South Korea Express

Duration

7 days

Guaranteed

6 travellers

Group size

16 travellers

Price

From AUD $ 3,008

WHAT TO EXPECT

Discover the fascinating contrast between South Korea’s modern cities and its ancient history. As you explore Seoul and Busan, you’ll be swept up in the energy of urban life, experiencing the pulse of contemporary Korean culture. But it’s in Gyeongju where you’ll truly step back in time. Known as the “Museum Without Walls,” this UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the historical capital of the Silla Kingdom. And as you spend a morning learning and experiencing the temple life of monks, you’ll be struck by the deep spiritual roots that still run through this land.

Itinerary

Welcome to Korea! Meet your guide at Incheon airport and take a private transfer to your hotel where you will stay for the next two nights. Enjoy a traditional welcome Korean dinner to meet your fellow travellers.

Meals included:
  • Dinner
  • Today you will visit the main sights of Seoul starting with the Gyeongbok Palace, the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. After lunch visit the 600 year old Bukchon Hanok Village before ending the day with views over Seoul from the 236 metre tall N Seoul Tower.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of Seoul
  • Unique – Visit the 600 year old Buckchon Village
  • Panoramic views of Seoul from the N Seoul Tower
  • Travel from Seoul to Gyeongju, the old capital city of the Shilla Kingdom. After a local lunch (included), visit UNESCO World Heritage Bulgulska Temple with its lovely pagodas and bridges, Seokguram Grotto (one of Asia’s most magnificent Buddhist shrines) and the Gyeongju National Museum to see the treasures of the Shilla Kingdom.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Bulgulska Temple
  • Visit Gyeongju National Museum
  • This morning travel to Busan, South Korea’s main port and second largest city. Visit the UN Memorial Cemetery, Jagalchi Fish Market the largest in South Korea, the vibrant international market and Busan Tower at Yongdusan Park.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of Busan’s main attractions
  • Visit the UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Unique – Visit Jagaichi Fish Market, the largest in South Korea
  • Spend the day wandering in the streets of Busan to discover what this city has to offer, before heading back to Seoul.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Wandering in the streets of Busan
  • Today you will experience and learn about Temple Life in Korea. This will include a Temple Tour, Yebul or Ceremonial Service, tea time with a monk and temple food for lunch. Spend the free afternoon to explore Seoul at your own pace. The day will conclude with a Korean BBQ farewell dinner.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Spiritual – Experience and learn about Temple Life in Korea
  • Taste – Enjoy a traditional Korean BBQ
  • It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Inclusions

    • Insider Experiences

      Spiritual - Experience and learn about Temple Life in Korea
      Taste - Enjoy a traditional Korean BBQ
      Unique - Visit the 600 year old Buckchon Village
      Unique - Visit Jagaichi Fish Market, the largest in South Korea

    • Accommodation

      6 nights in 3-4 star hotels


    • Meals

      Daily breakfast
      3 local lunches
      2 local dinners

    • Transport

      Airport transfer on arrival and departure
      Air-conditioned vehicle
      All high-speed train travel as specified in the itinerary

    • Touring

      English speaking tour guide
      All entrance fees

    Departure dates & rates

    START DATEEND DATEPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOM
    Saturday, 10 June 2023Friday, 16 June 202330083533
    Saturday, 24 June 2023Friday, 30 June 202330083533
    Saturday, 8 July 2023Friday, 14 July 202330083533
    Saturday, 22 July 2023Friday, 28 July 202330083533
    Saturday, 5 August 2023Friday, 11 August 202330083533
    Saturday, 19 August 2023Friday, 25 August 202330083533
    Saturday, 2 September 2023Friday, 8 September 202330083533
    Saturday, 16 September 2023Friday, 22 September 202330083533
    Saturday, 30 September 2023Friday, 6 October 202330083533
    Saturday, 14 October 2023Friday, 20 October 202330083533
    Saturday, 28 October 2023Friday, 3 November 202330083533
    Saturday, 11 November 2023Friday, 17 November 202330083533
    Saturday, 25 November 2023Friday, 1 December 202330083533
    Saturday, 9 December 2023Friday, 15 December 202330083533
    Saturday, 6 January 2024Friday, 12 January 202430083533
    Saturday, 20 January 2024Friday, 26 January 202430083533
    Saturday, 3 February 2024Friday, 9 February 202430083533
    Saturday, 17 February 2024Friday, 23 February 202430083533
    Saturday, 2 March 2024Friday, 8 March 202430083533
    Saturday, 16 March 2024Friday, 22 March 202430083533
    Saturday, 30 March 2024Friday, 5 April 202430083533

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