Tour Itinerary Validity: 31 Aug - 26 Oct 2017
DAY 01: SINGAPORE ⇒ KOREA
Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport & have a pleasant flight to Korea!
DAY 02: ARRIVAL KE642 @ 0840 ⇒ TRANSFER TO GIMPO AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT TO BUSAN GIMHAE AIRPORT ⇒ JALGACHI + NAMPODONG ⇒ GEUMCHEON SANTORINI VILLAGE
(Overnight in Busan Crown Harbour or similar) / (LUNCH / DINNER)
Welcome to Korea! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our professional guide and together, proceed to Gimpo airport for your flight to Busan. Korea’s 2nd largest city and world’s 5th largest shipping hub in cargo, Busan is rich with culture and bustling with economic activities. Being a major sea port, a visit to the famous Jalgachi Fish Market is a must! See the varieties of seafood among the local activities. After, cross over to Nampo-dong for a showcase of local shopping with wares of every kind. Proceed on to Geumcheon ‘Santorini’ Village, where your guide would have a very interesting story to tell you about the area.
DAY 03: ORYUKDO SKYWALK ⇒ PREMIUM OUTLETS ⇒ TAEHWA RIVER GRAND PARK ⇒ DAEWANGEUM PARK
(Overnight in Ulsan Shilla Stay or Lotte City or similar) / (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
Embark on a thrilling walk on the Oryukdo Skywalk overlooking the cliffs of Busan. Experience the skywalk or marvel at the impressive architecture of this glass structure. (Please note that visitation to the premises is subject to weather conditions.) After, visit the famous Premium Outlets where you can shop for branded items at discounted prices. This afternoon, we head towards Ulsan to visit 2 parks with sceneries quite unlike here in Singapore. The Taehwa-gang Grand Park is one of Korea’s largest urban waterfront park, harmonising water, bamboo, rapeseed flowers, green barley and trees. The rustling of the bamboo groves provides a calming and therapeutic effect as you stroll thru the park. Up next is the Daewangam Park, a beautiful seaside park located on the east coast. Trail the forest of pine, cherry trees, magnolias, camellias, apricots, and forsythia before arriving at the seaside where you can see rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean.
DAY 04: BULGUKSA ⇒ CHEOMSEONGGDAE ⇒ ANAPJI POND ⇒ HOT SPRING EXPERIENCE
(Overnight in Gyeongju Daemyung or similar) / (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
Bulguksa, a UNESCO Heritage site should not be missed while in Gyeongju. It is home to seven national treasures of South Korea and is considered a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Shilla Kingdom. Moving on to Anapji Pond, part of the palace complex during the Shilla Dynasty. The area offers picturesque scenery with traditional structures. Cheongseongdae, the earliest weather observatory is up next. Designated Korea’s 31st national treasure, it is one of the oldest surviving observatories in East Asia. This afternoon, indulge in comforting therapy by soaking in the mineral-rich hot spring waters of Korea. Remember to bring your swimsuit and swimming cap.
DAY 05: YANGDONG FOLK VILLAGE ⇒ MOUNT DAEDUN
(Overnight in Huracle Resort) / (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
This morning, visit the largest traditional village, the Yangdong Folk Village. Less touristy, you’ll find hidden here wealth of cultural heritage with beautiful rustic surroundings, preserving the real tradition of the country. After lunch, head up to Mt. Daedun, famed for its similar beauty with Mt Gumgang of North Korea. A cable car ride (subject to weather conditions) will bring you up to mountain top and don’t just stop here. Climb further and you’ll be rewarded with the view as well as cross the exciting suspension bridge.
DAY 06: EVERLAND WITH PASSPORT TICKET ⇒ FRUIT PICKING *SEASONAL
(OVernight in Centre Mark or similar) / (BREAKFAST / DINNER)
After breakfast,we proceed to Everland. Touted as world’s 7th most popular theme park, Everland really lives to up its slogan, ‘Every day is a holiday in Everland’! Whether you are game for some thrilling rides or just to relax and enjoy the scenery, you are guaranteed enjoyment here. In spring, look out for the beautiful cherry blossoms! This afternoon, pay a visit to a local Fruit Farm to experience fruit picking (seasonal & subject to availability).
DAY 07: GYEONGBUK PALACE ⇒ DRIVE PASS PRESIDENTIAL BLUE HOUSE ⇒ GINSENG SHOWROOM ⇒ AMETHYST FACTORY ⇒ LOCAL COSMETIC SHOP ⇒ DUTY FREE SHOP ⇒ HERO DRAWING SHOW
(OVernight in Centre Mark or similar) / (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
We begin our Seoul City tour at Gyeongbok Palace, the main & largest palace of the last royal Imperial dynasty of Korean antiquity followed by a drive pass of Presidential Blue House. Following, a stop at the Ginseng showroom for this widely acclaimed natural produce of Korea. Popularly known as ‘Panax’ meaning ‘All Heal’ in Greek, this of the medicinal herb is, therefore, a Must on your shopping list. Therefore, it’s a must in your shopping list, as well as the Amethyst Factory, where you can see a wide selection of jewellery from the caves of Korea’s mountains. Korean Cosmetics are the rage now, we stop by a multi-label shop for some of your favourites! Thereafter visit the Duty-Free Shop, known for its wide variety and attractive price. Look out for your favourite brands from Prada to MCM. This evening, look forward to the talented artists in the brilliant concept Action “Hero” Drawing Show. Winner of 2012 Korea in Motion Awards for "Best Non-verbal Performance", this is a show not to be missed!
DAY 08: HUGANBAO SHOWROOM ⇒ BUKCHON ⇒ SHINCHON ⇒ LOCAL PROVISION SHOP ⇒ KE @ 1800 INCHEON AIRPORT
Last day in Korea! After breakfast, visit Korean Huganbao Showroom. Made from the fruit of Hovenia Dulcis, or commonly known as the Japanese Raisin Tree, the medicinal concoction ‘Huganbao’ is extremely helpful with detoxification of the liver. The well-preserved houses of Bukchon are well worth visiting. Some of the houses are actual residents of artists; craftsmen; weavers while others have opened up as cultural centres and traditional tea houses. Next, more shopping awaits you at Shinchon, known as ‘street of fashion’ is very popular among the young people for the latest fashions. You may lunch at the many restaurants here at own expense. We make a stop at a Local Provision Shop for your last minute shopping before transferring to Incheon Airport for your flight home. We hope you had pleasant memories of Korea.