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Busan (Pusan) is the largest port city in South Korea. With a population of about 4 million people, Busan is the second largest city in Korea after Seoul. The most populous areas of the city were built in the narrow valleys between Nakdong River and Suyeong, with mountain ranges cut through many districts of the city.

Busan was the venue of the Asian Games in 2002 and the APEC summit in South Korea in 2005. Administratively, Busan is considered as the autonomy area. On November 14, 2005, the city of Busan officially became the host of the Summer Olympics in 2020.

The beautiful port city of Busan in South Korea is well endowed for the spectacular coastal scenery, wonderful beaches and majestic mountains. Busan climate is influenced by the ocean, humid all year round. The average temperature of the city is from 15 to 22 degrees C. Spring in Busan last from April to May, it is a good time to visit Busan due to cool weather, it is the time of cherry blossom season, chamomile, lavender in countryside area. Cherry Blossom Festival in April is the best time to visit Busan.

Summer in Busan runs from June to September, the weather is usually hot and humid. From late June to early July is monsoon season. This is not the appropriate season to visit Busan.
Asia Shore Excursions is offering the best Busan shore excursions for cruise passenger stop at Busan port, Korea. Please contact us to get the greatest shore trips in Busan. If you do not find any suitable tours and day trips, you can surely tailor a shore excursion to suit the prices and interests.

  • Busan – The Land of History and World Heritage

    Busan – The Land of History and World Heritage


    Discover the mysterious history of Shilla Kingdom by visiting several places such as Shilla Kingdom Theater, Gyochon Traditional Village, Daereungwon Tomb Complex, Bulguk Temple, Seokguram Grotto and Gyeongju Donggung Palace…

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  • Busan Countryside Tour

    Busan Countryside Tour


    Too tired with the urban lifestyle, take a Busan Countryside Trip, and experience the daily life of Andong city where you can get a glimpse of the culture of two Korea golden Dynasty: Shilla and Joseon, and then, catch the peaceful sights of Hahoe Folk Village…

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  • Ulsan Sightseeing Tour

    Ulsan Sightseeing Tour


    A short comfortable drive from Busan port, the Ulsan provides several attractive spots such as Ganjeolgot, Whale Museum & Village, Daewangam Park, and Ulsan Bridge Observatory…

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  • Busan By Night

    Busan By Night


    Experience the stunning nightlife of Busan, admire the panoramic views of Mount Hwangryeong and Gwangan Bridge, enjoy the bustling life in Gwangalli Beach and the modern breath of Busan Cinema Center and Marine City. Joining this Busan shore excursion to taste the Busan favors…

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  • Busan City Tour

    Busan City Tour


    Discover the highlights of Busan in this incredible guided private day trip. Reflect upon the historic past and developmental changes of Busan in Beomeosa Temple, UN Memorial Cemetery, and Busan Modern History Museum…

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  • Birds in Nakdong River Eco Center

    Busan Eco Tour


    Escape from the buzz and lights of city and delve into the breathtaking unspoiled nature of Busan. From the Nakdong River to Yongdusan Park and Taejongdae Park, this private guided day trip promises to delight the hearts of all nature lovers…

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  • The Best of Busan

    The Best of Busan


    For those with limited time, this half-day Busan shore excursion brings you to see the best of Busan in the comfort of a private vehicle. Visit graceful Beomeosa Temple before traveling along the coast to…

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  • Roz Alperstein

    Is it possible to do an 7 1/2 hr tour by eliminating some of the itinerary? If so, what would be the price for 2 people?
    Thank you and I look forward to your reply.

    • Tiffany

      Hi Roz,

      Thank you for your request. You can surely tailor-make a shore trip in your favor. Please check your email for detailed information.

      Best,

  • Roz Alperstein

    Is it possible to shorten the tour to 7 1/2 hrs by eliminating some of the itinerary? What woul be the prie for the shorter tour for 2 people. Thank you.

 

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Attractions for Busan shore excursions

Busan – the second largest city in the country – is a must-visiting destination in Korea shore excursions. Lined up by streets full of skyscrapers and modern buildings, this city still maintains many traditional values. Hop on a Busan shore excursion to taste all of its favors.

Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple stands on the top of Mt. Geumjeongsan that can be seen in everywhere inside the city. The temple has become one of the most delicate and luxurious structures dated back to the Joseon Dynasty that included in almost all Busan highlight shore trips. Due to be built on three elevations of the mountain, the buildings in the ground of Beomeosa Temple features a certain coziness when you have a stroll along the temple. Once you approached, you will be mesmerizing at the One Pillar Gate built on the foundation of four giant-sized stones combine with a splendor crown-shaped roof. When you step into the main hall, you can be surprised at the crowd gathered here to chat and pray.

Yongdusan Park

Yongdusan Park, which means “Mountain with the shape of Dragon Head”, is believed to hold a spirit that can defeat the enemies coming over the sea. Not simply served as a park, Yongdusan is a popular mountain, a sacred shrine in the old time, and now it changed into monuments dedicated to Korean War victims inside the modern city Busan. The highlight of the park is the Busan Tower with the height of 120 meters which offers the stunning night view of this city. The observation deck also provides the place to both enjoy the view and sample a cup of coffee, snacks, and ice-cream. Climb up the staircase where you can take some fantastic photos.

UN Memorial Cemetery

The United Nations Memorial Cemetery, built to the memorial for soldiers from 16 countries who died in the Korean War many years ago, will highlight your shore trip to Korea. The cemetery is the only UN memorial in the world with some special sites such as Memorial Service Hall, Memorabilia Hall, Monuments for several countries including Turkish, Greek, Australia, Britain, and two beautiful ponds. Moreover, various annual events held here, almost all are praying for the peace and reminding about those who had given their lives for the upholding peace and freedom of later generations. Take one-minute silence in front of the stone memorial with bronze panels erected to memorial about them.

Taejongdae Park

Taejongdae Park is one of the most popular attractions in Busan shore trips. With the quaint sea cliff, lush green forest, crystal blue ocean, and spectacular view looking to Oryukdo Island, the park is not only the symbol but also an important monument of this city. Besides a lovely side path, there is a splendor lighthouse at the end of the trail. Jagal Beach nearby provides lines of delicious seafood restaurants that you can sample soju and kimbap – the traditional wine and dish of Korea.

Gukjesijang

Gukjesijang is a famous market which served as a home for refugees to inhabit through Korean War. It became one of the most bustling markets in Korea shore trips nowadays where both locals and foreigners visit around the year. Soak in the old-fashioned spirit, Gukjesijang provides a plenty of goods from electronic households to vegetables, fruits, and clothes. Pick up a set of hanbok – the traditional dress of Korea, and take some wonderful shots to remind about an interesting trip.

Jagalchi Market

Hop on a Busan shore excursion, you cannot miss the chance to have a look at the daily life of locals here, especially in the seafood industry which clearly reveals the features of a country bordering the ocean. Jagalchi Market the largest seafood market in this country. This market can represent the city of Busan and is famous for its large number of both fresh and dried seafood. This market is always considered as a must-visiting place for those who are the fans of Korean cuisine. The market is lined up with numerous stalls and food vendors run by friendly middle-aged women. You can find every kind of seafood here from crabs, eels, red snapper, flounder to many other strange creatures. Dried seafood is also sold in the market such as dried squid, octopus, codfish, anchovies, and seaweed. Climb up the second floor to have a delicious meal in a local restaurant.
 

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