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Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

1. 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.

Busan: Full-Day City Tour

2. 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.

Premium Photography Tour: Sky Walk, Fish Market, Observatory

3. 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

4. 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.

Busan: Private Car Charter Customized City Tour

5. 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 Private Tour with a Local

6. Busan Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Choose a 2, 3, or 4 hour tour and meet your local guide where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood. Find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating your way around the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you’ll also have the option of taking public transportation or taxi. Please indicate if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

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

Enjoy a pickup from the central of Busan city and start touring Gyeongju with our professional tour guide. Will visit total four historical attractions which uncover all the secrets in this mysterious, historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.  Embark on a guided journey with a professional tour guide and will introduce you the most recommended sights - Yangdong Cultural Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site with traditional Korean houses, Seokguram Grotto, a UNESCO World Heritage site of a temple, Bulguksa Temple and get to see the night view at the Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond.

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What people are saying about Busan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 113 reviews

Mira, the guide, was very friendly and happy to answer questions along the way. The sea views are beautiful and Mira made sure we did it the opposite way round to the crowds so we could enjoy the scenery. The beach is not that amazing and I would miss this to spend longer at Gamcheon village, which is gorgeous!

Min is extremely knowledgeable about Korean cuisine and culture so her session a lot more than just a cooking class. She is also very articulate, well travelled and I enjoyed her company immensely. I learnt a lot today and look forward to more of her classes! A must-have activity if you are in Busan.

Min was the most gracious hostess while teaching us how to cook traditional Korean foods. We felt like we spent the time with a dear friend!! We left with full stomachs and recipes for each dish we’d made. Highly recommend this experience while visiting in Busan.

she was punctual and welcomed me. We were saved for consideration of meal. it was a fun time. Impressed by the superb view of Busan seen from the mountains

It was fun and the places was so beautiful. Especially the sea view at the temple. Thank you Mira and Sunny.