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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 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

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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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

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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7Days 6N Hotel Classic Private Tour:Jeju-Busan-Gyeongju-DMZ,JSA from Seoul

7Days 6N Hotel Classic Private Tour:Jeju-Busan-Gyeongju-DMZ,JSA from Seoul

Do you fancy a tour in and outside of Seoul driving through the less visited but nonetheless gorgeous regions, that are of major significance to Korea? Here is an adequate program that will give you an ample and thorough experience of this vigorous country in a week of time. You will drive to 5 radiant cities with each a contrasting character of its own. The tour begins from idyllic, volcanic island of Jeju. Busan is a famed metropolis by sea 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. Check out the current day political saga in DMZ, come back to find multi-colored expressions in the world's dynamic and futuristic city, Seoul! You can customize your destinations during this private tour to spend your time effectively. The original itinerary is always up for your request and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants!
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  • 7 days
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$3,302.57
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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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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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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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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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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Busan ONE DAY (History + Nature view + Culture + Local food)

Busan ONE DAY (History + Nature view + Culture + Local food)

* please itinerary decide it as you wishes. ( Culture + History + Nature view + Local food experience) "A" course ( standard ) Haedongyonggungsa Temple - Dalmaji road ( photo zone ) - Haeundae beach with Dongback island (APEC) - Lunch - Gwanganli bridge - UN memorial park ( History of Korea War ) - Nampodong - Gukje market - Jacalchi fish market - Drop -off Busan "B" course ( Two temples visit ) Beomeosa Temple - Haedongyonggungsa Temple - Dalmaji road ( photo zone ) - Haeundae beach with Dongback island (APEC)- Lunch - Gwanganli bridge - Nampodong - Gukje market - Jacalchi fish market - Drop - off Busan "C" course ( Included Gamcheon culture village's ) Haedongyonggungsa Temple - Dalmaji road ( photo zone ) - Haeundae beach with Dongback island (APEC) - Lunch - Gwanganli bridge - Gamcheon culture Village's - Nampodong - Gukje market - Jacalchi fish market - Drop -off Busan All itinerary, customized and flexible in depends on follow traveler's schedule.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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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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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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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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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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$525.00
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$525.00
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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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$269.24
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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

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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$229.78
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$229.78

Busan TWO DAYS (History + Nature view + Culture + Local food)

Busan TWO DAYS (History + Nature view + Culture + Local food)

The Busan is Korea's second largest city boasting picturesque mountains and beaches existing harmoniously with sprawling urbanity as the location in southeast region of the Korea. As the Korea largest port city and boasts an abundance of coastal tourist attractions, historical and cultural sites, and largest fish market and many choices of Korea local foods as includes traditional and trendy shopping locations and also have many places famous Film shooting locations .  The Busan City Tour is comprised of a variety of Two-days customized courses that cover some of the area's major attractions. (Gamcheon Culture village, Haedongyonggugsa, Beomesa, Songgangsa temples, Haeundae, Dalmaji road, APEC , UN memorial park, Gwanganli, Songjeong, Songdo Beach, Taejongdae, Oryukdo, Igidae park, Jagalchi Gukje, Nampodong, Gwangbokdong, market, BIFF sq. ,etc.) All itinerary, customized and flexible in depends on follow traveler's schedule.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Aladdin in the tour world. I'll make your wish come true.^^

Aladdin in the tour world. I'll make your wish come true.^^

- Customers will feel like you are traveling with a local friend, not a tour guide. - Customers can see all the major tourist attractions in Busan in a day. - This tour is flexible and customized depending on the age and taste of the clients - A timetable is provided for each customer. - A government-certified tour guide explains all about the history and culture of Busan and shows beautiful scenery. - The tour guide will take pictures according to the customer's preference and the customer will receive all the photos after the tour is over.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$328.21
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$328.21

Busan Shore Excursion Private Tour : Haedong yonggungsa temple and more

Busan Shore Excursion Private Tour : Haedong yonggungsa temple and more

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This will be ultimate Busan 1 day tour packages covering handpicked toursites. You will be escorted and guided privately to each must-visit places in Busan without any language barrier or difficulty in Busan.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.97
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$222.97
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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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1 Day Busan Tour (Private Tour)

1 Day Busan Tour (Private Tour)

One day tour which you can explore the biggest fish marketand famous traditional market in Korea. Visit places where you can take many photos. Enjoy the ocean view while riding amarine cable car . Mission: Take a photo with Little Prince and his fox friend.
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  • 9 hours
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$83.90
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$83.90

Cherry blossom tour in Busan and Jinhae from Busan

Cherry blossom tour in Busan and Jinhae from Busan

March and April in Korea is unique due to cherry blossom. if you visit in Busan, you must visit Jinhae that is the most popular area for the cherry blossom festival in Korea. As well as you are going to see best attractions in Busan that show lovely view of the flowers as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$307.70
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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. See all 33 Gukje Market tickets and tours on Viator.
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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. See all 33 Gukje Market tickets and tours on Viator.
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