Best of South Korea
From traditional palaces to K-pop music videos
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Group Size: Avg 20
Trip code: CTKR
Duration: 9 days
South Korea on your bucket list? Packed full of traditional palaces, vibrant cities and the best up-and-coming spots, see all the highlights (and more!) on this 9-day group tour. Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, Haeundae Beach in Busan and Jeonju Hanok Heritage village. As you explore you’ll recognise iconic filming spots from your favourite K-dramas, visit the locations behind BTS music videos and pick up K-Beauty must haves. Meet like-minded friends and get a real taste of life in South Korea!
- Explore Seoul, Busan and Jeonju
- Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in Hanbok dress
- Relax on popular Haeundae Beach
- Experience South Korean culture at Jeonju Hanok Heritage village and at a local Buddhist Temple
- Spot iconic K-drama and K-Pop filming locations
Day 1: Seoul. Welcome to South Korea! Your 9 day adventure starts here in Seoul. You will meet your group and guide this afternoon and start exploring the city.
Day 2: Seoul. We’ll wake up early this morning to visit the stunning Gyeongbokgung Palace in traditional Hanbok dress. Next up is the vibrant district of Seonsgu, the perfect spot to wander through the shops and grab a bite to eat. Opt to get involved in a K-Pop dance class this afternoon, or why not book a live game of Baseball - hugely popular in South Korea!
Day 3: Visit the DMZ. We’ll journey over to the Korean Demilitarized Zone for a Peace Tour. On the tour, you will be able to see over to North Korea (weather dependent) from the Dora Observatory.
Day 4: Seoul to Busan. Hop on a high-speed train to a colourful Busan - a port city renowned for its stunning beaches and vibrant streets. A local guide will take us to an international fish market and show us all the prime locations you won’t want to miss.
Day 5: Busan. Discover the best of Busan, from dreamy Haeundae beach to K-drama filming locations. Then, opt to get a unique view of the city on a private cruise after dark - a real treat! Grab a local beer as you watch the dazzling Diamond Bridge light up.
Day 6: Busan to Jeonju. Stop off at a Hanok - an authentic Korean house - surrounded by scenic views of the mountains and also the location from BTS’ music videos. As we arrive in Jeonju, check out the famous Jeonju Hanok Heritage Village and enjoy delicious bibimbap for lunch!
Day 7: Busan to Hongdae. Travel back to Seoul to stay in Hongdae. Stop off in iconic Gangnam to pick up a few souvenirs and have a coffee served by robots! We’ll then enjoy tea in a Buddhist temple.
Day 8: Hongdae. Practice your dance moves with the chance to star in your own K-Pop music video. Why not have a go at making some delicious Korean food with a local cooking class? Tonight, we’ll feast on a Korean BBQ for a final farewell meal.
Day 9: End in Seoul. Say your goodbyes and start planning your next adventure!
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The tour starts in Seoul in the afternoon of day 1. We therefore suggest you arrive into Seoul the day before your trip starts in case of any delays. We can help you book pre-nights accommodation at the starting hotel.
The tour ends back in Seoul after breakfast on day 9. You can depart at any time.
Airport transfers are not included, but public transport is easy to use in Seoul.
This tour includes 8 nights of accommodation. 7 nights will be spent at centrally located hotels and 1 night you will have the unique experience of staying in a traditional Hanok. Below is an example of some of the hotels you may stay in. Please note that all accommodation is subject to change.
- Ibis Insadong Hotel
- Amanti Hotel
This tour includes 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner. You will have to buy the remainder of the meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to sample local food at markets and explore the destinations we visit.
This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-35.
British citizens can enter South Korea for up to 90 days without a visa. You must also have an onward or return ticket out of the country. It’s your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.