Golden Route UNESCO Korea & Jeju Island 9 Days Tour

Day 1: (Fri) Arrive Incheon International Airport, Seoul Korea
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport which has been awarded to World’s Best in Airport Service Quality by Airport Council International, met by our representative and transfer to Seoul which is the center of politics, economy and culture in Korea.
The rest of day is free at your leisure  
Hotel:  Vabien II Suite Hotel, Seoul (4*) or similar

Day 2: (Sat) Seoul - DMZ Tour - Seoul (B)
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 07:30 am, to start DMZ Half day tour 07:30~14:20 (passport is required to join). DMZ Sightseeing include: Imjingak Park - ID check at Unification Bridge - DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - Dorasan Observatory – Dorasan Station - Lunch - ID check at Unification Bridge - Advance Camp - Joint Security Area - Freedom House - Conference Room - UN Guard Post 3 - Bridge of No Return - Imjingak Park - Return to Seoul at 14:30pm. You will be dropped off at Itaewon shopping street. Have your own time to explore exotic Seoul in the afternoon. Back to hotel on your own by taxi or other public transportation. 
Hotel: Vabien II Suite Hotel, Seoul (4*) or similar


Day 3: (Sun) Seoul City Sightseeing - Fly to Jeju Island (B/L)

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at around 9am for Seoul half day sightseeing. You will visit: Gyeongbokgung Palace (Deoksu Palace on Tue), The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum, Korean Ginseng Center and Itaewon Shopping Street. Back to hotel and met by our driver who will t
ransfer you to airport and fly to Jeju  (16:00-17:00). Arrive at Jeju and met by guide. Jeju-do's volcanic island and lava tubes have been registered as UNESCO's world natural heritage. Jeju-do island is the premier tourist destination in Korea because of its stunning natural scenery and superior tourist amenities. Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves lie in harmony and the mild weather makes Jeju-do an even more ideal tourist site. Transfer to hotel and take a rest. 
Hotel: Jeju Lotte, Jeju Island (4*) or similar
(Kal Hotel, Jeju Island or similar on 10 Jul~31 Aug)

Day 4: (Mon) Jeju Island Sightseeing (B/L)
Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit CheonjeyeonFalls (The Pond of God). Continue to the Gyulimseong tangerine farm and followed by a scenic cruise aboard the Seogwipo Pleasure Boat (optional: $30p.p.). Stop for lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Spirited Garden, recognized as the most beautiful garden in the world by the press and renowned guest from around the world who have visited since it opened on July 30.1992 . Take a walk “Olle” a narrow pathway. Complete the day with a walk along the shores of Yongmeori Beach; if closed*, visit Sangbanggulsa cave instead. Dinner on at your own expense and transfer back to hotel.
Hotel: Jeju Lotte, Jeju Island (4*) or simila(Kal Hotel, Jeju Island or similar on 10 Jul~31 Aug)

Day 5: (Tue) Jeju Island Sightseeing - Fly to Busan (B/L) 
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to Seopjikoji - one of the most mysterious sights in Jeju Island, in harmony with seashore made up of grotesque cliffs and dark blue ocean, where you can enjoy trekking on the Olle Path. Visit Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, World Heritage designated by UNESCO. Next, step back in time as you explore the Seongeup Folk Village, renowned for perfectly preserving Korean traditions. This village also boasts many cultural landmarks, such as Confucian shrines and schools, millstones, and more. Have lunch at a local restaurant. If time is available, visit the Museum of Natural History - to have an opportunity to experience and learn about the environment and shows how to preserve the earth's natural beauty. Stop by Korean Jewelry Amethyst and local product store. Transferred back to Jeju Airport and fly to Busan (Gimhae Airport) around 17:00. Arrive Busan, the 2nd largest city in Korea. After met by guide, have dinner on your own expense and transfer to hotel for rest.    
Hotel: Novotel Hotel, Busan (4*) or similar 

Day 6: (Wed) Busan - Gyeongju - Daegu (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Met by our guide at 8:30 am. You will be transferred to Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Along with Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, its historical district has been designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Gyeongju National Museum, & Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) - an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues. Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Daegu city for overnight which is a largest and central city of this province. Check in at Hotel and take a rest.
Hotel: Daegulnterbulgo - EXCO Hotel, Daegu (4*) or similar

Day 7: (Thu) Daegu - Haeinsa Temple - Andong - Sokcho (B/L)
After breakfast, hotel check-out and transferred to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “Tripitaka Koreana”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Andong Hahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was not artificially created; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. And then transfer to Sokcho, a port of fishing boats and commercial ships. Check in at hotel located close to Sokcho seashore.
Hotel: Maremons Hotel, Sokcho seashore (4*) or similar

Day 8: (Fri) Seoraksan National Park - Seoul (B/L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Seoraksan National Park, designated as a natural monument preservation area and as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO. Seorak has been named because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white. The park is spread across 4 cities and counties: Sokcho, Inje, Goseong and Yangyang. The highest peak is Daecheongbong (1,708m), to the east is OeSeorak (outer Seorak) and to the west is NaeSeorak (inner Seorak), which is devided again into North Naeseorak and South Nae Seorak. North Nae Seorak is composed of Bukcheon, which flows to Ingyecheon and Baekdamcheon.

*Shinheungsa temple is a short walk away from the entrance. This temple used to be called Hyanseongsa built by Jajangyulsa (AD590~658), who traveled to famos mountains all over the nation during Queen Jindeok's (?~654) of Silla Dynasty. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times since. (Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car - Optiona: $25p.p.). On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Staute, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine. Past the bridge there is a long stone wall with a Cheongwang door, and you can enter the temple.  

After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, move to Seoul. Tour finish at Express Terminal, Gangnam, Seoul around 18:00pm. Tour guide will help you arrive your hotel.

Hotel: Vabien II Suite Hotel, Seoul (4*) or similar 

Day 9: (Sat) Seoul - Time at Leisure - Incheon International Airport (B)
After breakfast, you will have time at leisure. You will be picked up at your hotel lobby to be transferred to Incheon Airport according to your flight schedule.


 

Below is representative UNECO World Heritage Sites in Korea and hope it will be interesting for you to know more about this tour  

 

  1. Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
  2. Jongmyo Shrine
  3. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  4. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  5. Hwaseong Fortress
  6. Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
  7. Gyeongju Historic Areas
  8. Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
  9. Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
  10. Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong

 

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Price guide

 

 Golden Route of Korea & Jeju Island 9 Days Tour

Tour Code UKR9D
Departure

Every Friday
Adult Price from $2980
Child Price* from $2450
Single Room Supplement from $1495

Valid: 16Aug2016 ~ 31Dec2016

*Child price $2450 is for child between 2-12 yr old to share bed with existing bedding (sharing with 2 adults) 
*Child between 2-12 yr old to have a bed (share room with 1 audlt), is $2880 per child.

 

Inclusions

  • Domestic Airfare: Gimpo (Seoul) - Jeju - Busan
  • 8 nights Hotel
  • Transfers as specified
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast / L= Lunch)
  • All admission fees as specified
  • English speaking guide  

Exclusions

  • International Airfare 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Dinners
  • Personal expenses 
  • Service Charge: US$10 p.p. per day to English Speaking guide/driver
  • Optional Tour fees, if required 

Remark

  • All prices are in AUD, and based on PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. Prices are indicative only and are subject to change at anytime due to currency fluctuations.
  • During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details.
  • Child Price is available from 2-11 years old (inclusive)  with bed & meal, but must sharing room with 2 Adults or would be charged same rate as Adults.
  • Child who is under 2 years old (no bed & no meal) we would charge 10% of adults price.
  • Minimum 2 passengers per group is required.
  • Price last updated: 16AUG2016

B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner

Images of the tours:

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

O"Sulloc Tea House

Halim Park

Seongeup Folk Village

Seogulram Gotto

Bulguksa Temple

Gyeongbok Palace