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Southeast Asia Tours Cultural Korea 8 Days

Cultural Korea 8 Days JOIN +

Tour code: AKL101

The old and new Korea are juxtaposed in an itinerary that combines the sophisticated excitement of Seoul with the fascinating remains of Korea ancient past in Gyeongju. Between the two, you'll visit the DMZ, the demarcation between North and South Korea and the most heavily armed border in the world.

    Visiting:

  • Seoul (5 nts), Gyeongju (1 nt), Busan (1 nt)

    Hotel Accommotions:

  • Seoul--Center Mark Hotel or similar
  • Gyeongju--Commodore Hotel Gyeongju or similar
  • Busan--IBIS Ambassador Busan Haeundae Hotel or similar

    Included:

  • * All inter-tour air/land transportation
  • * Includes all inter-tour transfers between airports and hotels
  • * 7 nights in local 4* hotels based on double occupancy
  • * 7 hotel breakfasts & 6 lunches
  • * Includes baggage handling, hotel taxes and service fees
  • * Comprehensive sightseeing with admission as noted
  • * Experienced English speaking guide

    Remarks:

  • * Prices are “Land Only” with optional Trans-Pacific international airfare based on Air Canada and subject to seat availability. Special preferred airfares from your hometown are available, please contact with us for more detail.
  • * Tour cost is per person, based on double occupancy.
  • + Minimum for 2 persons

Itinerary

Dat 1

Arrival Seoul

Arrive Seoul, the capital of Korea. Use the Airport Limousine Bus ticket for transfer to the hotel for well deserved rest and relaxation.
Day 2

Seoul

After breakfast, meet up with the guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty. Next, explore Gyeongbok Palace (Changdeok Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. For the next stop, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village or Insadong on Tuesday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. (B,L)
Day 3

Seoul

After breakfast, meet tour guide at your hotel lobby between 7:30am to 8:30am. We will provide pick up time information with tour voucher. The first stop will be Imjingak Peace Park, which established in 1972 for remind the Korean War and wish for peace in entire Korea. Next, visit The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, discovered on Oct.17, 1978 and located 52km from Seoul. Then, Dorasan Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible and so are the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains. Then stop by Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongi Line, the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line and Unification Village. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant. Also, stop by the shopping center and transfer to hotel around 16:00. (B,L)
Day 4

Seoul

After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Hwaseong Fortress is the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, from the latter days of the Joseon Period (1392-1910). The fortress wall is 5.52km long and it has a great variety of military facilities you cannot find at other fortress. After the tour, enjoy the lunch at local restaurant. Next, visit Korean Folk Village which you can see Traditional Houses, Farmers Music/Dance and Acrobatics on a Tightrope. Stop by Amethyst/Ginseng Center and transfer to hotel. (B,L)
Day 5

Seoul—Gyeongju

After breakfast, today you will be transferred to Seoul Station for going to Gyeongju by KTX. Enjoy a half Day Gyeongju Tour includeing first stop at Bulguka Temple, the respresentatiive relic of Gyeouglu. Continuous to Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, a home to craftsman and artisans. Finally, enjoy a little walking a Anapji Pond, designed as a park for royalty. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. (B,L)
Day 6

Gyeongju—Busan

After breakfast, today visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex, a large ancient tombs of kings and nobles. Then leave for Busan, the largest port city in Korea. Upon arrival, you will enjoy free time at Haeundae Beach and take a city tour to Busan Tower, the symbol of Busan and Jagalchi Market, the largest seafood market selling both live and dried fishes. (B,L)
Day 7

Busan—Seoul

After breakfast and hotel checkout, you will visit the Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple and Dongbaekseom Island Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. Then transfer to Busan Station to board on KTX bullet train to Seoul. Upon arrival at Seoul Station, you will be met by a local driver and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. (B,L)
Day 8

Depart Seoul

After breakfast, spend your free time till meet a local driver and transfer to Incheon international airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

Price (OCT 2017~DEC 2018)

Arrival Date 2017/Arrive Seoul (Wed) Land Only Int'l Air-LAX Single Supplement
Oct 18, 25 $1950 $655 $380
Nov 1, 22 $1950 $655 $380
Dec 6, 27 $1950 $700 $380
Arrival Date 2018 Land Only Int'l Air/LAX Single Supplement
Jan 10, 24 $1950 $655 $380
Feb 7, 21 $1950 $655 $380
Mar 7, 21 $1950 $655 $380
Apr 11, 25 $1950 $655 $380
May 9, 23 $1950 $780 $380
Jun 6, 20 $1950 $780 $380
Jul 4, 18 $1950 $700 $380
Aug 1, 22 $1950 $655 $380
Sep 12, 26 $1950 $655 $380
Oct 10, 24 $1950 $655 $380
Nov 7, 21 $1950 $655 $380
Dec 1, 8 $1950 $780 $380
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