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Discover the dynamic city of Seoul and its many treasures. Stumble upon temples and palaces, glittering skyscrapers and neon billboards. Venture to Gyeongju, a living museum which is home to a staggering amount of heritage sites from tombs and temples to pagodas and palaces.
Our Classic South Korea itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Upon arrival at Seoul Incheon airport you will be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in. This dynamic city may be well and truly on fast-forward for everything from fashion to technology, but it is still deeply rooted in tradition. You will stumble upon temples and palaces amongst the glittering skyscrapers and neon billboards. Seoul is also the place for foodies - the street snacks are second to none!
Take a full day to explore some of Seoul's many treasures with a local guide. Start at Gyeongbok Palace, the Country's most famous and beautiful royal palace, where, as well as exploring, you will see the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, Visit symbolic Namsan Park and Seoul Tower before heading to Gwangjang Market to taste some of Seoul's best street food. This evening you have the option of watching a traditional music and dance performance at Jeongdong Theatre. (B)
Transfer to Seoul Station by private car. Travel in sleek style on the KTX bullet train to Gyeongju. Located in the south-eastern corner of North Gyeongsang province, this city was the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, which ruled part of the Korean peninsula from the year 57BC to 935AD. Gyeongju is a living museum, home to a staggering amount of heritage sites, from tombs and temples to pagodas and palaces. On arrival, meet your English speaking driver/guide and start discovering Gyeongju. Head to Mt Tohamsan and the UNESCO World Heritage Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotta. The temple is considered a masterpiece of Silla architecture whilst Seokguram Grotto, a hermitage, is home to some of the world's best Buddhist sculptures. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the vistas around Bomun Lake. Stay overnight on Gyeongju. (B,L)
Meet your English-speaking driver/guide to further explore Gyeongju. Start at the National Museum and marvel at its collection of Silla reclics. Continue to Tumuli Parkwith its many royal tombs before heading to the 7th Century Cheomseongdae Observatory, the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia. Finally, visit Anapji Pond. Return by bullet train to Seoul and make your own way to your hotel; the evening is at leisure. (B,L)
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Seoul Incheon airport where your arrangements end. (B)
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