From  £1915
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul
  • Admire the city view from Seoul Tower
  • Explore Songnisan National Park
  • Visit Bulguksa Temple
  • Discover Gwaeneung Royal Tomb
  • Visit Jagalchi Fish Market
  • Take a boat trip on Chungju Lake
  • Swim at Waterpia Spa Park
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Classic South Korea Group Tour

11 Day Tour, from £1915 per person

Our classic 11-day coach tour of South Korea is the perfect introduction to the Land of the Morning Calm. Admire impressive birds-eye views from Seoul Tower, enjoy a full day tour of ancient Gyeongju where the Gwaeneung Royal Tomb, Seogguram Grotto and 4-face Buddha await, discover the important national treasures of Gayasan National Park and travel to Mt. Seorak for a wonderful stay at the Samhwasa Temple. Don traditional temple clothes, attend a bell-ringing ceremony, take part in a meditation course and perhaps even ask for an optional early wakeup call in order to attend morning mass or to view the incredible sunrise over the east coast.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
ARRIVE SEOUL
ARRIVE SEOUL
Arrive in Seoul and transfer to the hotel for two nights. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 2
SEOUL
SEOUL
Embark on a half day tour of Seoul. Highlights include Changdeok Palace and Huwon, the National Museum of Korea and North Seoul Tower - a great place to get a wonderful birds-eye view of the city. End the day at Gwangjang Market and return to the hotel. Spend the afternoon free to explore Seoul at leisure. (B)
DAY 3
SEOUL TO DAEGU
SEOUL TO DAEGU
Depart Seoul and transfer to the Korean Folk Village, home to traditional 18th-19th century houses. From here travel to Songnisan National Park and the Beopjusa Temple. Overnight in Daegu. (B)
DAY 4
DAEGU TO GYEONGJU
DAEGU TO GYEONGJU
Start the day with a visit to the Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine and also Daegu's Seomun Market. Transfer to Gyeongju and on arrival, enjoy a tour of the Chomsongdae Astronomic Observatory and Royal Tumuli Park. Check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
DAY 5
GYEONGJU
GYEONGJU
Enjoy a full day tour of Gyeongju. Visit UNESCO registered Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto which was established in the 8th century. Visit Gwaeneung Royal Tomb and enjoy a beautiful scenic drive along the coastal road to Guryongpo Port. Return to Gyeongju. (B)
DAY 6
GYEONGJU TO BUSAN
GYEONGJU TO BUSAN
Depart Gyeongju in the morning and drive to the Unmoonsa Temple (Buddhist Nuns’ Temple). Continue to Busan and enjoy a city tour of the main sights including Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fish Market and Nampodong Street. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 7
BUSAN TO CHUNGJU
BUSAN TO CHUNGJU
Transfer to Gayasan National Park and visit the famous Haeinsa Temple. The Temple is home to one of Korea’s chief national treasures, the Tripikata Koreana, made to protect Korea with the will of the Buddha’s powers from Mongolian troops. Venture to Andong and Hahoe village, a well preserved traditional village, which was visited by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd in 1999. Hahoe is a village well-known for its mask dance. Later proceed to Chungju Lake, and check into the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 8
CHUNGJU & MONASTERY STAY
CHUNGJU & MONASTERY STAY
This morning enjoy a sightseeing boat trip on Chungju Lake (subject to weather conditions, if in winter the lake is frozen the boat tour will be cancelled). Transfer via Gangneung, to Seorak. In Gangneung visit the Chamsori Gramophone and Audio Museum, which has an incredible collection of 19th century gramophones and 1st generation audio systems. From here proceed to Woljeongsa Temple to experience a unique temple stay. Upon arrival at the temple clothes will be given out to wear during the stay. Enjoy an orientation into temple life and customs for the stay here. In the evening attend a bell-ringing ceremony and enjoy chanting mass and a course in meditation. For one night there will no phones/TVs in your traditional Korean style room. Shower and toilet are separated for females and males. No alcohol is allowed at the temple. (B)
DAY 9
MT SEORAK
MT SEORAK
An optional early (3am) wake up call is offered for those who wish to attend morning mass view the sunrise over the East Coast. After breakfast transfer to Pine City Gangneung to visit the Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum before driving to Sokcho city and Mt Seorak National Park. where you can enjoy hiking if you so wish. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 10
MT SEORAK TO SEOUL
MT SEORAK TO SEOUL
After breakfast transfer to Yanggu and visit the War Memorial Museum. Also visit the 4th infiltration tunnel dug by the North Korean Army as well as the Eulji Observatory located close to the DMZ*. Visit the Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean wild flowers and trees in a garden located in an attractive mountain valley. From here transfer to Seoul. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon free at leisure for any final independent sightseeing. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay. *if DMZ tour is cancelled due to military procedures the tour will visit Chuncheon instead. (B)
DAY 11
DEPART SEOUL
Speak to a Regent Travel Specialist to arrange onward travel arrangements.

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £1915 per person

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels with breakfast 
  • One night stay at Woljeongsa Temple
  • Arrival transfer in Seoul (if arriving on exact day of tour commencement)
  • All transportation whilst on the tour
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

  • International flights – please contact us for best available prices
  • Departure transfer in Seoul
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Price Notes

Single Supplement: £670
Itinerary Dates  
19 Dec 2016
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29 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017
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12 Jan 2017
16 Jan 2017
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26 Jan 2017
06 Feb 2017
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16 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017
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02 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017
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16 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017
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30 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
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20 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017
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04 May 2017
08 May 2017
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18 May 2017
22 May 2017
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01 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017
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15 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017
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29 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
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13 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017
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27 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
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24 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017
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07 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017
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21 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
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05 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017
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19 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017
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02 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017
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16 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017
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30 Nov 2017
04 Dec 2017
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14 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017
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21 Dec 2017

Tour Route Map


  1. South Korea, Seoul
  2. South Korea, Daegu
  3. South Korea, Gyeongju
  4. South Korea, Busan
  5. South Korea, Chungju
  6. South Korea, Mt Seorak
  7. South Korea, Seoul

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Reviews

Peter was great at shaping the itinerary to our needs and we ended up with extra time in Seoul to meet friends, a booking for a DMZ tour and a Jeju Island extension before we joined the 11 day South Korea Tour. 

The tour was outstanding. We also had an excellent guide whose knowledge was almost infinite about all the places we visited. He was pleasant helpful and cheerful – even when our bus broke down. Our overnight stay in Woljeongsa Temple was a great memory.

Overall, we had a great time and the holiday was excellent value. Thanks for organising things for us; I’m sure we’ll travel with you again. 

Mr & Mrs Purves
June 28, 2013
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