Duration
6 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2018 & 2019
Destination
South Korea
See the best of South Korea on this escorted 7-day tour, from vibrant Seoul – the nation’s captivating capital and the intriguing Demilitarized Zone, to the cultural and historic sights of Andong and Gyeongju – the museum without walls.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover South Korean main cities such as Seoul, Andong and Gyeongju
  • Enjoy a qualified local tour guide throughout the tour
  • Touring by private, air-conditioned vehicles

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
6 nights in 3 – 4 star hotels
Escorted by a qualified local tour guide (separate driver and tour guide for groups of 5 or more)
All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
6 breakfasts
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 7

TRAVEL DATES
Departures in 2018: 
  • Oct: 21
  • Nov: 11
Departures in 2019: 
  • Mar: 23
  • Apr: 6, 20
  • May: 4, 25
  • Jun: 8, 29
  • Aug: 31
  • Sep: 14, 28
  • Oct: 12
  • Nov: 2

ITINERARY
  • Day 1 Seoul
  • Day 2 Seoul Sightseeing / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Scenic Andong  / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5 Gyeongju – Capital of Silla Kingdom / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Bulguksa & Seokguram Temple / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Seoul / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple dates in 2018 and 2019.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: international flights, entrance fees and guide tipping.

VISA INFORMATION
  • You do not require a visa to enter South Korea for tourism purpose when you are an Australian citizen!

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Seoul

Welcome to Seoul! Airport arrival transfer to your city centre hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
2

Seoul Sightseeing

Today you discover highlights of the nation’s charming capital on a guided tour. First stop is the grand Gyeongbokgung Palace which was once the main residence of the Joseon Dynasty and within the beautiful palace grounds you visit the National Folk Museum which focuses on Korean culture and history. You continue on to Jogyesa Temple, the centre of Zen Buddhism in Korea and nearby Insadong, a lively antique alley, lined with art galleries, antique, craft and pottery shops, traditional restaurants and teahouses. You then take a stroll alongside Cheonggycheon Stream which runs serenely through the heart of downtown’s gleaming skyscrapers. Your final port of call is the lofty Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsa, which provides spectacular panoramic views of the city from its observatory.
MEALS: Breakfast
3

The DMZ

Seoul – DMZ – Seoul. You take an exciting excursion to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) today, which is located 45km north of Seoul and acts as the buffer zone and border between the two nations of North and South Korea. Your coach tour provides a fascinating insight into the events that resulted in Korea’s division and also includes a visit to Imjingak Park, built to commemorate those who lost their homes and families when Korea was divided and the 3rd North Korean Infiltration Tunnel. The tunnel, which is 1.5km in length and 150m below ground, was built with the intention of a surprise invasion by North Korea. You’ll also have the chance to peek into the reclusive north by visiting Dora Observatory situated on Mount Dora and visit Dorasan Station, once used for freight trains to travel between the South and the North. On the way back to Seoul the tour coach makes a stop at an amethyst or ginseng shop, for those who are interested. Your arrangements today are offered in conjunction with other travel companies ie. not soley On The Go. Your tour guide will not be accompanying you on the journey to the DMZ. MEALS: Breakfast
4

Scenic Andong

Seoul – Andong. Leaving Seoul you travel south to Andong, the picturesque home of Korean Confucianism. On an afternoon tour we explore ancient UNESCO Listed Hahoe Village, where approximately 130 traditional houses of varying size and standard have been immaculately preserved by the same families for generations. We’ll also visit the Andong Folk Museum and the historic Dosansewon Confucian School, which was established in 1574.
MEALS: Breakfast
5

Gyeongju - Capital of Silla Kingdom

Andong – Gyeongju. Travelling south you reach historic Gyeongju – the ‘museum without walls,’ which was the capital of Silla Kingdom from 57BC to 935AD. This afternoon you visit Gyeongju National Museum which is home to countless treasures including the 23-ton Emille Bell cast in AD771. At Tumuli Park you see the incredible giant grass-covered burial mounds which house the Silla royal tombs and you take a stroll around scenic Anapji Pond where the Silla royal family spent their leisure. Another highlight of today’s touring is Cheomseongdae Observatory, one the world’s oldest astronomical observatories.
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Bulguksa & Seokguram Temple

Gyeongju – Seoul. This morning you visit two magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Listed temples – Seokguram Grotto, one of Asia’s finest Buddhist shrines, which is dramatically located on the slopes of Toham Mountain and the beautiful temple of Bulguksa which was built in 528 during the Silla Dynasty. Depart for Seoul this afternoon and spend your final evening at leisure in the capital. MEALS: Breakfast
7

Seoul

After breakfast and hotel check out, spend the remains of the day at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your flight home back to Australia!
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
South Korea is well-known for its delicious food mainly based on rice, noodle, tofu, vegetables and meat but also for the beauty and diversity of their shops! South Korea is a shopper’s paradise where you can find great deals on shoes, clothes, leather goods to name just a few.
FLIGHT 
  • Between Sydney and Seoul, direct flights are operated by Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Qantas.
  • Between Melbourne / Brisbane and Seoul, there is no direct flight. Flights are operated mainly by Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and China Eastern.

TRANSFER
  • Transfers to and from the airport on arrival and departure are included in the deal!

MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
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WEATHER
  • South Korea’s climate is typically temperate with four distinct seasons.
  • The best time to visit South Korea is during Spring and Autumn, so between March and May and between September and November.

VISA
  • You do not require a visa to enter South Korea for tourism purpose when you are an Australian citizen!

TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather coat.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
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