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
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Classic South Korea Group Tour

11 Day Tour, from £1915 per person
Itinerary Dates
20222023
04 Jul  -  14 Jul
18 Jul  -  28 Jul
08 Aug  -  18 Aug
22 Aug  -  01 Sep
12 Sep  -  22 Sep
19 Sep  -  29 Sep
10 Oct  -  20 Oct
24 Oct  -  03 Nov
07 Nov  -  17 Nov
21 Nov  -  01 Dec
05 Dec  -  15 Dec
12 Dec  -  22 Dec
02 Jan  -  12 Jan
09 Jan  -  19 Jan
06 Feb  -  16 Feb
13 Feb  -  23 Feb
06 Mar  -  16 Mar
20 Mar  -  30 Mar
03 Apr  -  13 Apr
17 Apr  -  27 Apr
08 May  -  18 May
15 May  -  25 May
05 Jun  -  15 Jun
19 Jun  -  29 Jun
03 Jul  -  13 Jul
17 Jul  -  27 Jul
07 Aug  -  17 Aug
21 Aug  -  31 Aug
04 Sep  -  14 Sep
11 Sep  -  21 Sep
09 Oct  -  19 Oct
23 Oct  -  02 Nov
06 Nov  -  16 Nov
20 Nov  -  30 Nov
04 Dec  -  14 Dec
11 Dec  -  21 Dec

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 a working Buddhist 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
(Single person supplement + £710)

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels with breakfast 
  • One night stay at Woljeongsa, Samhwasa  or Shinheungsa Temple in a shared, single sex room
  • 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 Includes

Price Excludes

Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
04 Jul 2022
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14 Jul 2022
£1915 £710
18 Jul 2022
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28 Jul 2022
£1915 £710
08 Aug 2022
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18 Aug 2022
£1915 £710
22 Aug 2022
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01 Sep 2022
£1915 £710
12 Sep 2022
-
22 Sep 2022
£1915 £710
19 Sep 2022
-
29 Sep 2022
£1915 £710
10 Oct 2022
-
20 Oct 2022
£1915 £710
24 Oct 2022
-
03 Nov 2022
£1915 £710
07 Nov 2022
-
17 Nov 2022
£1915 £710
21 Nov 2022
-
01 Dec 2022
£1915 £710
05 Dec 2022
-
15 Dec 2022
£1915 £710
12 Dec 2022
-
22 Dec 2022
£1915 £710
02 Jan 2023
-
12 Jan 2023
£2045 £780
09 Jan 2023
-
19 Jan 2023
£2045 £780
06 Feb 2023
-
16 Feb 2023
£2045 £780
13 Feb 2023
-
23 Feb 2023
£2045 £780
06 Mar 2023
-
16 Mar 2023
£2045 £780
20 Mar 2023
-
30 Mar 2023
£2045 £780
03 Apr 2023
-
13 Apr 2023
£2045 £780
17 Apr 2023
-
27 Apr 2023
£2045 £780
08 May 2023
-
18 May 2023
£2045 £780
15 May 2023
-
25 May 2023
£2045 £780
05 Jun 2023
-
15 Jun 2023
£2045 £780
19 Jun 2023
-
29 Jun 2023
£2045 £780
03 Jul 2023
-
13 Jul 2023
£2045 £780
17 Jul 2023
-
27 Jul 2023
£2045 £780
07 Aug 2023
-
17 Aug 2023
£2045 £780
21 Aug 2023
-
31 Aug 2023
£2045 £780
04 Sep 2023
-
14 Sep 2023
£2045 £780
11 Sep 2023
-
21 Sep 2023
£2045 £780
09 Oct 2023
-
19 Oct 2023
£2045 £780
23 Oct 2023
-
02 Nov 2023
£2045 £780
06 Nov 2023
-
16 Nov 2023
£2045 £780
20 Nov 2023
-
30 Nov 2023
£2045 £780
04 Dec 2023
-
14 Dec 2023
£2045 £780
11 Dec 2023
-
21 Dec 2023
£2045 £780

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
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