A complete 11 day tour covering all major attractions of this beautiful land. Semi-independent tour.
£1,195 PER PERSON. Code KE05.
SEOUL- GYEONGJU- BUSAN- JEJU- SEOUL-PANMUJEOM or SUWON
Price includes: Hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, train Seoul-Gyeongju, internal flights Busan-Jeju-Seoul, coach excursions with lunch operated by local Korean companies: Gyeongju 1 day sightseeing, Jeju 2 days sightseeing, 1 day trip to Panmujeom for DMZ or to Suwon Fortress.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, airport/hotel transfers, city tour in Seoul and Busan, bus Gyeongju-Busan, admission fees, meals, drinks, personal expenses, optional entertainment and any service not specified. Single room supplement is £295 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 Depart from Heathrow. Scheduled flights to Seoul.
DAY 02 SEOUL (-/-/-) On arrival at Incheon airport, arrange own transfer by limousine bus to Yong Dong 3* hotel in city centre. Our representative will deliver all vouchers / tickets and assist you with useful information. Rest of day is at leisure to explore the bustling Itaewon area.
DAY 03 SEOUL (B/-/-)
Day at leisure to explore this vibrant city. We suggest a very efficient and good value sightseeing trip by Seoul city tour bus to visit all the major attractions such as Geyongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and the Secret Garden, Hanok Village, National museum, Namdaemun market, Isadong street, the Blue House, Seoul tower. Overnight in Seoul at Yong Dong hotel.
DAY 04 GYEONGJU (B/-/-)
Taxi or subway to Seoul station for express train to Geongju (4 hrs). On arrival, shuttle transfer by hotel to Concorde 3* hotel. Rest of day is at leisure. We suggest a relaxing bike ride around the lake to explore the local beautiful scenery and the nearby Bomun resort.
DAY 05 GYEONGJU (B/-/-)
Full day Gyeongju sightseeing by coach includes the Cheowseongdae Astronomic observatory, the Tumili park and Royal Tombs , the Bulguksa temple (Unesco world heritage site), and the Gyeongju museum. Overnight in Gyeongju at Concorde hotel.
DAY 06 BUSAN (B/-/-)
Arrange own taxi transfer to Gyeongju bus station for a 1 hour bus journey to Busan. On arrival, own taxi transfer or subway to hotel. We suggest using Busan city tour bus for sightseeing of Yongdusan park, Yongdo 75 square, Taejongdae, Jagelchi fish market, Haeundea beach UN cemetery, and APEC house. Overnight at Sea Cloud hotel.
DAY 07 BUSAN / JEJU (B/-/-)
Further exploration of Busan by bus and afternoon arrange own taxi to Gimpo airport for flight to Jeju. On arrival, arrange own taxi transfer to Namseoul Plaza 4* hotel in city centre. Rest of day is at leisure to explore Jeju by night.
DAY 08 JEJU (B/-/-)
Full day Jeju sightseeing by coach of The Dragon rock, Seongsan rising peak, Seongeum folk village, Ilchulland park, Joongmun resort, Cheonjiyeon waterfall, the Pillar shaped joint rock formation, the mysterious Road with optical illusion, tea plantation, and motorbike show. Overnight at Namseoul Plaza hotel.
DAY 09 JEJU / SEOUL (B/-/-)
Further sightseeing in Jeju by coach. In late afternoon, own taxi transfer to airport for flight to Seoul. On arrival in Seoul at Gimpo airport, own bus transfer or subway to Yong Dong hotel.
DAY 10 DMZ (B/-/-)
Own taxi or subway to meeting point to join a day trip to DMZ and Panmunjeon join security area. Overnight at Yong Dong hotel.
DAY 11 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Limousine bus transfer to Incheon airport for departure. Arrive home in late evening.
Airport/hotel transfers: In Seoul, as Incheon airport is quite far from the city centre, we suggest the limousine bus service which is very easy to use and very good value. In other cities, you will need a taxi transfer or use local buses and subway.
City tours: In Seoul and Busan, we suggest a city tour bus which is very efficient and good value. With a one day ticket, you can hop on and off the buses and visit many places of interest within the same day. In Gyeongju and Jeju island, it is more time consuming to explore the places of interest by yourself, and therefore we will provide very well organized sightseeing by coach. There will be some announcements in English during the tours but you will need to have extra leaflets and detailed information on the places of interest in order to enjoy the tours fully.
When joining the Panmujeom DMZ tour, you will need to dress properly (no jeans or shorts) and need to take your passport with you.
For maximum enjoyment of your Korea holiday, we suggest good preparation prior to departure and a good guide book as English is not widely spoken in some areas. It’s advisable to travel light.