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Bulguksa Temple, South Korea

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- 8 Days - Wednesday or Saturday Arrival


Tour Summary


Day 1 - Arrive in Seoul (Wednesday or Saturday)


Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at airport exit. We will assist you to board a pre-reserved vehicle and then transfer to hotel by a local driver on private basis. After check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure on your own.

Breakfast: Not included

Lunch: Not included

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 2 - Full Day Seoul Highlights Tour


After breakfast, meet up with tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces and also visit National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Then you will visit Insadong-gil, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district, with modern galleries and tea shops and also visit Jogyesa Temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, becoming so in 1936. Afterward, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations and have a lunch at a local restaurant. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village or Insadong on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, transfer to hotel.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 3 - Full Day DMZ & 3rd Infiltration Tunnel Tour


After breakfast, meet tour guide at your hotel lobby between 7:30am-8:30am. The first stop will be Imjingak Peace Park, which established in 1972 for remind the Korean War and wish for peace in entire Korea. Next, visit The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, discovered on Oct.17, 1978 and located 52km from Seoul. Then, Dorasan Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible and so is the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains. Then stop by Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongi Line, the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line and Unification Village. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant and return back to your hotel around 15:00pm-15:30pm.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 4 - Full Day Hwaseong Fortress & Korean Folk Village Tour


After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Hwaseong Fortress is the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, from the latter days of the Joseon Period (1392-1910). The fortress wall is 5.52km long and it has a great variety of military facilities you cannot find at other fortress. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant. Next, visit Korean Folk Village which you can see Traditional Houses, Farmers Music/Dance and Acrobatics on a Tightrope. After the tour, you will return back to your hotel in Seoul.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 5 - Seoul - KTX Bullet Train - Gyeongju


After breakfast, met and transferred to Seoul Station by a local driver. Then you will board on KTX bullet-train head to Shin-Gyeongju Station [KTX121 09:00 - 11:00] on your own. Upon arrival at Shin-Gyeongju Station, you will meet a tour guide with name board at Station Exit. Enjoy half day Gyeongju tour. Your first stop is Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic of Gyeongju and continue visit to Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, a home to craftsman and artisans. Finally, you will enjoy little walking at Anapji Pond, designed as a park for royalty. After the tour, transfer to hotel and the rest of day is free at leisure on your own. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: COMMODORE HOTEL GYEONGJU or similar


Day 6 - Gyeongju - Busan


After breakfast and check out, meet your tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex, large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom and Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia, in the morning. Leave for Busan, the largest port city in Korea. After hotel check-in, you will enjoy free time at Haeundae Beach. Sightseeing of the city of Busan will be Busan Tower, the symbol of Busan and Jagalchi Market, located on the shore side road in Busan, the largest seafood market selling both live and dried fish. After the tour, transfer to hotel and rest of day is at leisure. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: IBIS AMBASSADOR BUSAN HAEUNDAE or similar


Day 7 - Busan - KTX Bullet Train - Seoul


After breakfast and check out, meet your tour guide at hotel lobby. Morning tour takes you to visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple and Dongbaekseom Island. After the tour and lunch time, you will be dropped off at Busan Station then return to Seoul via KTX bullet-train [KTX152 15:10 17:47] on your own. Upon arrival at Seoul Station, you will be met by a local driver and transferred to your hotel. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 8 - Departure


After breakfast, free time at leisure until met and transferred to Incheon International Airport by a local driver on private basis for your flight home.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Not included

Dinner: Not included


**The above itinerary is subject to change due to local circumstances.

**This is a join-in group tour. Please be advised that people from all over the world may join this tour.


INCLUSIONS:

Accommodation at 4-5 star hotels at each area based on twin room sharing

Meals: Breakfasts at hotels, lunches & dinners at local restaurant as itinerary

English speaking tour guide

All entrance fees

Transportation


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