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Korea Showcase Including Air

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,829

Explore the highlights of South Korea on this journey from Seoul to the DMZ and the port cities of Gyeongju and Busan. As you travel through the country’s highlights, you’ll visit medieval palaces and Buddhist temples, peer over the DMZ into North Korea, and experience the natural beauty of Korea’s south coast.


This 8-day Korean vacation takes you from the capital, Seoul, to the DMZ and the coastal cities of Gyeongju and Busan. International airfare is included in the price.

Your trip to Korea begins in Seoul, South Korea’s capital city. With over 25 million people in its metropolitan area, Seoul is one of the largest cities on the planet, a fact that is immediately apparent upon arrival. Large crowds and bustling malls are commonplace facts of life in Seoul. But with its size comes an immense vibrancy, especially as the city seamlessly blends the past and the present. You’ll find medieval palaces and Buddhist temples sitting comfortably alongside all-night game joints and karaoke bars. On your first full day in Seoul, you’ll head on a city tour to see some of the city’s icons. Start at Gwanghwamun Gate, where you’ll witness the ceremonial Changing of the Guard. Continue to Gyeongbokgung, one of the most beautiful medieval palaces in the country, before heading to the Blue House, home of the president. You’ll then get some shopping in at Indasong-gil and Myeongdong District before getting in touch with the traditions of Korea’s past at the Hamsangol Hanok Village. The next day, head on a street food tour to sample Seoul’s enviable culinary scene. Start at the Gwangjang Traditional Market to sample some street food. Continue to Cheonggyecheon Stream to experience a touch of nature in the heart of the city before heading to Deoksugung Palace and finishing at Dongdaemun Desing Plaza, the urban development landmark that captures the city’s futuristic energy.

Continue your Korean vacation by heading north to the DMZ, which splits North Korea and South Korea. Enter the Third Infiltration Tunnel to learn about the Korean War and head to the Dora Observation Platform to peer into North Korea and spot the Peace Village, which the North built for propaganda purposes. After returning to Seoul for the night, you’ll pass onto the coast to Gyeongju, which was the capital of the Silla Dynasty for a thousand years. Explore the Cheomseongdae Observatory and see the tombs of ancient rulers at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex. Close out your time in Gyeongju with a visit to the Gyeongju National Museum and take in Bulguksa Temple, with its famous pagodas.

You’ll close out your Korean tour in Busan, the second largest city in the country and home to large docklands, gorgeous beaches, and a growing international culture. You’ll tour the city, heading from Youngdusan Park and Busan Tower to the Jagalchi Fishery Market and the UN Memorial Cemetery, where international soldiers killed during the Korean War are buried. End your tour by heading to Haeundae Beach, where you’ll get a taste of the natural beauty that draws people to Busan for the domestic holidays each year. The following day, return to Seoul to connect back home.

 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,829

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America to Seoul

Day 2

Arrive Seoul

Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will welcome by a Goway representative and handed over to your driver for your transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Alternative Accomodations:

Center Mark Hotel – First Class or
Grand Ambassador Seoul – Deluxe

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro

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    Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro



    Opened in 2015, the Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers 224 smart and well-equipped rooms in the center of Seoul. Situated between the Namsan, Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun neighbourhoods, the hotel is within a short walk of Seoul's top shopping, entertainment and culture spots. It is ...

    Opened in 2015, the Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers 224 smart and well-equipped rooms in the center of Seoul. Situated between the Namsan, Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun neighbourhoods, the hotel is within a short walk of Seoul's top shopping, entertainment and culture spots. It is also just a 2-minute walk from Cheonggyecheon Stream, known as the "Oasis of Seoul". Amenities include complimentary WiFi, a fitness centre and self-service laundry facilities.

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Day 3

Full day Seoul group tour

Meet up with tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces and also visit National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Then you will explore Insadong-gil Street, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district, with modern galleries and tea shops. Afterward, head to Myeongdong district, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations and have a lunch at a local restaurant. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, transfer to hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Night and Street Food Group tour

You will be picked up from your hotel. The first stop is Gwangjang Traditional Market and you can enjoy sample authentic Koreanstreet foods you have never seen. Continue to move on to Cheonggyecheon stream that you can take a break and feel thenature in the center of Seoul. For the next stop you will be transferred to the beautiful and historical Deoksugung Palace whichis last palace of Korea. You can walk in the palace with beautiful illuminated lights and see picturesque scenery. It will bringyou in a romantic mood. Last stop is the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also called the DDP, is a major urban developmentlandmark in Seoul, South Korea. After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel.

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Day 5

DMZ and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel Group tour

After hotel breakfast, drive to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the Third Infiltration Tunnel, which is located 44 km north west 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 you will be picked up by a new tour guide at lunch restaurant. Transfer to Gyeongju for overnight

Alternative Accomodations:

Hotel Hyundai Gyeongju – First Class or
Hilton Gyeongju – Deluxe

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The-K Hotel Gyeongju

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    The-K Hotel Gyeongju



    The-K Hotel Gyeongju that is wholly-owned by Korean Teachers' Credit Union is the five-start hotel located at Gyeongju Bomun Complex that is the ancient capital of millennium Shilla and it serves the customers with the comfortable environment taking beautiful natural landscape of Bomun Lake as ...

    The-K Hotel Gyeongju that is wholly-owned by Korean Teachers' Credit Union is the five-start hotel located at Gyeongju Bomun Complex that is the ancient capital of millennium Shilla and it serves the customers with the comfortable environment taking beautiful natural landscape of Bomun Lake as the its background. Your travel will be satisfied with the differentiated performance, service from the heart, natural landscape that only Gyeongju can have, various leports facilities and ancient cultural heritage of ancient capital of millennium Shilla.

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    • Playground
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    • Shops
    • Volleyball Court

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Day 6

Private Gyeongju Half day Tour

Today’s sightseeing in Gyeongju include Cheomseongdae Observatory, Daereungwon Tomb Complex, Gyeongju National Museum, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram Grotto. Then proceed to Busan for overnight.

Alternative Accomodations:

Citadines Haeundae – First Class or
Park Hyatt Busan – Deluxe

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Duration1 Night
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Ibis Haeundae Hotel

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    Ibis Haeundae Hotel



    International standard Hotel overlooks the beautiful Haeundae beach, minutes to the town centre and the Convention Centre. It offers free high speed WiFi, sauna, gym and restaurant. Hotel's focus is you, whether it is for business or leisure - great facilities, great service and value ...

    International standard Hotel overlooks the beautiful Haeundae beach, minutes to the town centre and the Convention Centre. It offers free high speed WiFi, sauna, gym and restaurant. Hotel's focus is you, whether it is for business or leisure - great facilities, great service and value for money.

    Beach front location, modern facilities, complimentary WiFi and multi lingual staff makes the hotel the best choice of international accommodation in Haeundae Beach, Busan.

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Day 7

Private Busan Half day Tour

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 Youngdusan Park (including Busan Tower), Jagalchi Fishery Market, Gamcheon Culture Village, UN Memorial Cemetery, Dongbaekseom Island, and Haeundae Beach. Return to Seoul where you will overnight.

Alternative Accomodations:

Center Mark Hotel – First Class or
Grand Ambassador – Deluxe

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro

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    Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro



    Opened in 2015, the Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers 224 smart and well-equipped rooms in the center of Seoul. Situated between the Namsan, Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun neighbourhoods, the hotel is within a short walk of Seoul's top shopping, entertainment and culture spots. It is ...

    Opened in 2015, the Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers 224 smart and well-equipped rooms in the center of Seoul. Situated between the Namsan, Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun neighbourhoods, the hotel is within a short walk of Seoul's top shopping, entertainment and culture spots. It is also just a 2-minute walk from Cheonggyecheon Stream, known as the "Oasis of Seoul". Amenities include complimentary WiFi, a fitness centre and self-service laundry facilities.

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Day 8

Depart Seoul for North America

Today you have free time until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport.

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Monday - Thursdays - except 16-26 Sep 2018

Pricing in CAD from Vancouver

 

Moderate
CAD $

First Class
CAD $

Deluxe
CAD $

2 July - 31 Aug 2018 $4,049 $4,129 $4,729
1 Sep - 2 Dec 2018 $3,299 $3,379 $3,989
3 - 10 Dec 2018 $3,449 $3,519 $4,129
11 - 21 Dec 2018 $4,049 $4,129 $4,729

AIRFARE INFORMATION FOR CANADA:

Toronto - add CA$258
Montreal and Ottawa - add CA$290
Calgary and Edmonton - add CA$100
Winnipeg and Regina - add CA$200
Halifax - add CA$450

Upgrade to Premium Economy - add from CA$1640 per person from Vancouver or CA$2695 for business class, inquire for weekend departures and other gateways.

Pricing in USD from Los Angeles
or San Francisco

 

Moderate
USD $

First Class
USD $

Deluxe 
USD $

2 July - 14 Aug 2018 $2,849 $2,909 $3,369
15 Aug - 9 Dec 2018 $2,829 $2,879 $3,349
10 - 21 Dec 2018 $3,389 $3,449 $3,909

Airfare information for USA:

New York / Chicago / Seattle- add US$100
Boston - add US$50
Seattle - add US$110
Dallas / Miami - add US$300
Denver - add US$240

Upgrade to Business Class - add from US$1802 per person from Los Angeles, inquire for weekend departures and other gateways.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfare from North America to Seoul 
  • Private transfers as per itinerary
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days of touring (combination of group and private touring)
  • English speaking guide
  • Breakfast daily and four lunches

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks

OTHER INFORMATION:

Book by 30 September 2018 and travel 01 July - 21 December 2018. Black out dates 16-26 Sep 2018.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates 16-26 Sep 2018 apply. Pricing for add on fares from alternative cities are from pricing only based in low season travel on Air Canada from Canada and Cathay Pacific from the USA. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


30 Nov 2018
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