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  • Explore Gyeongju, see its numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk at the Magoksa Temple
  • Visit a green tea plantation in Boseong
  • See some of the major sights of Gongju, the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom
Join us on this fascinating, all-encompassing trip to South Korea and be part of a guided, 7-day tour that will take you to some of the most popular destinations as well as the less-known hidden treasures of the country. Starting from Seoul, this trip will take you to Daejeon, Jeonju, Boseong, Jinju and Busan among other places before dropping you off in Seoul.

Visit Gongju, the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom, and explore the Songsan-ri Tombs as well as Gongsanseong Fortress. Travel to Boseong Green Tea Plantation and try their famous produce. See Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592 AD, as well as the Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Get the chance to contrast these relics of the past with the second-largest automobile plant that you will see on the way to Ulsan as well as the ski jump tower at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium, one of the venues of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Learn more about the two thousand years of Korean history and savour a variety of delicious, local cuisines along the way. For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
9 hours 4 Star Hotel at Hotel Interciti or similar
Meet your tour guide at the hotel lobby and head for Gongju, the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom. Experience a traditional tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk at the Magoksa Temple, which is located in Chungcheongnam-do province and surrounded by mountains and rivers.

Visit the Songsan-ri Tombs then continue to Gongsanseong Fortress, constructed during the Baekje period. Enjoy archery in the fortress. Transfer to Daejeon, a South Korean city famous for its hot springs. You are free for the rest of the day after checking in at the hotel.
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  • Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Holiday Inn Gwangju or similar
Transfer to Jeonju after breakfast. Visit Jeonju Hanok Village, home to over 800 tradition Korean houses. Explore the village as well as the Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum. Have Jeonju bibimbab for lunch and taste makkolli (Korean traditional wine) at a local restaurant. Then visit the Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Travel to Gwangju and check into your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Hidden Bay Hotel or similar
Travel to Boseong Green Tea Plantation in the morning. Explore the plantation before trying their famous produce. Next, visit Naganeupseong Folk Village, where you can see the houses and architectural styles that are indigenous to this region.

Then head for Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park, which is thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. Finally, move onto Yeosu, one of the country's most picturesque port cities that offers stunning nighttime views. Enjoy stunning views of this city at night before retiring to your bed.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Haeundae Grand Hotel or similar
Take a cable car over the sea in Yeosu. Soak up the views of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport. Next, visit Jinjuseong Fortress, which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592.

Transfer to Busan next and visit Igidae Park, the coastal hiking route that is famous for the panoramic views it offers, as well as the Gwangan Bridge. You are free for the rest of the day. Explore Haeundae Beach or spend some time in the city's cafes and pubs. See artists and performers busking along the shoreline and visit the Haeundae Market.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Hilton Gyeongju or similar
Head for Ulsan after breakfast, travelling past the world’s largest single automobile plant. Visit Daewangam Park, littered with rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean. Next on today's itinerary is the Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Visit the Gyeongju National Museum as well as the Daereungwon Tomb Complex before travelling to Chomseongdae Observatory. Get the chance to choose and try your preferred Hanbok, Korea's national costume, before heading for your hotel. Your lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or similar
Travel to Andong from Gyeongju after breakfast. Visit Andong Hahoe, a village that is home to the descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well known for its traditional houses. Transfer to Wonju and visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get the chance to experience the Hanji-making process.

Transfer to Pyeongchang, where you will be staying tonight. Your lunch today includes braised chicken with vegetables and roasted fish. Enjoy Korean-style grilled pork belly (samgyeopsal) for dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours
Stop by to see the ski jump tower at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium, one of the venues of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Explore the Jumunjin Seafood Market and see a variety of fish and other marine animals caught in the south eastern coast of South Korea.

Transfer to Yangyang and take a short hike in the Jujeongol Valley. Enjoy great views of the Seoraksan Mountains before transferring to Seoul. For lunch today is a set menu with seasoned wild vegetables. Drop off will be at T-Mark Hotel, T-Mark Grand Hotel, Lotte Hotel Seoul and Center Mark Hotel.

Please note that you can transfer to your hotel in Seoul by an international taxi service for free upon request. However, you will need to provide us your accommodation information at the time of booking this trip to enjoy this service.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • 4-5 star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service available in Seoul only. Other transfers as per itinerary
  • An English-speaking tour guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Admission fees to destinations mentioned on the itinerary
  • Gratuities
what's excluded
  • Round-trip international flight tickets and all domestic air tickets
  • Any airport/hotel transfer service
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Service except those mentioned on the itinerary
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
Tour details
Availability Every Sat
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 35 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 2 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Seoul, South Korea/ Seoul, South Korea
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationPrice listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability The itinerary/accommodation is subject to change or modifications due to availability and other factors Additional blackout dates may apply without notice Children must share a room with 2 adults to receive the child rates Luggage (per person): 1 luggage & 1 carryon Transportation: Vans (1 to 4 pax), mini coaches (5 to 9 pax), mediumsized coaches (10 to 17 pax) or large coaches (+18 pax) You and your group may have to join another group during the tour. Please note that your seating arrangement may change once other groups join the tour
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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