A 15 day luxury coach tour to Korea with a glimpse of North Korea. With comfortable 4/5* hotels, English speaking guides, delicious Korean food: the complete Korean experience.
£1,695 PER PERSON. Code KOS.
SEOUL – DMZ – PANMUMJEOM – BUYEO – JEONJU – NAMWON - BOSEONG – SUNCHEON – GEOJE – BUSAN – JEJU – GYEONGJU – DAEGU – ANDONG – SORAK
Best time to go : Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov. Departure every Saturday
Price includes: Hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, meals as stated, internal flights, coach excursions with lunch operated by local Korean companies, guided sightseeing.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, airport/hotel transfers, admission fees, meals, drinks, personal expenses, optional entertainment and any service not specified. 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.
Important notes : Tour operations in Korea depend on many factors, some of which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to amend the itinerary and change hotels if needed.
This is a coach tour where most participants are overseas Koreans, hence the local guide may just be a Korean speaking one.
DAY 01 International flights to Seoul.
DAY 02 SEOUL (B/-/-)
On arrival at Incheon airport in late afternoon, our representative will transfer you to 4* Fraser Palace Residance near City Hall. Rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 03 SEOUL (B/-/-)
Seoul morning city tour including Cheonggye Creek - Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, the Blue House (view the exterior only), Jogyesa Temple and the famous & attractive Itaewon shopping street. Afternoon is at leisure to explore more of Seoul or just relax by the pool. Evening optional visit to Dongdaemon night market. Overnight at Fraser Place.
DAY 04 DMZ & PANMUMJEON (B/L/-)
Passport required on this tour and strict regulations on photography. Please follow instructions from military personnel on site. Meeting point is at Lotte hotel. Pick up at the hotel lobby at 9:00 for an hour drive to Freedom Bridge in Imjingak. After visiting Peace bell and Peace stones, join a coach to the Third tunnel dug by North Koreans and discovered in 1978. Next from Dora Observatory enjoy an extraordinary view of North Korea Propaganda Village clearly located by the world’s largest flag; South Korea Unification northernmost village; and Panmumjeom where the armistice was signed at the end of the Korean war (1950 – 1953). Lunch break at a local restaurant before transfer to Unification bridge for a tour of Panmunjeom. After security checks, enter Cam Bonifas Join security area. The visits in Panmunjeom include the Armistice Commission Building, The Bridge of No Return, Propaganda village from a distance. Return to Seoul in late afternoon. Overnight at Fraser Palace.
DAY 05 KAESONG CITY (B/L/-)
Entry visa to North Korea must be pre-approved. Passport required on this tour, no pictures allowed at either South or North Korea C.I.Q. Only digital camera allowed to be used when visiting North Korea. Leave hotel at 05:30 in the morning. Transfer to South Korea C.I.Q (Customs Immigration Quarantine) for immigration & customs formalities after which you will receive your visitor’s badge. Transfer to North Korea C.I.Q for the same procedure before heading to Kaesong city, one hour drive into North Korea soil passing by Kaesong Industrial Complex with a visit to Bakyeon waterfall on the way. Lunch of North Korean food. Visits to Korea Museum, Seonjukgyo and Yongtong Temple before transfer back to Seoul. Overnight at Fraser Place.
(For security reason Kaesong tour is now being replaced by a day trip to Suwon)
DAY 06 BUYEO / JEONJU (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to the Meeting point at Gangnam Express Terminal. 09:00 am coach ride to Buyeo, the ancient capital of Baekjae Kingdom. Lunch on arrival. Visits to Baengma River where 3,000 court ladies plunged in and died to escape capture from invaders, Nakhwaam Grottoe, Goransah Temple, Gungnamji Pond and Buyeo National Museum before transfer to Daejeon city and Youseong Gu. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Jeonju Riviera Hotel.
DAY 07 JEONJU / NAMWON / HADONG / GWANGYANG (B/L/D)
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Jeonju before driving to Damyang. Sightseeing includes Jooknokwon, Gwanghanroowon & Hwaumsa temples, Hadong Wild Green Tea fields and Hwagaejantuh street market. Overnight at Philemo Hotel.
DAY 08 GWANGYANG / SUNCHEON / GEOJE (B/L/D)
After breakfast, guided visits to Nagan Eupsung Folk Village and Odeo Island Maritime Park. Optional excursion to Oedo island or just take a walking tour in Hanllyu Maritime National Park. After lunch, leave for neighbouring Geoje island. Visit the beautiful HeaKumgang island garden full of exotic plants & flowers. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Geoje at Geoje Art Hotel.
DAY 09 GEOJE / BUSAN / JEJU ISLAND (B/L/D)
After breakfast, view Geojedo P.O.W Camp, a legacy of the Korean war ( 1950 – 1953 ) before transferring to Busan. Stop for a glimpse of Busan tower before heading to Gimhea airport for flight to Jeju Island. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at 5* Jeju Hyatt Hotel.
DAY 10 JEJU (B/L/D)
Today’s island tour includes Yongduam Rock (Dragon's head), YakCheonSa the largest temple in the Far East, Cheonjiyeon waterfall, Honeymoon House and Hallim Park. Optional boat cruise in Seogyuppo City and overnight in Jeju.
DAY 11 JEJU / BUSAN (B/L/D)
After breakfast depart for Seongup Folk Village and Supji Koji Drama land. After lunch transfer to airport for flight back to Busan. Visit Youngdoo Mt Park and Jagalchi fish market. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Busan Novotel Ambassador hotel.
DAY 12 GYEONGJU / DAEGU ( B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to Gyeonju (110 km) to the Unesco World Heritage sites, Bulkuksa Temple and Seokguram grottoe, the finest Buddhist shrine in Asia and Gyeonju Amethyst Exhibition Hall. Afternoon transfer to Daegu for overnight at Interbulgo hotel.
DAY 13 ANDONG / SEORAK (B/L/D)
Transfer to AnDong (260 km), home to Korean Confucian culture. Visit Hawhoe, the best preserved traditional village of the Joseon dynasty (1392 – 1910), then to Danyang for Gosu Cave, known as the most beautiful limestone cave in Korea. Afterwards, drive further north to Seorak for a walking tour in picturesque Seraksan National Park famous for its beautiful spring blossoms and autumn foliage. After dinner check in at Seorak Park Hotel.
DAY 14 SEORAK / SEOUL (B/L/-)
After breakfast visit the Shin Hueng sa Temple and Gwonggemseong Castle with optional cable car ride over stunning scenery of mountains & valleys. After lunch transfer to Seoul passing by Soyang Ho lake and Paldang dam. Overnight at Imperial Palace hotel.
DAY 15 DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Join hotel shuttle bus to Incheon airport for departure.