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During the 1950s, refugees of war-torn Korea began opening up small shops to try to earn a living. This modest collection of shops has transformed into what is now Gukje Market, Busan’s largest traditional market with vendors selling practically everything under the sun – items both new and secondhand.

While Gukje Market is very much a place where local Koreans still shop, travelers will find plenty of interest as well, besides the atmospheric street market atmosphere. It’s a great place to find hanbok, the traditional Korean formalwear, small souvenirs, T-shirts and favorite Korean street snacks, all at bargain prices. Whether you’re looking for bargain clothes, vintage glasses, some new electronics, or dried seaweed, prices are cheap and bargaining is totally accepted. Korean culture is based around dignity and respect for one another, so do bargain with a smile and always be polite.

This is a good place to stop for a bite to eat too. If you’ve never slurped noodles from a stall in the middle of a street, here’s your chance. A maze of a market, don’t worry if you get lost. Just ask anyone for Jagalchi subway station, and they’ll help you out.

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Busan Highlights for PRIVATE CRUISE PASSENGER'S

Busan Highlights for PRIVATE CRUISE PASSENGER'S

It can be a challenge to navigate Korea’s second largest city, especially when you don’t speak the language. Ensure that your sightseeing experience in Busan is stress-free and well-rounded on a private 6- to 8-hour tour. Three distinct itineraries are offered to ensure you enjoy a tour that matches your personal tastes. Whichever you choose, all three include visits to the Jagalchi Fish Market, Nampodang Street, and Gukje Market.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Small Group Busan Highlight Tour

Small Group Busan Highlight Tour

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Enjoy the hotel pickup and dropoff service and you will visit major tourists spots in Busan including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Nurimaru APEC House, Gamcheon Culture Village, Jagalchi market, Busan Tower, Gukje Market and BIFF st. Expert Busan local tour guide will be with you during the tour, giving you narration about history and culture of Busan. For Lunch, you will have special local food! Tour guide will bring you to good local restaurants. Join us and make your trip to Busan more special and memorable! Why us? - Busan sightseeing tour - Visit all the highlights and landmarks of Busan for one day - Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, the most beautiful temple in Korea - See where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting - Grab one of Busan’s most intriguing sights in Gamcheon Culture Village - Enjoy a 360 degree view of Busan at Busan Tower - Delicious Food - Small Group
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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$97.44

Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village

Busan Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village

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Get a comprehensive overview of Busan's highlights on this 8-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Mountain Hwangnyeong Observatory, the Gamcheon Culture Village, the Songdo Sky Walk, and other attractions with your group of just 7 people or fewer. Korean barbecue lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.99
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$149.99

Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple

Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple

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Discover top attractions in and around Busan on this private 8.5-hour Busan city tour. Visit Beomeosa Temple with your guide, and learn of ancient Silla history and culture. Admire the fine gateways, halls, pagodas and statues you find, and gain insight into Korea’s ancient Buddhist architectural styles. Stroll along the winding alleyways of Gamcheon Culture Village and enjoy a traditional lunch at a local Korean restaurant. Mingle with the locals at Jagalchi Fish Market and Gukje Market, and take in panoramic views over downtown Busan from Yongdusan Park’s Busan Tower.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.00
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$272.00
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Busan Shore Excursion Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village

Busan Shore Excursion Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village

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When you’re headed to South Korea on ship, take this shore excursion tour to get more familiar with the port city of Busan. Along your way, visit Songdo Sky Walk, Gamcheon Culture Village, Yongdusan Park, Samgwangsa Temple, and Hwangnyeongsan Mountain Observatory. Plus explore two of Korea’s largest markets, Gukje Market and Jagalchi seafood market. This tour also provides easy port pickup and drop-off and lunch for your convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.99
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$149.99

Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple

Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple

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See the sights of Busan on a full-day coach tour with a knowledgeable guide. Travel in comfort aboard a deluxe coach and enjoy stops to watch the action at Jagalchi Fish Market, take in sea views from Busan Tower at Yongdusan Park and go shopping at Gukje Market. Discover Beomeosa, a Buddhist temple on Mt Geumjeong, then stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village in search of whimsical sculptures and art among the hilltop alleyways. Includes a tasty restaurant lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.00
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$272.00
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Busan Night food tour - Bupyeong Kkangtong market

Busan Night food tour - Bupyeong Kkangtong market

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Explore the seaside city of Busan through its delicious local cuisine on this food-lover’s walking and tasting tour. Follow your guide through Busan, and visit some of the diverse eateries the city’s locals love. Sample flavors from across Korea at Gukje Market and the Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, and sit down to a traditional Korean BBQ pork dinner. Along the way, enjoy fine views over Busan by night.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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$97.44

Full-Day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

Full-Day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

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If you want to make your tour private with your group, this tour will make it help. Just make your own time without any tourists but only your group! Friendly and experienced tour guide will bring you around Busan, wherever you want to visit in Busan! Just ask where you want to visit to my tour guide! There are so many places to stop by! Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Gamcheon cultural village, Taejongdae cliff, BIFF street for street food, Kukje market, Jagalchi fish market, Hot spring area in Busan, Centum city department store(biggest one in the world), Haewundae beach, Gwanganri beach for diamond bridge at night, Night Yatch, etc! Plus tour guide will bring you to good local restaurants! Enjoy Busan with your private tour service and make your own memorable time! Join us and make your own Trip! - Private air-conditioned tour vehicle, well cleaned - Experienced and accommodating tour guide - Local Food of Busan - Make your own plan, it is customizable private tour proram
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.65
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$225.65
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Busan Private Tour & Highlight Shore Excursion

Busan Private Tour & Highlight Shore Excursion

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Busan Tour Specialists are ready to meet you. Busan gives you harmonious culture experience both beautiful nature and bustle city life together in a short distance. Mountain Temple: Colorful decoration on Korean traditional architecture. stone pagodas, stone lanterns, various Buddha statues in different halls. APEC House surrounded in the pine trees and camellia trees fronting beautiful ocean panorama : selected as a world class event venue thanks to the fantastic scenery. Ocean Bridges : (Diamond Bridge and more) passing by the contemporary skyscrapers and Gwangan beach Ropeway Cable Car riding: what a exciting ride on a transparent floored cabin. Outdoor gallery in Gamcheon Culture Village: regenerated village by art village projects. local life story based on fish market Local Market (Gukje international and Jagalchi Fish) :Don't miss this vibrant atmosphere
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.77
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$230.77
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Private Day Trips : Highlights of Busan City Tour, from Busan

Private Day Trips : Highlights of Busan City Tour, from Busan

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South Korea’s second city is heavily visited by national and international tourists alike. 'Dynamic Busan, City of Tomorrow’ - slogan of Busan - is famous for its spectacular beaches, fresh seafood, the biggest film festival in Asia and the most exciting and desirable new urban centre. Also, Busan was a rare piece of territory not captured by North Korea during the Korean War, that is why lots of refugees villages were created on the hills. The villages are still just as they were in the old days. In this way, Busan offers a vibrant contrast to Seoul’s modernity. On this 1dyay escorted tour, you’ll see all of Busan’s most beloved attractions and walk away feeling very familiar with the city. Let our locally-based English speaking guides help you explore our private tours will be done at your pace, guided by our licensed guides who are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Your tour itineraries can be tailored to you. We will ensure your memorable time in Busan.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.42
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$256.42
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Private Full Day Tour of Busan Downtown & Northern Part Highlights

Private Full Day Tour of Busan Downtown & Northern Part Highlights

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Delve into the bustling downtown and enjoy an escape into the surrounding region on this flexible private tour. Ideal for travelers who want to shape their own tour experience, this private tour lets you dictate where to stop and how long to spend at each site. That way, you can focus on the areas that interest you most rather than being restricted by a group tour.
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  • 10 hours
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$169.24
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$169.24
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3-Day KORAIL Tour of Busan and Gyeongju from Seoul

3-Day KORAIL Tour of Busan and Gyeongju from Seoul

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Follow your private guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Gyeongju and explore a long list of attractions in Busan. All transportation, including KTX train tickets, and entry fees are included, so there’s no need to fuss over separate online bookings or ticket lines.  Two nights of accommodation and breakfasts are also part of the package.   This immersive experience also includes free time to explore on your own.
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  • 2 days
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$942.31
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$942.31
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Private Tour: 2Days Busan Old & New Urban Centres Tour by KTX Train from Seoul

Private Tour: 2Days Busan Old & New Urban Centres Tour by KTX Train from Seoul

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Make your way to Busan, the second-largest metropolis in Korea, via a KTX express train that travels at the speed of 300km/h. Two and a half hours ride will bring you to Busan station. South Korea’s second city, is heavily visited by local and international tourists alike. 'Dynamic Busan, City of Tomorrow’ - slogan of Busan - is famous for its spectacular beaches, fresh seafood, the biggest film festival in Asia and the most exciting and desirable new urban centre. Also, Busan was a rare piece of territory not captured by North Korea during the Korean War, that is why lots of refugees villages were created on the hills. The villages are still just as they were in the old days. In this way, Busan offers a vibrant contrast to Seoul’s modernity. Explore some of the best of Busan in comfort on this 2 days tour hassle-free round-trip travel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$660.00
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$660.00
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2 day Customizable Private Busan highlight tour

2 day Customizable Private Busan highlight tour

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The seaside metropolis of Busan is absolutely Korea’s underrated travel destination. You will discover a whole lot of both chaos and beauty in this city nested between a side of a mountain and the ocean, from glimmering beaches and succulent seafood to pastel-colored, former slum villages. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit! The original itinerary is always up for a request and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants. Air-conditioned tour vehicle will be provided for you and friendly, knowledgeable local tour guide will be with you all the time during tour! Join us! If you have any question, feel free to ask any time!
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  • 2 days
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$448.72
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$448.72
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Winter 8 days Ski Jeju Busan Mt Seorak Seoul on the end Nov to Jan

Winter 8 days Ski Jeju Busan Mt Seorak Seoul on the end Nov to Jan

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South Korean winter is dreadfully cold, but here’s an idea to kick ourselves out of the sofa and the comfort cave. Open the window, and imagine inhaling some fresh mountain air. Let’s recharge our batteries by flying down the snow-covered mountains! Isn’t there no pleasure comparable in the winter, to drawing fresh ski-tracks on the pristine, untouched white slopes? We will venture into famous Mt. Seoraksan, through its lyrical valleys, rocky peaks, deserted fortresses and a Buddhist temple. The visit to a volcanic island of Jeju will delight you with its idyllic natural wonders. Busan is a famed metropolis of vacation by seaside that will add your trip a vivacious flair. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. We don't waste your time by visiting compulsory shopping centers. The original itinerary is always up for your discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants.
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  • 8 days
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$3,666.67
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$3,666.67
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[Busan] Premium Korean BBQ by the sea & Skywalk

[Busan] Premium Korean BBQ by the sea & Skywalk

This fascinating excursion starts with a Korean BBQ. The term Korean barbecue or Gogigui (meat roast) in Korean refers to the Korean method of roasting various types of meat and vegetable. Such dishes are often prepared at the diner's table on gas or charcoal grills that are built into the table itself.Enjoy the Korea authentic BBQ, then head to the songdo skywalk where is curved like a dragon, the 1,190-foot-long promenade extends out from the edge of Songdo Beach and the floor is made of tempered double-reinforced glass, giving you a bird’s eye view to the churning waves below. **Time segment** 00:00 - 00:40 Departure from a cruise terminal or hotel in the city center 00:40 - 01:40 Lunch/Dinner at the restaurant (1hr) 01:40 - 02:10 Move to Songdo skywalk 02:10 - 02:55 Tour of Songdo skywalk (40min) 02:55 - 03:10 Move 03:10 - 03:55 Tour of Jagalchi Fish Market 03:55 - 04:40 Tour of Gukje market 04:40 - 04:55 End of Service
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.85
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$193.85
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2-Day Rail Tour to Gyeongju and Busan from Seoul

2-Day Rail Tour to Gyeongju and Busan from Seoul

Make the most of your time in Korea on an overnight tour to Gyeongju and Busan.  With pre-purchased KTX tickets, you’ll bypass the lines at Seoul Station. In Gyeongju, follow your private guide to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spend the following day exploring Busan, including the Jagalchi Fish Market. All transportation, entrance fees, and accommodation is included, so you’re free to soak in the history and culture.
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  • 2 days
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$870.52
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$870.52
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Intensive 3 days Gyeongju UNESCO historical site & Busan essential city tour

Intensive 3 days Gyeongju UNESCO historical site & Busan essential city tour

South Korea has a reputation of being modern and futuristic. Despite this, deep southeast remains an ancient capital which upheld its grandeur for over 1,000 years. Driving through the vast, rustic fields of Gyeongju, you will be stunned by the remains of ancient kingdom Silla, known for its extravagant gold-work and unique Buddhist art forms. And arriving into seaside metropolis of Busan, its plentiful charming destinations such as glimmering beaches, ever-bustling traditional markets, fresh seafood, cafes with outstanding views, and a revitalized former slum by a mountain will well exceed your expectations. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. We don't waste your time by visiting compulsory shopping centers. The original itinerary is always up for your discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants!
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  • 3 days
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$807.70
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$807.70
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Busan private tour with professional local tour guide

Busan private tour with professional local tour guide

It's customized private tour with professional local tour guide. Depending on your preference and situation, change the itinerary.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
per group
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$350.00
per group

Busan Custom-made Car Tour (Tour that allows you to freely explore Busan city, Private Car Tour)

Busan Custom-made Car Tour (Tour that allows you to freely explore Busan city, Private Car Tour)

A custom-made tour that allows you to fully enjoy Korea, including the port town of Busan! A custom-made tour that allows you to fully enjoy Korean attractions, including Busan and Gyeongju! is. We will pick you up at Gimhae Airport, Busan International Passenger Terminal, your hotel, etc., and we will guide you to places that you can't easily go to, as well as places you would like to find in Busan. Please check the Busan sightseeing spots below and feel free to decide your desired destination on the day of the tour. Please select your desired sightseeing spot from the following itinerary according to the time of use!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.56
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$216.56

Private 10 days Jeju&Busan&Gyeongju&Mt Seorak&Andong&Suwon&DMZ,JSA&Seoul tour

Private 10 days Jeju&Busan&Gyeongju&Mt Seorak&Andong&Suwon&DMZ,JSA&Seoul tour

Long history of Korea left behind many pulsating traditions that are still alive throughout centuries. Blended with futuristic modernity as a top country of pioneers in innovative technology, South Korea is a charming place that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. In 10 days, this tour will set your feet at every single most thrilling attraction throughout South Korea. The tour starts from visiting the natural wonders of volcanic Jeju Island, and we will drive to characterful cities including Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Sokcho and more. The assistance of our professional tour guide will always keep you properly appreciate the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of Korea. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit. The original itinerary is always up for a discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants.
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  • 10 days
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$5,076.93
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$5,076.93
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Busan 1 Day Private Tour

Busan 1 Day Private Tour

Busan is the second biggest city in South Korea. As Seoul, it also has many beautiful places you should visit, though it just don't appear instantly. Hence, you should try “Busan 1 Day Private Tour” to carve out many amazing places you won’t forget in Busan. From the majestic seaside beaches to historic temples that will amaze you hardly. But if those places don’t satisfy you, there's something more: hot springs, hip breweries, shopping destinations, and hip art districts for an art addict. Nevetheless, with this private tour you are still be able to create your own itinerary. Provided with a friendly English speaker driver & a profesional tour guide, you shouldn't worry to get lost in the beautiful city. Get a chance to know more about Busan with our best private facility. [[A MUST READ]] The car that will be used as a private transportation in this tour is Hyundai AGrand Starex, recommended for 2 - 9 passengers or 2 - 5 passengers with luggages.
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  • 9 hours
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$394.88
per group
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$394.88
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Busan City Tour Including Gamcheon Culture village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Busan City Tour Including Gamcheon Culture village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

This tour takes you to three of the most popular sites in Busan. First, visit Gamcheon Culture Village. Once a hilltop slum and refuge during the Korean War, it’s now a mecca for tourism. Next up: Gukje Market, where you can buy everything from souvenirs to household items and food. Finally visit the Jagalchi Market—watch the fishmongers at work or enjoy a snack in one of the food stalls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.00
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$282.00
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Customizable 3 day Private tour : Busan, Gyeongju and Ulsan Highlights

Customizable 3 day Private tour : Busan, Gyeongju and Ulsan Highlights

Do you fancy a tour outside Seoul driving through the less visited but nonetheless gorgeous regions that are also of major significance to Korea? Here is a perfect program that will cultivate your affection towards this vigorous country into the next level. You will spend 3 days and visit 3 radiant cities with each a contrasting character of its own. Busan is a famed metropolis by seaside where people enjoy vivacious vacations. Gyeongju is a large countryside wrapping around historical remains of the ancient Silla kingdom, with miles of serene, pastoral scenes. Ulsan is a bold industrial capital, hosting the world’s biggest car-assembly plants and the top shipbuilding yards. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. We don't waste your time by visiting compulsory shopping centers. The original itinerary is always up for your discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants!
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  • 3 days
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$1,096.16
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$1,096.16
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What are Gukje Market hours of operation?
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Gukje Market hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Gukje Market tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gukje Market can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gukje Market 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gukje Market costs USD 80.00. Guided Gukje Market tours start around USD 80.00 per person.
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