Simply South-Korea in a small group tour

8 Days, from AU $2,285

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan

Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan

The Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, South Korea

Sky Lantern Festival, Daegu

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Take a stroll through the colourful painted houses in Busan, the second largest city of South Korea, or amaze yourself with the metropolitan lifestyle in Seoul. Get inspired by the Korean arts and relics in the National Museum of Korea, feel like a royalty at the Changdeok Palace and take in the sight of the secret garden of Huwon which is designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Surprise yourself with the view from the N Seoul Tower on Mount Namsan and taste the local flavours at the Gwanjang Market.

Bath your feet in herbal medicine at the Yangnyeongsi Market, well-known as the herbal medicine market ever since it first opened in the 17th century. Experience the relics of the Joseon dynasty and explore Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom.

South-Korea will not disappoint with its rich historical sites, eye-catching scenery and exceptional cuisine.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Seoul

At your arrival in Seoul, you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your hotel where you are able to relax. You have the full day at your own disposal allowing you to wonder through the streets in the surroundings, eat in local restaurants and experience the city life in South-Korea before your journey starts.

Day 2: Seoul

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a city tour where you will pay a visit to the National Museum of Korea. This new museum was build in 2005 and is boasting its fantastic collection of Korean arts and relics; it would take a whole day to see everything in the museum.

However, there are some other sightseeing's planned such as the Changdeok Palace and the secret garden of Huwon which is designated as World Heritage by UNESCO. You will proceed to the N Seoul Tower on Mt Namsan for a bird’s eye view of the Metropolitan city of Seoul after which you will continue onwards to the last visit at the Gwangjang Market.

Day 3: Seoul – Daegu

After your breakfast at the hotel, you will check-out of the hotel and head to the Korean Folk Village just outside the city where people are living in old traditional styled houses of the 18th-19th century. Proceed to the Songnisan Nat’l Park to visit the Beopjusa Temple, also a UNESCO World Hertiage, where the talles Buddha Statue in Korea is located. The forest park in its surroundings is an ideal place for a walk.

In the afternoon, you will continue your journey to Daegu where you will have your overnight stay.

Day 4: Daegu – Gyeongju

Today, there will be a visit planned to the Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, the Yangnyeongsi Market which has been a popular Herbal medicine market ever since it first opened in the 17th century where you can experience a feet bathing session in herb medicine, and the Seomun market. The Seomun market of Daegu is steeped in history as it is one of the three main markets during the Joseon dynasty.

After exploring Daegu, you will head onwards to Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom from 57BC – 935AD. It is known as the “Museum without walls” as there are 52 designated sites within this city. Visit the Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory and the 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 Roya; Kings burial chambers.

Day 5: Gyeongju

You will start your day with breakfast at the hotel after which you will have a day tour through Tyeongju where you will visit the Bulguksa Temple and the Seokguram Grotto (UNSECO World Heritage Sites). The Serokguram Grotto was established in the 8th century on the sloped of Mount Toham and contains a monumental statue of a sitting Buddha looking out over the sea and it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East.

Continue onwards to the 4 Faces Buddha, the Gwaeneung Royal Tomb and enjoy the scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port where you will drive along the sea for the beautiful coastal area of South-Korea.

Day 6: Gyeongju – Busan

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and continue your journey onwards to the Unmoonsa Temple, also known as the ‘Buddhist Nun’s temple’. After this spiritual visit, you will proceed to Busan which is the second largest city of South Korea. Upon arrival, a city tour awaits you bringing you to the Busan Tower on Yongdusan Park with its observation deck offering studding views of the city and beyond. Viti the Jagalchi Fishery Market where roadside vendors sell various kind of fish and the Nampodong Shopping Street to get some souvenirs to remind you of the trip.

Day 7: Busan – Seoul

It is time to head back to Seoul where you will have the day at your own leisure.

Day 8: Departure Seoul

Enjoy your breakfast on the last day of your trip and make your way down to the airport to wave South-Korea goodbye.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $2,285

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Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotel each night of your itinerary. All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us.

Inclusions:
  • English speaking guide
  • Airport transfer service at arrival
  • Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Private vehicle
  • All admission fees and service charges are included

Info Exlusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Airport transfer service at departure
Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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