Magical China

Korea Explorer - 8 days

A wonderful tour to the main sights in Korea. The tour is designed for individual travellers who want a degree of flexibility and freedom to explore at leisure at a great price, but also require pre-arranged assistance and tours where necessary to ensure their holiday is a fantastic experience of a lifetime...

  • Seoul: optional city tour routes (4 nights)
  • Gyeongju - site-seeing tour (1 nights)
  • Busan optional city tour routes (2 nights)
  • Panmujeon Tour or DMZ tour

*Well paced itinerary *3-4 star hotels *Daily operated.

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Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6:30pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.

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Seoul Korea






typical Folk Village



Gyeongbokgung Palace korea



3rd Tunnel DMZ

Day 1 Arrive Korea
You are met by English speaking staff and transferred to your Hotel
(3 to 4 star). The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 Seoul (breakfast inc)
Today you will join the city bus tour which starts conveniently near your hotel. A choice of exciting tours are available, which you can tailor to your own specific requirements. The tour bus provides a recorded language services including English. Pay 10,000 won (approx. £6.00) on your own when you board the tour bus (If you embark on the Night course, you will pay an additional charge of 5,000 won). After visiting one attraction simply get on the next bus and continue touring the city. For any duplicated stops, we can of course freely switch the course. We will provide you with full details at time of booking. Seoul City Tour options below:

Bus tour option 1 Palace Course visits: Gwanghwamun, Deoksugung Palace, Cheongye Plaza , Samilgyo, Jogyesa(Temple), Insadong - Changdeokgung Palace, Daehangno, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Insa- dong, Cheongwadae(the Blue House), National Folk Museum, Gyeongbokgung Palace & Gwanghwamun.

Bus tour option 2 The City cruise course: Bus leaves Kwanghwamun and stops at the following points. Duksoo palace, South Gate market, Seoul station, USO, Yongsan station, National museum, War memorial, USA army base, Itaewon (Shopping street), Crown hotel, Myongdong (Fashion and shopping center), Korean folklore town, Sofitel Ambassador hotel, National theater, Seoul tower, Hyatt hotel, Tower hotel, Shilla hotel, East Gate market, Taehakno, (Youth street), Changgyong palace, Changdok palace, Insa-dong antique street, Blue House (Presidential residence and office), National folklore museum, Kyongbok palace, Kwangwhamun.

Bus tour option 3. The Night view drive course: Gwanghwamun - Deoksugung Palace - Seoul Tower - Cheongye Plaza - Gwanghwamun.

Day 3 Seoul - Gyeongju - Bomun resort (breakfast inc)
Breakfast at hotel and unassisting transfer to Seoul station (10min) by taxi for your morning train to Gyeongju (4 hours 30 Min). Upon arrival at Geongju city transfer to Hotel by shuttle bus. The rest of day is at leisure with opportunity to rent a bicycle to look around Bomun Resort. Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Gyeongju.

Gyeongju was the ancient capital of the powerful Silla Kingdom for 1,000 years. Gyeongju has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and is often referred to a 'museum without walls' due to the numerous historic building, temples and artifacts present. Not to be missed!!!

Day 4 Gyeongju - Busan (breakfast inc)
After breakfast at your hotel you will be met by our driver / English speaking guide for a private tour of Seokkulam, Bukulsa National Museum, Anabji Pond, Royal Tumli Park & Cheomsungdae Star Tower. Transfer to Busan to check in to your hotel (4 star) with ocean view room.

Busan is Korea's principle port and second largest city, with excellent beaches, outstanding shopping and sightseeing opportunities.

Day 5 Busan (breakfast inc)
After breakfast at your hotel you can join a city bus tour of Busan. Pay on your own (tour cost approx. £6.00). We will provide you with full detail and timetable at time of booking. The Hop on and off tour includes visiting the international ferry terminal, Commode Hotel, Yongdusan Park, Youngdo 75 square, Taejongdae, Jagalchi fish market and the International market.

Site seeing Course Option 2 - Haeundae beach visits: UN Cemetery, Gwangan Beach, APEC House and Haeundae Beach.

Day 6 Busan - Seoul (breakfast inc)
Transfer to Busan train station on your own by taxi to go to Seoul station by KTX (Blue speed train, approx. 3 hours). Transfer to hotel (15min) on your own and check in. Rest of day free at leisure.

Day 7 Seoul (breakfast, lunch inc)
After breakfast at your hotel you will join the Panmujeon Tour** which departure from Lotte hotel. The tour includes visiting Imjingak Freedom Bridge, Lunch Pamjunjjeon Check Point. Arrive in Camp Bonifas, Slide Briefing for Joint Security Arian Ballinger Hall, Join Security Area (JSA) Tour Advance Camp - Freedom Bridge House - Conference Hall -Military Demarcation Observation Post of visitors - Bridge of No Return. Return to Seoul and Lotte hotel where you are to take transfer on your own to hotel (taxi transfer to/from Lotte hotel approx. £16.00 each way).

** Wearing Jean, T-shirts, Sleeveless shirt, short pants, sandals, and mini shirts are not allowed on this tour. Formal or casual dress is kindly required and Passports should be brought. Your nationality, passport number and birthdays are informed in advance 10 days prior to departure day. In any circumstance that Panmunjom tour is not available due to military operation or meetings, the tour will be substituted with the Demilitarises zone tour (DMZ tour). The DMZ tour has the following itinerary: 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Station, Unification Village on the way to Imjinkak Pavilion & Freedom Bridge.

Day 8 Seoul - UK (breakfast inc)
Transfer to Incheon airport on your own by Limousine bus for your flight to UK (price approx. 15,000Won / £8.00).

Departure Dates & Price from (£)

Twin share
Single traveller
Daily departure

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

  • Airport/hotel transfer on arrival.
  • Selections of quality accommodation in well furnished rooms with private facilities (1st Class, upgrade option available).
  • Group tour of Panmujeon or DMZ with English speaking guide.
  • Private tour of Gyeongju for including transfer to Busan with English speaking guide
  • Transfer one way to Busan hotel.
  • Train for Seoul - Gyeongju / Busan to Seoul.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights. We can also arrange your local airport departure, please enquire at the time of your booking.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Optional tours in Seoul & Busan.
  • Transfers not listed above.

Flights As agent of many airline consolidators, we can obtain flights in various class, with reputable airlines such as BA, Virgin, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair etc. We will choose airlines for you depends on the availability unless you specify at the booking stage.

Other fact of our tour arrangement This tour is great for single travellers or couples who want freedom to explore Korea with minimal assistance. The tour itineraries are regularly checked and provides an ideal length of time to show you the sites, with free time to explore according to own interests. We will however assist in providing full details of tour pickups and timetables to ensure you have the necessary information to make your stay in Korea enjoyable.

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

Suitable for all age travellers.

The price shown are subject to confirmation and may be different in public holidays and festivals periods. 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 unforeseen 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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