Enchanting South Korea 9 Days

2017 Departure Dates Price per person
March: 08, 15, 22*, 29* August: 09, 23* From $2499 AUD
April: 12* September: 06, 20** Single Supplement $550 AUD
May: 03, 17, 31 October: 04*, 18 *Peak Season Surcharge: Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep & Oct $200
June: 14, 28** November: 01*
July: 12*, 26*
Hotel Accommodation
Seoul The Palace Hotel Seoul 4 Stars local rating or similar
Daegu Daegu Grand Hotel 4 Stars local rating or similar
Gyeongju Gyeongju Commodore Hotel 4 Stars local rating or similar
Mount Seorak Inje Speedium Hotel & Resort 4 Stars local rating or similar

Price Guide:

  • * Shoulder Season Surcharge: $200
  • ** Peak Season Surcharge: $400
  • ^ Japan extension is not available
  • Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide $300, Perth $600 (interstate flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge: From $200 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation: From $200/twin room/night (subject to availability)
  • Triple Share: Not available
  • Child Price: Same as adult
  • Visa: Australian passport holders are exempt for a stay of up to 90 days
  • Airline Upgrade (economy class)~: Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $500, Asiana Airlines/Korean Air from $300 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Premium Economy Upgrade~: Cathay Pacific from $2200 (subject to availability)
  • Business Class Upgrade~: China Southern Airlines from $3000, Singapore Airlines from $4300, Cathay Pacific from $5300 (subject to availability)
  • Please Note: Flight itineraries are not available until approximately 3 weeks before departure and involve transits

(~) International long haul sectors only

Tours subject to availability unless sold out prior. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant prior to booking.

Tour Highlights:

  • Stroll through the Changdeokgung Palace grounds
  • Gaze into North Korean territory at the Demilitarized zone (DMZ)
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling crowds of Myeongdong

  • Explore the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, Gyeongju
  • Experience the serenity of Seokguram Grotto

Day 1: Fly to Seoul via a connecting city. Note: Some flights depart one day after. 

Day 2: Arrive in Seoul. You will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 3: Wednesday Seoul Mount Seorak (B, L, D) Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to the many rare species found in the national park, Mount Seoraksan National Park is Korea’s most famous national park. This morning, tour Shinheungsa Temple and take the cable car to Gwonkeumseong Fortress to experience the beautiful natural landscapes on offer. Continue to Sokcho Fishing Village this afternoon.

Day 4: Thursday Mount Seorak Andong Gyeongju (B, L) This morning visit the traditional village of Andong, with its well preserved traditional houses and unique mask dancing performance. Later, travel to Gatbawi Shrine. 

Day 5: Friday Gyeongju (B, L) Today, explore the many archaeological sites and temples, royal tombs and monuments of Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient Shilla Kingdom. Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory , Royal Tumuli Park, Gyeongju National Museum, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram Grotto Temple. 

Day 6: Saturday Gyeongju Seoul (B, L) This morning, visit Changdeokgung Palace, one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the Kings of the Jeoson Dynasty and Insadong, a street full of traditional Korean antiques and tea houses. Continue to Cheonggyecheon Stream and admire its unique beauty, before visiting Myeongdong, one of Seoul’s main commercial districts. Then visit a Korean Ginseng Centre to learn about Ginseng, which has existed for thousands of years to improve people’s overall health. This evening, experience the city’s best night view at Namsan Tower. 

Day 7: Sunday Seoul (B, L, D) Visit North Korea’s 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) a 44 km drive northwest of Seoul. An entire infantry division can move through the tunnel in an hour. View North Korean territory including the Propaganda Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City, the old capital city of the Goryeo Kingdom from the Dora Observation Platform. Also visit Freedom Park, dedicated to the 5 million people who left their families and homes in North Korea. North Hall contains displays of North Korean lifestyle, and the Exhibition Hall houses old tanks and planes from the Korean War. 

Day 8: Monday Seoul Australia (B) After breakfast, transfer to Incheon Airport for your flight home via a connecting city.

Day 9: Arrive in Australia this morning. Welcome home!

Package Inclusions:

  1. Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne flying China Southern Airlines or China Eastern Airlines (subject to availability)
  2. 6 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
  3. Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  4. Coach transportation
  5. Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  6. Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  7. English speaking tour guide(s) service 

Package Exclusions:

  1. Tipping and gratuities prepaid in Australia: $70
  2. Optional tour extensions
  3. Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  4. Personal expenditure and anything not stated