KR010 Best of Korea

KR010 Best of Korea (10Days/FRI)

GoodsCode

KR010

Duration

Every Friday, 10D9N

Price

USD2069

Overview



Include
Hotel accommodation with twin sharing with breakfast, Guide, transfer, entrance fee as in the above schedule. . 

Exclude
Tipping for the guide and driver(US$10per day/person will be recommended), Optional tour fee, Personal  Expenses. Travel insurance, All not to be mentioned above itinerary. (lunch / dinner) 
** Domestic Flights (Seoul > Jeju > Busan) Reservation
> http://www.k-shuttle.com/Goods/SelectSchedule.aspx?sScheduleID=10619

Meeting & Finishing Point
• Meeting point : Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, met by our representative..
• Finishing point : Finish at your hotel for yourself

General
* Confirmed schedule & hotels are subject to change due to local circumstance as like weather, traffic, big events and season,
* Size of vehicle is subject to number of Pax on the travelling date
 ( Van : Up to 6pax / Mini-bus : Up to 15pax / Coach bus : Up to max. 42pax )
• Above programs are based on joint Sit-in-Coach guided by bilingual speaking guide (English or others-Korean)
• Above programs are operated on fixed day as above with min.2pax but please contact us for confirmed date
• Kindly note that we have no responsibility for your personal incidents and losses during all the tours.
• It is kindly noticed that the portion to be unused due to your personal reason is not refundable.
• Booking and changing requests have to be made at least 7days before departure.

Cancellation Policy
• Group (10 persons or more) Penalty rate
  20% - 4 weeks before, 30% - 4weeks ~ 15days before, 100% - 14 days to departure day. 
• FITs (fewer than 9 persons) Penalty rate
  10% - 14days before, 20% -13 to 8 days before, 100% - 1week to departure day.

Accommodations
• Hotel and room type can be changed depend on the hotel's room occupancy
• Price is based on double occupancy. Single traveler must pay private room surcharge
• Child Price with extra-bed is the same as adult and child price without bed is 80% of adult. Child with extra bed is same as adult.  
> Infant (under 24months) is free of charge / Child Price : 3~5 years old / Adult Price : 6~ years old
• Booking for 1 adults + 1 children
> The tour fee for child will be applied as same as adult in case travel with 1 adult and 1 child. So please pay as 2 adults instead of 1 adult and 1 child through the website in case travel with 1adult and 1child.

Operation
• 2019 High Peak Season : 1MAR, 3MAY, 5MAY, 10MAY, 12MAY, 7JUN, 12JUL~30AUG, 4OCT, 6OCT, 20DEC
• 2019 Closing Date : Lunar New Year(3~6FEB), Korean Thanks Giving(12~15SEP)

Schedule

Day 1

Meeting and Departure

• Meeting at parking lot next to Dongwha duty free shop at exit number 6 of Gwanghwamun subway station at 8am
• Transfer to Gongju (1h30m)

Gongju Tour

● Tomb of King Muryeong 
Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered so far. 
The popular Tomb of King Muryeong is the 7th tomb, and it is the resting place for Baekje's 25th King Mu-Ryeong and his queen. This tomb was discovered accidentally when installing pipes to prevent tombs number 5 and 6 from being flooded. Tomb of King Muryeong was found to be unusual in the way it was built and what it contained. It was built with bricks like the 6th Tomb, and many national treasures were found inside, supplying scholars studying Baekje culture with precious research material.

  

  


● Gongsanseong Fortress
Located in Gongju-si, Gongsanseong Fortress is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Geumgang riverside right here. Follow the trail path a little further up and Imryugak Pavilion appears, known as the largest of its kind within the fortress. It is worth the visit for its historical and cultural significance, and also for the beautiful view Geumgang riverside and the castle’s trail.

Jeonju Hanok Village

While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. 

Jeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. A part
of Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life Experience
Hall. 
The food provided is very traditional, which adds to the traditional ambience. At Jeonju Hanok Village, visitors can
enjoy traditional Korean life and traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well known dish from the Jeonju region.

 

 

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

HOTEL : Jeonju Ramada +82-63-711-9000 www.ramadajeonju.com or similar (4star)

Day 2

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

May 18th National Cemetery

The May 18th National Cemetery, located in front of Mudeungsan Mountain, is the symbol of freedom and democracy and is the grave of victims during the contention for democracy in May 1980. Victims were carried and buried by handcarts and garbage trucks in 1980. In 1997 the cemetery was exhumed and reburied at this memorial. May 18th became a national holiday of commemorating the people's desire for democracy. 

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Suncheon Bay Garden (Optional tour :US$10 PP)

The Suncheon Bay Garden was established in order to turn 1.12 square kilometers of natural habitat into a conservation area, where it houses over 505 species of trees and 113 species of flowers. Especially, the numerous groups of tulips and royal azaleas are truly a sight to see. In addition, the nearby 30,000-square-meter field of canola flowers is in full bloom in May, which creates a beautiful yellow "wave" of color and trees make a great shades of canopy for the area.

Yeosu Tour

● Yi Sun-Sin Plaza 
During the Japanese invasion of the Imjin Waeran War (1592~1598), Admiral Yi Sun-shin decided this site should be used as his headquarters. For this reason, the site displays a lot of artifacts honoring his heroic endeavors in protecting the country. Including the items on display indoors, the hall itself was designated as National Treasure No. 304 in 2011.



Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

Yeosu Oceanhill Hotel+82-61-808-5017 www.oceanhillhotel.co.kr or similar

Day 3

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Jinju tour

● Jinjuseong Fortress
Jinjuseong Fortress, which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592, was originally named Geoyeolseong Fortress during the Three Kingdom Period, later renamed as Chokseokseong Fortress in the Goryeo Dynasty and finally settled as Jinjuseong Fortress in the Joseon Dynasty.




● Chokseongnu Pavilion

Standing grandly above the rocky cliffs of Namkang River is Chokseongnu Pavilion, arguably one of the most beautiful ‘nugaks’ (multi-storied building without walls) in the Yeongnam region. Chokseongnu (historically known as ‘Jangwollu’) has undergone 8 renovations since its establishment in the 28th year of King Gojong (1241, Goryeo Dynasty) and was once used as a stronghold for defending Jinju Palace in times of war. During times of peace, it was used for holding state examinations. 


Transfer to Busan and farewell

Drop point : Concludes at the Busan Train Station at around 12pm

Meeting And Departure

Meet your tour guide at Jeju Airport (upon exiting customs)

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

JEJU LOTTE +82-64-731-1000 www.lottehoteljeju.com or similar 

(During summer holiday& festival : HOTEL SUMORUM +82-64-800-7200 www.sumorum.com or similar)


Day 4

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Cheonjeyeon Falls

Cheonjeyeon Falls, named "The Pond of God," consists of 3 sections. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solimnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave where cold water pours from the ceiling to create the first waterfall. The water gathers into a pool and from there, falls two more times, creating the second and third waterfalls, which then flow into the sea. In Cheonjeyeon Valley, visitors can see Seonimgyo Bridge (arch bridge with 7 nymphs carved on the side) and the octagonal Cheonjeru Pavilion. Seonimgyo Bridge is also called Chilseonyeogyo, meaning "seven nymphs bridge," and it connects Cheonjeyeon Falls with Jungmum Tourist Complex. 

On the surface of Cheonjeru Pavilion, there is a painting that tells Cheonjeyeon’s legend of the seven nymphs and the mountain god. In May of every even-numbered year, the Chilseonyeo Festival is held here.


Gyulimseong tangerine farm

Sightseeing the farm and shopping local products

Seogwipo Pleasure Boat (optional, US$18PP

Enjoy dazzling scenery on the coastal lines and islands around Seogwipo Port in Jeju

Camellia Hill

Camellia Hill is a camellia arboretum that was created on a plot of land in Sangchang-ri, Andeok-myeon, Jeju-do that spans 172,000 square meters. The arboretum is home to 6,000 camellia trees of 500 different species including species that are known to produce the world’s largest and earliest blossoms. In addition to camellia trees, the arboretum also boasts palm trees, wildflowers, and other plants as well as a sprawling grass plaza and an ecological pond. Auxiliary facilities include a gallery exhibiting camellia-themed crafts and a multipurpose seminar room. Camellia Hill also offers a variety of lodging facilities ranging from thatched-roof cottages and wooden cottages to steel houses and a condominium-type resort.



Take a walk “Olle” a narrow pathway

Complete the day with a walk along the shores of Yongmeori Beach; if closed*, visit Sangbanggulsa cave instead

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

JEJU LOTTE +82-64-731-1000 www.lottehoteljeju.com or similar 

(During summer holiday& festival : HOTEL SUMORUM +82-64-800-7200 www.sumorum.com or similar)


Day 5

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Seopjikoji

Seopjikoji is located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju Island and boasts a fantastic scenery especially in April when yellow canola flowers are in full bloom. "Seopji" is the old name for the area, and "Koji" is Jeju dialect meaning a sudden bump on land. On top of the hill stands Hyeopja Beacon Fire Station, reaching 4 meters in height with a width and length of 9 meters. 

Seopjikoji was the filming site of "Gingko Bed," "The Uprising," "One Thousand and One Nights" and other Korean TV dramas. Nearby attractions include Jeju Folk Village and Udo Island.



Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well. 

The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored canola flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.

Jeju Haenyeo Museum

Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment.

When diving underwater, a haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in. Such women involved in the fishing industry are known to be scattered all around Jeju-do, Korea, Japan, and Russia. eju-do has established the Jeju Haenyeo Museum to introduce to the world the unique activities and culture of Jejudo’s haenyeo female divers. Exhibition Hall 1 is entitled “Haenyeo Diver’s Life” and has a restoration of a traditional haenyeo’s home, and her meals. Also on display, to show a more realistic view into their daily lives, are the various utensils used by female divers. 

Exhibition Hall 2 displays a pair of haenyeo divers’ goggles and the fishing spheres they often use underwater. Her traditional working outfit is also on display along with various historical records and haenyeo-related materials. 

Exhibition Hall 3 has an underwater theme called “The Sea” and displays the fishing industry’s culture. Traditional fishnets and fishing equipment are on display including small ship models and salt farm models. 

The Jeju Haenyeo Museum exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum also has an observatory from where visitors can see an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a garden with various sculptures and a resting area. The first floor lobby has a souvenir shop where visitors can purchase a variety of souvenirs related to haenyeo female divers.



Musuem of Natural History

If time is available, visit the Musuem of Natural History – to have an opportunity to experience and learn about the environment and shows how to preserve the earth’s natural beauty. Stop by  Korean Jewelry Amethyst and local product store.

Transfer To Busan

Back to Jeju Airport and Fly  to your next destination around 17:00.

Meeting and Departure at Busan Gimhae Airport

Meeting with the Guide and Departure

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

HAEUNDAE GRAND (+82-51-7400-114 www.haeundaegrandhotel.com) or similar (4star)

Day 6

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Gyeongju Tour

● Seokguram (Optional tour : Seokguram Gurotto US$6 PP)
Seokguram  is known to have been built with Bulguksa Temple.  Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite.


● Bulguksa Temple
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. 

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC - AD 935). Not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, it also strives to take leap toward becoming a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.



Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory

This astronomical observatory was built in the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – AD 935). With a height of only 9.17m, the tower was built with exactly 365 stones to represent the number of days in a year.

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

Daegu Interbulgo-EXCO (+82-53-3800-114 www.ibexco.co.kr)l or similar (4star)

Day 7

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Haeinsa Temple 

located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “ Tripitaka Koreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha.

Andong Hahoe Village

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, along with Yangdong Village in Gyeongju, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

Gangneung Value Hotel  +82-33-820-0000   http://www.valuehotelgangneung.com or similar

Day 8

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Seorak National Park

● Sinheungsa  & Seorak Mountain
Mt. Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seorak Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea most famous national park
there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine.


● Seorak Cable Car (Optional tour : Seorak Cable Car, US$15)
The best way to see Seoraksan Mountain if you only have a limited time, is by taking the Seorak Cable Car.


Transfer To Seoul

Transfer To Seoul

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

 Fraser Place NAMDAEMUN or similar  ☎82-2-2098-0800 http://www.fpns.co.kr/

Day 9

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Seoul half day Sightseeing

● Gyeongbokgung Palace(Deoksu Palace on Tue)
The palace was originally constructed in 1394. It was a symbol of majesty for the Korean people and the home of the royal family. Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. 

● The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
In ancient times, the royal guards of Joseon Dynasty performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. Since 1469, the ceremony has taken place and its record has been consulted for the present reenactment ceremony.

● National Folk Museum
Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs.

● Korean Ginseng Center
Known as the 'miraculous medicine,' Ginseng is Korea's representative medicinal crop. Ginseng is used as a way to recover health, strengthen the body, and calm the mind.

Lunch

Stop for lunch at local restaurant.

Korean Folk Village

you will experience the culture of the late Joseon Dynasty, It’s huge village that has about 260 different types of house of each province.

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

 Fraser Place NAMDAEMUN or similar  ☎82-2-2098-0800 http://www.fpns.co.kr/

Day 10

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Have your own time

Round off the travel with Exploring exotic Seoul!

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