April 9-16, 2024
Embark on a mesmerizing adventure to South Korea with WTA, where the vibrant cities of Seoul and Busan await you with a rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty. Your journey commences in Seoul, the dynamic capital city that effortlessly merges tradition with modernity. Begin your exploration by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, a magnificent architectural masterpiece showcasing Korean heritage’s grandeur. Within the vibrant neighborhoods, you will discover traditional tea houses, antique shops, and local handicrafts.
From Seoul, venture south to Busan, a coastal gem known for its breathtaking beaches and bustling port. Sink your toes into the golden sands of Haeundae Beach, a picturesque retreat where you can relax under the sun or take a leisurely stroll along the promenade. Throughout your adventure, the warmth and hospitality of the Korean people will leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re navigating the bustling streets of Seoul or embracing the coastal charm of Busan, South Korea beckons with a captivating blend of tradition and awe-inspiring landscapes that will create memories to treasure for a lifetime.
𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘞𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘚 𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 8𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 9𝘵𝘩 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 3 𝘗𝘔 – 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘋𝘢𝘺 1’𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 8𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥, 𝘱𝘳𝘦-𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭.
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𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟵 – Welcome to Seoul, South Korea! Arrive at Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN), and private transportation will bring you to our accommodation. After settling into your room, join your group for a welcome dinner in the heart of Myeongdong, South Korea.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟬 – Take a private walking tour of Seoul. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the intricate architecture and stunning gardens. In the afternoon, explore Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean village where you can wander through narrow streets lined with hanok (traditional Korean houses). To end the day, your group will indulge in more local cuisine for dinner.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟯 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟭 – FREE Day in Seoul. Explore the city by visiting a museum, or indulging in spa treatments. Jeonju is a city two hours by train where you can find the 15th-century Gyeonggijeon Shrine with portraits of former kings. Jeonju is home to a Traditional Korean Wine Museum that demonstrates the making of local rice wines. Complete the day by rejoining your group for dinner at one of the many street vendors. The night markets are the best way to enjoy the flavors of South Korean Street food, and where you can find traditional Korean souvenirs.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟰 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟮 – On this day you will have a private tour of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). This day trip will allow opportunities to learn about the history of the Korean peninsula and see the border between North and South Korea. Visit the Joint Security Area (JSA), where you can stand on the very border that divides the two Koreas. You will return back to Seoul to enjoy your final dinner in the capital city of South Korea.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟱 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟯 – Take a first-class train to the port city of Busan, known for its beaches, mountains, and temples. Busan is home to Beomeosa Temple which is a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D. at the base of Geumjeong Mountain. Upon arrival, you will check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟲 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟰 – Take a private walking tour of Busan. Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, a Buddhist temple that is located on the coast. The temple is built on a cliff overlooking the sea, and the views are stunning. In the afternoon, visit Gamcheon Culture Village, a colorful village that is built on a hillside. The village is full of brightly colored houses and narrow streets, and it’s a great place to wander and take photos. In the evening, visit Jagalchi Market, a large fish market where you can try the seafood in one of the many restaurants in the market.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟳 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟱 – FREE Day in Busan. Spend the day relaxing at a Busan beach, or explore the city on your own. If you are feeling more adventurous, take a short ride to tour Gyeongju. Gyeongju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the capital of Korea during the Silla Dynasty. Some popular attractions include Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, Donggung Palace, and Wolji Pond. To culminate your time in Korea, you’ll gather for a memorable farewell dinner to reminisce with the newfound friends you’ve made along the journey.
𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟴 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟲 – Depart Busan by train back to Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) for your connecting flight to the U.S. Your flight will need to depart after 3 PM.
*𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲.
- 8 days & 7 nights’ accommodations
- Single occupancy hotel
- Airport transfer
- Local Korean tour guides
- Local transportation tickets
- Entrance fees to temples and shrines
- FREE DAYS to explore
- Daily breakfast
- Daily lunch (excluding FREE DAYS)
- Daily dinner (excluding FREE DAYS)
- COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Roundtrip airfare from the US to Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN)
- Travel Insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Meals not listed above
- Optional excursions and tours not listed above
- Gratuities and tips for personal services
Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.
Suggested Travel Insurance companies are below. Ensure you inquire about a “Cancel For Any Reason” plan.
- Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
- Monthly minimum payment of $400 is required on the first of every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
- Final payment must be made 90 days before the trip date.
- A 50% refund can be requested prior to 6 months before the trip start date found in your invoice.
- No refunds for cancellations within 6 months of the trip date found in your invoice.
- A $250 penalty will be charged for any outstanding balance after the final payment date found in your invoice.
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