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10 days Seoul to Jeju Island

10 day South Korea Premium Tour

Explore South Korea in style on our 10 day Premium Tour. Discover this country that is an irresistible fusion of natural beauty, culture and gastronomic delight!

Take in some of Asia’s most buzzing cities, mountainous tranquility and an idyllic island on this varied 10 day tour of a nation that is emerging as a cultural powerhouse! Your adventure leader will help reveal the magic of this country with a whole series of hands-on experiences. From a temple stay in the mountains, a K-Pop experience to visiting the DMZ and peering into the hermit kingdom of North Korea – this tour packs a real punch. Plus there’s plenty of opportunities to sample the rich variety of Korean cuisine.

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What's included

Accommodation

Boutique hotels, luxury hotels & a temple stay

Adventure Leader

Epic Adventure Leaders

Local transport

All transport from Seoul to Jeju Island

Activities

Tonnes of activities included
Optional activities can be added.
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Itinerary & map

South Korea Premium Tour-

Day 1 – Seoul – City Views

Welcome to Korea! Start your journey of discovery with a group dinner (included in price) and sample your first tastes of the delights of the Korean cuisine. It’s then time to enjoy a striking city-scape with a mesmorising panorama of the metropolis below from top Seoul’s N Tower. Gaze down at the city you will be enjoying over the next few days.

Day 2 – Seoul – Zen to Gangnam Style

Start the day with a slice of zen as you stroll along the Cheonggyecheon stream. Suitably relaxed, stroll over to Gyeongbokgung Palace and watch the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Step further back into time and try on a Hanbok at the Bukchon Hanok village before a delicious local lunch. It’s then time to step right into the beating heart of Korea’s K Pop scene with a karaoke experience in Gangnam after a soju sampling session

Day 3 – DMZ – Peer into North Korea

A chance to understand the tragic history of this divided pennisula with a trip to the border with North Korea- the DMZ. Visit the observatory and look into the hermit kingdom and see the tunnels underneath built by the North to invade the South. Learn more about the social history with a chat to a defector from the North. After taking on board a weighty morning, relax amidst one of Seoul’s most vibrant districts: Myeongdong. That evening, marvel at the acrobatic and comedic majesty of the Nanta Show before we take you to some of our favourite bars in the city!

Day 4 – Golgulsa – Temple Life

Head out of the city towards the gorgeous Golgulsa Temple and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains. Whilst here, experience a different side of Korean culture. We’ll immerse ourselves in the temple life and go horseback riding through the mountains, watch the martial art of Sunmudo and try it our for yourself and end the day with tradtional dinner plus chanting and meditation session.

Day 5 – Gyeongju – Ancient Wonder

Start the day with a meditation in the mountains before enjoying a breakfast with a Buddhist monk and some refreshing tea. It’s then time to try your hand at archery before bidding farewell to the tranquility of temple life. Head over to the treasure trove of Gyeongju filled with ancient sites. Cycle around the charming city stopping in at ancient tombs, forests and Confucian schools. Stop by and hear more about the history at a 300 year old ancient tea house. Get ready for a dining experience like no other with a traditional set meal in a hanok before marvelling at the stunning night-time views at Anapji Pond.

Day 6 – Busan – Ocean-side Chill

You will have enjoyed the food so why not try your hand at creating it yourself with a Korean cooking class. Discover the art of Korean cooking with an experienced local chef and then sample some local rice wine. Head over to the beach and take the Songdo Marine Cable Car for sky-high views of the city and ocean! It’s then time to really relax as we visit one the most famous jimjilbangs in the country. These are enormous spas designed to be havens of relaxation and recuperation. Relax and enjoy!

Day 7 – Busan – Seafood, swims and soju

Kick off the day with a trip to Jagalchi Fish Market- check out the fresh seafood and enjoy a local lunch there. We will also visit the Huinnyeoul Culture Village. Stroll over to the BIFF Square enternainment area. That afternoon is a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the city and also enjoy the city’s beaches. Take a swim in the ocean, relax by the beach and sample some of the Busan style hotteoks- these fried pancakes are a local speciality. That night, our guide will take you out in Haeundae for a fun-filled experience.

Day 8 – Jeju – Diving and Sundowners

Fly over to Jeju Island for our final stop on our Korean adventure. Take some time to enjoy the natural splendours of the surroundings too. Jeju is known as the “Hawaii of Korea” and it’s easy to see why as you grab a sundowner looking out of the majesty of the volcanic peaks jutting out above the ocean. We include a truly magical experience with yacht sailing and fishing out in the ocean!

Day 9 – Jeju – Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Beach BBQ

Hike to the top of Seongsan Ilchubong- also known as Sunrise Peak- this UNESCO World Heritage Site was formed over 5000 years ago! Embark on a hike along the Jeju Olle Trail taking in spectacular views and waterfalls. We’ll stop for a revitalising lunch before hiking onto Oedolgae Rock with vistas of volcanic cliffs and yellow fields of canola. Chill on the beach in the afternoon. Our last night is a BBQ party on the beach; sunset drinks, seafood and a time to reflect on an awesome Korean experience

Day 10 – Jeju Island

Flight back to Seoul which is included in the trip or extend your stay on the stunning island of Jeju!

What you will experience

Gangnam Karaoke experience

Try your hand at singing some K Pop hits in the heart of one of the city’s most iconic districts.

Jeju Island Hiking

Ascend Sunrise Peak and enjoy the spectacular views of Jeju with all its volcanic beauty.

Korean Cooking Class

The gastronomy on this trip is a constant joy- learn how to make your own delicious Korean food with a tutorial with a master chef!

Gangnam Karaoke experience

Try your hand at singing some K Pop hits in the heart of one of the city’s most iconic districts.

Soju sampling

Discover the joys of the delicious local spirt: soju.

Spa experience

Relax in a jimjilbang and take advantage of the myriad of spas, pools and relaxing areas.

DMZ Visit

Peer into the hermit kingdom, meet a defector and learn more about the history of this divided peninsula with a trip to the edge of the unknown.

Nanta Show

Experience the full slapstick, comedic majesty of this Nanta Show.

Temple Stay

Immerse yourself in temple life with Sunmudo, archery, horse-riding and meditation with the monks.

Yacht Sailing and Fishing

Relax on the ocean and enjoy the views from the sea as you experience a slice of Jeju’s culture.

Jeju Hiking

Ascend Sunrise Peak and enjoy the spectacular views of Jeju with all its volcanic beauty.

Beach BBQ

One of many foodie experiences – enjoy some delicious BBQ on the beach – great food, sundowners and ocean views.

Korean cooking class

Learn from an expert chef- the art of cooking delicious Korean food.

Where you will stay

L7 Myeongdong

Take in the urban chic of Seoul in this boutique, hipster hotel located in the heart of one of trendiest districts of this buzzing metropolis!

Temple Stay

Take in a truly unique sleeping experience as we stay in a temple ensconced in the mountains – immerse yourself in the tranquility of temple life!

Lareem Boutique Hotel

Pop down to the beach or grab a refreshing cocktail in the gardens as you take in delights of Jeju Island.

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Our South Korea premium tour price includes the following features:

  • Bilingual Adventure Leaders
  • Transport within South Korea
  • Accommodation based on twin occupancy (including boutique hotels, luxury hotel and a temple stay)
  • All  breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners

 

Check out our included activities for this South Korea premium tour below:

  • Group Dinner on first night
  • Seoul N Tower
  • Yoga in a traditional house
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace- Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
  • See the Blue House
  • Lunch at Tonjin Traditional Market
  • Soju Sampling experience
  • Karaoke Night in Gangnam
  • DMZ experience including meeting a defector and Dora Observatory
  • Nanta Show
  • Horse riding
  • Sunmudo Demonstration
  • Meditation session
  • Tea with a Buddhist monk
  • Archery lesson
  • Tea in an ancient tea house
  • Hanok set lunch
  • Anapji Pond
  • Songdo Marine Cable Car
  • Jagalchi Fish Market
  • Centum Spa Land
  • Haenyeo Divers experience
  • Jeju Olle Trail
  • Liqueur making experience
  • Beach side BBQ

We do not include International flights. Breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 lunches are included but the rest of the meals are not included although we can help with booking places to eat.

Flights

This tour includes a flight back to Seoul so you can book return flights from Seoul or if you fancy staying on the idyllic island of Jeju then let us know!

Room upgrades & additional nights

The price of a single room upgrade for the trip is £730.

We can arrange additional nights accommodation in Seoul or Jeju Island if you plan on arriving early or staying on at the end of your trip. Please email info@thedragontrip.com for prices.

Combine South Korea with Japan

Want to take your adventure further? Start your trip in Tokyo, take our full Japan tour and then fly from Osaka to Seoul to enjoy our South Korean tour! We can then include both tour costs, extra accommodation and connecting flights. Contact us for further information.

A deposit is required to make a reservation on our South Korea premium tour, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).

The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our South Korea tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.

No bookings can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date.

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