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Combining history and culture, this is a perfect tour for people who have 7 days to dedicate to South Korea and who wish to experience and learn about the culture and history of this wonderful country. South Korea eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gyeongju and Andong city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Day 1 – Arrival into Seoul – On arrival at Seoul Incheon International Airport you will be greeted by our airport representative who will provide the transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 2 – Seoul Sightseeing – This morning at the completion of breakfast meet your guide in the hotel foyer and embark on a day of sightseeing in Seoul. The first visit is to Gwanghwamun Gate, founded in 1395 by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Next, explore Gyeongbok Palace (Changdeok Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces before passing by the Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Continue to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea’s premier shopping destinations before proceeding to Namsangol Hanok Village where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. The final visit is to the Seoul Tower. Located on a hill and standing 479 metres tall it offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas, and is very impressive to visit at dusk. On the return to your hotel late in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to stop by a duty free store for some shopping. (B,L)
Day 3 – Seoul to Busan via Jinju – Enjoy an early breakfast this morning before meeting your tour guide in the hotel foyer before departing for Jinjuseong Fortress, the castle had been frequently destroyed by the Japanese invasion and was later reinforced by Jinju’s minister, Kim Jung-gwang during the fifth year of Goryeo Woo King’s reign (1379). Proceed to Nurimaru APEC House, meaning a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting. You will continue to Centum City Shopping Mall in Busan, Korea’s most sought-out shopping destination. Complete the evening with dinner at a local restaurant before returning to our hotel for the evening. (B,L,D)
Day 4 -Busan to Gyeongju via Ulsan – This morning bid farewell to Busan as you travel to Ulgi Park, littered with rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean. Continue to Gyeongju and visit Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. The temple was originally called ‘Hwaeom Bulguksa Temple’ or ‘Beopryusa Temple’ and was rebuilt by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774), who started rebuilding the temple in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok. Explore Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Anapji Pond. Complete the day with dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel to enjoy the evening at your own leisure. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Gyeongju to Pyeongchang via Andong – This morning visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well known for its traditional houses. Continue to the Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji paper making process. Proceed to Pyeongchang and check in hotel. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants and the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L,D)
Day 6 -Pyeongchang to Seoul via Yangyang – At the completion of breakfast visit Jumunjin Seafood Market, one of the biggest in South Korea including a variety of fresh seafood caught on the East Coast. The next stop is a visit to Yangyang where you can enjoy a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy its natural beauty. In the afternoon return to Seoul and enjoy the reminder of the day at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 7 – Seoul – Enjoy your last day free on your own time in Seoul before meeting your driver in the hotel foyer who will provide the transfer to Incheon International Airport for your onward flight. (B)
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