While tourists can move around the city conveniently and quickly with Busan’s modern public transportation system, perhaps a better way to make things even more comfortable is by taking a Busan City Tour that is offered by the city government. The city tours consist of a variety of day courses, with each course focusing on a main theme. Not only can tourists discover various major attractions in Busan such as Taejongdae, Haeundae, Jagalchi and Dalmaji-gil, they can also have a chance to visit sites that best suit their interests.
The Busan City Tour bus goes around the course starting from the Train Station. The course activities include taking tourists around the downtown area and commercial districts, around coastal regions, around ecological sites and in areas with stunning nighttime views. The tour operates on a fixed schedule and tourists can get on and off the bus at their own will through the day. The ticket cost $10.00 for each course. To explore the natural beauty of Busan, you may get the Eulsukdo Natural Ecology Course. Travel time is almost 4 hours with two departures per day. The itinerary starts at the Busan Station to Yeongdo Bridge to Namghyangdaegyo Bridge to Songdo Beach then to Amnam Park.
Visitors are given time to roam around the park and take a glimpse of the sea along the coastline. Afer Amnam Park, the next stop is in Dadaepo Beach followed by Morundae then to Mount Amisan Observatory, an ideal place to view the Nakdong River Delta and watch birds. After Mt. Amisan Observatory, you will proceed to Eulsukdo Island Eco Center (Nakdonggang River Estuary Eco Center) then back to Busan Station. To witness the beauty of the Busan beaches and coastline, you may opt to take the Haeundae Tour Course. Travel takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. The itinerary begins at Busan Station to Busan Museum and after much sightseeing, you will proceed to Gwangalli Beach.
From Gwangalli Beach, the bus will take you to Haeundae Beach, followed by Busan Aquarium. From Haeundae Station, you will visit the massive Shinsegae Centum City and Lotte Department Stores. Next stop is the Busan Museum of Art, where you get to see numerous art pieces and galleries, followed up with a short glimpse to the iconic Diamond Bridge. Before heading back to Busan Station, you will visit UN Memorial Park. Taejongdae Course consists of a trip to Taejongdae Resort Park and the infamous Jagalchi Fish Market. The entire course takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. The itinerary starts from Busan Station heading straight to the Ferry terminal then to 75 Plaza. From 75 Plaza, you will proceed to Taejongdae Resort Park. After sightseeing, you will go to Songdo Beach, then to PIFF Square and Jagalchi Market then back to Busan Station.
To discover some of the premier shopping destinations in Busan, you can check it out by getting the Downtown Busan City tour. The travel only takes 1 hour and 30 minutes while visiting the famous Gold Theme Street, Seomyeon Shopping District, Seomyeon Open Road, Jwacheon-dong Furniture Street, Yongdusan Park and Jagalchi Market. The last course is the Night City Tour, ideal for those who want to observe a night view of the sea and the city. Travel time take 2 hours and 30 minutes. The route consists of Gwangan Beach for a spectacular view of the bright Diamond Bridge, the well-lit road of Dalmaji-gil and Mount Geumjeong. While riding a Busan City Tour Bus, each traveler seats has an individual TV screen to provide them with information about the places. Using rich presentations of video clips, image, animation and more, this provides cultural learning for travelers while enjoying different sights in Busan.