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

ItineraryDay 1: Seoul - Gongju - JeonjuStop At: 광화문빌딩앞공영주차장Meeting at parking lot next to Dongwha duty free shop at exit number 6 of Gwanghwamun subway station at 8amDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-doSongsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered so far. The popular Tomb of King Muryeong is the 7th tomb, and it is the resting place for Baekje's 25th King Mu-Ryeong and his queen. This tomb was discovered accidentally when installing pipes to prevent tombs number 5 and 6 from being flooded. Tomb of King Muryeong was found to be unusual in the way it was built and what it contained. It was built with bricks like the 6th Tomb, and many national treasures were found inside, supplying scholars studying Baekje culture with precious research material.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gongsanseong, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-doLocated in Gongju-si, Gongsanseong Fortress is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Geumgang riverside right here. Follow the trail path a little further up and Imryugak Pavilion appears, known as the largest of its kind within the fortress. It is worth the visit for its historical and cultural significance, and also for the beautiful view Geumgang riverside and the castle’s trail.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jeonju Hanok Village, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-doWhile the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions. Jeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. A partof Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life ExperienceHall. The food provided is very traditional, which adds to the traditional ambience. At Jeonju Hanok Village, visitors canenjoy traditional Korean life and traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well known dish from the Jeonju region.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: HOTEL : Jeonju Ramada +82-63-711-9000 www.ramadajeonju.com or similar (4star)Day 2: Jeonju - Gwangju - Suncheon - YeosuStop At: May 18th National Cemetery, GwangjuThe May 18th National Cemetery, located in front of Mudeungsan Mountain, is the symbol of freedom and democracy and is the grave of victims during the contention for democracy in May 1980. Victims were carried and buried by handcarts and garbage trucks in 1980. In 1997 the cemetery was exhumed and reburied at this memorial. May 18th became a national holiday of commemorating the people's desire for democracy. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Suncheon Bay Garden, Suncheon, Jeollanam-doSuncheon Bay Garden (Optional Tour :US$10 PP)The Suncheon Bay Garden was established in order to turn 1.12 square kilometers of natural habitat into a conservation area, where it houses over 505 species of trees and 113 species of flowers. Especially, the numerous groups of tulips and royal azaleas are truly a sight to see. In addition, the nearby 30,000-square-meter field of canola flowers is in full bloom in May, which creates a beautiful yellow "wave" of color and trees make a great shades of canopy for the area.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, SeoulDuring the Japanese invasion of the Imjin Waeran War (1592~1598), Admiral Yi Sun-shin decided this site should be used as his headquarters. For this reason, the site displays a lot of artifacts honoring his heroic endeavors in protecting the country. Including the items on display indoors, the hall itself was designated as National Treasure No. 304 in 2011.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Yeosu Oceanhill Hotel+82-61-808-5017 www.oceanhillhotel.co.kr or similarDay 3: Yeosu - Jinju - Busan - GyeongjuStop At: Jinjuseong, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-doJinjuseong Fortress, which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592, was originally named Geoyeolseong Fortress during the Three Kingdom Period, later renamed as Chokseokseong Fortress in the Goryeo Dynasty and finally settled as Jinjuseong Fortress in the Joseon Dynasty.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jagalchi Market, BusanJagalchi Market, located on the shoreside road in Busan's Jung-gu, is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Haeundae Beach, BusanLocated near Haeundae Beach, it not only offers a spectacular view of the beach, but also has the appearance of a reputable international conference hall featuring both modern and natural beauty.Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting. Its interior design is a visual display of Korea’s creative traditional culture. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Gyeongju Commodore Hotel(www.commodorehotel.co.kr +82-54-740-8277) or similar.Day 4: Gyeongju - Andong - WonjuStop At: Seokguram, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Seokguram (Optional tour : Seokguram Gurotto US$6 PP)Seokguram is known to have been built with Bulguksa Temple. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-doBulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-doHahoe 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, along with Yangdong Village in Gyeongju, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Wonju Inter Burgo(http://wonju.inter-burgo.com +82-33-769-8114) or same rankDay 5: Wonju - Mt.Seorak - Seoul Stop At: Alpensia Ski Jump Lounge, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-doThe Venue Of 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Ski Jumping Stadium, Not Tower)As the main venue for the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Alpensia Resort has recently been the subject of buzz across the nation and within the international sports community. Visitors are able to enjoy the wide-open view of the beautiful sceneryDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Sinheungsa Temple, Sokcho, Gangwon-doSeorak National Park● Sinheungsa & Seorak Mountain Mt. Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seorak Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea most famous national parkthere is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine.● Seorak Cable Car (Optional tour : Seorak Cable Car, US$15)The best way to see Seoraksan Mountain if you only have a limited time, is by taking the Seorak Cable Car.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$489 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Tour of Western Korea from Seoul to Busan

Day 1: Seoul - Gongju - Jeonju   Meet our tour guide at the parking lot in front of Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, Gwanghwamun, Seoul 08:00am  → Depart Seoul to Gongju(130Km/1.5hours) / Visit The Tomb of King Muryeong(UNESCO)  → Gongsanseong Fortress(UNESCO) → Proceed to Jeonju (80Km/1 hr) to visit JeonjuHanok Village(UNESCO)including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok.→ Check-into your hotel and have leisure time Overnight in Jeonju, RAMADA Jeonju Hotel or similar Day 2: Jeonju - Gwangju - Boseong - Suncheon - Yeosu (B)  Breakfast at your hotel →Transfer to Gwangju (100km / 1hr 20min), the leading city of Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea→VisitMay 18th National Cemetery →Suncheon (100km/ 1hr) where you will visit “SuncheonBay Garden (Optional:$10pp)→Move to Yeosu, a port city and look around the Historic Site of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s Path→Check-in to our hotel Overnight at Yeosu Oceanhill Hotel or similar  Day 3: Yeosu - Jinju - Busan (B)In the morning, you will head to Jinjuseong, an intriguing castle-turned-fortress in the nearby town of Jinju. While walking around, you'll hear about how the monument was linked to a Japanese invasion in the late 1500s and explore the different military buildings within, such as the Chokseoknu edifice. From Jinju, you will travel to southeast to Busan, the second largest city in Korea. Your tour concludes at the Busan Train Station at around 13:00pm.

$205 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Bus Tour to Jeollanam-do from Seoul

Meet up with your tour guide and fellow passengers at SM Duty Free Seoul Store at 7:30 am. After getting comfortable on the air-conditioned bus you will head out to enjoy seeing the sights of Korea. Day 1: Seoul to Jeollanamdo (X/L/X)Transfer to Gokseong Lunch at a local restaurant Visit Gokseong Seomjingang Train Village and ride a Steam Locomotive Train at 13:00 pm  Move to Yeosu Visit Yeosu Expo Ocean Park (Sky Tower), Odongdo Island Dinner (at your expense) Visit Yeosu Night Sea (Nangman Pocha at Jongpo Ocean Park and ride a Yeosu Cable Car) Overnight stays at Yeosu (4-Star Hotel) Day 2: Jeollanamdo to Seoul (B/L/X)After breakfast, meet up with your tour guide in the hotel lobby Visit Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve Move to Naganeupseong and visit Naganeupseong Walled Town Lunch at a local restaurant After the tour, you will start the journey back to Seoul and be dropped off at SM Duty Free Seoul Store around 18:00 pm.

$79.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Special Yeosu Day Tour From Busan

Meet your friendly tour staff at your preferred meet-up point and hop onto the comfortable tour van/coach (maximum 43 pax) with other travelers as we head off to the Yeosu. You will be briefed on the details of the tour by our knowledgeable staff and feel free to ask any questions if any.  Reach Hyangiram around 11:30am and sight-see the beautiful temple. After that, head to Yeosu Maritime Cable Car and enjoy the ride and beautiful ocean view of Yeosu. Finally, go to Yeosu Ocean Railbike for the exciting activity. Lastly will head back to Busan around 4:20pm. Detailed Schedule 07:20am Depart from Nampo Station Exit5 07:40am Depart from KTX Busan Station Exit1 08:00am Depart from Seomyeon Station Exit12 11:30am Arrive at Hyangiram 11:30am~1:30pm Hyangiram 1:30pm Leave for Yeosu Maritime Cable Car 2:00pm Arrive at Yeosu Maritime Cable Car 3:00pm Leave for Yeosu Ocean Railbike 3:20pm Arrive at Yeosu Ocean Railbike 4:20pm Leave for Busan 8:00pm Arrive at Seomyeon Station 8:20pm Arrive at KTX Busan Station 8:40pm Arrive at Nampo Station