Magical China
 

Korea - Eastern Conquest

10 days - A fantastic opportunity to visit the must-see cultural sights of mainland Korea and the unique and historic island of Jeju.

  • Seoul: Guided City tour (4 nights)
  • Island of Jeju (2 nights)
  • DMZ demiliterised zone
  • Busan Guided tour (1 nights)
  • Gyeongju / Daegu Guided tour (1 night)
  • Andong Danyang Mt.Seorak ,Sokcho (1 night)
  • Goseong tour
  • Guaranteed departure minimum 2 people

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Seoul Korea

 

Gyeongbokgung Palace korea

 

korea Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

 

typical Folk Village

 

3rd Tunnel DMZ

 

Gyeongbokgung Palace) seoul

 

Jeju

 

Yakcheonsa Temple  JEJU

 

Day 1 Arrive Korea - Seoul
Upon arrival at
Incheon Airport in Seoul, you are met by our Driver and transferred to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 - Seoul (breakfast inc)
After breakfast, be picked up at your hotel for the Seoul half day sightseeing tour. We visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum and Insadong antique shopping Street, Amethyst/Korean Ginseng Center. We drop you off at Itaewon shopping street (Guide will inform you how to return to your hotel) Have your own time to explore exotic Seoul in the afternoon.

Day 3 - Seoul - DMZ tour (breakfast inc)
Today enjoy a h
alf day Demilitarised zone (DMZ) tour. The DMZ tour has the following itinerary: We visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Station, Unification Village on the way to Imjinkak Pavilion & Freedom Bridge.

Note: All visitors to the DMZ must conform to the strict dress code, access may be denied to visitors wearing jeans, sandals, shorts, miniskirt, revealing clothes or military style outfits. You must also have your passport on hand.

We can also arrange an optional full day Panmunjeom tour (contact us for prices). The Panmunjeom tour is literally on the border between the democratic South and communist North. You will be able to look across the Border into the world's most sealed-off society, North Korea. Please note this tour cis often cancelled at last minute due to military operations or meetings. However if you are interested, we can provisionally book you on the Panmunjeon tour and if unavailable, this will be substituted with the standard Demilitarises zone (DMZ half day Tour).

Day 4 - Seoul - Jeju (breakfast, Lunch inc)
After breakfast, Fly to Jeju Airport and meet your tour guide at Jeju Airport (upon exiting customs) and then head out to Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Rock). Admire the majestic rock formations and deep-blue waters. Continue to Halla Arboretum to see 909 kinds of native trees and subtropical plants and you can meet the four-season flower forest, colourful forests, and the beautiful seasons of mother nature.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. And then enjoy an animal show, with a variety of performances, such as a monkey, sea lion, and dolphins - Pacific Land Show (optional). We continue to the Yakchunsa Temple which is the greatest and largest temple in the East and home to 30,000 buddha statues.

Day 5 - Jeju (breakfast & lunch inc)
Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Cheonjeyeon Falls (The Pond of God), Continue to the Gyulimseong tangerine farm and then take a scenic cruise aboard the Seogwipo Pleasure Boat (optional).

Stop for lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Spirited Garden, recognized as the most beautiful garden in the world by the press and renowned guest from around the world who have visited since it opened on July 30.1992. Complete the day with a walk along the shores of Yongmeori Beach; if closed*, visit Sangbanggulsa cave instead.

Day 6 - JEJU - Busan (breakfast & lunch inc)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to *Seopjikoji - One of the most mysterious sights in Jeju Island, in harmony with seashore made up of grotesque cliffs and dark blue ocean, where you can enjoy trekking on the Olle path.

We also visit Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, World Heritage designated by UNESCO. Next, step back in time as you explore the Seongeup Folk Village, renowned for perfectly preserving Korean traditions. This village also boasts many cultural landmarks, such as Confucian shrines and schools, millstones, and more.

Have a lunch at local restaurant. If time is available, we will visit the Musuem of Natural History, to have an opportunity to experience and learn about the environment. Ww stop by Korean Jewellery and local product store.

Transfer back to Jeju Airport and fly to your next destination around 17:00, Busan (Gimhae airport), the 2nd largest city in Korea. Met our guide upon arrival and have a dinner on your own before transfer to your hotel.

Day 7 - Busan - Gyeongju - Daegu (breakfast & lunch inc)

Today we transfer to Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years.

Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Along with Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, its historical district has been designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

We visit Gyeongju National Museum, & Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) - an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues. Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage)

Transfer to Daegu city for our overnight stay.

Day 8 Gyeongju - Andong Danyang Mt.Seorak (breakfast & lunch inc)
After Check-out, we visit Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure " Tripitaka Koreana "(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha.

Afterwards we transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was not artificially created; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. Later we transfer to the fishing port of Sokcho. Check in at hotel located close to Sokcho seashore.

Day 9 Mt.Seorak - Goseong - Seoul (breakfast & lunch inc)

After breakfast we transfer to Mt.Seorak National Park, designated as a natural monument preservation area and as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO.

The park is spread across 4 cities and counties: Sokcho, Inje, Goseong and Yangyang. The highest peak is Daecheongbong (1,708m). We follow the Baekdamcheon valley where many streams meet and reach Baekdamsa Temple.

You will then betransferred to take a cable car to *Gwongeumseong Fortress (Optional tour USD15) which is the site of a fortress ruins, located on the steep stone Mountain of Mt. Seoraksan. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918-1392).

Shinheungsa temple is a short walk away from the entrance of the fortress. This temple used to be called Hyanseongsa built by Jajangyulsa(AD590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation during Queen jindeok's(?~654) of Silla Dynasty. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times since. On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Staute, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine.

After looking around Mt. Seorak Park, we transfer to *Goseong Unification Observatory (700m) built by an army unit in 1983 and the closest place from which you could view Mt. Geumgangsan in North Korea before it was opened to South Koreans. The closest part of Mt. Geumgangsan is 16km away and the farthest part is about 25km away. After sightseeing Mt.Seorak, we transfer to Seoul Gangnam Express Terminal where the tour finishes.

Day 10 - Seoul - UK (breakfast inc)

Our Driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Incheon airport for your departure flight to the UK.

We also provide longer and more detailed tours to Korea, which can be tailored into a multi-Country tour package. For details of our other tours to Korea see our Korean tour section, or contact us for details.


Departure Dates & Prices from (£)

Day 1 of the tour starts every Thursday


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Twin Share (per person)

KEC

£1680

 

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Prices above are applicable except for Korean festival times and Public holidays etc - minimum 2 people. The single suppliment applies for the 3rd person in the party who occupies a single room.

Price Includes (The prices shown above are 'per person')

  • Airport/hotel transfers within Korea as stated in itinerary.
  • Selections of quality accommodation in well furnished rooms with private facilities, Which are based on 3 and 4 star accommodation (upgrade available).
  • Sightseeing tours by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers and guides for Day4 to Day9.

Price Does Not Include

  • Domestic flights Seoul - Jeju - Busan (approx $230 return)
  • International flights to/from Korea are not included, however we can arrange flights at a great price with departures from your local airport. Please enquire at the time of your booking.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Optional tour.

Flights As agent of many airline consolidators, we can obtain flights in various class, with reputable airlines such as BA, Asiana Airlines, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair etc.

Other fact of our tour arrangement The tour itineraries are regularly checked and provides an ideal length of time to show you the sights, with free time to explore according to own interests.

You can be assured, we only operate using top quality English speaking tour guides.

Suitable for all age travellers.

The itinerary is designed according to the most updated information of flights schedules available, although occasionally the sequence in which cities are visited and duration of time spent in each city can change due to local conditions which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day. - We reserve the right to change or amend our tour itinerary to suit unforseen events, ie due to heavy traffic conditions or bad weather. We reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.

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