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South Korea Tours and Holidays 2017/2018

With a history that dates back to the year 2,300 BC, holidays in South Korea will feature a number of ancient ruins, historical sites and a deep-rooted culture. The country’s excellent public transit system, fast-paced lifestyle, futuristic architecture and compact size also makes it easy ...

14 Trips in South Korea with 10 Reviews

Highlights
  • Explore the "Land of the Morning Calm"
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Exodus

Discover South Korea

of 4 reviews
South Korea, the "Land of the Morning Calm" has long been overshadowed by neighbouring Japan... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Exodus
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 5,013 14 days View Tour
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Oct 15 Only 8 seats left
Sep 2 Only 8 seats left
Highlights
  • Jeju Maze Park
  • Seopjikoji ocean road
  • Sungsan Ilchulbong peak
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Tours by Aaron
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2 Days Jeju Island Private Tour

Jeju island. The fantasy island of unique culture! Situated in a most ideal setting, just... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Jeju/Jeju
  • Operator Tours by Aaron
From US$ 780 2 days View Tour
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Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • Watch the ceremony of royal changing of the guards
  • Visit two of the five famous royal palaces of Seoul
  • Explore the history of Seoul through Museums and Theatres
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Urban Adventures
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The City Of Seoul

of 5 reviews
Experience the new and the good old days of Seoul through its museums, theatres, palaces... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 47 3 hours View Tour
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Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • Visit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea
  • Sleep in a temple in Busan
  • Sample the diverse cuisine of Korea
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G Adventures
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Best Of South Korea

Ready for a unique travel experience? South Korea fits the bill and then some. On... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,149 US$ 2,929 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 6 Only 7 seats left
Oct 13 Only 6 seats left
Highlights
  • Wash down the other version of KFC – Korean Fried Chicken – with a glass of Soju, Korea's national alcoholic beverage
  • Savour bibimbap in Jeonju, Korea's foodie capital
  • Share a traditional temple meal with Buddhist monks on an overnight stay in a monastery
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Intrepid Travel
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Real Food Adventure - South Korea

Long overshadowed by the gastronomy of its regional neighbours, Korean has been the cuisine on... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,475 US$ 2,227 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 26 Only 1 seat left
Mar 29 Only 4 seats left
Highlights
  • Royal palace, Bukchon Hanok village, Bukak sky park, Traditional market, Antique street
  • Old Buddhist temple
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Tours by Aaron

Private Seoul Tour

Seoul is the capital of Korea with over 600 years of history. It is the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Tours by Aaron
From US$ 350 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
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Tours by Aaron

Private Jeonju Hanok Village Tour

Another big city in Jeolla province located 3 hours drive from Seoul, the culturally abundant... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Tours by Aaron
From US$ 390 10 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
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Tours by Aaron

Private Suwon Hwaseong & Korean Folk Village

We offer you one day trip to historic city, Suwon. We will visit two major... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Tours by Aaron
From US$ 390 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
Highlights
  • Explore popular attractions such as the alleys of Pimatgol and Jogyesa Temple
  • Enjoy amazing street foods such as green onion pancakes and barbecued ribs
  • Indulge in some Korean rice wine and dessert
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Urban Adventures
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Explore Seoul's Mouth-Watering Street Food

Dig into authentic Korean street food on this tasty tour of Seoul! Wander ancient... ... Read More
  • Starts Seoul
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 89 3 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • National Folk Museum
  • Blue House Square
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Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd

Palace Morning Tour

After pick up at your Seoul hotel in the morning, we will visit to the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd
From US$ 33 210 minutes View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
Highlights
  • Ganghwa Peace Observatory (NLL)
  • Ganghwa History Museum and Dolmen Site
  • Red Ginseng Manufacturing Plant
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Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd

Nll And Ganghwa History Tour

Meeting at City Hall Subway Station with your friendly tour guide at AM 08:50. The... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul /Seoul
  • Operator Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd
From US$ 40 9 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
Highlights
  • Visit the Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Kwang Jang Market
  • Explore the unique architecture of Bukchon Hanok Village
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Urban Adventures
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Seoul Sightseeing Tour

of 1 review
The home of K Pop, Seoul's urban core is hip and happening. Head to... ... Read More
  • Starts Seoul
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 52 3 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • DMZ Tour
  • The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
  • DMZ Exhibition & Theater
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Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd

1 Day Tour To The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

DMZ The military demarcation line was established according to the Armistice Agreement in 27 July... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul/Seoul
  • Operator Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd
From US$ 46 6 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
Highlights
  • Seoul Tower
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Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd

Morning Seoul Tower Tour

After pick you up at your Seoul hotel in the morning, we will visit the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Seoul /Seoul
  • Operator Seoul City Tour Co. Ltd
From US$ 45 210 minutes View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Sep 25
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South Korea Tour Reviews

4.5 - Excellent Based on 10 customer reviews
An Unknown Country Reviewed Tour: Discover South Korea
4 - Very Good
“There are very few British tourists visiting this lovely country and this Exodus trip was a good way of understanding the Past and the Present state of Korea. A visit to the DMZ gives you an understanding of the conflict between the South and the North. The gardens and ordinary road-side trees are beautiful and the people are charming. There was absolutely no hassle from the local people or officials.”
A taste of Korea Reviewed Tour: Discover South Korea
4 - Very Good
“I thoroughly enjoyed this trip & can recommend it. This trip is not only a great introduction to Korea but a good way to visit Asia if you haven't been to the Far East before as compared to other countries in this region, it is clean, safe, and developed. However, to get the most out of it you have to be prepared to explore during your free time. This trip puts you in the position, by giving you the opportunity to see some wonderful things that are not on the itinerary. For example the Seoul Tower with the wonderful Season’s table all you can eat Korean restaurant, or the Sun Cruise Resort and surrounding area in Gyeongpo, a 20 minute taxi ride from your hotel. Taxis are cheap and a good way to get round. Budget wise I would suggest you allow about £20 per day on food. The food here is lovely but expensive. Credit cards are widely accepted but I would take US Dollars or Euros to change into the local currency, the Won. I found it hard to change the Pound, with the only place being a handful of banks in the major cities. When you arrive in Seoul I suggest you change your money you need for the trip then, as changing it in other areas other than Busan and Jeju was difficult. Even though ATMs are widely available for debit cards, you have to look for a global one which we found difficult finding and it was hit and miss whether the card would be accepted. You must have patience as service can be slow and language can be a barrier. My main criticism is we didn't have enough time in Busan; it was almost a fleeting visit, which doesn't do the place justice. I would like to have more time there at the expense of the temple stay, which in my opinion added little value to the trip. There was also too much emphasis on Buddhism. My biggest surprise coming here was the number of churches I saw, and finding out that they aren't devoutly religious or follow one particular faith, just a mix of multi-faith and non-religious groups. For example, there are more Christians and other religions than Buddhists – for instance 29 % are Christian and only 24 % are Buddhist. With this in mind, I would like to reduce the number of temples that are visited by exploring the other faiths and learning more of the contemporary recent history that makes up this dynamic nation. Highlights; (1) the big Yakcheonsa Buddhist temple in Jeju, which we allowed to freely photograph; (2) DMZ; (3) The museum in Busan, which explained in concise terms the history of this nation. Low points; (1) Temple stay, which was a complete waste of time and added nothing to my understanding of Korea. This should be made an optional extra or cut out completely, with time better spent in Busan. (2) Not enough time in Busan and war memorial. (3) Too many markets and temples visited - only one or two would do. Overall I can recommend this trip to anyone who wants a taste of Korea but to get the most out of it, you must have a sense of adventure and explore the surrounding area in your free time. 4/5.”
South Korea - a fascinating snap shot Reviewed Tour: Discover South Korea
4 - Very Good
“This is a different and wonderful country which is very misunderstood. It has a lot to offer from the busyness of Seoul, the beauty of the National Parks to the amazing volcanic island of Jehu. I thought this country would be a mixture of Japan and China yet it is quite different. The culture is fascinating - when they are into something (such as coffee shops, hiking), they are into it big time yet the battle between tradition and western influence is fascinating to witness and observe in different areas in Seoul and in the rest of the country. Each area specialises in a different type of food (Kimchi always included) and this trip gives a great snapshot into different parts of South Korea from the cities (Seoul and Busan) to the DMZ to the countryside (national park and folk villages). This is not a very active holiday and there are not any long trips.”
Discover South Korea Reviewed Tour: Discover South Korea
4 - Very Good
“A great two week trip around South Korea, Exodus's first trip there. Fascinating places to visit, good food and transport and accommodation, giving a glimpse into a country that is definitely worth visiting, and a trip that covers the main sites. The itinerary worked well, some timings need tweaking and trip notes altering slightly. Just the one early start on temple stay and leaving day, some busy days, and sometimes quick turnaround between arrival at hotels and going out. The hotel we had in Seoul is away from some sites, but metro is nearby and cheap to use. On arrival there was no early check in booked or planned, so we did the market that morning. The rest of the day is free. I went to the aquarium and saw an underwater sardine play. Plenty to see in Seoul over the next few days. The JSA and DMZ are fascinating. There followed a busy trip - cookery school, National Park, the idyllic guest house, Temple-stay (go with the flow), Busan (more time needed here), Jeju Island (optional trip well worth doing), then back to Seoul for a last afternoon and evening. Food was great, cheaper than the trip notes, and lots of it, we enjoyed the bbqs. The autumnal colours were beautiful. Some great nights out in the singing rooms and snow flake desserts”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: The City of Seoul
Ms. Sally C. At
5 - Excellent
“Amazing insight into not just Seoul but the country. Would do again. Thank you.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: The City of Seoul
Mr. William B. At
5 - Excellent
“Lilly Park was sensational. Great English skills and very knowledgeable about Seoul”
Very Good Reviewed Tour: The City of Seoul
Mr. Neika T. At
4.5 - Excellent
“I took two tours with the same guide on the same day. It was very informational and one-on-one in both cases.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: The City of Seoul
Mr. Logan H. At
5 - Excellent
“The original meeting place was at the wrong station, (Exit 5 Gwanghwamun station rather than Exit 6 Gwanghwamun station) so I missed the tour. But, i was able to recoordinate another day and Ms. Chloe was wonderful. She was positive and very insightful. I couldn't have asked for a better for guide.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Seoul Sightseeing Tour
Mr. Sarah W. At
5 - Excellent
“Sunhee (sp?) was so great, so easy to talk to, making sure I got all the pictures I wanted and making sure to point out everything along the way. I appreciated her sharing her time with me and answering my many questions. She even helped me find my next destination after the tour was over, I wish I had gotten her email before I had to rush to my next tour! I would go on another tour with her anytime!”

South Korea - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

With a history that dates back to the year 2,300 BC, holidays in South Korea will feature a number of ancient ruins, historical sites and a deep-rooted culture. The country’s excellent public transit system, fast-paced lifestyle, futuristic architecture and compact size also makes it easy to explore its various attractions. Plan a trip to South Korea for unique and off-the-beaten-path adventures in those remote islands, rustic hanok houses and serene villages. 

Tour Highlights

  • Travel to Seoul to visit the royal residences of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokung, walk along the Han River and enjoy shopping in the Myeong-dong district.
  • Explore the National Folk Museum in Seoul in order to understand Korean history and culture.
  • Take a guided tour to the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul. You will see a heavily-fortified border between North Korea and South Korea featuring bunkers, land mines, tank traps and much more.
  • Stop by in Gyeongju, the cultural capital of South Korea, to see many archaeological sites, temples and rock carvings. Don’t miss to visit the Gyeongju National Museum, which displays jewelry, weapons and other ancient artifacts.
  • Appreciate outstanding natural beauty of the Seoraksan National Park embodied through striking rock formations, dense forests and hot springs. Additionally, Seoraksan supports rich wildlife and boasts old temples.

Travel Tips

  • Write down the name of your intended destination when you inquire about the directions to the locals.
  • Pay attention when you cross and walk along the streets in Seoul since drivers are generally aggressive.
  • Stay away from protests and other large gatherings.
  • If you travel at night, use only registered taxis and the public transport.
  • ATMs are ubiquitous in major cities, and not all of them accept foreign credit cards. 
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