Best of South Korea

Seoul, Gongju, Daejeon, Jeonju, Gwangju, Boseong, Suncheon, Yeosu, Jinju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, Yangyang

Starting From $1,999.00 Land Only

Duration 10 Days


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All About Korea
Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

History and gorgeous scenery in the western and eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of this tour! South Korean cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gongju, Gyeongju and Andong city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you can experience a hiking course through the most famous mountain in Korea, Mt. Seorak. Explore the old and new culture coexisting together in Seoul. 

This Tour Package Includes:

Tour Highlights:

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Gongsanseong Fortress
  • Hanbok wearing experience
  • Boseong Green Tea Plantation
  • Haeundae Beach
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Mt. Seorak

Package Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities included
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

      • Day 1: Seoul, South Korea
        Upon arrival at Incheon International airport, professional driver will greet you with name board and take you to hotel safely by private basis. After check in on own, rest of the day is at leisure.
      • Day 2: Seoul
        After Breakfast, pick up service by your tour guide hotel lobby at 08:00am-09:00am. Transfer to Gyeongbokgung Palace and enjoy visiting Gwanghwamun Gate, Changing of Royal Guard Ceremony, and the National Folk Museum. Pass by The Blue House, also called Cheong Wa Dae. Visit Insadong-gil and Jogyesa Temple. Head to Myeongdong. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit Namsangol Hanok Village. Continue to visit N Seoul Tower and visit Observation Deck (Cable car Excluded). After the tour, drop off service at your hotel. (B, L)
      • Day 3: Seoul ~ Gongju ~ Daejeon
        After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel. Leave for Gongju, the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom (18BC - 660AD). Experience meditation & conversation over tea with a monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungnam Province. Next, visit Tomb of Muryeong King with the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb. Then continue to move on to Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period. You will enjoy archery experience there. Transfer to Daejeon which is a hub city of Korea and famous for its hot springs. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure in your hotel and the indoor spa offering high quality natural waters. (B, L, D)
      • Day 4: Daejeon ~ Jeonju ~ Jinan ~ Gwangju
        After breakfast, transfer to Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. The village is famous among tourists because of its atmosphere that strongly contrast with the modern city around it. Choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions. You will explore Gyeonggijeon Shrine which was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. Afterward you will have Jeonju Bibimbab lunch and taste Makkolli (Korean traditional Wine) at a local restaurant. Then, visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Next, leave for Gwangju located in the southwest corner of Korea for overnight. (B, L, D)
      • Day 5: Gwangju ~ Boseong ~ Suncheon ~ Yeosu
        After breakfast, visit Boseong Green Tea Plantation that is very beautiful, full of green tea fields and cedar trees. You will also have a chance to taste Boseong Green Tea. Next, visit Suncheon Naganeupseong Folk Village where you can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area. Then explore Suncheonman Bay, thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man and then stop by Yongsan Observatory to see the bay's beautiful view. Finally, move to Yeosu, one of the country's most picturesque port cities especially at night. Celebrate the night in Yeosu by watching the view of the seaside village. (B, L, D)
      • Day 6: Yeosu ~ Jinju ~ Busan
        After breakfast, take Yeosu Cable Car offering the safe yet thrilling experience with the gondola to operate over seawater. Enjoy the scenery of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport. Next, visit Jinjuseong bFortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Afterward, transfer to Busan and enjoy the rest of the day on own after dinner. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Haeundae Beach known for its modern feel. You may spend fantastic night time at cafes and pubs. Also you can enjoy watching busking along the shoreline as well as Haeundae Market. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. (B, L, D)
      • Day 7: Busan ~ Gyeongju
        After breakfast, visit Nurimaru APEC House, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.” Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees. Next, head to Gyeongju, and explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital. Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials. The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. (constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather.) After the dinner, feel free to enjoy on own around walk through Bomun lake. (B, L, D)
      • Day 8: Gyeongju ~ Andong ~ Wonju ~ Pyeongchang
        After breakfast, transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees. Hahoe Village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010. Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. A short transfer will bring you to your hotel in Pyeongchang. After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure. (B, L, D)
      • Day 9: Pyeongchang ~ Mt. Seorak ~ Seoul
        After breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea. Finally, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature. Return to Seoul around 18:00. Transfer to Seoul and drop off service at the hotel. After check in on own, free at leisure. (B, L)
      • Day 10: Seoul ~ Home
        After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong – Seoul, Korea * or similar
    52, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04634, South Korea

    This hotel is located nearby the station, just 2 mins walk from station. It’s just in between the Seoul and Myeondong station and airport bus is just nearby the hotel. The hotel is just opposite Namdaemung market and airport bus stop so it is very convenient to go to the airport and for shopping. It is walking distance to subway station and famous Myeondong shopping district.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Interciti Hotel – Daejeon, Korea *
    92 Oncheon-ro, Yuseong-gu

    This hotel is located in Daejeon (Yusong), close to Yuseong Hot Springs, Natural History Museum, and Daejeon World Cup Stadium. Also nearby are World Cup Bowling Gyeonggijang and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk.

    All 217 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. Free bottled water, safes, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am

  • Holiday Inn Hotel – Gwangju, Korea *
    55, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu

    Situated in Gwangju, this hotel is close to Kimdaejoong Convention Center, 5-18 Memorial Park, and Guus Hiddink Stadium. Local attractions also include Pungam Reservoir and Gwangju World Cup Stadium.

    This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 203 rooms feature thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, refrigerators, and minibars.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hidden Bay Hotel – Yeosu, Korea *
    496-25, Sinwol-ro

    Within easy reach of Dolsandaegyo Bridge, Dolsan Park, and Yi Sun Shin Square, this Yeosu hotel is located on the boardwalk and offers direct access to the beach. Local attractions also include Jinnamgwan Hall and Dongseo Bowlingjang.

    At Hidden Bay Hotel, hit the nearby beach, dine onsite at The Kitchen, or spend the day at a marina.

    All 131 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Ramada Encore Haeundae – Busan, Korea* or similar*
    9 Gunam-ro, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Ramada Encore Haeundae is located right before Haeundae station (subway line no.2 in Busan) and provides all of its customers visiting the beach and city in Haeundae with the most comfortable travel experience. Haeundae's beautiful beach is within 500meters on foot, and there are various foods of the local flavor of Busan.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am

  • Gyeongju Hilton Hotel – Gyeongju, Korea *
    484-7, Bomun-ro

    Situated on the boardwalk, this family-friendly hotel is close to Art Sonje Center, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, and Gyeongju World California Beach. Also nearby are Shilla Millennium Park and Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park.

    5 restaurants, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite.

    All 330 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Intercontinental Resort Alpensia – Pyeongchang, Korea *
    225-3 Yongsan-ri Daegwallyeong

    This Pyeongchang resort is near Alpensia Ski Resort, Yongpyong Resort Ski & Snowboard, and Yongpyong Ski Area. Also nearby are Ocean 700 and Yongpyeong Water Park.

    Enjoy the slopes and a full-service spa at InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia during the winter, and return in the summer for a round at the resort's golf course.

    All 238 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus 24-hour room service and TVs with cable channels. WiFi, minibars, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

Arrival Land Availability

Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate.  All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
No visa is required for U.S. passport holders

This package includes fast-paced tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.

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*All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation.


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