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Visit the Land of the Morning Calm with On The Go Tours

The Republic of Korea - commonly known as South Korea - is a beautiful country with rich history and culture, and a wealth of attractions. Boasting vibrant, modern cities, enchanting ancient sites, Buddhist temples and mouth wateringly delectable cuisine to boot. On The Go Tours runs both group and private tours to South Korea where you'll be escorted by local English speaking guides. We can also arrange a private holiday tailored to your exact requirements.

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Styles of Travel to South Korea

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Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul | South Korea South Korean Express - 7 days Map 21 Aug 2016 South Korean Express - 7 days
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Spotlight on Seoul
Tradition meets modernity in the capital

The dynamic city of Seoul has it all - UNESCO-listed palaces, traditional village districts, mouth-watering food markets, sleek modern architecture and a thriving pop culture that is demonstrated in the fashion and music you'll encounter wherever you go. As South Korea's main international transit hub, time in Seoul is included on all of our tours to the country so you can discover the best of the old and the new.

South Korea Group Tours

Our guided group tour in South Korea kicks off in the cosmopolitan capital city of Seoul, before continuing on to Andong, Gyeongju and the infamous Demilitarised Zone. Fully escorted by an expert English speaking South Korean tour guide, staying in comfortable hotels and with plenty of guided sightseeing, you are sure to have an enjoyable, fun and relaxing holiday to South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul | South KoreaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

South Korean Express

7 days | FROM USD $2,029

Escorted Group Tour: See the best of South Korea, from vibrant Seoul -...

South Korea Private Tours

Explore South Korea, the 'Land of the Morning Calm', on one of our private tours. South Korea has surprising number of draw cards, and beyond its buzzing capital Seoul, the UNESCO listed volcanic island of Jeju is a must see. There’s also the historical heart of South Korea, Andong and Gyeongju, the ancient Kingdom of Silla, the fascinating de-militarised zone (DMZ), rolling tea plantations of Boesong and the towering granite peaks of Mount Seoraksan.

Bulguksa Temple | Gyeongju | South KoreaTailored To Suit You

Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM USD $3,889

Discover the highlights of captivating South Korea, the 'Land of the -...

Mt. Hallasan National Park | South KoreaTailored To Suit You

Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM USD $6,559

From vibrant Seoul and Gyeongju the ancient kingdom of Silla, to the...

Seoraksan National Park | South KoreaTailored To Suit You

Spectacular South Korea

12 days | FROM USD $8,829

South Korea is rich in tradition, culture and natural beauty. Starting...

Recent Travel Articles on South Korea

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Tea, theatre and palaces in Seoul

November 24, 2014 • OTG Team
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On The Go Tours wins at the 2013 British Travel Awards

November 1, 2013 • OTG Team
Last year On The Go Tours was honoured to be named the winner of the Best Tour Operator to East and...
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Video of the Week – Do you know South Korea?

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Highlights of South Korea - from Seoul to Seoraksan

The heart and soul of the nation is Seoul, the captivating 600 year old capital city which is busy reinventing itself as an energetic, high tech metropolis, embracing all that is modern, yet with a firm eye on it's past, with several historic palaces, temples and its ancient city walls. In the south, the cultural capital is undoubtedly Gyeongju. Dating back to 56 BC, it is known as ‘the museum without walls’ due to its wealth of historic sites including the World Heritage Listed Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple. For a small country, the picturesque landscape of South Korea is surprisingly diverse, from the towering granite peaks and lush green valleys of Seoraksan National Park, to endless glistening rice paddy fields, rugged mountainous ski resorts, sandy beaches and beautiful offshore islands such as volcanic Jeju Island.

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Recommended places to visit in South Korea

With a thriving pop culture, century-old temples and palaces, pristine landscapes and delicious cuisine, South Korea has much to keep travellers entertained and with our pick of the country's top spots you can experience this and more:

Cheongpung Lake

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The Cheongpung Lake is certainly a sight to behold for anyone passing through South Korea hoping to get in touch with nature. Surrounding the lake are a number of mountains including the majestic Mt. Bibong, the peak of which can be reached via monorail. The journey to the top gives visitors a chance to admire the wildlife and vegetation that exists along the mountain, while the peak offers up stunning views of the lake and surrounding area.

Jeju Island

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The stunning Jeju Island is one of South Korea’s top destinations thanks to its vibrant fields of rapeseed and its magnificent Hallasan volcano. Hikers regularly take to the slopes of the volcano and are rewarded with breathtaking views of the island along with glimpses of its wildlife and crater lake. Adventurous visitors will also enjoy wandering through the cool, damp passages of the Manjang cave, while those in search of relaxation can sun themselves on one of the beautiful beaches.

Jeju Island

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The stunning Jeju Island is one of South Korea’s top destinations thanks to its vibrant fields of rapeseed and its magnificent Hallasan volcano. Hikers regularly take to the slopes of the volcano and are rewarded with breathtaking views of the island along with glimpses of its wildlife and crater lake. Adventurous visitors will also enjoy wandering through the cool, damp passages of the Manjang cave, while those in search of relaxation can sun themselves on one of the beautiful beaches.

Mount Seoraksan National Park

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Seeing the sun rise over the majestic snow-capped mountains of the Mount Seoraksan National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. The peak of the range can be reached either by hiking or by taking a cable car and from there explorers are treated to spectacular views of the park. Several tumbling waterfalls are scattered throughout the park as well as unusually shaped rocks and a wide range of different flora and fauna.

Mount Seoraksan National Park

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Seeing the sun rise over the majestic snow-capped mountains of the Mount Seoraksan National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. The peak of the range can be reached either by hiking or by taking a cable car and from there explorers are treated to spectacular views of the park. Several tumbling waterfalls are scattered throughout the park as well as unusually shaped rocks and a wide range of different flora and fauna.

Seongsan Sunrise Peak

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Located on the famous Jeju Island, Seongsan Sunrise Peak is easily accessible, taking less than an hour to hike up to and well worth the effort. Wooden stairs and platforms are in place to facilitate the climb and make it easier to take in the beautiful surroundings during the ascent. From the top visitors get a panoramic view of the island as well as a better look at the volcanic crater set in to the mountain.

Seoul

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South Korea’s skyscraper-adorned capital, Seoul, is one of the world's leading megacities. The intensely diverse city combines hectic business and financial centres with more tranquil green areas, enticing a huge variety of different travellers. Every corner of Seoul is laced with a rich history that pervades the art and culture of the entire region as well a startling level of modernity and technology. Not to be missed are the city’s stunning cherry blossoms which come out mid-April.

South Korea Travel Guide

Plan your perfect trip to South Korea with our handy travel guide resources from what to see, how to get in and what to expect.

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic conditions in South Korea

Mount Seoraksan National Park | South Korea

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to South Korea

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for South Korea and info on procurement

Gyeongju Palace | Seoul | South Korea

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to South Korea

South Korea Travel Advice:

We stay informed of the latest travel advice to South Korea and follow the regulations laid out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for South Korea:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official South Korea Tourist Organisation site and the latest South Korea Weather Updates from the BBC.

SOUTH KOREA TRAVEL BLOGS: Get under the skin of South Korea with these fun and informative blogs - Zen Kimchi, Discovering Korea and My Seoul Searching.

South Korea Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Ecstatic & cold'
When I travelled to South Korea I felt
Ecstatic & cold

“Going to South Korea was one of our biggest dream come true. We really wanted to visit during autumn because of the changing colours of the leaves.”

by Nur Adlyna Sazali

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Free, invigorated and full of possibility'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'On top of the world'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Happy..Excited...Exhilarated.'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'truly alive'
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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