All of our South Korea tours are private journeys operated exclusively for you with your own English speaking driving guide. On occasion there may be the option to join a larger group of travellers on a coach tour with an English speaking guide, this will reduce the cost of your holiday. Our 9 day Seoul Searching & Jeju itinerary includes a coach tou on day 8 when visiting the DMZ, although this can be changed to a private tour upon request. If the quotation we provide includes a coach tour this will be noted, should you prefer all private touring please specify at time off booking and this can be arranged.
On our tours of South Korea we welcome children of any age, accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You can book our South Korea tours to depart on any day of the year and South Korea is a year round destination with four distinct seasons. The temperature can get quite cold during the months of December and February when snow is common and monsoonal rains can occur during the months of June through to September. The best time to visit is during the months of March through to May or the month of October when the weather is warm and sunny.
Despite the history of conflict in Korea and the splitting of Korea into separate nations, South Korea with its remarkable historic sites and beautiful scenery still attracts thousands of visitors each year. There have been minor incidents between North Korea and South Korea typically relegated to the border region in previous years, these are usually instigated by North Korea and do not escalate into anything further than minor skirmishes. However our tours are conducted in areas which are considered safe for tourists to visit.
Yes you can. Day trips from Seoul to the DMZ are one of South Korea's most popular excursions. Our 9 day Highlights of South Korea itinerary includes a coach tour of the DMZ on day 8. You can also ask us to include a the DMZ in a tailor-made itinerary for you. Please note that due to being the most heavily militarized border in the world all travellers taking part in this tour must bring their passport.
If your tour involves the Panmunjeom section of the DMZ (this is not included on our Highlights of South Korea tour) there are several rules requested by the authorities to be adhered to in order to gain access:
– It is required you bring your passport.
– Dress code – No jeans, no short pants, no short skirts, no T shirts, no sleeveless shirts, no sandals and no military style wear.
– Children under the age of 11 are not permitted access to the Panmunjeon section of the DMZ.
Please note: These rules may not be strictly enforced at all times but we recommend following them to prevent disappointment on the day of the tour in the unlikely event that you are denied access.
Local holidays and Japanese holidays increase the cost of hotels and tours in South Korea. Hotels and local operators are able to charge higher rates due to high demand during these periods. Due to its close proximity, South Korea is a very popular holiday destination for the Japanese.
Local holidays are:
Chuseok Holiday – Typically during September
Christmas and New Year – 24 Dec – 01 Jan
Contact us for further details on Japanese holidays.