HISTORICAL-
  CULTURAL TOURS
COMBINED KOREA-JAPAN
  TOUR, Korean Portion
SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS
COMBINED HISTORICAL-
  CULTURAL / MOUNTAIN
  TREKKING TOURS
MOUNTAIN TREKKING TOURS
JEJUDO ISLAND, MT.
  HALLASAN TREKKING(1,950m)
  - 10 hours Trekking
COMBINED HISTORICAL-
  CULTURAL /FESTIVAL TOURS
ROOTS DISCOVERY TOURS
JAPAN EXTENSION
CHINA EXTENSION
HONGKONG EXTENSION
 
   
  
 
 
  7 Days / 6 Nights
 
 



Day 1 ― Arrive in Seoul
Arrive in Seoul at Incheon International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. After check-in the balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Seoul.

Day 2 ― Seoul / Korean Folk Village / Seoul
A morning tour of Metropolitan city of Seoul, where old meets new in modern Korea, including Gyeongbokgung Palace (Palace of Shining Happiness)-the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty-passsing by Blue House (Presidential Residence);National Folk Museum of Korea-the collections display complete items from every region of Korea which illustrate all aspects of traditional life;N Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan for a bird's-eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul;and War Memorial Museum-the war memorial museum offers visitors an educational experience of the many wars in which Korea has been involved, and many documents and war memorabilia have been collected and are displayed as an excellent example of Korea's 5,000 year history of resistance to numerous invasions, while maintaining national self-esteem. An afternoon tour visits the Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul to see a superb and truly authentic display of Korean history including folk traditions, legends, and the lifestyles of the nobility, the 14th-20th centuries, Korea. Return to Seoul. Overnight in Seoul.

Day 3 ― Seoul / Panmunjeom / Seoul
A full day tour to the armistice village of Panmunjeom where the agreement ending the Korean conflict was signed in 1953 and scene of many international headlines in recent years. The day includes the Korean Border Line and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) including the Freedom House, the Conference Site, the Bridge of No-Return and the Joint Security Area. Return to Seoul. Overnight in Seoul.

    Day 4 ― Seoul / Cheorwon / Seoul
 
This morning travel to Cheorwon where is located at the heart of the Korean peninsula and was the capital of Taebong Kingdom during the late Tri-kingdom period.The land of Cheorwon was the most intense battle field during the Korean War. Today, it is a field on the border between the North and the South which are still standing face to face and is located at a key point of reunification. A tour includes The 2nd tunnel, the scene of North Korean intrusion - This tunnel for the invasion of South Korea was discovered on March 19, 1975. An armed force of 30,000 can be moved through it within an hour;Woljeong-ri Station -
"the iron horse wants to run"-this is a scene of the division of the Korean peninsula and is the last station of Gyeongwon Line and in close vicinity to the barbed wire fencing on the southern boundary line in the demilitarized zone.The signboard with 'Train Wants to Run' on it and the wreck of a train broken by bombing during the Korean War which are opposite to the Station remind you of the pain of the division;Iron Triangle Observatory-from this Observatory you can get a view of North Korea including Kim Il-sung Hill and Ridgeline of Blood;North Korea's Labor Party Building - this plain concrete building, for which Russian construction methods were used, was constructed by forced labor and by confiscated funds during the Communist rule.Anti-Communist people had been suppressed here;and Baekma goji Battle Memorial Hall - it shows the fierce fighting conditions during the Korean War. Return to Seoul. Overnight in Seoul.
 
 
 

Day 5 ― Seoul / Gyeongju
This morning journey to Gyeongju, where was the capital of the Silla Dynasty from 57 B.C. to 935 A.D. and designated by UNESCO as one of the world's ten most historically significant sites with numerous relics of that era and is called the "Museum Without Walls". An afternoon tour includes Bunhwangsa Pagoda-erected in 634, is considered, with Cheomseongdae, one of the country's two oldest stone structures, and the pagoda was originally 9 stories high, only 3 remain today;Gyeongju National Museum, which has the best collection of Silla Dynasty artifacts with more than 100,000 pieces;Anapji Pond-constructed in 674 A.D. as a pleasure garden to commemorate the unification of the peninsula by the Silla forces, used the recreational area for the Silla royal family and banquet garden to entertain royal important guests;Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory-built in 634 A.D., is considered the world's earliest known existing observatory and admired by archaeologists worldwide;and Royal Tumuli Park-a collection of royal Silla tombs located in the middle of Gyeongju with 20 tombs, of which Cheonmachong (Flying Horse Tomb) is the most famous with its excavation which yielded more than 10,000 treasure-artifacts. Overnight in Gyeongju.


   Day 6 ― Gyeongju / Busan
 

A morning tour visits Bulguksa Temple-originally constructed in 535 A.D., the most frequented and best-known temple in Korea, was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1995, and Sokkuram Grotto-dating back to the same era as Bulguksa Temple, one of Asia's finest Buddhist shrines, an attempt to represent physically the highest spiritual aspirations, the crowning achievement of Silla religio-artistic work, was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1995. Continue to Busan, the country's principal international port city, second largest city with a population of 4 million, and is the San Francisco of Korea built along the sea at the site of an excellent harbor.An afternoon tour visits Yongdusan Park, where provides a pleasant touch of greenery on a hill in the heart of the city and a very popular public park with Busan Tower;Busan Tower-Yongdusan Park crowned with the tower, 120-m-high tower observatory dominates the most of the area of the city, and the sea

and harbor views spreading below the tower are spectacular;Jagalchi Fish Market-Busan's most active fish-dealers' cooperative, the colorful spectacle is also a great attraction for tourists and camera buffs; Taejongdae Seaside Cliff Park-the scenery of rugged cliffs dropping straight down to the sea is breathtaking, along with a panoramic sea view from the Park, overlooking the Korean Strait-on a very clear day you can even see the Japanese island of Tsushima on the horizon to the southeast;and UN Memorial Cemetery, where the Korean War (1950-53) dead from the sixteen UN allies rest in honored serenity and is the unique one in its kind in the world. Overnight in Busan.

Day 7 ― Busan / Depart Korea
Transfer to Busan (Gimhae) Domestic Airport and fly to Seoul, then connect with international flight at Incheon International Airport for departure.