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5-Day South Korean Cities Tour from Seoul Including Gongju, Busan, and Yeosu

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Seoul, South Korea
5-Day South Korean Cities Tour from Seoul Including Gongju, Busan, and Yeosu

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Discover the cities that make South Korea tick on this 5-day South Korean cities tour from Seoul. Visit vibrant and bustling South Korean cities including Busan, Gongju, Suncheon, Yeosu and Wonju. Enjoy breathtaking views, clean air and an escape to nature in Mt Seorak National Park. Learn of Korea’s rich history at the Tomb of King Muryeong and Gwangju National Museum. Gain insight into traditional architecture at Jeonju Hanok and Hahoe Folk Village. Explore the UNESCO–listed Bulguksa Temple with your guide and learn of Korea’s bold 2018 Olympics. Please note: from November 2017 to April 2018, Pyeongchang Alpensia will not be visited due to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
  • 5-day South Korea tour with hotel accommodation and transport
  • Visit Gongju, Buyeo, Suncheon, Yeosu, Busan, Wonju, Mt Seorak National Park and more
  • Acquaint yourself with Korean history during visits to the Tomb of King Muryeong in Gongju and Gwangju National Museum
  • Admire traditional Korean houses at Jeonju Hanok and Hahoe Folk Village
  • Explore Bulguksa Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historical pagodas
  • Learn about present-day South Korea and plans for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
  • Enjoy 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfasts included
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Transportation to all the places on the itinerary (vehicle size depends on the number of people on the tour)
Professional English-speaking guide
4 nights of accommodation
Breakfast (4)
Lunch, dinner, snacks, and other food or drinks unless specified
Optional admission fees as per itinerary (e.g. Goransa Temple ferry surcharge, entry to Seokguram Grotto, monorail to Pyeongchang ski jump, and Gwongeumseong Fortress cable car ride and temple entry)
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Seoul

Departure Point

149 Sejong-daero, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

149 Sejong-daero, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at Gwanghwamun Intersection at around 18:00 pm

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Warm clothes are recommended during winter months
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; good walking shoes are recommended
  • Itinerary and hotels are subject to change due to weather, traffic and other unforeseen local circumstances
  • Luggage allowance is one carry-on bag which measures approx. 24" x 16" x 11"
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country of issue are required at time of booking for all participants
  • You may choose single room or double room accommodation at checkout. If groups booking with an odd number choose double room accommodation, three people will share one double room and a pullout bed will be available for the third person at no extra charge. Please inform the tour operator at the time of booking if you would like to arrange a double room with a third pullout bed. If three people do not wish to share one double room then one person can book a single room
  • Child price applies for children age 3 to 5 if they share a bed with an adult; if a child sleeps in their own bed they must pay the full adult price
  • If your booking party is one adult and one child then the child must book as an adult
  • Infants age 2 and younger are free
  • One person can book the tour, but a minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet this requirement. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • NOTE for solo travelers: A single room surcharge of $280USD(High Season $320) will be payable directly to the tour operator at the time of tour check-in. 2019 High Season : 12JUL~1SEP, 4OCT,6OCT, 20DEC, the single room surcharge is $320USD.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are many corona patients in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. So, the tour except for Gyeongsangbuk-do, it is replaced by Ulsan tour until the coronavirus situation ends. The below schedule check please. [ DAY3 : Breakfast at your hotel →Jinjuseong Fortress –historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592.→ Move to Busan(100Km/1.5hrs) →Arrive at Gimhae domestic airport→Depart from Gimhae domestic airport(1st floor, Ticket office of the bus)→Pickup customers to join us in front of Toyoko inn hotel 1, Busan Station 13:00pm →Transfer to Jagalchi- Fishery Market, Busan’s largest seafood market→Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Park→Transfer to Ulsan Hotel : Ulsan Shilla Stay or similar] [DAY4 : Breakfast at your hotel Visit Daewangam Park, a seaside park located on the east coast. A 1-km trail leads to the seashore after passing through a forest of pine, cherry trees, magnolias, camellias, apricots, and forsythia. Transfer to Danyang (3hrs by car) Visit Mancheonha Skywalk and Dodamsambong where refer to the three stone peaks rising out of the Namhangang River. Move to Wonju (1hr by car) Hotel : Wonju Inter-burgo Hotel or similar]
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Very good tour to discover South Korea
, Aug. 2019
Very good tour to discover South Korea. Our guide Cooper was excellent, very friendly, helpful and always ready to share his country culture. Few comments though: - WIFI in the bus would be a plus. - In Gongju, the king's tomb is not that interesting: not much to see. Moreover, the treasure museum should be added in the itinerary. - In Jeonju, we should have spent more time in the Hanok village, instead of a 15-20mn walk through only. - Too much time (2.5h) was spent in Suncheon Bay Garden in a rainy day. Instead a bus city tour could have been proposed too. - At Hahoe Hanok village, renting a gulf cart would have been a good option, since it was so hot to walk! - Beautiful Seokguram grotto in Gyeongju. - Beautiful Seoraksan national park. - Beautiful view of Haeundae breach from Westin Chosun hotel panoramic coffee shop. A highly recommended tour, since it would have been so difficult to go on your own, since we don't speak Korean, and most of the people hardly speak English.
Drive across the country
, Apr. 2019
Fabulous tour for those who seek an authentic away from Seoul experience. Fairly good guide, lots of driving interesting destinations. As is expected from the extent of tours this kind, one wished we had more time to explore certain places - especially Suncheon Bay Garden & Mt. Seorak. Hotel stays on day 2&3 would have been a lot better with better housekeeping services and cleaner sheets!! If you are vegan/ vegetarian please be prepared to snack a lot and eat local vegetarian options ( but check on what goes into the sides and stock of soups etc) Bus rides were paced well with enough breaks. Overall a good tour. We we're blessed with good bus mates too!!
Our guide, Justin, was very...
, Mar. 2018
Our guide, Justin, was very accommodating and helpful. The hote're glad we took this tour, there really is not that much to see in South Korea. Very impressive highway system, tall apartment buildings all over the place and advertising signs festooning most every building. We were exposed to a good degree of Korean history and culture but that's about it.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Justin-the tour guide was excellent...
Eric I
, Nov. 2017
Justin-the tour guide was excellent with his guidance and assistance he made the trip both enjoyable and interesting. We have taken many land tours in the pass and Justin was one of the best tour guides.
Love this tour. Great selection...
Olivia K
, Aug. 2017
Love this tour. Great selection of places visited Comfortable pace Great tour guide and driver Highly recommend this tour The best time to visit Sth Korea is mid April
Great tour if you are looking for a...
Michiteru K
, Jun. 2017
Great tour if you are looking for a tour around South Korea. What made our tour exceptional was thanks to our guide, Brandon. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a frank insightful narrative. He was very accommodating to meet the needs of our dynamic group from various backgrounds and ages. Provided mini gifts and snacks throughout our trip, which I found out later was paid from his own expense. I wanted to try various dishes in Korea, and he provided all the information needed to enjoy them during the tour. We were able to connect very well with our guide Brandon, and made us feel like we had an older Korean brother showing us around. Thank you so much 형
We had such a good time on our tour...
, Mar. 2017
We had such a good time on our tour. Our guide, Justin, was amazing!! We had a 7 month old baby too, and they made it super easy to travel with him. We were able to see and do a lot on this trip it was definitely packed full of things to do and see. It would have been nice to spend more time in some areas, but then it would probably have to be a longer trip!!
This was a great across the country...
Mackenzie N
, Feb. 2017
This was a great across the country tour. The tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Strongly recommended to friends.
We highly recommend this tour as we...
Owenita E
, Dec. 2016
We highly recommend this tour as we went all over South Korea and visited the highlights of every city. The countryside is just so beautiful with the fall foliage. The rice fields were orange in color ready to harvest. Mt. Seorak Mountain was yellow, orange, red and green in color. I never realized that South Korea has so many UNESCO World Heritage Site until we joined this tour. We have a thousand pictures because every place that we went were picture perfect. Seokguram Temple and Bulguksa Temple were just amazing. The hotel accommodations with breakfast included were all good. I shot a picture of what the countryside look like in one frame Mountains, Sea, Islands, Skyscrapers and Rice fields amazing!!! Our tour guide, Miss Mina, made this tour very memorable. She treated us like a family and took care of all of us. She has vast knowledge of Korean history and every place that we went. Without Miss Mina, we wouldn't love this tour so much. We were all sad when the tour ended and saying farewell to Miss Mina.
1 traveller found this review helpful
8/10 Look for K-shuttle as no Viator...
, Nov. 2016
8/10 Look for K-shuttle as no Viator sign. 9/10 if bus had less noise and toilet. Great tour guide Justin Choi, one of the best. Great historical knowledge, telling us the history and stories behind sites, with a sense of humour. Great food advice. Hotels 2x4*, 1x3*, 1avg. Free WiFi at hotels. :)

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