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8 Days
Cultural and Culinary Tour of South Korea

Seoul . Andong . Busan . Daegu . Gyeongju

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culinary delights of South Korea on our 8-day tour. Traverse the bustling streets of Seoul, explore the traditional charm of Andong, experience the vibrant coastal city of Busan, delve into Deagu's unique culture, and step back in time in the ancient city of Gyeongiu. This curated journey combines the best of South Korean culture and cuisine, offering an unforgettable exploration of history, tradition, and tantalizing flavors.


Was $5612
-43% off
From$3199CAD
World Wonders Sale


Savings up to $980/room

FREE Upgrade to Superior Rooms throughout the tour(US$400/room value)

FREE 4 Traditional Korean Meals Package (US$300/room Value)


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Trip Code TP08SK
6 Nights
8 Meals
Escorted Tour
4 Star Hotel
Small Group (26)
Airfare included
Coach, Flight
Daily Sightseeing

Tour Highlights

Andong Hahoe folk village
Walk past the traditional homes to imagine the country in its past life in the Andong Hahoe folk village
Korean cuisine
Delve into the many flavours of Korean cuisine – Korea BBQ & Chicken soup with ginseng
Myeongdong
Immerse yourself in the bustling crowds of Myeongdong, one of Seoul’s main commercial districts
Gamcheon Culture Village
Travel to Gamcheon Culture Village-"Machu Picchu of Busan"
Gyeongbokgung palace
Visit Gyeongbokgung palace, one of the 'Five Grand Palace'
Option to visit DMZ
Option to visit DMZ area to learn more about the history


Day 01:  Canada - Seoul 

Board an overnight flight to Seoul. 

                    

Day 02  Seoul

After arrival, transfer to the hotel, and the rest of the day is free leisure.



   



Day 03: Seoul - Andong - Dague

After breakfast, depart to Andong. Visit the traditional village,  which features traditional houses of the Joseon Dynasty period (1392-1897). Then transfer to Daegu to visit Daegu Donghwasa Temple, located on the southern slopes of Mt. Palgongsan (1193m) in Daegu. The name of the temple means “Paulownia Blossom Temple” in English.  Then take a stroll in Dongseongno Shopping District, a major fashion retail district. The streets are packed with hundreds of stores full of personality that reflect the city’s fastpaced fashion trends. Overnight in Daegu.

Meal: Breakfast





    




Day 04: Daegu - Busan

This morning, transfer to Busan, we visit Haedong Yonggungsa (East Sea Dragon Palace Temple), situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of the city and overlooking the ocean. Then visit Nurimaru APEC House, a memorial hall and prestigious international conference hall located near Haeundae Beach, offering visitors spectacular views of the nearby natural landscape. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to view the waves while looking down through the transparent floor of the 15 metre high Oryukdo Skywalk, which is set over a 35 meter-high coastal cliff. Travel to Gamcheon Culture Village situated on the foothills of a coastal mountain and nicknamed ‘Machu Picchu of Busan’. You will be thrilled by the many alleys cutting through this village, vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the local resident. In the evening, we stop at one of Korea’s largest markets, Nampo Dong Gukje Market for a wide variety of goods at affordable prices.  Overnight in Busan.
Meal: Breakfast


    



Day 05: Busan – Gyeongju – Seoul 

Today explore the many archaeological sites and temples, royal tombs, and monuments of Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom (57 BC – 935 AD). Visit Royal Tumuli Park and Gyeongju National Museum. Enjoiy the special Samgyetang Lunch (Chicken soup with ginseng). Then transfer back to Seoul. 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch


    



Day 06 Seoul 

This morning, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the ‘Five Grand Palaces’ built by the Kings of the Jeoson Dynasty, and Insadong, a street full of traditional Korean antique and art shops, restaurants and tea houses. You may try on a hanbok, the traditional attire of the Korean people and having great photo opportunity. Here we will visit the Ginseng Centre and Cosmetic Shop. Today we will have the Korea BBQ lunch. Continue to Cheonggyecheon Stream and admire this urban oasis before visiting Myeongdong, one of Seoul’s main commercial districts.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch


    





Day 07:  Seoul 

Today is your free leisure or you may join theoptional Cheorwon DMZ tour with traditional lunch (USD 125/ person).
Meal: Breakfast

Cheorwon DMZ tour
After pickup at your Seoul hotel in themorning, drive to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Cheorwon. 
Firstly, you will visit The Second Tunnel, it wasbeing discovered in March 1975, lies about 800 meters (0.5 mile) south of the Military Demarcation Line,as per the Korean Armistice Agreement. This incomplete tunnel extends for 3.5 km, with a maximum height of 2 m and a width of 2.1 m. It runs through bedrock at a depth ranging from 50 m to 160 m below ground. The tunnel was seemingly designed for a surprise attack on Seoul from North Korea, with the capacity to accommodate up to 30,000 soldiers per hour, along with their light weaponry. North Korea initially denied involvement, claiming it was part of a coal mine and citing construction explosions for the tunnel's blackened interior. The tunnel visit takes appx. 1 hour.

Then, you will have appx. 40 mins to visit the Peace Observatory to looks across the Demilitarized Zone. It is the part of South Korea closest to the North. Visitors can catch a rare glimpse of the reclusive North Korean state through binoculars.

Last but not least, make a brief stop at Woljeongri Station. It was a small train yard where rail stock was stored or shunted before leaving for Wonsan, now in North Korea. At the site are remains of a train used by the North Korean army which was bombed by UN forces. “The windows of the train car are twisted toward the sky and the frame and the body of the train are crooked and rusty.”

Then transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon. A traditional lunch is included.

* If there’s an unannounced official event or unforeseen situation in the DMZ, the program will be cancelled & replaced by Paju tour.Tripoppo will have the right to adjust the itinerary on spot accordingly *


   



Day 08: Seoul - Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Canada.

Meal: Breakfast


Featured Hotel

Day 2-3
Golden Tulip Incheon Airp...
1 Night
The Golden Tulip Incheon Airport Hotel & Suites is a 4-star hotel with 539 guest rooms. From the hotel you have an easy access to the Incheon International Airport.
Day 3
Hotel Adela Busan
1 Night
In a high-rise building facing the harbor, this informal hotel is 8 minutes' walk from Nampo-dong subway station and 15 minutes by bus from the seafood stalls at Jagalchi Market.
Day 5-7
Four points by Sheraton J...
2 Nights
Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station, welcomes business and leisure travelers to South Korea with the perfect blend of comfort and style, all for a great price. Ideally situated in Seoul's city center, our hotel is a short walk from Seoul Station, Myeongdong, the Yongsan army base, the National Museum of Korea, and Itaewon nightlife.
* In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by alternative hotels with the same quality.

Optional Tours

Day 6
Cheorwon DMZ Tour with traditional lunch
125 USD
Visit The Underground Tunnel, Peace Observatory and Woljeongri Station in DMZ, a traditional lunch included.

Inclusion

Price Include

Return international airfares from Vancouver (Add-on $400 for departing from Toronto);

Airline taxes & fuel surcharges

6 nights 4 star First Class accommodations

Hotel taxes, fees & service charges

Meals featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary

Sightseeing per itinerary in a modern air-conditioned motor coach

Services of English-speaking tour guides

Entrance fees per itinerary

Price Does Not Include

Visa Fee

Prepaid Tipping: USD$105/person for the entire trip

Travel insurance.

Personal expenditures


Date & Price

Departure Dates Return Date land Only Package Price
2024/09/10 2024/09/17 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/09/17 2024/09/24 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/10/08 2024/10/15 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/10/15 2024/10/22 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/10/22 2024/10/29 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/11/05 2024/11/12 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/11/12 2024/11/19 CAD$1799 CAD$3299
2024/12/03 2024/12/10 CAD$1799 CAD$3199
2025/03/18 2025/03/26 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/03/20 2025/03/28 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/03/25 2025/04/02 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/04/01 2025/04/09 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/04/15 2025/04/23 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/05/06 2025/05/14 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/05/13 2025/05/21 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/05/20 2025/05/28 CAD$1899 CAD$3499
2025/06/10 2025/06/18 CAD$2099 CAD$4099
Single Supplements +CAD$999

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Savings up to $980/room

FREE Upgrade to Superior Rooms throughout the tour(US$400/room value)

FREE 4 Traditional Korean Meals Package (US$300/room Value)


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