Hahoe Folk Village(UNESCO), preserved Joseon Dynasty's ancient housing (Visit by Queen Elizabeth II)→ Pyeongchang → Hotel check-in Hotel: Ramada Hotel PyeongChang or similar Day5: Breakfast at hotel → Pyeongchang→ Mt. Seorak National Park (UNESCO), Korea's most famous national park (Could be skipped in OCT)→ Biosphere Preservation District → Cable car to Gwongeumseong Fortress (Optional for Shinheungsa temple)→ Gwanghwamun, Seoul at 17:00 PM

Busan's Best: Sea Temples, Yacht Tour & Gamcheon Village

5. Busan's Best: Sea Temples, Yacht Tour & Gamcheon Village

Dive deep into Busan's captivating blend of tradition and coastline. Experience the city's heartbeat through a tour that seamlessly melds nature, spirituality, and thrill. Kick off with the iconic Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, perched by the sea. Let the spiritual vibes and oceanic panoramas envelop you, as waves serenade your soul. Indulge in a gastronomic journey at Gwanganli Beach. Choose from a plethora of eateries, each offering a taste of Busan against a backdrop of sparkling waters. Elevate your adventure aboard a luxurious yacht on Suyeong Bay. Revel in Busan's skyline, witnessing the city's grandeur from the sea. End your day amidst the hues of Gamcheon Culture Village. Traverse its vivid lanes, where art and history dance together, echoing Busan's timeless tales. Embrace Busan with us. Every moment promises a memory, every sight a story. Join and etch Busan's essence in your heart forever.

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4.8 / 5

based on 113 reviews

What a wonderful excursion we had with Mira! Great way to see the coastline and get a taste of Busan on our first day. Mira gave us background on each place we visited, was super friendly, took lots of pictures for us ( & Ray did too!), showed us her favorite place to eat and made sure everyone was safe & no one left behind. Highly recommend this booking!

Dongsook was an amazing guide with her enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge on the history during the tour. Also, shoutout to Kyle as well for his helpfulness! We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would recommend checking this out!

We had a great time thanks to our tour guide, Mr. Daniel. He is very knowledgeable and super friendly. Sadly we couldn’t visit Songdo Skywalk which we anticipated the most from this tour. Overall, it’s highly recommended.

I was able to see some of Busan’s best attractions and had a great time overall. Huge thanks to Nami for being such an awesome tour guide!

It was a full pack tour! Very tiring but i was very satisfied!