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AKL101Korea Cultural Experience 8 Days (with KTX Train experience)

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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
    Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
    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: 2019 :$520 / 2020:$545
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

- Price listed is per person, based on Twin/Double/Triple 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 (1-4 people) or Mini coach (5-9people) or  Large-sized coach (10 or more people)
-KTX train schedules are subject may change without notice
- The order of Seoul tours (Day2-Day4) can be changed as DMZ tour is closed on Mondays.
- EG DMZ &3rd Tunnel Experience - EG Tour Bus A Course is operated by Various Language tour guide (English / Chinese / Japanese ).

2020 Blackout date:
Jul 22,  Jul 25, Jul 29, Aug 1, Aug 5, Aug 8, Aug 12, Aug 15, Sep 26, Dec 19, Dec 26


2020 Package price
Adult : $2048/person (*Single supplement charge: $545)
Child (2-11yrs) : $1638 /person
DAY
1

Seoul (X/X/X) [2020 Schedule] (Every Wednesday or Saturday start)

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. (*Hotel check in will be available after 2pm.)

Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong
Address: 52 Toegye-ro, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2283-3000

DAY
2

Seoul (B/L/X)

[Seoul Highlights 1 Day tour with Lunch]
● After breakfast, pick up service by your tour guide hotel lobby at 08:00am-09:00am
● Transfer to Gyeongbokgung Palace and enjoy Gwanghwamun Gate, Changing of Royal Guard Ceremony, and  National Folk Museum.
(*Pass by Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday- Secret Garden Excluded)
● Pass by The Blue House, also called Cheong Wa Dae
● Visit Insadong-gil and Jogyesa Temple
● Head to Myeongdong
● Lunch at a local restaurant (Menu : Bulgogi or Bibimbab)
● Visit Namsangol Hanok Village
● Visit N Seoul Tower and visit Observation Deck (Cable car Excluded)
● After the tour, drop off service at your hotel at around 17:00-18:00pm

DAY
3

Seoul → Paju → Seoul (B/L/X)

[EG DMZ &3rd Tunnel Experience - EG Tour Bus A Course]
07:10 Pick up at TMark Grand Hotel
07:30 Insadong / SM duty Free (In front of Center Mark Hotel)
08:00 Hongik Univ. Station
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)
16:30  Drop off at Hongik Univ. Station
17:00  Drop off at Insadong / SM duty Free (In front of Center Mark Hotel)
17:30 Drop off 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.

[Note]  This tour is multilingual guide tour (English / Chinese / Japanese)


DAY
4

Seoul → Suwon → Yongin → Seoul (B/L/X)

[Suwon Hwaseong Fortress & Korean Folk Village 1 Day Tour]
-Hotel pick up
-Move to Suwon
-Visit Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
-Lunch (Bulgogi or Bimbimbab)
-Korean Folk Village
-Return to Seoul
-Drop off at Hotel

Hwaseong Fortress : 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.

Korean Folk Village : 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.

 

DAY
5

Seoul → KTX Bullet Train → Gyeongju (B/L/X)

[Gyeoungju Half day Group Join Tour]
After breakfast, meet local driver at your hotel lobby and transfer to Seoul Station private vehicle. Then you will board on KTX bullet-train head to Shin-Gyeongju Station [KTX121 10:00-12:06] on your own (KTX Ticket included).

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. Gyeongju National Museum, representing Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Silla (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district. In the Main Hall you can see earthenware, and in the Arts and Crafts room you can see various artwork and craftwork. The other galleries exhibit household goods. These various types of items show life in the Royal Court during the Silla Period.

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 (B/L/X)

[Gyeongju & Busan 1 day Group Join Tour]
After breakfast, check out hotel and 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.

Transfer to Busan, the largest port city in Korea.
Signtseeing of the city of Busan will be Dongbaekseom Island & Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple.

After the tour, transfer to hotel and rest of day is at leisure. You will enjoy free time at Haeundae Beach.
Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. 

DAY
7

Busan → KTX Bullet Train → Seoul (B/L/X)

[Busan Half day Group join Tour]
After breakfast, check out hotel and meet your tour guide at hotel lobby. Morning tour takes you to 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 and lunch time, you will be dropped off at Busan Station then return back to Seoul via KTX bullet-train [KTX212 15:20 17:37] on your own (KTX Ticket included).

Upon arrival at Seoul Station, meet local driver with name board and transfer to hotel by  private vehicle.
After check in, rest of the day is at leisure on your own.
Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

DAY
8

Seoul → Next destination (B/X/X)

After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis.
Depart to next destination.
(*Hotel check out time will be 12:00 noon and hotel breakfast is available from 7am.)

  • MealMeal Breakfast : Hotel meal Lunch : Not included Dinner : Not included

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