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South Korea Tailor made Holidays

Whether you'd like to experience the cosmopolitan capital of Seoul, trek through beautiful national parks, explore ancient temples or hop over to stunning Jeju Island, our team can create a tailormade holiday in South Korea that will tick all of your boxes. Making sure to incorporate your interests and passion, whether a love of local culture or historic sites, we’ll design a bespoke itinerary just for you, tailored to your tastes, style and time-frame.

Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul | South Korea

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Jeju Island Highlight

Jeju Island

Jeju island is South Korea’s largest island and is situated in the south of the country. It is a volcanic island which is dominated by the imposing Halla Mountain which stands at 6500 feet high and is South Korea’s tallest mountain. Formed entirely from a number of volcanic eruptions the island also holds the only crater lake known to exist in the country. 12% of Jeju is home to the largely untouched Gotjawal Forest. The lack of human interaction with this vegetation has given it a its a ...
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Seoul Highlight

Seoul

The capital of South Korea is a vibrant, modern city that really lives up to the ‘24-hour party’ tag that other cities can only pay lip service to. A buzzing urban expanse that is striving to reshape its hardened concrete and steel edges with gorgeous city parks, cultural landmarks and tasteful design, Seoul is rebranding itself for the 21st century and leaving a big impression on its visitors. Seoul was the World Design Capital in 2010, an accolade that has encouraged creative and to of ...
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Cheongpung Lake

The beautiful Cheongpung Lake is the starting point for ferry journeys to see the ‘Eight Scenic Wonders of Danyang’. These scenic wonders were designated by the scholar Hwang Lee (1501-1570) who was enamoured with the area’s natural beauty when he came to Danyang as a chief governor. The first of the eight wonders is Dodam Sambong, an island in the Namhan River whose three peaks are said to represent a love triangle between a husband, his wife and his concubine. The story goes that a a ...
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Mount Hallasan

The Hallasan Mountain is a shield volcano on the South Korean island of Jeju. It is the highest mountain in South Korea and can be seen from all over the island though the peak is often covered in clouds. The mountain is a popular feature of the Hallasan National Park, which was designated an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2002. The mountain itself is home to the oldest Buddhist temple on the island, Gwaneumsa, built during the Goryeo Dynasty (918 – 1392). It also contains a crater lake named ...
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Mt Seoraksan Highlight

Mount Seoraksan NP

Mount Seoraksan National Park is one of Korea’s most famous national parks, renowned for its breath-taking beauty. Spread across four cities and counties, the peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains pierce through the clouds whilst waters the colour of jade course their way through the valleys below. UNESCO designated the area a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to the many rare species found here. The park is a year round destination though particularly popular in the autumn when the red a ...
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Seongsan Sunrise Peak Highlight

Seongsan Sunrise Peak

The peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong rose from under the sea during a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located at the eastern end of Jeju-do Island, it has a crater of 600m in diameter and 90m in height at its very peak. The 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater give it the appearance of a gigantic crown. The northwest side of the peak is a verdant grassy hill that connects with the Seongsan Village and is a great place for walks and horse riding. The peak is known as the Sunrise Peak to ...
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Gwanyang

Situated in the south of the country, Gwangyang is home to a major steel works and local football team – the Chunnam Dragons. Throughout the year it hosts a number of festivals including the International Maehwa Festival which takes place in March. This free festival hosts a selection of traditional music and dance performances as well as ribbon, soap and necklace activities. The festival is hosted at this time of year due to the blossom from the Japanese Apricot Flower which blooms in ...
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Yeongju

Yeongju is a city in the north of South Korea famous for a number of sites. The city is home to the Buseoksa Temple, a celebrated temple that represents the Avatamsaka sect of Silla Buddhism. The name of the temple means ‘floating rock’ and the site dates back to 676. It was established by the famous monk, Uisang, who had studied Buddhism in China for 10 years before returning to Korea to help spread Buddhism in his home country. The Buseoksa Temple served as his base whilst he did so. The 8 ...
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Some of our top hotel picks

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

April Hotel , Seoul
Modern, immaculate and cosy, the April Hotel in Seoul is without doubt one of the city's hidden gems. Guest rooms have high ceilings and exposed brickwork giving them a very cool New York City loft apartment vibe. Although minimalist, rooms have everything you need for the perfect stay Choose from four different types of from Deluxe to the ever so palatial Gallery Room complete with private jacuzzi! Definitely the one to really treat yourself with. Located in the famous Gangnam district of Seoul.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel
IP Boutique Hotel, Seoul
From the funky abstract statues outside to the swings in the lobby, the IP Boutique Hotel is definitely for those like their surroundings a bit off the wall! Guest rooms are beautifully decorated in white with colourful quirky drawings and artwork on the walls. The luxury en suite bathrooms are complete with showers and full size baths and designed with misty glass all around. Meals are buffet style in the onsite restaurant. Well located in the Itaewon district within walking distance of many good restaurants and bars.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Haevichi Hotel & Resort, Jeju Island
Meaning rising sun, the Haevichi Hotel and Resort is a modern and contemporary hotel with an enviable coastal location. Guest rooms are bright and spacious with all mod cons and private balconies looking out onto the sea. The resort benefits from a number of beautiful outdoor pools perfect for summer time relaxing. Meals can be taken in the number of restaurants including the lobby lounge which offers dining with beautiful views out onto the resort grounds. Well located on Pyosun Beach close to the Jeju Folklore Village.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Lotte Hotel, Busan
One of the biggest hotels in Busan, the Lotte Hotel is modern in style and bursting with excellent facilities. Guest rooms vary from the classic Superior rooms to the opulent deluxe King rooms. Whichever room you require you can be rest assured of of comfortable accommodation tastefully furnished and modern conveniences. As well as a number of restaurants the hotel also boasts its very own bakery. Freshly baked bread and pastries anyone? Well located in the Bujeon-dong district a few minutes walk from the Sumyun Metro Station.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Suites Hotel, Gyeongju
Perched on the banks of Bomun Lake, the Suites Hotel is a modern property with great access to the local Golf Club. Guest rooms vary from comfortable western style rooms to the authentic Ondol rooms which include a traditional Japanese futon instead of a bed. All rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and excellent ensuite facilities. The hotel also includes an onsite restaurant and seasonal outdoor pool. Why not try a spot of mini golf when you are here at the hotel's golf course? Perfectly located east of Gyeongju on the banks of Bomun Lake.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
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