Discover Korea

Price
From USD$1970 Per Person
  • 5  nights  6  days
  • Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan
Highlights
  • Seoul: Watch the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
  • Seoul: Visit the Namsangol Hanok Village where you can find traditional Kor...Read More
    Highlights
    • Seoul: Watch the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
    • Seoul: Visit the Namsangol Hanok Village where you can find traditional Korean houses
    • Gyeongju: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site – Bulguksa Temple
    • Gyeongju: Visit Cheomseongdae, Asia’s oldest astronomical observatory
    • Busan: Enjoy sunbathing on the Haeundae Beach
  • Details
  • Itinerary
  • Includes & Excludes
  • Travel Tips
  • GALLERY

Discover Korea

This package is a great tour for first timers to Korea.

For 6 days and 5 nights, you’ll discover South Korea’s two distinct and equally charming side. On this tour, you will be delighted to experience Seoul’s traditional and modern landmarks. Explore Gyeongju City, the ancient capital kingdom of Silla and spend a night in Busan, the second most populous city, where you can find the most beautiful shoreline.

Itinerary

Arrive at Incheon Airport, meet your local representative and private transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or similar
After breakfast, visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces and also visit National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Then you will visit Insadong-gil, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district, with modern galleries and tea shops. Make a stop at the Jogyesa Temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Afterward, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village where there are five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or similar
After breakfast, transfer to Seoul station and board the bullet train to Shin-Gyeongju Station on your own. Upon arrival at Shin-Gyeongju Station, meet by tour guide and enjoy a half-day Gyeongju tour. First stop is Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic of Gyeongju and continue visit to Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, a home to craftsman and artisans. Finally, enjoy strolling at Anapji Pond, designed as a park for royalty. After the tour, transfer to your hotel and the remaining of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Hilton Gyeongju or similar
In the morning, pick up from hotel for a morning tour. Visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex, large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom and Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. After the tour, leave for Busan, the largest port city in Korea. After hotel check-in, you will enjoy free time at Haeundae Beach. Sightseeing of the city will include Busan Tower, the symbol of Busan and Jagalchi Market, the largest seafood market selling both live and dried fish. After the tour, transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Haeundee Grand Hotel or similar
After breakfast, visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple and Dongbaekseom Island. After the tour and lunch at local restaurant, transfer to Busan Station for bullet train back to Seoul. Upon arrival at Seoul Station, meet by your representative and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or similar
After breakfast, enjoy free time until your transfer to Incheon Airport to board your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Return Private transfer between airport and hotel
  • Superior 4-Star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Domestic bullet train within South Korea
  • Join-in sightseeing tours with admission*
  • Professional English Speaking local guide service
  • Daily breakfast and 4 lunches

*Guaranteed departure with 2 passengers.  Departures on Mondays and Fridays.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare from to South Korea
  • Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance
  • Travel Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Any items not specified as included

 

Travel Tips

Travel documents: Passports must have 6 months validity by the time of return. A visa is not required for US and Canadian passport holders for up to 90 days if travelling for the purpose of tourism or visitation.

For Visa requirements please refer to CITB Visas.

Currency: The won (KRW) is the currency of South Korea which comes in 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 won bills, and 10, 50, 100 and 500 won coins. Traveler’s cheques are accepted at all chartered banks. Some major banks have automated banking machines (ABMs) that accept international debit or credit cards. Major foreign credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) are widely accepted by hotels and other tourist facilities.

Language: The official name for the Korean language was changed to 'Hangeul' in 1910. Hunminjeongeum Proclamation Day was called ‘Gagya Proclamation Day’ up until 1926, and it wasn’t until 1928 that it was changed to its current title, ‘Hangeul Proclamation Day’.

Weather: Korea has four distinct seasons. Beginning with spring, the weather remains chilly, but begins warming up. Temperatures may drop after sunset resulting in chilly evenings. Summer begins with the rainy season called ‘jangma’, which generally lasts from mid-June until the end of July and then the weather begins heating up, with temperatures rising up to anywhere between 35C and 40C during daytime. During autumn, humidity subsides and the cold returns with drier crisp air. Winter in the northern region, is much colder than the southern regions including Busan Metropolitan City and Jeju Island. After a cold wave passes through the Korean Peninsula, the ‘sam-han-sa-on’, the unique climate pattern of three cold days and four warmer days occurs in repetition.

What to Pack: Tourists can prepare clothes according to the following:
Spring: Mar – May (7-18C) A light outerwear is essential in spring. Popular spring fashion items include cardigans, scarves, hats and sunglasses..
Summer: Jun – Aug (35–40C) Umbrellas and raincoats are essential for the rainy season. Light clothing made with “cooling” fabric, becomes essential for preventing overheating. Popular summer fashion items include light and/or short pants, short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts, hats and sunglasses. Applying sunscreen is also highly recommended.
Autumn: Sep – Nov (10-22C) An outerwear is essential in fall. Popular fall fashion items include trench coats in early to mid-fall, and jackets in mid- to late-fall.
Winter: Dec – Feb (Below 10C) Warm clothing is essential in winter, such as, winter coats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, beanies, gloves, and boots.

Power Supply: The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries.

Tips & Gratuities: Tipping is not required or expected at most establishments in Korea.

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