Incredible Seoul, Incredible South Korea! (8 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS) - Elite Voyages

Incredible Seoul, Incredible South Korea! (8 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS)

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Seoul, where the traditional and the modern coexist in harmony. When factoring in nearby areas, Seoul is considered the second largest metropolitan area in the world, and fourth in most economically powerful. So much history, culture, and tradition are embraced and intertwined with the modern age, that one might think they are in the setting of a fictional novel. Ancient temples, shrines, and waterways weave between towering skyscrapers, bullet trains, and modern-day supercar highways.  Truly something to experience, the scenery, architecture, and culture of South Korea is a memory to cherish.

As rich in culture as it is in history, most outsiders have a very different perception of South Korea than the reality. Much of this is attributed to the conflict with North Korea, where the DMZ near Gaesung city in North Korea, was heavily involved in the Korea war (1950 ~ 1953) and continues to be an area of tension between the neighboring countries. Explore the DMZ up-close and the rest of South Korea on Elite Voyage’s “Incredible Seoul, Incredible South Korea! 8-days, 6-nights” tour.

 

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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8 Days
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Seoul, where the traditional and the modern coexist in harmony. When factoring in nearby areas, Seoul is considered the second largest metropolitan area in the world, and fourth in most economically powerful. So much history, culture, and tradition are embraced and intertwined with the modern age, that one might think they are in the setting of a fictional novel. Ancient temples, shrines, and waterways weave between towering skyscrapers, bullet trains, and modern-day supercar highways.  Truly something to experience, the scenery, architecture, and culture of South Korea is a memory to cherish.

As rich in culture as it is in history, most outsiders have a very different perception of South Korea than the reality. Much of this is attributed to the conflict with North Korea, where the DMZ near Gaesung city in North Korea, was heavily involved in the Korea war (1950 ~ 1953) and continues to be an area of tension between the neighboring countries. Explore the DMZ up-close and the rest of South Korea on Elite Voyage’s “Incredible Seoul, Incredible South Korea! 8-days, 6-nights” tour.

 

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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All about the Incredible Seoul, Incredible South Korea! (8 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS).

Seoul, where the traditional and the modern coexist in harmony. When factoring in nearby areas, Seoul is considered the second largest metropolitan area in the world, and fourth in most economically powerful. So much history, culture, and tradition are embraced and intertwined with the modern age, that one might think they are in the setting of a fictional novel. Ancient temples, shrines, and waterways weave between towering skyscrapers, bullet trains, and modern-day supercar highways.  Truly something to experience, the scenery, architecture, and culture of South Korea is a memory to cherish.

As rich in culture as it is in history, most outsiders have a very different perception of South Korea than the reality. Much of this is attributed to the conflict with North Korea, where the DMZ near Gaesung city in North Korea, was heavily involved in the Korea war (1950 ~ 1953) and continues to be an area of tension between the neighboring countries. Explore the DMZ up-close and the rest of South Korea on Elite Voyage’s “Incredible Seoul, Incredible South Korea! 8-days, 6-nights” tour.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 6-night hotel accommodations on twin bed sharing basis
  • Transfer by a driver
  • Tours per above itinerary with English guide
  • Admission fee, parking fee, toll fee
  • KTX train ticket for Seoul – Gyeongju / Busan – Seoul on business class
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guide and driver tip
  • Meal (Lunch, Dinner)
  1. Day 1 Departure from U.S. gateway

    On board the flight to incredible South Korea!

  2. Day 2 Arrive Incheon – Seoul

    Meet a driver at Incheon airport and transfer to Seoul, checking in the hotel.

    Hotel: Le Maridien Seoul (Deluxe)

    Lotte Hotel or similar (Luxury)

  3. Day 3 Seoul l Old Town

    Meet a guide at hotel and Head for Sarangchae Presidential office (Blue house). This exhibition is displayed for portraits of successive presidents and introductions of blue house. Take photo from entrance of blue house and transfer to Bukchon Hanok Village. There are lot of interested allays to see traditional style of residence, called Hanok. You can see atmosphere of old Seoul in that village There are a lot of delicious Korean restaurants, tea houses and unique clothes shops in Samcheondong street near it. If you want to experience to make pottery, traditional accessary, and Kimchi, you can make it with a master. After lunch, you visit Gyeongbok Palace built in 1395, watching the changing of guarding. There were more than 500 buildings during Joseon Dynasty. Next to the palace is Korean Folk Museum you understand ancient life as well as culture of Korea for 5000 years. Have lunch / Transfer to Seoul N Tower, driving along Mt. Namsan. You can find meet lover locker trees where a couple write their wishes into lock and use elevators on the top enjoying panorama view in Seoul. Transfer to Gwangjang markets which is famous for foods on the street such as mug bean, alive octopus, fish cake, raw beef (Beef Sashimi), and so on. Transfer to hotel.

    Hotel: Le Maridien Seoul (Deluxe)

    Lotte Hotel or similar (Luxury)

  4. Day 4 Seoul – Paju – Seoul l DMZ & JSA

    Meet a guide and transfer to Paju to join DMZ tour. The military Demarcation Line (MDL) which winds

    241km (155miles) across the Korea Peninsula from East to West is surrounded by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Under the provision of Armistice Agreement(cease-fire) signed on July 1953, both sides pulled back 2km from the last line of military contact (MDL) to insure peace, to watch and guard against, any resumption of hostilities, DMZ is a buffer Zone ceasing all military and hostile actions and well known for its practical ecosystem. You go to Freedom Bridge, 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory Tower to see north Korea. After lunch, you visit JSA (Joint Security Area) where North and South Korea solider face each other. head for Seoul, to drop off city hall.

    Hotel: Le Maridien Seoul (Deluxe)

    Lotte Hotel or similar (Luxury)

  5. Day 5 Seoul – Gyeongju – Busan

    Transfer to Seoul train station to leave for Gyeongju, an ancient kingdom of the Silla Dynasty. En route,

    discuss your interests with your guide who can tailor commentary accordingly. Your first stop is Seokguram Grotto, a hermitage that belongs to Bulguksa Temple — each composing a UNESCO World Heritage site. View one of the finest Buddhist shrines in Asia, including a serene stone statue of the Buddha gazing out at the East Sea. From here, move on to the main complex of Bulguksa, meaning ‘Temple of the Buddha Land.’ Built during the 8th century on the slope of Mt Toham, Bulguksa is one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in Korea. With your guide, discover important Silla relics, including two stone pagodas. Head to Tumuli Park, which contains more than 20 tombs from the Silla period. View Cheonmachong, meaning ‘Heavenly Horse Tomb,’ which marks the grave of an unknown Silla king. It’s name dates back to a painting that was discovered during its 1971 excavation, along with a gold crown and other valuable ornaments. Followed by a trip to Cheomseongdae, whose name means ’Star-Gazing Tower.’ Learn how the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia was used to observe the stars in order to forecast the weather. Your final visit is to the Gyeongju National Museum, where you can further explore Silla traditions through the many archeological and historical artifacts on exhibit. Afterward, you transfer to Busan.

    Hotel: Lotte Hotel (Deluxe)

    Hyatt Hotel or similar (Luxury)

  6. Day 6 Busan

    Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel Explore some of the most beautiful places in Korea’s second-largest city visiting Gamcheon Culture Village, nicknamed the Machu Picchu of Busan. Next make your way to the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Square, the location of Gukje Market, one of Korea’s largest. Explore the aquarium-like atmosphere of Jagalchi Fishery Market, one of Korea’s largest seafood market and see how many creatures you can identify. Cross over Yeongdo Bridge, connecting the Jung-gu and Yeongdo-gu districts, before stopping at the Busan Cinema Center, home of BIFF and an excellent example of deconstructivism in architecture. Continue on to Samgwangsa Temple, famous for its lantern festival and considered one of Korea’s must-visit spots. Finish your tour of Busan with a drive to the top of Mt. Hwangnyeongsan Observatory, the second highest mountain in the Geumnyeon range. Get dropped off at your hotel.

    Hotel: Lotte Hotel (Deluxe)

    Hyatt Hotel or similar (Luxury)

  7. Day 7 Busan - Seoul

    Transfer to Busan train station by a driver by KTX to leave for Seoul. Upon arrival in train station, a driver

    Transfer to hotel to check in hotel.

    Hotel: Le Maridien Seoul (Deluxe)

    Lotte Hotel or similar (Luxury)

  8. Day 8 Incheon- USA

    Meet a driver to transfer to Incheon airport back to your hometown!

    -TOUR ENDS-

Lotte Hotel (Luxury)
Seoul, South Korea

Lotte Hotel (Luxury)
Seoul, South Korea

Lotte Hotel (Luxury)
Seoul, South Korea

 

Hyatt Hotel (Luxury)
Busan, South Korea

 

Hyatt Hotel (Luxury)
Busan, South Korea

 

Hyatt Hotel (Luxury)
Busan, South Korea

 

Remarks

Passports must be carried when you join JSA & DMZ tour

On Monday, Museum, Changdeok Palace is closed.

On Tuesday, Gyeongbok Palace is closed.

On Sunday and Monday, JSA is closed.

 

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December 14, 2019 - December 21, 2019
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April 20, 2020 - April 27, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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December 14, 2019 - December 21, 2019
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April 20, 2020 - April 27, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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December 14, 2019 - December 21, 2019
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April 20, 2020 - April 27, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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December 14, 2019 - December 21, 2019
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July 19, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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April 20, 2020 - April 27, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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