KR010 Best of Korea

KR010 Best of Korea (11Days/SAT)

GoodsCode

KR010

Duration

Every Sunday,11D10N

Price

USD2999

Overview


* The schedule below operate from June 2, 2023.
Before June 2, you can book the 10DAY tour program that stare date is Sunday as a tour fee of USD2,769pp.
You can check the schedule through the below link.



Include
Hotel accommodation with twin sharing with breakfast, Domestic Flights (Busan > Jeju > Busan),  Guide, transfer, entrance fee as in the above schedule.

Exclude
Optional tour fee, Personal  Expenses. Travel insurance, All not to be mentioned above itinerary. (lunch / dinner) 


Meeting & Finishing Point
• Meeting point : Your hotel (Seoul)
• Finishing point : Finish at your hotel.

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
• 2023 High Peak Season : JUL ~ AUG, 15DEC to 31DEC
• 2023 Closing Date : Lunar New year, Korean Thanksgiving

Schedule

Day 1

Seoul city 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.

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.

THE SPLAISIR MYEONG-DONG Hotel or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

THE SPLAISIR MYEONG-DONG Hotel or similar  https://seoulmyeong-dong.splaisir.com/ 

Day 2

Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel.

Meeting and Departure

• Meeting at parking lot next to Dongwha duty free shop at exit number 6of Gwanghwamun subway station at 8am

   Address : 149, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul

• Transfer to Gongju (1h30m)

Gongju Tour

• Tomb of King Muryeong 

Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (AD462-523) containsrepresentative relics of the Baekje Dynasty period (AD234~678). The Songsan-riTombs contain the graves of kings while Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it isbelieved to have 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered sofar. 

The popular Tomb of King Muryeong is the 7th tomb, the resting place forBaekje's 25th King Muryeong and his queen. This tomb was discoveredaccidentally when installing pipes to protect tombs number 5 and 6 from beingflooded. The tomb is very unusual in the way it was built with bricks like 6thtomb and in what it houses like many national treasures inside, supplyingprecious research materials to the scholars studying Baekje culture.

  

• Gongsanseong Fortress

Located in Gongju-si (city), it is a mountain castle established during theBaekje. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Geumgang riverside righthere. Follow the trail path a little further up then Imryugak Pavilion appearing,known as the largest of its kind within the fortress. It is worth to visit forits historical and cultural significance, and also for the fantastic sight. 


Jeonju Hanok Village

• Jeonju Hanok Village

While the rest of city has been industrialized,Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. It is particularly gorgeous for its unique roofedges, which are slightly raised to the sky.A part of Hanok (traditional Korean house) is setaside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life at Hanok LifeExperience Hall. The food provided here is folkloristic like bibimbap, the most well-known dishin Korea, adding to the conventional ambience. 

 

 

Jeonju Ramada or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

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

Day 3

Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel

May 18th National Cemetery

• May 18th National Cemetery

Visit to May 18th NationalCemetery, located in front of MudeungsanMountain, the symbol of freedom and democracy, and the graves of victims duringthe contention for democracy in May 1980. Victims were carried by handcarts andgarbage trucks to be buried. In 1997 the cemetery was exhumed and reburied atthis memorial. May 18th has become a regional holiday of commemorating thepeople's desire for democracy. 

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Suncheon Tour

• Suncheon Bay Garden

The Suncheon Bay Garden was established in order toturn 1.12 square kilometers of natural habitat into a conservation area, whereit houses over 505 species of trees and 113 species of flowers. Especially, thenumerous groups of tulips and royal azaleas are truly a sight to see. Besides, thenearby 30,000-square-meter field of canola flowers are in full bloom in May,creating breathtakingly beautiful yellow "wave" with trees makinggreat 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, a national hero whose naval victories of 23 times in battles werephenomenal in repelling Japanese naval forces, had his headquarters in Yeosu. Forthis reason, the site displays a lot of artifacts honoring his heroic endeavorsin protecting the country. As a great leader of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) , hesaved his country when it was on the brink of crisis.  


Hotel: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Dolsan Yeosu +82-61-642-0000 or similar

Check Into Your Hotel and free time


Day 4

Breakfast

Breakfastat 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)

Grand Hyatt Jeju or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

Grand Hyatt Jeju www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/south-korea/grand-hyatt-jeju/cjugh?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_cjugh   or similar 


Day 5

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Hyeopjae Beach

The white sandy beach mixed with crushed seashells, Biyangdo Island appearing to float on the cobalt seat, and the lush pine forest all combine to create an outstanding scene. The beach stretches roughly 200 meters and is 60 meters wide with a shallow depth of 1.2 meters, making the beach perfect for family visitors. The beach also has many amenities, including a campground in the pine forest, changing stalls, shower booths, restrooms, drinking fountains, and more. Restaurants offer delicious dishes using freshly caught seafood like jeonbok (abalone) and sora (horned turban). Nearby attractions include Hyeopjae Lava Tube within Hallim Park, Myeongwoldae Cliff, Hwangnyongsa Temple, and Yeonggaksa Temple.



Hallim Park

Hallim Park is one of the most popular tourist spots on Jeju Island, located approximately 33 kilometers west of Jeju-si and Hallasan Mountain along the beach in Hallim-eup. It faces the pleasant scenery of Biyangdo Island, Hyeopjae Beach and Geumneung Beach. The park was established in early 1971 on barren land with the importation of tons of earth and the planting of assorted subtropical plants.


O'sulloc Tea Museum

O'sulloc Tea Museum, located next to O'sulloc's Seogwang Tea Planation in Jeju, was opened by Amore Pacific in 2001 with the aim of introducing and spreading Korean teas and the traditional tea culture of Korea. The museum is a cultural space where the West and the East, and modernity and tradition coexist in harmony. 


Sanbang Mountain Cruise

We could appreciate the blissful and picturesque ocean view of Sanbang Mountain, Brother Island, Hexagon Lave cliff of Mt.Songak and Dragon Coast, which have been designated as Global Geoparks, from the Sanbang Mountain Cruise(about 1hour).

Cheonjeyeonpokpo Falls

Cheonjeyeonpokpo Falls, named "The Pond of God," consists of three sections. The first waterfall falls into a pond with a depth of 21 meters. From here, it falls two more times, creating the second and third waterfalls, which then flow into the sea. To the east of the first waterfall is a cave, where water falls from the ceiling. In the past, people believed this water had healing properties, with many people bathing in the waters. These days, swimming is strictly prohibited. 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.


Grand Hyatt Jeju or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

Grand Hyatt Jeju www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/south-korea/grand-hyatt-jeju/cjugh?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_cjugh   or similar 


Day 6

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Horseback riding

One of fun activity that will make you feel like royalty


The Seongeup Folk Village

Located at the foot of Halla Mountain on Jeju Island, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of culture over a wide period of time from 1410 to 1914. 

The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island. The local tongsi (traditional Jeju restroom) are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture.


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.



Manjang Cave [UNESCO World Heritage]

The lava tube stretches roughly 7,400 meters, with a maximum height of 25 meters and width of 18 meters. These measurements make it one of the largest lava tubes in the world. Manjanggul holds great value for science and conservation studies, having well-maintained formations despite being formed over one hundred thousand years ago.


Fly 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

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Busan Haeundae or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Busan Haeundae (http://www.ramadaencorehaeundae.com/) or similar (4star)

Day 7

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 kilometers long, over a 30- to 50-meter wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay, making it perfect for swimming.


Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.


Gamcheon Culture Villiage

Gamcheon Culture Villiage is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan." Many alleys that cut through this community are vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents.


Jagalchi Market

Jagalchi Market, located on the shoreside road in Busan's Jung-gu, is Korea'slargest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish.

BIFF Square

Busan’s modern movie district was originally little more than a pair of cinemas that were built following Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule over half a century ago. However, major renovations took place ahead of the first Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and the newly transformed district was named BIFF Square on August 14, 1996.

Having been remade into a cultural tourist attraction promoting the advancement of Korea’s film industry, BIFF Square has contributed to Busan’s newfound status as an international cultural tourist city. 


Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond was a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. It also served as a banquet site for important national events and important visitors. The pond was created in 674, during the reign of King Munmu. The pond features three small islands, and a landscape of 12 small hills to the northeast. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" from the Goryeo and Joseon periods and onwards. In the 1980s, a pottery fragment with the letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.


Gyeongju CommodoreHotel or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

HOTEL : Gyeongju CommodoreHotel  +82-54-740-8277   www.commodorehotel.co.kr or similar.

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

Day 8

Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel

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.

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)


Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

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.



Seokguram Gurotto

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. 

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

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

Day 9

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.


RAMADA HOTEL&SUITES GANGWON PYEONGCHANG or similar

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RAMADA HOTEL&SUITES GANGWON PYEONGCHANG  +82-33-333-1000   http://www.pyeongchangramadahotel.com/

Day 10

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

THE SPLAISIR MYEONG-DONG Hotel or similar

Check Into Your Hotel And Leisure Time

THE SPLAISIR MYEONG-DONG Hotel or similar  https://seoulmyeong-dong.splaisir.com/ 

Day 11

Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel.

Have your own time

Round off the travel with Exploring exotic Seoul!

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