Taste of South Korea

Visiting: South Korea


Duration: 1 Nights

Tour Operator: APT


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Tour Overview

Includes return flight from the UK. Uncover the best of South Korea. Explore Seoul, visit the DMZ, discover a traditional South Korean village and indulge in South Korean BBQ.

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Depart London

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to South Korea.

icon Day 2: Arrive Incheon, Seoul

Arrive into Incheon and transfer to Seoul. After a Welcome Dinner this evening, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel which is located in the heart of Seoul.

icon Day 3: Seoul

Fill up at breakfast this morning – you’re in for a full day of sightseeing. Begin at the City Hall plaza, walk through the giant Gwanghwamun Gate plaza and into Gyeongbok Palace. The excitement begins at Gyeongbok Palace, the largest palace in South Korea. Built in 1392 at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty, it was the main royal palace for five centuries. After a number of Insider Experiences, your final stop for today is Insadong Antique Alley, where quirky amulets and jewellery among other wares are scattered across stalls. Poke around the many streets, maybe picking up a souvenir or two.

icon Day 4: Seoul, Paju, Demilitarised Zone

Today is dedicated to the relationship between North and South Korea. You’ll visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) in Paju to gain an understanding of the bordering countries. See Imjingak Park, the Bridge of Freedom and The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel where it’s believed that some 30,000 soldiers could pass through within an hour. You’ll also spend time at the DMZ Theatre and Exhibition Hall, and the station, along with Dora Observatory which offers binocular views into North Korea. Return to Seoul for an afternoon visit to the War Memorial Museum to reflect further on the conflict.

icon Day 5: Seoul, Busan

After breakfast at your hotel, travel to Busan by rail. Upon arrival in South Korea’s second-largest city, you’ll be taken on a city sightseeing tour of some of Busan’s most well-known sites. Begin at Busan Tower, which offers a great vantage point to the city’s bustling port. Visit Jagalchi Fishery Market, the largest seafood market in South Korea. Here, locals select their seafood straight from the ocean and take their purchase to the market’s chefs to be prepared just how they like it, for a fresher-than-fresh seafood lunch. Finish your explorations in Gamcheon Village, a mishmash of pastel-coloured houses, street art and art galleries.

icon Day 6: Busan, Gyeongju

There’s more of Busan to be explored this morning. Voyage to the seaside for a visit to Haedong Yonggung temple. Continue to the United Nations Memorial cemetery – the only one of its kind. At Taejongdae observatory, admire sweeping views of the natural wonders of Taejongdae Resort Park. Afterwards, journey to Gyeongju. Be welcomed into the ancient city with a traditional performance at Jeongdong Theatre.

icon Day 7: Gyeongju

Set your sights on the World Heritage Bulguksa Temple resting on the slopes of Mt Toham. Built in AD774, the temple is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art. Nearby, explore Seokguram Grotto and see the giant Sakyamuni Buddha which is buried in the grotto’s inner chambers. Afterwards, take a stroll across the green grounds of Tumuli Park and Family Choi’s House, the oldest house in the area which was built in 1630. After an Insider Experience, the rest of the evening is spent relaxing in your hotel.

icon Day 8: Gyeongju, Gayasan National Park, Seoul

Make the journey by coach to Haeinsa Temple. As one of the three principal Buddhist temples in Korea, discover Buddhist scriptures within the temple, which have been carved into more than 80,000 wooden blocks. Afterwards, head to Dongdaegu train station to board a KTX Express Train to Seoul. Tonight, celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers and Tour Director with a special Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 9: Seoul, Depart Incheon

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

icon Day 10: Arrive London

Arrive back in London today.

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    Low Deposit

    APT requires a deposit of 500 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 100 days before departure..

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