Country
South Korea
Duration
14 Days/13 Nights
Travel Type
Private Tour
 

Koreans describe autumn as a season of cool breeze and fresh air, when the sky is limitless, and horses grow fat. Green leaves change into colorful colors, creating a colorful feast in perfect harmony with the high mountain peaks. Around this time of year, national parks across the country are filled with hikers enjoying the colorful autumn leaves. After visiting Mt. Seorak National Park, the last of the best autumnal colorful attractions, experience wonderful cities including Andong, Hadong, Gwangju. Immerse yourself in Korea’s blue skies and colorful autumn leaves.

Inclusions

13-night accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
13 meals: 13 breakfasts
Private English-speaking guide with private driver from day 2 to 12
Private transfer on day 1 and 14
Admission fees as specified in the tour itinerary
Shared group DMZ tour on day 13

Exclusions

Domestic flights (Yeosu/Jeju and Jeju/Wonju or Seoul) – International flights – Gratuities – Meals (other than those mentioned) – Beverages – Travel insurance – Local city tax (if applicable), varies from city to city, to be paid directly to the hotel in destination – Visas (if required) to visit this country – All other items not mentioned in the above description.

Additional Information

Note

This tour is available with a minimum of 2 people traveling, only available with English-speaking local guides.
Recommended visit period: End of September – 2nd week of November.

1

DAY 1 INCHEON AIRPORT - SEOUL

Upon your arrival at Incheon Airport, you will be greeted by a driver at the arrival gate and transferred to Seoul to check in to your hotel.
*No private tour guide arranged.

Accommodation : Seoul for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 SEOUL

Breakfast at hotel. You will be greeted by a local tour guide at the hotel lobby. You will then go on a Seoul City tour and visit Gyeongbok Palace, Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong Antique Street, Namdaemun Market, and N Seoul Tower Observatory.
*Note: Gyeongbok Palace is replaced by Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesdays.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 SEOUL - ANDONG

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will be greeted by a local tour guide at the hotel lobby. You will then transter to Andong by private minivan for your Andong tour where you will visit Hahoe Village including the Mask Museum and Buyongdae Cliff. Enjoy the Hahoe Mask Dance Festival (1st week of October), then check in at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Andong for 1 night

4

DAY 4 ANDONG - MT.GAYASAN (HAEINSA TEMPLE) - GYEONGJU

Breakfast at hotel. You will start by going to Mt. Gayasan and visit Haeinsa Temple. You will then transfer to Gyeongju for a city tour to visit Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, as well as the Cheomseongdae observatory.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Gyeongju for 2 nights

5

DAY 5 GYEONGJU

Breakfast at hotel. You will then transfer to Gyeongju for a city tour to visit Gyeongju national museum, Kings tomb park “Daereungwon”, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram Grotto.

Meals : Breakfast

6

DAY 6 GYEONGJU - BUSAN

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will be greeted by an English-speaking tour guide at the hotel lobby. You will then transfer to Busan and have a city tour to visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, UN cemetery, Igidae nature park, Dongbaek island, and Gwangan bridge. Then check in at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Busan for 1 night

7

DAY 7 BUSAN - JINJU

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will have a Busan city tour to visit Jagalchi Fish Market, Kukje Market, BIFF Square, and Gamcheon Folk Village. Next, you will transfer to Jinju and enjoy Jinju Namgang Yudeung festival (1st-2nd week of October) before checking in at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Jinju for 1 night

8

DAY 8 JINJU - YEOSU AIRPORT - JEJU ISLAND (PRIVATE TOUR)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. A driver will meet you at the hotel lobby 2 hours before flight departure time. You will then transfer to Yeosu airport for your flight to Jeju Island (no guide). After your arrival in Jeju Island, you will have a Jeju tour to visit Jeongbang Waterfall, Jusangjeolli Pillars, Yongmeori Coast (Dragon Head Coast), Sanbanggulsa Temple, and Hallim Park.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Jeju Island for 2 nights

9

DAY 9 JEJU ISLAND (PRIVATE TOUR)

Breakfast at hotel. You will go on a Jeju tour to visit the Sea Women’s Museum and Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Seongsan Ilchulbong). You will next get on a Seongsan cruise, then visit the Seongup Folk Village and the Dongmun local Market.

Meals : Breakfast

10

DAY 10 JEJU ISLAND - WONJU AIRPORT - SOKCHO (PRIVATE TOUR)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will be transferred to Jeju Airport for your flight to Wonju (no guide). Upon your arrival at Wonju Airport, a local tour guide will meet you at the arrival gate. You will then be transferred to Sokcho and visit Daepo harbor. After the visit, you will check in at your hotel and enjoy free time at your own leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Sokcho for 2 nights

11

DAY 11 SOKCHO (MT. SEORAK) (PRIVATE TOUR)

Breakfast at hotel. You will then go on a Mt. Seorak National Park tour and visit Kwongeumseong Fortress by cable car riding and have a tour of Shinheungsa Temple. Next, you will go trekking for 2-3 hours in the Mt. Seorak National Park to enjoy the autumn colors before heading back to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

12

DAY 12 SOKCHO - SEOUL (PRIVATE TOUR)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will transfer to Seoul and have a tour of the National Museum of Korea. Then check in to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Seoul for 2 nights

13

DAY 13 SEOUL - DMZ - SEOUL (SIC TOUR: SEAT IN COACH)

Breakfast at hotel. Then you will meet a tour guide arranged by a SIC tour operator. Next, you will transfer to DMZ and have a half-day DMZ SIC tour (08:00-14:00) to visit Imjingak Park, The 3rd infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall, Dora observatory, and pass by Unification Village. Then return to Seoul and drop off at Seoul City Hall. Back to your hotel by your own arrangement.
NOTE: DMZ is closed every Monday and on national holidays.

Meals : Breakfast

14

DAT 14 SEOUL - INCHEON AIRPORT (NO GUIDE)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. A driver will meet you at the hotel lobby 4 hours before departure flight. You will be transferred to Incheon Airport for your flight back home.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Seoul

Glad Mapo 4*
Seoul Garden Hotel 4*
Orakai Daehakro 4*

Andong

Grand Hotel 3*
CM Park Hotel 3*
Richell Hotel 3*

Gyeongju

Commodore Gyeongju 4*
Kolon Hotel 4*
K hotel Gyeongju 4*

Busan

Asti Hotel 4*
Crown Harbor 4*
Commodore Busan 4*
Ramada Encore Haeundae 4*

Jinju

Jinju Golden Tulip Namgang Hotel 3*
Jinju Dongbang Tourist Hotel 3*

Jeju

Asta Jeju 4*
Ocean Suites Jeju 4*
The One Jeju 4*
Regent Marine The Blue 4*

Sokcho

Sea Cruise Sokcho 4*
Class 300 4*

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy  Land Package
Daily departures 2024 Double Occupancy Single Occupancy supplement (min 2 ppl)
2 people  10,355 +1245
4 people 6195

This tour is available with a minimum of 2 people traveling.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

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