Duration
6 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
South Korea
South Korea is one of East Asia’s financial and cultural epicentres. It is the centre of fascinating ancient traditions, cutting edge technology, home to endless street food vendors and vast nightlife districts, serence Buddhist temples and trendy youth fashion cultures. Adventure around Ancient South Korea and see one of the highest mountains in the area Mt Seoraksan, wander down Andong Hahoe Folk Village, see some of Korea’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites and visit the strip of land separating North and South Korea.
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Return international airfares departing Australia included in the deal
  • Visit South Korea’s main sites such as the Korea Demilitarized Zone and the Mount Seoraksan National park
  • Enjoy a professional tour guide and a dedicated air-conditioned transportation during the tour

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Return international airfares with China Southern Airlines or a similar airline departing Sydney and Melbourne, including 23 kgs check in luggage. Also Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide (add $300 surcharge).
6 nights superior 4* twin share accommodation throughout
11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner.
Professional tour guide throughout
Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
Hassle free return airport transfers

TRAVEL DATES 
Departures in 2019: 
  • Mar: 08, 10, 16, 23, 25, 30
  • Apr: 01, 06, 08, 13
  • May: 04, 06, 11, 18
  • Jun: 01, 08, 10, 15
  • Aug: 31
  • Sep: 02, 07, 18, 20, 28, 30
  • Oct: 12, 14, 19, 26, 28
  • Nov: 02, 04, 09, 11, 16

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Australia – Seoul
  • Day 2 Seoul
  • Day 3 Seoul – Seoraksan / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Mount Seoraksan – Andong – Daegu/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5 Daegu – Gyeongju / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 6 Gyeongju – Seoul / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 7 Gyeongju – Busan / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8 Seoul – Osaka (Kansai) / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9 Australia
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
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 2019
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, optional tour extensions/programs

VISA INFORMATION Australian citizens don’t need a visa to enter South Korea for up to 90 days. You just need an Australian passport with validity of at least 6 months upon entry.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Australia - Seoul

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to South Korea. Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.
2

Seoul

Welcome to South Korea! Upon arrival at Seoul Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
3

Seoul - Seoraksan

This morning we will head to Seoraksan National Park in which we pass through Sokcho Fishing village. The residents of the village consist of mainly migrants originally from Hamgyeong Provice in North Korea who escaped south during the Korean War. The village is now famous for its seafood and cuisine. After, we continue to Mt Seorak region which is a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District since 1982 and houses various rare species of flora and fauna. Mount Seoraksan National park is Korea most famous national park. After that, we will take a tour to Shinheungsa Temple where we will take the cable car to Gweongeumseong Fortress to see the castle ruins and the spectacular views of the mountains and land within Seoraksan National Park. After your day tour your tour guide will drive you back to your hotel where you can enjoy a rest and your leisure time.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
4

Mount Seoraksan - Andong - Daegu

After breakfast we leave for Daegu en-route visiting the traditional village of Andong. With its preserved traditional houses and unique mask dancing performance this unique village is home to the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well known for its traditional houses. We then, travel to the Mabijeong Mural Village located in Daegu city. Mabijeong Mural village is a stunning little hillside village that is not only visually interesting but full of fascinating culture. shopping district which is a major fashion district in Daegu city. Dongseongno is an eye pleasing and colourful place packed with hundreds of stores full of personality that reflect the city fast paced fashion trends. Shop till you drop! Return to the hotel in the evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
5

Daegu - Gyeongju

Today, we leave Daegu behind and make our way to Gyeongju city. On arrival, enjoy a day tour of Gyeongju city. We will explore many archaeological sites and temples in this city. We begin, by visiting Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647 A.D). We will then visit Gyeongju National Museum, home to many Silla kingdom stone relics. Visit both Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto which are UNESCO sites dating back to 700 A.D and are Buddhist stone temples that feature cultural relics such as pagodas, bridges and Buddhist figures. After that, we head to Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond which is an artificial pond located in Gyeongju National Park. It was part of the palace complex of the ancient Silla kingdom and was constructed by King Munmu in 674 CE. The palace is situated in the centre of the pond with three small islands surrounding it. Enjoy the historical palace as well as the beautiful scenery surrounding the national park. Enjoy your day travelling around Daegu and moving onto Gyeongju city. Your tour guide will take your hotel where you can enjoy your night and leisure time.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
6

Gyeongju - Seoul

Today we will visit North Korea 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) a 44 km drive northwest of Seoul. An entire infantry division can move through the tunnel in an hour. Visit the Imjingak Resort’s Unification Park and North Korea Centre to gain an insight into the Korean War and their prayers for the unification of the country. View anda Village, People School and Gaeseong City, the old capital city of the Goryeo Kingdom, from the Dora Observation Platform. North Hall contains displays of North Korean lifestyle, and the Exhibition Hall houses old tanks and planes from the Korean War. Return to your hotel for the night.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
7

Gyeongju - Busan

After breakfast we will wander the streets of Seoul. Our first stop is Cheong Wa Dae (otherwise known as Blue House) which is the residence of the President Cheong Wa Dae. We will then visit the Gyeongbokgung palace (North Palace) one of the most beautiful and largest of the five palaces as well as the Amethyst store which is world famous and has healing powers. After that, we will go to Insa-dong which is located in the heart of the city where old but precious goods are on display in an alley way. Wander your way down the alley way through the museums, traditional restaurants, teahouses and cafes. Then we will make our way to the Korean Folk Village (Bukchon Village) to gain an insight into life during the Joseon Dynasty. Finally, we will make our way to the Seoullo 7017 area which was once an elevated road that connected the eastern and western sides of Seoul station although these days it has become a sky garden. Enjoy your night at the hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast
8

Seoul - Osaka (Kansai)

After breakfast, transfer to Incheon Airport for your flight to Osaka. Arrive in Kansai International Airport, Osaka. MEALS: Breakfast
9

Australia

Arrive Australia today.
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  Return international airfares with China Southern Airlines or a similar airline departing Australia are included in the deal TRANSFER Return airport transfers and domestic transfers 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.
Read more CLICK HERE
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  Australian citizens don’t need a visa to enter South Korea for up to 90 days. You just need an Australian passport with validity of at least 6 months upon entry. 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? Final tour voucher which includes the day-by-day itinerary, tour guide information, hotel list and more around 2-3 weeks prior to the departure date.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer, an all-weather jacket, and an umbrella.
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!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
Can I upgrade my Flights? Upgrade to a Premium Airline with Economy Class Seats: Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong from $500, Singapore Airlines via Singapore from $500 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference) Premium Economy Upgrade: Cathay Pacific from $1500 (subject to availability) Business Class Upgrade: China Southern Airlines from $2600, Singapore Airlines from $4100, Cathay Pacific from $4800 (subject to availability)