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AKL100[For 2018][Deluxe] Best of Korea 8 Days

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    Gyeongbokgung (Palace)

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    Night View of Namsan(Mt)

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    Bulguksa (Temple)

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    Haewoondae

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    Mt Hallasan

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DURATION

8 Day 7 Night

VISITING

Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan, Jeju Island

OVERVIEW

As Korea"s capital and most populous city, Seoul is the country vibrant center for business, education and culture. This comprehensive itinerary combines the bustling activities to be enjoyed in Seoul, the volcanic formed wonders of Jeju Island and its tradition of women divers "Haenyeo," and finally the majestic ancient former capital, Gyeongju. This scrupulously well-preserved city was home to Korean rulers for more than 1000 years.



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  • 7-night accommodation in the 4-5 Star hotels with breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on a private basis
    Hotel pickup and drop-off service available throughout the tour
    Domestic airline ticket (Gimhae->Jeju->Gimpo)
    KTX bullet train (Seoul->Shin-Gyeongju)
    Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals in the itinerary
    Admission fees to sites listed in the itinerary
    Gratuities

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international air ticket
    Travel insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expenses throughout the tour
    Single supplement charge: $440
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

* Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.
* Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
* The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to unexpected local circumstances.
* This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries.
* Single Room Supplement Charge is for any odd number of pax or pax requesting single room.
* Some blackout dates may apply without notice. We will let you know the possibility at the time of booking.
* Transportation: Van (1~4pax) or Mini coach (5~9pax) or Medium-sized coach (10~17pax) or Large-sized coach (18pax~)
* In case of closure of Manjanggul Lava Tube (the first Wednesday of every month) Jeju Haenyeo Museum will be alternative tour course.
* In case of heavy rain, snow or strong wind, Mt. Songak will be alternative from Dragon Head Shore.
* Day 6 and Day 7 tour will be alternative on your tour date.


◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆
Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.
DAY
1

Arrive in Seoul

Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at airport exit. We will assist you to board a pre-reserved vehicle and then transferred to your hotel by a local driver on a private basis. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

DAY
2

Full-Day Seoul Highlights Tour with lunch

After breakfast, meet up with tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces and also visit National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Then you will explore Insadong-gil Street, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district, with modern galleries and tea shops and also visit Jogyesa Temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, becoming so in 1936. Afterward, head to Myeongdong district, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea"s premier shopping destinations and have a lunch at a local restaurant. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, transfer to hotel.

DAY
3

Seoul → KTX Bullet Train → Gyeongju

After breakfast, met and transferred to Seoul Station by a local driver on a private basis. Then you will board on KTX bullet-train head to Shin-Gyeongju Station [KTX121 10:00 - 12:06] on your own. Upon arrival at Shin-Gyeongju Station, you will meet a tour guide with name board at Station Exit and enjoy half-day Gyeongju tour. Your first stop is Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic of Gyeongju and continue visit to Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, a home to craftsman and artisans. Finally, you will enjoy little walking at Anapji Pond, designed as a park for royalty. After the tour, transfer to hotel and the remaining of the day is at leisure on your own. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

DAY
4

Gyeongju → Busan

After breakfast and hotel check-out, you will meet up with your guide at hotel lobby. Visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex, large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom and Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia, in the morning. Leave for Busan, the largest port city in Korea via Hanatour vehicle. After hotel check-in, you will enjoy free time at Haeundae Beach. Sightseeing of the city of Busan will be Busan Tower, the symbol of Busan and Jagalchi Market, located on the shore side road in Busan, the largest seafood market selling both live and dried fish. After the tour, transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure on your own. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

DAY
5

Busan → Gimhae Airport → Jeju Island

After breakfast and hotel check-out, meet your guide at hotel lobby. You will visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple and Dongbaekseom Island. After the tour and lunch time, you will be transferred to Gimhae International Airport to Jeju Island. Upon arrival at Jeju International Airport, you will be met by a local driver and transferred to your hotel on a private basis. After hotel check-in, the remaining of the day is at leisure on your own.

DAY
6

Full-Day Jeju World UNESCO Heritage Tour

After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel. During this full-day tour you will visit and learn things about Jeju Island that you never knew about before and will be able to get-away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul and enjoy picture like views and get some fresh air!

Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Jeju Island. Tour bus will head over to Woljeong Beach, one of must go to beaches in Jeju Island due to emerald colored beaches with charmingly decorated cafe. Then you will visit Manjanggul Lava Tube that stretches for as far as 7.4km which was formed when the lave that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface.

After having seasonal local lunch you will enjoy Haenyeo Performance. Haenyeo literally means "Sea-Women" and they are divers in Jeju Island who dive into the ocean to catch various seafood or oceanic organisms. (It could be cancelled due to the weather condition.) Then continue on to visit Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, designated by UNESCO as World Nature Heritage in 2007. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 5,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of the Jeju Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Sungsan Ilchulbong Peak.

Afterwards you will visit Seongeup Folk Village. The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island: the black lava rock walls, the straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues (Harubang), which have become a prime feature of the landscape. The local black-haired pigs and tongsi (pigsty / restroom) are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture.

Finally, you will stop by for a Foot Spa Experience. At the end of tour, participants can relieve fatigue and tension while taking a foot spa in warm water.

When the tour ends, we will transfer you back to your hotel and spend the remaining of the day at leisure.

DAY
7

Full-Day Jeju Volcanic Island Tour → Jeju Airport → Gimpo Airport → Seoul

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Jeju Island. Tour bus will head over to Yakchen Temple via Olle-trekking 8 courses. Then visit Jusangjeolliade, also called Seaside Cliff, a popular spot due to an impressive pillar rock formation along the coast of Jeju Island and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. This cliff was also formed when the lava from Mt. Halla erupted in to the sea of Jungmun area. Then you will visit Cheonjeyeon Falls., "The Pond of God," consists of 3 sections.

After having a seasonal local lunch, then move on to the famous Yongmeori Beach, also known as Dragon Head Shore situated at the bottom of Mt. Sanbang at the north of Jeju City. The Dragon Head Shore was created by strong winds and waves over thousands of years. There are Gulbangs here which are depressed into the shape of rooms, and wide rocks stacking up on one another along the seashore cliffs which create the majestic scenery by the sea.

Afterwards, you will visit Camellia Hill. The arboretum is home to 6,000 camellia trees of 500 different species including species that are known to produce the world's largest and earliest blossoms.

Finally, if you are visiting during November through January, you will proceed to experience Tangerine Picking. Jeju Island"s tangerines are known for its abundant nutrients and sweetness. If you are visiting during the month of February through October, you will visit the Eorimok Trails, which are surrounded by lush forest of Mt. Halla.

When the tour ends, we will transfer you to Jeju International Airport with your guide for taking a flight back to Seoul. Upon arrival at Gimpo Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by a local driver on a private basis. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

DAY
8

Depart to next destination

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till met and transferred to Incheon International Airport by a local driver on a private basis for your flight to next destination.

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