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4-Day Eastern Korea Tour Including Gyeongju and Busan

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    Day 1: Day 1 (Tue): Seoul – Jinju – Busan (X/L/D)

    Stop At: Jinjuseong, Bonseong-dong Bonseong-dong, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do 52692 South Korea
    Meet the guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Ramada Encore Hotel, Busan or Similar (4 Star)

    Day 2: Day 2 (Wed): Busan –Gyeongju (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Nurimaru APAC House, 116, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48100 South Korea
    After breakfast, visit Nurimaru APEC House, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.” Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
    Next, head to Gyeongju, and explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gyeongju National Museum, 186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171 South Korea
    And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Daereungwon, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
    Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
    The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. (constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather.)

    After the dinner, feel free to enjoy on own around walk through Bomun lake.
    Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants.
    After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

    Gyeongju Lunch: Vegetarian set menu
    Gyeongju Dinner: Casual Buffet

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar (5 Star) or Gyeongju LAHAN Select (5*_7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12)

    Day 3: Day 3 (Thu): Gyeongju – Andong – Wonju – Pyeongchang (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
    After breakfast, transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees.
    Hahoe Village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or Similar (5 Star)

    Day 4: Day 4 (Fri): Pyeongchang – Yangyang(Mt.Seorak)- Seoul (B/L/X)

    Stop At: Pyeongchang-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    After breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea
    Finally, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup & Drop-off Service : Hotels in Seoul only.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    4 days
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3-night accommodation in 5-star hotels
    • Transport by van, minibus and/or coach
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off available (Seoul only)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Jinjuseong
    • Entry/Admission - Nurimaru APAC House
    • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongju National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Daereungwon
    • Entry/Admission - Cheomseongdae Observatory
    • Entry/Admission - Andong Hahoe Folk Village
    • Entry/Admission - Seoraksan National Park
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks (unless specified)
    • Service beyond the itinerary
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Bookings must be made at least 4 days prior to the travel date. Any booking made within 4 days will be rejected
    • Price based on double occupancy. Single supplement charge of $240 will be added if single occupancy is requested - if an odd number of travelers except for ONE person (i.e. 3, 5, 7 and so on..), a triple bed OR a roll-out bed may be requested and added by sending a note to the supplier.
    • At the time of booking, please inform the tour operator where you would like to be picked up; tour operator contact information will be on your confirmation voucher
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Since departure is 100% guaranteed for Discover Korea tours, your group may be joined with other Round Korea 7 days and Western Korea 4 Days tour groups. Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join your group.
    • Transportation : Van (1 - 4 passengers), mini coach (5 - 9 passengers), medium-sized coach (10 - 17 passengers) or large-sized coach (18 passengers)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    This was a great tour and gave us a great introduction to South Korea. Our tour guide Mark Tak was exceptional He was funny, informative and really made the tour an interesting and unique experience. The tour included seeing the sights but also exposed us to the culture and
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    We chose to do a tour because we had never been to South Korea and wanted a guided experience. Our tour guide Jay was really friendly, informative and had a good sense of humour. Our driver Mr Song was incredibly talented at manouvering the bus in even the most awkward spaces.
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    Good mix of activities, sightseeing, and history. Delicious food, better than I expected. Nice hotels, well organized check-in and check-out. Guide was knowledgeable and humorous. Excellent bus driver. Would recommend.
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    We just finished a 4 day Eastern S. Korea tour with Jae as our tour guide. Jae did a superb job showing us all around this beautiful country. He has a wealth of information and knowledge about everywhere we visited and also had a good sense of humor. We were also able to
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    Day trip to Busan was really quick and we’re very disappointed due to heavy rain throughout the entire day. We were expecting some sort of seafood for dining but unfortunately that was not an option. Almost everyday we had Korean BBQ. Busan is known for seafood but we were
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