The itinerary begins with morning pickup from your Seoul hotel (not included) if available, or the appointed gathering point (Lotte Seoul Hotel), and ends with return to Lotte Seoul Hotel at about 6:00 PM. When making your travel arrangements, please keep in mind that that the majority of flights to Korea from the United States arrive the following day and flights back to the United States arrive the same day. Besides, you will need one night Seoul hotel each before and after the tour.
Day 1: Seoul - Gongju - Daejeon
Pick up from your hotel by driver-guide and transfer to Lotte Seoul Hotel for group departure. Our guide will greet you at the piano in hotel lobby with "Discover Korea Tour" sign.
Leave for Gongju, the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom. You will visit Gongsanseong Fortress, Tomb of Muryeong King and Yoengpyeongsa Temple where you will experience tea ceremony with an abbot. Leave for Daejeon, one of the 5 major cities in Korea and check-in hotel after dinner at a local restaurant. (L, D)
Day 2: Daejeon - Jeonju - Jinan - Gwangju
Leave for Jeonju, home of Korean Culture and tradition. Visit Jeonju Hanok (Korean Traditional House) Village with experience wearing traditional Korean costume, Hanbok and Jeondong Catholic Cathedral. After Jeonju Bibimbap lunch at local restaurant, depart to Jinan and visit Tapsa Temple at Mt. Maisan and leave for Gwangju afterwards. Check-in hotel after dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Gwangju - Boseong - Suncheon - Yeosu
Sightseeing of the day will be Green Tea Plantation in Boseong, Nakaneupseong Folk Village, Suncheonman Bay Reeds Marshes, Yongsan Observatory and Eco-Museum in Suncheon. Transfer to Yeosu. Lunch & dinner will be served at local restaurant en route. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Yeosu - Jinju - Seoul
After a visit to Hyangilam Temple which looks out to the boundless seas of Hallyeo Nartime National Park. Transfer to Jinju and visit Jinjuseong Fortress. Return to Seoul and drop off at Lotte Seoul hotel around 18:00. (B, L)
Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner