Japan and South Korea

10 Daysjapan and south korea

from £3250

Visit the essential locations on this twin-centre tour to Japan and South Korea. It encompasses the modern cities of Tokyo and Seoul as well as historical sites and scenic locations including Mount Fuji. Spend time in the cultural city of Kyoto, where you may catch a sight of a Geisha. Fly to South Korea, and spend 3 nights in the high-tech city of Seoul. During your stay take a day tour to the Demilitarized Zone located north of Seoul, and see the highly entertaining Nanta show.

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2018 – 19

Day 1 Fly to Tokyo
Take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Tokyo.

Day 2 Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be met at the airport and assisted to board an airport bus. Upon arrival at the hotel in Tokyo, please check in by yourself. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Tokyo (B)
You will be picked up from your hotel. Take a Morning tour of Tokyo and visit Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, drive past Akasaka Guest House and the National Diet Building. Visit Imperial Palace Plaza, finishing the tour at the Ginza shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Tokyo.

Day 4 Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone (BL)
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please keep an overnight bag with you for the night in Hakone. After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation to join a day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji 5th station in the morning. After lunch, visit Owakudani Boiling Valley using Hakone Ropeway followed by a cruise on Lake Ashi. After the tour, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hakone by taxi.

Day 5 Hakone / Kyoto Afternoon Walking Tour (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Odawara or Atami station by private car. Take a bullet train to Kyoto. You will be met by an English speaking assistant at Kyoto station upon arrival. Transfer to your accommodation with the assistant. In the afternoon, you will join Kyoto afternoon tour on foot (Approx. 3.5 km walking with some parts over the steep terrain). You will meet an English speaking guide at Kyoto Station. Take public bus from the station to Higashiyama area and visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Yasaka Shrine and Gion district, one of the famous Geisha quarters. Tour ends in Gion approx. 6 pm.

Day 6 Nara morning walking tour / Kyoto
After breakfast, you will join Nara morning tour on foot (Approx. 4.5km walking). You will meet an English speaking guide at Kyoto station. Take a Kintetsu Express Train to Nara, the imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century. You will visit Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha), Nara Park (Deer Park) and Kofuku-ji Temple. Return to Kyoto by train. Tour ends at Kyoto station approx. 1 pm. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 7 Fly to Seoul (B)
Transfer from accommodation to Kansai International Airport, Osaka, for your flight to Seoul. On arrival in Seoul you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Day 8 City Tour (B)
In the morning you will be taken to Gyeongbokgung Palace to see Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies, the
Palace and Insadong shopping district. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening watch the thrilling and hilarious Nanta show.

Day 9 DMZ Tour (B)
A day tour to DMZ. This is one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world. This visit is a real eye-opening experience and it will leave you with a dramatic sense of the tremendous tragedy of separated families, the division of the peninsula and the hopes for reunification.

Day 10 Fly to UK (B)
Transfer from accommodation to Seoul International airport for your flight to UK.

Your Hotel Accommodation
Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Hakone: Palace Hotel
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel
Seoul: T Mark Grand

Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel

Just a 5-minute walk to two subway stations and the JR Hamamatsucho train station is a 10-minute walk away. The hotel offers 2 restaurants and a bar. The spacious rooms include a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi is available at all areas.

Hakone: Palace Hotel

Boasting spectacular views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi, Palace Hotel Hakone is a highland property with spacious outdoor and indoor hot spring baths, as well as sauna. It also offers 2 restaurants, a café and a Karaoke & bar. Free WiFi is available. Sengoku restaurant serves delicately prepared Japanese cuisine, while Asuka provides entertaining Teppanyaki meals, grilled right in front of guests. Western dishes with local ingredients can be enjoyed at Humming Café Restaurant

Kyoto:  New Miyako Hotel

New Miyako Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Subway Station. It features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a beauty salon, a convenience shop and 6 dining options. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. Buffet restaurant Le Plaisir caters international dishes, while Shisen serves Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Restaurant Kyoyamatoya boasts a history of over 100 years, serving Japanese seasonal dishes.

Seoul:  T Mark Grand

Situated in the heart on the popular Myeongdong area just a 7-minute walk to the lively Namdaemun Market, Tmark Hotel Myeongdong features well-appointed guestrooms fitted with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access.

Tour Name: Japan and South Korea

Tour Code: JSK10
Duration:
10 Day

Departures are available everyday

Prices from £3250 per person

Land only from £2550

Single supplement from £850

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International flights and domestic flights
  • Hotel accommodation
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet train
  • Baggage transfer for one piece
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance