Seoul & Eastern Korea 7 Days

Description

Tour code: HNAKL122

Days:

Overview

History and gorgeous scenery in the eastern districts of South Korea are the highlights of the tour program. South Korea eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gyeongju and Andong 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, Mt. Seorak. Explore the old and new culture coexisting together in Seoul and experience the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic hosting city. Are you ready for explore Eastern part of Korea? Join today.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Seoul (X/X/X) 

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

Breakfast: Not included  Lunch: Not included         Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: TMARK GRAND HOTEL MYEONGDONG or similar

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

(*Note) Monday package start guest will join this Seoul Highlights 1 Day tour on Day 6 after the Eastern Korea package schedule.

Breakfast: Hotel meal     Lunch: Local Food            Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: TMARK GRAND HOTEL MYEONGDONG or similar

DAY3 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

Breakfast: Hotel meal     Lunch: Local Food            Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: RAMADA ENCORE HAEUNDAE or similar

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 toenjoy 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

Accommodation: Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar (5 Star)

7/22,7/29,8/5,8/12 : Gyeongju LAHAN Select or Similar (5 Star)

Breakfast: Hotel meal     Lunch: Local Food            Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: HILTON GYEONGJU or similar

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

Breakfast: Hotel meal     Lunch: Local Food            Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: INTERCONTINENTAL ALPENSIA PYEONGCHANG RESORT or similar

DAY 6 Pyeongchang → Yangyang → 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.

After check in on own, free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal     Lunch: Local Food            Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: TMARK GRAND HOTEL MYEONGDONG or similar

DAY 7 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.)

Breakfast: Hotel meal

PRICING: $1,390

Price includes

  • 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: $500
  • * 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.

◆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.

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