Day 1 Seoul Arrival
Your private tour guide will be holding a board with your name and waiting you at airport arrival hall, and then transfer to Seoul downtown hotel by Private air-conditional vehicle. Free on your own for the rest of day.
Overnight at Seoul
Day 2 Seoul City Tour
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will visit following places: Changdeokgung Palace(UNESCO World Heritage) – It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. Jongmyo Shrine(UNESCO World Heritage) – a primary place of worship for kings throughout the Joseon Dynasty. N Seoul Tower – The observatory offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. War Memorial Museum(Closed Every Monday) – The grounds of the War Memorial of Korea were once the headquarters of the Korean Infantry. Gwangjang Market – Best known as Seoul’s largest food alley (or meokjagolmok ), the Gwangjang Market is home to some 200 stalls set up among kimchi and fresh seafood vendors. Drop off at your hotel.
Overnight at Seoul
Day 3 DMZ Tour (Closed every Mondays) to Jeju
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will take DMZ Tour – The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is the buffer zone between North and South Korea, running across the peninsula roughly following the 38th parallel. (Visiting DMZ area with Public bus: Imjingak Pavilion Freedom Bridge, The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, DMZ theater, Dora Observatory, Dora Station, Unification Village). Move to Gimpo airport for flight to Jeju(about 1 hour), and then transfer to Jeju hotel by private vehicle.
Overnight at Jeju
Day 4 Jeju Tour
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will visit following places: Mysterious Road – also known as Dokkaebi Road, lies on a hill at the foot of a mountain, and connects two major highways on Jejudo Island. Jeju Olle – Cars cannot access. The route will take you to forests,mountains, beaches, and remote places and offer unrivalled views over Jeju’s unique, dramatic, volcanic landscape. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall – Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solipnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave where cold water pours from the ceiling to create a waterfall. Teddy Bear Museum – Inside the two galleries you can view the teddy bears from various countries. You can also enjoy yourself at the museum shop, café, restaurant or the outdoor park where you can view the spectacular Jungmun Sea. Jeju Glass Castle – ‘Jeju Glass Castle’ is a glass art theme park featuring an exhibition hall, garden and models all made entirely out of glass. O’sulloc Tea Museum and Field – At the O’sulloc Museum, not only can visitors enjoy unique o’sulloc teas, but they can relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor garden. The second floor of the building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape. Drop off at your hotel.
Overnight at Jeju
Day 5 Jeju Tour to Busan
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will visit following places: Hallasan National Park(UNESCO World Heritage) – Hallasan (Halla Mountain) rises up proudly from the center of Jeju Island and is perhaps the island’s most memorable landmarks. Also called Mt. Yeongjusan, meaning “mountain high enough to pull the galaxy,” Hallasan is widely known by scientists for its geological value. Haenyeo Museum – Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. Seongsan Sunrise Peak(UNESCO World Heritage) – With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well(Optional). Manjanggul Cave(UNESCO World Heritage) – is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed when the lava that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Move to Jeju airport for flight to Busan(about 1 hour). Drop off at your hotel.
Overnight at Busan
Day 6 Busan Tour
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will visit following places: Dalmaji-gil Road – Dalmaji-gil Road is a small walkway on the corner to Songjeong Beach. and boasts beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees. Yonggungsa Temple – Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Gwangan Bridge (pass by), UN Memorial Cemetery – The UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea honors UN soldiers from 16 countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. Busan Museum(Korean Traditional Hanbok : wearing experience. Available for group under 5 persons only) – The museum has taken on a leading role in preserving traditional culture in Busan by obtaining a wealth of relics from strong excavation efforts, generous donations and purchases, and by meticulous research. Gukje Market – One of the Korea’s largest mark; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to the Bupyeong Market, Kkagtong Market, and other smaller markets. The market stocks such a wide variety of goods, that you can find almost everything you need right there. Drop off at hotel.
Overnight at Busan
Day 7 Busan to Gyeongju Tour
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will move to Gyeongju(about 1.5 hours car drive) for visiting following places: Seokguram Grotto(UNESCO World Heritage) – Seokguram is an artificial stone temple made of granite. Bulguksa Temple(UNESCO World Heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. Gyeongju Poseokjeongji (Poseokjeong Pavilion) – This is where the Silla Kings had come with their officials and nobles. Cheomseongdae Observatory – The oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. It was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather. Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb) – Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). Drop off at hotel.
Overnight at Gyeongju
Day 8 Gyeongju to Andong Tour
Pick up at your hotel lobby. Today we will move to Andong(about 2.5 hours car drive) for visiting following places: Andong Hahoe Folk Villag(UNESCO World Heritage) – Home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Performance (UNESCO World Heritage, available at certain time) – The mask play of Hahoe Byeolsingut Exorcism itself, performed first by merchants in Andong Hahoe Village around mid 12th century is designated as a Important Intangible Cultural Properties No. 69. Hahoe Village, a clan village of the Pungsan Ryu family, preserves the traditional Korean way of life. Andong Soju Museum – was established in 1995 to promote and hand down the history and cultural characteristics of Andong Soju. Jirye Arts Village – a great place to have a unique experience. Every month there are events such as making rice cake or kimchi and you can stay in traditional Korean houses.
Overnight at Andong
Day 9 Andong to Seoul
Pick up at hotel lobby, and then move to Seoul(about 3 hours car drive). Drop off at Seoul hotel and free on your own for the rest of day.
Overnight at Seoul
Day 10 Departure
Free on your own until escort you to airport for your flight.