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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Busan, South Korea

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the highlights of Busan on this full-day sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and a traditional Korean barbecue lunch. Round-trip transportation from Busan hotels included.
  • Full-day Busan sightseeing tour
  • Get a comprehensive overview of the city
  • Enjoy a Korean barbecue lunch
  • Round-trip hotel transport

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Korean BBQ or Vegetarian cuisine lunch (You pay the difference if you choose other options)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Gratuities

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Departure Time

9:00 AM

Please Note

We will inform you exact pick up time few days before the tour via email/viator message.

What To Expect

Start your day of sightseeing in Busan with pickup at your centrally located hotel or meet your guide and group at a subway station. 

Begin your tour on Dalmaji Road, a walkway that runs along the Haeundae and Songjeong beaches, then travel to the northeast coast of the city to see the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, one of the country's only shoreline temples. You will also visit Dongbaek Island, where you will see the Nurimaru APEC House, known for its blend of traditional Korean and modern architecture. 

Visit the Busan Cineman Center, host to the city's international film festival and has one of the largest roofs in the world. At the Oryukdo Skywalk, have the feeling of walking over the sky, then visit the UN Memorial, Marine City, And Centum City before returning to your departure point for drop-off.

Please note: minimum of two passengers per booking.

Haeundae Dalmaji-gil Road

Dalmaji-gil Road is a small walkway on the corner to Songjeong Beach, located just beyond Haeundae Beach. The road is lined with beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees, on the slope of Wausan Mountain. The landscape, with the blue sea, sandy seashore, and pine trees, is beautiful enough to be the representative place of this area for a long time to come.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Haedong Yonggungsa

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. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers except ages 3 and under are free of charge
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Sunscreen is recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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After the tour he offered to either drop us off at our hotels or at the east side of the city where there's a huge shopping centre and spaland which was really convenient.
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Anna_W, May 2022
Booking an very expensive private tour should be rewarding. Then waiting 2 hours for a car to arrive for the tour and not turning up is very disappointing, but in saying that we did get our money back the next day.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello. I am sorry but are you sure it was with us? We dont have any record of such event. Please provide us with booking detail and we will compensate if we made a mistake thank you
Raelynn_D, Aug 2021
This tour was the absolute perfect way to see every side of Busan. Our guide Steve was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and fun! He made the tour more than any of the sights. He was also a fantastic photographer and sent us the photos quickly. The sights were fantastic, with amazing views and interesting history. It was fun to see the city from every side and above. Absolutely would love to do another tour with Steve in this fantastic city!
Fitting alot in 8 hrs and not feeling rushed.
ROBERT_N, Jun 2021
This was my absolute best booking in trip advisor ever..... and I've been here a while lol. Our guide, Steve, was very tolerant, smart, witty and kind. He had a unique reverence for all historical sites he showed us but also was a ton a fun. I am still shocked that we fit all tgat plus more in a into 8 hrs and still did not feel rushed. And lunch was amazing. His English was also pretty solid, lol he went to college in Houston TX. Amazing time. Too bad I can't post pics. Steve is the best!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cancelled last minute.
Nora_A, Apr 2020
The tour was cancelled less than 24 hours after booking. It shouldn't have been offered if it was not available. Still waiting for my refund.
Response from Host, Apr 2020
Hello tourist. Your refund was already under process and due to the corona virus, entire staff was on leave because of the government recommendation. We are sorry that we had to cancel your booking but please understand the situation that we are in at this point. please remove the review because we didnt have a choice due to the corona virus
Maya_A, Sep 2019
Ck was the tour guide. He was very friendly and helpful and speak very good english (important!) I really enjoyed the tour
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Great Tour Guide
Gustavo_Z, Oct 2018
Everything was excellent, except that the tour could include more places in Busan. The temple site was the best, but the rest of the tour could show more of the city. As it is, the tour is divided into sections of the city when it could all be seen in one day.
Although I originally booked the...
Mat M, Oct 2018
Although I originally booked the Gyeongju tour, I changed to this one since when wasn't enough people for it to go ahead, and I had a great time seeing Busan. Our guide Steve did an amazing job at showing us around and was really friendly and talkative. I was only in Busan for 3 nights and was travelling by myself, so this tour allowed me to see much more of the city than I otherwise would have. The tour included lunch bibimbap at a korean restaurant and Steve took lots of photos for us at all the scenic locations. After the tour he offered to either drop us off at our hotels or at the east side of the city where there's a huge shopping centre and spaland which was really convenient.
This was my first time in Korea with...
Surat_P, Jun 2018
This was my first time in Korea with my mother. Our guide Steve is very friendly and is highly knowledgeable about Busan. My mother was a picky eater but she enjoyed the food at the restaurant we were taken to very much. At the end of our trip we ask to be dropped off at Spa land as he recommend it as one of the best in Korea.
Our day tour of Busan, led by Steve...
Kimberly L, Jan 2018
Our day tour of Busan, led by Steve with assistance from Jake and Amy, was awesome. Despite it being the coldest day in Busan in nearly a decade, the tour went at our pace. By far, we enjoyed our time spent at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and the APEC House the most. The UN Memorial Cemetery was also a must-see, especially as Steve ensured we made it there in time to see the flag lowering ceremony. We learned about the history of South Korea's second largest city, as well as recent developments. All three guides spoke fluent English as they attended university in the States and were welcoming and helpful with our two toddler-aged children. Photographs were taken by a tour guide and sent to us a few days after our tour, part of the tour we most appreciated, as we rarely have more than a few photos of our family together on holiday. Our lunch at a Korean bbq restaurant, included in the tour price, was delicious and very, very filling. While Busan can be explored without a tour, based upon what we learned and how we experienced the City, I wouldn't recommend doing it any other way.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Steve...
Hannah K, Oct 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Steve was great! Also Beth, our tour guide. Loved how accommodating they were and it was such a day well spent. They made us feel comfortable and were super knowledgeable.
Great tour and Beth our guide was very...
Tony M, Oct 2017
Great tour and Beth our guide was very informative and lots of fun!
Beth, was our tour guide, she was so...
iulia M, Aug 2017
Beth, was our tour guide, she was so cute , and she was really nice and knowledgeable. She took for us many pictures ...thank you Beth!! This tour is very good for those who are for the first time in Busan, i hight recommended. We was 5 persons in one mini van...Lunch was tasty olso. I enjoy every touristic attraction . thank you
We genuinely enjoyed our tour, Busan...
linda.sessa75, Jul 2017
We genuinely enjoyed our tour, Busan is diverse and offers beautiful sights.Thanks to our guide, Steve Kim, who is a friendly, knowledgeable, eloquent and full of sincere humour person, we saw a lot, had all our questions answered and problems solved, and fell in love with Busan....and South Korea, even more...
Steve, our tour guide gave us the...
Jan M, Jun 2017
Steve, our tour guide gave us the most fun, meaningful, informative and just a worth for your buck tour This was our first time to Korea and we were very skeptical but, Steve erased all of that and made us feel right at home from the get go. It helped a lot that his english was great as well as his Korean. We enjoyed Steve so much that we now have him as our Hanai adopted son from another country. Steve took a lot of pictures and we loved the tour very much, my husband had a lot of questions and Steve had the answers it was so cool. This tour was by far the best and I mean best tour we've been on anywhere. Thank You Steve. Hope to see you again. We Love You: Jan and Joy Muranaka
Unfortunately, I was the only person...
Reagan H, Jun 2017
Unfortunately, I was the only person that booked this tour. However, Busan Tourism Center worked to book me on a different tour. I ended up taking the day trip to Gyeongju. Steve, our guide, was great. The tour was informative and wearing the traditional Korean clothing was a blast. I highly recommend any of the tours offered by Busan Tourism Center.
Steve was our tour guide and he was...
Sarina Y, Jun 2017
Steve was our tour guide and he was awesome! He's friendly and gave us recommendations on eateries and other attractions as well! What was even better was that we were the only ones for the tour that day so we had the flexibility of time. Lunch was also catered according to our needs. Two thumbs up!
The tour guide called Steve is...
Pui Cheung Y, May 2017
The tour guide called Steve is friendly and helpful. He took a lot of great photos for us. This tour is highly recommended to those who are not going to drive by car in Busan as most of the spots are far away from subways. Steve will lead you guys to the designated locations efficiently.
Our guide Beth was fantastic...
Colette S, May 2017
Our guide Beth was fantastic - really personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We had a really small group with just 4 people so it was great getting to know so much about Korean lives and culture and what life is like in Busan. The locations were great, we spent the perfect amount of time at each place and I got the main highlights of Busan from this tour. If you're only in Busan for a short time, this is THE tour to do! The only downside was that the last stop was at the UN cemetery which was a sad way to end such a great tour - I'm glad it's on the tour but it would've been nice to have one more stop so we could leave on a high note. Otherwise, a fantastic tour!
A day well spent. Steve was a very...
Simon_C, May 2017
A day well spent. Steve was a very charismatic and knowledgeable guide. Willing to go the extra mile to ensure your day is filled with memories. Thank You!
Im so glad we joined this tour and...
marie_h, May 2017
Im so glad we joined this tour and it sure does the name justice, its a full day packed with beautiful scenerys, history and great tasting food. We were so well looked after by our guide Steve and thanks to his warm hospitality and great stories about everything the atmosphere was so good throughout the day. Our little group of seven shared lots of laughs and newfound friends. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was one of many beautiful highlights of the day and Oryukdo Skywalk another one. The lunch was one of better korean barbeques Ive tasted and the sweet delicious Busan buns are to die for! We even had time to go to the top of Hwangnyeongsan mountain and take in the breath taking view of Busan with Gwangandaegyo/ Diamond bridge, like a true gem in the sea connecting this great city. This tour was well spent money and I will definitely book another tour when visiting next time, cause there will definitely be a next..... Extra thanks to Steve, who I nominate to tourguide of the year and who patiently listened to and answered about millions of curious questions and shared our day. :


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