Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Visiting: Seoul, Jinju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, Gangreung, Yangyang, Jeju

Departure: Every Monday

Blackout Dates: 1/27,12/28/2020

Minimum people: 2 people

Overview: History and gorgeous scenery in the eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of the Eastern Korea package. South Korea eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gyeongju and Andong city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites.

In addition, you can experience hiking on the slopes of the most famous mountain in Korea, Mt. Seorak. Join the adventure today.

The wide grazing land in Jeju Island is an exotic region where horses graze, and can be observed up close. Cedar forest road was ranked as one of most beautiful roads for taking a drive in Korea. Heal your body and mind immersed in nature!

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 (B/L/X)

[Seoul Highlights 1 Day tour with Lunch]

● After breakfast, pick up service by your tour guide hotel lobby at 08:00am-09:00am

● Transfer to Gyeongbokgung Palace and enjoy Gwanghwamun Gate, Changing of Royal Guard Ceremony, and National Folk Museum.

● Pass by The Blue House, also called Cheong Wa Dae

● Visit Insadong-gil and Jogyesa Temple

● Head to Myeongdong

● Lunch at a local restaurant (Menu : Bulgogi or Bibimbab)

● Visit Namsangol Hanok Village

● Visit N Seoul Tower and visit Observation Deck (Cable car Excluded)

● After the tour, drop off service at your hotel at around 17:00-18:00pm

Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or Similar (4 Star)

Day 7 (Sun): Seoul - Gimpo Airport - Jeju Island (B/X/X)

After breakfast, meet a local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Gimpo Airport for your flight to Jeju Island.

(*Please be advised that the local driver may not speak English.)

Fly for Jeju. (ETD Departure between 14:00-15:00/1hr)

Upon arrival at Jeju International Airport, meet local driver with name board and transfer to hotel.

After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own. Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel or similar (5 Star)

Day 8 (Mon): Jeju (B/L/X)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the lobby entrance of your hotel.

Move to Hallim Park consisting of botanical gardens, lava caves and folk village

And take a time at Hyeongje Haean-ro Seaside Street between Mt. Songaksan & Mt. Sanbangsan Visiting the spectacular volcanic rock formations of Jusangjeolli Cliff.

Then, visit Cheonjeyeon Falls, composed of three-staircase falls. The first fall boasts a pond that is 22m in length and 21m in depth whose waters flow downwards to create the second and third falls. The area surrounding Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is home to the Psilotumnudum (L.) Griseb, Elaeocarpus sylvestris var. ellipticus, tendril plants, and shrubs.

Finally visit to Mysterious road, has earned its name, as objects and liquid appear to roll and flow up the hill instead of down, when, in fact, such image of gravity defiance is an optical illusion rendered by the seemingly high surroundings..

After the tour, we will transfer you to hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel or similar (5 Star)

Day 9 (Tue): Jeju - Gimpo airport - Seoul (B/L/X)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the lobby entrance of your hotel in Jeju Island. Visit to Jeju Folklore & National History Museum, displays mainly natural historical items such as marine life, soil and rocks, and fauna and flora of Jeju in a three-dimensional way. And the lifestyle of Jeju such as traditional housing architecture, rites of passage, and regional food specialties.

Visit Jeju Stone Park. Jeju Stone Park was inspired by Jeju's history of myth, stone and spirit. The main theme consists of the legend about Seolmundae Halmang (Grandmother Seolmundae) who created Jeju Island and the stones of Obaek Janggun (the Five Hundreds Generals). The park provides a historical and cultural space where collected stones express Jeju's foundation and culture.

Continue to visit Seongeup Folk Village. Located at the foot of Mt. Halla on Jeju Island, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of culture.

Move on to Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak.

Then, enjoy, woman diver show [UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset]

Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. When diving underwater, a haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in. Such women involved in the fishing industry are known to be scattered all around Jeju-do, Korea, Japan, and Russia.

(*Haenyeo Museum is the alternative tour course on rainy day)

Then, drive to Hamdeok Seoubong Beach. Hamdeok Beach is famous for its clean and shallow water, attracting many family visitors during summer vacations. The beach offers great scenery with its emerald-blue water, an arched bridge over black basalt and a red lighthouse.

After the tour ends, you will be transferred to Jeju International Airport for taking your flight to Gimpo Airport, Seoul.

(ETD Departure between 19:00-19:50 /1hr)

Upon arrival at Gimpo Airport, meet local driver with name board and transfer to hotel.

After check in on own, the rest of day is free at leisure.

Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or Similar (4 Star)

Day 10 (Wed): 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.)

QUOTATION:

PRICE: US$2360 per person - based on 2 sharing a room and airport transfers.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$775

SOLO TRAVELLERS: Please Enquire

Inclusions:

  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service
  • Round-trip domestic air ticket (Gimpo <-> Jeju)
  • Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meals in the itinerary
  • Admission fee in the itinerary
  • Luggage (Per Person) : 1 Luggage, 1 Carry-on
  • Gratuities

Exclusions:

  • Round-trip international air ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Service beyond the itinerary
  • Personal expense throughout the tour
  • Excess baggage fees for air

Notes:

  • 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.
  • 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 Supplement Charge is for any odd number of guest or guest who requests single room.
  • Local drivers may 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.

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