Travel around South Korea in comfort and luxury, visiting all the must see attractions of this unique and beautiful country. With both culturally historical stops, as well as breathtaking natural scenery, there is something for everyone.
Day 01: Seoul – Gongju – Buyeo – Jeongju – Gwangju (-/-/-)
This morning we depart Seoul for Gongju and visit Gongsanseong Fortress, a 2.5 long mountain castle, established during the Baekje Dynasty Period (AD234-678), then move to Buyeo, an ancient capital of the Dynasty. Visit Baekje Cultural Land where you will see a palace, castle, cultural hall, etc. Proceed to Jeonju to visit Jeonju Hanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok. Transfer to Gwangju, the leading city of Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea. Stay overnight at Gwangju Prado Hotel or similar.
Day 02: Gwangju – Suncheon – Yeosu (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. Start your City Tour and visit Asia Munwha Maru for a Hub City of Asian Culture and Street of Arts. Move to Suncheon where you will visit Songgwangsa Temple and Suncheon Bay which is most famous for its vast reed fields, the largest of its kind within the nation. Later transfer to nearby city Yeosu, a port city and look around the Fish Market and sightseeing of Industrial Complex night scene. Check into hotel and enjoy your leisure time . Stay Yeosu The Ocean Resort or similar.
Day 03: Yeosu – Jinju – Busan – Gyeongju (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. Move to Jinju and see Jinjuseong Castle – Chokseoknu edifice historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592 if time permits. Head to Busan to visit Jagalchi Fish Market and make time for lunch before transferring to Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Overnight at Gyeongju Concord Hotel or similar.
Day 04: Gyeongju – Andong – Wonju (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. Gyeongju City Tour include Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are awesome and fascinating and are highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Andong then visit Hahoe Folk Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Move to Wonju decorated with the Chiaksan Mountain and the Seom River that circles the area, and as the capital of Gangwon Province for 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty, it maintained rich tradition and cultural relics. Stay Wonju Interborgo Hotel or similar.
Day 05: Wonju – Pyeongchang – Gangneung – Mt Sorak – Seoul (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. Move to Pyeongchang – the venue of 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Alpensia Resort). Then move to nearby Gangneung, located between the Eastern sea and the mountain ridge, well-known for wide pine forests, clean sandy beaches and crystal blue sea. Visit Seongyojang Folklore Materials Pavilion (residence of noble class) As a typical mansion of the nobility in the late Joseon dynasty (1392~1910), it is a valuable resource for studying the housing life in those days. Short drive to Sokcho Mt Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982. You may take an optional ride by Cable car to Gwongeumseong fortress. Tour ends when back in downtown Seoul.
Number of Days 5
Price From $1225
4* accommodation with buffet breakfast
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
English speaking local guide
International and domestic flights
Meals (breakfast is included)
Peak season surcharges may apply
From $1,225 per person, twin share