Book your 2021/2022 tour holiday to South Korea
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.
South Korea offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?
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No trip to South Korea would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.
The largest of the Five Palaces built in Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty featuring historic buildings and gardens.
Home to South Korea’s most beautiful arched stone bridge, the UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a history of almost 1500 years.
An enduring symbol of the Cold War, the DMZ is now a surreal tourist draw on both sides of the border.
For approximately two weeks, the streets across South Korea sparkle various shades of pink as cherry trees bloom in abundance.
Intertwine and weave your way through the 8 trails that criss cross the forest, offering up one awe inspiring delight after another.
Step into the Korean countryside and UNESCO World Heritage site, noted for its well-preserved cultural landscapes and traditional lifestyles.
Step back in time to wander Insadong Alley and take in the sights and smells of traditional Korean culture, food and arts.
Marvel at the intricate architecture, the delicate carvings symbolic of stories past and the spiritual ambience of Korea’s most significant and oldest temple.
A dedicated place of worship of kings and queens from the Joseon Dynasty (1310-1910), the Jongmyo Shrine is a historical delight steeped in royal tradition.
A city of contrasts featuring high-tech, cutting-edge, skyscrapers and deep tradition.
Boasting mountains, beaches and hot springs, South Korea's second city is full of small town charm.
Korea's largest sub-tropical island with beautiful beaches, impressive waterfalls and unique culture and traditions.
'The museum without walls'. South Korea's historical hub, backed by green, rolling hills.
Spectacularly scenic area of high peaks, craggy bluffs, rock towers, waterfalls, and fragrant pine forests.
A gateway to the many natural and cultural wonders of the South Jeolla province, known for its stunning temples and fortresses and close association with tea.
Founded over 2,000 years ago, Gwangju is known for its long history, unique cuisine, and for being a major arts and cultural hub in South Korea.
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.
A generous and open-minded tour guide, this is how my travellers would describe me. Whilst in South Korea, you will explore Korea’s iconic sights, less known sites and authentic and exciting cultural experience.
Sue was so knowledgeable and courteous. I have travelled with Wendy Wu before and the experience was unparalleled.
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A holiday of a lifetime. Every day brought more "wow" moments. Fabulous country, people, sights, food (we ate like kings) experiences and in particular both our national guide and his local guides. A rating of excellent does not adequately describe just how good this holiday was. Extremely high quality holiday in every respect right from booking through to landing back in the UK.
The tour was fantastic from start to finish with so many memorable places seen. George was a wonderful tour guide who gave 110% looking after us. The food was great, hotels good abd the regional tour guides were very knowledgeable.
The tour was as good as you can get. Plenty of amazing sites through the whole country and good activities, combined with just the right amount of spare time. Our guide was great, full of information, friendly and more then willing to give a helping hand. All in I would totally recommend this tour and Wendy Wu and give a big thumbs up to our guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A visa is not required for Australian passport holders for entry into South Korea for stays up to 90 days.
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