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$659 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gongju, Busan, Suncheon, Wonju, Yeosu 5-Day Tour from Seoul

Your 5-day tour showcases some of South Korea’s must-visit cities, all of which are steeped in history and culture. Travel by air-conditioned coach between each one, and stop to enjoy tours while learning about the country’s history and culture. From your guide, hear tales about a range of topics, from the dynasties of the Three Kingdoms of Korea to events like the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Please note: from November 2017 to April 2018, Pyeongchang Alpensia will not be visited due to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Four nights of accommodation are included at 4-star hotels in Gwangju, Yeosu, Gyeongju and Wonju. Hotel breakfasts are included, but all other meals are payable at your own expense; your guide will ensure you have free time each day for these meals.Check out the Itinerary for a detailed description of the tour.

$145 Food, Wine & Nightlife

_Korea Traditional Market_ Gwangju Songjeong Market

Songjeong Station Market was opened in 1913, in connection with the opening of Gwangju-Songjeong Station. For many years, the market was the go-to-place for necessary items and produce, but with the increase of large marts in the 1990s, people began to visit traditional markets less and less. In order to increase the liveliness of Songjeong Station Market and showcase the difference between large marts and a traditional market, the entire space was redesigned around the theme of time. The newly redesigned 1913 Songjeong Station Market, located just across the street from Gwangju-Songjeong KTX Station, has a bright appearance with modern-styled architecture and signboards detailing the history of the various shops. Visitors can enjoy all the classic market foods here, such as hotteok (hot griddle cakes), gyeran bap (rice with egg), and eomuk (fisk cake). Gwangju Biennale  Founded in 1995 in memory of spirits of civil uprising of the 1980 repression of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea is Asia's oldest biennial of contemporary art.