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South Korea Highlights

From £1935 for 10 days
Trip Overview
A hotbed of natural wonder, delectable cuisine and significant political and military history, South Korea is proving itself as a destination not to be brushed aside. Discover this fascinating, animated and tech-savvy country on a ten-day exploration of the hot spots. Take a tour of Korea’s Demilitarised Zone, eat ‘til you drop at an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant, spend a night in a traditional Hanok house and discover the ecological delights of Suncheon’s wetlands. Leave your misconceptions behind and embrace a highlights adventure of an oft-forgotten Asian nation.
Essential Info
Starts: Seoul
Ends: Seoul
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICJSK
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: South Korea
What's Included

Meals

4 Breakfasts included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Private Vehicle,Train,Public Bus,Metro,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (6nts),Holiday House (2nts),Hanok (1nt)

Trip Highlights

•   Spend a fascinating day exploring the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on a guided tour. This strange stretch of land has been the place of much tension and political pressure ever since the Korean War.

•   Take a street food tour of the renowned Gwangjang markets in Seoul feasting on bite-sized delights and indulge in an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue experience with your small group.

•   On your day trip to seaside Sokcho, discover the island village of Abai, which is home to hundreds of North Korean refugees having settled during the War.

•   Spend a night in a traditional Hanok house in the Andong Hahoe folk village, walking past the traditional homes to imagine the country in its past life.

•   See a more natural side to South Korea on a hike up the Seoraksan mountain and explore the wetlands and national gardens of Suncheon – South Korea’s ecological capital.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 11th Oct 2020
Returning: 20th Oct 2020
£1,970pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Oct 2020
Returning: 3rd Nov 2020
£1,935pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Nov 2020
Returning: 17th Nov 2020
£1,955pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Dec 2020
Returning: 5th Jan 2021
£2,210pp
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Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Seoul, South Korea's vibrant capital of high-tech gadgetry, glittering skyscrapers and scrumptious eats. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm this evening. A modern Asian metropolis that blends bold futuristic intentions with strong links to the past, Seoul is one of Asia's great cities. After the welcome meeting, your leader will take you to visit the renowned Gwangjang Market for a progressive dinner tour. Here you’ll find some of Korea’s street food favourites like mayak gimbap (rice rolls), mandu (North Korean dumplings), bindaetteok (mung bean pancake) and the famous kimchi. Afterwards, follow your group leader to the top of Naksan to see an awesome view of Seoul’s skyline at night.
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