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Seoul, Gongju, Buyeo, Hapcheon, Gyeongju, Yongin 8 days

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8 Days
Availability : January to December
Seoul
Korea
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 10

Introduction

Seoul, Gongju, Buyeo, Hapcheon, Gyeongju, Yongin 8 days

Period: Jan. 2022 – Dec. 2022

(except from 28th of April to 8th of May,      1st of August to 31st of August, 8th of

September to 12th of September,            1st of October to 10th of October,

and 24th of   December to 31st of December)

Fare per person: 1974USD(single supplement charge: 316USD)

Minimum size: 10 Adults base

Destination

Korea

Departure

Seoul

Departure Time

January to December

Dress Code

sport classic

British passport holders do not require a Visa for the entry purpose of a short-term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending non-profitable meetings) for up to 90 days.

see the following link below for more information:

https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/gb-en/wpge/m_8346/contents.do

 

Itinerary

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1

Seoul Incheon Airport

Welcome to Korea! You will be met upon arrival by our local representative English-speaking guide and transfer to Seoul. Accommodation at Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Insadong or similar class.

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2

Seoul

Today, you will start the tour of the Gyeongbokgung palace, which was built in 1395, three years after the Joseon dynasty was founded. The name means the “Palace Greatly Bless by Heaven” The site of Gyeongbokgung was at the heart of Seoul and, indeed, deemed auspicious according to the traditional practice of geomancy. Visit Jongmyo, the supreme state shrine where the royal ancestral tablets of deceased Kings and Queens are enshrined, and sacrificial rites are performed for them. Then, you will tour Bukchon Hanok village where you can see the traditional type of houses in the upper class of the Joseon dynasty. After that, you will walk to Insadong antique street where antique shops, restaurants, galleries and traditional tea houses are. Continuing with Gwangjang market which opened its business in 1905. Breakfast / Lunch. Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Insadong or similar class.

 

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3

Seoul / Gongju / Buyeo

Today, you will take a trip to the hidden dynasty of Baekje (BC18~AD660)[UNESCO Heritage]. In July 2015, eight Baekje ruins in Buyeo and Iksan, including Gongju’s Gongsanseong Fortress, Gongju’s Royal Tomb of King Muryeong and Royal Tomb, were registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Based on exchanges with China, Baekje’s original culture was achieved and conveyed to neighbouring countries such as Japan, contributing to the prosperity of ancient East Asian culture, and making it a world heritage. Princess Muryeong Royal Tombs and Royal Tombs of Gongju were recognized for their value as royal tombs during the Baekje Ungjin period (475-538), proving the excellence of Baekje culture and close cultural exchanges in ancient East Asia. You will continue with Buyeo and visit Buyeo national museum and taste the beauty of Baekje. Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Buy Resort or similar class.

 

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4

Buyeo / Hapcheon

In the morning, you will visit other relics of the hidden dynasty of Baekje. Jeongnimsa Temple Site is a representative temple site of the Baekje period located in the centre of Buyeo, surrounded by Geumseongsan Mountain to the east and Busosan Mountain to the north. Jeongnimsa Temple Site has a typical Garam layout of the Baekje period. The main gate, stone pagoda, gold hall, and auditorium are arranged in a straight line from north to south and show the shape surrounded by Seungbang and a corridor. There is no accurate evidence for the duration of Jeongnimsa Temple, but it is believed to have been destroyed with the fall of Baekje. This is because the red-burned soil layer of the Geumdang site was found in the excavation survey of the Jeongnimsa Temple Site. Currently, the five-story stone pagoda of National Treasure No. 9 and the seated stone Buddha of the Goryeo Dynasty of Treasure No. 108 remain at Jeongnimsa Temple Site and are designated and managed as Historic Site No. 301. Transfer to Hapcheon after visiting the Busosanseong fortress and enjoy the Baekma river cruise. Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Hapcheon Haeinsa Tourists or similar class.

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5

Hapcheon / Gyeongju

After breakfast, you will visit the Hainsa temple [UNESCO Heritage] which was founded in 802 in the reign of King Aejang of the Silla dynasty. Along with Songgwangsa Temple in Suncheon and Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, Hainsa temple is considered the three most important temples in Korea and is also considered one of the five major temples along with Beomeosa temple in Busan and Hwaeomsa temple in Gurye. It is the headquarters of the 12th parish of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is famous as a place where the Tripitaka Koreana, a national treasure and world record, is stored. Transfer to Gyeongju, the city of 1,000 years of history and capital of the Silla dynasty (BC57~AD935). Breakfast / Lunch. Gyeongju Kolon or similar class.

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Gyeongju

Today, you will visit Gyeongju which was the capital city of the Silla dynasty. The history of Gyeongju once called Seorabeol, is also the history of the thousand-year-old Silla dynasty. Gyeongju embraces Buddhism, science, and vibrant ancient culture that blossomed by the artistry of the Silla people, and the great spirits of Hwarangdo that enabled the unification of the three dynasties. Thus, Gyeongju is a UNESCO-designated city which should be preserved by the public. With a thousand years of the evergreen spirit of Silla, Gyeongju is truly a museum without a roof. The Bulguksa [UNESCO Heritage] was built in 528, the year after Buddhism was officially accepted by the Silla dynasty. Seokguram grotto [UNESCO Heritage] first began construction in 742 A.D. alongside neighbouring Bulguksa Temple. The construction of both religious sites started under the guidance of Prime Minister Kim Daeseong. Seokguram Grotto would be completed in 774 A.D. just shortly after the death of Kim Daeseong. Initially, Seokguram Grotto was called Seokbulsa Temple (Stone Buddha Temple, in English). The Grotto was constructed, according to legend, to appease Kim’s parents from his previous life. Daereungwon, called Tumuri park, is a large-scale ancient tomb area and it is believed to belong to the kings, queens, and aristocrats of Silla. It was designated as Historic Site No. 512. Donggung and Wolji was a separate palace of Silla, where the prince of Silla lived and is one of the representative ancient Korean buildings, and the original form of the Unified Silla Garden was well preserved, and many valuable relics were found to show the architectural style. Cheomsungdae, a heritage so often seen in textbooks, has stood in the same spot for 1,500 years right in the heart of Silla’s history. This unmistakable landmark of Gyeongju has such a unique design that there is hardly anyone who hasn’t bought a souvenir of it. Its unique shape inspired countless scholars to research Cheomsungdae, and there have been many theories about its use. Some say Cheomsungdae was used for heavenly rituals, others say it was simply a symbolic tower. But the most dominant theory is that Cheomsungdae was an astronomical observatory. And you will experience making Silla pottery. Breakfast / Lunch. Gyeongju Kolon or similar class.

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7

Gyeongju / Yongin / Seoul

After breakfast, you will transfer to Yongin near Seoul and visit the Korean folk village, a theme park where you can watch various lifestyles of the Joseon dynasty. Back to Seoul and transfer to the restaurant to enjoy the Royal court cuisine for a farewell dinner. Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner [Special meal: Royal Court Cuisine]. Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Insadong or similar class.

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Tour ends

After breakfast, you will have free time until checkout time. The tour will end by transferring you back to the Incheon airport.

 

Details

Transport

Included:

  • Accommodation (Half-twin base),
  • English speaking guide,
  • Transportation,
  • Entrance fees, and meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Not included:

  • International airfare.
  • Personal expenses are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for driver and guide

accomodation

  • Accommodation (Half-twin base),

meals

  • Entrance fees, and meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

activities

  • Visiting museums, temples, and historical places

Travel Documents And Visa System

British passport holders do not require a Visa for the entry purpose of a short-term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending non-profitable meetings) for up to 90 days.

see the following link below for more information:

https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/gb-en/wpge/m_8346/contents.do

2. General Information

  • British passport holders do not require a Visa for the entry purpose of a short-term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending non-profitable meetings) for up to 90 days.
  • You can ONLY apply for A1(Diplomacy)·A2(Official) at the Embassy in London.
  • You can ONLY apply for a visa by post in the UK. (Address: A1·A2 Visa service Embassy of the Republic of Korea 60 Buckingham Gate London SW1E 6AJ)
  • You can ONLY collect a visa in person from 10 AM till 12 PM (Monday to Friday, Close on holidays)
  • Please be informed that it takes about 2-3 working days to issue a visa.
  • Please apply for a visa no more than two months in advance from the planned date of entry into South Korea.
  • If you are not a British National, you have to hold more than two years of residential Visa in the UK to apply for a Visa through us. (Make a photocopy of your UK visa and submit it with your application)
  • We will be holding your passport during the visa process.
  • Please type or print clearly when you fill out the Visa application form AND DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN AT THE BOTTOM.
  • If you are requesting a Visa by post, please enclose a self-addressed envelope marked with the correct postage to receive your Visa(s). Please do not use a franking service envelope or do not put a prepaid sticker which has expired or issued date on your envelope.
  • You will need at least 6 months of validity on the passport to apply for a visa

3. General Required Documents for Visa Application

  • Regardless of your Visa status, these items have to be submitted in order to obtain a Visa.
  • We can require more documents if needed.
  • A valid passport
  • A completed Visa application (Visa Application Form General)
  • A recent passport photo (3.5 x 4.5cm, colour photo)
  • Fee: Visa fee is waived
  • A self-addressed stamped special delivery envelope: If you want to collect your passport in person, please include a letter explaining your plan to do so.
  • Please choose your visa (at ‘4. Other visa information) for additional required documents for the visa category for which you are applying.

4. Other Visa Information

Payment

 

Fare per person: 1974USD

(single supplement charge: 316USD)

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