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The Best of Korea with Seoul - 11 Days - Tour Only

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This tour starts and ends in Seoul and visits some of the best tourist attractions in South Korea, including Jeonju, Yeosu, Jeju Island, Busan, Daegu, and Gangneung

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Day 1 (Saturday) Seoul

Pick up from hotel for Seoul half day sightseeing – Gyeongbokgung Palace, The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum, Korean Ginseng Center. Proceed to Korean Folk Village (an hour and half drive away from Seoul) - you will experience the culture of the late Joseon Dynasty. This is a huge village that has about 260 different types of house of each province.

Return to Seoul.

Overnight at Orakai Daehakro Hotel, or similar.

Day 2 (Sunday) Seoul - Gongju - Jeonju

After breakfast we transfer to Gongju

Visit the Tomb of King Muryeong (UNESCO), Gongsanseong Fortress (UNESCO)

Proceed to Jeonju to visit Jeonju Hanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok

Check into your hotel. Remainder of the day free time at leisure.

Hotel: Ramada Jeonju or similar

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Day 3 (Monday) Jeonju
 - Gwangju - Suncheon - Yeosu

Breakfast at your hotel

Transfer to Gwangju (100km / 1hr 20min), the leading city of Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea.

Visit May 18th National Cemetery Suncheon (100km/ 1hr) where you will also  explore Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park

Our South Korea tour continues when we move to Yeosu, a port city and look around the Fish Market and the area's night scene

Check into your hotel. Remainder of the day free time at leisure.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Yeosu or similar

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Day 4 (Tuesday) Yeosu - Busan - Jeju Island

Breakfast at your hotel

Jinjuseong Fortress – historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592.

We move on to Busan, arriving at Gimhae domestic airport. Depart from Gimhae domestic airport.

Arrive at Jeju Island and meet your tour guide.

Transfer to hotel and take a rest.

Jeju-do’s volcanic island and Manjanggul Lava Tubes have been registered as UNESCO’s world natural heritage.

Jeju Island is the premier tourist destination in Korea because of its stunning natural scenery and superior tourist amenities. Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves lie in harmony and the mild weather makes Jeju-do an even more ideal tourist site.

Check into your hotel. Remainder of the day free time at leisure.

Hotel: Jeju Grand Hyatt Hotel or similar

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Day 5 (Wednesday) Jeju Island

Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing.

Visit Hyeopjae Beach and also Hallim Park where you can enjoy Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and much more.

Osulloc Tea Museum was opened by Amore Pacific in 2001 with the aim of introducing and spreading Korean teas and the traditional tea culture of Korea.

After lunch, take Sanbang Mountain Cruise and visit the Cheonjeyeon falls, also named "The Pond of God," consisting of three sections.

Stop by the shopping center and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Jeju Grand Hyatt Hotel or similar

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Day 6 (Thursday) Jeju Island - Busan

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to the farm and enjoy horseback riding, one of the fun activities that will make you feel like royalty. Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island.

After lunch, Visit Haenyeo Museum which exhibits photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives.

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, rises 180 meters above sea level due to a magma flow under the sea from over 5,000 years ago. It was originally a separate island, but a build-up of sand and soil has connected it to the main island.

Manjanggul Lava Tube holds great value for science and conservation studies, having well-maintained formations despite being formed over one hundred thousand years ago.

Transfer to Jeju Airport and Fly to Busan.

Arrive at Busan Airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your own free time at leisure.   

Hotel: Avani Central Busan Hotel or similar.

Day 7 (Friday) Busan - Gyeongju

After breakfast at the hotel, meet a guide for a full day sightseeing in Busan.

Visit Haeundae Beach, the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 kilometers long, over a 30 - to 50 meter wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay.

Proceed to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple via Dalmaji-gil Road, famous for its views of the blue ocean, white sandy beach, Camellia forest, and pine tree forest, creating one of Busan’s eight scenic sites.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan.

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

Continue to visit Jagalchi Fishery market, Korea's largest traditional seafood market.

Transfer to Gyeongju and visit Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (a night tour). This secondary palace was used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. You can enjoy the reflections of Imhaejeon in Wolji at night.

Hotel: Commodore Hotel or similar

Day 8 (Saturday) Gyeonju - Daegu

After breakfast meet your guide and enjoy a full day tour in Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage.

Visit Gyeongju National Museum, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) - an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues. Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage). The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world.

Move on to Daegu city, the largest city in this province. Check in at your Hotel and rest.

Hotel: Daegu Inter Burgo EXCO Hotel or similar.

Day 9 (Sunday) Daegu - Haeinsa Temple - Andong - Pyeongchang

After checking out of the hotel, we proceed to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), and is well known for its famous treasure “ Tripitaka Koreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha.

We then transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was not artificially created; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

Transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Ramada Hotel and Suites or similar.

Day 10 (Monday) Pyeongchang - Mt Seorak - Seoul

After breakfast, drive to Seoraksan National Park, where the peaks break through the clouds, while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to so many rare species found here.

Visit Sinheungsa-temple located in Mt Seorak which is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, built by a great monk Jajangyulsa (590~658).

(Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car–USD15.00). Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area.

After sightseeing Seoraksan National Park, we return to Seoul.

Overnight at Orakai Daehakro Hotel, or similar.

Day 11 (Tuesday) Seoul

After breakfast, check out of hotel.

Tour ends.

* Above schedule and Hotels are subject to change due to local circumstances such as weather, traffic and big events.


Accommodation with Breakfast

English speaking tour guide

Admission Fees (some attractions optional and not included)



International Flights

Airport Transfers

Pre or Post-Tour Accommodation

Lunch & Dinner

Optional Tour Admission Fees

Travel Insurance

TTA Protected

Price Guide:

US$ 3525 per person- based on 2 sharing a room.

Single Supplement: US$ 995

*Peak Season Prices: (July, August, & Holidays)

US$ 3895 per person- based on 2 sharing a room and airport transfers.

Single Supplement: US$ 1295

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 persons.

N.B. Pre or Post-Tour Accommodation and Airport Transfers Available by Request.

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