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From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

1. 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: Full-Day City Tour

2. Busan: Full-Day City Tour

Board a comfortable air-conditioned van or coach and head to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple as you begin this full-day tour. After that you will go to the green landscapes of Taejongdae park. Follow your guide to the Danubi Train. 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 go to the Busan Lotte Premium Outlet instead. Take a break for lunch in the Taejongdae area. Marvel at full views of Busan by walking along the gorgeous seacoast pathway in the Yeongdo Huinnyeoul Culture Village. Capture pictures of the beautiful coastline and the city skyline. Soak up the relaxed vibes of Busan as you walk. Afterwards, continue to the colorful and quirky Gamcheon Culture Village before heading back to your departure point.

Busan: Night Viewpoints with Evening Cruise w/ fireworks

3. Busan: Night Viewpoints with Evening Cruise w/ fireworks

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 Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

4. Busan Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

Traveling in Korea is much easier and more comfortable when you get to stay online. Book a travel SIM to be in contact with your friends and family, share your travel photos on social media, check your work e-mails, and find your favorite spots on the map. Pick up your SIM at the Busan Airport counter and get assisted by the staff at the counter to activate your SIM card. The staff will make sure your phone is connected to data.  Receive your Tmoney card as well, which is a public transportation card that can be used to take subways and buses.  Charge the card so you can use it when taking public transportation, purchasing items at convenience stores, or taking certified taxis that accept cards.

South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

5. 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. Eligible for all iPhone modes launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing 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

Premium Photography Tour: Temple, Camellias Island & More

6. 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

7. 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: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

8. 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.

Busan Private Tour with a Local

9. 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

10. 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 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 a Korean cooking class near the beautiful Haeundae beach of Busan. Experience cooking authentic homemade traditional Korean Local dishes with fresh local seasonal ingredients and have it on Bapsang, which is a 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 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.

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4.6 / 5

based on 367 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!

Steve was a fantastic guide with lots of knowledge about Korea and Busan. The boat ride was great too and full of surprises. Overall a really nice experience.

the driver that pick us up so so so so great. he speak minimum english however he made a lot of effort that i am so impress. keep it us Busan!

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!

Punctual and led us to our requested places via the shortest route! Well worth it!