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Book By 31 August 2022 Select dates Mar – May 23
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Amazing South Korea

9 Day Fly & Tour Holiday from Seoul to Busan with Jeju Island Flights & $1500 Bonus Value

  • Low Deposit $299*pp
  • $1500 Bonus Value
  • Cherry Blossom Dates

Select dates Mar – May 23

Amazing South Korea

9 Day Fly & Tour Holiday from Seoul to Busan with Jeju Island Flights & $1500 Bonus Value

  • Low Deposit $299*pp
  • $1500 Bonus Value
  • Cherry Blossom Dates

Package Inclusions

Experience a multi-dimensional tour of South Korea’s 4 most trendy cities, with Jeju Island flights and 4-star hotels included. Uncover the vibrant culture of ancient capital Gyeongju and urban metropolis Busan, contrasted with the natural volcanic wonders of Jeju Island and dynamic modernity of Seoul. Bucket list highlights include the national treasures of Bulguksa Temple, cinematic Haeundae Beach, natural Manjang Lava Cave, gushing Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, the eerily fascinating DMZ border separating North & South Korea, and free time to shop at colourful Myeongdong.

Inclusions

  • Return international flights to Seoul
  • Return domestic flights to Jeju Island
  • Return airport transfers
  • 8 Nights quality 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily and 6 lunches
  • Deluxe coach transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions

Your Itinerary

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Map
 
Arrive Seoul

Welcome to South Korea. Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, transfer to your hotel in the heart of Seoul. This culture trip will take you exploring South Korea’s ancient treasures and trendiest cities from the bright lights of Seoul, through the ancient capital of Gyeongju, coastal metropolis of Busan, and all the way to the volcanic island of Jeju.

Note: You may be required to depart one day before, subject to flights.

Accommodation: Hotel Kukdo Seoul or similar

 
Gyeongju (B, L)

Embark on a trip to Gyeongju, the ancient capital referred to as the “museum without walls” and “Florence of Korea”, for a glimpse into South Korea’s fascinating history. The Seokguram Grotto, a stone cave enshrining a masterpiece Buddhist statue within the Bulguksa Temple complex overlooking the East Sea, is the only fully intact national treasure from the Silla era. Tumuli Park is home to a complex of magnificent tombs, which from the outside resemble grassy hillocks that echo the mountains outside town. Constructed in the 7th century, Cheomseongdae is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia and possibly the world.

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel Gyeongju or similar

 
Busan, Fly to Jeju Island (B, L)

Set off to the boisterous port city of Busan, South Korea’s second largest city, boasting stunning landscapes of mountains and beaches, and brimming with hot springs and seafood. Begin the day like a local with an authentic market experience visiting the maze-like Jagalchi Fish Market and Gukje Market, packed with all types of goods you can ever think of. Discover Busan Tower Observatory, the eye-catching jewel of Busan, sitting atop the famous Yongdu (“dragon head”) Mountain peak in the city centre. Explore Haeundae Beach for beautiful views of Busan’s unique urban landscape, located in the eponymous district of Haeundae, host to the Busan International Film Festival and 2009 disaster film, Tidal Wave. Check out nearby Dongbaek Island, an island-turned-peninsula, named after camellia trees. The day concludes with a flight and transfer to South Korea’s resort Island, Jeju.

Accommodation: Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel or similar

 
Jeju Island (B, L)

Acclaimed as 7 New Wonders of Nature, Jeju island offers pristine beaches, waterfalls, volcanic cones, lava tube caves and many jaw-dropping natural wonders that are absolutely bucket list-worthy. Visit Manjang Cave, an entrance to the world’s longest system of underground lava tube caves, with swirling walls that resemble the lair of a giant serpent. At Sunrise Peak, a volcanic cone crater famous for spectacular sunrises, watch a cultural performance of the Haenyeo – women divers or ‘sea mermaids’ that free-dive 10m under the sea to collect seafood without oxygen masks. The Seongeup Folk Village preserves the heritage of the people of old Jeju, featuring homes built of thatch and lava rock, with iconic stone statues.

Accommodation: Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel or similar

 
Jeju Island, Fly to Seoul (B, L)

Begin the day at Mysterious Road, a gravity-defying optical illusion in which the surroundings trick the eye, making the road look like it is tilted in the opposite direction. The beloved Teddy Bear Museum is home to the world’s rarest and most expensive teddy bears. At Jusangjeolli Cliff, catch views of South Korea’s largest lava rock formation that resembles stone stairs, a true mystery of nature. At Cheonjiyeon Falls, white water falls from the heavens causing a thunderous sound, giving rise to its name meaning “sky connected with land”. Gain an appreciation of Korean tea traditions at Osulloc Tea Museum. Conclude your Jeju Island adventure with a flight to Seoul.

Accommodation: Hotel Kukdo Seoul or similar

 
DMZ (B, L)

Head out to the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), a 4km wide, 240km long buffer separating North and South Korea. Lined on both sides by tank traps, electric fences, landmines and armies, it is ironically a must-visit tourist attraction, with several observation points allowing you to peek into North Korea. In Oppa Gangnam Style, stroll the streets of Garosugil in the Gangnam District, a fashionable neighbourhood lined with designer stores, coffee shops and ginkgo trees. Conclude the day shopping at COEX Mall, Asia’s largest underground shopping mall.

Accommodation: Hotel Kukdo Seoul or similar

 
Seoul (B, L)

Visit immense Gyeongbokgung Palace for a rendition of the Palace Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, a procedure that took place during the Joseon dynasty. Step back in time wandering the atmospheric streets of Ansadong Alley, taking in the sights and smells of traditional Korean culture, food and arts. Explore the traditional houses of Namsangol Hanok Village, followed by the observatory at N Seoul Tower which offers an unobstructed view of Seoul city, an all-time favourite attraction.

Accommodation: Hotel Kukdo Seoul or similar

 
Seoul Free Day (B)

Enjoy a free day to navigate the labyrinth of bright lights, cacophonous sounds and enticing aromas of sprawling Seoul at your own pace.

Accommodation: Hotel Kukdo Seoul or similar

 
Depart Seoul (B)

Farewell South Korea with a transfer to the airport and enduring memories.

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TRAVEL DATES

 Spring Cherry Blossoms

26 March 2023*

* $200 per person surcharge applies for travel during cherry blossom season

Off Peak

7 May 2023

Note: Fall and bloom timings cannot be guaranteed as they are highly seasonal and subject to changing climate conditions.

EXCLUSIONS
Travel insurance, meals not stated, drinks during meals, visas (if required) and anything not explicitly listed under inclusions are at your own expense.

^LOW DEPOSIT
An initial deposit from $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit – amount to be advised by consultant – is due 9 months before departure.
The balance will be due 5 months before departure.

PRICING
Prices are subject to availability, change, book by deadlines, currency fluctuations and withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless otherwise specified.

SOLO OCCUPANCY
A single supplement from $750 per person is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy. Single rooms are typically smaller than twin rooms.

TRIPLE SHARE
Triple share is not available.

EXTEND YOUR STAY
Pre or post accommodation with breakfast in Seoul can be added on request with rates from $200 twin share per room per night, subject to availability. Airport transfers are not included for extra stays and you must make your own way to and from the accommodation.

CHILD POLICY
Children under 5 years of age are not permitted. Children 5 years and above pay the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION
Due to high demand and limited availability of these special rates, bookings are not confirmed until confirmation is sent; usually within 48 hours.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fee and assist with a date change or credit less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

AMENDMENT FEES
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION FEES
Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
If there is only one deposit, then the cancellation fee is $300 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

DEVIATION FEES
Whilst we understand that you may wish to personalise your holiday experience, please note that should you deviate from our advertised package, a deviation fee will be added to your holiday costing. On domestic and/or short haul flights, a deviation fee of $75 per person applies. On long haul flights, a deviation fee of $150 per person applies. Please note, any difference in airfare and taxes also applies.

PASSPORT, VISA & VACCINATION
Passports, visas and vaccinations are your responsibility to check and obtain. Each traveller’s full name as per a valid passport is required for issuing tickets. You are responsible for all fees due to incorrect passport information or failure to obtain the required travel documents.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
It is the customer’s responsibility to check the country of departure and country of arrival’s COVID-19 restrictions. Our third party supplier partners (e.g. airlines, cruise lines, accommodation and touring operators etc) may also have additional restrictions. It is the customer’s responsibility to check that all travellers in your party also meet all requirements. The situation is fluid and as such country and state entry requirements, along with third party supplier requirements, are changing frequently. All travellers must comply with their final destination’s immigration and health requirements.

VACCINATIONS
Health requirements are the responsibility of all individual travellers. Should any mandatory quarantine or testing be required, this will be at your own expense and for you to arrange. Please be advised that any costs for these requirements will be at your own expense. Our consultants are not qualified to advise you on vaccinations. Please contact your doctor or a specialist vaccination clinic for advice.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS
A moderate level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with regular breaks on the vehicle during transit between sites. You may encounter occasional flights of stairs and will be expected to alight from vehicles on your own accord. Elevators and escalators may not available at all venues. You are required to disclose physical ailments for advice on your suitability.

BAGGAGE REQUIREMENTS
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 15kg on tour, superseding any other baggage allowance. Excess baggage fees apply. Porterage is not included and you will be expected to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Every effort will be made to accommodate you in the hotels and properties listed. In the unforeseen event that the listed hotels are not available, properties of similar standard will be provided. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified. The standard check-in time is after 2pm and check-out is before 10am. Twin share refers to two people sharing a room, not necessarily twin beds. Single rooms are typically smaller than twin rooms.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Airport transfers operate at designated times either in the form of a private vehicle or independent shuttles, depending on the prevailing group size and flight times. Transfers are not included for extended stays such as early arrival and stay behind in Seoul.

DIETARY
Please notify your travel consultant and tour guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

GRATUITIES
Tips are optional but recommended as a token of appreciation for commendable service. The recommended amount is AUD5 per person per day for the guide and AUD5 per person per day for the driver.

FLIGHTS
Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
The operation of the tour is subject to a minimum group size of 15 passengers and a maximum of approximately 20-32 passengers, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. If the tour does not operate, we endeavour to arrange a credit with the tour supplier.

BLOOM & FALL TIMINGS
Cherry blossoms and autumn colours cannot be guaranteed as they are highly seasonal from region to region and subject to changing climate conditions. Suggested dates are only an estimate of the best viewing periods based on historical bloom data.

ITINERARY
The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program. Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of each respective travel component.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

Product Code: MT-60012

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