Highlights Of Korea

Highlights Of Korea

9 Days
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Highlights Of Korea

9 Days

Visiting: Seoul, Jeonju, Gyeongju, Busan

Tour operator:

Tweet World Travel

Tour code:

TRGZ-3271

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

35-79

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

Take your chance to discover all the highlights of South Korea, a dynamic country with a rich culture, tradition and history. It offers not only vibrant cities but also an impressive landscape, friendly locals and amazing gastronomy. You will have the opportunity to immerse in the bustling Seoul city, discover the history and rich culture in Jeonju and Gyeongju then explore the colourful markets in Busan. This combined with the chance to taste the most famous cuisine in the world, will make your trip in Korea unforgettable.

Highlights

  • Explore Seoul one of Asia's great cities (the Old and the New factors in one city)

  • Visit Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace & the Folklore Museum (including Royal Guard Changing Ceremony)

  • Delve into Korea’s natural and cultural history by visiting Jeonju - landmark of Korean culture, Mt. Gaya National Park

  • Experience the traditional fish market of Jagalchi

  • Discover Busan - the largest port city in Korea, home to fantastic seafood

  • Enjoy a visit to the famous Culture Village which is considered the Machu Picchu of Busan

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Seoul Arrival (D)
Location: Seoul
Accommodation Name: 4-star Tmark Grand Myeongdong (or similar)

Upon arrival at Incheon airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of your day free at your leisure.

In the evening, after a tour briefing, our tour guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner.

Overnight in Seoul.

Day 2 : Seoul City Tour (B,L)
Location: Seoul
Accommodation Name: 4-star Tmark Grand Myeongdong (or similar)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer you to discover the New Seoul area. Visit the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace to experience the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty (more than 500 years old) and visit the National Folk Museum to see Korean Unique culture as well as people’s lifestyle in the olden days.

We also enjoy the Traditional Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Then, we will be passing (stop) by the Presidential Blue House.

We'll have a walk around the Bukchon Hanok Village seeing several traditional homes, Hanok.

Then, we will head to ICE Gallery, the world’s first indoor ice sculpture gallery that’s open year-round. Also, we have an enjoyable time at Trick Eye Museum. Trick eye transforms global cultural content and sculptures into smart and modern optical illusion art.

Overnight in Seoul.

Day 3 : Seoul - Jeonju (B,L)
Location: Jeonju
Accommodation Name: 4-star Ramada Hotel Jeonju (or similar)

Today, we proceed to the most celebrated village of Jeonju, the Landmark of Korean Culture.

We first visit Hanji Museum (Korean Traditional Mulberry paper), as Korea’s first museum specializing in paper, it has an extensive collection of 3,000 artifacts and a database documenting the long history and superiority of Hanji (Korean paper). You also get DIY experience to make Korean paper with wooden tools and bring it back home.

We will take a tour of Jeonju Hanok Village, the largest Korean Village with various traditional cultural facilities in the downtown area. Coming up next is a walking tour in the Gyeonggijeon pavilion, the symbol of Jeonju’s Korean-style village.

Overnight in Jeonju.

Day 4 : Jeonju - Gayasan National Park - Gyeongju (B,L)
Location: Gyeongju
Accommodation Name: 4-star Commodore Gyeongju (or similar)

This morning, we transfer to Gayasan National Park which is known to offer one of the best scenic views in the country and also as the home of Haeinsa Temple. Haeinsa ("Reflections on a Smooth Sea") is an important Buddhist temple on Gaya Mountain, best known for its complete copy of the Buddhist scriptures, the Tripitaka Koreana.

Then, we move to the century-old historical Gyeongju City, the 1,000-year-old capital of the Shilla Dynasty. The Gyeongju Historic Areas were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 and also known as the largest outdoor museums in the world. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom.

Overnight in Gyeongju.

Day 5 : Gyeoungju (B,L)
Location: Gyeongju
Accommodation Name: 4-star Commodore Gyeongju (or similar)

After breakfast, we will start our city tour from Bulguksa temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also known as “The Buddhist Country Temple”, alongside is the neighboring Seokguram Grotto Hermitage. Lastly, we will visit Daereungwon, also known as Tumuli Park which has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Silla Period. We also visit Chomsongdae Observatory, constructed as the lunar calendar, and Tumuli park exhibiting the Royal tombs.

Gyeongju Nat’l Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC-AD 935). Then, we visit Gyeongju Folk’s Hand Craft Village, Shilla ancient Kiln for Celadon.

Overnight in Gyeongju.

Day 6 : Gyeoungju - Busan (B,L)
Location: Busan
Accommodation Name: 4-star Asti Hotel Busan (or similar)

Today, we move to Busan city, South Korea's second-largest city after Seoul. Start to visit the Yongdusan Dragon Head Park – it is called Yongdusan because the shape of the mountain resembles a dragon’s head emerging from the sea.

Then we will go to Busan Tower, a 120-meter tower that provides a stunning bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Busan, including islands and ships dotted in the distant seas. An impressive sight today is the trip to the Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in Korea and a popular “must-go” site for tourists in Busan. The market is located beside Nampo Port which means the fish can be kept fresh and delivered quickly.

Overnight in Busan.

Day 7 : Busan City Tour (B,L)
Location: Busan
Accommodation Name: 4-star Asti Hotel Busan (or similar)

After breakfast at the hotel we first visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, which is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan.

Next, we will visit Taejongdae Park, which represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and 200 other varieties of trees.

After that, we also visit APEC House, which refers to an APEC Conference Hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting”. We then transfer to the most popular Haeundae Beach, and Centum city is registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest shopping complex in the world.

Overnight in Busan.

Day 8 : Busan Village Tour (B,L,D)
Location: Busan
Accommodation Name: 4-star Asti Hotel Busan (or similar)

Gamcheon Culture Villiage is the destination today. This is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan."

We also visit Nampodong International Market, which is one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to Bupyeong Market, Kkangtong Market, and other smaller markets. The market stocks such a wide variety of goods, that you can find almost everything you need.

This evening enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

Overnight in Busan.

Day 9 : Busan Departure (B)
Location: Busan

After breakfast at the hotel, a private transfer will take you to Gimhae Airport where you will begin your journey home or to the next destination.

What's Included

  • Meals

    Welcome & Farewell Dinner
    A Unique & Varied Dining Experience
    Full Breakfast Daily; Selected Lunches and Dinners (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)

  • Sightseeing

    Entrance fees at monuments
    Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
    All local government fees & taxes

  • Accommodation

    Stay at excellent hand-selected high-quality 4-star accommodation in central location or adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Transportation

    Arrival and departure airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
    All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
    Locally based professional drivers

  • First-Class Service

    24/7 local assistance and travel guidance
    Airport Meet-and-Greet welcome service with local tour guide
    Guaranteed departures with Just Two Guests
    Small group with maximum 16 guests
    A unique "local-host" experience exclusively offered by Tweet World Travel

  • Tour Guide & Tour Leader

    English-speaking local tour guides who live and breathe the destination – they will bring your itinerary to life
    For a group of more than 10 people, on top of local tour guides, we will provide an experienced tour director. He or she will oversee your entire journey, accompany you every day and connect you to the people, places and encounters in a way you’ll never forget.

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