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Japan and South Korea Escorted Tour – Includes Air from Edmonton or Vancouver

Discover Japan and South Korea's ancient history and modern culture on a breathtaking escorted tour with airfare from Edmonton or Vancouver. Immerse yourself in traditions and landscapes, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara Park, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Busan, Gyeongju, and a high-speed bullet train to Seoul.

Japan and South Korea Escorted Tour – Includes Air from Edmonton or Vancouver

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DEPARTURE DATE: October 7, 2024
Countries Visited: Japan, South Korea

OVERVIEW

Explore the beauty of Japan and South Korea on an escorted tour, including airfare from either Edmonton or Vancouver. Experience the rich culture and stunning landscapes of these two fascinating countries on this unforgettable journey. Includes a full-day Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara Park tour, as well as a Hiroshima and Miyajima Island Day Tour to visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, featuring the Atomic Bomb Dome. Additionally, enjoy a Busan full-day tour and a half-day tour in Gyeongju. Travel in style on a bullet train to Seoul and take a Seoul full-day tour over two days.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 7, 2024from $11,560 CADPer Person
October 7, 2024from $13,020 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • Round trip air from Edmonton or Vancouver with Air Canada
  • 13 night accommodation
  • 14 meals: 12 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Round-trip transportation by private car between the airport and the hotel
  • English-speaking private guides from day 2 to day 15 (local guides)
  • Transportation during the tour by private vehicle as specified in the itinerary
  • Admission fees for the tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan
  • Taxes

Highlights:

  • Full day Tokyo tour
  • Visits to iconic attractions such as Kotoku-in, home to the famous Great Buddha, and the serene Hasedera temple.
  • Explore the mystical Hakone Shrine, nestled amidst lush landscapes, and ascend the Komagatake Ropeway for panoramic views of the surrounding beauty.
  • Kyoto half day tour, and Kyoto full day tour ( over 2 days )
  • Visit Nara Park and marvel at the grandeur of Todaiji Temple and its Great Buddha
  • Discover the historic Osaka Castle and the vibrant energy of Dotombori.
  • Hiroshima and Miyajima Island Day Tour
  • Peace Memorial Park and Museum, featuring the Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Busan full day tour
  • Half-day tour in Gyeongju
  • Bullet train to Seoul
  • Seoul full day tour ( 2 days )

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Mon Oct 7DEPARTURE FROM CANADA
2Tue Oct 8TOKYO
3Wed Oct 9TOKYO
4Thu Oct 10TOKYO
5Fri Oct 11TOKYO – KAMAKURA – HAKONE
6Sat Oct 12HAKONE – KYOTO
7Sun Oct 13KYOTO
8Mon Oct 14KYOTO – NARA – OSAKA
9Tue Oct 15OSAKA – HIROSHIMA
10Wed Oct 16HIROSHIMA
11Thu Oct 17GYEONGJU
12Fri Oct 18GYEONGJU – SEOUL
13Sat Oct 19SEOUL
14Sun Oct 20SEOUL
15Mon Oct 21SEOUL

DAY 1 – OCTOBER 7, 2024 – DEPARTURE FROM CANADA

Overnight flight from Vancouver or Edmonton to Tokyo.
Accommodation : Tokyo for 3 nights

DAY 2 – OCTOBER 8, 2024 – TOKYO

At 13:00 PM – 14:00 PM: (Flight AC003) Welcome to Tokyo! Upon landing at Narita Airport, our dedicated team will be on hand to assist you and ensure a seamless arrival experience.

14:00 PM – 15:00 PM: Board our private, comfortable bus for a scenic journey to the heart of Tokyo. After settling into your accommodation (check-in at the hotel is available after 15:00), the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Lunch and dinner are not included, providing flexibility for you to indulge in local cuisine or explore culinary delights independently.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 3 – OCTOBER 9, 2024 – TOKYO

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a full day Tokyo tour starting with breakfast at the hotel. The adventure begins at 09:00 am, exploring iconic locations using public transport:
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Asakusa, home to the historic Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street.

Dive into the vibrant energy of Akihabara, known for its electronic shops, anime culture, and gaming centers.

Enjoy the serene beauty of the Imperial Palace Outer Garden, offering a tranquil escape in the heart of Tokyo.

Experience the bustling Shibuya Crossing, a symbol of Tokyo’s lively atmosphere. Explore trendy shops and soak in the city’s modern vibes.

The tour concludes at 05:00 pm back at the hotel. Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, allowing you the flexibility to savor local cuisine or unwind at your own pace.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 4 – OCTOBER 10, 2024 – TOKYO

Breakfast at your hotel.

Indulge in a day at your own pace, relishing the freedom to explore and unwind. For those seeking adventure, consider opting for our optional Nikko full-day tour, a captivating journey into cultural and natural wonders.

Please note that both lunch and dinner are not included, granting you the flexibility to savor local delights or dine at your leisure. Embrace the day, your way!

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 5 – OCTOBER 11, 2024 – TOKYO – KAMAKURA – HAKONE

Breakfast at your hotel.

Meeting your guide at 08:00 AM. Board a private bus, check-out, and send your luggage ahead to Kyoto.

*As your main luggage will be sent directly to the hotel in Kyoto. Ensure to pack a smaller bag or backpack with essential items for your overnight stay.

Embark on a scenic journey as we travel to Kamakura, a historic city rich in cultural treasures, in just 90 minutes.

Arriving by 10:00 AM, visits to iconic attractions such as Kotoku-in, home to the famous Great Buddha, and the serene Hasedera temple.

Our adventure continues to Hakone, a region renowned for its natural beauty and hot springs.
By 02:00 PM, we’ll explore the mystical Hakone Shrine, nestled amidst lush landscapes, and ascend the Komagatake Ropeway for panoramic views of the surrounding beauty.

Check into your hotel at 4:00 PM, providing a perfect opportunity to unwind and relax.
Lunch and dinner are not included, allowing flexibility for personal dining preferences.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Hakone for 1 night

DAY 6 – OCTOBER 12, 2024 – HAKONE – KYOTO

Breakfast at your hotel.

After checking out from the hotel, embark on a seamless transfer to Odawara Station via the comfortable private bus, Hikari637.

(*No accompany guide) At 10:07AM, board the Bullet train to Kyoto for a swift and scenic ride, arriving at 12:12 PM

Embark on a Kyoto adventure with our half-day tour! After meeting your guide at Kyoto Station, explore the enchanting Nishiki Market, marvel at the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu Temple, stroll through historic Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka streets, and indulge in a serene tea ceremony. Conclude your journey in the iconic Gion district. Enjoy the ease of transportation with a private bus throughout the tour, making your exploration seamless and memorable. Our journey concludes at 18:00 PM back at the hotel.

Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, allowing you the flexibility to explore local dining options and savor the flavors of Kyoto at your own pace.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Kyoto for 2 nights

DAY 7 – OCTOBER 13, 2024 – KYOTO

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a captivating Kyoto Full Day Tour at 09:00 AM, immersing yourself in the city’s cultural treasures via a private bus.

Begin with the serene beauty of Arashiyama, visiting Tenryuji Temple and strolling through the enchanting Bamboo Grove. Explore the dazzling Kinkakuji Temple, renowned for its golden exterior, before discovering the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu Temple with its panoramic views. The journey culminates at the iconic Fushimi-Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermillion torii gates.

At 05:00 PM, the tour concludes, ensuring you’re back at your hotel.
Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, allowing you the freedom to savor Kyoto’s culinary delights at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 8 – OCTOBER 14, 2024 – KYOTO – NARA – OSAKA

Breakfast at your hotel.

Begin your day with a seamless hotel check-out. At 09:00 AM, meet your guide for an exciting journey. Efficiently send your luggage to your Hiroshima hotel via a private bus, ensuring a hassle-free transition. Remember to pack an overnight essentials bag for convenience.
Embark on a scenic 60-minute transfer to Nara, where you’ll explore the picturesque Nara Park and marvel at the grandeur of Todaiji Temple and its Great Buddha.

From Nara, venture to Osaka to discover the historic Osaka Castle and the vibrant energy of Dotombori.

At 5:00 PM, conclude your exploration as the tour ends at your hotel, allowing you to check in comfortably.

Note that lunch and dinner are not included, offering you the flexibility to savor local cuisine at your own pace.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Osaka 1 night

DAY 9 – OCTOBER 15, 2024 – OSAKA – HIROSHIMA

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a captivating Hiroshima and Miyajima Island Day Tour with us. Meet your assistant at 09:00 AM for a seamless journey, starting with a private bus ride to Shin-Osaka Station. Board the 10:02 AM Bullet train to Hiroshima, where your guide awaits at 11:27 AM.

Explore Hiroshima’s historical depth before seamlessly transferring to Miyajima Island by train and ferry. Discover Itsukushima Shrine, where the iconic torii gate seems to float during high tide, creating a magical scene.

Bid farewell to Miyajima Island and use public transportation to return to your hotel in Hiroshima at 05:00 PM.

Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, offering you the flexibility to savor local flavors at your own leisure.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Hiroshima for 1 night

DAY 10 – OCTOBER 16, 2024 – HIROSHIMA

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a dynamic journey as you check out from your hotel. At 09:00 AM, meet your guide for a private bus adventure, passing by Hiroshima Castle before delving into the poignant Peace Memorial Park and Museum, featuring the Atomic Bomb Dome. Savor the flavors of Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pizza, at a local restaurant at 13:00 PM.

After lunch, enjoy a scenic 3.5-hour transfer to Shimonoseki port, arriving at 16:30 PM.
At 19:45 PM, bid farewell to Japan as you depart with the ferry.
Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, allowing you the freedom to explore local culinary delights on this enriching journey.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Overnight ferry

DAY 11 – OCTOBER 17, 2024 – GYEONGJU

Arrive in Busan at 08:00 AM for a full-day adventure with your guide. Explore the colorful Gamcheon Cultural Village, dive into the lively Jagalchi and Kukje markets, and relax at Haeundae Beach. Discover the APEC Meeting House on Dongbaek Island before heading to the historic city of Gyeongju. This immersive journey through Busan and Gyeongju promises a blend of vibrant city life and rich historical exploration.

Breakfast and lunch are not included, providing you with the flexibility to savor local culinary delights as you delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Busan and Gyeongju.

Meals : Dinner
Accommodation : Gyeongju for 1 night

DAY 12 – OCTOBER 18, 2024 – GYEONGJU – SEOUL

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a captivating half-day tour in Gyeongju, starting with the charming Hwanglidangil street. Explore the historical treasures at Tumuli Park and Daerueungwon Tomb Complex, marvel at the ancient Cheomsungdae Observatory, and delve into the rich cultural heritage at the National Museum of Gyeongju. After this enriching experience, transfer to Gyeongju station for a swift two-hour bullet train journey to Seoul.
Upon arrival in Seoul, seamlessly transfer to your hotel.
Please note that lunch is not included, giving you the flexibility to savor local cuisine at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation : Seoul for 3 nights

DAY 13 – OCTOBER 19, 2024 – SEOUL

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a full-day journey through Seoul’s cultural wonders, starting at the serene Cheonggyecheon Stream and progressing to the grandeur of Gyeongbok Palace. Explore Bukchon Hanok Village, wander Insadong Art Street and Ikseondong Street, and experience the innovation at HiKR Ground. Conclude your day at the lively Gwangjang Market, immersing yourself in local flavors and crafts.

Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, providing you with the flexibility to indulge in the diverse culinary offerings Seoul has to offer.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 14 – OCTOBER 20, 2024 – SEOUL

Breakfast at your hotel.

Embark on a captivating full-day exploration in Seoul’s dynamic Gangnam district, where modernity meets tradition. Begin your journey at Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple, a serene haven amid the bustling city. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of COEX MALL, home to the iconic Starfield Library and the Gangnam Style Statue, a tribute to K-pop’s global phenomenon.

Step into the futuristic world at the ’Seoul Sky’ observatory, offering panoramic views of the cityscape. Continue your adventure with a scenic Han River cruise, where the city’s lights reflect on the water, creating a mesmerizing ambiance.

Please note that lunch and dinner are not included, providing you with the freedom to explore the diverse culinary offerings in Gangnam.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 15 – OCTOBER 21, 2024 – SEOUL

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy leisure time until your transfer to Incheon Airport. At 18:00, bid farewell to Seoul as you depart on Flight AC064. Please note that lunch and dinner are not included. Your journey concludes, and our service concludes with gratitude for choosing us to be part of your travels. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you again on your next adventure.

Meals : Breakfast

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