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AKL101[2019] Korea Cultural Experience 8 Days

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    Gyeongbokgung (Palace)

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    Bulguksa (Temple)

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    Bulguksa (Temple)

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    Busan Tower of Yongdusan Park

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    Busan Tower of Yongdusan Park

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    Jagalchi Market

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    Jagalchi Market

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    Jagalchi Market

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    Jagalchi Market

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DURATION

8 Day 7 Night

VISITING

Seoul,Paju,Suwon,Gyeongju,Busan

OVERVIEW

The old and new Korea are juxtaposed in an itinerary that combines the sophisticated excitement of Seoul with the fascinating remains of Korea ancient past in Gyeongju. Between the two, you"ll visit the DMZ, the demarcation between North and South Korea and the most heavily armed border in the world. Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and plays a major role in international trade and cultural exchanges.



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  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on private basis
    Hotel pickup and drop-off service available during the tour
    Other transportation in the itinerary
    KTX bullet train ticket (Seoul Station -> Shin-Gyeongju, Busan Station -> Seoul Station)
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals in the itinerary
    Admission fee in the itinerary
    Luggage (Per Person) : 1 Luggage, 1 Carry-on
    Gratuities

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international and all domestic air ticket
    Travel insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expenses throughout the tour
    Single supplement charge: $520
* 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.
- The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to local circumstances.
- This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries.
- Some blackout dates may apply.
- Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
- Transportation: Van (1~4pax) or Mini coach (5~9pax) or Medium-sized coach (10~17pax) or Large-sized coach (18pax~)
-KTX train schedules are subject may change without notice
-Day 2 -Day 4 tour will be alternative on your tour date
- EG Tour Bus-A Course (DMZ & 3rd Tunnel Experience) is our brand new package which operated by Various Language tour guide (ENG or CHN or JPN).

◆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, professional driver will greet you with name board and take you to hotel safely by private basis. After check in on own, rest of the day is at leisure.

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 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 visit Insadong-gil, 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, 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

EG Tour Bus - A Course (DMZ & 3rd Tunnel Experience)

We will pick you up from your hotel and kindly wait at the hotel ground level lobby for the pickup service.

Hotel pick up service at TMark Grand hotel
07:30 Insadong / SM duty Free (Boarding Main Meeting point) (In front of Center Mark Hotel)
08:00 Hongik Univ. station (Boarding)
09:00-09:40 Imjingak Park
09:40-12:30 DMZ(Dora Observatory, the 3rd Tunnel)
13:00-15:00 Paju Outlet (Lunch@ food court - Jjangmyeon or Bibimbob or Tofu Soup)
15:15-16:00 Provence
17:00 Hongik Univ. station (Disembark)
17:30 Insadong / SM Duty Free (Disembark)
Drop off service at TMark Grand Hotel.

[Imjingak Park]
This park was created to transform Imjingak, previously a symbol of division and the Cold War, into a symbol of reconciliation and coexistence, peace and hope, and reunification

[DMZ(Dora Observatory, the 3rd Tunnel, Dorasan Station)]
The Demilitarized Zone is a weapons-free buffer area according to international conventions. The 3rd Tunnel was discovered on Oct. 17, 1978, and as the distance is only 52kM from Seoul, it is considered more threatening then the 1st and 2nd Tunnels.

[Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets (Lunch)]
At this shopping landmark in northern Gyeonggi, you can browse through over 220 brands at discount rates of 25-65% all year long. The exotic views, performance venue, and other accommodations that create a fun and convenient shopping environment.

[Paju Provence]
Buildings in vibrant pastel colors decorated with vines form beautiful streets of this artisan village, established on almost 20,000 square meter site. Fountains, tall trees, and fragrant lavender beds harmoniously fill small and large gardens.

[Note]
EG Tour Bus-A Course (DMZ & 3rd Tunnel Experience) is our brand new package which operated by Various Language tour guide (ENG or CHN or JPN).

DAY
4

Full-Day Hwaseong Fortress & Korean Folk Village Tour with lunch

After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. Today your tour guide takes you to Gyeonggi-do Province, which surrounds Seoul like a doughnut, offers many attractions easily accessible from Seoul. It features great natural landscapes as well as historical sites that date back to the Joseon Dynasty and the division of Korea. This morning you will visit Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Hwaseong Fortress is the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, from the latter days of the Joseon Period (1392-1910). The fortress wall is 5.52km long and it has a great variety of military facilities you cannot find at other fortress. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997 for its architectural value and military functions. After the tour, have a lunch at local restaurant. Next, proceed to Yongin, a village of the late Joseon Dynasty has been vividly recreated here and visit Korean Folk Village which you can see traditional houses, farmers' music, traditional wedding ceremonies and acrobatics on a tightrope. After the tour, you will return back to your hotel in Seoul.

DAY
5

Seoul → KTX Bullet Train → Gyeongju half day tour

After breakfast, met and transferred to Seoul Station by a local driver. 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. 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 rest of day is free at leisure on your own. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

DAY
6

Gyeongju & Busan 1 day Group Join Tour

After breakfast and check out, meet your tour 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 hotel and rest of day is at leisure. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

DAY
7

Busan half day tour → KTX Bullet Train → Seoul

After breakfast and check out, meet your tour guide at hotel lobby. Morning tour takes you to visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple and Dongbaekseom Island. After the tour and lunch time, you will be dropped off at Busan Station then return back to Seoul via KTX bullet-train [KTX152 15:20 17:37] on your own.

Upon arrival at Seoul Station, meet local driver with name board and transfer to hotel by private basis. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own. 

DAY
8

Seoul → Depart to next destination

After breakfast, local driver with name board and transfer to Incheon International Airport by private basis for your flight to next destination.

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