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The city of Busan is the cultural capital of South Korea, and is full of ancient and modern marvels. Hosting both the Busan International Film Festival and an annual fireworks festival, the city is also home to some of the most beautiful ancient temples in the country. This four day itinerary connects with other South Korean holidays, as well as international airports for those wanting to add South Korea to other travel in this part of Asia.
Day 1: Seoul - Gyeongju
This morning you will be picked up and driven the 4.5 hours to Gyeonju. Following lunch you will be taken to Seokguram Grotto, a stone temple built over a period of 24 years in the eighth century, and then on to Bulguksa Temple - famed around the world for its beauty. Later in the day you will be driven to your hotel to spend the evening at leisure.
Day 2: Gyeongju – Busan (B)
This morning begins with a visit to the large ancient tombs of Daereungwon, followed by the 7th century Cheomseongdae astronomical observatory. The short drive to Busan is followed by a lunch break after which you will have a trip to Nurimaru APEC House on Dongbaekseom Island. Next it is onto the impressively state-of-the-art Busan Aquarium, which contains over 35,000 marine animals in over 36,000 square metres of facilities. Late afternoon you will be taken to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 3: Busan (B)
Following the Korean War refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living, and this was the beginning of the Gukje Market (gukje meaning international in Korean). The Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets and this is where you will spend most of this morning. Later, head to the Busan International Film Festival district before having a break for lunch.
In the afternoon visit the New Zealand Monument at the UN Memorial Cemetery before being returned to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore in your own style.
Day 4: Busan – Seoul (B)
Today you will be transferred from Busan to Incheon airport for your onward flight or to connect to your own arrangements in Seoul.
- Accommodation at selected class of hotel for 3 nights on a twin share basis
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
- Full tour & transfer with admission parking & toll fees
- English speaking guide assistance throughout (driving guide for under 4paxs)
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Tourist Class: Swiss Rosen Hotel
Superior Tourist Class: The Suites Hotel Gyeongju
Tourist Class: Ibis Haeundae Hotel
Superior Tourist Class:Haeundae Grand Hotel
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