Circuit Course

K-SHUTTLE CIRCUIT COURSE 4N5D KS401 - EVERY FRIDAY

Departure Date

Every Friday

Duration

5 Days

Price

from US$ 599

Overview

5-Day South Korean Cities Tour from Seoul Including Gongju, Busan, and Yeosu

Include
Hotel accommodation with breakfast, Transfer, Guide, Admission (not included for optional attractions)
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Exclude
Travel insurance, Lunch and Dinner, Optional tour (admission), All not mentioned above.

Meeting & Finishing Point
• Meeting point : Meeting at parking lot next to Dongwha duty free shop at exit number 6 of Gwanghwamun subway station at 8am (동화면세점)
• Finishing point : Concludes at parking lot next to Dongwha duty free shop at exit number 6 of Gwanghwamun subway station at 8pm (동화면세점)

Cancelation Policy
• Group (10 persons or more) Penalty rate
  20% - 4 weeks before, 30% - 4weeks ~ 15days before, 100% - 14 days to departure day.
• FITs (fewer than 9 persons) Penalty rate
  10% - 14days before, 20% -13 to 8 days before, 100% - 1week to departure day.

General
• Reservation available until 7days before departure.
• Above programs are based on joint Sit-in-Coach guided by bilingual speaking guide (English or others-Korean)
• Above programs are operated on fixed day as above with min.2pax but please contact us for confirmed date
• Kindly note that we have no responsibility for your personal incidents and losses during all the tours.
• Size of vehicle is subject to number of Pax on the travelling date.
• It is kindly noticed that the portion to be unused due to your personal reason is not refundable.
• Booking and changing requests have to be made at least 7days before departure. .
* 2018 #KS401 is departing twice a week(FRI, SUN) on April, May, and October

Accommodations
• Hotel and room type can be changed depend on the hotel's room occupancy
• Above price is based on per person with twin sharing room.US$70 X nights for single surcharge. (high peak season : US$80 X N)
• Child Price with extra-bed is the same as adult and child price without bed is 80% of adult. Child with extra bed is same as adult.  
> Infant (under 24months) is free of charge / Child Price : 3~5 years old / Adult Price : 6~ years old
• Booking for 1 adults + 1 children
> The tour fee for child will be applied as same as adult in case travel with 1 adult and 1 child. So please pay as 2 adults instead of 1 adult and 1 child through the website in case travel with 1adult and 1child.

Operation
• 2018 High Peak Season : 2MAR, 4MAY, 06MAY, 18MAY, 20MAY, 13JUL~26AUG, 5OCT, 07OCT, 21DEC
• 2018 Closing Date : Lunar New Year(15~18FEB), Korean Thanks Giving(21~25SEP), End of year(28DEC~1JAN)

Schedule

Day 1

Meeting and Departure

Meeting at parking lot next to Dongwha duty free shop at exit number 6 of Gwanghwamun subway station at 8am
Transfer to Gongju (1h30m)

Gongju Tour

Tomb of King Muryeong
Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered so far.
The popular Tomb of King Muryeong is the 7th tomb, and it is the resting place for Baekje's 25th King Mu-Ryeong and his queen. This tomb was discovered accidentally when installing pipes to prevent tombs number 5 and 6 from being flooded. Tomb of King Muryeong was found to be unusual in the way it was built and what it contained. It was built with bricks like the 6th Tomb, and many national treasures were found inside, supplying scholars studying Baekje culture with precious research material.


Gongsanseong Fortress
Located in Gongju-si, Gongsanseong Fortress is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Geumgang riverside right here. Follow the trail path a little further up and Imryugak Pavilion appears, known as the largest of its kind within the fortress. It is worth the visit for its historical and cultural significance, and also for the beautiful view Geumgang riverside and the castle’s trail.


Buyeo Tour

Baekje Cultural Land
Baekje Cultural Land, built over a period of 17 years, is nestled in Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, providing a home to Baekje’s Cultural Heritages.
The site is spread out over 3,276,000 square meters, filled with the trace of Baekje Culture. Sabigung Palace reproduces the scenery of a royal palace during the Three Kingdoms period, and Neungsa Temple, a royal temple representative of Baekje, has been recreated according to the real size at the historic site in Neungsan-ri, Buyeo-eup.



Busosanseong Fortress, Nakhwaam & Goransa Temple
Gwanbuk-ri Relics and Busosanseong Fortress (Historic Site No. 5) is a mud fortress located on top of Busosan Mountain (alt. 106m) in the northern part of Buyeo. The fortress is estimated by some to have been built around 538 AD (16th year of King Seongwang) to protect Sabi (now Buyeo), which was once the capital of the Baekje Kingdom. Other historians, however, believe that the fortress was already in place by 500 AD (22nd year of King Dongseongwang) and modified in 605 (6th year of King Muwang) into the structure we see today. In either case, some parts of the fortress were reconstructed during the Unified Silla Kingdom period (676-935 AD) and modified again in the Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1910) eras.


Busosan Mountain was once considered the guardian mountain of Buyeo and is home to historic landmarks from the Baekje Kingdom (18 BC-660 AD). The mountain is also home to Nakhwaam Rock where, according to legend, 3,000 women of the Baekje Kingdom threw themselves into the river below after the collapse of the empire.
Optioanl tour : nakhwaam boat US$15pp

Jeonju Hanok Village

While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.

Jeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. A part
of Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life Experience
Hall.
The food provided is very traditional, which adds to the traditional ambience. At Jeonju Hanok Village, visitors can
enjoy traditional Korean life and traditional foods like bibimbap, the most well known dish from the Jeonju region.


Check into your hotel and leisure Time

Holiday Inn Gwangju(http://holidayinngwangju.com/ +82-62-610-7010) or same rank.

Day 2

Breakfast


Gwangju National Museum

Gwangju National Museum Collections and Exhibition Halls
Gwangju National Museum exhibits various historical artifacts found in Jeolla region including prehistoric relics; artworks related to Buddhism and earthenware from during Baeje, unified Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon dynasties; and underwater discoveries from Sinan shipwreck.


Bosung Green Tea plantation

The Bosung Green Tea plantation boasts an outstanding landscape with a beautiful cedar forest that stretches from the entrance.


Suncheon Bay Garden

The Suncheon Bay Garden was established in order to turn 1.12 square kilometers of natural habitat into a conservation area, where it houses over 505 species of trees and 113 species of flowers. Especially, the numerous groups of tulips and royal azaleas are truly a sight to see. In addition, the nearby 30,000-square-meter field of canola flowers is in full bloom in May, which creates a beautiful yellow "wave" of color and trees make a great shades of canopy for the area.


Yeosu Tour

Yi Sun-Sin Plaza
During the Japanese invasion of the Imjin Waeran War (1592~1598), Admiral Yi Sun-shin decided this site should be used as his headquarters. For this reason, the site displays a lot of artifacts honoring his heroic endeavors in protecting the country. Including the items on display indoors, the hall itself was designated as National Treasure No. 304 in 2011.


Night View of Yeosu
Yeosu also has a great nightscape of lights reflecting off the pitch-black sea. The lights from Dolsandaegyo Bridge and the neighboring lighthouse make for a striking scene, which is why it’s not surprising to find couples hand in hand walking along the beach side.

Check into your hotel and leisure Time

Yeosu U CASTLE(http://www.ucastlehotel.co.kr +82-62-808-5017) or same rank.

Day 3

Breakfast


Jinju tour

Jinjuseong Fortress
Jinjuseong Fortress, which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592, was originally named Geoyeolseong Fortress during the Three Kingdom Period, later renamed as Chokseokseong Fortress in the Goryeo Dynasty and finally settled as Jinjuseong Fortress in the Joseon Dynasty.



Nongae Shrine (Uiamsa Shrine)
Uiamsa Shrine was built to the memory of Chu Nongae, who sacrificed her life during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasion of Korea).

Transfer to Busan and Break Time


Busan Tour

Jagalchi Market
Jagalchi Market, located on the shoreside road in Busan's Jung-gu, is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish.



Nurimaru APEC House & Haeundae Beach
Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting. Its interior design is a visual display of Korea’s creative traditional culture. 

Located near Haeundae Beach, it not only offers a spectacular view of the beach, but also has the appearance of a reputable international conference hall featuring both modern and natural beauty.


Check into your hotel and leisure Time

Gyeongju Commodore Hotel(www.commodorehotel.co.kr +82-54-740-8277) or same rank

Day 4

Breakfast


Gyeongju Tour

Seokgulam (Optional tour : Seokgulam Gurotto US$5)
Seokguram is known to have been built with Bulguksa Temple.  Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite.


Bulguksa Temple
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. 

Andong Hahoe Village

Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees.
Hahoe Village, along with Yangdong Village in Gyeongju, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages in Korea” on July 31, 2010.

Check into your hotel and leisure Time

Wonju Inter Burgo(http://wonju.inter-burgo.com +82-33-769-8114) or same rank

Day 5

breakfast


2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Venue

As the main venue for the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Alpensia Resort has recently been the subject of buzz across the nation and within the international sports community. Visitors are able to enjoy the wide-open view of the beautiful scenery
(Optional tour : Ski-tower monorail, US$6)


Seorak National Park

Sinheungsa  & Seorak Mountain
Mt. Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea most famous national park
there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine.


Seorak Cable Car (Optional tour : Seorak Cable Car, US$15)
The best way to see Seoraksan Mountain if you only have a limited time, is by taking the Seorak Cable Car.


Transfer to Seoul

195km / 4hrs
Drop point : Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at Gwanghwamun Intersection

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