Taipei, Taitung, Hualien, Jiaoxi, Seoul, Jeonju, Wonju, Tokyo, Hakone & Kyoto
Discover Taiwan and Korea on an intriguing combination tour that takes you from north to south in Taiwan, and around the country in South Korea. Marvel at the natural beauty, traditional villages, and cultural highlights of these two unique destinations. Your professional guides will help immerse you in the local atmosphere, and you will stay in good quality accommodation to ensure you are well rested for the next day. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and learn why these two countries need to be discovered!
Day 01: Arrive Taipei (-/-/-)
Arrive in Taipei. Check in to your hotel for the night. The rest of the day is free at your leisure
Day 02: Taipei – Hualien – Taitung (B/-/-)
Today is an early start (5:30am), you will transfer to Hualien by train. Explore the beautiful East Coast Scenic Area before checking in to your hotel for the night.
Day 03: Taitung – East Rift Valley – Hualien (B/-/-)
Visit famous Mr Brown Avenue and other highlights, before continuing to the Matai’an Wetland Ecological Park where you will learn about local wildlife. Stay overnight in Hualien.
Day 04: Hualien – Taroko Gorge – Jiaoxi (B/-/-)
After breakfast you will embark on an east coast tour, admiring the beautiful natural stone sculptures. Late in the afternoon you will check in to your hotel in Hualien for the evening.
Day 05: Jiaoxi – Taipei (B/-/-)
In the morning visit the National Centre of Traditional Arts, then visit a local distillery to sample Taiwanese Whisky. Stop at a local orchid on your way back to Taipei.
Day 06: Taipei – Seoul (B/-/-)
Discover Taipei on a city tour. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Seoul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 07: Seoul – Gongju – Jeonju (B/-/-)
Transfer to meet your guide in the morning. Then travel to Gongju and explore the Tomb of King Muryeong and Gongsanseong Fortress. Continue to Jeonju and wander through the traditional Hanok Village.
Day 08: Jeonju – Suncheon – Yeosu (B/-/-)
After breakfast you will continue to Gwangju, home of modern democracy in South Korea. Visit the Bay Garden in Suncheon*, then continue to the port city of Yeosu and explore before checking in to your hotel for the night.
Day 09: Yeosu – Busan – Gyeongju (B/-/-)
Explore Jinjuseong Fortress, famous for its link to the Japanese invasion. Travel to Busan and wander through the Fish Market and take a tour of the beach area. Continue to Gyeongju and enjoy time at your leisure.
Day 10: Gyeongju – Andong – Wonju (B/-/-)
Today you will explore Gyeongju, a museum without walls, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Seokguram Grotto*. Then transfer to Andong and wander the World Heritage Listed Folk Village. Continue to Wonju for the night.
Day 11: Wonju – Pyeongchang – Mount Seorak – Seoul (B/-/-)
Visit famous Pyeongchang, then wander through the UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District of Seoraksan National Park, home to rare flora and fauna. Take the cable car to Gwongeumseong Fortress*. Afterwards travel to Seoul and make your own way to the hotel.
Day 12: Seoul (B/-/-)
This morning you will immerse yourself in bustling Seoul on a half day city tour. The afternoon is free at your leisure.
Day 13: Seoul – Tokyo (B/-/-)
After breakfast the day is free at your leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Tokyo. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for two nights.
Day 14: Tokyo (B/-/-)
Spend the morning exploring Meiji Shrine, the beautiful Imperial East Garden, and Asakusa. Return to the hotel on your own for an afternoon free at your leisure.
Day 15: Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Hakone (B/L/-)
Pack a small bag as your main luggage will be transferred to Kyoto. Today you travel towards majestic Mount Fuji, visiting the 5th Station and Hakone Ropeway. Relax on a magnificent Lake Ashi cruise before checking in to your hotel in Hakone.
Day 16: Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/-/-)
Transfer to the station by private car then take the bullet train to Kyoto where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Travel to Nara to explore Todaji Temple and feed the friendly bowing deer in the Park. Return to Kyoto for the night.
Day 17: Kyoto (B/L/-)
After breakfast you will enjoy a full day tour of historical Kyoto, taking in the wondrous temples and sights.
Day 18: Kyoto (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Why not explore the traditional tea houses in Gion and maybe even see a Geisha at work?
Day 19: Kyoto – Depart Osaka (B/-/-)
The morning is free at your leisure until it is time to take the shuttle from Kyoto to Osaka Airport for your onward flight.
Number of Days 19
Price From $7299
Weekly – Saturday arrival
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2020 – 29/02/2020, 01/09/2020 – 30/09/2020) Surcharges apply for other periods.
18 nights good quality (4-5 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
Some meals as indicated
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guides
International Airfares and taxes
Tipping for guide and driver
Optional activities (*)
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $7,299 per person (land only, low season)