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South Korea Uncovered

8 days from £2,149 £1,719

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

Itinerary

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Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation

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.

Meals

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.  


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Elisha was quick to deal with our query and responded adequately. Booking was swift and easy.

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Great service. Never disappointed and they are always there to help with any questions!

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Very easy to navigate.

Stephanie B
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Amazing! The staff are incredible and so helpful. Couldn’t recommend enough. Becca has been fantastic in helping me plan my trip too! X

Anonymous
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TESS WAS GREAT, SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ME WITH MY TRIP. CANT THANK HER ENOUGH FOR HER HELP.

Jacob
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Incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, not just with the actual assistance the company provides but through the communication and transparency they've shown thus far.

CHARLOTTE S
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Becca was really good with all the questions I had about the trip and answered them fully without pushing me into booking anything. I decided on the Thai Experience and looking forward to it!...

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Anonymous
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Booked this as a surprise for my grandson. Very accomodating and helpful staff

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Great- they made everything very easy and were very efficient!

Alexander M
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The advisor, Jane, was very helpful and tolerated our many requests!

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The booking process is super easy and email responses are super quick!

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Great communication but not pushy, lots of options to choose from and really helpful team to help decide!

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Amazing customer service!

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So many amazing trips & deals available! All the information is clearly available and all the reps are friendly & helpful with fast responses- I can't wait for my trip!

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Sophie B
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Emma was a fantastic travel advisor, helping me every step of the way. This is a great company to book with and I highly recommend if you’re looking to travel!

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Alisha
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I recently went on the 25 day Thai Experience, which had the most amazing itinerary. JJ was the BEST tour guide and made the trip so memorable. He was there 24/7 for all of us and made travelling...

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Very helpful xx

Anonymous
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very helpful with lots of info

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Emma was extremely helpful

Kallum S
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Really helped me get established in NZ for my working holiday.

Emma W
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Really helpful with questions and extremely easy to book with, I’m looking forward to the trips


Dates & Prices


Flights

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Extra information

This trip begins on day 1 in Seoul. You’ll need to fly into Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 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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