Transit & Stopover
Daily City Tours
Korailpack
Customized Tours
Cruise/Shore Excursions
Guaranteed Departures in 2016/2017

Tours will have a local English speaking guide or a guide that can speak French, German or Spanish
And the tours will NOT be dedicated to one language and will be conducted with a mix of passengers and guides



10 Nights | 11 Days
7 Nights | 8 Days

TOUR DATES
2016
JANUARY
4-14 | 18-28
FEBRUARY
8-18 | 22-3
MARCH
7-17 | 21-31
APRIL
4-14 | 18-28
MAY
9-19 | 23-2
JUNE
6-16 | 20-30
JULY
4-14 | 18-28
AUGUST
8-18 | 22-1
SEPTEMBER
5-15 | 19-29
OCTOBER
10-20 | 24-3
NOVEMBER
7-17 | 21-1
DECEMBER
5-15 | 19-29

2017
JANUARY
2-12 | 16-26
FEBRUARY
6-16 | 20-2
MARCH
6-16 | 20-30
APRIL
10-20 | 24-4
MAY
8-18 | 22-1
JUNE
5-15 | 19-29
JULY
3-13 | 17-27
AUGUST
14-24 | 28-7
SEPTEMBER
11-21 | 25-5
OCTOBER
9-19 | 23-2
NOVEMBER
6-16 | 20-30
DECEMBER
4-14 | 11-21



PRICES


# of passengers ENGLISH speaking guide FRENCH | SPANISH or GERMAN speaking guide
2pax - Private basis 3,905.00 4,445.00

3pax - Private basis 2,906.00 3,266.00

4 or more pax - Group tour 2,200.00 2,650.00

Single Supplement 650.00

*Prices are in US$ per person based on twin sharing accommodation.
*Group tour requires minimum 4pax to operate.
*Private tours can be available at your requested travel dates not listed below and itinerary customization is available, but subject to price change. Please consult with one of our staffs for the possibility and the rates.


INCLUSIONS
| Twin sharing accommodation at local 4 star or local 5 star hotel in Korea for 10 nights with daily breakfast
| Buffet breakfast will be provided if the hotel has buffet breakfast
| English Speaking guide or a guide that can speak French, Spanish or German for full commentary at attractions
| Transfer service for whole journey except departure transfer
| All admission fees and service charges are included

2016 HIGHLIGHTS 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
| DMZ Tour
| Temple Stay at Samhwasa OR Woljeongsa Temple
| Mt. Songnisan Nat¡¯l Park & Beopjusa Temple
| Gyeongju & Busan Tour
| Andong Hahoe Village
| East Coast Scenic Drive
| Mt. Seorak National Park
| Temple Stay at Woljeongsa Temple or similar
| Mt. Songnisan Nat¡¯l Park & Beopjusa Temple
| Gyeongju & Busan Tour
| Andong Hahoe Village
| East Coast Scenic Drive
| Mt. Seorak National Park
| DMZ in Yanggu (When DMZ tour is cancelled of military reason, we will replace tour of Chuncheon)

2016 ACCOMMODATION AT THE FOLLOWING HOTELS OR SIMILAR 2017 ACCOMMODATION AT THE FOLLOWING HOTELS OR SIMILAR
| 3 Nights At Summit Dongdaemun Hotel or similar (local 4 star) in Seoul | 3 Nights At Aventree Jongno Hotel or similar (local 4 star) in Seoul
| 1 Night At Daegu Grand Hotel or similar (local lower 5 star) in Daegu
| 2 Nights At Commodore Hotel or similar (local lower 5 star) in Gyeongju
| 1 Night At Busan Towerhill Hotel or similar (local 4 star) in Busan
| 1 Night At Benikea Hotel Cheong Pung or similar (local 4 star) at Chungju City
| 1 Night At Woljeongsa Temple (Korean Room) OR Samhwasa Temple (Korean Room)
| 1 Night At Kensington Star Hotel or similar (local 5 star) in Mt.Seorak

2016 MEALS DURING THE TOUR 2017 MEALS DURING THE TOUR
| Guide will give full information on available choice for meal for the lunch and dinner during the tour
| Light meal will be recommended for lunch staring with Korean noodle soup, assorted vegetable with hot stone rice
| Dinner will be buffet, Chinese, Pork BBQ, Bean curd Soup, Fish Soup, Grilled Fish which are common menu for dinner
| For these meals, budget is ranging from KRW4,000 per person up to KRW15,000 per person.
So please allow KRW10,000-20,000 per person per day for lunch and dinner
| At most of restaurants, BEER is KRW4,000-5,000 per bottle
SOFT DRINK (Coke, Fanta) is KRW2,000-3,000 per bottle and KOREAN HERBAL WINE is KRW7,000-8,000 per bottle
| Guide will give full information on available choice for meal for the lunch and dinner during the tour
| Light meal will be recommended for lunch staring with Korean noodle soup, assorted vegetable with hot stone rice
| Dinner will be buffet, Noodles, Pork BBQ, Bean curd Soup, Ginseng Chicken, Grilled Fish which are common menu for dinner
| For these meals, budget is ranging from KRW8,000 per dish up to KRW15,000 per dish.
So please allow KRW10,000-20,000 per person per day for lunch and dinner
| At most of restaurants, BEER is KRW4,000-5,000 per bottle,
SOFT DRINK from KRW2,000-3,000 per bottle and KOREAN HERBAL WINE is KRW7,000-8,000 per bottle

TIPPING IN KOREA
| Tipping at local restaurant is not required
| Tipping for bell man at the hotel for carrying luggage is recommended
| However, most of hotels in countryside do not provide porter service to your room



ITINERARY


DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SEOUL
   | Arrive in Seoul at Incheon International Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel
   | Balance of day is free for your own leisure time or rest
   | Overnight at local hotel

2016:
If you arrive in Seoul on other dates with pre-extension booking, transfer is not provided. In case you have pre-extension booking at Summit Hotel, please take an airport limousine bus to Summit Hotel from bus stop 12B or 6A. Please look for bus with sign #6001(Incheon International Airport ? Toyoko Inn Hotel )¡±. Purchase the ticket at the limousine bus counter inside or ticket booth outside.
The bus is available every 20-25 minutes from 06:20 am until 23:00 depart from Incheon Airport.
2017:
If you arrive in Seoul on other dates with pre-extension booking, transfer is not provided. In case you have pre-extension booking to Holiday Planners, we will provide transfer service.
DAY 2 SEOUL | SEOUL CITY
   | After breakfast, start half-day Seoul tour including National Museum of Korea. This new museum built in 2005 is boasting its fantastic collection of Korean arts and relics. It would take a whole day to see everything in the museum. > The next visit at Changdeok Palace & Huwon (Secret Garden), UNESCO designated World Heritage. > Proceed to the N Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan for a bird¡¯s eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. > The last visit at Gwangjang Market
   | Come back to hotel.
   | Overnight at local hotel
DAY 3 SEOUL | KOREAN FOLK VILLAGE | Mt. SONGNISAN NAT¡¯L PARK | DAEGU
   | Breakfast at hotel > Check-out and pick-up from hotel
   | Transfer to Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where the old traditional style houses and life style of 18th-19th century are being practiced by people living in the village > Proceed to Songnisan Nat'l Park to visit Beopjusa Temple where the tallest Buddha Statue in Korea has. The forest park is ideal place for walking
   | Afterward, drive to Daegu via expressway
   | Overnight at Daegu City
DAY 4 DAEGU | GYEONGJU TOUR
2016:
   | Breakfast at hotel > Transfer to Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom from 57BC-935AD and the city is known as the ¡°Museum without walls,¡± as there are 52 designated sites within this city
   | Upon arrival in Gyeongju, half day Gyeongju tour including Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory and Royal Tumuli Park with its Royal tombs. You will have the chance to enter one of the excavated tombs to see the construction and process behind the Royal Kings burial chambers > Last visit is at Bulguksa Temple although rebuilt following destruction by the Japanese during their occupancy. The Temple has been completely restored to its former glory
   | Overnight at Gyeongju
2017:
   | Breakfast at hotel > Visite Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. Yangnyeongsi Market has been popular Herbal medicine market since it first opened in the 17th century. Experience of feet bathing in herb medicine
   | Visit Seomun Market of Daegu, which is steeped in history, one of the three main market during the Joseon Dynasty
   | Transfer to Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom from 57BC-935AD and the city is known as the ¡°Museum without walls,¡± as there are 52 designated sites within this city
   | Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory and Royal Tumuli Park with its Royal tombs. You will have the chance to enter one of the excavated tombs to see the construction and process behind the Royal Kings burial chambers
   | Overnight at Gyeongju
DAY 5 FULL DAY GYEONGJU
2016:
   | After breakfast, start your full day tour of Gyeongju by visiting Seokguram Grotto, established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mt. Toham. The grotto contains a monumental statue of a sitting Buddha looking out to sea and it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East > 4 faces Buddha > Gwaeneung Royal Tomb > Scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery
   | Return to Gyeongju
   | Overnight at Gyeongju
2017:
   | After breakfast, start your full day tour of Gyeongju by visiting Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto(UNESCO Sites)
Seokguran Grotto established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mt. Toham. The grotto contains a monumental statue of a sitting Buddha looking out to sea and it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East > 4 faces Buddha > Gwaeneung Royal Tomb > Scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery
   | Return to Gyeongju
   | Overnight at Gyeongju
DAY 6 GYEONGJU | BUSAN
   | After breakfast > check out and transfer to Unmoonsa Temple (Buddhist Nun's temple)
   | Proceed to Busan, the second largest city of South Korea > Upon arrival, start half-day Busan tour to Busan Tower on Mt Yongdusan with its observation deck offering stunning views of the city and beyond > Jagalchi Fishery Market where roadside vendors sell various fishes > Nampodong Shopping Street
   | Overnight at Busan
DAY 7 BUSAN | HAEINSA TEMPLE | ANDONG | CHUNGJU
   | After breakfast, transfer to Mt Gayasan National Park via expressway
   | In Mt Gayasan National Park, visit Haeinsa Temple. Haeinsa Temple has a world famous Korean cultural treasure called Tripikata Koreana, which was made during the Goryo Dynasty to protect the country from the invasion of Mongolian troops by Buddha¡¯s power. UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage designated this Tripitaka Koreana
   | Proceed to Andong, 2 hours away from Haeinsa. Andong is the best-preserved village with its traditional style noble houses. In 1999, Queen Elisabeth II visited Hahoe Village and was welcomed with Birthday Party Table decorated in Korean traditional way. Hahoe Village in Andong is famous for its own mask dance
   | After a visit to Hahoe Village, proceed to Chungju Lake
   | Overnight at local 4 star Benikea Cheong Pung Hotel
DAY 8 CHUNGJU | Mt. SEORAK NATIONAL PARK (2016) | TEMPLE STAY
2016
   | After breakfast, take a ride on Sightseeing Boat for lakeside scenery
In Winter season, boat tour is subject to weather condition. When the lake is frozen, boat tour will be cancelled
   | Transfer to Mt Seorak National Park via Gangneung
   | In Gangneung, visit Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. This museum boasts itself with incredible collection of 19thy Century gramophones and 1st generation audio systems > Proceed to Samhwasa Temple to experience unique temple stay
If the temple stay at Woljeongsa Temple, Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum will be visited on Day 9
   | Upon arrival at the temple, change your clothes to temple uniform prepared by the temple > Orientation for various things to know for staying at the temple regarding regulations and schedules > Attend evening ceremony of Bell-Beating, Evening Chanting Mass and Meditation course. During one night, you will not have phone and TV in your private Korean traditional style room. Shower room and toilet are being shared in common use. No alcohol is allowed at temple. Accommodations are shared based on minimum 2 persons at a room. The shared room will be arranged as per gender (male or female room)
   | Overnight at Temple
2017
   | After breakfast, take a ride on Sightseeing Boat for lakeside scenery
In Winter season, boat tour is subject to weather condition. When the lake is frozen, boat tour will be cancelled
   | Proceed to Woljeongsa Temple to experience unique temple stay. Upon arrival at the temple, change your clothes to temple uniform prepared by the temple > Orientation for various things to know for staying at the temple regarding regulations and schedules > Attend evening ceremony of Bell-Beating, Evening Chanting Mass and Meditation course. During one night, you will not have phone and TV in your private Korean traditional style room. Shower room and toilet are being shared in common use. No alcohol is allowed at temple. Accommodations are shared based on minimum 2 persons at a room. The shared room will be arranged as per gender (male or female room)
   | Overnight at Temple
As option, overnight at the outside of the temple also available
DAY 9
Mt. SEORAK NATIONAL PARK TOUR with DMZ AREA(2016)
GANGNEUNG | Mt. SEORAK NATIONAL PARK TOUR(2017)
2016
   | Wake up at 3 am for Morning Worship (for volunteers only)
   | After breakfast, transfer to DMZ Unification Observatory at demarcation line at East Coast for a very close view of North Korea and Repository of nature in ecosystem DMZ museum > Return to Mt. Seorak National Park for cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress and visit Sinheungsa Temple. You will have a chance to enjoy hot spring swim or sauna at Waterpia Spa Park at own expense
   | Return to hotel on own payment by taxi after enjoying the best water park of Korea until you are satisfied
   | Overnight at local 5 star Kensington Hotel
2017
   | Wake up at 3 am for Morning Worship (for volunteers only)
   | After breakfast, leave the temple and transfer to Pine City Gangneung
   | Visit Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. This museum boasts itself with incredible collection of 19thy Century gramophones and 1st generation audio systems > Transfer to Sokcho City,Mt. Seorak National Park for cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress and visit Sinheungsa Temple
   | Overnight at local 5 star Kensington Hotel (Hotel next to Mt. Seorak National Park so you may enjoy some more hiking)
DAY 10
Mt. SEORAK NATIONAL PARK | SEOUL(2016)
Mt. SEORAK NATIONAL PARK | DMZ YANGGU | SEOUL(2017)
2016
   | After breakfast, transfer to Gapyeong to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean Wild Flowers and trees in a garden located in mountain valley
For tours in the months of Jan, Feb, March, April, Nov, Dec, visit Yangpyeong Filming Studio with all the movie sets instead of flower park as flowers are not blooming enough in the months
   | Transfer to Seoul
   | After check-in, you will have your own independent activities or shopping at Dongdaemun shopping District
   | Overnight at Seoul
2017
   | After breakfast, drive to Yanggu
   | Visit War memorial Museum that was built to commemorate the sacrifice and heroism of those who fought during the Korean War at the nice battlefields located in Yanggu Area > Visit 4th infiltration tunnel dug by the North Korea Army, discovered in 1990, Eulji Observatory where located approximately 1km south of the military Demarcation Line and Punch Bowl Village
   | Transfer to Gapyeong to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean Wild Flowers and trees in a garden located in mountain valley
   | Transfer to Seoul
   | Overnight at Seoul
DAY 11 SEOUL
   | Breakfast at the hotel
End of tour
   | No transfer service BUT Private Transfer Service available as option