2017-18 SEASON
Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
2018-19 SEASON
May 2018 - Mar 2019
Home > All Tours > Asia Tours > Japan Tours > South Korea In Depth

14 Day South Korea In Depth

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Seoul and finishing in Seoul

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 14 Day South Korea In Depth. The 'Land of the Morning Calm', South Korea has become a melting pot of modernity and tradition. From the elegant skyscrapers and ancient palaces of bustling Seoul, to tea ceremonies and martial arts, experience the beautiful contrasts between...read more

Overview

Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 14 Days
From: Seoul to Seoul
Tour Code: BUN20978
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: South Korea
Our Price From:
$ 6,873
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 122
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Depart Australia

2

Arrive In Seoul

Welcome to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. On arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel. Later this afternoon, we visit the iconic N Seoul Tower and the famous Gwangiang Market, before this evening's welcome dinner. (D)
3

Seoul

Today we visit the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) separating North and South Korea. Take a peek into North Korea from the Dora Observatory and stop at Dorasan Station and Freedom Bridge. We'll also take a tour of the third Infiltration Tunnel by monorail. This afternoon we explore Changdeokgung Palace, the grandest of all of Seoul's palaces. (B)
4

Seoul - Mt Seorak

This morning we travel to Nami Island, a tiny half-moon-shaped island famous for its stunning scenery and open, grassy fields where ducks, chipmunks, squirrels and peacocks welcome visitors. We continue to Sokcho in Mount Seorak and visit Naksansa Temple. (B)
5

Mt. Seorak

We spend a full day exploring Mount Seorak, visiting Sogongwon Park and travelling to Gwongumseong Fortress by cable car. This afternoon we visit Shinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest Zen temple in the world. (B)
6

Mt Seorak - Jeonju

Departing Mt Seorak, we continue to Jeonju via Pyeongchang, where we visit Woljeongsa Temple. This remarkable temple was built by monk Ja Jang in 590~658. (B)
7

Jeonju - Muju

This morning we visit Jeonju Hanok Village, a community of more than 800 traditional hanok houses. These houses are generally divided into two sections - the Anchae for women and the Sarangchae for men. We continue towards Muju, visiting Mount Maisan and the Buddhist Tapsa Temple. (B) Special Experience: Relax and enjoy a traditional Korean spa, a very important part of the Korean way of life.
8

Muju - Gyeongju

We learn all about Korea's tradtional martial art, taekwondo, and enjoy a demonstration, then travel to Mt Gayasan and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Haeinsa Temple which is one of the Three Jewel Temples representing Buddha's teachings, and home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures. (B)
9

Gyeongju

We visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto this morning. Bulguksa Temple also contains seven of the National Treasures of South Korea, including two pagodas and statues of Buddha. In the afternoon we visit Chomsungdae Observatory, which dates back to the 7th century. (B)
10

Gyeongju - Seoul

Special Experience: Departing Gyeongju, we stop at Golgulsa Temple for a tea ceremony with monks before a seonmudo demonstration - a Korean Buddhist martial art. Golgulsa Temple is the only temple cave in Korea. (B/L)
11

Seoul

Special Experience: Visit a modern-day oriental medical clinic and learn how the combination of traditional and modern medicine is used to achieve optimum health. You'll be given an opportunity to experience this approach first-hand or you can choose to simply observe.We travel to Insadong Street for some free time to shop, wander the streets and have lunch. After we eat, we step into the kitchen and learn to make Korea's national dish - the spicy-sour side dish, kimchi. Then we'll get a chance to try on the hanbok (traditional Korean dress). Tonight we'll enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy, and very popular way to spend an evening in South Korea. (B)
12

Seoul

Stepping back in time, we visit the Korean Folk Village to gain an insight into life during the Joseon Dynasty. We'll then explore Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and try our hand at the ancient Korean art of gukgung - Korean archery! Tonight we enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/D)
13

Depart Seoul

We transfer to the airport to begin our journey home. (B)
14

Arrive In Australia

Day By Day

1

Depart Australia

2

Arrive In Seoul

Welcome to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. This buzzing and vibrant city is a beautiful juxtaposition of modern and traditional, where towering skyscrapers neighbour temples and palaces from centuries ago. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
3

Seoul

Stepping back in time, we visit the Korean Folk Village to gain an insight into life during the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy a traditional Korean archery experience. After some free time for lunch along famous Insadong Street, we'll visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a collection of museums and historical sites. Surrounded by gardens and ancient stone pagodas, these buildings are home to some of Korea's best treasures. Later this afternoon we visit the iconic N Seoul Tower and admire the views from the observation deck. (B)
4

Seoul - Mt Seorak

This morning we travel to Nami Island, a tiny half-moon-shaped island, famous for its stunning scenery and open, grassy fields where ducks, chipmunks, squirrels and peacocks welcome visitors. We'll then continue to Sokcho in Mount Seorak. (B)
5

Mt. Seorak

This afternoon we'll visit Sinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest Zen temple in the world. It is recognisable by its Great Unification Buddha statue made out of gilt-bronze that represents the crucial wish of the Korean people for the reunification of the divided country. Special Experience: Spend a full day exploring stunning Mount Seorak, visiting Sogongwon Park and travelling to Gwongumseong Fortress by cable car. The views on the way are breathtaking as we'll see the ruins of the fortress, the treetops of the Sogongwon area and the imposing Ulsanbawi Rock to the north.  (B)
6

Mt Seorak - Jeonju

Departing Mt Seorak, we continue to Jeonju via Pyeongchang, where we visit Naksansa Temple. This afternoon we'll arrive in Jeonju and visit the Bukchon Hanok Village, a community of more than 800 traditional hanok houses. These houses are generally divided into 2 sections - the Anchae for women and the Sarangchae for men. (B)
7

Jeonju - Muju

We continue towards Muju, visiting beautiful Mount Maisan and the Buddhist Tapsa Temple along the way. This temple complex is constructed entirely from stones, making for a very impressive sight. (B) Special Experience: Relax and enjoy a traditional Korean spa, a very important part of the Korean way of life. Try the unique assortment of facilities and treatments, including 'bubble sense therapy' and 'sound floating'.
8

Muju - Gyeongju

This afternoon we'll travel to Mt Gayasan and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Haeinsa Temple. It's one of the Three Jewel Temples representing Buddha's teachings, and home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures engraved on more than 81,000 wooden printing blocks between 1237 and 1248. (B) Special Experience: Learn all about Korea's traditional martial art, taekwondo, and witness an amazing demonstration.
9

Gyeongju - Busan

In the afternoon we'll explore Chomsungdae Observatory, which dates back to the 7th century. (B) Special Experience: Visit the UNESCO World Heritagelisted sites of Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto this morning, where we'll experience a traditional tea ceremony with monks. Bulguksa Temple also contains seven of the National Treasures of South Korea, including two pagodas and statues of Buddha.
10

Busan

We begin our sightseeing of Busan at scenic Igidae Park, where we'll wander along the trails and admire the rugged natural scenery. We'll also visit the Oryukdo Skywalk, a glass bridge stretching over the ocean at the dividing point between the East and South Seas. Our next stop is the UN Memorial Cemetery, before lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon we'll visit the local markets and have some free time to explore. (B/L)
11

Busan - Seoul

This morning we board the bullet train to Seoul. In the afternoon we'll step into the kitchen and learn to make Korea's national dish - the spicy-sour side dish, kimchi. We'll also get a chance to try on the hanbok (traditional Korean dress). Tonight we'll enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy, and very popular way to spend an evening in South Korea. (B) Special Experience: Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show, and a very popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
12

Seoul

Today we visit the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) separating North and South Korea. Take a peek into North Korea from the Dora Observatory and stop at Dorasan Station and Freedom Bridge. We'll also take a tour of the Third Infiltration Tunnel by monorail. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace back in Seoul. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner, accompanied by a traditional Korean performance. (B/D)
13

Depart Seoul

Today we begin our journey home. (B)
14

Arrive In Australia

Trip Inclusions

Travel Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to South Korea (taxes included)
  • 1 rail journey in South Korea
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour (if using group tour flights)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $95pp AUD prepaid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 11 nights in good quality hotels (3-5 star)
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea
  • Wander through Gwang Jang Market, South Korea's oldest street market
  • Visit N Seoul Tower including observation deck
  • Visit the Demiliterised Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, including Freedom Bridge, Dora Observatory and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
  • Explore Insadong Street and its multitude of alleys with tea shops, cafes and galleries
  • Visit Changdeokgung Palace & Biwon Secret Garden - the grandest of Seoul's Palaces
  • Stop at the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a modern day architectural amazement
  • Visit Nami Island, famous for its tree lined roads
  • Spend time at Mt Seorak, including Sogongwon Park, and witness breathtaking views
  • Visit Shinheungsa Temple and take the cable car to Gwongumseong Fortress
  • Delve into the Buddhist Culture as we visit Woljeongsa Temple
  • Stroll through a Hanok Village with its traditional 'Hanok' houses
  • Drive to Mt Mai and visit Tapsa Temple
  • Experience true Korean culture as we relax at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa
  • Tour the new Muju Taekwondowon Centre and witness an amazing demonstration of this traditional Korean martial art
  • Visit the Haeinsa Temple on Mt. Gayasan
  • Travel to Gyeongju and visit the Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, the Chomsungdai Observatory and the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Chonma Royal Tumuli
  • Try your hand at traditional Archery at Golgulsa Temple and enjoy a tea ceremony with the Monks, including a Seonmudo demonstration
  • Visit the famous Kukje Market in Busan and the Jahalchi fish market
  • Travel back to Seoul from Busan via bullet train
  • Learn the art of Kimchi Making and Korean traditional cloth (Hanbok) wearing
  • Enjoy a nanta show, a comedy show and a popular way to spend an evening in South Korea
  • Visit a Korean Folk Village in Seoul
  • Explore Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Trip Notes

  • Discover South Korea as beautiful cherry blossoms blanket the land in colour on our 4 April 2017 departure.
  • Follow centuries-old tradition and witness South Korea bathed in red and gold on our 10 October 2017 departure.

Trip Inclusions

Travel Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to South Korea. Taxes included
  • 1 rail journey in South Korea
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $95pp prepaid (for departures up until April 2018)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $110pp prepaid (for departures from April 2018)

Accommodation & Meals

  • 11 nights in good quality hotels (4-5 star)
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout

Tour Highlights

  • Visit a Korean Folk Village in Seoul including participating in a Korean traditional archery experience.
  • Explore Insadong Street and its multitude of alleys with tea shops, cafes and galleries.
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty built in 1395.
  • Visit the iconic N Seoul Tower's observation deck for beautiful views over Seoul.
  • Visit Nami Island, famous for its tree lined roads and grassy fields.
  • Spend time exploring stunning Mt Seorak, including Sogongwon Park, and witness breathtaking views from Gwongummseong Fortress.
  • Visit Shinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest zen tmple in the world.
  • Delve into the Buddhist Culture on a visit to Naksansa Temple in Pyeongchang.
  • Stroll through a Hanok Village with its traditional 'Hanok' houses.
  • Drive to beautiful Mt Maisan and visit the Buddhist Tapsa Temple along the way.
  • Experience true Korean culture and try the unique therapies and treatments at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa.
  • Tour the new Muju Taekwondowon Centre and witness an amazing demonstration of this traditional Korean martial art.
  • Visit the Haeinsa Temple on Mt. Gayasan, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures.
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony with monks at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto.
  • Visit the famous Kukje Market, steeped in history and established in 1950.
  • Wander through the Jahalchi Fish Market, South Korea's biggest fish market.
  • Explore scenic Igidae Park and the Oryukdo Skywalk - a glass bridge stretching out over the ocean.
  • Pay tribute to the UN soldiers and aids killed during the Korean War 1950-1953, during a sobering stop at the UN Memorial Cemetery.
  • Travel to Seoul from Busan via bullet train.
  • Learn the art of making Kimchi, Korea's national dish, and try on a hanbok (traditional Korean dress).
  • Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show and popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
  • Visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, including Freedom Bridge, Dora Observatory and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

Operator Details

Bunnik Reviews: (41)
Tours on Sale: 101
Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Small Group Tours (Flights Included)
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South & Central America

Prices & Dates

Flights Included
Unlike most tour companies, Bunnik include domestic and international flights from Australia in their tour packages (and in the prices shown below). Bunnik's airfares have built-in flexibility so you're able to extend your stay, fly out of other cities or even upgrade your flights to Business or First Class.
Repeat Travellers
Take advantage of the following benefits offered only to Bunnik's past clients. Receive a further $100pp loyalty discount towards your next tour. After travelling on 4 or more Bunnik Tours, you'll receive a $250pp saving! Receive a very handy Bunnik Tours travel wallet, luggage strap and backpack.
Past Client Loyalty Saving
Have you booked a trip with Global Journeys previously? Thanks! Save an additional $50 per person (up to $100 per booking) off the trip of your choice (over 6 days in length). This saving is open for a period of 4 years from the date of last booking you made with Global Journeys.
Trip Starts Trip Ends Status Retail Offer Save Our Price  
Thursday
15 Mar 2018
Wednesday
28 Mar 2018

6,995

per person

Incl.

122

per person

6,873

per person

Enquire
Monday
19 Mar 2018
Sunday
01 Apr 2018

6,995

per person

Incl.

122

per person

6,873

per person

Enquire
Thursday
15 Mar 2018
Wednesday
28 Mar 2018

9,045

per person

Incl.

163

solo traveller

8,882

solo traveller

Enquire
Monday
19 Mar 2018
Sunday
01 Apr 2018

9,045

per person

Incl.

163

solo traveller

8,882

solo traveller

Enquire
Wednesday
16 May 2018
Tuesday
29 May 2018

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Wednesday
10 Oct 2018
Tuesday
23 Oct 2018

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Saturday
20 Oct 2018
Friday
02 Nov 2018

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Saturday
27 Oct 2018
Friday
09 Nov 2018

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Saturday
09 Mar 2019
Friday
22 Mar 2019

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Friday
15 Mar 2019
Thursday
28 Mar 2019

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
19 Mar 2019
Monday
01 Apr 2019

6,695

per person

Incl.

128

per person

6,567

per person

Enquire
Wednesday
16 May 2018
Tuesday
29 May 2018

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Wednesday
10 Oct 2018
Tuesday
23 Oct 2018

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Saturday
20 Oct 2018
Friday
02 Nov 2018

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Saturday
27 Oct 2018
Friday
09 Nov 2018

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Saturday
09 Mar 2019
Friday
22 Mar 2019

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Friday
15 Mar 2019
Thursday
28 Mar 2019

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
19 Mar 2019
Monday
01 Apr 2019

8,670

per person

Incl.

167

solo traveller

8,503

solo traveller

Enquire
Key
Definite Departure. Minimum numbers reached for this depature to operate.
Available Departure. Minimum numbers not yet reached, so while this depature is expected to operate, it’s not yet a Definite Departure.
Sold Out. All places on this departure have been filled.
Incl.Return flights are included in the trip price. Surcharges by the airline may apply depending on availability.
Note: Prices include air taxes and fuel surcharges, this amount is correct at time of brochure release and subject to change. Note air supplement may apply depending on airline availability and departure city. The majority of departures above will proceed or are guaranteed to depart (based on a minimum of 2 passengers). We will outline the status of your departure date in your quote along with all applicable discounts and specials.

Similar Tours

Tour Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Bunnik. Full terms & conditions are available here.
Travel Industry Associations & Awards

Back to top