Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ride Away Korea – All Possible Riding Options!

Some of the Most Efficient Ways to Travel Korea

Tour Buses and Cable Car Rides


When you have a month to explore Korea, you might want to do your own search and visit wherever you feel like that day. However, when you only have a couple of days or a week, you want to take a full advantage of the limited time. That’s when a tour program comes very handy! We’ve gathered up 6 possible ways to tour around one of Korea’s most beautiful city, Daegu.

#1  DAEGU CITY TOUR


Daegu City Tour is probably most known to tourists partly for its bright red bus. Especially, the red double-decker ride is also popular among locals! There are mainly two types of tours available for you: urban course and themed courses. Those two courses run slightly different, so make sure you read thoroughly!

Urban Route

Courtesy: Daegu City Tour
If you’d like to try a double-decker bus, this is the route for you. Among all routes, only the urban course runs with a double-decker. There are 14 stops available and bus will stop by 12 times a day during the operating hour. You can start at any stop. Also, you can choose how many stops and which stops to get on or off! How convenient!

─  Date: Everyday except Mondays, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok)
─  Hours: 09:30 –18:40
─  Location: You can hop on at any stop!
─  Price: 5,000KRW for adults, 4,000KRW for students

*No reservation needed.
*You can buy a ticket when you first hop on the bus with cash, credit card, or transportation card.
*You can use the ticket unlimitedly on the day.

Courtesy: Daegu City Tour

Theme Routes
Theme courses take you to outer sides of Daegu which may not be most convenient if you travel by a public transportation. These course usually include places full of history and culture. You need to check if any course fits your taste!

─  Date: Different for each course
(Every Course close on Mondays, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok)
─  Hours: 09:30 –17:00
─  Departing Location: Sinan Station(9:30) and Dongdaegu Station(10:00) only. 
─  Price: 5,000KRW for adults, 4,000KRW for students

*Reservation needed by 13:00 on a day before the tour day.
*In order to book, call 053-627-8900 or visit www.daegucitytour.com
*Please get on the bus by 10min before departing time.

Featured Courses

Mt. Palgong Course
Sinnam subway station  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park/DTC(Daegu Textile Complex) Textile Museum  >  Daegu Bangjjayugi Museum
  >  Dongwha temple  >  aegu Safety Theme Park  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam subway station  *Entrance fee for Donghwasa Temple: 2,500KRW

 Mt. Biseul Course
Sinnam subway station   >  Dongdaegu Train Station   >  Zelkova tree theme park   >  Do Dong Confucian Academy   >  Daegu National Science Museum   >  Mt. Biseul(National Forest resort)  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam subway station

 Nakdong River Course
Sinnam subway station  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Gangjeong Goryeongbo Weir & The ARC  >  Samunjin ferry  >  Mabijeong Mural Painting Village
  >  Inheung Village   >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam subway station

Suseoung & Gachang Course
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway station  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Kim Gwang seok-gil Street  >  Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy  >  Suseong Lake Resort
  >  Daegu National Museum  >  Momyeong-jae  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam Subway station



#2  DAEGU TROLLY BUS aka “Cheongna Bus”


If you like to explore deeper into Daegu’s downtown, take Daegu Trolly Bus instead of City Tour Bus(Urban Routes). It’s a lot like the urban City Bus Tour in that you can hop on and off at any stop during the operating hour. Some stops overlap but the trolly bus include more stops around Jung-gu areas! There are total 8 stations and bus stops 7 times a day for each.

Courtesy: Daegu Trolly Bus

─  Date: Every day except Mondays, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok)
─  Hours: 10:00 –17:45
─  Departing Location: at any station 
─  Price: 3,000KRW for adult
─  Click here to visit official website http://alleybus.jung.daegu.kr/eng/index.php
*No reservation needed.
*You can buy a ticket when you first hop on the bus with cash or credit card.


#3  The Play Bus


It claims that it is the first “play” bus where you can have fun during its ride. Unlike other bus tour, you don’t get off the bus during 1-hour ride. Instead, you will get to enjoy the view out windows and DJ-ing inside the bus! After that, you will arrive at the famous Kim Gwang Seok St., look around Kim Gwang Seok Story House and enjoy a mini concert after!

─  Date: Every Saturday
─  Hours: 17:00 – 19:00
─  Departing Location: in front of Novotel @16:45
─  Price: Free
─  Click here for booking and more info. https://theplaybus.modoo.at/
*Your reservation is complete only when you get a confirmation call.


#4  K-TRAVEL BUS


If you plan to travel Daegu from Seoul, K-Travel Bus can be a great option. K-Travel Bus takes you to 5 popular places in Korea, one of which is Daegu! K-Travel Bus include a round bus trip, guide tour(English, Chinese or Japanese), and a one night stay at a 3 starred hotel or a guesthouse.

─  Date: Every Thursday
─  Hours: 7:20 Thur – 18:30 Fri
─  Departing Location: SM Duty Free@7:30
─  Full Course: Seomun Market/Kim Gwangseok-gil Street/Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine/Dongseongno Street/ DonghwasaTemple Palgongsan Cable Car Guam Farm Stay(Experience)



#5  APSAN CABLE CAR


Continuing our ride to cable car, I’d like to introduce you Apsan Cable Car. It takes you to one of the most beautiful night view spots in Daegu. Recently, it has extended it operating hours after sunset from Friday to Sunday and holidays so that many people can enjoy the ride up and down while they view all of day, sunset and night views of the whole city!

─  Address: 574-114
─  Address(KR): 574-114, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Price : Round-trip 9,500 for adults
* 20% off with a City Tour Ticket of the day
*The ride may be canceled depending on weather. 
─  Hours
Courtesy: Apsan Cable Car


#6  PALGONG MT. CABLE CAR


Last but not least, you might want to include a visit to Palgong Mt. Autumn is a perfect time to visit palgong area to see its beautiful foliage. Especially when you ride a cable car, you can look at the magnificent nature changing its cloth from the sky! 

─  Date: Tuesday –Sunday (open on Monday if it is a holiday)
─  Price: Round-trip 9,000KRW for adult
─  Hours
*The ride may be canceled depending on weather. 
  

Courtesy: Palgong Mt. Cable Car