2 Day Busan City Tour  From Seoul via KTX

TAGY Travel Korea

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 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 center. 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.  Busan can't be understood without talking about the Korean War.  The story of Busan, Temporary Capital During the Korean War will offer you valuable tour. All tour we offer is based on Customized tour. Whatever you want to experience in Busan, we can arrange and take you such as fashion, beauty, local food, and so on. We will ensure your memorable time for 2 days in Busan.
 

Tour description

Day 1

Busan Tower

Meet your guide at the Busan Train station and drive to Yongdusan Park where you will visit a Busan tower. Busan Tower is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69m above sea level at a height of 120m. Beloved by Busan citizens and tourists alike, the tower offers a stunning night view and plenty to see such as Youngdo bridge, Jagalchi fish market, Kukje market, Busan port. Afterward, visit the Choi Min-Shik Gallery which is Private Gallery. 

Jagalchi fish market

Choi Min-Shik Gallery

Choi Min-Shik is the first-generation documentary photographer who photographed ordinary people with tough lives emanating from war and poverty. He aroused sympathy from the world by photographing ordinary people's tough lives and underprivileged people during the modernization of Busan with a theme 'Human'.

His black/white photos capture the moments of people in a very vivid way.  Every single one of his photographs is portraits that are Koreans in Busan streets.

Amidong Tombstone Culture Village

The stairs and the walls in this village are different from what you normally see. They are all tombstones. That's why the village is called Tombstone culture village. People began living here in tents since 1951 during the Korean War. When it became more settled, the tents became too small, so people began building on top of Japanese graves. This Village is right next to Gamchon culture village. From this village, the entire city of Busan can be seen.

Gamcheon Mural village

Gamcheon was a refuge to many people fleeing to Busan during the Korean War. The creative urban regeneration project started in 2010 and the success of the project attracts 1,400,000 Korean and foreign tourists to the village annually. It's earning this village the nickname of "Machu Picchu of Busan."

Jagalchi fish market

Jagalchi fish market mainly deals with live and freshly caught seafood. Fish and shellfish are caught daily and sold fresh to consumers, almost right off the boat. The area is lined with tanks containing all sorts of fish, eels, squid, shellfish, and mollusks. Some areas have workers preparing the seafood for long term storage. You can watch as the fish get scaled, beheaded, chopped up, and dumped in a box of ice, all in record time.

Gukje market

Among one of the traditional markets in Korea, Gukje market was first formed when refugees who fled to Busan sat up stalls in order to make a living after the Korean War. There is a wide variety of goods, so you can walk around and also check some food stalls.

BIFF Square

Busan’s modern movie district was originally little more than a pair of cinemas that were built following Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule over half a century ago. However, major renovations took place ahead of the first Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in 1996, and the newly transformed district was named BIFF Square on August 14, 1996

Gwanganri Beach

Gwangalli Beach is 1.4 km long, 25~110 m wide, and is famous for its fine sand. The area has undergone a water cleaning program, and as a result, the water of the beach is pristine, drawing many young tourists. In addition to the beachfront, the Gwangalli area is filled with romantic restaurants and cafes, as well as stores selling famous fashion brands. The area has plenty to offer, but many people come in the evening to take in the bright lights of Gwangandaegyo Bridge, stretching across the horizon

Day 2

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. 

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is the most popular beach in South Korea, with 1 million visitors a day during the summer season. Offering various water sports activities, festivals, concerts, and parties, Haeundae Beach is a destination worth visiting for an exciting getaway!

Dongbaek Island

There is Dongbaek Island at the western end of Haeundae beach.  Dongbaek is translated into Camellia which is growing in islands of southern provinces and southern coastal area of Korea blossoming around March., of which the leaves are thick and glossy maintaining dark green color through 4 seasons. There is Nurimaru APEC house, around three-story building exclusively built for the final summit meeting for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in the island.

UN Memorial Park

The UN Memorial Cemetery is a well administered, beautifully maintained final resting place for many allied soldiers who died during the Korean War. If you have time during your visit to Busan, drop in for a couple of hours and walk around this solemn but magnificent place.

Geumgang Park

Geumgang Park is located on the southeastern slopes of Geumjeongsan Mountain. Strange rock formations, rock cliff faces, and thick pine forest make strikingly beautiful scenery. A cable car runs to the top of the mountain.  The ropeway will bring visitors to the summit of Geumjeong Mountain (Geumjeongsan), unfolding expansive view of the city and mountain ranges beyond in the 10 minutes ride.

Tour itinerary

Day 1

07:30   Take KTX train to Busan From Seoul station 

            Busan tower         

            Choi Min-Shik Gallery

            Amidong Tombstone Culture Village

            Gamcheon Culture Village

            Jagalchi fish market

            Gukje market & BIFF Square

            Gwanganri Beach

  Day 2         

            Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

            Geumgang Park / Mt Geumjeongsan

            Haeundae Beach

            Dongbaek Island

            UN Memorial Park

19:00    Take KTX train to Seoul 

                      

Pricing information

Tour rate

per person

2persons

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7persons up

9-10Hours

USD511

USD414

USD368

USD332

USD307

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Inclusions

-  2 days Private tour

-  All admission fees to tourists sites

-  Local English or Chinese speaking tour guide 

-  Door to door private transportation with a private minivan

-  Accommodation - 1 night with Breakfast (2.5 or 3 Star Similar Hotel)

-  Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service

-  KTX express round-trip fare (economy class)

Exclusions

-  Personal expenses

-  Lunch, Dinner

 

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