Discover South Korea

11 nights from £3749

11 nights

Discover South Korea

Explore the "Land of the Morning Calm" on this tour.

£3899 pp
£3749 pp excluding flights £341 per night
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South Korea, the "Land of the Morning Calm" has long been overshadowed by neighbouring Japan. A dynamic country steeped in culture, tradition and history it offers vibrant cities, rich landscapes, friendly locals and staggering nature. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in bustling Seoul's contemporary culture, meditate and spend the night in an ancient temple, discover the beauty of Seoraksan N.P and explore Busan's colourful markets. This, combined with the chance to taste some of the most underrated cuisine in the world, makes a trip to Korea unforgettable!
  • Learn about ancient and modern history in Seoul
  • Spend a night and partake in ceremonies at UNESCO Haeinsa Temple 
  • Visit Panmunjom and the DMZ to learn how Korea was divided
  • Discover Busan's bustling, colourful markets
  • Be captivated by Korea's culinary delights
  • Special cherry blossom and autmun colours departures
  • Special cherry blossom and autumn colours departures

We mainly stay in three- and four-star hotels with modern facilities and comforts. One night is spent in a traditional temple, where facilities are basic and shared. As it is a religious institution, rooms are twin/triple/quadruple share basis with Western-style beds and assigned by sex, so couples are not permitted to share a room. The temple offers a unique programme where you can appreciate the life of a Buddhist monk, experience woodblock printing and chamseon, a traditional meditation method of Buddhism in Korea. You may also learn the Buddhist teaching by touring the small hermitages and temples around the Gaya Mountain with Haeinsa as its main temple. 2024 departures The below accommodation is a list of the standard hotels used for 2024 departures. However, there may be some departures where groups stay at alternative hotels of a similar quality. Seoul (four nights): Kukdo Hotel Sokcho (two nights): Sea Cruise Sokcho Andong (one night): Park Hotel Gyeongju (two nights): Commodore Hotel Haeinsa (one night): Haeinsa Temple Stay (sharing room by sex) Busan (one night): Crown Harbor Hotel Single supplements Single supplements can be pre-booked for 10 nights of the tour at the hotel accommodation. These must be requested before departure and are subject to availability. A single supplement is not available for one night of the tour at the Haeinsa Temple.

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