Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

ASIA

1

Dmz

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

4

Seoul

1

SOUTH KOREA

Yangdong

Gyeongju-si

1

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

2 Busan

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore Seoul the bustling capital of South Korea • Visit the UNESCO listed sites Seoguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple • Experience the 500 year old Yangdong Folk Village • Enjoy a spiritual stay in a Korean Buddhist temple 1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

PRICES FROM £1929pp

8 day Best of South Korea Seoul • DMZ • Gyeongju-si • Busan

Day 5: Gyeongju-si - Busan After breakfast, travel to the 500-year-old UNESCO site of Yangdong Folk Village, located in Gyeongju National Park, to get a feel for life during the early Joseon Dynasty. Travel to the picturesque 14th Century seaside temple, Haedong Yonggungsa. Continue to Busan and enjoy a walk or swim at Haeundae Beach, the most popular beach in South Korea, or perhaps a light trek on Dongbaek Island. (B) Day 6: Busan Visit the bustling Jagalchi fish market, Gujesijang market, and Yongdusan Park, before an overnight in a local temple. Stay in rooms called Ondol. These rooms are very traditional, heated to be cosy and comfortable, with beds made up directly on the floor. The rooms here are multi-share, divided up by male and female rooms. Enjoy a traditional dinner and breakfast during the stay. Have the opportunity to learn about temple etiquette, experience the daily drum and bell ritual, craft your own prayer beads and take an easy hike up to the oldest and highest temple in Busan for morning meditation. (BD) Day 7: Busan – Seoul Enjoy a final morning in Busan before returning to Seoul by high speed bullet train. This afternoon enjoy free time to further explore South Korea’s fascinating capital. (B) Day 8: Depart Seoul You are free today until it is time to make your own way back to the airport. (B)

Day 1: Seoul Arrive in Seoul and transfer to your hotel. You are free to explore this vibrant city by yourself until your welcome meeting this evening. Day 2: Seoul Enjoy a walking of the bustling capital of South Korea. Visit different areas of the city including Gyengbokgung Palace, the main Royal Palace of the Joseon Dynasty built in 1395, the National Folklore Museum, and Namdaemun Market, the largest and oldest traditional market in Korea. Enjoy some free time to further explore the city on your own or choose one of our optional activities, such as Bukchon Hanok village exploration. (B) Day 3: Seoul Travel to the DMZ in the morning by private bus and spend about 3-4 hrs visiting the de facto border between North and South Korea, which cuts the peninsula in half. Created in 1953, it is the most heavily militarised border in the world; before returning back to Seoul for free time or optional activities such as a

TOUR DETAILS

£1929 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights in various styles of accommodation (some may be multishare) • Meals as specified: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner • All transport between destinations and included activities • Transport by private van, train, subway, walking • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout and local guides DEPARTURES 2019: Mar 8, 22; Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14; Aug 16, 23, 30; Sep 6, 13, 27; Oct 4, 11 2020: Mar 6, 20; Apr 3, 17; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jun 12; Aug 14, 21, 28; Sep 4, 11, 25; Oct 2, 9

K-Pop show (own expense). (B) Day 4: Seoul – Gyeongju-si

Depart Seoul in the morning and travel by high-speed train to Gyeongju, taking just over 2 hrs to reach the city. In the afternoon visit the sights around Gyeongju. See the UNESCO sites of Seoguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple and much more. (B)

TOUR STYLE: Classic

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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