Welcome to Gyeongsangbuk-do


The region’s major city, Daegu, has a historic centre peppered with heritage churches and an excellent medicinal-herb market, with nearby streets drenched in neon, superb restaurants and craft beer bars. Elsewhere, Haein-sa is a must-see temple-library amid gorgeous mountain scenery that contains the Tripitaka Koreana, 1000-year-old wooden tablets inscribed with sacred Buddhist texts and ingeniously preserved. The ancient town of Andong offers multiple exploration options, while off the coast sits the rugged island of Ulleungdo, with endless opportunities to enjoy spectacular coastal landscapes.


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Best of South Korea

Ready for a unique travel experience? South Korea fits the bill and then some. On this 10-day trip, you’ll see the highlights in and around Seoul plus visit folk villages, unique Korean temples, and the incredible Jeju Island. Learn about the sombre history of North and South Korea and take an excursion to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two. This is the perfect snapshot of a country coming back into its own as a top travel destination.

$7349 Classic

Highlights of East Asia: Japan, South Korea, and China

Hit all the hot spots of East Asia on this 24-day tour through Japan, South Korea, and China. Start with stunning mountain temples, shrines, and torii gates before heading to the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea and venturing to Beijing's monumental highlights (Great Wall, Forbidden City). Along the way, you'll experience destinations like the locals do — overnights in a Japanese Ryokan (complete with onsen baths and tatami floors), a local temple in Busan, and indulging in street eats to get a true understanding of day-to-day life in China.

$2311.15 Classic

Best of South Korea

Ready for a unique travel experience? South Korea fits the bill and then some. On this eight-day trip, you’ll see the highlights in and around Seoul plus visit folk villages, unique Korean temples, and the bustling markets of Busan. Learn about the sombre history of North and South Korea and take an excursion to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two. This is the perfect snapshot of a country coming into its own as a top travel destination.

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