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  • Visit ancient South Korean cities with rich history
  • See some of the most popular attractions of Seoul during a guided sightseeing trip
  • Explore Gyeongju, see its numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Take a short hike in the Jujeongol Valley
Join us on this 7-day, guided trip and get the chance to explore some of the most important locations in the eastern parts of South Korea. Starting with a guided sightseeing tour of Seoul, this trip will take you to Jinju, Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongju, Pyeongchang and Yangyang before coming to an end in the South Korean capital city.

Visit 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 world's 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.

Go on a short hike in the Jujeongol Valley and enjoy the natural beauty of South Korea at its best. Learn about more than two thousand years of Korean history and savour a variety of delicious local cuisines along the way. Your trip comes to an end in Seoul. We will drive you to the airport for your flight home on the last day of the tour.
3 hours 4 Star Hotel at TMark Grand Hotel or Similar
Meet your driver upon arrival at Incheon International Airport (he will be holding your name board) and enjoy a private arrival transfer to the hotel. You are free for the rest of the day.
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.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan or Similar
Meet your tour guide at the lobby of your hotel and head for Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592 AD. Afterward, transfer to Busan and visit Igidae Park, the coastal walking path that is famous for its panoramic views of the city and the Gwangan Bridge.

You are free for the rest of the day. Explore Haeundae Beach, which is known for its modern feel, and enjoy your evening at the cafes and pubs of the city. Watching artists and performers busking along the shoreline and visit the Haeundae Market.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar
Head for Ulsan, travelling past the world's second-largest automobile plant, after breakfast. 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 Daereungwon Tomb Complex before travelling to Chomseongdae Observatory. Get the chance to choose your preferred Hanbok, Korea's national costume, and travel back to 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.

Time to head for Pyeongchang, where you will be staying tonight. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. Enjoy Korean-style, grilled pork belly (samgyeopsal) for dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 5 Star Hotel at TMark Grand Hotel or Similar
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 Mount Seoraksan before transferring to Seoul.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
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
  • Private pickup and drop-off service. Other transfers as per the itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to destinations as per the itinerary
  • Gratuities
what's excluded
  • All international and domestic flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single-supplement charge
  • Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section and the itinerary
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
Tour details
Availability Every Sun
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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