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Departure Guaranteed Tours
DGT-104 (For 10 nights 11 Days in Korea)

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Tour fees : The minimum number of the passengers for departure: 2 paxs.
USD4,754.00 per person for single use
USD3,670.00 per person for twin/dbl sharing
Guaranteed Departure dates 2011
  • Jan 03-10
  • Jan 17-24
  • Feb 07-14
  • Feb 21-28
  • Mar 07-14
  • Mar 21-28
  • Apr 04-11
  • Apr 18-25
  • May 09-16
  • May 23-30
  • Jun 06-13
  • Jun 20-27
  • Jul 04-11
  • Jul 18-25
  • Aug 08-15
  • Aug 22-29
  • Sep 05-12
  • Sep 19-26
  • Oct 03-10
  • Oct 17-24
  • Nov 07-14
  • Nov 21-28
  • Dec 05-12

The tour conditions Included.

  • The accommodations at local 4 star or 5 star hotels in Korea as described for 10 nights with daily American breakfast. (Buffet or American breakfast)
  • English Speaking guide for the full commentary at the attractions.
  • Transfer service for the whole journey.
  • All admission fees and all taxes are included.

Accommodation at the following hotels

3 nights at May Place Hotel or similar (int’l 3 star) in the center of Itaewon Street in Seoul.
1 night at Lakehills Hotel (int’l 3 star) in Mt. Songnisan or Daegu Grand Hotel (int’l 4star) in Deagu
2 nights at Kolon Hotel (int’l 4 star) in Gyeongju.
1 night at Busan Tourist Hotel (int’l 3 star) in Busan.
1 night at Cheongpung Lake & Hill Resort Hotel (int’l 4 star) at Chungju Lake.
1 night at Samhwasa Temple (Korean Ondol Room with No bed) in Mt.Seorak.
1 night at Kenshington Hotel (int’l 4 star) in Mt.Seorak.

Meals during the tours

The guide(s) will give full information on the choices for each meal on the lunch and dinner during the tours. Light meal will be recommended for lunch starting with Korean noodle soup, assorted vegetable with hot stone rice.

Local buffet, Chinese, Pork BBQ, Beancurd Soup, Fish Soup, Grilled Fish are common menus for dinner. For these meals, the budge ranges from KRW3,000 (US$3.oo) up to KRW10,000 (US$10.oo) per person. At the most restaurants, local beer is KRW3,000 ~4,000 per bottle, Soft Drink, Coke, Fanta is KRW2,000 per bottle . Korean herbal wine is KRW7,000 -~ 8,000 per bottle.

Tipping in Korea

Tipping at the local restaurnat is not required. Tipping for bell man at the hotel for carrying luggage is recommended. But some hotels in country-side don not provide the porter services to your rooms.

Useful information for the tours

Please prepare for overnight bag or hand-carry bag when they visit Samwhasa temple because it takes a bit long to reach the temple site, by walk from entrance (parking lot) to main building.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Seoul (Monday)

Arrive at Incheon International Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of day is free at your leisure time.

If you arrive in Seoul on the other date with the pre-extension booking, arrival transfer is not provided. When you have pre-extension booking at May Place Hotel, please take a airport limousine bus to May Place Hotel from bus stop  5A or 11B. Please look for bus with sign “Hannamdong” and prepare for some cash KRW14,000 per person (as of Nov. 2008).

The buses are available to May Place Hotel every 20-25 minutes, from 04:15 am until 21:00 pm

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Accommodations at May Place Hotel www.mayplace.co.kr (or other local 4 star hotels)

Day 02  Seoul City (Tuesday) B.

After breakfast, start a city tour of Seoul, including National Museum, Secret Garden & Changdeok Palace and Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan for a bird’s eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. Come back to the hotel by 3:00 pm.

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Accommodations at May Place Hotel www.mayplace.co.kr (or other local 4 star hotels)

Day 03  Seoul City/ Korean Folk Village / Mt. Songnisan Nat’l Park (Wednesday) B.

Breakfast at hotel. Pick-up at the hotel in Seoul confirmed for each departure. Transfer to the Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where the old traditional style houses and life styles of the 18th ~19th century are being practiced. Proceed to Songnisan Nat'l Park and Beopjusa Temple.

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Accommodations at Lakehill Hotel www.lakehills.co.kr or at Daegu Grand Hotel www.daegugrand.co.kr

Day 04  Mt. Songnisan Nat’l Park / Gyeongju City (Thursday) B.

Breakfast at hotel. transfer to Gyeongju. Upon arrival in Gyeongju, start an afternoon tour of Gyeongju including Cheomseongdae Astronmical Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park Hotel check-in and rest.

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Accommodations at  Kolon Hotel www.kolonhotel.co.kr or at other int’l 4 star hotel

Day 05  Gyeongju City (Friday) B.

After breakfast, start your full day tours of Gyeongju visiting Seogguram Grotto, Bulkuksa Temple,, Gwaeneung Royal Tomb, Scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery. Return to Gyeongju.

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Accommodations at  Kolon Hotel www.kolonhotel.co.kr or at other int’l 4 star hotel

Day 06  Gyeongju City / Busan City (Saturday) B.

After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to Unmoonsa Temple (Buddhist Nuns’ temple). Proceed to Busan for th city tours visiting Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fishery Market, Nampodong Shopping Street.

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Accommodations at  Busan Tourist Hotel  www.pusanhotel.co.kr

Day 07  Busan / Haeinsa Temple / Andong / Chungju (Sunday) B.

After breakfast, transfer to Gayasan National Park via expressway. In Gayasan National Park, visit Haeinsa Temple. Haeinsa Temple has a world-famous Korean cultural treasure called Tripikata Koreana, which was made during the Goryo Dynasty to protect the country from the invasion of the Mongolian troops helped by the Buddha’s power. This Tripitaka Koreana was designated by UNESCO as the World Heritage. Proceed to Andong, 2 hours away from Haeinsa. Andong is the best preserved village with its traditional style houses. In 1999, Queen Elisabeth II visited the Hahoe Village and was welcomed with the Birthday Party Table decorated in the Korean traditional way. The Hahoe Village in Andong is famous for its own mask dancing performance. Proceed to Chungju Lake and check-in the hotel in Chungju

Accommodations at Cheongpoong Lake Hotel www.cheongpungresort.co.kr

Day 08  Chungju / Mt. Doota / Temple Stay Programme (Monday) B.

After breakfast, take the sightseeing boat for the lakeside scenery.  (In the Winter season,. when the lake is frozen, boat tour will be cancelled.)Transfer to Mt. Doota via Gangneung City visiting Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. This museum boasts of the incredible collection of 19th century’s gramophones and the 1st generation audio systems. Proceed to Mt. Doota for the unique temple stay experience at Samwhasa Temple. Upon arrival at the temple, change your clothes to temple uniforms prepared by the temple. Orientations will be given on the various things to know about the temple stay regarding regulations and schedule. Attend evening ceremony of bell-ringing, evening chanting mass and Meditation course. For one night, you will not have phone and TV in your private Korean traditional style Ondol room. Shower room and toilet are shared with the others. No alcohol is allowed at the temple.

Accommodations at the temple (twin/triple/quad rooms sharing base)  www.samhwasa.or.kr
When the passengers do not want to stay at the temple, the agency will arrange the local motels or travel lodges near-by

Day 09  Day 09  Sunrise View at the East Coast / Mt. Seorak  (Tuesday) B.

Wake up at 3 am for morning mass (for the volunteers only). After breakfast, transfer to DMZ Unification Observatory at the border line located at the East Coast for a very close view of the North Korea. Return to Mt. Seorak National Park for the cable car ride to Gwonkeumsansung Fortress and the visit to Shinheungsa Temple. (You will have a chance to enjoy hot spring swim or sauna at the Waterpia Spa Park at your own expense return to hotel on own by taxi after enjoying the best water park of Korea).

In Winter season, ski resort visit can be arranged at your own expense for ski gear rental fee and lift fee. The Alps Ski Resort is 40 minutes driving away from your hotel.

Accommodations at May Place Hotel www.mayplace.co.kr (or other local 4 star hotels)

Day 10  Mt. Seorak / Seoul City (Wednesday) B.

After breakfast, transfer to Gapyeong to visit Morning Calm Forest of Flowers and Trees, which displays unique Korean Wild flowers and trees in a garden located in the mountain valley.

(For the tours in the months of Jan, Feb, March, April, Nov, Dec, visit Yangpyeong Filming Studio with all the movie sets instead of Morning Calm Forest as the flowers in the garden are not blooming enough in these months.)

Transfer to Seoul and visit Itaewon Street for your free shopping time for the leather bags, the shoes, the Korean dolls, etc. Check-in to hotel.

Accommodations at May Place Hotel www.mayplace.co.kr (or other local 4 star hotels)

Day Day 11  Seoul City / Fly home (Thursday) B.

After breakfast, check-out the hotel. No transfer is provided.  End of tour.
Airport Limousine buses are departing every 20-25 minutes at the bus stop across the May Place Hotel.
The taxifare to the Incheon Airport is about KRW70,000-90,000/unit/one way. (as of Nov. 2008)

Accommodations at the following hotels

  • 3 nights at May Place Hotel (int’l 3 star) in the center of Itaewon Street in Seoul
    Add : 119-25, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Tel : (02) 794-0171   /   Fax : (02) 795-0457 
  • 1 night at Lakehills Hotel (int’l 3 star) in Mt. Songnisan
    Add : 198, Sanae-ri, Naesongni-myon, Poun-gun, Chungcheonbukdo
    Tel  : (043) 542-5281  /  Fax  : (043) 542-5198
  • 2 nights at Kolon Hotel (int’l 4 star) in Gyeongju
    Add : 111-1, Madong, Gyeongju
    Tel  : (054) 746-9001  /  Fax : (054) 746-6331
  • 1 night at Busan Tourist Hotel (int’l 3 star) in Busan.
    Add  :12, Donggwang-dong 2- ga, Jung-gu,Seoul
    Tel   : (051) 241-4301 /  Fax : (051) 244-1153
  • 1 night at Cheongpung Lake & Hill Resort Hotel (in’l 3 star) at Chungju Lake
    Add : 33, GyoOri, Chungpung-myon, Chechon-shi
    Tel   :((043) 640-7000  /  Fax : (043) 640-7188
  • 1 night at Samhwasa Temple or Geonbongsa Temple (Korean Ondol Room with No bed) in Mt.Seorak.
    Add : 176, Samhwa-dong, Donghae city, Gangwon
    Tel  : (033) 534-7661
  • 1 night at Kenshington Hotel (int’l 4 star) in Mt. Seorak
    Add : 106-1, Sorak-dong, Sokcho-shi, Gangwon-do
    Tel  : (033) 635-4001  /  Fax  (033) 635-4011

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