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  • Learn about ancient Korean history at museums and temples across the country
  • See stunning vistas at Mt. Seoraksan, Suncheonman Bay, a green tea plantation and more!
  • Experience local culture with authentic Korean meals, traditional papermaking, and market visits
The South Korea Highlights 7D/6N tour starts and ends in Seoul. The South Korea Highlights 7D/6N is an Explorer tour that takes 7 days taking you through Seoul, South Korea and other destinations in South Korea.

Discover the rich history, stunning nature, colourful culture, and flavourful cuisine of South Korea on this weeklong trip through all the nation’s highlights.
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“Had a great time and really felt like we experienced South Korea full on. Would highly recommend to anybody having 7 days available to discover and get to know fabulous South Korea.”
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You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Seoul on Day 1 and transferred to Gongju to learn about ancient Korean history before arriving in Daejeon for the night. Visit the cultural capital of Jeonju on Day 2 to see a traditional village. Stop to visit a mountain temple in Jinan on the way to Gwangju, where you’ll enjoy a packed day of stunning nature and sightseeing on Day 3. Stop at natural and cultural gems along the way to the port city of Busan on Day 4 and visit a seaside park, temples, and museums along the way to Gyeongju on Day 5. Visit a local village and learn to make traditional Korean paper on Day 6 and visit a fish market a take a hike at Mt. Seoraksan before returning to Seoul on Day 7.  
This morning you will be picked up from your accommodation in Seoul and transferred to Gongju, the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom. Travel back in time as you visit the Magoksa Temple, where you will experience tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk, the tomb of King Muryeong, and the Gongsanseong Fortress. For lunch, enjoy a set menu with seasoned vegetables. After your tour, leave for Daejeon, one of the 5 major cities in Korea, and check-in to your accommodation after a traditional Korean duck dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Daejeon.
Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before leaving for Jeonju, home of Korean Culture and tradition, where you will visit a Jeonju Hanok (Korean Traditional House) Village. Here you will enjoy bibimbap, a local favorite, for lunch. Next travel to Jinan and visit Tapsa Temple at Mt. Maisan. After taking in the beautiful views, leave for Gwangju, where you’ll get checked into your accommodation and enjoy a dinner of Vietnamese spring rolls. Overnight in Gwangju.
After breakfast, you’ll head out for a stunning day of sightseeing, with visits to a Green Tea Plantation in Boseong, a local village in Naganeupseong, the reed marshes of Suncheonman Bay, and finally the Yongsan Observatory and Eco-Museum in Suncheon. Along the way we’ll stop for a Korean-style set menu lunch in a local restaurant. After an action-packed day, we’ll transfer to to Yeosu for a western-style dinner (pizza or pasta) and overnight.
This morning take a ferry to enjoy a beautiful scenery around Odongdo Island in Yeosu. Next transfer to Jinju and visit Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. After a little history lesson transfer to Busan, the largest port city in Korea. Enjoy a Korean lunch of Bulgogi stew and Bibimbap in a local restaurant. Visit Dongbaekseom Island near Haeundae Beach for a bit of nature and lovely views before heading to Centum City Shopping Mall, which has the largest department store in the world. Enjoy a traditional Korean BBQ dinner, where you can cook your own meat in the middle of the table! Overnight in Busan.
After breakfast we’ll head to Ulsan to visit Ulgi Park, a lovely seaside park along Korea’s eastern coast. Next we’ll head to Gyeongju and visit Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Cheomseongdae Observatory. Enjoy a Korean lunch at a local restaurant along the way. This evening you’ll check into your accommodation in Gyeongju and enjoy a buffet dinner. Overnight in Gyeongju.
This morning leave for Andong and visit the charming Hahoe Village upon arrival. After lunch of braised chicken, vegetables, and roasted fish at local restaurant, transfer to Wonju. Here we’ll head to the Hanji Theme Park where you will learn to make Hanji (traditional Korean paper). Next transfer to Pyeongchang, where you’ll enjoy a traditional dinner of samgyupsal with squid. Overnight in Pyeongchang.
This morning we leave for Gangneung, where we’ll visit the famous Jumunjin Fish Market. Next transfer to Yangyang for a short hike at Jujeongol of Mt. Seoraksan to enjoy the stunning nature. After a Korean lunch at local restaurant, return to Seoul around 18:00. We wish you safe travels for your journey onward!
what’s included
6 Nights Shared Accommodation at 4 and 5 Hotels
  • 1N Daejeon
  • 1N Gwangju
  • 1N Yeosu
  • 1N Busan
  • 1N Gyeongju
  • 1N Pyeongchang
Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Transport
  • All Transportation by Van or MiniCoach
Others
  • EnglishSpeaking Guide Throughout Tour
  • All Entrance Fees
what’s excluded
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional Activities/Upgrades
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
Tour details
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Seoul, South Korea/ Seoul, South Korea
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A deposit of 509 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 20 August 2019 full payment is required.

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The South Korea Highlights 7D/6N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this South Korea Highlights 7D/6N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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