Golden Route of South Korea 8 Days Highlight Tour

Day 1: (Wed) Arrive Seoul Incheon International Airport - Seoul 
Upon arrival at Incheon Intl Airport, meet with driver on arrival lobby for Private Transfer to Seoul city.
Today is time at leisure, which you may explore the many popular spots in Seoul on your own, e.g. MyeongDong, Dongdamen, Nandamen, N Seoul Tower... etc
Hotel: Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro or similar 3*


Day 2: (Thu) Seoul City Tour (B/L)
After breakfast, meet with tour guide at hotel lobby at 8:30-9:00AM for today's sightseeing. 
Firstly, we will visit Gyeongbokgung Palace (or Deoksu Palace on Tue), The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum, Korean Gingsen Centre or Amethyst Souvenir. Afternoon visit the Korean Folk Village where you can experience the traditional Korean culture  from the late Joseon Dynasty. It is a large culture village that houses more than 260 different types of traditional buildings of each provinces. Return to hotel in late afternoon about 6PM.
Hotel: Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro or similar 3*
 

Day 3: (Fri) Seoul - Gongju - Jeonju (B)

After breakfast, your own arrangement to meeting point this morning.  Meet our guide at parking lot in front of Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at Gwanghwamun Intersection,Seoul at 08:00 am -> Depart Seoul to Gongju(130Km/1.5hours) -> Visit The Tomb of King Muryeong -> Gongsanseong Fortress (UNESCO) -> Stop by Nakhwaam Cliff Observatory where 3000 court ladies of Baekje plunged into the river to avoid being captured and dishonored when enemy breached the castle on the last day of the Kingdom -> Proceed to Jeonju (80Km/1 hr) to visit *Jeonju Hanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok. -> Check-into your hotel and have leisure time. 

Hotel: Jeonju Ramada Hotel or similar 4* 


Day 4: (Sat) Jeonju - Gwangju - Suncheon - Yeosu - Gwangyang (B)

Breakfast at your hotel -> Transfer to Gwangju (1hr20mins), the leading city of Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea.  Visit *May 18th National Cemetery  -> Proceed to Suncheon (100km/ 1hr) where you will visit *Suncheon Bay Garden -> Move to Yeosu, a port city and look around the Historic Site of Admiral Yi Sun-sin's Path.  Transfer to Gwangyang and check in at hotel. 

Hotel:  Gwangyang Lacky Hotel or similar 4*


Day 5: (Sun) Gwangyang - Jinju - Busan - Gyeongju (B)

Breakfast at your hotel -> Jinjuseong Fortress – Chokseoknu edifice historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592. -> Move to Busan (100Km/1.5hrs) -> Arrive at Gimhae domestic airport -> Depart from Gimhae domestic airport (1st floor, Ticket office of the bus) -> Pick up customers to join us in front of Toyoko inn hotel, Busan Station 13:00PM -> Transfer to Jagalchi- Fishery Market, Korea’s largest seafood market -> Haeundae Beach & Dongbaek Park -> Transfer to Gyeongju (100Km/ 1hr30min) -> Check into your hotel and leisure Time
Hotel: Commodore Hotel Gyeongju or similar 4*  

  

Day 6: (Mon) Gyeongju - Andong - Wonju (B)

Breakfast at your hotel  -> *UNESCO World Heritage Seokguram Grotto (Optional : US$6 p.p.) -> *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 Andong Hahoe Folk Village (170km/ 2hr 30min) -> Arrive at Parking lot of Hahoe Folk Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was naturally formed with people who actually live there. It has become world-famous for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II of The Great Britain. -> Depart from Parking lot of Hahoe Folk Village -> Move to Wonju (155km/ 2hrs) decorated with the Chiaksan Mountain and the Seom River that circles the area, and as the capital of Gangwon Province for 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty, it maintains rich tradition and cultural relics.-> Check into your hotel and leisure time. 
Hotel:
Wonju Interburgo Hotel
 or similar 4*  


Day 7: (Tue) Wonju - Mt. Seorak -  Seoul (B)

Breakfast at your hotel -> Transfer to Pyeongchang (95km/ 1hour 20min) -> Visit the venue of 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Ski Jumping Stadium, not Tower).  -> Proceed to Mt. Seorak National Park (UNESCO) (50km/ 1hr), Mt. Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea's most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982.-> *Cable car to Gwongeumseong fortress (Optional: US$10 p.p.) -> Transfer to Seoul (195km/ 3hrs) -> Arrive at Seoul at 18:00PM (Drop off: Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building at Gwanghwamun Intersection).

Hotel: Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro or similar 3*

 

Day 8: (Wed) Seoul (B) 
After breakfast & check out, enjoy your time at leisure in Seoul. 
Meet with driver at hotel lobby 4 hours before your flight departure time and transfer to Incheon (ICN) Intl Airport for your onward flight. 
 



Seasonal Special Schedule

Our course is subject to season (Spring and Fall) which will maximize your experience with seasonal nature.

Departure date

Seasonal special course

Skipped places due to seasonal course

Early March

Enjoy Camellia flower on Odongdo

Instead of Fish Market, night scene at Yeosu.

End of March ~ Early April

Enjoy Cherry Blossom Festival at Jinhae

Instead of Jinjuseong Castle, Chokseknu edifice

Mid of APR

Cherry Blossom on Mt.Gyeryong

Cherry Blossom at Naju- city

Instead of The Tomb of King Muryeong, Gongsanseong, Baekje Cultural Land, Goransa Temple and Nakhwaam bluff by boat

Enjoy Tulip along Namhae-city

Instead of Jinjuseong Fortress, Chokseoknu edifice

Mid~End of OCT

Early~Mid Nov

Enjoy the scarlet maple leaves on Mt.Naejang

instead of Jeonju Hanok Village

* Above schedule is subject to change due to local circumstance and season. 

 


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Price guide

 

Golden Route of South Korea 8 Days Highlight Tour

 

Departure: Every Wednesday

Tour Code: KRU8DA

  Adult 
Price:
Single
Supplement:
  fr A$1780 + A$870

 

Departure Dates in 2020:

JAN  08, 15, 29

FEB  05, 12, 19, 26

MAR  04, 11, 18, 25

APR  01, 08, 15, 22, 29

MAY  06, 13, 20, 27

JUN  03, 10, 17, 24

JUL  01, 08, 15, 22, 29

AUG  05, 12, 19, 26

SEP  02, 09, 16, 23

OCT  07, 14, 21, 28

NOV  04, 11, 18, 25

DEC  02, 09, 16, 23

 

  • All rates shown are PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE unless stated otherwise.
  • Surcharge + A$175 p.p. twn share for high peak season* in Korea
  • Prices are valid for tavel until 31DEC2020.
  • Blackout periods (closing dates): 
    Lunar New Year Holiday (24JAN2020)
    Korea Thanks Giving Holiday (30SEP2020)
    End of Year (31DEC2020)
  • QUAD Room unavailable. TRIPLE Room avaialble at same price as TWIN/DBL Room
  • *High peak season in 2020: 01APR, 29APR, 15JUL, 22JUL, 29JUL, 05AUG, 12AUG, 19AUG, 26AUG, 07OCT, 21OCT, 28OCT, 23DEC

 

 

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation (3~4 star hotels)
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Meals as specified (B=7, L=1)
  • Admission and Entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • English & Korean speaking tour guide throughout the whole tour

Exclusions

  • Optional tour fee
  • Drinks & Food not mentioned in your itinerary
  • Tips US$10 p.p. per day is recommended 
  • Passports & Visa (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other items of a personal nature. 

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 with extra-bed is the same as adult and child price without bed is 80% of adult. 
    Infant under 24 months is free of charge / Child Price apply to 25months~5 years old / Adult Price apply to children > 6 years old
    Booking for 1 Adult + 1 Child in a shared TWN Room = Pay for 2 Adults Fee 
  • Minimum 2 passengers per group is required.
  • Price last updated: 23JAN2020

B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner