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2-Day Rail Tour to Gyeongju and Busan from Seoul

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$821.59

Journey down to Gyeongju from Seoul by taking a ride on Korea's bullet train, KTX. After the 2 hour ride, explore into the past of Korean history, religion, and science. The half day guided tour will amaze you as you discover the wonders of an old Buddhist temple (Bulguksa Temple), ancient tombs (Tumuli Park), and the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia (Cheomseongdae Observatory). Next day, experience what Busan has to offer through politics, religion, history, culture, traditions, and current lifestyle. The full day guided tour will have you explore Nurimaru APEC House, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Jagalchi Fish Market, Yongdusan Park, and Gukje Market. After finishing the 2-days unique experience at Gyeongju and Busan, head back to Seoul in a 3 hour ride by KTX. 
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 4 people per booking
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative site
- Dress comfortably
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary

Day 1: Gyeongju Heritage Tour

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
Begin with a visit to Bulguksa temple, located in the foothills of the mountains. This is an extremely elaborate and colorful temple which represents the apex of the artistry of the Silla kingdom: the stonework is particularly impressive.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
Cheomseongdae Observatory is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. It was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Daereungwon, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
Take a stroll at the open museum of Gyeongju city by visiting Royal Tumuli Park
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Gyeongju National Museum, 186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171 South Korea
Continue to the Gyeongju National Museum, which displays the artifacts from the Silla culture, with 2,500 exhibits including Silla crowns and Buddhist artifacts on display, and a further 80,000 in storage.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Busan Culture Tour

Stop At: Gamcheon Culture Village, 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan 49368 South Korea
You will visit the Gamcheon Culture Villiage, formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan."
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jagalchi Market, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan South Korea
You will visit the Jagalchi Market. It is lively and showcases the outgoing personalities of the people of Busan and the south.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yongdusan Park, 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
Yongdusan Mountain (49m) in downtown Busan is one of Busan's three famous mountains. It was originally called Songhyeonsan Mountain, which means a mountain with a view of the sea through the dense pine tree forest. Later, the name was changed to Yongdusan Mountain, as the mountain peak was shaped similar to a dragon's head (yongdu), protecting the area against foreign invaders overseas.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gukje Market, 38, Gukjesijang 2-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48946 South Korea
Continue to Nampadong Street, home to the Busan International Film Festival (PIFF) and inexpensive non-brand fashion items.
Duration: 40 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Departure:

Departure point:

Singyeongju Station, 80 Singyeongjuyeong-ro, Geoncheon-eup, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Departure time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

2 days

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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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2-Day Rail Tour to Gyeongju and Busan from Seoul
Overview:

Journey down to Gyeongju from Seoul by taking a ride on Korea's bullet train, KTX. After the 2 hour ride, explore into the past of Korean history, religion, and science. The half day guided tour will amaze you as you discover the wonders of an old Buddhist temple (Bulguksa Temple), ancient tombs (Tumuli Park), and the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia (Cheomseongdae Observatory). Next day, experience what Busan has to offer through politics, religion, history, culture, traditions, and current lifestyle. The full day guided tour will have you explore Nurimaru APEC House, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Jagalchi Fish Market, Yongdusan Park, and Gukje Market. After finishing the 2-days unique experience at Gyeongju and Busan, head back to Seoul in a 3 hour ride by KTX. 

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$821.59

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