Korea Discovery Tour
7 days/6 nights
An in-depth trip to Korea that explores the ancient Kingdoms in the West and East combined with the vibrancy of Seoul. This tour includes some traditional cultural experiences and the scenic beauty of ancient and modern day South Korea.
Departures: from Seoul
Select dates: Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Seoul, Gongju, Daejeon, Jeonju, Jinan, Gwangju, Boseong, Suncheon, Yeosu, Jinju, BusanUlsan, Gyeongju, Daegu, Andong, Wonju, Pyongchang, Gangreung, Yangyang
Tour IncludesExpand or Collapse Section
  • Accommodations for 6 nights 4 star hotel based on twin sharing.
  • Coach transfers with English speaking guide.
  • 6 Breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 6 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
Breakfast in the hotel, 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 - Busan
After a visit to Hyangilam Temple which is the best known for its breathtaking views of sunrise over the southern coast of Hallyeo Nartime National Park. Transfer to Jinju and visit Jinjuseong Fortress. Transfer to Busan, the largest port city in Korea. Visit Nurimaru APEC House located at Dongbaekseom. Then visit Centum City Shopping Mall which has the largest department store in the world. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Busan - Ulsan - Gyeongju - Daegu
Leave for Ulsan after hotel breakfast and upon arrival, visit Ulgi Park which is a seaside park standing at east coast. Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju National Museum, Yangdong Village and experience Making Korean Taffy is the itinerary in Gyeongju. Transfer to Daegu hotel check in after dinner at local restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Daegu - Andong - Wonju - Pyongchang
Leave for Andong and visit Hahoe Village upon arrival. After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to Wonju. Hanji Theme Park and experience of making Hanji (traditional Korean paper) is on the agenda for Wonju. Transfer to Pyeongchang for hotel check in. Lunch and dinner will be served at local restaurants. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Pyongchang - Gangreung - Yangyang - Seoul
Leave for Gangreung and visit Jumunjin Fish Market. And then, transfer to Yangyang for a short hike at Jujeongol of Mt. Seoraksan enjoying the nature. After lunch at local restaurant, 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 Tue) Land Price (Sharing Twin) Single Supplement
From To
01-Jan-13 31-Dec-13 $1,419 $499
Options of pre & post above coach package*
  Price
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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Information for Travel Protection Insurance

Hotel InformationExpand or Collapse Section
Daejeon

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

Gwangju

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

Yeosu

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

Busan

Novotel Ambassador Busan or similar
1405-16 Jung-Dong, Haeundae-Gu
Busan, Korea (612-010)

Daegu

Hotel Inter-Burgo Daegu or similar
611 Munhwa-dong, Jung-gu
Daegu, Korea (700-733)

Pyongchang

InterContinental Pyeongchang or similar
225-3 Yongsan-Ri, Daegwanryeong-myeon
Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea (232-952)

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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Mon-Thur: 9:30AM - 2AM (EST)
Fri: 9:30AM - 9PM (EST)
Sat: 10AM - 6PM (EST)