K-Pop 9-day Tour

K-Pop 9-day Tour

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K-Pop 9-day Tour

9 Days Starting in Seoul and ending in Seoul, South Korea

Visiting: Seoul, Myeong-Dong Walking Street, N Seoul Tower, Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola (DMZ Gondola), Hongdae Street, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, DDP │ Dongdaemun Design Plaza, ITAEWON, K-Star Road, Starfield Coex Mall, RM forest 2, Jamsil-dong, Gwangju, Gwangju K-POP Star Road feat. BTS J-Hope Hope world, Penguin Village, 1913 Songjeong Station Market, Busan, Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan, Songdo Beach, BIFF Square, Busan Citizens Park Visitor Center, Haeundae Beach

Tour operator:

The Dragon Trip

Tour code:

SKK9TDT

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Group size:

5 - 15

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-55

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours, Budget

Interests:

Cultural, Music

Activities:

Shopping, Walking

From:
$1898
$1813 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$85

NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Prepare for an electrifying and immersive journey through the dynamic realm of K-Pop, right in its birthplace, South Korea. You're about to explore iconic locations where your beloved idols trained, mingled, or are commemorated with murals. This tour will guide you through vibrant cities, traditional streets, and even offer a breath of sea air, all while diving deep into the epic world of K-Pop!

Highlights

  • Visit to the DMZ and talk to a North Korean Defector

  • K-Pop Dance Class

  • Explore Hallyu K-Star Road and see the Gangnam Dolls.

  • See the Hope World Sculpture

  • Discover Gamcheon Culture Village

  • A makeup session with a team of leading Seoul make-up artists

Places You'll See

Beach In Busan

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Dmz

Seoul Streets

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Seoul!

Location: Seoul, Myeong-Dong Walking Street, N Seoul Tower

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Your Korea K-Pop adventure kicks off today! In the afternoon, your Adventure Leader will provide a briefing at your hostel. They'll outline the exciting activities planned for the week, offer tips for adjusting to local life in Korea, and ensure your safety. Later, join your fellow tour-mates for an optional group dinner in Myeongdong. Afterward, explore the Myeongdong Underground Shopping Center, a K-Pop merch haven with fantastic deals.

Next, get ready for an unforgettable tour highlight. You'll use public transport to reach Namsan Mountain, where a cable car ride takes you to the top. Optionally, you can visit Seoul N Tower for breathtaking views of the city's skyline. Let the K-Pop adventure begin!

Day 2 : Off To The Dmz

Location: Seoul, Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola (DMZ Gondola), Hongdae Street

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Get an early start today as you embark on an enlightening journey north to the Demilitarized Zone. Your first stop is the Dora Observatory, where you can use binoculars to peer across the border and catch glimpses of the nearest North Korean villages. You'll also have the unique opportunity to explore the third tunnels, coming within 170 meters of North Korea!

Returning to Seoul just before lunch, prepare for an extraordinary experience. You'll engage in a Q&A session with a Korean defector, gaining invaluable insights into their personal experiences.

In the afternoon, it's time to step into the shoes of your beloved K-Pop stars. Join a fantastic dance class where K-Pop experts will guide you through choreography, helping you dance like a pro in no time! In the evening, the choice is yours: opt for a night out in the vibrant Hongdae district if you wish!

Day 3 : The K-Kulture

Location: Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, DDP │ Dongdaemun Design Plaza, ITAEWON

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Start your day with a journey via public transport to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Arrive just in time for the magnificent Royal Guard Changing Ceremony at 10 am. Afterward, we'll head to a nearby hanbok rental shop. If you're interested, you can rent one of these beautiful traditional garments for your palace visit. Spend a couple of hours exploring the historic residences, pavilions, and ornate gates within the palace grounds.

In the early afternoon, we'll move on to Insadong, passing through the picturesque Bukchon Hanok Village. Here, you can visit KTown4U, an ideal place for hunting rare K-Pop merchandise. The adventure continues at HIKR Ground, a state-of-the-art cultural center where you'll immerse yourself in the K-Wave and even have the chance to create your very own music video.

For the evening, you have the option to join your group for dinner and drinks in Itaewon, a lively and diverse neighborhood in Seoul. Enjoy the multicultural atmosphere and vibrant nightlife.

Day 4 : Do You Have Gangnam Style?

Location: Seoul, K-Star Road, Starfield Coex Mall, RM forest 2, Jamsil-dong

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, our first destination is Hallyu K-Star Road, where you can encounter the famous Gangnam Dolls and even take a photo alongside the doll representing your favorite K-Pop group.

Around midday, we'll venture to the expansive COEX Mall, a complex offering a plethora of dining options, shops, K-Pop memorabilia, and even a renowned library. Be sure not to overlook the iconic Gangnam Style statue. Keep a lookout for HYBE Insight, located nearby in Samseong, where you can dive deeper into the world of K-Pop.

In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a relaxed walk through the BTS RM Forest, a tribute to the rapper's birthday and his dedication to environmental preservation.

As night descends, you have the freedom to explore Jamsil, one of Seoul's more upscale districts, at your own pace. Discover its charm and character as you see fit.

Day 5 : Gwangju, Lets Go!

Location: Gwangju, Gwangju K-POP Star Road feat. BTS J-Hope Hope world, Penguin Village, 1913 Songjeong Station Market

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Today, you're embarking on your next journey to Gwangju. Upon checking into your hostel in the afternoon, we'll whisk you away to Chungjang K-Pop Star Street. This vibrant street is a tribute to the K-Pop idols who originate from Gwangju and have realized their dreams. While here, be sure not to miss the handprint art featuring impressions from these idols, the star memorial hall, and the fan zone, where idols have generously provided their personal items for fans to admire.

Following this, we'll visit the Hope World sculpture, a monument dedicated to BTS's j-hope, a proud native of Gwangju. This sculpture is adorned with over 21,000 messages from ARMYs from across the globe. To cap off the day, we'll explore Penguin Village, a mural village adorned with artworks and crafts, as well as additional murals featuring J-Hope.

Tonight, you have the option to visit the 1913 Songjong Station Market. Enjoy exploring this local market and savoring its offerings.

Day 6 : Next Stop, Busan!

Location: Busan, Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan, Songdo Beach, BIFF Square

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Get ready for another exciting journey as you board a bus to reach your final destination on the Korea K-Pop tour: the vibrant city of Busan! Upon arrival, your first stop is the Gamcheon Culture Village, a famous filming location. As you explore, be on the lookout for a mural dedicated to two beloved BTS members, Jimin and Jungkook, who proudly hail from Busan.

After your adventure in Gamcheon, we'll head to Songdo Beach, where you'll have the chance to experience the Songdo Marine Cable Car. This thrilling ride offers breathtaking views of the Busan coastline as it takes you over the water. Following this scenic adventure, we'll venture inland to the BIFF Entertainment Square, an area known for its trendy atmosphere and entertainment options. Finally, the evening is yours to explore at your own pace. Enjoy your free time in Busan!

Day 7 : Busan, Busan, Busan.

Location: Busan, Busan Citizens Park Visitor Center, Haeundae Beach

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Kickstart your day with a visit to Busan Citizen Park, a location famous for a visit by BTS's V. While here, you can recreate this iconic moment and capture your own memorable photo. Then, you have the option to unwind at a traditional Korean jjimjilbang, a Korean bathhouse. Your tour guide will provide detailed directions if you choose this relaxation option. Alternatively, you can visit Dadaepo Beach, a favorite spot of BTS's Jimin. This stunning sandy beach is situated at the confluence of the Nakdong River and the South Sea, featuring a prominent fountain at its entrance. Enjoy your time exploring the beach before returning to your hostel.

In the evening, there's a fantastic opportunity to join your group for some K-Pop karaoke in Haeundae! It's the perfect way to conclude your day filled with K-Pop adventures.

Day 8 : Return To Seoul

Location: Seoul

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Say your goodbyes to Busan and catch a high-speed rail back to Seoul, the concluding destination on your K-Pop tour.

In Seoul, prepare for your last and extraordinary activity: a makeup masterclass conducted by a team of acclaimed Seoul makeup artists (MUAs). These experts will provide you with insights on the products and techniques needed to replicate the iconic looks of your cherished K-Pop stars. It's a hands-on experience that will equip you with the skills to recreate the aesthetics of K-Pop idols.

Day 9 : Farewell, Korea!

Location: Seoul

Meals Included: No Meals

As your remarkable Korea K-Pop tour reaches its conclusion, it's time to bid farewell to your fellow tour companions. You've delved into the vibrant realm of K-Pop, uncovered iconic spots linked to your beloved idols, and immersed yourself in the lively culture of South Korea. Treasure the memories and experiences you've gathered on this electrifying adventure. Wishing you safe travels and encouraging you to keep the K-Pop spirit burning bright!

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    All accommodation within the tour, Hostel based, with room upgrade available

  • Fully Guided

    Guided and unguided time throughout

  • Transport

    All transport within the tour

  • Some of the activities.

    Visit to Namsan Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, The DMZ, K-Pop Dance Class, HIKR Ground for the K-Wave, Coex Mall, RM Forest, Chungjang K-Pop Star Street, Hope World Sculpture, Gamcheon Culture Village, Songdo Marine Cable Car, Make-up Class

What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

    Pre-trip / Post-trip night of accommodation in Seoul - can be added on to booking

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transfer available as an optional extra.

  • Insurance

    Travel Insurance is not included but compulsory

  • International Travel

    Not included

  • Meals

    Not included but the Adventure Leader will take the group to affordable, local places to eat.

  • Optional

    Many optional activities that can be organised on the ground.

Mode of Transport

Train, bus, private transport

Accommodation

hostel / shared local accommodation

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, but they can be added as extra.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, they are English speaking.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, travellers from all over the world are welcome to join the tour!

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, we can assist with booking pre or post tour accommodation.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Majority of our clients are solo travellers and our prices are based on sharing in dorm style rooms. We do offer single room upgrades for those who do not wish to share a room.

  • Can you guarantee same-sex dorm rooms?

    We always strive to ensure the highest level of comfort and convenience for our valued clients during their travels with us. However, for our tours in Asia, we cannot guarantee same-sex dorm rooms in the hostels we use, particularly during high season, such as the cherry blossom season in Japan. Please rest assured that we do our utmost to accommodate our clients' preferences wherever possible. However, the availability of same-sex dorm rooms ultimately depends on the policies of the hostels we work with. In some cases, different genders may be allocated to the same room due to limited availability.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Please speak to our sales team as soon as possible to see how we can help.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All our accommodation is check regularly to make sure it's a safe and clean environment.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We are not perfect but we aim to be, that is why year on year we aim to increase the proportion of local businesses we work with as well as reduce the average carbon footprint of all of our group tour adventures. We do this by measuring our performance and making small but positive changes to how we operate.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive a booking pack with all the pick up times, accommodation and activities included.

  • Who should I contact in the event of an emergency on tour?

    Depending upon where you are travelling, the following emergency contact numbers are available for The Dragon Trip: China: +86 21 2206 4018 Japan: +81 50 1742 2696 South Korea (can only be used in Korea): 00308 491 0186 Singapore: +65 3158 0233 Southeast Asia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka: +84 284 458 1410

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    The Dragon Trip has been trading since March 2011

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, although you will have to make your own way to where the group is heading to out of your own expense.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are aimed at fun, out-going and open minded individuals. We typically get people aged between 18 to 55 travelling on our trips. Feel free to contact us to see the ages of the people who are booked already.

Reviews of this operator

Ifrah Ali  

Indonesia Trip

01-Dec-2020

Unfortunately our trip to Indonesia was cancelled due to the global pandemic. Alex from the dragon trip was so lovely and helpful in dealing with the situation. I was refunded very quickly and I would definitely recommend this company as they were able to professionally deal with the unfortunate circumstances. I was really looking forward to the activities in my tour and I would love to book again when it is safe to do so.

Lucy Day  

Great Service

12-Dec-2020

Unfortunately our trip was cancelled due to the Pandemic but other than a slight hiccup during booking the customer service from The Dragon Trip was amazing. We were contacted in advance of our trip to be told it had been cancelled and offered a 110% voucher to book another date. Due to our circumstances we needed a full refund. Replies to our emails were quick and polite. We were told we would have the refund by 31st July which we accepted at the time, a couple of months later we checked back to see if there was an improvement on this date and offered a payment plan with money arriving in my account immediately. Less than a week later an email came through saying the full remaining balance had been paid into my account. Alex who was emailed myself also offered advice with regards to other travel companies who we are struggling to get replies and refunds from. I highlight recommend this company for their customer service and look forward to booking and travelling with them in the future.

Laura Cremin  

Nepal Tour

26-May-2022

Amazing time in Nepal with a really great group of people! We really were shown all Nepal had to offer and the guides were so much fun and really looked after us. The trek in particular was incredible. Absolutely recommend 😊

Ben Kinsler-Lubienski  

Amazing Trip!

04-Aug-2021

Booked a trip around South East Asia, and the tour guides have catered to all of our needs and its been a very enjoyable and fun month!

Nabil Zakkour  

Incredible India Tour with The Dragon Trip

13-Jul-2022

We enjoyed our incredible India-Tour with our Leader Deepak, who did a great job and become our friend!

Olivia Connor  

Highly Recommend

18-Jul-2022

Highly recommend the dragon trip! So well organised and the tour guides are amazing, they look after you so well and they’re so fun and friendly! You get to do many cool things on the trip, thanks for an amazing month!

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

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