Our most recommended things to do in Busan

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 Guided Day Trip to Three Kingdoms Capital

2. Busan: Gyeongju Guided Day Trip to Three Kingdoms Capital

Step back in time to when Korea's three kingdoms united as you explore Bulguksa Temple, the Gyochon Traditional Village, and the Daereungwon tomb on this guided day trip to Gyeongju that includes pickup from three subway stations in Busan. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious van or bus and relax with views of the scenic Korean countryside. Arrive in Gyeongju and begin your tour with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Bulguksa Temple, which is a place cherished by Koreans from all walks of life. Admire this temple with stands as a sublime representation of the Silla era. Follow your guide to uncover how it harmoniously intertwines with the breathtaking natural backdrop, creating an enchanting destination that resonates with visitors far and wide. Head to the Gyochon Traditional Village to admire elegant hanok houses, exuding traditional charm. Amidst these timeless dwellings, see esteemed Korean restaurants, admire the renowned Goryeo and Joseon era Gyeongju Hyanggyo, and take in views of the captivating Woljeonggyo bridge. Stroll along the stone-wall lined pathway, to encounter the graceful forms of hanok architecture, with the picturesque Woljeong Bridge arching gracefully over the tranquil Muncheon stream. Make your way to the Daereungwon tomb. Explore a cornerstone of Gyeongju's cultural heritage, at Daereungwon, a site that holds profound significance. It stands as a testament to the rich history of the region, encompassing a cluster of grand tombs that once cradled the remains of ancient Silla monarchs, queens, and esteemed aristocrats.. Walk into a nostalgic world in Hwangridan-gil as you stroll down a street lined with meticulously-preserved buildings from the 1960s. Soak up an enchanting old-world ambiance as you make your way to the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond). Be led through the palace grounds to appreciate how the palace, elegantly mirrored in the tranquil lake, radiates a beauty that knows no equal. Undoubtedly, this stands as an essential nocturnal spectacle for any visitor to Korea seeking mesmerizing views. Learn about how the palace is from the Unified Silla period and how it is a quintessential masterpiece of ancient Korean architecture. Here, you'll find a splendid opportunity to capture timeless photographs that will preserve the essence of this remarkable place. Return to your meeting point in Busan with unforgettable memories of Gyeongju's grand historical monuments.

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.

Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

4. Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts, or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiralling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean SIM card! Choose from micro, nano or standard SIM cards. Benefit from 5mpbs download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Cards are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider.

From Busan: Haedong Temple and Gamcheon Village Day Trip

5. From Busan: Haedong Temple and Gamcheon Village Day Trip

Explore Busan on this day trip that includes convenient pickup and drop-off at Busan, Seomyeon, or Haeundae station. Visit the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, capture pictures of the bright trains on the Cheongsapo Railroad, and admire the charming village of Gamcheon. Meet your guide and hop aboard a comfortable and climate-controlled vehicle. Kick back and relax on the ride to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, which diverges from its mountain-bound counterparts, by gracing the coastline and gazing out upon the boundless expanse of the East Sea. Make your way to the Cheongsapo Railroad where brightly-colored trains traverse the landscape against the backdrop of Haeundae Beach. This spot has also become a magnet for photography enthusiasts, drawn by the picturesque blend of sea, train, and cityscape. After experiencing this tapestry of elements that converge to create captivating imagery, embark from the Mipo Railroad in Cheongsapo, on a journey to the Daritdol Observatory. Take in village and lighthouse views from the 72.5-meter observation pier that was constructed in the shape of a stunning blue dragon. Finally, visit Gamcheon village, an emblematic gem within Busan's tourism offerings. Originally a haven for refugees during the Korean War, it has since transformed into a living testament of the past, artfully preserved and adorned to captivate modern-day visitors. Return to your meeting point with unforgettable memories of Busan.

From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

6. From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day 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!

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.

Gyeongju: UNESCO Heritage Tour Including Bulguksa Temple

8. 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.

South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

9. 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

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

10. 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

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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!

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.

Awesome! Steve was very informative and looked after us very well. Great boat cruise, really great for our first night in Korea. Thank you :)

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