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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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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH KOREA 15

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Day 1: Seoul

Upon arrival in Seoul you will meet a driver at Incheon International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Seoul

Today is spent visiting Seoul’s most famous landmarks on a guided tour of the city. Sights include Cheong Wa Dae (aka The Blue House), which is South Korea’s answer to The White House, the Gyeongbokgung Palace which is the largest of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the last Korean Dynasty. After exploring the palace head to Insadong, with its wonderful markets and shops. Lastly take in the wonderful panoramic views of bustling Seoul from the Seoul Tower, which is located on top of Mount Namsan.

Day 3: Seoul - Gyeongju

Travelling South East from Seoul to Gyeongju located in the North Gyeongsang province. Once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla, which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula during the 7th till 9th Centuries, many remnants remain of this period leading to the city being known as “the museum without walls”. An afternoon tour of Gyeongju takes you to Tumuli Park where to visit some of the more than 20 large and small tombs from the Silla period including that of King Michu, the 13th King of the dynasty famed for fending off invaders. . Top off today's sightseeing with a visit to Cheomseongdae Observatory - oldest surviving observatory in East Asia

Day 4: 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, 750 metres above sea level and looking out over the Sea of Japan. This afternoon travel onwards to Busan where we visit Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fish Market and the Kukje Market.

Day 5: Busan - Jeju

Morning transfer by a driver to Gimhae Airport and onward flight to Jeju Island. 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.

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: Jeju - Seoul

Morning return flight to Seoul. Arrival and we enjoy a tour to the The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is located around 45km north of Seoul and acts as a buffer zone and border between the two nations of North Korea and South Korea splitting the Korean Peninsula in half at the 38th parallel. Today's tour also includes a visit to Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory and Later visit Dorasan Station, once used for freight trains to travel between the South and the North. Return to your hotel in Seoul.

Day 8: Seoul

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.