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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Busan, South Korea
Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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
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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

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9:00 AM
We will inform you exact pick up time few days before the tour via email/viator message.
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.
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dongbaekseom Island (Island of Camellias) is an island located off one end of Busan's famous Haeundae Beach. Although the years of sedimentation have connected the island to the mainland, Dongbaekseom was originally an island and is still referred to as one.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Haeundae Beach
Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5km long, over a 30~50m wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay, making Haeundae Beach perfect for swimming. People flock to Haeundae Beach every summer. All kinds of accommodations from luxury hotels to private guesthouses have developed in the area around the beach, making this the perfect summer vacation spot. Haeundae Beach is also famous for various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. Other facilities in the area include Dongbaek Island, Busan Aquarium, a yachting dock, BEXCO, driving courses and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oryukdo Island
The regional name in olden times for the area of Oryukdo Skywalk was Seungdumal (승두말), as the shape resembles a saddle, and it was originally called Seungduma (승두마) as well as Jallokgae (잘록개) by residents and women divers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Oryukdo Skywalk
The construction of Oryukdo Skywalk finished on September 12, 2012 at the Seungdumal area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea, and started operating on October 18, 2013, with the theme of "Walking over the sky.”
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Busan Cinema Centre
Busan Cinema Center is the official venue of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) – one of the most popular film festivals in Asia – and has become a symbol of the festival itself.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
UN Memorial Cemetery
The UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea honors UN soldiers from 16 countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. This serene park spreads across a grassy plain area of 135,000 m2. Some of the sites and memorials include: Memorial Service Hall, Memorabilia Hall, 2 Turkish Monuments, Greek Monument, Australian Monument, British Common Wealth Monument and 2 ponds. The Memorial Service Hall and the Memorabilia Hall were constructed in 1964 and 1968 respectively. The citizens of Busan dedicated the Main Gate in 1966. There are many annual events held here, some of the key events include: April’s Tributary Ceremony of the Veterans of the Korean War, May’s American Memorial Day, June’s Korean Memorial Day, and October’s UN Ceremony Day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Busan Tourism Center
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." See review


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, 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.
, 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!!!
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Cancelled last minute.
, 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.
icon 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
, Sep 2019
Ck was the tour guide. He was very friendly and helpful and speak very good english (important!) I really enjoyed the tour
Great Tour Guide
, 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...
, 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!

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