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  • Visit Gongju, the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom
  • Explore the Songsan-ri Tombs as well as Gongsanseong Fortress
  • Enjoy a cable car trip over the sea in Yeosu
  • See some of the most popular attractions of Seoul during a guided sightseeing trip
Join us on this 7-day, guided tour of the western parts of South Korea and enjoy beautiful scenery along with delicious Korean cuisine. We will pick you up upon arrival in Seoul and drive you to your hotel. Go out on a sightseeing tour of the South Korean capital city on the second day of the trip.

See some of the major landmarks of the city, including Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, the famous shopping district of Myeongdong and the YTN Seoul Tower (popularly called the N Seoul Tower).

Head for Gongju, the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom, on the third day. See the Songsan-ri Tombs as well as Gongsanseong Fortress. Visit Boseong Green Tea Plantation and try their famous produce. The fourth day of the trip will take you to Jeonju Hanok Village, home to 800 traditional Korean houses.

Enjoy a cable car trip over the sea in Yeosu. We will drive you back to the airport on the last day of the tour according to your flight schedule. For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
3 hours 4 Star Hotel at TMark Grand Hotel or Similar
Meet your driver upon arrival at Incheon International Airport and enjoy our private pickup service to your hotel. You are free for the rest of the day after checking into the hotel.
9 hours 4 Star Hotel at TMark Grand Hotel or Similar
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel after breakfast. The first destination on today's itinerary is Gwanghwamun, Gyeongbokgung Palace's main and largest gate. See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony next before exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace (except on Tuesdays, when it will be Changdeokgung Palace).

The palace is arguably the most beautiful and grandest of South Korea's famous five palaces. Head for the National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by the Blue House, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence.

Your next destination is Insadong-gil, a neighborhood in Seoul that is crisscrossed by a multitude of alleys that are home to modern galleries and tea shops. See the Jogyesa Temple, the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Afterward, head to Myeongdong, regarded as one of South Korea's premier shopping destinations.

Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant before heading out to see Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village on Mondays) home to five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Your last destination today is N Seoul Tower, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding areas. Transfer to your hotel after the tour is over.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
9 hours 4 Star Hotel at Daejeon Interciti Hotel 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.
Meals
  • Breakfast, 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, Yeosu 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 great nighttime views of this port city before retiring to bed.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at TMark 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. Time to head back to Seoul. Check into your hotel in the capital city. You are free for the reminder of the day.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
3 hours
Your driver will come to pick you up at a pre-appointed hour and drive you to Incheon International Airport (private service) from where you will catch your flight home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 4-5 star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on private basis
  • Other transfers as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • An English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to destinations mentioned on the itinerary
  • Gratuities
what's excluded
  • International & domestic airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned on the itinerary or the 'What's Included' section
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
Tour details
Availability Every Thu & Fri
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
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Seoul, South Korea
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A deposit of 10% 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 subjects to change due to local circumstances. This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries. Additional blackout date may apply without notice. Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates. Luggage (Per Person) : 1 Luggage, 1 Carryon Transportation: Van (1~4pax) or Mini coach (5~9pax) or Mediumsized coach (10~17pax) or Largesized coach (18pax~) ◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆ Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.
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