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Overview
Tour Highlights - Explore Old and New of the nation’s capital Seoul - Major UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites - Busan, the country’s second largest city and main port city
Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in Seoul at Incheon International Airport, you will be met by our driver only and transferred to your hotel.
Balance of day is free for your own leisure time or rest. Overnight at the hotel.
*Notice: One way transfer from airport to hotel is provided as the complimentary service on Day 1 only.
Airport transfer service for guests arriving on the other days will be charged additionally.

After breakfast, start Seoul city tour with visit to N Seoul Tower observatory on Mt.Namsan for a bird’s eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. Next visit at National Museum of Korea. This museum built in 2005 boast foris boasting its fantastic collection of arts and relics. It would take a whole day to see everything in the museum. Proceed to Changdeok Palace & Huwon (Secret Garden) listed to UNESCO designated World Heritage. The last stop of today’s tour is Gwangjang Market , one of Korea’s largest traditional market and is popular with foreign visitors to sample some of the most famous Korean street foods. Return to hotel. .

Breakfast at hotel. Check‐out and pick up from hotel. Transfer to Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where people living inthe village are practicing the old traditional style houses and life style of 18th 19th century.  Proceed to Songnisan Nat'l Park to  visit Beopjusa Temple where the tallest Buddha Statue in Korea has. The forest park is ideal place for walking.   Afterward, drive to  Daegu via expressway. Overnight at Daegu city  Breakfast at hotel. Check-out and pick-up from hotel. Transfer to Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where people living in the village are practicing the old traditional style houses and life style of 18th-19th century. Proceed to Mt.Songnisan Nat'l Park to visit Beopjusa Temple (UNESCO Sites) where the tallest Buddha Statue in Korea has. The forest park is ideal place for walking.
Afterward, drive to Daegu via expressway. Overnight at Daegu city

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. Yangnyeongsi Market has been a popular Herbal medicine market ever since it first opened in the 17th century. Experience of foot bathing in herb medicine.
Visit Seomun Market of Daegu, which is steeped in history, one of the three main market during the Joseon dynasty.
Transfer to Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom from 57BC – 935AD and the city is known as the “Museum without walls,” as there are 52 designated sites within this city. Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park with its
Royal tombs. You will have the chance to enter one of the excavated tombs to see the construction and process behind the Royal Kings burial chambers. Overnight at Gyeongju

After breakfast, start your full day tour of Gyeongju by visiting Bulguksa Temple and 
Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO Sites). Seorkguram Grotto established in the 8th century on the slopes of  Mt. Toham.  The 
grotto contains a monumental statue of a  sitting Buddha looking out to sea and it is 
considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East. 4 faces Buddha,   Gwaeneung Royal Tomb and Scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery. 

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Unmoonsa Temple (Buddhist Nun's temple). Proceed to Busan, the second largest city of South Korea. Upon arrival, start half-day Busan tour to Jagalchi Fishery Market where roadside vendors sell various fishes
and Nampodong shopping street Next, Busan Tower on Yongdusan Park with its observation deck offering stunning views of the city and beyond. Overnight at Busan

After breakfast, those clients who joined 8Days Tours will be back to Seoul by coach.
In case we have less than 3 guests for this transfer and there are other guests using the coach for 11D 10N tour, we may arrange
KTX train for this transfer from Busan to Seoul. Or client can request return to Seoul by KTX train as option.
Upon arrival in Seoul, drop off at the hotel(In case of using train, transfer from Seoul train station to hotel will be provided – minivan with a local driver only)

Breakfast at the hotel. End of Tour service.
No Airport transfer service included . Transfer service with surcharge is available upon request. 

Inclusions

- 7 nights of accommodation at 3~4 star hotel with twin sharing basis
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- English(or French or Spanish or German) speaking guide for full commentary at attractions according to the itinerary from Day 2 to Day 7
- Transfer service for whole journey except for airport departure transfer
- Tour admission according to the itinerary

Accommodation at the following hotels
3 nights at Aventree Jongno Hotel(Int’l 3 star) or similar in Seoul
1 night at Daegu Grand Hotel(Int’l 4 star) or similar in Daegu
2 night at Commodore Hotel(Int’l 4 star) or similar in Gyeongju
1 night at Towerhill Hotel(Int’l 3 star) or similar in Busan

Exclusions

Transfer on departure day is optional
Lunch and dinner are not included.
International airfares
Optional activities
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotel Upgrade Option on Request
Tour price based on English speaking guide
Tour fare with French, Spanish or German speaking guide on Request

One way transfer from airport to hotel is provided as the complimentary service on Day 1 only. Transfer from Busan to Seoul on Day 7 is based on coach.  Depends on the situation, we can use train. 

Airport transfer service to hotel for guests those who arrive on the other days will be charged additionally

Tours will not be dedicated to single language tour, and will be joined with multinational guests and guides of different languages

During transfer on bus with a mix of guides, no commentary is provided.
Upon arrival at destination, party of each guide will do the tour separated
Group and private tour quotation based on same itinerary are available upon request. 

Lunch and dinner are NOT included.

Guide will assist clients to have their meal at the suitable local restaurants during tour. Meals should be paid to restaurant directly by clients on the spot.)

Tipping in Korea  Tipping at local restaurant is not required.   Tipping for bellman at the hotel for carrying luggage is recommended.  However, most of hotels in countryside do not provide porter service to your room. 

Tours are conducted with guests and guides of different languages while sharing the same vehicle. (In case of 26 pax or more, tour group will be divided into two vehicle for comfortable tour) ,
No guide’s commentary during transfer will be provided
Guide of the corresponding language will guide their clients separately at each sightseeing spot.
Triple room type consists of 1) Twin(2 single bed) with 1 extra bed OR 2) 1 Double bed with 1 extra bed
Private FIT/group tour based on the same itinerary can be quoted separately upon request.

Trip Highlights

Mt. Songnisan Nat’l Park ‘Beopjusa’ Temple ‐ Daegu  Yangnyeongsi - Museum of Oriental Medicine ‐ UNESCO Visit - Gyeongju & Busan Tour 

Fixed-Departure

21 Sep, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

12 Oct, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

19 Oct, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

09 Nov, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

23 Nov, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

07 Dec, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

14 Dec, 2020
AUD 3,149 P P twin share

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