Seoul - a dynamic capital of Korea, is a melting pot of the old – Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets, and the new shining skyscrapers, shopping malls and pop culture. For anyone considering a holiday to South Korea – which everyone should

Day 1: Arrive Seoul 

Day 1: Arrive Seoul

Arrive in South Korea's capital, Seoul, where you will be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in. This dynamic city may be well and truly on fast-forward for everything from fashion to technology, but it is still deeply rooted in tradition.


Accommodation: 5* Four Season Hotel Seoul or similar

Day 2: Explore Seoul          

Take a full day to explore some of Seoul's many treasures with a local guide. Start at Gyeongbok Palace, the country's most famous royal palace, where as well as exploring, you will see the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, visit symbolic Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower before heading to Gwangjang Market to taste some of Seoul's best street food. This evening you have the option of watching a traditional music and dance performance at Korea House.

Accommodation: 5* Four Season Hotel Seoul or similar

Day 3: Historic Gyeongju              

Transfer to Seoul station and travel on the KTX bullet train to Gyeongju. This city was the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, which ruled part of the Korean peninsula from the year 57BC to 935AD. On arrival, meet your driver and start discovering historic Gyeongju. Head to Mount Tohamson and the UNESCO World Heritage Bulguska Temple and Seokguram Grotto. There will also be time to enjoy the vistas around Bomun Lake. Stay overnight in Gyeongju.

Accommodation: 5* Hilton Gyeongju or similar

Day 4: Return to Seoul       

Meet your driver-guide to further explore Gyeongju. Start at the National Museum and marvel at its collection of Silla relics. Continue to Tumuli Park with its many royal tombs before heading to the 7th century Cheomseongdae Observatory, the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia. Finally, visit Anapji Pond. Return by bullet train to Seoul where the evening is at leisure.

Accommodation: 5* Four Season Hotel Seoul or similar

Day 5: Depart Seoul            

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.

This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.