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AKL123[For 2018] Eastern Korea & Cultural Experience 9 Days

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DURATION

9 Day 8 Night

VISITING

Seoul, Jinju, Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, Gangreung, Yanayang, Paju, Suwon

OVERVIEW

History and gorgeous scenery in the eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of the Eastern Korea 6 Days package. South Korea eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Gyeongju city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you can experience a hiking course through the most famous mountain in Korea, Seoraksan. Join in on the adventure today. 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.



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  • 8-night accommodation in the 4-5 Star hotels with breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on a private basis
    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 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: $500
* 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~)

◆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 → Jinju → Busan

After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Afterward, transfer to Busan and visit Igidae Park, the coastal walking path, famous for its panoramic view of Marine city and Gwangan Bridge. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Haeundae Beach known for its modern feel. You may spend fantastic night time at cafes and pubs. Also you can enjoy watching busking along the shoreline as well as Haeundae Market. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY
4

Busan → Ulsan → Gyeongju

After breakfast, head to Ulsan and pass through the world's largest single automobile plant. Visit Daewangam Park, littered with rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean. Next, explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. Explore to Gyeongju National Museum and Daereungwon Tomb Complex. Before you head to Cheomseongdae Observatory, choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY
5

Gyeongju → Andong → Wonju → Pyeongchang

After breakfast, transfer to from Gyeongju to Andong and visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Then, transfer to Wonju and visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. Then, transfer to Pyeongchang. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY
6

Pyeongchang → Gangreung → Yangyang → Seoul

After breakfast, this morning stop by Ski Jump Observatory for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 and then explore Jumunjin Seafood Market, including a variety of fresh seafood caught on the East Coast. For the next stop, transfer to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature. After the tour, transfer to Seoul. Drop off service is available at T-Mark Hotel, T-Mark Grand Hotel, Lotte Hotel Seoul and Center Mark Hotel.

DAY
7

Full-Day DMZ & 3rd Infiltration Tour with lunch

After breakfast, meet tour guide at your hotel lobby between 7:30am-8:30am. The first stop will be Imjingak Peace Park, which established in 1972 to remind the Korean War and wish for peace in entire Korea. Next, visit The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, discovered on Oct.17, 1978 and located 52km from Seoul. Then, Dorasan Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible and so is the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains. Then stop by Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line and Unification Village. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant and return back to your hotel around 15:00pm-15:30pm.

DAY
8

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
9

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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