Even if Busan is the second most populous city and one of the busiest tourist destinations in South Korea, the city still exudes some mystery that keeps us coming back for more. Mellow landscapes, dreamy beaches, delightful villages, and the bracing metropolis – find out what makes Busan tick:
Day Tours in Busan
Day or night, Busan’s magic never fades. If you want to explore Busan during the day, here are the tours you can take:
Experience a Breezy Tour in Busan: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Gamcheon Culture Village & Taejongdae National Park, and Songdo Skywalk
Known as Busan’s “Temple on the Coast”, the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is famous for its seaside location. Be captivated by statues, carved stones, different Buddhas and a seven-story pagoda. Make your way to the Gamcheon Culture Village and be delighted by its quaint galleries and cafés. Lose yourself in picturesque views from the Taejongdae National Park and the Songdo Beach.
Embark on a Nature Trip in Busan: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Oryukdo Island, Skywalk, Gijang Market & Cheongsapo
Start your day on the majestic Oryukdo Island. If you are familiar with the K-drama, Dream, you will be mesmerized by the Jukseong Church. Taste some local delicacies at the Gijang Traditional Market. See the sculptures at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and take in the lovely view of the sea on Haeundae Beach.
Enjoy a Culture-infused Tour in Busan: Gamcheon Culture Village, Gimhae Bike, Raspberry Wine Cave, Songdo Skywalk & BIFF Square (Nampo-dong)
See the best of Busan through a cultural trip! If it is your first time in Busan, Gamcheon Culture Village should be at the top of your list. Make the colorfully painted roofs and buildings the background of your selfies. Continue the tour at the Songdo Skywalk; stroll along the 365-meter-long curved promenade. Shop at Gukje Market, one of Korea’s largest markets. Make your way to the Gimhae Nakdonggang River Railbike and view the river while riding on the rail bike. Unwind at the Raspberry Wine Cave and savor some locally produced wine.
Take a Relaxing Sightseeing Tour in Busan: Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Woryeonggyo Bridge, and Manhyujeong Pavilion
Visit the charming Andong Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to houses from the Joseon Dynasty. Have photo stops at the Woryeonggyo Bridge and the peaceful setting of Manhyujeong Pavilion.
Grab this All-in-one Tour: The most popular tourist spots Busan, South Korea
If you want to explore the charms and corners of the city in one day, hop on the sightseeing bus and choose from four bus routes. The Busan City Tour Bus will take you to Peace Park, Haeundae Beach, Busan Museum of Art, Oryukdo Islands, Gijang Market, among others.
Night Tours in Busan
Among the things you can do in Busan, exploring it at night can give you a different feel and perspective.
Check out the Must-Try Street Foods in Busan: Gukje Market, BIFF Square, Bupyeong Market, and King Crab Tasting
This Busan night tour will take you to crowded alleyways for some local street food and snacks at Gukje Market. Watch amazing street performances at BIFF Square. Visit the Bupyeong market and have some King crab for dinner.
Take the West Busan Night Tour: Dadaepo Beach, Cheonmasan & Hocheon Village
Be captivated by the glorious sunset at Dadaepo Beach. Enjoy the evening views from the Hocheon Village. See the city lights and stunning night sky from the Cheonmasan Mountain Observatory.
Explore the Best Bars and Clubs in Busan
Your Busan Pub Crawl Experience will be a night to remember as you try local liquors, shots, and specialty drinks with your fellow travelers. Enjoy your cocktail while learning about Korea’s drinking culture. Join dance parties and witness live musical performances.
Complete Your Busan Adventure with City Night Tours
Sit back and enjoy the fresh evening air and harbor views during your Busan Nightview Tour: Classic Busan Route tour. Book this tour here.
In two hours, the Busan City Bus Night Tour will bring you to the prime landmarks of Busan. Gaze at the Gwangan Bridge, Haeundae Beach, and the striking cityscape from Mt. Hwangnyeongsan. Book this tour here.
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