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2022 New Adventures in Korea

May 18 - May 28, 2022 (11 Days & 9 Nights)

(Tour dates may be subject to change)

A tour division of Kobayashi Travel Service 

Seoul, Icheon Porcelain Kiln Site, Yongin, MBC Drama Center, Yeoju Yeongneung Royal Tomb, Wonju, Byeongbangchi Skywalk, Daegwallyeong Ranch, Gangwondo, Cheongpung Lake Monorail, Beopjusa Temple, Cheongnamdae Presidential Village, Daejeon, Baekje Cultural Land, Nakwhaam Rock, Gungnamji Pond, Seodong Park, Gunsan, Gogunsan Islands, Saemangeum Excursion Ship Cruise, Bear Tree Park, Cheonan, Anseong, Seoil Farm, Anseong Brassware Museum, Bukchon Traditional Crafts Experience Center Trick Art Museum, Namdaemun (South Gate Market), Insadong, Myeongdong, Seoul 

 

LAND TOUR COST: 
$ 2,430 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
$ 595 per person
 
(Group airfare to be advised when available) (Individual arrangements to meet group are not included)
 

Wednesday, May 18 (Day 01) 

HONOLULU TO SEOUL

Our tour commences this morning when we assemble at the check-in lobby at the airport for baggage check-in procedures. We’ll depart Honolulu on a direct flight to Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. A meal will be served onboard the flight. 

Thursday, May 19 (Day 02) 

 

ARRIVE SEOUL (D)

We’ll arrive at the Incheon International Airport in the late afternoon and after completing entry and customs formalities, we’ll meet our local guide in the arrivals lobby. We’ll proceed to a local restaurant to enjoy a fabulous welcome dinner before checking-in for the night at our hotel in Seoul, capital city of South Korea. 

Accommodations at LOTTE WORLD HOTEL or similar

Friday, May 20 (Day 03) 

 

SEOUL * YEOJU * WONJU (B)(L)(D)

This morning, we’ll travel to the city of Icheon in Gyeonggi Province and visit the  Icheon Porcelain Kiln Site to observe potters produce some of Korea’s finest ceramics. In the afternoon, we’ll travel to Yongin to visit the MBC Drama Center,  an open-air set that has been re-created based on historical records and reflects the structures and culture of ancient times. This site has served as the filming location for many popular Korean historical dramas such as “Jumong” and “Queen  Seon-deok”. We’ll visit Yeoju Yeongneung Royal Tomb, a site that houses the burial mounds of King Seongjong, Queen Jeonghyeon and King Jungjong. We’ll continue on to spend the night in Wonju, a populous city in Gangwon province. 

Accommodations at WONJU INTER BURGO HOTEL or similar

 

Saturday, May 21 (Day 04) 

WONJU * JEONGSEON * GANGWON LAND (TAEBAEK) (B)(L)(D) We’ll travel to Jeongseon to enjoy a thrilling experience of walking in the sky on the tempered glass at the Byeongbangchi Skywalk. See the beauty of Bam seom Island and the Donggang River from the observatory of the skywalk. We’ll proceed to make a visit to the Daegwallyeong Ranch, a privately owned ranch in  Pyeongchang City. Pyeongchang City was one of the locations where the venues of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held. We’ll spend the night in Gangwon-do. 

Accommodations at KANGWON LAND HOTEL or similar

 

Sunday, May 22 (Day 05) 

GANGWON LAND * CHEONGJU * DAEJEON (B)(L)(D)

This morning, we’ll continue on to Cheongju to enjoy the beautiful scenery of  Cheongpung Lake on the Lake Monorail. We’ll travel to visit Beopjusa Temple,  a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, situated on the slopes within the Songnisan National Park. We’ll visit Cheongnamdae Presidential Village, a vacation villa located nearby Daecheong Dam in Cheongwon-gu. South  Korean presidents enjoy this remote vacation villa many times a year during summer vacations or national holidays. We’ll continue on to spend the night in Dae jeon, South Korea’s fifth-largest metropolis. 

Accommodations at LOTTE CITY DAEJEON HOTEL or similar

 

Monday, May 23 (Day 06)

DAEJEON * BUYEO * GUNSAN (B)(L)(D)

We’ll visit Baekje Cultural Land, the largest historical theme park in the country, located in Buyeo County. The theme park was built to pre-serve the history and culture of the Baekje Kingdom and is one of the locations of the annual Baekje Cultural Festival. The location has been used for filming select television series. We’ll visit Nakwhaam Rock, a rock cliff towering over Baengmagan River in the northern end of Busosan Mountain. According to some legends, this is where the royal court women desperately jumped off the cliff when the kingdom of  Baekje was defeated. We’ll continue on to Gungnamji Pond, one of Korea’s first artificial pond located in Seodong Park. We’ll continue on to spend the night in Gunsan, a small city on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.  

Accommodations at GUNSAN RAMADA HOTEL or similar

 

Tuesday, May 24 (Day 07) 

GUNSAN * SEJONG * CHEONAN (B)(L)(D)

This morning, we’ll visit scenic Gogunsan Islands, a colony of several inhabited and uninhabited islands. Enjoy magnificent views of the sea on a cruise to visit one of these islands on board the Saemangeum Excursion Ship. We’ll continue on to Sejong City to visit Bear tree Park,  a beautiful natural open space in Chungcheongnam that was built to honor the Manchurian Black Bear. Featured in the park are indoor and outdoor botanical gardens with a variety of flowers and bonsai plants. We’ll spend the night in Cheonan.  

Accommodations at SHILLA STAY CHEONAN HOTEL or similar

 

Wednesday, May 25 (Day 08) 

CHEONAN * ANSEONG * SEOUL (B)(L)(D)

We’ll transfer to Anseong and visit Seoil Farm, a working farm and educational center, the country’s largest “jang” farm using organic ingredients in Anseong County. Traditional methods of Korean cooking and preparation using certified organic ingredients to make soybean paste have been preserved in a beautiful setting nestled in the mountains of southern Gyeonggi Province. We’ll continue on to visit Anseong Ma chum Museum, a theme museum showcasing the rich cultural assets of Anseong, evolving around a type of brassware called Yugi. The museum features a brassware exhibition hall displaying information on the history, production, and use of brassware. We’ll return to Seoul to spend three nights in the capital city of Korea.  

Accommodations at LOTTE CITY HOTEL MYEONGDONG or similar

 

Thursday, May 26 (Day 09) 

SEOUL (B)(L)(D)

This morning, experience wearing a hanbok for a photo opportunity to take home as a souvenir. Enjoy a hands-on-activity at the Bukchon  Traditional Crafts Experience Center to try taking part in a traditional crafting class, such as hanji paper crafting, needlework, etc. A special hands-on activity will be provided for the group. We’ll make a visit to the Trick Eye Museum and Ice Museum in Hongdae where you can pose with several unique backgrounds for taking home some funny and memorable pictures. 

Accommodations at LOTTE CITY HOTEL MYEONGDONG or similar

 

Friday, May 27 (Day 10) 

SEOUL (B)(L)

Enjoy a shopping adventure at some of the popular shopping districts in Seoul. Namdaemun (South Gate Market) is best known as a shopper’s paradise and one of the largest traditional marketplaces. The main and side streets are lined with shops and sidewalk stalls offering a  wide selection of merchandise. Have fun bargaining with the local vendors for the best prices. Insa-dong Shopping Street represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts featuring shops that specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), pottery, traditional tea, and folk crafts as well as tasty snacks. We return to our hotel near the shopping street called Myeongdong where dinner will be on your own this evening. 

Accommodations at LOTTE CITY HOTEL MYEONGDONG or similar

 

Saturday, May 28 (Day 11) 

SEOUL to HONOLULU (B)

The morning is at your leisure to relax before we transfer to the Incheon International Airport to check-in for our evening flight home. We’ll arrive Honolulu in the morning on the same day due to the crossing of the International Date Line. A meal will be served on board the flight. 

 

Land portion based on 114 Yen = $1.00 U.S.

Map of Tour Itinerary

 

The tour price is based on double occupancy and a minimum group size of 20 passengers. Fare adjustment may apply for groups of 20 or under. The rate is based on tariffs and exchange rates effective 10/31/21. Tour fare is subject to change according to any airfare increase, additional fuel surcharges and fluctuation of the rate of exchange between U.S. and foreign currency. In the event of revaluation, the land portion of the tour price may be adjusted prior to your final statement.