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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days from USD $5,799

From vibrant Seoul and Gyeongju the ancient kingdom of Silla, to the bustling port city of Busan, the natural wonders of ...

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Day 1: Seoul

Upon arrival in Seoul you will be met by our representative at Incheon International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Hamilton hotel.

Day 2: Seoul

Breakfast at hotel. Free day. Overnight at Hamilton hotel.

Day 3: Seoul

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy the tour of Seoul's most famous landmarks. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, Jogyesa Temple, Insadong. You will also enjoy the leisurely walk along Cheonggycheon Stream, they drop by amethyst shop or ginseng shop for shopping. The final stop is Seoul Tower. Overnight at Hamilton hotel.

Day 4: Seoul - Gyeongju

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Seoul Railway station at 9am. Depart for Gyeongju by Express train(KTX). Afternoon tour of Gyeongju covers Tumuli Park, a collection of royal Silla tombs; Gyeongju National Museum displaying 23 ton Emille Bell cast in AD771 and many thousand priceless treasures; Anapji Pond where Silla royal families spent their leisure time; Cheomseongdae Observatory which is known as one of the world's oldest astronomical observatory. Overnight at Commodore hotel.

Day 5: Gyeongju - Busan

Gyeongju-Busan. This morning visit the UNESCO listed temple of Bulguska and Seokguram Grotto, one of Asia's finest Buddhist shrines, dramatically located on the slopes of Toham Mountain. This afternoon travel onwards to Busan. Inthe afternoon travel to Busan Tower located in Yongdusan Park. Then to get a taste of how the locals live pay a visit to the Jagalchi Fish Market where fishermen sell their fresh catch and the locals haggle for a good deal. Then go to the Kukje Market, the best place in Busan to find silk, clothing, linen, handbags and much more. Overnight at Tourist hotel.

Day 6: Busan - Jeju

Busan-Jeju Island. Morning transfer to Gimhae Airport at 7:15am and onward flight to Jeju Island. About an hour from Busan by air, Jeju Island is a volcanic island brimming with natural beauty, unique cultural traditions and a perfect temperate climate. This afternoon take a tour of Jeju Island to Hallim Park with its exotic botanical gardens, lava caves, folk village and O'Sulloc Tea Museum where guests can learn more about the traditional Korean tea Culture. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hana hotel.

Day 7: Jeju

Today explore the scenic landscape of Jeju Island on a hiking tour of Mt. Hallasan National Park visiting the spectacular volcanic rock formations of Jusangjeolli Cliff, and the beautiful three tiered Cheonjeyeon Falls. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hana hotel.

Day 8: Jeju - Seoul

Jeju Island-Seoul. For your final day on Jeju Island visit Nanjanggul Cave, the UNESCO listed cave is the world's longest lava cave stretching for approximately 8 kilometres; also see Seongsan Sunrise Peak, a magnificent volcano crater rising from the sea with cliffs to the southeast and north sides and the northwest side a verdant grassy hill. Then visit Seongeup Village, a mountain village still living a mountain existence with villagers residing in traditional thatched roof house with stone and clay walls. Afternoon transfer to Jeju Airport at and flight to seoul, arriving in Gimpo Airport. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Vabien II.

Day 9: Seoul

Seoul-DMZ-Seoul. (7:40am)Today join a coach tour to visit the DMZ and get a better understanding of the events that resulted in the division of Korea. Today's tour also includes a visit to Imjingak Park. You wiill also have the change to peek into the reclusive north by visiting Dora Observatory situated on Mount Dora on the South Korean side closest to the North. Here visitors use binoculars and can see as far as Kaesong, a light industrial city of North Korea. Later visit Dorasan Station. On the way back to Seoul if time permits there will stop for a spot of last minute shopping! Overnight at Vabien II.

Day 10: Seoul

After breakfast onward departure transfer to the airport. Pick up time : 07:10am.