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BEST OF SOUTH KOREA

10 Days, Seoul to Seoul
BEST OF SOUTH KOREA

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Ready for a unique travel experience? South Korea fits the bill and then some. On this ten-day trip, you'll see the highlights in and around Seoul plus visits to folk vil read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation with breakfast Standard hotels (8 nts), temple (1 nt, multi-share).
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Plane, private van, train, subway, walking)
  • City tour of Seoul
  • DMZ visit
  • City tour of Gyeongju
  • Yangdong Folk Village visit
  • Twin Pagodas visit (Gampo)
  • Tomb of King Munmu visit
  • City tour of Busan
  • Jeju Island highlights tour
  • Internal flights
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 250-300 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Seoul
Day 2 Seoul
Day 3 Seoul
Day 4 Seoul/Gyeongju-si
Day 5 Gyeongju-si/Busan
Day 6 Busan
Day 7 Busan/Jeju-si
Day 8 Jeju-si
Day 9 Jeju-si/Seoul
Day 10 Seoul
Departures
  • Start
  • Finish
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Seoul
  • Gyeongju
  • Busan
  • Jeju Island
  • DAY 1 Seoul

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00 Evening
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Seoul

    Enjoy a city tour in the bustling capital of South Korea. Visit different areas of the city as well as the Gyengbokgung Palace.

    Seoul City Tour
    Seoul
    Enjoy a city tour by private bus in the bustling capital of South Korea. Visit different areas of the city including Gyengbokgung Palace, the National Folklore Museum, and Namdaemun Market, the largest and oldest traditional market in Korea.

    Gyeongbokgung Palace
    Seoul
    Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty built in 1395. The palace has been destroyed many times over, but more than 50 per cent of the buildings are still standing or are restored. The complex is also home to the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.

    Enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own.

    Free Time
    Seoul Afternoon
    Head out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Cheonggyecheon Stream Walking Tour
    Free
    Try out this unique walking tour along a 5.8km (3.6 mi) stretch of stream, next to one of the busiest boulevards in Seoul. Experience the city from a whole different perspective 4.6m (15 ft) below street level. Learn about Seoul while walking past small waterfalls and nearly two dozen overhead bridges.

    Bukchon Hanok Village Exploration
    Seoul
    Free
    Be transported back 600 years into Seoul's past while walking through Bukchon Hanok Village, which boasts the largest cluster of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes (hanok) in Seoul. Keep an eye out for the half-dozen or so alleys that have beautifully restored architectural features like small courtyards, decorative outer walls, and dark tiled roofs.

    Nanta Show (Seoul)
    Seoul
    50000KRW per person
    Check out what all the fuss is about and go see NANTA, Korea's most popular show. Watch the story of four crazy chefs told, not through dialogue, but through the rhythmic banging of knives, pots, and pans. Performed on Broadway, the show has attained international success. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Seoul

    Visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. With over a million soldiers on watch each day, it is one of the last remnants of the Cold War.

    Travel to the DMZ in the morning by private bus and spend about 3-4 hrs visiting the site before returning back to Seoul for another night in the city.

    Private Vehicle
    Seoul - Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) 1h 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Visit
    Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
    Visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) the de facto border between North and South Korea, which cuts the peninsula in half. Created in 1953, it is the most heavily militarized border in the world.

    Private Vehicle
    Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - Seoul 1h 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Seoul Afternoon
    Head out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    K-Pop Show
    Seoul
    Purchase tickets in advance if you want to fit in a K-Pop concert! Recognized by Time magazine as "South Korea's Greatest Export," K-pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop), is a musical genre with girl and boy bands singing, rapping, and performing synchronized dance moves. Taking in a K-Pop concert by one of the many K-Pop groups is a spectacle in itself.

    Visit to Itaewon Neighbourhood
    Seoul
    Free
    Get into the grit of things with a visit to Seoul's Itaewon neighbourhood, the happening place to go. Immerse yourself in bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops, selling everything from tailored suits to furniture, jewelry, and pottery.

    Seoul Museum of History Visit
    Seoul
    Free
    Really get to know Seoul with a stop at the Seoul Museum of History, which highlights each segment of the city's past from the Stone Age to present day. Discover one of the museum's recent creations - a large floor map of Seoul, great for plotting out your next steps! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Seoul/Gyeongju-si

    Travel to Gyeongju and visit sights on an included tour such as the UNESCO sites of Seoguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple.

    Depart Seoul in the morning and travel by high-speed train to Gyeongju, taking just over 2 hrs to reach the city.

    In the afternoon, enjoy an included tour of some local highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage temples.

    Bullet train
    Seoul - Gyeongju-si 2h
    Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight aboard a high-speed train.

    City Tour of Gyeongju
    Gyeongju-si
    Visit sights around Gyeongju on an included tour. See the UNESCO sites of Seoguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple and much more. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Gyeongju-si/Busan

    Take a day trip to Yangdong Folk Village, a UNESCO site, before continuing to Busan.

    Take a private van to visit the 500-year-old UNESCO site of Yangdong Folk Village, located in Gyeongju National Park, to get a feel for life during the early Joseon Dynasty.

    Travel to Gampo to visit the ancient Twin Pagodas (Gameunsa) and the underwater tomb of King Munmu. From there, continue on to Busan. Visit the bustling Jagalchi fish market, Gujesijang market, and Yongdusan Park.

    Private Vehicle
    Gyeongju-si - Yangdong 2h
    Travel to the village and back by private vehicle.

    Yangdong Folk Village
    Yangdong
    Get a fascinating look into life during the Joseon Dynasty on this visit to the Yangdong Folk Village. Founded in the early 1400s, the village boasts well-preserved buildings and has more than 160 homes displaying traditional Joseon architecture within a gorgeous natural setting.

    Private Vehicle
    Gyeongju-si - Gampo-eup 45m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Twin Pagodas of Gampo Visit
    Gampo-eup
    Visit Gameunsaji in the morning for the beautiful light bouncing off the natural scenery and twin stone pagodas. Learn more about this ancient site.

    Underwater Tomb of King Munmu
    Gampo-eup
    Visit the underwater tomb of King Munmu - while the big stone memorial itself may not offer much to look at, the setting and history behind the area is well worth the trip. King Munmu was the first to unify the Korean peninsula, and to ward off any threats after his death, he wanted his ashes scattered off shore to offer eternal protection for his beloved country.

    Private Vehicle
    Gampo-eup - Busan 45m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Jagalchi Fish Market
    Busan
    Discover this market and major attraction at Nampo Port. Wander through the rows of stalls selling everything you can dream of from the sea. Watch as locals haggle for the best price and fishmongers hawk their wares. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Busan

    Enjoy a walk or swim at Haeundae Beach, the most popular beach in South Korea or perhaps a light trek on Dongbaek Island, before an overnight in a local temple.

    Stay in rooms called Ondo. These rooms are very traditional, heated to be cozy and comfortable, with beds made up directly on the floor. The rooms here are multi-share, divided up by male and female rooms. Enjoy a traditional dinner and breakfast during the stay.

    Have the opportunity to learn about temple etiquette, experience the daily drum and bell ritual, craft your own prayer beads and take an easy hike up to the oldest and highest temple in Busan for morning meditation.

    Overnight Temple Stay
    Busan
    Stay in rooms called Ondo, which are very traditional and heated to be cozy and comfortable with beds made up directly on the floor. The rooms here are multi-share, divided up by male and female rooms. Enjoy a traditional dinner and breakfast during the stay. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Busan/Jeju-si

    Enjoy a final morning in Busan before a flight to Jeju Island. Arrive in Jeju in the afternoon.

    Free Time
    Busan Morning
    Get out and explore.

    Plane
    Busan - Jeju-si 1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Jeju-si

    Enjoy a tour of Jeju Island's highlights, including the Manjang Cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seongeup folk village, and Sangumburi crater.

    Jeju Island Tour
    Jeju-si
    Head out on an island tour to see some of the many highlights on offer. Visit the Manjang Cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seongeup folk village, and Sangumburi crater.

    Free Time
    Jeju-si Afternoon
    Explore this beautiful spot.

    Optional Activities
    Nanta Show (Jeju)
    Jeju-do
    50000KRW per person
    Check out what all the buzz is about and go see NANTA, Korea's most popular show. Watch the story of four crazy chefs told, not through dialogue, but through the rhythmic banging of knives, pots and pans. Performed on Broadway, the show has attained international success.

    Submarine Excursion
    Jeju-do
    45000-50000KRW per person
    Don't dive? Try a popular submarine tour that explores the waters at a depth of 40m (130 ft), visiting countless fish, unique coral reefs, and a strange-looking shipwreck. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Jeju-si/Seoul

    Opt to visit some final sights during a free day in Jeju before a short flight back to Seoul.

    Free Time
    Jeju-si Full Day
    Don't waste a minute - get out and explore.

    Plane
    Jeju-si - Seoul 1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Optional Activities
    Visit to Oedolgae
    Jeju-do
    Enjoy a relaxing walk through pine forests on the way to Oedolgae, an impressive 20m (65 ft) tall volcanic basalt pillar jutting out of the ocean. Watch a sunset from the stunning cliffside lookout at Oedolgae, a must-do experience for visitors to the island.

    Visit to Jungmun Beach
    Jeju-do
    Free
    Visit Jungmun Beach, a stretch of white sand accented with black, grey, and red 560m (1800 ft) long with waters that are an average depth of 1.2m (4 ft). Explore the right side of the beach to find Haesikgul Cave, a natural sea cave, or try windsurfing or parasailing - the waves and wind here provide the perfect conditions. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Seoul

    Depart at anytime. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 250-300 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. Important Notes

    1. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are Max 16, avg 12 passengers travelling on this tour.
    2. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.
    3. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.
    4. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 4.50% payable to Govt. of India.
    5. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
    6. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.
    7. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.


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