Fully escorted 15 day small group tour. Departure every last Friday of each month.
£2,595 per person. Code KO15D.
SEOUL - SUWON - SAMWHASA - MT SEORAK ANDONG - GYEONGJU - BUSAN - JEJU - PANMUMJEON - SEOUL
Price includes: Airport/hotel transfers, hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, coach transfers, internal flights, guided sightseeing, visits, admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, local airport tax, meals other than stated, drinks, tips, personal expenses, optional entertainment and any service not specified.
Price is per person based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room.
Single room supplement is £595 per person.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
DAY 01 International flights to Seoul.
DAY 02 SEOUL (-/-/D)
On arrival at Incheon airport, our representative will transfer you to hotel. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Korean restaurant. Rest of day is at leisure. Overnight at 4* Somerset Palace Residence.
DAY 03 SEOUL (B/L/-)
Full day guided city tour includes the National Folk Museum, the Secret Garden, the Blue House, Chongdeok & Kyongbok Palaces, Chogyesa temple and enjoy the panoramic view from the Tower of Mount Namsan. Overnight in Seoul.
DAY 04 SUWON (B/L/-)
Transfer to Suwon for a day visit to the Korean folk village and the Suwon fortress castle. Overnight at Somerset Palace.
DAY 05 SAMHWASA (B/L/-)
Transfer to Samhwasa temple and enjoy a temple stay where you will experience daily activities of local monks including meditation, tea ceremony, vegetarian meals and early morning Buddhist ceremony. Accommodation is simple, there is no ensuite facilities, and you will sleep on futon mattress on the floor.
DAY 06 MT SEORAK (B/L/-)
Early morning ceremony at 03:30 am (optional) and after breakfast, transfer to Mt Seorak. Explore the Kwonggeumseoung Fortress, Shingeungsa temple and the Hundeul Bawi rock. Overnight at Kensington hotel.
DAY 07 ANDONG (B/L/D)
Transfer to Andong for a visit to Hanoe folk village with traditional noble houses, Confucius school, Bongjeongsa temple. Experience a home stay with a chance to learn the Korean custom and cuisine.
DAY 08 GYEONGJU (B/L/-)
Morning visit to Haeinsa temple, a Unesco world heritage site, famous for its Tripikata Koeana. Then transfer to Geongju for guided sightseeing of its famous “museum without walls”, the Cheowseongdae Astronomic observatory, the Tumili park,the Royal tombs and the National Museum. Overnight at Hyundai 5* hotel.
DAY 09 BUSAN (B/L/-)
Visit the Bulguksa temple, the Seogguram grottoe (Unesco world heritage sites) before going to Busan. Explore Unmoonsa temple of Buddhist nuns, the Busan temple and the Jagelchi fish market. Overnight in Busan at Sea Cloud hotel.
DAY 10 BUSAN (B/L/-)
Further exploration in Busan before transferring to airport for flight to Jeju. On arrival, transfer to Sunrise hotel.
DAY 11 JEJU (B/L/-)
All day guided sightseeing of the Seopjikoji sunrise peak, Sungeup folk town, Ilchuland Cave, the Optical Illusion Road, Mt Songak with the “Dragon’s head” rock, the Pillar-shaped joint, and local farm & tea plantations. Overnight in Jeju.
DAY 12 JEJU / SEOUL (B/L/-)
Further sightseeing in Jeju and afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Seoul. Overnight at Somerset Palace hotel.
DAY 13 DMZ & PANMUNJEON (B/L/-)
Transfer to Gwanghwamun to join a coach trip to visit the historical DMZ and Panmumjeon joint security area. Overnight in Seoul at Somerset Palace
DAY 14 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
At leisure or shopping if time allows. Transfer to Incheon airport for departure.
DAY 15 Arrival home.