Explore the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, situated on the Han River – Seoul during this private day tour. From UNESCO World Heritage sites to modern landmarks, from breathtaking national parks to world’s largest indoor theme parks, the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world’s 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism. Its history stretches back more than two thousand years when Seoul was founded in 18 A.C. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty.
Jeonju city is the capital of North Jeonla Province and important tourist center famous for Korean food, historic buildings, sports activities and innovative festivals. In times of Joseon Dynasty, Jeonju served as royal summer residence as well.
For a different kind of sightseeing tour in Korea, take this full-day privately guided excursion from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a border that divides North and South Korea. Your guide takes you along the invasion route that North Korean spy commandos used when they infiltrated the worlds most heavily fortified border in 1968. You’ll also have time to reflect on the future of the divided territory during a stop at Imjingak Peace Park near the Imjin River, and the War Memorial of Korea back in Seoul. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle are included.
Let an informative guide escort you on a private tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), following the North Korean spy commandos invasion route and touring the Joint Security Area (JSA). Find evidence of the 1968 infiltration of the fortified border that 22 spies crossed more than a decade after the Korean War, and spot a North Korean village from a civilian observation point. At Panmunjom, visit the conference rooms of the JSA, the Freedom House and the Bridge of No Return. Includes lunch and round-trip transport by private vehicle.
Enjoy a day of guided sightseeing, and plenty of time to see Busan
on your own, during this semi-independent 2-night experience. Stay
overnight at the Toyo Koin Hotel (or similar) with breakfast.
On your second day, embark on a full-day tour of Busan’s highlights with a knowledgeable guide. Youll receive a Korean lunch and a fantastic overview of top locations and landmarks such as Yongdusan Park, Gwangbokdong Street, UN Memorial Cemetery, Yonggungsa Temple and Dongbaek Island. Bonus: Take advantage of pickup and drop-off from your original hotel, Busan Station or Gimhae International Airport.
Combine nature and ancient history on a private guided day trip to Junam Wetlands Park and the Haeinsa Temple. Avid birders can bust out binoculars to spot thousands of feathered friends such as the white-naped crane and Eurasian spoonbill at Koreas largest migratory bird habitat. Afterward, your private group heads to Haeinsa Temple, built during the Silla dynasty, to examine 13th-century woodblocks carved with the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of Buddhist scriptures in existence. Lunch plus round-trip hotel transport from Busan are included.
Delve into Koreas natural and cultural history on this full-day coach trip to Junam Wetlands Park and Haeinsa Temple from Busan. At Koreas largest migratory bird habitat, your knowledgeable guide will point out winter or summer waterfowl such as the Chinese oriole or white-naped crane. Then get a glimpse of the Silla dynasty at Haeinsa Temple, which houses 13th-century woodblocks carved with the Tripitaka Koreana, considered the most complete collection of Buddhist scriptures in existence. Lunch plus round-trip hotel transport from Busan are included.
This private day trip with a professional guide introduces you to two cultural attractions in Andong. After a drive by private minivan, youll visit Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its traditional houses dating back to the Joseon Dynasty. Watch a mask dance performance before exploring Confucian traditions at the Andong Folk Museum, where indoor and outdoor exhibits represent the Andong lifestyle. A Korean lunch and round-trip hotel transport from Busan are included.
Sokcho, a city in Gangwon province, is widely known for the beautiful Seorak mountain, and its fish products. This 8-hour private tour will take you to three of the must-see places in the city; Seorak National Park, Sokcho Jungang market, and Daepohang.
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Take an unforgettable private full day tour of beautiful Jeju island. Follow your friendly and professional guide to some of Jeju’s most beautiful destinations and sink your teeth into delicious Jeju local market street food. You’ll explore the Jusangjeoli Lava Cliff and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall plus venture to Manjang Lava tube and other popular hot spots. Top that off with a local lunch of either seafood stew or pork barbecue. Unlike many tours in Korea, this tour does not include any compulsory shopping stops.