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Price Per Person

USD 1,462
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: City Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Hidden Treasure of Korea 7 Days 6 Nights

1) Accommodation & Hotel Breakfast
2) Transportation by private minivan or motor coach
3) Vehicle and Driver with English Speaking Guide
4) Lunch (1 time) + Dinner (3 times)
5) Admission fees, Parking and Toll

*There is a price schedule below the description.

 

Day1. Welcome to Seoul

Op1. Seoul → DMZ  Hotel (Morning flight)

Welcome to Seoul, the city that never sleeps. Your guide will greet you as soon as you come out of the baggage claim area. We will visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), attire should be business casual with comfortable walking shoes as we will be doing quite a bit of walking. Please have your passport available as this will be required for entry to the DMZ. It is said that the Korean DMZ is one of the most dangerous places on earth but once there you will be captivated by the tranquility, the lush green hillsides and rare birds in untouched marshlands.

Op2. Seoul → Hotel (Afternoon flight)

Welcome to Seoul, the city that never sleeps. Your guide will greet you as soon as you come out of the baggage claim area and will escort you to your hotel.

 

Day2. Seoul : Breath of Traditional Korean Culture

Changdeok Palace(UNESCO) Biwon(Secret Garden) Jongmyo(UNESCO) Bukchon Hanok Village Insadong  Antique Street Gwnagjang Street Food Market Gyeongju

After a restful night’s sleep we will depart early for beautiful Changdeokgung Palace, the best preserved of the ‘Five Grand Palaces’ of the Joseon Dynasty. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage site with the guide. It served as a principal palace for many Joseon kings and was the second royal villa built after the Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1405. The grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. The rear "Secret Garden", known as a place of rest for the kings, boasts a gigantic tree that's over 300 years old, a small pond and a pavilion. The garden was kept as natural as possible; touched by human hands only when absolutely necessary. Next, we move to another UNESCO World Heritage site, Jongmyo. Jongmyo is one of the most important cultural sites in the country and was built to hold the ancestral tablets of the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Before attending the Korean food feast with the locals, we will drink in the history by taking a walk around Bukchon Village seeing several traditional Hanok homes. We will then visit Insadong before moving to Gwangjang Food Market, the nation’s first market and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. Transfer to Gyeongju city. (360km / 4.5hr)

 

Day3. Museum without walls

Bulguksa Temple & Seokguram Grotto(UNESCO) Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb)  Busan

Today we will be visiting Gyeongju, ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty (57BC - 935AD) and the first dynasty to unite the Korean peninsula. Gyeongju is home to no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The magnificent Buddhist monastery Bulguksa temple will be your first destination, followed by Seokguram Grotto. Later we will visit Daereungwon, also known as Tumuli Park, tranquil home of 23 tombs.  After the Gyeongju tour we will depart for Busan (85km / 1.5hr).

 

Day4. Hub of Asia

Taejongdae(Sea Cliff) Gukje International Market BIFF Sqare Jeonju

Today, we will explore Busan, Korea’s second largest city with its largest port. Travel to Taejongdae (Sea Cliff), located at the southern tip of Busan. Rock cliffs called Taejongdae offer some of the best views of the Eastern Sea. On clear days we can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory. No visit to Busan is complete without a stop at the traditional Gukje International Market, followed by an exciting exploration of the enormous Jalgalchi Fish Market. Both markets teem with fascinating products and are a great way to glimpse local life. Next, visit the BIFF Square, Busan’s modern movie district. At the square, we can see the hand printings of famous movie celebrities on the street. After a whole day tour in Busan we will head to Jeonju (250km / 3.5hr).

 

Day5. Temple stay

Jeonju Hanok Village Gyeonggijeon Shrine Jeondong Catholic Church Beopjusa Temple Stay

Jeonju is one of Korea’s most important centers for traditional arts, food & culture. Jeonju Hanok village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong districts where there are over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses. While the rest of the city has been industrialized, Hanok Maeul (village) retains its historical charm and traditions. Jeondong catholic church in Jeonju (Historic Site No. 288) was built in honor of Roman catholic martyrs of the Joseon. Transfer to Mt.Songni for temple stay in Beopjusa temple (160km / 2.5hr).

 

Day6. Back to Seoul

Beopjusa(Mt. Songni) Suwon Hwasung(Temporary Palace-UNESCO) Suwon Innovation Museum

After lunch at Beopjusa temple, we’re accompanied by bus back to Seoul, where we’ll transfer to Suwon Hwasung Fortress (Temporary Palace), a UNESCO World Heritage site. This impressive structure, built in the late 18th century during the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910), is the official fortress of Suwon. Explore the gates and artillery towers along the fortified walls, and listen as your guide explains how the fortress was constructed to demonstrate the king’s filial piety toward his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power. Our last stop is Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon before dropped off at your hotel. Inside the museum, we can read about the technology companies’ consistent efforts to find new things. Especially Samsung is the first company to establish a museum that not just showcases its products but also provides a history of the global consumer electronics industry.

 

Day7. Farewell Friends

Op1. Seoul Hotel (Morning Flight)

We hope you have had a truly wonderful time and that you return home with great memories and experiences from Korea. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Op2. Seoul DMZ Hotel (Afternoon Flight)

Today we will visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), attire should be business casual with comfortable walking shoes as we will be doing quite a bit of walking. Please have your passport available as this will be required for entry to the DMZ. It is said that the Korean DMZ is one of the most dangerous places on earth but once there you will be captivated by the tranquility, the lush green hillsides and rare birds in untouched marshlands. Transfer to Incheon International airport (82km / 1hr)
We hope you have had a truly wonderful time and that you return home with great memories and experiences from Korea. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

 

*Price Schedule

 

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