A Taste of Korea 9 Days

Fully Escorted Tour


This fully escorted tour takes you to not only the major sites of South Korea but also some of the less travelled destinations. Along with a taste of unique Korean local cuisines this tour will immerse you in the culture and history of this fascinating peninsula.

This tour will operate with an experienced escort/local guide where applicable who will assist with the entire trip from sightseeing to shopping and dining.

  1. Day
  2. 1

Meals: N/A                  
Accommodation: IBIS Ambassador Insadong, Seoul

Upon arrival at Incheon Airport, clear customs and immigration before being transferred to your Seoul accommodation by a private vehicle. Additionally JTB can arrange early check in or prior accommodation and any other arrangements before the tour begins.  


  1. Day
  2. 2

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: IBIS Ambassador Insadong, Seoul

Let’s see what this amazing city has to offer! Today embark on a sightseeing tour of Seoul visiting Gyeongbok Palace where you will see the changing of the guard ceremony. Also visit the National Folk Museum, Insadong Antique Alley, Namdaemun Market and the Myeongdong entertainment area. In the evening will be a welcome dinner at a local restaurant enjoying a delicious Korean Barbecue.


  1. Day
  2. 3
Seoul – DMZ

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: IBIS Ambassador Insadong, Seoul

This morning visit the intriguing DMZ and The 3rd North Korea Tunnel with a fascinating opportunity to go down into the tunnels and visit Dorasan Railway Station. After lunch visit Seoul Tower to enjoy a birds-eye view of Seoul. In the evening enjoy a non-verbal performance ‘Nanta’, a comedic theatrical show before returning to your accommodation. 


  1. Day
  2. 4
Seoul – Jinan – Jeonju

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Jeonju Core Riviera Hotel

Today will see you leave Seoul city behind to explore regional South Korea. First stop is Jinan to visit Tapsa Temple at Mt. Mai Provincial Park. Then in the afternoon visit Jeonju and tour the traditional Korean Hanok Village and Jeondong Cathedral. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant specialising in the iconic regional dish Bibimbap. 


  1. Day
  2. 5
Jeonju – Mt.Gaya – Gyoengju  

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Commodore Chosun Hotel, Gyeongji

In the morning travel by coach to Mt Gaya National Park and visit the historic Haeinsa Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then continue onto Gyeongju and spend the evening at your leisure.


  1. Day
  2. 6

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Commodore Chosun Hotel, Gyeongji

Today, explore the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, Gyeongju. This full day sightseeing tour will visit Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, National Museum, Tumuli Park (open air museum containing ancient burial mounds), Anapji Pond and Cheomseongdae Observatory.


  1. Day
  2. 7
Gyeongju – Busan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tower Hill Hotel, Busan

Leaving the ancient kingdom behind, travel to Korea’s second largest city – Busan. Here you will visit Nurimaru APEC house of Dongbaek Island and Haeundae Beach. Lunch today will be at a local restaurant which serves the Busan speciality Dongnae Pajeon (Korean Pancake). 


  1. Day
  2. 8

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Tower Hill Hotel, Busan

This morning tour more highlights of Busan including Busan Tower, BIFF Square and Jagalchi Fish Markets. This afternoon is free time to explore Busan at your leisure. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at a local buffet restaurant.


  1. Day
  2. 9

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Your journey finishes today after breakfast. Your tour guide will assist you in making your way from the hotel to Busan train station to take the KTX train back to Incheon Airport. JTB can also arrange post tour accommodation and any other arrangments if you wish to extend your stay in Korea after the tour concludes. 


2017:01st April Departure – CLOSED 
$4,495 Single Share
$3,464 Per Person Twin Share
$3,344 Per Person Triple Share
Tour Inclusions:*8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
*1 lunch and 3 dinners
*Arrival transfer from Inchon Airport to Seoul hotel
*KTX train ticket from Busal to Seoul Incheon Airport on departure
*Guide service from day 2-8
*Seoul 1 day tour
*DMZ tour
*Nanta Performance 
*Jinan and Jeongju tour
*Mt Gaya half day tour
*Gyeongju 1 day tour
*2 busan half day tours 
Guide Service:This tour will operate with an experienced guide who will assist with the entire trip, from sightseeing to shopping and dining. Guide is included from day 2-8.
Accommodation: Seoul: IBIS Ambassador Insadong or similar
Jeonju: Jeonju Core Riviera hotel or similar
Gyeongju: Commodore Chosun hotel or similar
Busan: Tower Hill hotel or similar 
Remarks:  *Hotels are subject to change of the same category. 
*Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances. 
*Minimum 10 persons for the tour to operate, maximum 20.
*Child reduction prices are also available, please contact JTB.
*Double rooms can be requested upon booking. Request base only.
*Special airfares in conjunction with this tour are available, please contact JTB


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