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.Read More
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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.
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.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Information on climatic conditions in South Korea
Places on our must-see list of any visit to South Korea
Visa requirements for South Korea and info on procurement
Trip reviews from our travellers to South Korea
- The Vegetarian
by Han Kang
- The Naked Tree
by Park Wan-Suh
- The Guest: A Novel
by Sok-Yong Hwang
Facts about South Korea
- Rather than horoscopes, many Koreans believe that your personality traits are reflected in your blood type.
- 1 in 77 people in South Korea has had plastic surgery, making it the country with the highest rate per capita.
- In South Korea age works a little differently as babies are said to be one when they are born, instead of zero.
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.
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