Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Busan, South Korea
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From USD 159.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

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

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Haedong Yonggungsa

1 hour Admission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Haeundae Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oryukdo Island

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Oryukdo Skywalk

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Busan Cinema Centre

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

UN Memorial Cemetery

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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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 travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

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.


57 reviews
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Fun Busan tour
Moira_M, May 2023
We really enjoyed this tour. Steve did a fantastic job showing us around Busan, explaining tha history and culture. He also has a great sense of humor to make the tour fun.
Pleasantly delightful
Edward_S, Apr 2023
Both “ Young” our tour guide & our driver were such a pleasure & both very attentive to cater to us . Thank you for the wonderful experience & it definitely opened up our eyes to consider coming back & stay even longer . Traveling in a cruise ship is fun, but never enough time at the ports we visit , so it just gives you a small taste of what it could be .., but we were very happy to have “Young” as our tour guide , she was very caring , knowledgeable , funny at times & wonderful all around ! Thank you again ! Edward & Richard Solomon
Best guide our entire vacation
jocelyn_M, Apr 2023
Hands down Steve was our favorite tour guide during our entire vacation. Not only was he super friendly and amazingly knowledgeable but really made us fall in love with Busan. We had even told him about our plans for the evening (doing an evening cruise) he told us the company that advertised it no longer runs the cruise, but he had a lady who booked a private tour with him who would be willing to do a small group. We were in!!! In-between our day and evening tours he took us to a shopping area to have dinner and walk around. Highly recommend Steve and the Busan day and evening tours.
Wonderful Busan
SENGHUAT_L, Apr 2023
The tour guide is one of the best I'd come across and very informative. The tour is culturally immersive. I'd enjoyed it, especially the Gukjae Market.
Great Experience
Lim_B, Jan 2023
So happy we decided to take this tour at the last minute. Steve was a wealth of knowledge and truly made our visit to Busan 100% better.
Good compact introductory tour but a little fast
Dayna_L, Dec 2022
It was nice and enjoyable, it was a small group with my partner and I and 2 other people only. Hotel pickup was offered which is really easy and convenient. Our guide Steve was friendly and easy going and shared about the history. Food was good too and water and heat packs and snacks were offered during the trip and flexibility. One thing I would've liked is to give a little free and easy time at each site. Each site we visited was touch and go and I feel like I didn't get to have any time at all to explore and soak in the atmosphere of the place. However I do understand due to time constraints this is not really feasible and he did mention himself to come back to the places we liked ourselves. It just felt really rushed , but it's a good tour if you don't know much about Busan and this serves as a good introduction and you can go to those places yourselves after that the rest of the trip. If you have time in Busan and have several days to do this go ahead but since we were only in Busan for a short time I think it's better if we had prioritised which ones we wanted to do and go there ourselves. To each their own.
Great guide, great tour, great day!
Gavin_R, Oct 2022
I was nervous as my original tour was cancelled, but the operator offered me another tour - however it was missing the destination I particualrly wanted to see. Our guide offered to include this on the itinerary if no-one else had already seen it and I was able to go to it at the end of the trip. Our guide was incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgable, and the day flew by in no time at all. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone interested in getting the most out of a day in Busan!
Visiting Busan!
Shana_Y, Sept 2022
My family and I had a great time! We visited so many places this day and will cherish these memories forever. What a beautiful city! Our special thanks to Steve who made this tour so much fun. My kids voted this and this tour was the best part of our stay in Busan.
Excellent experience
George_T, Sept 2022
Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Steve was excellent, he gave great descriptions and context for the places we visited but also allowed for exploration time so we could check out the places ourselves. As it was hot when we took the tour, Steve provided frozen water bottles which were a life saver! We enjoyed the tour so much we booked another one with Steve for the following day.
Administration error
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, June 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, June 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!!!
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, Sept 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
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, June 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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