KOREA COACH TOUR
Visit most impressive attractions all around Korea
with an experienced tour guide!
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.
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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.
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
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.