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South Korea Holidays

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South Korea is a charming nation situated on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It is well-known for occupying one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders; that it shares with North Korea. However, South Korea is a peaceful country covered in green, hilly countryside, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, tea plantations, centuries-old Buddhist temples and coastal fishing villages. It has an eclectic mix of ancient culture and modern technology and can trace its history back half a million years. 

These days most cities consist of a new fashionable area with coffee shops and karaoke bars, but in these same cities you will also find the Korea of old; alleyways and street markets in an intriguing maze where vendors sell everything, just as they have done for hundreds of years.

South Korea also bursts with magical pink blooms in March for Cherry Blossom season and is often less crowded than the Japanese season.

Our new Scenic South Korea tour takes in all the sights and wonders of this fascinating country.

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Top Holidays to South Korea

South Korea offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Scenic South Korea

Scenic South Korea

14 days from $9,790pp

Seoul (4N) Damyang Gwangju (1N) Boseong Suncheon (1N) Yeosu Busan (1N) Gyeongju (2N) Mt Seorak (2N) Gagneung
Classic South Korea

Classic South Korea

5 days | Please call for prices
Seoul (3N) Gyeongbok Palace Gyeonju (1N) Bulguksa Temple
Seoul Short Stay

Seoul Short Stay

4 days | Please call for prices
Seoul (3N) Gyeongbokgung Palace Jogyesa Temple National Folk Museum of Korea North Seoul Tower
Jeju Island Short Stay

Jeju Island Short Stay

4 days | Please call for prices
Jeju Island (3N) Hallim Park Sunrise Peak Manjanggul Lava Cave
Busan Short Stay

Busan Short Stay

4 days | Please call for prices
Busan (3N) Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Jagalchi Fish Market Kukje Market
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Things to see in South Korea

No trip to South Korea would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

Amazing places to see in South Korea

Award-winning Guiding...

Award-winning Guiding...

All of our holidays in South Korea are accompanied by a dedicated National Escort throughout. We task them with the responsibility to keep you safe, happy, inspired and entertained and they respond with Gusto! Guiding you through the intricacies and eccentricities of the Korean way of doing things with expert ease.

All of our National Escorts in South Korea...

  • Have a minimum of five years experience in guiding
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are unparalleled experts, born and raised in the local area
  • Go through rigorous and constant training
  • Are at your service 24 hours a day
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Korea

  • When is the best time to travel?

    Any time from March to May is a lovely temperate climate to explore. If a cooler climate is your preference, then a visit between September and November will allow you the opportunity to watch the autumnal colours change across the landscape.

    Did you know that South Korea also has a spectacular Cherry Blossom season? The Best time to see this is in March. 

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  • What is the food like?

    Korean cuisine is delicious, colourful and healthy. Meals are usually served with a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup and consist usually of banchan (side dishes) including Kimchi (seasoned and fermented vegetable), fish and meat. Most food is eaten with chopsticks so best get practicing as cutlery is not always available at restaurants. Korean food is generally hot and spicy compared to Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

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  • Do I need a guide?

    South Korea is the ultimate destination for exploration, be that independently or with a guide. If you like having an expert at your side for the duration of your trip, we would highly recommend having a guide for your tour. They will be able to take you to the iconic sights as well as the hidden gems with no troubles as well as share their passion, and love for their local region. A guide will be your local resource throughout your trip, whether that be to talk about the history of a place or to suggest an excellent restaurant! South Korea can of course be done independently but we would still recommend a guide or local to be on hand to point you in the right direction or help recommend where to go.

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  • Are there cultural differences between Australia and South Korea?

    South Korean society and culture is built on intricate social etiquette and customs. As foreigners, we are not expected to be knowledgeable about all etiquette, but it will make your time in South Korea more enjoyable if you are respectful of local customs. Some examples of scenarios you may encounter include removing your shoes and hats when entering a temple or house (some restaurants as well). You may be supplied with slippers at some places, but please come prepared with plenty of spare socks, and shoes that are easy to take off for the fairly regular occasions when they must be removed. It is also more polite to use both hands when giving or receiving things, such as money or change. Your Local Guide will advise you of some of these other customs at the beginning of your tour.

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  • Do I need a visa?

    An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for Australian passport holders and is included in all of our escorted group tours.

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Time Difference - AEST -1 Approx. Flight Time - 10 hours, 50 minutes Visa Required? - No Capital City - Seoul Population - 51.64 Million Dialing Code - +82 Currency - South Korean Won

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