Seoul, Gyeongju & Busan

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Day 1 Overnight flight to Seoul
Day 2 Anyong Seoul
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Day 3 Seoul--Jeonju
Travel to Jeonju
Details: Paper Museum visit
 The Paper Museum, also called the Jeonju Hanji Museum, was Korea’s first museum specializing in paper and has an extensive collection of 3,000 artifacts and a data-base documenting the long history and superiority of Hanji (Korean paper).
Details: Cooking class
 Learn to cook traditional Korean dishes with an experienced instructor! You’ll be introduced to the dishes like Kimchi, Bibimbap and Bulgogi and taught how to make them so you can have a taste of Korea anywhere you go.
Details: Hanbok Korean costume experience
 Try on a hanbok, the Korean traditional costume, while learning more about Seoul’s history and culture.
Day 4 Jeonju--Gyeongju
Travel to Gyeongju
Gyeongju guided sightseeing tour
Tumuli Park visitCheomseongdae Observatory visitAnapji Pond visit
Details: Gyeongju guided sightseeing tour
Visitors interested in South Korea’s cultural heritage flock to Gyeongju. It is home to 31 National Treasures—a designation given to an artifact, site, building, etc. by the South Korean government. These include gilded Buddha statues, towering stone pagodas and many artifacts found in the Gyeongju National Museum. On your guided sightseeing tour you’ll visit: Tumuli Park, where three royal tombs and the ornate decorations upon them have been preserved; Cheomseongdae astrological observatory, the oldest surviving observatory in the world; and Anapji Pond, which was constructed by order of King Munmu in 674 CE.
Day 5 Gyeongju
Shilla Art & Science Museum visit
Bomun lake visit
Gyeongju National Museum visit
Details: Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto visit
 On the slopes of Mount Toham, the Seokguram Grotto contains a monumental statue of the Buddha looking at the sea. Surrounded portrayals of gods, Bodhisattvas and disciples, all realistically and delicately sculpted in high and low relief, it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East.
Day 6 Gyeongju--Busan
Travel to Geoje
Travel to Busan
Busan guided sightseeing tour
Yongdusan ParkBusan TowerJagalchi fish marketKukje market
Details: Samsung shipyard visit
 The Samsung shipyard, also known as the Geoje shipyard has developed remarkably intelligent robot systems such as a spider automatic welding robot for LNG cargo tank, a wall-climbing, vacuum-blasting robot, and an inspection and cleaning pipe robot. These systems have helped to make the Samsung shipyard achieve the world’s greatest dock turnover rate.
Details: Busan guided sightseeing tour
 Busan, a large port city in South Korea, is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. A few highlights you’ll see on this guided sightseeing tour are the Yongdusan Park, Busan Tower, Jagalchi fish market and Kukje market.
Day 7 Busan--Seoul
Travel to Seoul by KTX (Korean express train)
Seoul guided sightseeing tour
Insadong Cultural StreetCheonggyecheon Stream Canal walkNamsan Hanok Village visitSeoul Tower and Observatory
Details: Seoul guided sightseeing tour
The capital of South Korea is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and colorful pop culture meet Buddhist temples, richly adorned palaces and vibrant street markets. On your guided sightseeing tour of the city you’ll spend some time walking along Cheonggyecheon, an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. The modern canal is a restoration of the stream that was once there during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Insadong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and offers a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery and folk crafts. And you’ll get one of the most spectacular, 360 degree views of the city from the Seoul Tower and Observatory.
Day 8 Seoul
DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) excursion
Imjingak ParkDora Observatory3rd Infiltration Tunnel
Peace Nuri Park visit
Details: DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) excursion
The DMZ separates North and South Korea and was created by an agreement between North Korea, China and the United Nations in 1953. It is 250 kilometers (160 miles) long, and about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) wide. On this excursion, you’ll see the infamous barrier first-hand as well as visit Imjingak Park, which boasts many statues and monuments memorializing the Korean War; the Dora Observatory, which looks out over the demilitarized zone and is the closest you can get to North Korean from below the 38th parallel; and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, one of four known tunnels under the border between North Korea and South Korea, extending south of Panmunjom.
Day 9 End Tour

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    Day 9 Start extension to Tokyo
    Fly to Tokyo
    Day 10 Tokyo landmarks
    Tokyo guided sightseeing tour
    Senso-ji temple visitImperial Palace East GardenMeiji ShrineHarajuku District visit
    Details: Tokyo guided sightseeing tour
    Jangling neon and tranquil temples, radical fashion choices and quietly practiced traditions. Japan's sprawling, chaotic capital combines cutting-edge technology with an age-old culture, generating a directed energy and graceful drive unique to Tokyo. See what all of the buzz is about with a local licensed guide. Start with a whiff of the miraculous at the Senso Temple, where sacred incense smoke is said to have curative powers, before moving onto the Imperial Palace. The complex houses the emperor and his family and is therefore closed to the public, but much of the surrounding gardens and museums provide a glimpse into the imperial history of Japan (as well as some of its pop history -- in the martial arts hall in the palace's park, a 1966 concert brought in The Beatles). Built to commemorate Emperor Meiji and his empress, the Meiji Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines in the country. Yearly festivals bring various groups to its iris garden and Treasure House, including the "Seven-Five-Three Festival," in which young children arrive dressed in mini kimonos.
    Details: Tempura dinner
    Batter up. Tempura tempts with lightly battered and deep-fried fish, meat, and vegetables. Originally brought to Japan by Portuguese missionaries, this method of cooking is now thoroughly Japanese.
    Day 11 End Tour
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunch daily
    • Dinner daily
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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