Japan and South Korea

10 Daysjapan and south korea

from £2895

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. On your final night  in Seoul watch the highly entertaining Kanto show.

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2016 – 17

Day 1 Fly to Tokyo
Take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Tokyo.japan and south korea

Day 2 Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be met at the airport and assisted in boarding a pre-reserved taxi. 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 by coach and visit Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza and Sensoji Temple passing the Nakamise shopping arcade in Asakusa. Following a drive through Ueno, the tour will disembark in Akihabara or at Tokyo Station. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Tokyo.

Day 4 Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone / Kyoto (BL)
In the morning, travel by coach (120mins) to Mt. Fuji and visit Fuji Visitor Centre. Drive up to Mt. Fuji 5th station before continuing to Hakone. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch in Hakone. After lunch, take a cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. Board a Hikari or Kodama Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto at Odawara Station (120-180 mins). Your baggage will be transported from Tokyo to Kyoto today.

Day 5 Kyoto / Nara / Kyoto (BL)
Today enjoy a day tour of Kyoto and Nara. In the morning, visit Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch. After lunch, continue to Nara and visit Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Nara Nagomikan. At the end of the day you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Kyoto.

Day 6 Kyoto (B)
Day free at leisure to explore Kyoto.Home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kyoto was the centre of politics for 1,100 years. This culturally rich city offers many interesting places to visit including museums, art galleries, shrines and temples. Popular historic sites include the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. You will also discover an exciting food culture with a variety of amazing food on offer including Sushi, Kaiseki-ryori, tempura and noodles. During your time in Kyoto you may come across a Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha) wearing traditional kimono. Gion, one of the main downtown districts in Kyoto, is where you may catch a sight of them. There is so much to discover and experience in Kyoto so choose the season, take your time and enjoy this historic and charming city.

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 a dramatic sense of the tremendous tragedy of separated families, the division of the peninsula and the hopes for reunification.

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

Your Hotel Accomodation
Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Kyoto: Karasuma 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.

Kyoto:  Karasuma Hotel

Located near traditional houses and temples, with the intersection of Shijko street and Karasuma street  this hotel offers easy access to transport links. The cosy rooms are fitted with air conditioning, heating and an en suite bathroom.

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 £2895 per person

Land only from £2095

Single supplement from £690

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 trasfer for one piece
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance