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Busan Luxury vs. Budget Tour
Luxury Tour: An Elegant Vacation on the Beach

The Busan luxury tour centers on fantastic seaside experiences. In early morning, enjoy a quiet walk on the beach or spend a leisurely hour in the hotel’s outdoor pool. In the afternoon, go sailing on a yacht and feel the sea breeze against your skin. Then to cap the evening off, take a dinner cruise and enjoy a fantastic night view of Busan. This tour offers a short but romantic weekend in Busan.

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Day 1
▶09:00 Departure from Seoul
▶12:00 Arrival in Busan

The trip takes approximately three hours by KTX from Seoul Station to Busan Station (about 48,000 won). If you depart early in the morning, you will arrive in Busan in time for lunch. The first train departs at 05:30, with a train leaving every 30 minutes or on the hour.

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Tip: If your hotel is located close to Busan Station, it is advised to check-in before you start sightseeing. However, if you are staying near Haeundae or downtown, which is farther away, put your luggage in a public locker inside the train station and start your tour immediately. It takes about an hour from Busan Station to the first destination, which is Taejongdae.

Travel Tip: Have a simple lunch at Busan Station. The restaurant area in the station offers Korean, Chinese, or Western cuisine. There are also a number of restaurants outside the station. If you want to save more time, buy some sandwiches, gimbap (rice roll), and drinks before you leave Seoul Station and enjoy them on the train.
▶14:00~17:00 Visit to Taejongdae Park’s coastal cliffs
Famous for its odd-shaped rocks and cliffs, Taejongdae Park offers a great sightseeing course along a 4.3-kilometer coastal road. The sites include Taejongsa Temple, a lighthouse, and an observatory, which are accessible on foot or by tram. The most popular is the Yeongdo Lighthouse Maritime Culture Area.
First opened in 2004, this site offers views of the sea from a white lighthouse, which also has a maritime theater, a library, a natural history gallery, and a coffee shop. Visitors can use free Internet service in the lighthouse information center to send e-mails to families and friends. After visiting the lighthouse, walk down to view the sea.
You can easily access Taejongdae by taking a Danubi tour tram.

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▶17:00~19:00 Sailing the sea on a Taejongdae Boat!
Take a pleasure boat if you want to view Taejongdae Park from the sea. The boat passes Yeongdo Lighthouse, Suicide Rock, Mangbuseok Rock, Sinseon Rock, and Oryukdo Island before making a turn at Korea’s Maritime University. The schedule and number of trips depends on the tide and number of passengers, so you may have to wait a while at the dock. As you wait for the boat, enjoy some fresh sea cucumbers, sea squirts, and shellfish served at the open-air shellfish stand. From the Taejongdae entrance, walk towards the amusement park to the right, and you will find a free shuttle bus that will take you to the pleasure boat.

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▶20:00~21:00 Check-in at the hotel and have dinner
Most accommodations are located near Haeundae and downtown. In fact, many famous hotels line Haeundae Beach as there are numerous tourist sites and convenience facilities nearby. After checking in, if you are hungry, why not have dinner at the hotel or a nearby restaurant. Then, enjoy a cocktail in the hotel lounge as you gaze at the night view of Haeundae Beach or perhaps take a nice stroll along the beach.



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Recommended! Paradise Hotel in Haeundae
The Paradise Hotel is the only deluxe hotel that is registered as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. With 540 rooms, it is the largest hotel in Haeundae. The seaside rooms have balconies that offer a great view of the sea. A spa, an outdoor swimming pool, and a hot spring are also available in the hotel, perfect for guests who want to enjoy a relaxing tour.
Day 2
▶08:00~09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
▶09:00~12:00 Walk on Haeundae Beach and visit the Busan Aquarium
In the morning, enjoy a walk on Haeundae Beach. You can sit on the fine sand to enjoy the sea or take a plunge in the water on hot summer days. During the vacation season of July and August, the beach is packed, so it is better to go in early morning. Also visit the Busan Aquarium in Haeundae. It is home to 35,000 sea organisms in 40 theme aquariums, an 80-meter acryl tunnel, and a 3 million liter-aquarium. Take advantage of the events for more fun. Check out the feeding time for sharks and other fish as well as for the otters and penguins.

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▶12:00~14:00 Lunch buffet at the Westin Chosun
Enjoy a buffet lunch in the Camellia Room of Westin Chosun Hotel. The restaurant has a wonderful interior design and offers a great view of Haeundae Beach from the large glass windows. The buffet menu includes a variety of dishes such as galbijjim, king crab jjim, sushi, and salmon. You can also come for dinner and enjoy the night view. Reservations are required if you want to be seated by the window.



Visitor Information
Hours and Price: Morning buffet , 06:00~10:00, 24,000 won,
lunch buffet , 12:00~15:00 (Weekends and holidays until 16:00), 39,000 won,
dinner buffet, 06:00~22:00 (Weekends and holidays until 17:30), 49,000 won (VAT included)
For inquires +82-51-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-51-749-7434 (Korean, English)
Website: twcb.echosunhotel.com (Korean, English, Japanese)
How to Get There : Located in Haeundae’s Dongbaekseom
▶14:00~15:00 Visit to Nurimaru APEC House and the walking path
Nestled in a thick camellia and pine grove, APEC house was home to the 2nd APEC Summit in 2005. The three-story building is an attraction in itself with its modern architecture of a Korean traditional pavilion. A hidden gem is the shady walking path connecting the Chosun Hotel and APEC House. More tourists are visiting, especially as it offers a great view of the coastal cliffs.


Visitor Information
Hours: 09:00~17:00 (Last Entrance is at 16:30; No admission on day of conference) Free admissions
For inquires: +82-51-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-51-743-1974~6 (Korean, English)
How to Get There: Nurimaru walk starts from the backyard of Chosun Hotel

▶15:00~18:00 Sailing the sea on a yacht!
Hoisting a white sail for a yacht cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the sea of Busan. This option is especially popular among foreign tourists who have been exposed to yachting since childhood. The Busan Yacht Association operates yacht programs at the Yacht Club for tourists. The yachts are mostly smaller (sailing yachts) without an engine or cabin. The basic program is usually 2 to 4 days including basic sailing theory as well as actual sailing, but tourists can participate in a 2, 4, or 8-hour program. A professional sailor on board teaches the basic skills.

Visitor Information
Price: 10,000 won per person (1 hour; minimum 8 people required to participate); for smaller groups, price starts from 150,000 won.
For inquires: +82-51-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-51-746-5022 (Korean)
Website: www.busanyacht.co.kr (Korean, English)
How to Get There : Go to the Yacht Club


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▶19:00~22:00 Night view on a cruise!
Take an evening cruise to enjoy the fresh sea breeze and the night sky. The most recommended is the dinner cruise Tiffany 21, which takes approximately two hours. Advance reservations are required. The highlight of the cruise can be seen near Gwangan 1 Bridge 15 minutes after departure. Go to the third-level deck for a great night view. The wind can be rather chilly, so be sure to bring a jacket.


Visitor Information
Hours and Price: Lunch tour, 12:00~14:00, 40,000 won;
cookie tour, 15:30~17:00, 30,000 won;
dinner tour, 19:00~21:30, 70,000 won;
night tour , 22:30~24:30, 55,000 won
For inquires: +82-51-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-51-743-2500(Korean)
Website: www.coveacruise.com (Korean)
How to Get There: Go to the Pier across from Haeundae Chosun Hotel
Day 3
▶08:00~09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
▶09:00~12:00 Relaxation at Paradise Hotel’s outdoor pool and hot spring!
If you don’t enjoy swimming in the sea, try the outdoor pool in a hotel. Overlooking Haeundae Beach, the outdoor pool at the Paradise Hotel is located on the 4th floor of both the Bongwan and Singwan buildings. Opened year-round, the pool offers a great view of the blue sea beyond the pool. You can enjoy a more romantic ambience by going to the pool in the early morning or night-time when the view is at its loveliest. Next to the pool, there is also a hot spring to relax and rejuvenate you. Fed by Haeundae’s hot spring water, there are five theme springs with temperatures of 40 to 44 degrees Celsius.

Visitor Information
Hours 06:00~22:00 / Closed on the 4th Wednesday of every month
Admission: Free for hotel guests; 33,000 won for non-visitors (Indoor sauna, outdoor hot springs included)
For inquires: +82-51-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-51-749-2358 (Korean, English)
Website: busan.paradisehotel.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)
How to Get There: Haeundae Beach


Travel Tip! Where to go for duty free shopping
Duty free shops in Busan can be found at Busan Lotte, Paradise Hotel, Gimhae Airport, and Busan Port. If you visit the pool and hot springs at the Paradise Hotel, you can conveniently enjoy shopping at the hotel’s duty free shops on the first floor, preferably on the last day of your stay in Busan.
▶13:00~16:00 Visit to Yonggungsa or Beomeosa Temple
Because of their unique geographical surroundings, Yonggungsa Temple and Beomeosa Temple have totally different features. While Yonggungsa Temple, located on a coastal cliff, offers a beautiful view of the sea, Beomeosa Temple, which is nestled deep in the mountains, has a different ambience. You can choose either of the two temples depending on personal preference. A round trip to Yonggunsa takes an hour by taxi (public transportation is not recommended) and two hours by subway to Beomeosa, so make sure to allocate enough time for the temple visit. If a temple tour isn’t how you want to spend your time, you can top off your Busan trip with a leisurely shopping trip to a duty free shopping center.

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▶17:00 Departure from Busan
▶20:00 Arrival in Seoul

Good Sightseeing Option!
Ride the ferries wheel with a view at Meworld
If you are visiting Busan with your family, make sure not to miss ‘Meworld’. Of the few amusement parks in Busan, this is the newest one. While it is relatively small with only about ten amusement rides, it has all the essential rides. This is a great day trip option. Meworld’s greatest advantage is the excellent view of the sea, thanks to its location near Gwangalli Beach. Take the 103.5-meter high ferris wheel to get a birds-eye-view of Haeundae and the yacht center.

Visitor Information
Hours : 10:30 (April~December 11:00)~22:00 (January and February: 21:30, March, April, November, December: 23:00, July, August: 24:00)
Admissions: All day pass (19 and above): 20,000 won, ages 13~18 years old: 18,000 won, 12 years old and under: 16,000 won (Ticket can be purchased separately for each ride and prices range between 2,500 won and 4,000 won)
For inquires: +82-51-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-51-750-6000(Korean)
Website: www.meworld.co.kr (Korean)
How to Get There: Go to Gwangalli Beach
3 Need-to-Know Tips for Sightseeing in Busan
Tourist Information Center Transportation Map
Date 02/05/2008



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