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Private

Wonders of South Korea

Private  |  10 Days / 8 Nights
from £2795
Starting in Seoul, this private tour firstly explores the city, combining the main sights with some of the smaller and less-visited attractions. The itinerary then moves on to rural South Korea, visiting the mountain peaks, waterfalls and temples of Songnisan National Park. The tour continues to Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla kingdom, home to tombs, shrines and a fascinating museum, before ending at the port town of Busan.
  • Discover history and culture in the vibrant capital of Seoul
  • Beautiful scenery in Songnisan National Park
  • Unique opportunity to visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) bordering North Korea

Day 1 – To Seoul: Fly to Seoul with British Airways. (N)

Day 2 – Seoul: Arrive and transfer to the Grand Ambassador Seoul for 3 nights. (N)

Day 3 – Seoul: Full-day tour of Seoul, including Gyeongbok Palace, the Folklore Museum, the Blue House, Namdaemun market, Seoul Tower and the Hanok traditional village. (B, L)

Day 4 – Panmunjom & DMZ: Optional full-day tour of Panmunjom and the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), visiting the Dora Observatory, Panmunjom, also known as the Truce Village where the 1953 Armistice Agreement was signed, and Peace Talks House. (B)

Day 5 – To Songnisan: Leave Seoul for Songnisan National Park and visit Beopjusa Temple. Stay overnight at Lake Hills Hotel. (B, L)

Day 6 – To Gyeongju: Morning drive to Gyeongju. In the afternoon, visit Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory and Royal Tumuli Park, and enjoy a walking tour in downtown Gyeongju, home to Bulguksa Temple. Stay at Hotel Hyundai Gyeongju for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 7 – Gyeongju: Take a full-day tour of Gyeongju, including a visit to the Gwaeneung royal tomb and the Seogguram grotto before taking a scenic coastal drive to Guryongpo port. In the afternoon, visit the four-faced buddha and the National Museum. (B, L)

Day 8 – To Busan: Morning drive to Busan and take a tour of the city. Stay overnight at the Westin Chosun Busan. (B, L)

Day 9 – To Seoul: Travel back to Seoul by train and stay overnight at the Grand Ambassador Seoul. (B)

Day 10 – To London: Fly back to London and arrive in the evening. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Travel in South Korea: This tour has been designed for independent travellers and the journey includes an English-speaking driver-guide, while airport transfers include drivers only.

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Flight Upgrades

DescriptionDeparture betweenPrice (£)
British Airways Club World Supp 01 Jan 2014 - 21 Jun 20142255
British Airways Club World Supp 22 Jun 2014 - 11 Aug 20142130
British Airways Club World Supp 12 Aug 2014 - 06 Dec 20142255
British Airways Club World Supp 07 Dec 2014 - 24 Dec 20142130
British Airways Club World Supp 25 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 20142255
British Airways Regional Flight Add-ons01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 201475
British Airways World Traveller Plus Supp 01 Jan 2014 - 21 Jun 2014350
British Airways World Traveller Plus Supp 22 Jun 2014 - 11 Aug 2014350
British Airways World Traveller Plus Supp 12 Aug 2014 - 06 Dec 2014350
British Airways World Traveller Plus Supp 07 Dec 2014 - 24 Dec 2014350
British Airways World Traveller Plus Supp 25 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014350

The above prices are 'from prices' and are subject to availability.

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