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Seoul • Korean Folk Village • DMZ and Third Infiltration Tunnel • Gyeongju • Busan
This small group journey is perfect for those who are looking to experience true Korean culture. Korea has 5,000 years of creative and unique culture and we will experience first hand at the Korean Folk Village.
Set in a natural environment, you can experience the reproduction of over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty. Catch a glimpse of lifestyle of the ancient Korean people and experience diverse traditional life at the Folk Village. Also visit the DMZ, a world renowned tourist destination famous for its heavenly-blessed natural heritage, as well as significance as a symbol of confrontation and peace between North and South Korea.
The Third Infiltration Tunnel
Day 1 Mon. Arrive in Seoul.
Welcome to Seoul, where the new and the ancient co-exist in perfect harmony for everyone to enjoy! On arrival you will be met by Goway's representative and transferred to your hotel by airport limousine bus for 3 nights accommodation. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Tue. Seoul sightseeing.
Today, you will be taken on a city tour of Seoul, including Changdeokgung Palace, Secret Garden, pass by the Blue House (Presidential Palace), Jogyesa Temple, South Gate Open Market, and Insadong Shopping Street. (BL)
Day 3 Wed. Seoul/Korean Folk Village.
The morning is at your leisure. After lunch, drive to the
Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul where you will witness, first hand, the practices of traditional lifestyles of the 18th to 19th centuries being reenacted and view the traditional style of houses for this time, prior to western influence. This attraction opened in 1974 and showcases Korea's traditional folklore customs. You will witness the unique scenes of people in ancient costumes living and working in exactly the same manners as in the past. Return back to your hotel in Seoul. (B)
Day 4 Thu. DMZ & the Third Infiltration Tunnel /Gyeongju.
After breakfast, drive to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the Third Infiltration Tunnel, which is located 44 km northwest of Seoul. From the Dora Observation Platform you can get a view of North Korean territory including the Propaganda Village, People's School and Gaeseong City, the old capital city of the Goryeo Kingdom. Return to Seoul and proceed to Gyeongju and overnight. (BL)
Day 5 Fri. Gyeongju/Busan.
Today is a full day's sightseeing in Gyeongju including Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park, Gyeongju National Museum, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram Grotto Temple. Then proceed to Busan and overnight. (BL)
Day 6 Sat. Busan/Seoul.
Busan is a major port city boasting a coastline with fine beaches, scenic islets and tall mountains. After breakfast you’ll take a tour of Busan, which includes Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fishery Market, Nampodong Shopping Street, UN Memorial Cemetery, Busan Municipal Museum, and Busan Haeundae Beach. Return to Seoul where you will overnight. (BL)
Day 7 Sun. Seoul to your next destination.
The morning is free at your leisure until your transfer to the airport by airport limousine bus for your onward journey. (B)
Please note: Deoksugung Palace is replaced with Gyeongbokgung Palace on other days except Tuesdays.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Note: That depending on the chosen day of departure, the itinerary may slightly differ. Please inquire.
Please request prices for the time you wish to travel.
6 nights air conditioned accommodation with private facilities (a choice of moderate, first class, or deluxe hotels in Seoul; and first class hotels in all other cities), meals as shown by BLD, sightseeing as indicated with English speaking guide, transfers throughout, and all admission fees and taxes.
Please click the hotel of your choice from the list below.
Gyeongju: Gyeongju Commodore Hotel
Busan: Busan Commodore Hotel