Eastern Korea in 6 Days
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights (*Start: Monday - *End: Saturday)
Visiting: Seoul, Jinju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, Gangreung, Yangyang
Arrival: Every Monday
Blackout Dates: 1/27,12/28/2020
Minimum People: 1 Person
Overview: History and gorgeous scenery in the eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of the Eastern Korea 6 Days package. South Korea eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Gyeongju city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you can experience a hike through the slopes of the most famous mountain in Korea, Mt.Seorak.
Itinerary (B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / X: No Meal)
Day 1 (Mon): Seoul (X/X/X)
Upon arrival at Incheon International airport, your driver will greet you with a name board and take you to your hotel safely by private basis. (Sole travellers will be guided to a regular Limousine Bus for the transfer.) After you check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure.
(*Hotel check in will be available after 2pm.)
Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or Similar (4 Star)
Day 2 (Tue): Seoul - Jinju - Busan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, meet the guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Afterward, transfer to Busan and enjoy the rest of the day on own after dinner.
Rest of the day is free for you to explore Haeundae Beach known for its modern feel. You may spend fantastic night time at cafes and pubs.
Also you can enjoy watching busking along the shoreline as well as Haeundae Market.
After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
Jinju Lunch: Bulgoggi stew
Busan Dinner: Korean style BBQ
Accommodation: Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan or Similar (5 Star)
Day 3 (Wed): Busan - Gyeongju (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit Nurimaru APEC House, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.” Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees.
Next, head to Gyeongju, and explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital.
Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials.
The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. (constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather.)
After the dinner, feel free to enjoy on own around walk through Bomun lake.
Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants.
After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure. Gyeongju Lunch: Vegetarian set menu
Gyeongju Dinner: Casual Buffet
Accommodation: Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar (5 Star)
Day 4 (Thu): Gyeongju - Andong - Wonju - Pyeongchang (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees.
Hahoe Village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.
Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. A short transfer will bring you to your hotel in Pyeongchang.
After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.
Andong Lunch: Braised chicken with vegetables & Roasted fish
Pyeongchang Dinner: Korean style Pork belly, Samgyeopsal
Accommodation: InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or Similar (5 Star)
Day 5 (Fri): Pyeongchang - Gangreung - Yangyang (Mt. Seorak) - Seoul (B/L/X)
After breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea. Finally, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature.
Yangyang Lunch: Set Menu with Seasoned Wild Vegetables
Return to Seoul around 18:00.
Transfer to Seoul and drop off service at T-Mark Grand Hotel.
After check in on own, free at leisure.
Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or Similar (4 Star)
Day 6 (Sat): Seoul - Depart to next destination (B/X/X)
After breakfast, local driver will greet you at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis. Depart to your next destination.
(*Hotel check out time will be 12:00 noon and hotel breakfast is available from 7am.)
PRICE: US$1190 per person - based on 2 sharing a room and airport transfers.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$440
SOLE TRAVELLERS: Pease Enquire
This tour operates with a minimum of 1 person.
- 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service
- Transport by Mini-van, Mini-bus, and/or Coach
- English speaking tour guide
- Meals in the itinerary
- Admission fees in the itinerary
- Luggage (PerPerson): 1 Luggage, 1 Carry-on
- Round-trip international air ticket
- Travel insurance
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Service beyond the itinerary
- Personal expenses throughout the tour
- 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 black-out dates may apply without notice.
- Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
- No Partial refund for missing breakfast due to early departure flight schedule.
- Transportation: Mini-van (1-4 people) or Mini coach (5-9 people) or Large-sized coach (10 or more people)
- Single Room Supplement Charge is for any odd number of guest or guest who requests single room. Local drivers do not speak English.
- 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.