Tour overview

Visiting: Seoul, Mt Sorak, DMZ Tour in Seoul, Pusan, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nikko City

 

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7 August 202021 August 2020$6,080$5,680
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Included

  • Return economy international flights & taxes
  • Internal flights and taxes as per itinerary
  • Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
  • English Tour guide and bus services
  • Accommodation & entry to places listed on itinerary
  • Prepaid gratuities

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DAY 1. MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE

This afternoon we depart for Singapore with Singapore airlines and later tonight we will arrive into Changi airport for a short transit before our next flight.

Meals – As per flight

DAY 2. SINGAPORE/INCHEON

Just after midnight we reboard our flight bound for Incheon. This morning, we arrive into Seoul! After ground formalities, we will have breakfast and enjoy a bit of time at a traditional Korean Spa to freshen up. Later we visit the National Museum of South Korea . Afterwards, we will visit Kyeongbok palace which was built by Joseon Dynasty in 1394 and afterwards, a visit to the Presidential Blue House. Later, we head to Gwanghwamun Square and Cheonggye cheon stream, touted as the most successful urban facelift. After dinner, we check in at our hotel.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Best Western Kukdo or similar

DAY 3. SEOUL/DMZ TOUR/ SEOUL

After breakfast, we will start our DMZ tour which will last just a bit until the afternoon. Then it is off to watch the famous Nanta show and back to hotel for rest.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Best Western Kukdo or similar

DAY 4. SEOUL

This morning we visit Namsangol hanok village – a beautiful village, covering a site of 7,934 square meters. It is composed of three parts: a traditional Korean garden, time capsule plaza, and the village itself, which encases the traditional Korean houses. Later we visit a Korean Gingseng outlet and Korean cosmetic shop for some shopping. After this we experience a very unique VR (Virtual Reality) traditional Hanbok clothing experience at the Korean Tourism Organization office. Enjoy a bit of time at the city’s oldest traditional market, the Gwangiang Market. A 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.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Best Western Kukdo or similar

DAY 5. SEOUL/MT SORAK

After breakfast this morning we go to the Samsung D Light show which showcases all the latest and greatest products from Samsung. Afterwards, we continue onto Mt Sorak. Upon arrival and after checking into our resort for overnight stay, feel free to try out the hot spring and spa facilities! Please prepare swimming gear and cap for yourself.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Daeemyung Resort or similar

DAY 6. MT SORAK/KYONGJU

This morning we head over to Mt Sorak National Park where you will have a chance to take many photos of South Korea’s most beautiful mountain. Here you can also visit Shinhungsa Temple—head temple of Korean Buddhism. After we visit Abai-maeul which has long served as a stage for Korean TV dramas, especially the internationally renowned “Autumn Love Story”TV drama. Along the way to Kyongju, enjoy the view of the eastern coast. Once here, we pay a visit to Bomun Tourist Town to enjoy the local attractions, etc.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Hotel Kolon or similar

DAY 7. KYONGJU/PUSAN

Soon after breakfast, proceed by coach to Pusan and along the way we stop by a Amethyst Factory where we get to see a wide selection of jewellery. We then drop by Chomsongdae Observatory, a 7th century bottle shaped stone structure known to be the world’s earliest observatory. Upon arrival into Pusan, we visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, a beautiful temple situated near the sea. Also today we visit Yongdusan Park and Jagalchi Fish Market.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Nongshim Hotel or similar

DAY 8. PUSAN/ OSAKA / NARA

This morning, we make our way to Pusan international airport for our flight to Osaka, Japan. Upon arrival, our Japanese guide will greet us at the port and after ground formalities, enjoy a nice lunch and a visit the famous Todaiji Temple and the Deer Park where you will be welcomed by many tamed deers that roam the temple grounds. Afterwards, a photo stop at Osaka Castle and followed by our first dinner in Osaka before settling into our hotel for some rest.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Sheraton Miyako Osaka or similar

DAY 9. OSAKA/KYOTO CITY/HAMAMATSU

This morning the group will make their way to Kyoto City, a city brimming with historical and religious traditions. Enjoy a city tour and visit one of the Japan’s most famous temples — The Kiyomizu Temple, built in the year of 1633. This building has a huge veranda supported by hundreds of pillars without the use of nails. Next visit the beautiful Heian Shrine and we also visit the Nishijin Textile Center where you can watch a live Kimono Show. Afterwards, we continue our journey to Hamamatsu.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Okura Act City hotel or similar

DAY 10. HAMAMATSU/MOUNT FUJI/HAKONE/HOT SPRINGS/LAKE KAWAGUCHI

This morning, we board a bullet train from Hamamatsu to Kakegawa. At the station, our bus driver will pick us up and proceed to the foot of Japan’s most magnificent mountain, Mount Fuji. If only weather permits, you can proceed to as far as the 5th station of this mountain. Next, we proceed to the famous Hakone Hot Spring Resort. Visit the Owakudani also known as the Hell Valley, a sulphurous pond. Afterwards, enjoy a refreshing cruise along Lake Ashi and savour the beautiful scenery surrounding you.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Fujinoyado or similar

DAY 11. LAKE KAWAGUCHI/TOKYO/THE GINZA/TOKYO

Tokyo is on the agenda today! Upon arrival, we continue to have a tour of the largest city in Japan, Tokyo City. Begin your tour with a visit to Tokyo’s most celebrated temple in the ancient Asakusa district, the Asakusa Kannon Temple. Another charm of this landmark is its Nakamise Shopping Arcade. We then proceed to Tokyo’s finest shopping district, The Ginza. We then drive past the beautiful Imperial Palace and go up to visit Tokyo’s tallest tower- Tokyo Tower. After which we proceed to the modern Odaiba Palette Town, where we explore Venus Fort, a modern shopping arcade. The Toyota Megaweb where you can find the largest ferris wheel. In the evening, dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

DAY 12. TOKYO/NIKKO CITY/TOKYO

This morning your guide will take your group out to enjoy a day trip to Nikko National Park. Nikko National Park is one of Japan’s most beautiful natural areas and is located 125 km from Tokyo home to many shrines, temples, and bridges scattered across which harmonizes with the beautiful scenery, which include plateaus, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and rivers. Back to Tokyo at night.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

DAY 13. TOKYO FREE DAY

One of the busiest and vibrant places in the world and there is never a dull moment!

Meals – B / Own arrangements

Overnight – Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

DAY 14. TOKYO / SINGAPORE / MELBOURNE

Very early this morning we leave our hotel for Narita airport for our morning flight to Singapore with Singapore Airlines. After a few hours transit in Changi airport, we re-board our flight bound for Australia. Sit back and relax, it won’t be long before you are back home.

Meals – B / As per flight

DAY 15. ARRIVE MELBOURNE

Very early this morning we arrive home and we hope you enjoyed your holiday

Meals – As per flight

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