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South Korea Uncovered

8 days from £2,149

Culture with a side of Kimchi

Dynamically modern but with a deeply traditional heart, South Korea is a vibrant mash up of the old and new. Futuristic skyscrapers meet ancient wooden temples, bullet trains speed past rural villages, and Buddhist monks walk streets pulsing with the K-Pop beat. Still relatively untouristed, now is the time to experience this extraordinary destination. This jam-packed trip takes you through its best bits, from the futuristic streets of Seoul to the golden beaches of Busan. You’ll spend a night in a Buddhist temple in historic Gyeongju, peek into the World’s most secretive country from the DMZ, sample sizzling street food in bustling markets and visit a Korean folk village where life hasn’t changed for the last 100 years.

Highlights include

Overnight temple stay
Yangdong Folk Village
Demilitarised Zone (DMZ)
Haeundae Beach
Bukchon Hanok Village
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Cheomseongdae Observatory
Daereungwon Tomb Complex
North Seoul Tower
Namdaemun Market


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Accommodation & Meals


This trip features a selection of comfy hotels, picked for their ideal locations and great service. You’ll also spend an unforgettable night in a working temple in Gyeongiu, where you’ll stay in traditional Ondol rooms with underfloor heating and beds directly on the floor. All rooms are on a twin share basis, apart from the night in the temple which is multi-share. Single rooms may be available at an additional cost. Just speak to one of our travel advisors for more information.

Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.


7 breakfasts, and 1 dinner are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time. Korean food is having a real moment right now, and with its intense, spicy flavours, we’re not surprised. From kimchi stews and hoeddeok (sweet, syrupy pancakes), to the ubiquitous bibimbap (a simple salad of rice, mixed vegetables, rice, beef, and egg), your tastebuds are in for a treat.  

Dates & Prices


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Extra information

This trip begins on day 1 in Seoul. You’ll need to fly into Seoul Incheon International Airport (INC) and to make your own way to our starting accommodation. There are no activities planned before our welcome meeting at 6pm so arrive at a time that suits you. 

The trip ends on day 8 back in Seoul. Leave any time after breakfast. You’ll need to make your own way back to the airport, but your tour guide can help you book transfers.

The maximum group size is 16.

This is an open-aged trip, designed for travellers of any age with an enjoyment of adventure. You'll have the opportunity to meet people who are outside your own age group, and from different walks of life, adding depth and diversity to your travel experience.


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