Tour overview

Departure date(s) – 4 November and 6 November 2024 (2 dates)

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with Singapore Airlines and domestic flight to beconfirmed closer to departure date (in the case of unforeseen circumstances we will notify passengers if we need to change to an equivalent airline for international flights)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily (during touring days only).
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group

Not Included

  • Visa Application - Not included but we will assist you with obtaining necessary eVisa to enter South Korea. Costs to be confirmed once we have further clarification.
  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - 1 MELBOURNE (OR SYDNEY)/SINGAPORE

This afternoon, we board our flight for Seoul via Singapore. Once we land into Singapore, there will be a few hours to stretch out the legs before reboarding for our connecting flight.

Meals - As per fight

Day 2 - SINGAPORE/SEOUL

Our midnight flight lands into Seoul early this morning. Today, we visit Gyeongbok palace and Presidential Blue House. After lunch, we will check into our hotel to freshen up and tonight, dinner around Myeongdong area.

Accommodation - Seoul Garden Hotel or similar

Meals - As per flight / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 - SEOUL

Visit Namsangol hanok village – It is composed of three parts: a traditional Korean garden, time capsule plaza, and the village itself, which encases the traditional Korean houses. Then we walk along the elevated sky garden of Seoullo 7017. South Korea is also well known for their cosmetics and so the group will also have a quick stop of a local shop. The day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to N Seoul Tower—the centre of Seoul and the highest place where you can see Seoul from above.

Accommodation - Seoul Garden Hotel or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 - SEOUL/MT SORAK

This morning we travel to Mount Sorak National Park—one of South Korea's most famous areas. If you're lucky, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the park's inhabitants, including deer, otters, squirrels and bears. Here, we will take the cable car to Gwongeumseong Fortress to see the castle ruins and the spectacular views of the National Park. We then drive to Abai Village with a short ferry ride. Besides giving us a glimpse of old Seoul, this area is also known as the filming location of the Korean TV drama “Autumn in My Heart”, attracting a lot of visitors annually.

Accommodation - Sea Cruise Hotel or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 - MT SORAK/DAEGU

Today, we head to the village of Andong, known for its well-preserved traditional houses and unique mask dancing performances. Afterwards, relax with some retail therapy in Dongseongno Shopping District, one of the major fashion districts in Daegu city

Accommodation - Daegu Grand Hotel or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 - DAEGU/GYEONGJU

After breakfast we explore the archaeological sites and temples/monuments of Gyeongju. Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomical observatory, National Museum, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram grotto. Finish day with Gyeongju National Park.

Accommodation - The K Hotel Gyeongju or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 - GYEONGJU/PUSAN

Proceed by coach to Pusan - a large port city in South Korea, is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Once we arrive to Pusan, enjoy a sightseeing train ride of the beautiful coastal scenery of Busan. We will also visit Yongdusan Park, Jagalchi Fish Market and Songdo Skywalk.

Accommodation - Crown Harbor Hotel Busan or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 - PUSAN/OSAKA (NARA)

This morning prior to arriving to Pusan international airport, we will stop into a local shop for any last minute gift purchases before leaving South Korea. A short flight will take us into Osaka, Japan. Your trusty local guide will be there to greet you and after lunch. First up, we visit Nara City and spend some time here to visit the Deer Park and Todaiji temple. Afterwards, a quick visit at Minoh Park followed by some free time in Shinsaibashi area.

Accommodation - Osaka Sheraton Miyako or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 - OSAKA/KYOTO/GIFU

Today we make our journey to Kyoto—one of the most iconic places in Japan. For our visit to Kyoto, we will take a bullet train from Osaka station so you can experience first hand of speeds up to 285km/hr! Here we visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple and then have lunch. Afterwards, we make our way to Kitanotenmangu shrine to admire the beautiful Autumn scenery. We continue our drive to Gifu tonight.

Accommodation - Miyako Hotel Gifu Nagaragawa or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10 - GIFU/KANAZAWA

After breakfast we drive for a few hours to Kanazawa— the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. It is known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. Today’s highlights include Kanazawa Kenrokuen Garden, Golden Tea House, Higashi Chaya street and Nagamachi samurai house district.

Accommodation - Kanazawa Kokusai Hotelor similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 11 - KANAZAWA/SHIRAKAWAGO/TAKAYAMA/NAGANO

We drive to Shirakawago township to visit the famous village houses. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. In the afternoon we head into Takayama Old Town before settling into Nagano for the night.

Accommodation - Matsumoto Marunouchi Hotel or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12 - NAGANO/KAWAGUCHIKO

A very exciting day planned as we visit Kawaguchiko Lake and Oshino Hakkai Village and then journey up to the 5th station at Mt Fuji (pending weather). Overnight in this amazing and scenic area of Kawaguchiko.

Accommodation - Jiragonno Fuji no Yakata or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13 - KAWAGUCHIKO/GOTEMBA/TOKYO

After breakfast, visit Oishi Park to enjoy the beautiful Autumn colours of the surrounding vegetation. Afterwards, some retail therapy shopping at Gotemba outlet—an outlet mall near Mount Fuji. It was opened on July 13, 2000, and contains over 200 stores. In the afternoon it is off to Lake Ashi for a quick but enjoyable cruise. We continue our drive to Tokyo in the afternoon.

Accommodation - Tokyo Dome hotel or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Own Lunch / Dinner

Day 14 - TOKYO

There is so much to do in this city that never sleeps! Today we visit Asakusa Kannon Temple then Nakamise Market, which resembles a traditional style shopping street of a bygone era. In the afternoon, we head up Tokyo Tower and get a bird’s eye view of Tokyo and then spend a bit of time in the uptown area of Ginza.

Accommodation - Tokyo Dome hotel or similar

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15 - TOKYO/SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE (or SYDNEY)

This morning we will head to the airport and board our flight back home (via Singapore).

Meals - Breakfast / As per flight

Day 16 - ARRIVE MELBOURNE (OR SYDNEY)

Your flight arrives back home today and we hope you had a great holiday!

Meals - As per flight

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