7- DAY SOUTH KOREA AT A GLANCE

Seoul 4N/ DMZ/ Suwon/ Jejudo 2N

 

Enjoy everything South Korea has to offer. Be dazzled by Seoul city, travel through the idyllic country side, visit remote islands, experience the infamous DMZ zone.  South Korea has so much to offer. It is a country full of beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture. 

This 5 day itinerary will take you thorough the most iconic sites at a good pace traveling in comfortable vehicles and quality accommodation. 

 

Trip code : KOR7D

Duration : 7 days

Destination : Korea

Travel Dates : 2020/2021

  • Visit Seoul hidden parks where locals go and relax
  • Enjoy the view from N Seoul,s Tower Asia's highest tower
  • Experience the DMZ and the stories behind this infamous border
  • Be amazed at Jejudo's volcanic Island formation and enjoy the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see
  • See first hand the technical abilities of Jejudo's Women Divers
  • Shop for unique handmade handcrafts available only in Korea 
 
Welcome to Seoul, the city that never sleeps. Upon arrival you'll be transferred your hotel.

The rest of your day is at your own leisure with plenty of time to sleep and overcome your jet lag..

Overnight in Seoul (Incheon)
Today we will take a tour of New Seoul City. Our first stop is the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace (built over 500 years ago) a prime example of the Joseon Dynasty Style, we will also enjoy the Traditional Royal Guard Changing Ceremony.We will make a quick stop at the Gwangwhamun Square & Cheonggyecheon stream park.

Then we will glimpse traditional Korean life at the, Namsan Hanok Village, The village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance arts stage and a time capsule plaza, the park is very popular with locals and tourists to take a leisure walk away from modern life.

Drive to N Seoul Tower revolving deck and Love lock wall. Namsan Seoul Tower was the first of its kind in Korea. The top of the tower is t 480 metres above sea level. The tower is also one the tallest towers in the Orient standing 236.7 metres .

Overnight in Seoul
Today we will make our way to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), where you can observe one country being divided into two. *Note: Must bring passport for ID check.

Located on each side of 38th parallel, this infamous border was established at the end of the war in 1953 at the signing Panmunjom’s armistice in order to separate North and South Korea. Upon arrival, proceed to passport security control followed by a short introduction at the United Nations’ camp. Visit Dora observatory and Dorasan railway station. Discover Imjingak Park , Liberty Bridge and the bell of unification. Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel dug into the rock at a depth of 73m and able of moving a full division per hour with their weapons.

Afterwards we will make our way to Insadong Cultural Street, one of the most memorable sites in Seoul. It is the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insadong specialise in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased in Korea. Overnight in Seoul
This morning, we visit Hwaseong fortress, a perfect example of Korean traditional architecture and a UNESCOS World cultural heritage site.Within the, Hwaseong fortress we will visit Haenggung palace. The palace was built within the walls of Hwaseong to house King Jeongjo when he was away from his palace in Seoul worshipping at his father's tomb. When he was not in residence it was used by his delegated official as a base of government. The palace was built in 1789, but was expanded between 1794 and 1796 to house 600 compartments and in doing so became the largest haenggung in Korea. If mini train is available on the visiting day, we will take it to look around Fortress.

Afterwards, we visit Korean Folk Village located in Yongin city. It boasts a Joseon era reproductions of a farmhouse, commoner’s house, government office, school, marketplace and noble’s house. We join DIY Kimchi making class, take photos in Korean Traditional outfit Hanbok.

Overnight in Seoul
After breakfast, we head out to Gwangmyeong Cave, is the largest themed cave park in South Korea. Originally Gwangmyeong cave was a a gold mine where gold, silver, and bronze were extracted this days however is a wonderland of artistic exhibitions and fine dining .

Afterwards, we will fly to Jejudo Island, also known as “Island of Gods”. The volcanic island has scenic natural beauty, unique cultural traditions and temperate climate. From 2007, the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes were listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Korea. Today we will visit Yongduam, Dragon’s Head Rock and enjoy the sea views

Overnight in Jejudo
After breakfast, we will enjoy a full day City tour starting with Sangumburi, a flat crater, about 650 meters wide, 100 meters deep, and 2,070 meters in circumference. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is a variety of plant-life in the crater. Then we enjoy Ilchul Land, beautiful theme park with flower garden including Bonsai Garden, Micheon Lava Cave. Then we will make our way to, Seongsan Sunrising Hill, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’. It is an archetypal tuff cone formed by volcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about five thousand years ago.

This volcanic crater offers some stunning views including one of the best sunrises Korea has to offer. People flock here on new years eve as it is believed that the first people to glimpse the sun coming over the horizon will have good luck for the coming year.

Next on the agenda we will enjoy the women diver show. Traditionally the females of the island will dive into the ocean to gather various shellfish and seaweed without using any underwater diving equipment. (If show is cancelled due to strong winds or rain, replaced to Women Diver’s museum). We transfer to Woman diver’s museum, The Jeju Haenyeo Museum exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum also has an observatory from where visitors can see an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a garden with various sculptures and a resting area. If time is available, we visit Jeju Folklore & Naturfal History museum.

Then, Mysterious Road, also known as Dokkaebi Road. Like the name of the road, it is mysterious. What we will experience here is that the road seems to be uphill, from the start point of Mysterious Road, when we turn the engine off, our car will start to roll uphill! Overnight in Jejudo
Today, after hotel check-out, we fly back to Seoul and transfer to ICN Int’l airport for your onward journey.

* Accommodation on Twin / Double bed/ Breakfast basis at hotels specified , or same category.
* Meals: 6 times Hotel buffet breakfast/ 4 times local lunch/ No Dinner
* Transportation by Private Chartered coach / English speaking guide
* Sightseeing tours as mentioned with admission fee, Toll gate & parking fee
* Daily drinking bottled water
* Return domestic flights from Seoul to Jeju island. 

Tourist Visa Requirements.
All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport. 
Not only is it important that you ensure that you have valid passports, some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. 
It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travellers on the booking have a valid Australian passport. If your visas are included in our package and we act on your behalf to apply for the visas, all necessary documents relating to your visa application will have to be provided to us at least 30 days before your departure. If you fail to provide the necessary documents before 30 days prior to your departure, we will not be held liable for your visa application. The visa fee included in our package is not refundable in any circumstances. If you require us to assist with visa application in less than 30 days before your departure date, an additional fee will be required for urgent visa processing.

Note:  Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller. The following requirements are for Australian citizens holding an Australian Passport – if your passport is from another country then you are advised to consult with the embassy or consulate. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

SOUTH KOREA

You can get a visa-on-arrival to visit South Korea for up to 90 days. For longer visits, you'll need a visa. Foreigners are finger-printed on arrival.

All passengers arriving at South Korean airports are screened for infectious diseases, including Cholera, Zika virus and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Additional quarantine checks are in place for flights from areas of higher risk. If you have flu-like symptoms, you could be quarantined.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia.

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1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

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Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

You will be required to pay deposit after booking confirmation:

  • Private Tours or small Group Tours is $500 Per Person
  • Large Groups (more than 15 people) / School Tours is $700 Per Person
  • Short packages, shore excursion, hotel etc. is $250 Per Person

If you cancel your booking at any time, your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions.

Receipt of Deposit

By sending/paid a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are 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.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise

1.2 Final balance

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

  • For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
  • For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

2. PAYMENT

  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
  • Deposit will due immediately or within three day of your booking confirmed. It will be applied based on the specific product
  • Final balance will be due before 65 days or 90 days before departure date
    • You can make a payment by  Enett, Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.76% fee applies.
  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure for Group Tours or Escorted Tours will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. 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 $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for 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 on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose 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.

·         Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making 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.

 

6. TRAVEL VOUCHER

Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages

Large Group Tours & School Tours

(More than 15 people)

65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

90 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

64‐40 days before departure – 55%

89‐79 days before departure – 65%

39‐31 days before departure – 75%

78‐61 days before departure – 85%

Within 30 days of departure – 100%

Within 60 days of departure – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to        your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If your tour/package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will   be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force  majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

 

7.3 Cancellation by Local Supplier or Third-Party Travel Provider

If the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

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