Highlights of Korea (14d13n) is the tour for the people who want to explorer the most of Korea. This tour begins/finishes at Seoul, but only one day is reserved for Seoul last day. So, you can request to extend the time for Seoul if you want.
In the beginning, you will be transferred to Jeonju, the capital city of Jeollabuk-do province and the major tourists attractions of South Korea will be covered in a counter clockwise direction.
Please understand that some places of this tour are not typical tourist attractions. So, you might have no choice but to eat authentic Korean food for 1-2 days. Also, one day, you need to stay at below 4 star hotel (e.g., Mt. Wolchulsan) as there is 4, or 5 star hotel nearby.
- Type: Private tour
- Length: 14 days / 13 nights
- Location: Seoul ~ Jeonju ~ Byeonsanbando ~ Damyang ~ Mt. Wolchulsan ~ Boseong ~ Namhae ~ Busan ~ Gyeongju ~ Mt. Seoraksan ~ Jeju Island ~ Seoul
- Themes: Cultural, culinary, scenic, historical
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|Prices per person (USD)||$11,470||$6,360||$4,900||$4,510||$4,390||$4,050||$3,740||Contact us|
- If you accompany a child under 10 yrs old, please contact us separately.
- If you want to start at Incheon Airport, US$100 will be added for one-way transfer per vehicle/10 pax.
- Every odd numbered traveler except for sole traveler will have triple beds room. (e.g., if 5 travelers, 1 twin beds room (or, double-sized bed room) plus 1 triple beds room will be arranged.)
- You may be surcharged if you choose to travel during following seasons: Details
- Last updated: Jan/16/2013
- Private transport by van, or bus
- Round-trip domestic flight to Jeju
- English speaking guide
- Meals as described on the itinerary
- Accommodation as described on the itinerary
- All entrance fees
Terms and conditions
- Please refer to following page: Details
- Our quote is all inclusive. It means there is nothing you will have to pay us except the price in our quote. If you are with us, there will be no extra charges, no hurry, no strangers in your group, and no forced shopping for a hidden commission.
- Discover the most refined Korean cuisines through our wide selection of restaurants. A unique selection of fine dining is our pride.
- We don’t outsource a local guide at each places for a quality reason. Our guide will take care of you all through the itinerary.
- The itinerary can be customized to fit your preferences.
|1||Meet your guide at your hotel in Seoul|
Move to Jeonju by our car/coach. Walk around the alleys of old village, which is regarded as 'live' Hanok village as many people live at this village still.
Jeonju Hanok Village. Jeonju is also famous for traditional Korean foods such as Bibimbap, Kongnamul (bean sprout) stew. So, you will experience some culinary tour after your check-in.
Bibimbap and Makgulli (Korean rice wine) Makgeoli"
|Name: (3.5*) Jeonju Core Riviera Hotel, or similar||X / L / D|
|2||After check out, move to Byunsan National Park. This national park is the mixture of sea, mountain, and local culture. Besides natural scenery, the reasons why we bring you here are to show you salt farm and local sea food market.||(4*) Daemyeong Resort Byeonsan, or similar||B / L / D|
|3||Upon check out, move to Mt. Naejangsan, is the second to none for autumn color. If you join this tour in the beginning of November, you will have a chance to enjoy persimmon and apple in addition to autumn color. After check in at hotel in Damyang, why not enjoy famous local food, ddeokgalbi (chopped & grilled marinade beef).||Name: (3.5*) Damyang Resort & Spa, or similar||B / L / D|
|4||It is time to explorer Damyang. First place is Juknokwon, is a kind of bamboo garden. Second place is metasequoia street, is also one of trade marks of Damyang. In the afternoon, move to Mt. Wolchulsan, is beautiful rocky mountain and was registered as national park.|
※ You can get the feel of your destinations by reference to following blogs written by some Korean.
|Name: (3.5*) Wolchulsan Spa & Resort, or similar||B / L / D|
|5||After check out hotel, move to Boseong, is major tea plantation of Korea. This place is also famous for shooting location for picture, so many Korean people used to post their photos taken here. After sightseeing and shopping some green tea products, why don't you taste green tea ice cream, or cold green tea drink.|
In the afternoon, move to Namhae. Check in at small, but beautiful & cozy hotel.
|Small resort style hotel|
Name: Namhae Spa Hill, or similar
|B / L / D|
|6||Upon check out, explorer the rest of Namhae. This small yet beautiful island has picturesque sceneries harmoniously juxtaposing the mountains and the sea. Largely untouched by development efforts, Namhae Island still has a purely traditional agricultural and fishing community. Along the steep coast, the people managed to create terraced fields to produce garlic in the spring and rice in the summer and autumn. If you would like to see what Korean life was like a half century ago, this is the place to go. After Namhae, move to Busan.||(4.5*) Paradise Hotel Busan or, (4.5*) Westin Chosun Busan||B / L / D|
|7||Meet a guide and move to most tourist attractions where are located at Old Busan. Go up to Busan Tower and get an overview of Busan from your guide. Visit Jagalchi Market, the biggest sea food market in Korea. Here, you will realize that Korean people eat widest selection of see food in the World. You can have free & easy shopping here. If you want to buy trendy & branded fashion items, you can go to Gwangbok-dong in front of Jagalchi Market, or if you want non-brand living life goods, you can go to Kukje Market nearby.||(4.5*) Paradise Hotel Busan or, (4.5*) Westin Chosun Busan||B / L / D|
|8||Upon check out hotel, you will be transferred to Gyeongju, the old capitial city of Shilla dynasty. First stop is Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb), which is large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Dynasty. You will have lunch with traditional table d'hote at a restaurant, its building is aged more than 250 years old.|
In the afternoon, go to attractions of UNESCO World Heritages; Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple.
|(4*) Suite Hotel Gyeongju, or (4*) Gyeongju Hilton||B / L / D|
|9||Upon check out, go to Yangdong Village, is a fine example of the Yangban (Korean aristocracy) lifestyle and Neo-Confucian traditions. After Yangdong Village, move to Mt. Seoraksan along beautiful East Sea. During this journey, you will experience normal speed train for 40 minutes. Upon arrival at Mt. Seoraksan, you will check in at a room with magnificent view.||(4*) Kensington Star Hotel, or similar||B / L / D|
|10||Meet your guide and enter Mt. Seoraksan National Park. Take a gondola (cable car) and 15 minutes' hike to Gwongeumseong Peak.|
After going down to cable car station, another short hike to Shinheungsa Temple, is famous for big stone Buddha.
After Mt. Seoraksan tour, move to Sokcho city and visit Daepo fishing harbor, is famous for street sashimi restaurants and dried sea food shops.
|(4*) Kensington Star Hotel, or similar||B / L / D|
|11||Upon check out hotel, move to Gimpo Airport at Seoul. After 1 hour's flight to Jeju Island, you will see different scenery and feel different climate.|
Let's drive along beautiful scenic road of West Jeju. Lunch with black pork BBQ, is also famous Jeju's local food. Move to Hyeobjae Beach, here have your picture taken with beautiful jade-green color water in the background. Next, move to O’ Sulloc Museum (Green Tea Museum), here, you can buy so many kinds of green tea products and taste various green tea in addition to ice cream, or cake made of green tea. Dinner with big fresh sea food table.
|(5*) Shilla Hotel Jeju, or similar||B / L / D|
|12||Today, you will travel to East of Jeju. Drive to Seongsan Ilchulbong (also, Sungsan Sunrise Peak), which is definitely one of landmarks of Jeju. And you will have a lunch with a course menu at a restaurant having a splendid scenery. After lunch, move to Seongeup Folk Village, which is old village has been kept traditional Jeju Island's culture. On your way back to hotel, visit Teddy Bear Museum.||(5*) Shilla Hotel Jeju, or similar||B / L / D|
|13||In the morning, we will give you a free time, so you can enjoy swimming, or spa at your hotel. Afternoon, our guide will bring you another nice scenic places under discussion with you.||(5*) Shilla Hotel Jeju, or similar||B / L / D|
|14||Upon check out hotel, move to Jeju Airport and flight back to Seoul. You can take either traditional aspect of Seoul tour (Gyeongbokgung Palace-Bukchon Hanok Village-Insadong-Gwangjang Market-Cheonggyecheon), modern Seoul tour (N Seoul Tower-Shinsadong Garosugil-Gangnam Station Street-Dongdaemun Market), or your preferred places.||None||B / L / X|