Example Itinerary

Busan and Seoul By Night

Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Cuisine
Destinations
South Korea

Dive into the unique and energetic nightlife of Busan and Seoul, two of Korea’s most thrilling cities. This tour focuses on an exploration of an authentic Korean night out, complete with cuisine, cocktails, and experiences. Split between the beach-laden Busan and bustling mega-city Seoul, you will get a taste a night life culture that is quintessentially Korean. Dine on kimchi and BBQ pork belly, belt out K-pop songs at a norebang (Korean karaoke), hop around the many pojangmachas (drinking tents) and discover the unique flavors of makgeolli and soju, staple Korean spirits. Top it off with access to upscale bars, electronic clubs and other hot spots on South Korea's list of premier venues. 

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Highlights

  • Party Time: For lovers of Korean nightlife, this eight-day journey will see travelers singing in a VIP norebang, soju drinking in a suljib, and strolling Haeundae Beach’s impressive boardwalk.
  • Seoul in Style: The hotels of Seoul are some of the finest in East Asia. Travelers can opt for the classic luxury of the Conrad Seoul or Four Seasons Seoul, or go to the newly-minted Signiel Seoul high rise for one of the best views in the city.
  • Get a Little Gangnam Style: After exploring the lively destinations of Itaewon and Hongdae, travelers go to the electric downtown centers of Gangnam and Cheongdam for restaurants, bars, and clubs in the Korean urban jungle.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Busan

Begin your nightlife excursion at Busan’s humming Jagalchi Fish Market, an elaborate maze of fresh seafood. Offering top quality delicacies such as the freshest tuna and the largest king crabs, Jagalchi is distinctly a Korean gem. Select your desired catch and it will be delivered to a nearby restaurant where you will be served immediately in traditional Korean style complete with soju (a Korean rice whiskey). Afterwards, stroll Haeundae Beach’s impressive boardwalk, the liveliest section of the beach city. Saturated with tantalizing street food and exotic nightlife bars and clubs, there is never a shortage of entertainment in Haeundae.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Service: Part of the Leading Hotels of the World collection, Paradise Busan's attentive service is top-tier

Spa: While enjoying stunning views of the Haeundae waters, guests can enjoy a variety of hot spring tubs, dry-wet saunas, and other specialized treatments.

Location: The resort is positioned right alongside the lively beach in South Korea’s second largest, but oft-overlooked, city of Busan.

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Paradise Busan Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Harbor Views: Many guest rooms and suites in the Signiel Busan enjoy ocean views out to Haeundae Beach and Mipo Harbor. The large outdoor infinity pool and extensive fitness center & spa also make the most of the pretty panoramas.

Expertise and Attention to Detail: Under the LOTTE umbrella, Signiel Busan is the sister property of Signiel Seoul, and the Signiel brand aims to integrate modern design with high-end service and facilities, as well as traditional aspects of Korean culture.

Fine Dining: The Signiel brand is synonymous with gourmet experiences, and the drinking and dining venues at the Signiel Busan are culinary playgrounds for Michelin-accredited chefs and creative kitchen teams.

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Signiel Busan Preferred Hotel
About

This internationally acclaimed brand hotel is located in central Busan next to Busan Marina, and provides a superb luxury base from which to explore this exciting city. The hotel is conveniently located near to landmark sites such as Dongbaek Station, Nurimaru APEC House and Dongbaek island.

If our Preferred Hotel is unavailable, this accommodation is a reliable alternative and has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 2

Busan

On your second night, indulge yourself with two different types of dining experiences. Begin at an upscale locale with a feast of galbi (the famous Korean short rib), soups and and endless array of side dishes. Served family-style in large portions with abundant drinks, this sumptuous meal will effectively prepare your stomach for the pojangmachas (drinking tents). A staple of the Korean people, pojangmachas serve a variety of appetizers and Korean beverages. Stick to the standard soju or try the bokbunja raspberry wine for an especially sweet ending to the night.

Busan
Busan

Day 3

Busan

Night three takes off with a trip to a sul-jib, which literally translates to “alcohol-house.” Don’t let the name fool you, food is served and your party will be provided a private room. Ordering is done through an electronic screen, where you can purchase a wide variety of spirits (including the famous kiwi-soju smoothies) and anju, or Korean-style pub food. After your sul-jib experience, visit a norebang, the Korean karaoke with a twist: a VIP room featuring waiter service. Stay for a half hour or the entire night singing, eating, and drinking.

Day 4

Seoul

Arrive in Seoul and take the night to relax and recuperate in your luxurious hotel. Depending on your arrival time to Seoul, consider grabbing a bite in the exquisite hotel restaurant or going for a drink at a nearby venue.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

History: For the first time, the Four Seasons brings its decades of quality hospitality to Seoul.

Location: The hotel enjoys an ideal position in Gwanghwamun district, in the very heart of the city.

Service: Guests will be delighted by the intuitive and comprehensive service, synonymous with the name that’s trusted around the world.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seoul Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Access to Seoul’s Top Attractions: Signiel Seoul is located within easy access of Seoul’s most striking examples of modern architecture, as well as its notable historic sites like ancient Buddhist temples. The LOTTE World Tower and Mall itself, which ranks among the top 10 tallest buildings worldwide and houses Signiel Seoul, is worth exploring in its own right. The Olympic Park facility and well-manicured Songpa Naru Park are also nearby tourist attractions recommended by the hotel.

Expertise and Attention to Detail: As a landmark hotel representing Korea for the LOTTE Hotels & Resorts brand, Signiel Seoul offers the ultimate in high-end hospitality for luxury travelers. The hotel’s operations are backed by the LOTTE brand’s more than half a century of experience in the industry.

Unforgettable Fine Dining: Between STAY – the brainchild of multi-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alleno – and other offerings like the Michelin-starred Korean restaurant BICENA, some of Seoul’s top food and beverage options are housed within the LOTTE World Tower.

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Signiel Seoul Preferred Hotel
Seoul
Seoul

Day 5

Seoul

Spend the night in Hongdae, Seoul’s college town. Dinner will consist of a Korean barbeque feast prepared before you on your table’s built-in grill. Do-it-yourself or allow the helpful wait staff to cook the top-shelf meat to perfection. Follow dinner with a walk through the animated streets of Hongdae. Live musicians, games of chance, a wide assortment of hofs (Korean-style bars), nightclubs, and street food await you in this neon-lit district.

Day 6

Seoul

Your sixth day will start with a journey through Itaewon, the epicenter of visitors in Seoul. A diverse blend of food and spirits, including many innovative fusion restaurants, is available in this bustling expat district. From there, cross the Han River to Apgujeong, one of Seoul’s preeminent cultural centers, for a taste of high-end Korean makgeolli, the unique rice wine Koreans claim contains numerous health benefits.

Seoul
Seoul

Day 7

Seoul

Go “Gangnam-style” on your final day in Seoul, embracing the electric downtown centers of Gangnam and Cheongdam. Seoul’s finest restaurants, bars, and clubs are located in this enthralling urban jungle. A specialty guide will be provided for your final night, advising you on the plethora of options available, ranging from renowned traditional Korean eateries to exclusive night clubs.

Day 8

Departure

Transfer to your flight and return home after your week of nightlife fun.

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