BOSEONG GREEN TEA FARM

Jeollanam-do, KOREA

photo (c) korea tourism organization

KOREA COACH TOUR

Visit most impressive attractions all around Korea

with an experienced tour guide! 

TOUR

 
11 Days 10 Nights Tour

Tours will have a local English speaking guide or a guide  who can speak French or German or Spanish.

And the tours will not be dedicated to one language and will be conducted with a mix of passengers & guides.

Dodamsambong
Andong Hahoe Village(Buyongdae)
Haeinsa Temple
Yongdusan Park
Changdeokgung Palace
Night View of Seoul

photos (c) korea tourism organization

 

TOUR FARE

with English speaking guide

US$ 2,993 or € 2.694 per person for single room basis.

US$ 2,310 or € 2.079 per person for twin sharing basis.

with French or Spanish

or German speaking guide

US$ 3,465 or € 2.693 per person for single room basis.

US$ 2,785 or € 2.504 per person for twin sharing basis.

INCLUSIONS

Twin sharing accommodation at local 4 or 5 star hotel for 9 nights  with daily breakfast.

Transfer service for whole journey except departure transfer.

All admission fees and service charges.

1 night of Templestay based on sharing group room. 

(Korean-style room without bed, female and male room separately.) 

Daily breakfast at hotel and 1 time simple temple meals (breakfast and dinner) during temple stay.

English(or French or Spanish or German) speaking guide for full commentary at attractions from Day 2 to Day 10

ACCOMMODATION

INFORMATION FOR TOUR OPERATORS

Guaranteed Departures

  • 24 Departures yearly are guaranteed for minimum of 1 guest.

  • Booking should be made at least 1 month in advance.

Transfer

  • Transfer from airport to hotel is provided on Day 1 only.

  • Transfer on departure day is optional. 

  • Transfer from Busan to Seoul on Day 7 is based on using coach.                                                                                                                  

       Train instead of coach can be arranged depending on the local situation at that time.

Meals

  • 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. 

Language and Guide

  • Tour are conducted with guests and guides of different languages while sharing the same vehicle.

  • No guide’s commentary during transfer will be provided.

  • Guide of the corresponding language will guide their clients separately at each sightseeing spot.

Special Offer

  • Hotel upgrade package with the surcharge is available.

  • Private FIT/group tour based on the same itinerary can be quoted separately upon request. 

Payment and Cancellation policy

  • Full payment should be made at least one month in advance.

Cancellation Charge Policy

  • 30 days or more before the arrival day : No cancellation charge

  • 29-15 days before the arrival day : 20% of the tour price

  • 14-8 days before the arrival day : 50% of the tour price

  • 7 days or less before the arrival day : 100% of the tour price

MORE INFORMATIONS

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Seoul

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 .

Day 2: Seoul City Tour

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

Day 3: Seoul / Korean Folk Village / Mt. Songnisan Nat'l Park / Daegu

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.

Day 4: Daegu / Gyeongju Tour

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 17 th 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.

Day 5: Full day Gyeongju

After breakfast, start your full day tour of Gyeongju by visiting Bulguksa Temple(UNESCO Sites) and Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO Sites). Seokguram Grotto established in the 8 th 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. In the afternoon, you will visit 4 faces Buddha (four-faced stone Buddha statues on Gulbulsaji site) and Tomb of King Wonseong (Gwaeneung Royal Tomb). Scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery.

Day 6: Gyeongju / Busan

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.

Day 7: Busan / Haeinsa Temple / Andong / Chungju

After breakfast, transfer to Mt Gayasan National Park via expressway. In Mt Gayasan National Park, visit Haeinsa Temple.
Haeinsa Temple has a world famous Korean cultural treasure called Tripikata Koreana, which was made during the Goryo Dynasty to protect the country from the invasion of Mongolian troops by Buddha’s power. UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage designated this Tripitaka Koreana. Proceed to Andong, 2 hours away from Haeinsa. Andong Hahoe Village(UNESCO Sites) is the best-preserved village with its traditional style noble houses. In 1999, Queen Elisabeth II visited Hahoe Village and was welcomed with Birthday Party Table decorated in Korean traditional way. Hahoe Village in Andong is famous for its own mask dance. After a visit to Hahoe Village, proceed to Chungju Lake. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Chungju / Templestay

After breakfast, check out hotel. Take a ride on sightseeing boat to enjoy lakeside scenery.(can be cancelled depending on the local weather condition and will be replaced to the other attractions) Proceed to te m pl e ( Woljeongsa Temple or Samhwasa Temple or Shinheungsa Temple according to the availability at the time of booking) to experience unique temple stay Upon arrival at the temple, change your clothes to temple uniform prepared by the temple. Orientation for various things to know for staying at the temple regarding regulations and schedules will be provided. Simple temple dinner(vegetarian meal) will be provided. Attend evening Buddhist ceremony and temple tour. During one night, you will not have phone and TV in Korean traditional style room without bed(Thin mattress and blanket is spread on the room floor to sleep at night). The Korean style room will be arranged as male or female group room separately. Shower room and toilet are being shared in common use. No alcohol is allowed at temple. Overnight at the temple. (Overnight at the outside of the temple is also available as your choice) The clients who choose to overnight at the outside of the temple will have a breakfast at the hotel, instead of experience morning Buddhist ceremony at the temple.

Day 9: Templestay / Gangneung / DMZ / Mt .Seorak National Park

Wake up at 3 am for Morning Worship (for volunteers only). After breakfast, leave the temple and transfer to Gangneung .
Visit Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. This museum boasts itself with incredible collection of 19th Century gramophones and 1st generation audio systems. Head to DMZ Unification Observatory, the nearest place for viewing Geumgangsan Mountain in North Korea . DMZ Museum within the observatory allows visitors to know about the DMZ from its historic background and the area’s ecological importance . Check in at the Seorak Kensington Stars Hotel.

 


Day 10: Mt. Seorak National Park / Seoul 

After breakfast, Tour of Mt. Seorak National Park inclusive of Shinheungsa Temple and cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress. Drive to Gapyeong to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean Wild Flowers and trees in a garden located in mountain valley. Transfer to Seoul.

Day 11: Seoul 

Breakfast at the hotel. End of Tour. 

No transfer service but Private Transfer service available as option. 

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES in 2020

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