from $1,690 per person
Upon arrival at Incheon international airport, you will be welcome by a local driver on private basis. Transfer to hotel and check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
After breakfast, meet the guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty. Next, explore Gyeongbok Palace (Changdeok Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. For the next stop, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. Stop by a duty free shop and transfer to hotel.
Seoul → Gongju → Daejeon
After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel. Leave for Gongju and Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period. Next, experience the tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungcheongnam-do Province. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
Daejeon → Jeonju → Jinan → Gwangju
After breakfast, leave for Jeonju and visit Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. After Jeonju Bibimbab lunch at local restaurant, visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Then leave for Gwangju for hotel check in.
Gwangju → Boseong → Suncheon → Yeosu
After breakfast, head to Boseong Green Tea Plantation that is very beautiful, full of green tea fields and cedar trees. Next, visit Naganeupseong Folk Village where you can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area. Then explore Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park, thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man, and then stop by Yongsan Observatory to see the bay's beautiful view. For the last stop of the day, visit Suncheonman Bay Eco-Museum, established to provide a research & education facility to preserve the area's natural habitats. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of day is at leisure.
* 18.July, 25.July, 1.Aug, 8.Aug, 15.Aug: The Ocean Resort (4 Star)
Yeosu → Jinju → Busan
After breakfast, take a ferry to Odongdo Island where you can simply walk along the breakwater with 70 species of wild flowers. Next, visit Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. After then, transfer to Busan and head to Nurimaru APEC House, meaning a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting. Also, visit Centum City Shopping Mall, Korea's most sought-out shopping destination. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
* 2.Aug: Sea Cloud Hotel (4 Star)
Busan → Ulsan → Gyeongju
After breakfast, visit Ulgi Park, littered with rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean. Next, explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. Explore to Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Anapji Pond. After check in hotel, enjoy dinner at local restaurant.
* 3.Aug, 10.Aug: Novotel Ambassador Daegu Hotel (5 Star)
Gyeongju → Andong → Wonju → Pyeongchang
After breakfast, visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. Transfer to Pyeongchang and check in hotel. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. Rest of the day is at leisure.
* July ~ August & Maple Season: Wonju Interbulgo Hotel or Similar (5 Star)
Pyeongchang → Gangreung → Yangyang → Seoul
After breakfast, visit Jumunjin Seafood Market, including a variety of fresh seafood caught on the East Coast. For the next stop, transfer to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature. Transfer to Seoul. After check in, free at leisure.
After breakfast, free till to meet a local driver and transfer to Incheon international airport on private basis for your flight to next destination.