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9-DAY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS OF KOREA

Take your chance to discover all the highlights of South Korea, a dynamic country with a  rich culture, tradition and history. It offers not only vibrant cities but also an impressive landscape, friendly locals and amazing gastronomy. You will have the opportunity to immerse in the bustling Seoul city , discover the history and rich culture in Jeonju and Gyeongju then explore the colourful markets in Busan. This combined with the chance to taste the most famous cuisine in the world, will make your trip in Korea unforgettable.

Trip code : 9DBIKOR

Duration : 9 days days

Destination : Seoul - Jeonju - Daegu - Gyeongju - Busan

Operator : Tweet Tours

Trip Highlights
  • Explore Seoul one of Asia's great cities (the Old and the New factors in one city)
  • Visit Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace & the Folklore Museum (including Royal Guard Changing Ceremony)
  • Delve into Korea’s natural and cultural history by visiting Jeonju - land mark of Korean culture, Mt. Gaya National Park
  • Discover Busan - the largest port city in Korea, home to fantastic seafood
  • Experience the traditional fish market of Jagalchi
  • Enjoy a visit to the famous Culture Village which is considered the Machu Picchu of Busan

FITNESS LEVEL

This itinerary is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our tours is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our itinerary carefully for outline of fitness level to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:

  • All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

GROUP SIZE

Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests.

Our group size ranges from only 2 to 16 people. This means less of your precious time is wasted waiting for others, allowing you to have more time to enjoy your holiday.

For group tours with 10 travellers or more, in addition to the tour guide, we will provide a dedicated tour director (free of charge) who will escort the tour from the beginning to the end.

A UNIQUE & VARIED DINING EXPERIENCE

We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the tour are at famous restaurants, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

Our itinerary features sumptuous Welcome and Farewell Dinners for a delightful, authentic culinary experience, whereas the special Chef’s Table experience will take you on an unparalleled culinary demonstration and beautiful menu to feast on.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

ACCOMMODATION

When travelling with Tweet World Travel, you will indulge in a seamlessly opulence travel experience. We hand-pick the premium quality resorts, hotels or lodges, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you welcomed and comfortably settled in either historically iconic, culturally rich, or coveted high-design hotels full of authentic local charms. You will stay at the heart of each destination, adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Room Information: All rooms are air-conditioned, Fridge/ Mini Bar in room, Safe box in room
  • Triple Share: Available upon request
  • • Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Available upon request (subject to availability).
  • Laundry service is available at hotels/resorts where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used
  • Massage service is available at hotels where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

SAFETY NET PROTECTION

Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Importance notes:

  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.

TIPPING

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

  • If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated.
    - Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
  • If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard.
    - Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.

LUGGAGE

You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

All of our tours will include internal flights within the tour, which allow 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.
  • Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Tmark Grand Myeongdong (or similar)

Upon arrival at Incheon airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of your day free at your leisure.

In the evening, after a tour briefing, our tour guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner.

Overnight in Seoul.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Tmark Grand Myeongdong (or similar)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer you to discover the New Seoul area. Visit the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace to experience the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty (more than 500 years old) and visit the National Folk Museum to see Korean Unique culture as well as people’s lifestyle in the olden days. 

We also enjoy the Traditional Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Then, we will be passing (stop) by the Presidential Blue House.

We'll have a walk around the Bukchon Hanok Village seeing several traditional homes, Hanok.

Then, we will head to ICE Gallery, the world’s first indoor ice sculpture gallery that’s open year-round. Also, we have an enjoyable time at Trick Eye Museum. Trick eye transforms global cultural content and sculptures into smart and modern optical illusion art. 

Overnight in Seoul.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Ramada Hotel Jeonju (or similar)

Today, we proceed to the most celebrated village of Jeonju, the Landmark of Korean Culture.

We first visit Hanji Museum (Korean Traditional Mulberry paper), as Korea’s first museum specializing in paper, it has an extensive collection of 3,000 artifacts and a database documenting the long history and superiority of Hanji (Korean paper). You also get DIY experience to make Korean paper with wooden tools and bring it back home.

We will take a tour of Jeonju Hanok Village, the largest Korean Village with various traditional cultural facilities in the downtown area. Coming up next is a walking tour in the Gyeonggijeon pavilion, the symbol of Jeonju’s Korean-style village. 

Overnight in Jeonju.


ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Commodore Gyeongju (or similar)

This morning, we transfer to Gayasan National Park which is known to offer one of the best scenic views in the country and also as the home of Haeinsa Temple. Haeinsa ("Reflections on a Smooth Sea") is an important Buddhist temple on Gaya Mountain, best known for its complete copy of the Buddhist scriptures, the Tripitaka Koreana.

Then, we move to the century-old historical Gyeongju City, the 1,000-year-old capital of the Shilla Dynasty. The Gyeongju Historic Areas were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 and also known as the largest outdoor museums in the world. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom.

Overnight in Gyeongju.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Commodore Gyeongju (or similar)

After breakfast, we will start our city tour from Bulguksa temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also known as “The Buddhist Country Temple”, alongside is the neighboring Seokguram Grotto Hermitage. Lastly, we will visit Daereungwon, also known as Tumuli Park which has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Silla Period. We also visit Chomsongdae Observatory, constructed as the lunar calendar, and Tumuli park exhibiting the Royal tombs.

Gyeongju Nat’l Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC-AD 935). Then, we visit Gyeongju Folk’s Hand Craft Village, Shilla ancient Kiln for Celadon.

Overnight in Gyeongju.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Asti Hotel Busan (or similar)

Today, we move to Busan city, South Korea's second-largest city after Seoul. Start to visit the Yongdusan Dragon Head Park – it is called Yongdusan because the shape of the mountain resembles a dragon’s head emerging from the sea.

Then we will go to Busan Tower, a 120-meter tower that provides a stunning bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Busan, including islands and ships dotted in the distant seas. An impressive sight today is the trip to the Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in Korea and a popular “must-go” site for tourists in Busan. The market is located beside Nampo Port which means the fish can be kept fresh and delivered quickly.

Overnight in Busan.


ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Asti Hotel Busan (or similar)

After breakfast at the hotel we first visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, which is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. 

Next, we will visit Taejongdae Park, which represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and 200 other varieties of trees.

After that, we also visit APEC House, which refers to an APEC Conference Hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.” We then transfer to the most popular Haeundae Beach, and Centum city is registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest shopping complex in the world.

Overnight in Busan.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Asti Hotel Busan (or similar)

Gamcheon Culture Villiage is the destination today. This is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan." 

We also visit Nampodong International Market, which is one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to Bupyeong Market, Kkangtong Market, and other smaller markets. The market stocks such a wide variety of goods, that you can find almost everything you need.

This evening enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

Overnight in Busan.

After breakfast at the hotel, a private transfer will take you to Gimhae Airport where you will begin your journey home or to the next destination.


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