Western Korea Explorer
4 days/3 nights
The land of the ancient Baekje Kingdom, the history of this area dates back 1400 years. The natural beauty of the coastline combined with the scenic mountains and temples make this a memorable journey.
Departures: from Seoul
Select dates: Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Seoul, Gongju, Daejeon, Jeonju, Jinan, Gwangju, Boseong, Suncheon, Yeosu, Jinju
Tour IncludesExpand or Collapse Section
  • Accommodations for 3 nights 4 star hotel based on twin sharing.
  • Coach transfers with English speaking guide.
  • 3 Breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 3 dinners (D) as indicated in itinerary.
  • Admission fee per specified in the itinerary.
Tour ItineraryExpand or Collapse Section
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

PricingExpand or Collapse Section
Tour Date (Every Sat) Land Price (Sharing Twin) Single Supplement
From To
01-Jan-13 31-Dec-13 $779 $259
Options of pre & post above coach package*
Private Transfer - Arrival airport/hotel transfer or vice versa
Remark: Max. 4 pax (Call for price over 4)
$115/one way
Airport/hotel by Airport Bus - Bus No. #6002 app. $10/pp
Center Mark Hotel **** weekday Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2013
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2013
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2013
Room: $164/per night
Breakfast: $20 per person
weekend Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2013
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2013
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2013
Room: $176/per night
Breakfast: $20 per person
Holiday A Jan 1-3, 6-9,
Jul 12-17, Jul 25-Aug 18,
Dec 21-25, 28-31
Room: $220/per night
Breakfast: $20 per person
weekday Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2013
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2013
Room: $209/per night
Breakfast: $20 per person
weekend Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2013
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2013
Room: $220/per night
Breakfast: $20 per person
Holiday B Mar 29-Apr 1,
Apr 5-8, 12-14, Apr 26-May 5,
Sep 18-22, Oct 10-13, Nov 1-4
Room: $276/per night
Breakfast: $20 per person

*Hotel rate is subject to change without prior notice.

Meeting Points:
1. Pick up from selected hotels by driver-guide and transfer to Lotte Seoul Hotel for group departure
2. Call our local contact for hotel pick up servise

A minimum of 1 passagers is requested to book this package.

Itinerary and hotels are subject to change without prior notice.

Package price is subject to availablility. Black-out dates may be applied.

International airfare from U.S.A. to Asia airline is available upon request.

Prices are based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement: as shown in the price table.

Triple room reduction per person: N/A

Pre and post trip extensions are available. Please inquire with our sales agent for details.

Not Included In Your Vacation Price
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, and fares; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at train stations; Travel Protection Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

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Hotel InformationExpand or Collapse Section

Hotel Interciti or similar
13, On Cheon moowhagil
Yuseong gu, Daejeon, Korea


Holiday Inn Hotel or similar
1158 Chipyeong-dong, Seo-gu
Gwangju, Korea (502-827)


The Ocean Resort or similar (before Jun 30, 2013)
San 99 Soho-dong, Yeosu-si
Jeollanam-do, Korea

Hiddenbay Hotel or similar (from Jul 1, 2013)
496-25 Sinwol-ro, Yeosu, Jeonnam, Korea

Our Volume Buying Power Saves You Money!
-We can provide you with flight arrangements from most gateway cities. -Additional accommodations before or after your vacation may be available at our low prices.

Guaranteed air inclusive or land-only vacations:
You can choose the land-only option for your vacation, however, including airfare gives you various advantages. Airlines' special fares generally apply to very brief periods, however our low air-inclusive fares apply throughout the year. To get these "Deals" you may have to pay the full airfare at the time of booking.
Airfare is available to passengers traveling from the United States and Canada, and when booked in conjunction with a land/tour vacation. An additional $250 non-refundable deposit is required (i.e., air-inclusive vacation.) However, once your airfare is confirmed and United Vacations has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

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