Seoul & Around Korea 10 Days

THURSDAY ARRIVAL

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights (*Start: Thursday - *End: Saturday)

Visiting: Seoul, Gongju, Daejeon, Jeonju, Gwangju, Boseong, Suncheon, Yeosu, Jinju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, Gangreung, Yangyang (Mt.Seorak)

Arrival: Thursday

Blackout Dates: 1/23,12/24/2020

Minimum persons: 2 people

Overview: History and gorgeous scenery in the western and eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of Seoul & Round Korea 10 Days package. South Korea western and eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gongju, Gyeongju and Andong 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. Explore the old and new culture coexisting together in Seoul. Join in on the adventure today.

Itinerary (B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / X: No Meal)

Day 1 (Thu): 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 (Fri): 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 3 (Sat): Seoul - Gongju - Daejeon (B/L/D)

After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel.

Leave for Gongju, the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom (18BC - 660AD). Experience meditation & conversation over tea with a monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungnam Province. Next, visit Tomb of Muryeong King with the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb. Then continue to move on to Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period. You will enjoy archery experience there. Transfer to Daejeon which is a hub city of Korea and famous for its hot springs. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure in your hotel and the indoor spa offering high quality natural waters.

Gongju Lunch: Korean Set Menu with steamed rice wrapped in a Lotus Leaf

Daejen Dinner: Chopped noodle dish 'Kalguksu' and Dumplings

Accommodation: Hotel InterCiti Daejeon or Similar (4 Star)

Day 4 (Sun): Daejeon - Jeonju - Jinan - Gwangju (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. The village is famous among tourists because of its atmosphere that strongly contrast with the modern city around it. Choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions.

You will explore Gyeonggijeon Shrine which was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty.

Afterward you will have Jeonju Bibimbab lunch and taste Makkolli (Korean traditional Wine) at a local restaurant.

Then, visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Next, leave for Gwangju located in the southwest corner of Korea for overnight.

Jeonju Lunch: Jeonju Bibimbap and Tteokgalbi

Gwangju Dinner: Vietnamese style Beef Shabu Shabu

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Gwangju or Similar (5 Star)

Day 5 (Mon): Gwangju - Boseong - Suncheon - Yeosu (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit Boseong Green Tea Plantation that is very beautiful, full of green tea fields and cedar trees. You will also have a chance to taste Boseong Green Tea. Next, visit Suncheon Naganeupseong Folk Village where you can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area. Then explore Suncheonman Bay, thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man and then stop by Yongsan Observatory to see the bay's beautiful view.

Finally, move to Yeosu, one of the country's most picturesque port cities especially at night. Celebrate the night in Yeosu by watching the view of the seaside village.

Suncheon Lunch: Korean Set Menu with Dried Corvina Set meal and Vegetable pancake

Yeosu Dinner: Grilled Smoked Duck and Grilled Seafood (or Pizza and pasta)

Accommodation: Hidden Bay Hotel, Yeosu or Similar (5 Star)

Day 6 (Tue): Yeosu - Jinju - Busan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take Yeosu Cable Car offering the safe yet thrilling experience with the gondola to operate over seawater. Enjoy the scenery of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport. Next, visit 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 7 (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 8 (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 9 (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 10 (Sat): Seoul - Depart to next destination (B/X/X)

After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon 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$2060 per person - based on 2 sharing a room and airport transfers.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$795

SOLO TRAVELLERS: Please Enquire

Inclusions:

  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service
  • 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

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 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.

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