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AKL123Eastern Korea & Cultural Experience 9 Days (with DMZ & Folk Village)

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DURATION

9 Day 8 Night

VISITING

Seoul, Jinju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, 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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  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service
    Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
    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 air ticket
    Travel insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expense throughout the tour
    Single supplement charge: $710
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

-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.
-Additional blackout date may apply without notice.
-Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
- No Partial refund for missing breakfast due to early departure flight schedule.
-Transportation:
Van (1-4 people) or Mini coach (5-9people) or  Large-sized coach (10 or more people)
- Single Supplement Charge is for any odd number of guest or guest who requests single room.
- Local driver cannot speak English.
- Namsan Hanok Village is closed on Monday and will be replaced by
Bukchon Hanok Village.
- EG DMZ &3rd Tunnel Experience - EG Tour Bus A Course is operated by Various Language tour guide (English / Chinese / Japanese ).

◆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

Seoul (X/X/X) [2020 Schedule]

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 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 (Bukchon Hanok Village on Monday)
● 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 → Jinju → Busan (B/L/X)

After breakfast, meet the guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Afterward, transfer to Busan and enjoy the rest of the day on own after dinner. 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.


Jinju Lunch: Bulgoggi stew
Busan Dinner: Korean style BBQ

DAY
4

Busan → Gyeongju (B/L/X)

After breakfast, visit Nurimaru APEC House, it means a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting. Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees.

Next, head to Gyeongju, and explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital.
Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials.
The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. (constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather.)

After the dinner, feel free to enjoy on own around walk through Bomun lake.
Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants.
 After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

Gyeongju Lunch: Vegetarian set menu
Gyeongju Dinner: Casual Buffet

DAY
5

Gyeongju → Andong → Wonju → Pyeongchang (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees.
Hahoe Village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of Historic Villages in Korea on July 31, 2010.

Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. A short transfer will bring you to your hotel in Pyeongchang.

After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

Andong Lunch: Braised chicken with vegetables & Roasted fish
Pyeongchang Dinner:  Korean style Pork belly, Samgyeopsal

DAY
6

Pyeongchang → Yangyang (Mt.Seorak) → Seoul (B/L/X)

After breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea. Finally, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature.

Yangyang Lunch: Set Menu with Seasoned Wild Vegetables

Return to Seoul around 18:00.
Transfer to Seoul and drop off service at T-Mark Grand Hotel.

DAY
7

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 brandsat 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
8

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
9

Seoul → Depart to next destination (B/X/X)

After breakfast, local driver will greet you 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.)

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