Seoul, Dmz, Historic Island Tour

Seoul, Dmz, Historic Island Tour

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$2048

$1760

Seoul, Dmz, Historic Island Tour

5 Days

Visiting: Seoul, DMZ, South Korea, Yongin

Tour operator:

Tweet World Travel

Tour code:

TRZY-1735

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

35-79

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

4WD, Sightseeing

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$2048
$1760 Operator discount: -$205 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$83 -14%

NB: Prices correct on 20-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Discover the beauty and charm of South Korea with our comprehensive 5-day tour! This tour offers a perfect balance of history, culture, nature, and local experiences, showcasing the highlights of Seoul, a visit to the DMZ, a meeting with a North Korean defector, and a home-hosted lunch at a farm house.Our expert guides will take you on a journey through the vibrant city of Seoul, where you'll explore its historic sites, traditional arts and crafts, and local markets. You'll gain exclusive insights into the history and culture of the Korean Peninsula and witness firsthand the tensions between North and South Korea at the DMZ.Join our Small Group Tours for an adventure like no other and discover the best of South Korea!

Highlights

  • Explore the history and culture of Seoul with visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, Insadong Art/Craft Street, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Namdaemun Market.

  • Visit the DMZ, a unique and heavily guarded border that separates North and South Korea. Witness the remnants of the Korean War and gain exclusive insights and historical context from our expert tour guide.

  • Indulge in delicious traditional cuisine at the Gwangjang Market food tour

  • Explore the charming farmhouses that grow Wangdae, visit a cottage industry site, and indulge in the delicious local cuisine.

  • Discovery the rich tapestry of Korean heritage included Yongin Korea Folk Village, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (UNESCO), Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Hwaseong Tourist Train

  • Enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant carefully chosen to showcase the best of Korean cuisine.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Seoul Arrival - Indulge In Culinary Delights And Iconic Seoul Tower (D)

Location: Seoul

Upon arrival at International Airport, you will be greeted by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel.Please note: Hotel check-in at 2pm The first day of your Seoul tour will leave you awestruck with stunning views, immersive cultural experiences, and mouth-watering food that will tantalize your taste buds.Your first stop is the Seoul Namsan Cable Car, which will transport you up to the magnificent Namsan Mountain. The cable car ride is an unforgettable experience, providing stunning views of the city below. When you reach the summit, prepare to be blown away by the panoramic view of Seoul.Get ready to ascend to new heights as we make our way to the Seoul Tower, perched atop Namsan Mountain. A true gem of Seoul, this iconic landmark will take your breath away with its stunning views of the city. Take the elevator to the top and step out onto the observation decks to witness panoramic views that will leave you in awe.After that, we'll take you to the renowned Gwangjang Food Market which is more than just a food tour destination in Seoul. As a sacred place for food lovers, Gwangjang Market is the perfect location to discover the unique flavors and culinary traditions of Korea. Our experienced food tour guide will help you navigate the market's many offerings and recommend the best dishes to try. Local food is an essential part of any trip to Korea, reflecting the culture, history, and identity of the local people. Overnight in Seoul

Day 2 : Discover The Best Of Seoul: Highlights Of Your Unforgettable Seoul (B,L)

Location: Seoul

Get ready to experience the vibrant and dynamic city of Seoul, where modern skylines, rich history, and lively pop culture collide. From majestic monuments to mouth-watering street food and warm locals, Seoul has something for everyone.



We'll begin with a visit to Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace, home to the Joseon dynasty from 1395 to 1910. The palace's colorful architecture and intricate details offer a glimpse into Joseon kings' lives. Take a photo with the guards reenacting the changing of the guards ceremony from the Joseon Dynasty for a unique, historical experience.Next, visit Jogyesa Temple, a serene Buddhist temple in the heart of Seoul. Famous for its stunning architecture and peaceful atmosphere, this temple offers insight into traditional Korean Buddhist culture and religion.Explore Insadong's vibrant art and craft street, showcasing traditional Korean arts and crafts. Then visit Bukchon Hanok Village which preserves life during the Joseon dynasty, with hundreds of lovingly restored traditional Korean houses to experience.Finally, experience the hustle and bustle of Seoul at Namdaemun Market. From traditional Korean food and snacks to souvenirs and accessories, find unique gifts to take home. Overnight in Seoul.Overnight in Seoul

Day 3 : Discovering Korea's Dmz: A Fascinating Journey Into The World's Most Heavily Guarded Border (B,L)

Location: DMZ, South Korea

Join us on an exciting journey to the DMZ, the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea. Established after the Korean War, the DMZ is heavily guarded and remains a fascinating strip of land that tells the story of the region's complex politics and history. With an expert guide, we'll explore checkpoints and observation points, and witness the remnants of the Korean War. We'll also admire the natural landscape that has flourished in the absence of human activity, gaining unique insights into the balance between human conflict and natural ecosystems. The DMZ offers a thought-provoking and symbolic destination that promises an unforgettable experience and a glimpse into the complexities and challenges of the Korean Peninsula's current geopolitical climate.Overnight in Seoul

Day 4 : Seoul - Yongin - Suwon - Seoul (B,L,D)

Location: Yongin

Embark on a captivating journey to uncover the rich tapestry of Korean heritage in a full day. Begin your morning at the enchanting Yongin Korea Folk Village, where you'll step back in time to the late Joseon period. Engage in cultural classes, witness shamanistic rituals, and relish the vibrancy of farmer's music (nongak), horseback martial arts, and traditional wedding ceremonies. As your day unfolds, venture to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcasing the architectural brilliance of the Joseon dynasty. Traverse its formidable walls and immerse yourself in history. Then, explore Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, the grandest of haenggungs, offering insights into royal life. Conclude your journey with a scenic ride on the Hwaseong Tourist Train, offering picturesque vistas of Suwon's historic wonders. This immersive day promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for South Korea's cultural richness and historical treasures.

Day 5 : Departure From The Vibrant And Splendid City Of Seoul (B)

Location: Seoul

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination. Your tour guide and driver will accompany you to the airport and help you with your luggage and other arrangements

What's Included

  • Meals

    Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
    Daily 1 Bottle of Mineral Water P/P
    A Unique & Varied dining experience

  • Sightseeing

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

  • Accommodation

    Superior 4 Star Hotel Accommodation

  • 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 Four 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 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 encounter in a way you’ll never forget.

Check out our Q&As

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Founded in 2012, the Tweet World Travel Group is an Australian-owned corporation and one of the country's leading wholesalers for Worldwide River Cruises, Tour Operators, and Travel Technology Providers. With headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia, the company has a wide reach, with local operational offices throughout Asia.

  • Are there any health requirements or vaccinations needed for the tour?

    Ensuring your health and well-being during your tour is of utmost importance to us. Many destinations may have specific health requirements or recommended vaccinations to help protect both you and the local population from potential health risks. To determine the health requirements or vaccinations needed for your chosen tour destination, we strongly advise consulting with a medical professional or a travel health clinic. They have access to the latest information about health risks in different regions and can provide personalized recommendations based on your medical history and the specific areas you plan to visit. Additionally, some countries may require proof of certain vaccinations, such as yellow fever, before granting entry. It's essential to research and adhere to these requirements to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. If you have any concerns or questions about health requirements for your upcoming tour, feel free to reach out to our team. While we can offer general guidance, we always recommend consulting with a medical professional for personalized health advice tailored to your needs and travel plans. Your health and safety are paramount, and we want to ensure that you're well-prepared and informed before embarking on your journey.

  • How can I provide feedback or reviews about the tour experience?

    We highly value your feedback and reviews about your tour experience. Your insights help us continuously improve our services and create exceptional travel experiences for our clients. Here are a couple of ways you can provide feedback: 1- Tweet Trip App: If you've downloaded our Tweet Trip App, you can often find a section dedicated to providing feedback or reviews. This streamlined approach ensures that your thoughts are directly communicated to us for consideration. 2- Online Form: We may send you an online feedback form via email after your tour concludes. This allows you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and comments about your experience conveniently. 3- Hard Copy: If you prefer a more traditional approach, some tours may provide a hard copy feedback form that you can fill out and hand over to your tour guide or agency representative. When providing feedback, consider sharing both positive aspects that you enjoyed and constructive criticism that can help us enhance our services. Here are some points to consider: Your overall satisfaction with the tour. The quality of accommodations, transportation, and activities. The professionalism and knowledge of your tour guide. Any challenges or issues you encountered. Suggestions for improvement. Any standout moments or experiences. Your feedback is instrumental in our commitment to deliver exceptional travel experiences. We appreciate your time and honesty in sharing your thoughts with us. Whether you choose to provide feedback through the Tweet Trip App, an online form, or a hard copy, rest assured that your input will be carefully considered to continually elevate the quality of our services.

Reviews of this operator

Giang Vu (Google Reviewer)  

Outstanding services in Asia Tours...

14-Oct-2019

Outstanding services in Asia Tours and Worldwide river cruises, specialising in Mekong cruises and Croisi Europe cruises.

Frank O'Reilly (Google Reviewer)  

I was SOOOO fortunate to...

30-Mar-2016

I was SOOOO fortunate to pick Tweet World Travel to organise my Vietnam holiday last October . I travelled with my wife and 5 friends for three weeks taking in Ho Chi Minh city , Hoi An , Da Nang , Hue and Hanoi/Halong Bay. The trip was just so well prepared , with private transport and English speaking guides for the whole trip . So many excursions ( all paid for ) included in the holiday . we saw so many wonderful historic places , stayed in beautiful hotels and had some fantastic meals in great restaurants all over Vietnam. We saw so much more because Twee prepared the whole trip for us. We would have missed so much otherwise. All in the very best holiday ever..Frank O'Reilly. ...

Rundle Group (Google Reviewer)  

We have just had 3...

07-Jun-2016

We have just had 3 wonderful weeks in Vietnam, visiting Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang/Hoi An, Hanoi, SaPa & Halong Bay & can highly recommend Tweet World Travel. We had already booked some accommodation ourselves at a beachside resort but wanted to extend our holiday to travel around & see more of Vietnam. Twee did a fantastic job at organising our itinerary around what we had already booked & suggested activities & sightseeing trips to us that we had not considered. We certainly enjoyed all the activities & experienced much more than if we had tried to organise it ourselves. It was also very reassuring to know that I could easily contact Twee if I needed advice on anything at all while we were away. The guides on all our day trips were fantastic - very friendly & looked after us all very well. They were all happy to share information about their lives with us which made the trip more memorable & enjoyable with some unique experiences. Highlights of our trip were Hoi An (especially the Hoi An Food Tour - lots of fun, on the back of motorbikes), SaPa (especially sightseeing by motor bike, although wouldn't recommend the noisy train trip to get there), Cycling around villages in the Mekong Delta (away from tourist areas), Halong Bay cruise & the gorgeous Apricot Hotel.

Annette Magee (Google Reviewer)  

Twee World Travel, what can...

23-May-2016

Twee World Travel, what can I say ! You organised such a wonderful trip, you catered to our every need, just knowing we had your support if we needed it was so reassuring. You Twee, and your amazing staff should be very proud of what you do and how you make people like me have such an enjoyable world experience. Thankyou 😊

Reema sharma (Google Reviewer)  

Tweet world travel group is...

31-May-2022

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    Up to 65 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 64 days before tour starts: Forfeit 55% of booking price.

    At 39 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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