Highlights of South Korea

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As you peer across the Demilitarized Zone at the 38th parallel, you can almost feel the weight of history on your shoulders. Experience a unique opportunity to witness the impact of geopolitics on people’s daily lives. In contrast to the tense atmosphere of the DMZ, the rural town of Gurye offers a peaceful respite. Here, you will learn about the temple life of monks, who lead a simple yet profound existence. When you’re ready to re-engage with the vibrancy of Korean culture, take a stroll through the bustling markets. The colours, smells, and sounds are overwhelming, but in the best possible way.

From EUR  2.971

Tour Details

Specification: Highlights of South Korea


South Korea


10 Days


Every other Monday

Tour Type

Small Group Journey

Trip Grading



Daily Breakfast


2 Dinners, 5 Lunches


3 – 4 Star Hotels


Per Person in Double Room


With 6 Persons

SKU IJDB-SGJ-5-2023 / 2024 Category Tags , , , ,

Meet your guide at Incheon airport and take a private transfer to your hotel where you will stay for the next four nights. Enjoy a traditional welcome Korean dinner to meet your fellow travellers.

Today you will visit the main sights of Seoul starting with the Deoksu Palace and National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. After lunch visit the 600 year old Bukchon Hanok Village before ending the day with views over Seoul from the 236 metre tall N Seoul Tower.

Take a day tour to the DMZ that divides North and South Korea and visit Imjinggak Park, Freedom Village, the DMZ Theatre, North Korea’s Infiltration Tunnel and the Dora Oberservation Post. Return to Seoul in the afternoon to visit the poignant but extensive War Memorial Of Korea before returning to the hotel for a free evening.

Visit to Nami Island which is well-known for its tree-lined avenues, and famous as the filming spot of the popular Korean drama ‘Winter Sonata’. Afterward continue to the Garden of Morning Calm. It is the best place to relax and draw some inspiration from, filled with trees and flowers perfect for nature lovers!

This morning spend time at the peaceful Gyeonggijeon Shrine before having the opportunity to learn about Korean culture through traditional clothing or tea. The rest of the afternoon is spent enjoying the scenic Jejonju Hanok Village.

Today will be spent in Gurye experiencing and learning about Temple Life in Korea. This will include a Temple Tour, Yebul or Ceremonial Service, tea time with a monk and temple food for lunch. Continue on to Tongyeong where you will visit the artistic Dongpirang Wall Painting Village and bustling Tongyeong Central Market.

Start you day with a transfer to Geoje-do to visit the historic POW camp that held over 170,000 prisoners during the Korean War. Have a photo stop at the windmill on Windy Hill before transferring to Koreas second biggest city, Busan and it’s famous Haeundae Beach.

Spend this morning visiting the main attractions of Busan including the UN Memorial Cemetary, Busan Tower at Yongdusan Park and the Jagalchi Fish Market. Visit the spectacular seaside temple of Haedong Yonggungsa before travelling to Gyeongju where you will spend the night.

A full day exploring Gyeongju the old capital city of the Shilla Kingdom including the UNESCO World Heritage Bulgksa Temple and Seogguram Grotto. After an included lunch visit the Gyeongju National Museum to see the treasures of the Shilla Kingdom and the tomb mounds of Tumuli Park. Endthe day with an evening visit to Donggung Palace and Woji Pond. Transfer back to Seoul today in comfort about the KTX Korean Bullet Train.

It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

What´s included


Departure Dates and Rates

Monday, 5 June 2023Wednesday, 14 June 202329713523
Monday, 19 June 2023Wednesday, 28 June 202329713523
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Monday, 9 October 2023Wednesday, 18 October 202329713523
Monday, 23 October 2023Wednesday, 1 November 202329713523
Monday, 6 November 2023Wednesday, 15 November 202329713523
Monday, 20 November 2023Wednesday, 29 November 202329713523
Monday, 4 December 2023Wednesday, 13 December 202329713523
Monday, 18 December 2023Wednesday, 27 December 202329713523
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Monday, 22 January 2024Wednesday, 31 January 202429713597
Monday, 5 February 2024Wednesday, 14 February 202429713597
Monday, 19 February 2024Wednesday, 28 February 202429713597
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Monday, 18 March 2024Wednesday, 27 March 202429713597

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