UNESCO World Heritage Korea 8 Days 7 Nights Tour

Day 1: (Sun) Fly to JEJU ISLAND
Fly to Jeju Airport and meet your tour guide at Jeju Airport (CJU) at around 10:00am (upon exiting customs) and then head out to Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Rock). Admire the majestic rock formations and deep-blue waters. Continue to Halla Arboretum to see 909 kinds of native trees and subtropical plants and you can meet the four-season flower forest, colorful forests, and the beautiful seasons of mother nature. Stop for lunch at local restaurant.  And then, move to enjoy a variety of performances with Korean classical music, EL dance & B-boy, Wassup in Jeju (optional: US$30p.p.) and can take pictures with them. Continue to the Yakchunsa Temple which is the  greatest and largest in the East and serves 30 thousand budda statues in it.  Check-in at hotel.

Hotel:  Lotte Hotel Jeju (5 stars) or similar (KAL Hotel 4* or similar on 10JUL~31AUG) 


Day 2: (Mon) Jeju (B)
Breakfast at hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Cheonjeyeon Falls (The Pond of God), Continue to the Gyulimseong tangerine farm and followed by a scenic cruise aboard the Seogwipo Pleasure Boat (optional, US$18 p.p.). Stop for lunch at the local restaurant (your own expense).  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 Sanbanggulsa cave instead. Dinner on your own arrangement and transfer to hotel.
Hotel:  Lotte Hotel Jeju (5 stars) or similar (KAL Hotel 4* or similar on 10JUL~31AUG) 


Day 3: (Tue) Jeju - Fly to Busan (B)
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 a lunch at local restaurant. If time is available, visit the Musuem 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. Transfer back to Jeju Airport and Fly to your next destination around 17:00, Busan (Gimhae airport), the 2nd largest city in Korea. After met by guide, have a dinner on your own and transfer to hotel.
Hotel: Busan Grand Hotel (4 stars)  or similar 


Day 4: (Wed) Busan - Gyeongju - Daegu (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Met by our guide at 08:30 am. Move 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. GyeongjuNational Museum, & Cheomgseongdae Astronomical ObservatorySeokguram 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. Hotel check-in and take a rest.
Hotel:  Hotel Interbulgo-EXCO, Daegu (4 stars) or similar 

 

Day 5: (Thu) Daegu - Haeinsa Temple - Andong - Gangneung (B)
After breakfast and check-out from hotel, move to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National ParkHaeinsa 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. And then transfer 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 Villagehas become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. And then transfer to Gangneung, one of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic cities.  Check in at hotel and take a rest.
Hotel:  Gangneung Value Hotel (4 stars) or similar 


Day 6: (Fri) Mt. Seorak - Seoul Gangnam Express Terminal (B)
After breakfast and transfer to Seoraksan National Park, which the peaks break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea's most famous national park.  UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to so many are species found here.  Visit Sinheungsa-temple located in Mt. Seorak which is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, built by a great monk Jajangyulsa (590~658).  (Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car US$15 p.p.).  Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area.  After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, move back to Seoul.  Our tour will finish at Gangnam Express Terminal at around 18:00pm.  Tour guide will assist your own transfer to hotel by taxi (your own expense approx. A$5 per car) or by train to your hotel in Seoul city. 

Hotel: Fraser Place Hotel, Seoul (4 stars) or similar

 
Day 7: (Sat) Seoul City Sightseeing (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 Ginseng Centre. After lunch, visit Korean Folk Village (90 mins drive), where you can experience the Korean culture of the late Joseon Dynasty. It is a huge village that has about 260 different types of traditional house of each provinces. Return to hotel in late afternoon.

Hotel: Fraser Place Hotel, Seoul (4 stars) or similar

 

Day 8: (Sun) Seoul - Time at Leisure (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, Have your own time to explore exotic Seoul City


Seoul’s shopping scene is gradually seeing a shift away from street side markets, and towards big box stores and megaplex malls. Regardless of where you shop, you’re certain to find some great bargains, particularly on items like eyeglass frames, shoes, cosmetics and non-designer clothes. Let’s focus on some of the best places to shop in Seoul.

MYEONGDONG
One of the busiest markets in Seoul, Myeongdong is visited by about a million shoppers every day. Myeongdong’s shops are home to thousands of brands, including luxury brands as well as local products sold at reasonable prices. If you are looking for inexpensive but good quality products, Myeongdong market is a good place to check out, particularly if you’re interested in cosmetics or skin care products.

COEX MALL
COEX is the biggest underground shopping mall in Asia. Be prepared to spend more than a few hours in this massive mall, filled with book stores, restaurants, clothing brands, sports stores and much, much more. Stores range from budget shops to expensive showrooms. In addition to shops, you’ll also find game arcades, museums, and multiplexes.

INSA-DONG
Insa-dong is one of Seoul’s most important markets, where you’ll find old and precious traditional goods. This market is home to several galleries that hold Korean fine art pieces, including sculptures and paintings. Apart from these galleries, there are several restaurants and teahouses that offer delicious snacks. Each shop in Insa-dong offers something unique, which is why the market is very popular among people of all ages. Although there are many beautiful items here, it’s definitely not one of Seoul’s more budget-friendly markets. However, even if you don’t plan to buy anything, Insa-dong is a great place to take a peek at traditional Korean culture and enjoy the street festivities.

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Price guide

 

UNESCO World Heritage
Korea 8 Days 7 Nights Tour
Tour Code:  KRU8DB
Departure: Every Sunday

Adult Price: 


Child Price:


Single Supplement:

$3100 p.p. 
twn share

 

TBA 


+$1230


Valid: 01JAN2019 ~ 31DEC2019

 

 

Inclusions

  • Domestic flights (Seoul->Jeju->Busan)
  • 7 Nights hotel accommodation (3-5 star hotels)
  • All Transfers
  • Meals as specified (B=7, L=1)
  • Admission and Entrance fees
  • 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. 
  • International airfare from Australia to Korea

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.
  • Last price updated: 13DEC2018

B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner


Images of the Tour: 

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Seongeup Folk Village

Seokguram Gotto

Bulguksa Temple