[Discover Korea] Round Korea 9 Days with Pre/Post Hotel

Package Tour - Package Tour

Product Code : AKP114          8Night(s) 9Day(s)

 Durations : 8Night(s) 9Day(s)
 Price : Adult $ 2055.00 | Child $ 2055.00
(To use the child and infant rate, 2 adults must accomodate with them
 Departure Day : Fri,


Roundtrip Airport Transportation and pre/post accommodation included! History and gorgeous scenery in the western and eastern districts of Korea. South Korea western and eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gongju, Gyeongju and Andong city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you can experience a hiking course through the most famous mountain in Korea, Mt. Seorak. Explore the old and new culture coexisting together in Seoul. Join in on the adventure today.


- 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service
- Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
- English speaking tour guide
- Meals in the itinerary
- Admission fee in the itinerary
- Luggage (Per Person): 1 Luggage, 1 Carry-on
- Gratuities


- Round-trip international air ticket
- Travel insurance
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Service beyond the itinerary
- Personal expense throughout the tour
- Single supplement charge: $785(3Star), $890(5Star)


Day 1 Seoul (X/X/X)

Upon arrival at Incheon International airport, professional driver will greet you with name board and take you to hotel safely by private basis. After check in on own, rest of the day is at leisure.
(*Hotel check in will be available after 2pm.)

 3 Star: Center Mark Hotel or Similar (3 Star)
 5 Star: Novotel Ambassador Dongdaemun or Similar (5 Star)
Day 2 Seoul – Gongju – Daejeon (B/L/D)

After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel.
Today you will depart for Gongju for Magoksa Temple (130km/2hours distance). Upon arrival you will experience meditation & conversation over tea with a monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungnam Province. The temple has many treasures and cultural properties. Interesting fact about the temple is that it was never damaged by any major wars, including the Imjin War and the Korean War. After a lunch break, continue to visit Gongsanseong Fortress. It is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period (234-678). It is worth the visit for its historical and cultural significance, and also for the beautiful view of the Geumgang riverside and the walking trail. We continue with visits to Tomb of Muryeong King. Only seven graves have been discovered so far. Even though many artifacts were stolen from the tombs, the tombs serve as important evidence of Baekje culture and the foreign exchanges during that period. Next visit Gongju National Museum which preserves and displays cultural treasures. The most important of these artifacts are displayed permanently, while the remaining items rotate with special exhibitions. After the Gongju tour, move to Daejeon (30km/40mins driving) for dinner and overnight. This tour will end approximately at 19:30 pm.

Gongju Lunch: Korean table d'hote
Daejen Dinner: Marinated ribs

 Accommodation: Daejeon Ramada Hotel or Similar (4 Star)
Day 3 Daejeon – Jeonju – Jinan - Gwangju (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our destination today is Jeonju Hanok Village (80km/1hour 30mins distance) with over 800traditional Korea houses. The village is famous among tourists because of its atmosphere that strongly contrast with the modern city around it. Choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions. You will explore Gyeonggijeon Shrine which was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. Afterward you will have JeonjuBibimbab lunch and taste Makkolli (Korean traditional Wine) at a local restaurant. Following a lunch, continue to visit Tapsa Temple (40km/1hour distance) which is famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Those stone pagodas have different sizes and shapes from cone-shaped to straight-shaped. How this tall tower was built is still unclear, drawing much attention from people. It is said that those stone pagodas were made in the late 1800's entirely by Lee Gapyong alone. Even though the pagodas have been around for more than 100 years, they have never collapsed nor even moved through strong winds, making them truly amazing. Our next visit will be Gwangju (110km/1hour 30mins distance) to have dinner and check into hotel. This tour will end approximately at 19:30.

Jeonju Lunch: Tteokgalbi & Bibimbap
Gwangju Dinner: Shabu-shabu

 Accommodation: Holiday Inn Gwangju or Similar (5 Star)
Day 4 Gwangju – Boseong – Suncheon – Yeosu (B/L/D)

After breakfast, kick off the morning by visiting Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation (70km/1hour distance) produces high-quality green tea and is a popular tourist attraction year-round thanks to the vast rows of tea trees that line the hillside like a deep green carpet. Despite being located on a small peak at just 350 meters above sea level, the observation deck at the summit offers views of the sea on clear days. You will have a chance to taste Boseong Green Tea! Our next visit will be to Naganeupseong Walled Town (40km/40mins distance) consists of three neighborhoods along the east, south and west of the fortress walls. The village is overall well preserved, allowing visitors to observe houses and lifestyles that have all been passed down from the past. The town is highly valued as a historical and cultural resource for studying traditional folk customs. After a lunch break, we continue with visits to the reed fields in Suncheonman Bay which are thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea. The scene of the entire field swaying in the wind is like watching waves on the sea. Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve is a natural habitat for birds of over 140 species. After Suncheon tour, we depart to Yeosu for dinner. Overnight in Yeosu. This tour will end approximately at 19:30.

Suncheon Lunch: Chicken course meal Yeosu
Dinner: Steamed seafood dish & Smoked Duck

 Accommodation: Yeosu Ramada Plaza Hotel or Similar (4 Star)
Day 5 Yeosu – Jinju - Busan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, wake up in Yeosu and get ready for a Marine Cable Car offering the safe yet thrilling experience with the gondola to operate over seawater. Enjoy the scenery of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport. Yeosu Maritime Cable Car is the first of its kind in Korea, connecting Dolsan Island and the mainland over the ocean. Arrival to Jinju (100km/1hour 30mins distance) around 12:00pm and we have lunch break. You will be visiting Jinjuseong Fortress, which is historically linked to the Imjin War (1592-1598). It was originally named Geoyeolseong Fortress during the Three Kingdom Period, later renamed as Chokseokseong Fortress in the Goryeo dynasty and finally settled as Jinjuseong Fortress in the Joseon dynasty. Outside the castle, Cheongcheon River flows in the west, Namgang River in the south and a pond lies between the castle and the trench dug during the war times. After the Jinju tour, transfer to Busan for dinner and the rest of day is yours to explore the vibrant city. This tour will end approximately at 19:30 pm. Overnight in Busan.

Jinju Lunch: Fried shiitake sweet and sour & Bibimbap
Busan Dinner: Korean style Pork belly

 Accommodation: Busan Grand Josun hotel or similar (5 Star)
Day 6 Busan –Gyeongju (B/L/D)

After breakfast, kick off the morning by visiting Dongbaekseom Island (Island of Camellias) where is an island located off one end of Busan's famous Haeundae Beach. Although the years of sedimentation have connected the island to the mainland, Dongbaekseom was originally an island and is still referred to as one. Next you will depart to Gyeongju (90km/1hour distance) and have a lunch upon arrival. We continue with visits to Bulguksa Temple which is a representative relic of Buddhist culture from the Silla kingdom. The temple was built during the 15th year of King Beopheung's reign (514-540) to wish for peace and prosperity for all. Unfortunately, the temple caught fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). After the war, the temple suffered serious damage and was often the target of theft. Starting in 1920, the temple has undergone continual restoration work. The temple now holds seven national treasures and a number of additional important heritages and was designated a World Cultural Heritage Site along with the nearby Seokguram Grotto by UNESCO in December 1995.Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital. The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather. After having dinner, check into your hotel in Gyeongju for a night stay. This tour will end approximately at 20:00 pm

Gyeongju Lunch: Korean table d'hote
Gyeongju Dinner: Casual Buffet

 Accommodation: Gyeongju LAHAN Select or Similar (5 Star)
Day 7 Gyeongju – Andong – Wonju – Pyeongchang (B/L/D)

After breakfast, after breakfast in the morning, drive to Andong (160km/2hours distance) and roughly we will reach Andong Hahoe Village by 11: 00am.Andong Hahoe Village is one of the most famous folk villages in Korea. Surrounded by the Nakdonggang River, the village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan, which still makes up 70 percent of the villagers. The village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April 21, 1999 and President George H. Bush of the U.S.A. in 2005. After a lunch break, we continue with visits to Wonju Hanji Theme Park (130km/1hour30mins distance) where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. At Wonju Hanji Theme Park, you can learn everything about hanji (traditional Korean paper), including its origin and history, through exhibitions, education and activity programs. After the tour transfer to Pyeongchang (100km/1hour distance) for dinner and check in hotel in PyeongChang. This tour will end approximately at 20:30 pm

Andong Lunch: Grilled Salted Mackerel & Jjimdak
Pyeongchang Dinner: Korean Pork belly & Grilled Dried Pollac

 Accommodation: InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or Similar (5 Star)
Day 8 Pyeongchang – Yangyang (Mt. Seorak) - Seoul (B/L/X)

After breakfast, get ready for visiting Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea on your own expense. Finally, travel to Yangyang (90km/1hour distance) for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature. Don’t miss the breathtaking view from Mt. Seorak! It is the most famous place for fall colors in Seoraksan Mountain, and its handsome valley and rock formations are well-known as well. Keep your eyes open for strange rock formations. After the hiking, have some lunch at local restaurants around 12: 30pm.Return to Seoul around 18:00.

Yangyang Lunch: Western food

Return to Seoul around 18:00.
Transfer to Seoul and drop off service at Center Mark Hotel or Novotel Ambassador Dongdaemun.
After check in on own, free at leisure.

 3 Star: Center Mark Hotel or Similar (3 Star)
 5 Star: Novotel Ambassador Dongdaemun or Similar (5 Star)
Day 9 Day 9 (Sat): Seoul-Depart to next destination (B/X/X)

After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis.
Depart to next destination.
(*Hotel check out time will be 12:00 noon and hotel breakfast are available from 7am.)

Important Notice

-The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to local circumstances.
-This is a group joining tour and people are from all English-speaking countries.
-Additional blackout date may apply without notice.
-Children pays same as adult fare.
- No Partial refund for missing breakfast due to early departure flight schedule.
Van (1-4 people) or Mini coach (5-9people) or Large-sized coach (10 or more people)
- Single Supplement Charge is for any odd number of guest or guest who requests single room.
- Local driver cannot speak English.
◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆
Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.

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General Information

[Deposit & Payment]
* Deposit Required within 3 business days (10%): Non-Refundable
* Remaining Balance payment required: 31 days before travel start date.
[Cancellation Policy]
* 31 days or more prior to departure: 20% of total cost
* 19 to 30 days or more prior to departure: 40% of total cost
* 10 to 19 days or more prior to departure: 60% of total cost
* 03 to 09 days or more prior to departure: 80% of total cost
* Within 48 hours or no show: 100% of total cost
* There will be no refund for any single part of the tour has skipped by own while it is in progress.

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 Durations : 8Night(s) 9Day(s)
  • Adult $ 2055.00 (Over 12 Years Old)
  • Child $ 2055.00 (Over 2 Years Old)
  • Infant $ 0.00 ()
  • (To use the child and infant rate, 2 adults must accomodate with them)
 Departs on : Fri,
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