from $1,450 per person
Upon arrival at Incheon international airport, you will be welcome by a local driver and transfer to hotel on private basis. After check in, rest of the day is free at leisure.
After breakfast, meet up with 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 (Bukchon Hanok Village or Insadong on Tuesday) 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 → Jinju → Busan
After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Then visit Nurimaru APEC House, meaning a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting. For the next stop, go to 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.
Seoul → Paju → Seoul
After breakfast, meet tour guide at your hotel lobby between 7:30am to 8:30am. HanaTour will provide pick up time information with tour voucher. The first stop will be Imjingak Peace Park, which established in 1972 for remind the Korean War and wish for peace in entire Korea. Next, visit The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, discovered on Oct.17, 1978 and located 52km from Seoul. Then, Dorasan Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible and so are the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains. Then stop by Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongi Line, the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line and Unification Village. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant. Also, stop by the shopping center and transfer to hotel around 16:00.
Seoul → Suwon → Seoul
After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Hwaseong Fortress is the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, from the latter days of the Joseon Period (1392-1910). The fortress wall is 5.52km long and it has a great variety of military facilities you cannot find at other fortress. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant. Next, visit Korean Folk Village which you can see Traditional Houses, Farmers Music/Dance and Acrobatics on a Tightrope. Stop by Amethyst/Ginseng Center and transfer to hotel.
After breakfast, free till to meet a local driver and transfer to Incheon international airport on private basis for your flight to next destination.