The ‘Land of the Morning Calm’ has a great variety of attractions that tourists will find interesting. Famous cuisine, cities that never sleep and historical attractions complemented by a superb public transport system make South Korea an ideal destination for a stopover or even several days.
Arrive in Seoul at Incheon International Airport. Transfer independently to your downtown hotel (pay locally). After check-in, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Stay for 3 nights
|Day 2||Seoul / Korean Folk Village (B)
A morning tour of the metropolitan city of Seoul, where old meets new in modern South Korea. Established by the founder of the Joseon Dynasty in 1392, the capital of the Republic of Korea has a population of more than 12 million people. Seoul is a city of incredible contrasts which, despite its immense size, make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace (Palace of Shining Happiness) – the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty – passing by the Blue House (Presidential Residence); National Folk Museum of Korea – the collections display complete items from every region of Korea which illustrate all aspects of traditional life, and the N Seoul Tower on Mount Namsan for a bird’s-eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. In the afternoon, visit a Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul to see a superb and truly authentic display of Korean history including folk traditions, legends, and the lifestyles of the nobility, the 14th-20th centuries Korea before returning to Seoul.
|Day 3||Seoul – Panmunjeom and the DMZ (B, L)
A full day tour to the armistice village of Panmunjeom where the agreement ending the Korean conflict was signed in 1953, and the scene of many international headlines in recent years. The day includes the Korean Border Line and the Demilitarized Zone (D.M.Z.) including the Freedom House, the Conference Site, the Bridge of No-Return and the Joint Security Area. As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest, and is a popular destination for travellers visiting South Korea. The DMZ and its surroundings contain many interesting historical sights and pristine untouched natural surroundings. Most tours will take visitors to an observatory, one of North Korea’s infiltration tunnels, a military base, and right into Panmunjeom, the Joint Security Area in the middle of the DMZ where negotiations between the two sides are held.From this observation platform, North Korean military personnel are visible, and so are the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains.
Return to Seoul
|Day 4||Seoul (B)
Transfer to Incheon Airport (pay locally).
Tour Prices for 2017
|Jan – Dec||£CALL|
|Single Supplement||On request|