Treasures of South Korea

7 Days

from £1535

Your journey starts in the capital city in Seoul visiting the historic attractions including scenic fifteenth century Deoksu Palace and Secret Garden, The Blue House (Presidential Office) and Jogyesa Temple, and also explore the Korean Folk Village where you can see the old traditional style houses and the traditional folklore customs, manners and the ways of life. When in Seoul, you will also be taken to observe North Korean territory from the border within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Explore the richest collection of ancient history and arts in Korea in Gyeongju and visit the UNESCO Historic sites at Bulguka Temple and Seokguram Grotto. After that, you will transfer to Bushan where you will explore famous Jagalchi Fish Market and Haeundae  Beach. Your final stop will be back to Seoul to enjoy your free exploring time at your own pace until your time to the airport.

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2018

Day 1 Arrive Seoul

Arrive at Seoul. You will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Seoul (BL)

This morning the city tour will include Deoksu Palace and Changdeok Palace. We will pass by The Blue House (Presidential Office) and visit Jogyesa Temple. Explore the bustling South Gate Open Market and the famous Insadong Shopping Street, a great place to pick up arts and craft souvenirs.

Day 3 Seoul (B)

The morning is free for leisure. In the afternoon we visit the Korean Folk Village, just outside Seoul near Suwon City. Old traditional style houses and the lifestyle of 18th- 19th century are practiced by the village residents wearing ancient costumes. The village is a showcase of Korean traditional folklore customs, manners and ways of life.

Day 4 Seoul- Gyeongju (BL)

Today we visit the North Korean Border. Constructed in 1978, North Korea’s 3rd infiltration Tunnel is located within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 44km away from Seoul. From the Dora Observation Platform, on the western front, you can get a view of the North Korean territory including the Propaganda Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City, the old capital city of The Goryeo Kingdom. Transfer to Gyeongju.

Day 5 Gyeongju to Busan (BL)

The richest collection of ancient history and arts in Korea. Gyeongju was once the splendid capital of the Shilla Kingdom (B.C. 57 – A.D. 935). Known as the ‘Museum Without Walls’, the two main treasures are Bulguka Temple and the Seokguram Grotto, they are both UNESCO Historic Sites. The city is filled with remains of temples, the royal tomb, monuments, palaces and fortresses. Enjoy a city tour visiting Cheomseongdae Astronmical Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park, Gyeongju National Museum, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto Temple.  Transfer to Busan.

Day 6 Busan to Seoul (BL)

Busan is the second largest city, with a population of 4 million people. The natural harbour makes it the principal part of the peninsula. Busan has been an important trading centre for fishing and other industries. Enjoy a city tour including visits to Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fish Market, Nampodong Shopping Street, UN Cemetry, Busan Municipal Museum and Busan Haeundae Beach.  Return to Seoul.

Day 7 Seoul- Onwards (B)

Free for leisure until the airport transfer.

This group tour will typically use 4 Star Hotels or properties of similar standard. All rooms are equipped with a double or twin beds, private bathroom facilities, air-conditioning, heating, TV’s, telephones and WiFi as standard.
Please note this group tour is not exclusive to Japan Links Travel and you may be travelling with other English speaking passengers.

Price from £1535 per person land only, Single supplement from £489

International flights from your regional airport are available on request

Departures are available twice a week.

Tour Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

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

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers and Transport in South Korea
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Entrance Fees to the sites listed

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local Tips
  • Airport Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Spending
  • International Flights