Much like Japan, South Korea provides a fascinating blend of age-old traditions and culture with modern, high-tech cities. Green hills and cherry trees; Buddhist temples and chanting monks; coastal fishing villages and tropical islands; Seoul's 600-year-old city walls and one of Asia's least known, but most delicious, cuisines.
Gongsanseong Fortress • Tea Ceremony • Temples • Villages • Odongdo Island • Ulgi Park • Seoul
Day 1 & 2 Fly from the UK to Seoul.
Day 3 Visit Gongju and Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle. Next, experience the tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk at Magoksa Temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungcheongnam-do Province.
Day 4 Leave for Jeonju and visit Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. Continue to Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas before leaving for Gwangju.
Day 5 Travel to the beautiful Boseong Green Tea Plantation. Next, visit Naganeupseong Folk Village. Then explore Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park, stop by Yongsan Observatory to see the bay's beautiful view.
Day 6 Take a ferry to Odongdo Island and walk along the breakwater amidst 70 species of wild flowers. Continue to Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Then travel to Busan and head to Nurimaru APEC House and visit Centum City Shopping Mall, Korea's most sought-out shopping destination.
Day 7 Visit Ulgi Park, home to fascinating rock formations, the result of millennia of erosion by the wind and the sea. Next, explore Bulguksa Temple, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and explore Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Anapji Pond.
Day 8 Visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional homes. Next, visit Hanji Theme Park and experience the Hanji paper making process.
Day 9 Visit Jumunjin Seafood Market before travelling to Yangyang for a short walk at Jujeongol, Mount Seorak and take in the natural setting. Transfer to Seoul.
Day 10 Transfer to the airport and fly to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
All hotels are a minimum standard of 4 star. Full details of the hotels will be provided with your quotation.
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Korea
• 8 nights hotel accommodation with:
• Transport/excursions/admissions with many extras not stated in the itinerary (full details available on request)
• English speaking guides
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