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South Korea 8-Night Comprehensive Tour from Seoul

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    Day 1: [2020]Day 1 (Fri): Seoul (X/X/X)

    Pass By: Seoul, Seoul
    Upon arrival at Incheon International airport, professional driver will greet you with name board and take you to hotel safely by private basis. After check in on own, rest of the day is at leisure.
    (*Hotel check in will be available after 2pm.)

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong
    Address: 52 Toegye-ro, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Phone: +82 2-2283-3000

    Day 2: [2020]Day 2 (Sat): Seoul – Gongju – Daejeon (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Magoksa Temple, 567, Unam-ri, Sagok-myeon, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do 314-872 South Korea
    Leave for Gongju, the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom (18BC - 660AD). Experience meditation & conversation over tea with a monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungnam Province.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, 37, Wangneung-ro, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do 32535 South Korea
    Next, visit Tomb of Muryeong King with the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb. Then continue to move on to Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period. You will enjoy archery experience there.
    Duration: 1 minute

    Pass By: Daejeon, Daejeon
    Transfer to Daejeon which is a hub city of Korea and famous for its hot springs. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure in your hotel and the indoor spa offering high quality natural waters.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel InterCiti Daejeon or Similar (4 Star)

    Day 3: [2020]Day 3 (Sun): Daejeon – Jeonju – Jinan - Gwangju (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Jeonju Hanok Village, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
    After breakfast, transfer to Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. The village is famous among tourists because of its atmosphere that strongly contrast with the modern city around it. Choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions.
    You will explore Gyeonggijeon Shrine which was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty.
    Afterward you will have Jeonju Bibimbab lunch and taste Makkolli (Korean traditional Wine) at a local restaurant.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Tapsa Temple, 8, Dongchon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do 567-872 South Korea
    Then, visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Next, leave for Gwangju located in the southwest corner of Korea for overnight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Gwangju or Similar (5 Star)

    Day 4: [2020]Day 4 (Mon): Gwangju – Boseong – Suncheon – Yeosu (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Bongsan-ri, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do South Korea
    After breakfast, visit Boseong Green Tea Plantation that is very beautiful, full of green tea fields and cedar trees. You will also have a chance to taste Boseong Green Tea.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, 30 Chungmin-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
    Next, visit Suncheon Naganeupseong Folk Village where you can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Suncheonman-gil, Dosa-dong, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
    Then explore Suncheonman Bay, thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man and then stop by Yongsan Observatory to see the bay's beautiful view.

    Finally, move to Yeosu, one of the country's most picturesque port cities especially at night.
    Celebrate the night in Yeosu by watching the view of the seaside village.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hidden Bay Hotel, Yeosu or Similar (5 Star)

    Day 5: [2020]Day 5 (Tue): Yeosu – Jinju - Busan (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Yeosu, Yeosu, Jeollanam-do
    After breakfast, take Yeosu Cable Car offering the safe yet thrilling experience with the gondola to operate over seawater. Enjoy the scenery of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jinjuseong, Bonseong-dong Bonseong-dong, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do 52692 South Korea
    Next, visit Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Haeundae Beach, Haeundae-gu, Busan South Korea
    Afterward, transfer to Busan and enjoy the rest of the day on own after dinner. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Haeundae Beach known for its modern feel. You may spend fantastic night time at cafes and pubs. Also you can enjoy watching busking along the shoreline as well as Haeundae Market. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan or Similar (5 Star)

    Day 6: [2020]Day 6 (Wed): Busan –Gyeongju (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Nurimaru APAC House, 116, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48100 South Korea
    After breakfast, visit Nurimaru APEC House, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.” Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
    Next, head to Gyeongju, and explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Daereungwon, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
    Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
    The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. (constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather.)

    After the dinner, feel free to enjoy on own around walk through Bomun lake.
    Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants.
    After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar (5 Star)

    Day 7: [2020]Day 7 (Thu): Gyeongju – Andong – Wonju – Pyeongchang (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
    After breakfast, transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees.
    Hahoe Village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Hanji Theme Park, 151, Hanjigongwon-gil, Wonju, Gangwon-do South Korea
    Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. A short transfer will bring you to your hotel in Pyeongchang.
    Duration: 2 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or Similar (5 Star)

    Day 8: [2020]Day 8 (Fri): Pyeongchang – Gangreung – Yangyang(Mt.Seorak) - Seoul (B/L/X)

    Stop At: Pyeongchang-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yangyang-gun, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
    Finally, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: TMark Grand Hotel Myeongdong or Similar (4 Star)

    Day 9: [2020]Day 9 (Sat): Seoul-Depart to next destination (B/X/X)

    Pass By: Seoul, Seoul
    After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis.
    Depart to next destination.

    (*Hotel check out time will be 12:00 noon and hotel breakfast is available from 7am.)

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Incheon International Airport Terminal, Unseo-dong, Incheon, South Korea
    Departure Time
    Vary depending on your flight arrival schedule
    9 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • 8-night accommodation in 5-star hotels
    • Round-trip private airport/hotel transfers on your arrival and departure day
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off available (Seoul only)
    • Transport by van, minibus and/or coach
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Magoksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong
    • Entry/Admission - Jeonju Hanok Village
    • Entry/Admission - Tapsa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
    • Entry/Admission - Nagan Eupseong Folk Village
    • Entry/Admission - Jinjuseong
    • Entry/Admission - Nurimaru APAC House
    • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Daereungwon
    • Entry/Admission - Cheomseongdae Observatory
    • Entry/Admission - Andong Hahoe Folk Village
    • Entry/Admission - Hanji Theme Park
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Round-trip international and all domestic air ticket
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Service beyond the itinerary
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Bookings must be made at least 4 days prior to the travel date. Any booking made within 4 days will be rejected
    • In order to process your booking, the following information is required at time of booking in advance: Arrival & Departure Flight Details including Date/Airline Code/Flight No./Time
    • Price based on double occupancy. Single supplement charge of $580 will be added if single occupancy is requested - if an odd number of travelers except for ONE person (i.e. 3, 5, 7 and so on..), a triple bed OR a roll-out bed may be requested and added by sending a note to the supplier
    • At the time of booking, please inform the tour operator where you would like to be picked up; tour operator contact information will be on your confirmation voucher
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Since we guarantee 100% departure for Discover Korea tours, your group may be joined with other Western Korea 4 Days and Eastern Korea 4 Days tour groups. Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join your group
    • Transportation : Van (1-4pax) or mini coach (5-9pax) or medium-sized coach (10-17pax) or large-sized coach (18pax~)
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I was on this tour from August 23rd to August 30th. Our guide was Mark. I can't say enough about this tour. Truly fantastic. I learned so much from Mark and the places we visited. Highly recommended.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ray2129
    Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

    It was a wonderful experience, and it was an honor for me to see South Korea and it’s people. Thank you so much 😊 Hind

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Hind M
    HANATOURITC, 매니저 at HanaTour ITC - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

    Dear Hind We Hanatouritc is an honor to see a review of this expression from you Thank you for taking a good memory about Discove Korea Tour

    Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

    Took 7 night Discover Korea with Hana Tours last month. Booked through RC Tour Network in the U.S. In addition, took the one day DMZ tour before the tour began, and the Seoul Day Tour after finishing Discover Korea. Cannot speak highly enough about the...More

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    HANATOURITC, 매니저 at HanaTour ITC - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

    Dear calwashore Thank you for keeping a good memories about South Korea and your wonderful review Also thank you for your interest in K- dremas

    Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

    An excellent general tour of South Korea which was very well organised, providing visits to a diversity of tourist attractions and taste of local cuisines. Every meal was different. Hotels were all five star. Our tour guide Mr Baek Jae Won was very competent, knowledgeable,...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank BinkyAndBlossom
    Reviewed May 22, 2018

    I have just returned from the Seven day six night discover Korea tour( arrival and departure by self hence 6 nights) . I booked my tour are through Tour radar after unsuccessfully trying to deal with Hana USA as I'm Australian and $ and times...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    DiscoverKoreaTour, 매니저 at HanaTour ITC - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! We are deeply flattered to hear your feedback. You had probably traveled with our tour guide, Mr. Mark and Mr. Jun. It makes us really happy to hear you were able to enjoy...More

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