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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 ONE-DAY Highlights for PRIVATE CRUISE PASSENGER'S

Busan ONE-DAY 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
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US$150.00
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US$150.00
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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
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US$149.99
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US$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
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US$272.00
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US$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
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US$149.99
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US$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
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US$272.00
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US$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
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US$97.44
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US$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
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US$225.65
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US$225.65
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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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US$256.42
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US$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
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US$230.77
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US$230.77
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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
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US$680.00
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US$680.00
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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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US$942.31
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US$942.31
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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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US$3,666.67
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US$3,666.67
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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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US$448.72
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US$448.72
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Small Group Full Day Busan Tour (Max 5 Pax)

Small Group Full Day Busan Tour (Max 5 Pax)

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This tour is for who wants to see the most famous places in Busan in one day including 2 most popular attraction, Haedongyonggungsa and Gamcheon culture village. We only accommodate 5 people or less per tour to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Join our tour to have a joyful day in Busan!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$79.00
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US$79.00

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
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US$327.00
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US$327.00
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Busan 1 DAY and INCLUDED night tour

Busan 1 DAY and INCLUDED night tour

Busan, the Second Largest City in Korea and a gateway to the world, has a population of 3.6 million. With its warm climate and beautiful environment, Busan is cultivated by its citizens with passion and affection. Since the Korean War, Busan has repeatedly made remarkable development and has grown into a mecca of maritime logistics with world-class super ports, as well as becoming a gateway city to the Eurasian continent connected with the world. In particular, Busan is constructing industrial systems that will lead the future—such as movies, visual contents, and finance—thus leaping toward becoming a city of affluence and a green city that always thinks of the environment. Take an enjoy culture, history, nature view, local food, for a single day. -Recommend itinerary- Haedongyonggungsa Temple- Dalmaji road- Haeundae beach with Dongback island- Lunch- UN memorial park- Gwanganli bridge- Gamcheon culture Village- Nampodong- Gukje market- Jacalchi fish market- Night tour- drop-off
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$180.00
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US$180.00
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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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$350.00
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From
US$350.00
per group

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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US$3,302.57
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From
US$3,302.57
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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
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US$430.00
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US$430.00
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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
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US$122.83
From
US$122.83

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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US$193.85
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US$193.85
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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
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US$193.85
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From
US$193.85
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Busan 2 DAYS and Customized tour

Busan 2 DAYS and Customized tour

The Busan is Korea's second-largest city as the Korea largest port city and boasts an abundance of coastal tourist attractions, historical and cultural sites, the largest fish market, and many choices of Korean local foods as including traditional and trendy shopping locations and also has many famous Film shooting locations. Take an enjoy and discover best attractions for 2 days Day 1 Busan South- East Pickup: Airport, Hotel, KTX train station, Cruise port. Haedongyonggugsa Temple- Daebyeon enchovy port- Gijang market- Lunch- Dalmaji road photo zone- Haeundae Beach- Dongback island- Igidae or Oryukdo sky walk- UN memorial park- Shinsegae dept.or Spaland- Gwanganli beach- check in Day 2 Busan South- West Taejongdae park- Hinnyeoul village- Songdo Beach- Gamcheon Culture village- Busan modern History Museum - Yongdusan park Busan tower- Nampodong- BIFF sq.- Gukje market- Jacalchi fish market- check in All itinerary, Flexible and Customized private tour
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  • 16 to 20 hours
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US$380.00
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US$380.00
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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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US$1,096.16
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US$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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