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Gamcheon Culture Village Tours

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Gamcheon Culture Village
Gamcheon Culture Village spills down a hillside in a riot of colors just outside Busan. The village, nicknamed “Santorini on the South Sea” and “the Machu Picchu of Busan,” was once an enclave for refugee members of the Taegeukdo religious movement. Today, the neighborhood attracts visitors with its steep cubicle houses, galleries, and cafés.

The Basics
Gamcheon Culture Village is one of Busan’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, thanks to its narrow streets and alleys lined with murals and sculptures created by its residents, some of whom are still Taegeukdo believers. The area is so popular with visitors that it’s almost always included on sightseeing tours of the city, along with other popular attractions such as the Songdo Skywalk, Hwangnyeongsan Mountain Observatory, Samgwangsa Temple, and Jagalchi Fish Market.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Gamcheon Cultural Village is a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk on inclines and steps.
  • The area remains a residential neighborhood, so be aware of your noise level during the evenings.

How to Get There
You can reach Gamcheon Culture Village by taking either bus 2 or 2-2 from the stop in front of the hospital outside Toseong Station.

When to Get There
While the streets and alleys of Gamcheon Culture Village are always open, it’s best to visit during regular business hours when the shops, cafés, and other neighborhood attractions are operating.

Little Museum
Walking the streets of the largely residential Gamcheon Culture Village offers an excellent glimpse into local Korean life. For a better understanding of the neighborhood’s history and heritage, plan to visit the Little Museum. This small collection highlights household items donated by local residents, as well as replicas of traditional shanties and information about the neighborhood’s artistic revitalization.
Address: 10-13 Gamcheon-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Small Group : Busan Highlight Tour with Heaedong Yonggungsa and Gamcheon Village

Small Group : Busan Highlight Tour with Heaedong Yonggungsa and Gamcheon Village

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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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Full-Day Busan City Tour

Full-Day Busan City Tour

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Visit all the highlights and landmarks of Busan on this full-day sightseeing tour. Take in the seascape of Taejongdae, walk along the Songdo Skywalk, and have lunch in the Songdo Market. Learn about the local religion at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and explore the Gamcheon Culture Village.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.98
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$38.98
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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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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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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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$202.82
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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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$262.00
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$262.00
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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
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$256.42
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Busan : Air Cruise cable car, Taejongdae, and Gamcheon Village by private van

Busan : Air Cruise cable car, Taejongdae, and Gamcheon Village by private van

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Explore Busan, Korea's second largest city, on a full day tour with a private guide. Known for its beaches, temples, and laid-back vibe, the city also boasts the Songdo Marine Cable Car—reminiscent of a ski lift, except it transverses sea instead of mountains. You’ll also visit BIFF Square, Gwangbokdong Food Street, Taejongdae (a nature park), and much more. The tour can be customized to your preferences.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.17
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Busan Private & Free Style Tour

Busan Private & Free Style Tour

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This tour product is for the tourists who want the tour from any hotel of Busan or KTX station, not for the tourists who will visit by cruise due to raised tour wage. Busan is the second-largest city in South Korea, an attractive Marine city that has a lot of charm. You can feel the traditional and modern lifestyle in this beautiful costal city. Busan is also famous for the BIFF “Busan International Film Festival” an annual International event that held in Busan. Our tour service will help you enjoy the fun and energy of this beautiful city. This is a private tour only for you, your family and friends. With our English speaking guide, enjoy the tour like a local. Highlight: Gamcheon Culture Village Haeundae Beach Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Jagalchi Market UN Memorial Cemetery
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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Cruise Layover: Full-day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

Cruise Layover: Full-day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

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Make your own customized private tour and use your time efficiently in limited time in Busan! Our Busan local tour guide will take you to some places that you want to visit! There are many places though, you can discuss where to go and how much you want to spend time at the site! Itinerary is flexible! Plus you will have authentic local food in Busan like locals! Tour guide will introduce good local restaurants. Itinerary here is just a suggestion. You can change it plan during tour! Since it is a private tour only for your group Other destinations(you can choose where to go) - Dongbaek Island - Igidae Park - Busan Cinema Center - Gwangalli Beach - Haeundae Beach - Oryukdo Skywalk or Cheongsapo skywalk - Songdo Skywalk - Sea Life Busan Aquarium - Beameosa or Samkwangsa temple etc
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$205.13
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Western Busan Tour : Modern History Tour even Busanites don't Aware of

Western Busan Tour : Modern History Tour even Busanites don't Aware of

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Today, Busan attracts people from all over the world as one of the most famous tourist city in Korea. In the days of 1950s and 1960s, Busan drove an important role in modern history in Korea. Provisional Government of Korea was settled in Busan and a lot of renowned Korean companies initiated their business in Busan as well. On the other hand, Busan played a role of shelter of refugees during Korean war whom later had been a driving force of miracle of Han River. Through this tour, you can see the trace of development of Busan, and can have a great understanding of modern history of Korea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Busan day trip including Gamcheon culture village from Seoul by KTX train

Busan day trip including Gamcheon culture village from Seoul by KTX train

See the sights of Busan in one day on a comfortable Minivan tour, your informative guide give you all detail about culture and history of Busan. You’ll discover Beomeosa, a Buddhist temple on Mt Geumjeong, before a stroll through the hilltop alleys of Gamcheon Culture Village in search of whimsical sculptures and art. Enjoy a restaurant lunch, plus stops to watch the action at Jagalchi Fish Market and Gukje Market. Enjoy sea views from Mt.Hwangnyeng as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.00
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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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$269.24
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Gamcheon Cultural Village & Skywalk & Markets

Gamcheon Cultural Village & Skywalk & Markets

Home to majestic mountains, glistening beaches, steaming hot springs and fantastic seafood, South Korea’s second-largest city is a rollicking port town with tonnes to offer. Visit Gamcheon Cultural village, the historically rich, mountainside slum became a tourist destination after an arty makeover in 2009, when students decided to brighten up the neighbourhood with clever touches up the stairs, down the lanes and around the corners. Then, proceed to Songdo skywal, a short trail over Songdo Beach, Korea's first official beach located in the western Busan. Lastly, explore the most famous lively markets in Busan. Itinerary 00:00 - 00:20 Departure to Gamcheon Cultural Village 00:20 - 01:20 Guided tour of Gamcheon Cultural Village 01:20 - 01:40 Move 01:40 - 02:25 Guided tour of Songdo skywalk 02:25 - 02:45 Move 02:45 - 03:30 Guided tour of Jagalchi Fish Market 03:30 - 03:35 Move 03:35 - 04:35 Guided tour of Gukje International Market 04:35 - 04:50 Return
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$193.85
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Busan highlight small group tour including Gamcheon and Yonggugsa temple

Busan highlight small group tour including Gamcheon and Yonggugsa temple

Are you seeking a smaller group tour with reasonalble price? do you want to see the best spots in Busan? This is best one for you. You are going to see both old and new Busan with this tour. Gamcheon culture village which is representative area of old Busan, we guarantee you can get best photo in Korea. Gukje market and Gwangbok-ro street are big place for shopping, you will see what the newest trends are in Korea. Mt.Hwangnyeong is better spot than Busan tower for observation. Haedong Yonggungsa temple is the most beautiful temple in Korea, the view in this temple is unique and you can see both buddhism and confucianism culture. As well as your tour guide is going to be very informative and friendly. you can see beatiful views, on the other hand you can also learn about history in Busan. This is small group tour, the maximum number is 7. So please do not hesitate to take your seat.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.83
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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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$179.49
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$179.49
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Private Van Customized Busan Tour from Seoul Oneday trip. (up to 10pax)

Private Van Customized Busan Tour from Seoul Oneday trip. (up to 10pax)

Discover all the Busan has to offer in a single day on a private tour from Seoul. Your journey to Busan and back to Seoul with a comfortable private van with English speaking driver. Upon arrival to the seaside city, head to Songdo skywalk, Jagalchi Fish Market, Gamcheon Mural Village, and beyond. In addition to Busan's modern attractions, you also visit the cliffside Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$553.85
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$553.85
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Busan City Day Trip All in one day

Busan City Day Trip All in one day

Take a break from Seoul and head to the country’s southern coastal city of Busan. With your pre-booked round trip ticket, you can skip the lines at Seoul Station and get comfortably on the bullet train. After meeting up with your guide in Busan, hop on the sightseeing bus.  You can easily hop off to experience some of the city’s main attractions, including the Jagalchi Fish market and BIFF Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.29
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Busan City Guided Fullday Bus Tour

Busan City Guided Fullday Bus Tour

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South Korea’s second city, coastal Busan boasts beautiful beaches, historic temples, and soaring mountain peaks. On this tour, explore the city in comfort by air-conditioned coach and see the best of Busan with ease. Spin from the coast to the bustling downtown area, reach top attractions including Gukje Market and the White Rift Culture Village, and enjoy the freedom to hop on and off your bus at four stops along the way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.29
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$251.29

Full-Day Busan Tour with Railbike

Full-Day Busan Tour with Railbike

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Experience Busan via rail and bike on this full-day comprehensive tour. Pedal along the Gimhae Nakdonggant River toward the Songdo Skywalk, where you can walk along the sea. Stop for lunch in the Songdo Market, then pick up some keepsakes for friends and family at the Gukje Market and visit the Gamcheon Culture Village.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.42
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$52.42
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Private tour, 1Day Busan city tour by KTX from Seoul

Private tour, 1Day Busan city tour by KTX from Seoul

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Discover all the Busan has to offer in a single day on a private tour from Seoul. Your journey to Busan and back to the capital is seamless and comfortable thanks to round-trip hotel transfer and 2-way KTX bullet train tickets. Upon arrival to the seaside city, head to Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fish Market, Gamcheon Mural Village, and beyond. In addition to Busan's modern attractions, you also visit the cliffside Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.26
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$410.26
Price varies by group size

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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Oneday Busan Tour for Cruises Passengers

Oneday Busan Tour for Cruises Passengers

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You can tour all area in busan in just one day. Busan is no 1 tour place selected Lonry Planet. You can experience romantic beach, the most beautiful templs in Korea, modern shopping center, amazing skywalk, Jagalch, Kukje traditional market and Gamchun cultural village.. so on.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.08
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$163.08
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ilovebusan

ilovebusan

You can tour all area in busan in just one day. Busan is no 1 tour place selected Lonry Planet. You can experience romantic beach, the most beautiful templs in Korea, modern shopping center, amazing skywalk, Jagalch, Kukje traditional market and Gamchun cultural village.. so on.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.08
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$163.08
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