Sparkling of Korea 8days 7nights - Temple Stay and KTX Train

Sparkling of Korea 8days 7nights - Temple Stay and KTX Train

Accommodation: Best selected 4star hotels located in the heart of downtown.

Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed.

There is so much to explore in Sparkling Korea - from the magnificent scenery, affluent cultural heritage, to the unique customs & traditions. Be inspired in this fantastic Korea experience!


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at ICN airport

Stop At: Incheon International Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Welcome to Seoul, the city that never sleeps, but don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to sleep and overcome your jetlag as we swiftly take you to your hotel from the airport for a day of leisure and comfort in a private car/charter bus prepared at the airport.
As Korean culture spreads around the globe, more and more people come to Korea seeking to experience it firsthand.


Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Best selected 4* hotel, in the heart of downtown

Day 2: Seoul,

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
We are heading out early to the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace to experience the (more than 500 years old) Royal Guard Changing Ceremony.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture. As Bukchon Hanok Village is an actual neighborhood with people's homes, visitors are advised to be respectful at all times while looking around.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trickeye Museum Seoul, 20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu Seogyo Plaza B2, Seoul 04039 South Korea
Then, we will head to ICE Gallery, the world’s first indoor ice sculpture gallery that’s open year-round. Also, we have an enjoyable time at Trick Eye Museum, Trick eye transforms global cultural content and sculptures into smart and modern optical illusion art. Make unforgettable memories with your friends, family, and loved ones!

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul, 4star hotel

Day 3: Seoul -DMZ - Suwon

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
The highlight of today’s tour is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).
*Note: Must bring passport for ID check.

Located on each side of the 38th parallel, this infamous border was established at the end of the war in 1953 at the signing of Panmunjom’s armistice in order to separate North and South Korea.
Upon arrival, proceed to passport security control followed by a short introduction at the United Nations camp.

Visit Dora Observatory and Dorasan railway station. Discover Imjingak Park with the Memorial, the Liberty Bridge, and the bell of unification. Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel dug into the rock at a depth of 73m and able of moving a full division per hour with their weapons.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul, 4star hotel

Day 4: Suwon - Gayasan National Park

Stop At: Hwaseong, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do
This morning, we visit Suwon Hwaseong fortress, it is the best of Korean traditional architecture designated as a World cultural heritage by UNESCO. In other words, Haenggung, meaning detached palace, is a palace built within the walls of Hwaseong to house King Jeongjo when he was away from his palace in Seoul worshipping at his father's tomb. When he was not in residence it was used by his delegated official as a base of government. The palace was built in 1789, but was expanded between 1794 and 1796 to house 600 compartments and in doing so became the largest haenggung in Korea.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Haeinsa Temple, 122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200 South Korea
After lunch, we transfer to Haeinsa Temple, This temple was built in 802 by two monks is listed today as World Heritage by UNESCO. It protects the Tripitaka Koreana, with 80000 printing plates containing Buddhist scriptures, 15 national treasures, and some 200 private treasures. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of the temple stay. Some activities include Buddhist ceremony meals, an introduction to Zen meditation, and a tea ceremony.
Dinner (vegetarian meal) and overnight at the temple.

Note: Personnel supplies - Toilet articles, Towel, Socks, Sneakers

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Haeinsa temple

Day 5: Gayasan National Park - Gyeongju, The Historical city, a museum without walls, World Heritages designated by UNESCO

Stop At: Gyeongju, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do
This morning, We start the city tour, Gyeongju Historic Areas were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom. The historic areas are also known as one of the largest outdoor museums in the world.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
Bulguksa Temple is a representative relic of Buddhist culture from the Silla kingdom. The temple was built during the 15th year of King Beopheung's reign (514-540) to wish for peace and prosperity for all. It was later rebuilt in 751 by Kim Dae-seong. Unfortunately, the temple caught fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). After the war, the temple suffered serious damage and was often the target of theft.

Starting in 1920, the temple has undergone continual restoration work. The temple now holds seven national treasures, a number of additional important heritages, and was designated a World Cultural Heritage Site along with the nearby Seokguram Grotto by UNESCO in December 1995.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
Seokguram Grotto was constructed by Kim Dae-Seong during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (742-765) of the Silla Kingdom. Located 3 kilometers away by hiking trail and 9 kilometers by car from Bulguksa Temple, the grotto was designed very harmoniously with the seated Buddha facing the East Sea. It is a valuable cultural heritage that is preserved and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage on December 6, 1995.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Daereungwon Tomb Complex, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
Within Daereungwon Tomb Complex is Cheonmachong Tomb (Ancient Tomb No. 155), which was excavated in 1973. Cheonmachong Tomb consists of a wooden coffin placed inside an underground chamber mounded with boulders and earth, characterized as a typical upper class tomb of the Silla period. The mound has a height of 12.7 m with a diameter of 50 m, and consists of a layer of rocks collected from streams. Below the rock layer is a wooden chamber that is 6.5 m long and 2.1 m wide, reaching 2.1 m in height, with the wooden coffin at its center. A total of 11,526 artifacts were discovered within the tomb, including Cheonmado, an artwork considered highly valuable as it is Korea's first artwork to be excavated from an ancient tomb. Then, we visit Gyeongju Folk’s Hand Craft Village, Shilla ancient Kiln for Celadon.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Gyeongju, 4star hotel

Day 6: Gyeongju

Stop At: Gyeongju, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do
This morning, We start the city tour, Gyeongju Historic Areas were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom. The historic areas are also known as one of the largest outdoor museums in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
Bulguksa Temple is a representative relic of Buddhist culture from the Silla kingdom. The temple was built during the 15th year of King Beopheung's reign (514-540) to wish for peace and prosperity for all. It was later rebuilt in 751 by Kim Dae-seong. Unfortunately, the temple caught fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). After the war, the temple suffered serious damage and was often the target of theft.

Starting in 1920, the temple has undergone continual restoration work. The temple now holds seven national treasures, a number of additional important heritages, and was designated a World Cultural Heritage Site along with the nearby Seokguram Grotto by UNESCO in December 1995.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
Seokguram Grotto was constructed by Kim Dae-Seong during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (742-765) of the Silla Kingdom. Located 3 kilometers away by a hiking trail and 9 kilometers by car from Bulguksa Temple, the grotto was designed very harmoniously with the seated Buddha facing the East Sea. It is a valuable cultural heritage that is preserved and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage on December 6, 1995.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daereungwon Tomb Complex, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
Within Daereungwon Tomb Complex is Cheonmachong Tomb (Ancient Tomb No. 155), which was excavated in 1973. Cheonmachong Tomb consists of a wooden coffin placed inside an underground chamber mounded with boulders and earth, characterized as a typical upper class tomb of the Silla period. The mound has a height of 12.7 m with a diameter of 50 m, and consists of a layer of rocks collected from streams. Below the rock layer is a wooden chamber that is 6.5 m long and 2.1 m wide, reaching 2.1 m in height, with the wooden coffin at its center. A total of 11,526 artifacts were discovered within the tomb, including Cheonmado, an artwork considered highly valuable as it is Korea's first artwork to be excavated from an ancient tomb.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Gyeongju, 4star hotel

Day 7: Gyeongju - Busan

Stop At: Busan, Busan
Today, we will depart for the airport and fly to Busan, South Korea's second-largest city after Seoul. It is also the largest port city in South Korea and the world's fifth busiest seaport by cargo tonnage.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yongdusan Park, 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
it is called Yongdusan because the shape of the mountain resembles a dragon’s head emerging from the sea.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Busan Tower, 37-30, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
Then we will go to Busan Tower, a 120-meter tower that provides a stunning bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Busan, including islands and ships dotted in the distant seas.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nurimaru APAC House, 116, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48100 South Korea
After that, we also visit the APEC House, which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haeundae Beach, Haeundae-gu, Busan South Korea
Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 kilometers long, over a 30- to 50-meter wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay, making it perfect for swimming.

People flock to Haeundae Beach every summer. All kinds of accommodations from luxury hotels to private guesthouses have developed in the area around the beach, making this the perfect summer vacation spot. Haeundae Beach is also famous for various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. Other facilities in the area include Dongbaekseom Island, Busan Aquarium, a yachting dock, BEXCO, driving courses and more.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Busan, 4star hotel

Day 8: Busan - KTX Train to ICN Airport

Stop At: Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea
After breakfast, free at leisure at Nampodong Shopping street, Lunch is on your own.

Transfer to Busan station for the KTX Bullet Train to Incheon airport, 320 km/h, with a top speed of
320 km/h (190 mph), the KTX-Sancheon is the second commercial high-speed train operated in South Korea and the first domestic high-speed train that is designed and developed in South Korea.
Arrive in Seoul and transfer to ICN international airport.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Seoul Station / City Hall, Seoul Station / City Hall, Seoul
Seoul KTX bullet train station
Duration: 1 minute

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at next destination

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Duração: 8 Days
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will pick you up at the airport gate with sign board

Airports

  • Incheon Intl Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea
  • Gimpo Intl Airport, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul South Korea


Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Entry/Admission - Trickeye Museum Seoul
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Haeinsa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
  • Entry/Admission - Daereungwon Tomb Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Busan Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Nurimaru APAC House
  • Entry/Admission - Busan

Não Incluído

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