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South Korea’s Cherry Blossom Festival 11-Night Escorted Tour Roundtrip from Seoul

Discover spring in Korea and South Korea's Cherry Blossom Festival on an 11-night escorted tour from Seoul. Stay in 3-4-star hotels with breakfast included. You will explore the culture and enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms. Highlights of the tour include the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Haeundae Beach, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Bomun Lake, and Mt. Seorak National Park.

South Korea’s Cherry Blossom Festival 11-Night Escorted Tour Roundtrip from Seoul

Daily departures between March 18 – April 15, 2024
from $8,570 CAD per person - based on 2 people travelling
from $5,255 CAD per person - based on 4 people travelling
DEPARTURE DATE: March 18, 2024
Countries Visited: South Korea

OVERVIEW

Feel the floral breeze, love what nature has given to Southern Korea!

Spring in Korea is full of the scent of various blooming flowers. Enjoy “Spring” in Korea!

For Koreans, the “Cherry Blossom Festival” is a much-anticipated spring gift out of all the splendid flower festivals. The schedule includes Korea’s quintessential cherry blossom festivals which commences from Jeju Island from the end of March to the second week in April where the whole of the Korean peninsula seems dyed in pink. You can enjoy the perfect spring views from all points from Jinhae Gunhang Festival, the biggest cherry blossom festival, to Bomun-ro in Gyeongju, Jeonnong-ro in Jeju Island, and Gyeongpodae in Gangneung.

VISITS INCLUDE:

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok village, Insadong Antique Street, Gwangjang market, Seoul Tower Observatory, Imjingak Park, DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall.

Jeju: Cherry Blossom Festival in Jeonnongro, Sea Women’s Museum, Stone Culture Park, Seongup folk village, Jusangjeolli Pillars, Cheonjiyeon waterfall, O’sulloc Tea Museum, Yongmeori Coast.

Busan: Haeundae Beach and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Gyeongju: Daereungwon Park, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Donggung Palace, Bomun lake to enjoy the Cherry Blossom trees, Bulguksa Temple, Sokkuram Grotto and Mt. Juwangsan.

Hahoe: Mask Museum, Woryeonggyo bridge, Buyongdae cliff and Poonggi Ginseng market.

Danyang: Gosu cave and Chungju lake cruise. Gangneung to see the Cherry Blossom Trees Festival.

Sokcho: Mt. Seorak National Park, Kweongeumseong Fortress and Shinheungsa Temple.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
March 18, 2024from $5,255 CAD - based on 4 people travellingPer Person
March 18, 2024from $8,570 CAD - based on 2 people travellingPer Person

What's Included

  • 11 night escorted tour round trip from Seoul
  • 11-night accommodation in 3 and 4* hotels
  • 12 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner at “Jeonggangwon” in Pyeongchang
  • All transfers and transportation with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local English-speaking guides from day 3 to 10
  • Join in (group) city tour in Seoul on day 2
  • All entrance fees
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Mon Mar 18SEOUL
2Tue Mar 19SEOUL – KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE
3Wed Mar 20SEOUL – GIMPO AIRPORT – JEJU ISLAND
4Thu Mar 21JEJU ISLAND TOUR
5Fri Mar 22JEJU - JINHAE - BUSAN
6Sat Mar 23BUSAN – GYEONGJU
7Sun Mar 24GYEOGNJU – MT. JUWANGSAN – ANDONG
8Mon Mar 25ANDONG – POONGGI – DANYANG
9Tue Mar 26DANYANG – GANGNEUNG – SOKCHO
10Wed Mar 27SOKCHO – MT. SEORAK – PYEONGCHANG – SEOUL
11Thu Mar 28SEOUL – FREE DAY
12Thu Mar 28SEOUL – INCHEON AIRPORT – DEPARTURE

DAY 1 – SEOUL – ARRIVAL

After your arrival at Incheon Airport, you will be greeted by a local English-speaking tour guide. You will then be transferred to Seoul for a tour where you will visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong Antique Street, Gwangjang Market, N Seoul Tower Observatory with Namsan Cable car riding or City Bus. You will transfer to your hotel after the tour.

*Gyeongbokgung Palace is replaced by Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesdays.

Accommodation : Seoul for 2 nights

DAY 2 – SEOUL – KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE

Breakfast at hotel. You will be greeted by a tour guide and transferred for the beginning of your half-day city tour (coach tour) of the Korean demilitarized zone. You will see the Imjingak Park, the 3rd infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall, Dora observatory, passing by Unification Village. Then you will return to Seoul and be dropped off at Seoul City Hall.

Back to hotel by your own arrangement.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 3 – SEOUL – GIMPO AIRPORT – JEJU ISLAND

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will be greeted by a driver at the hotel lobby 2 hours before flight departure time. You will be transferred to Gimpo Airport and fly to Jeju Island (no tour guide assistant). Upon your arrival at Jeju Airport, you will be greeted by a local tour guide at the arrival gate. You will have a private tour of the Jeju Island Cherry Blossom Festival in Jeonnongro, the Sea Women’s Museum, the Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Seongsan Ilchulbong), and the Jeju Stone Culture Park.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Jeju Island for 2 nights

DAY 4 – JEJU ISLAND TOUR

Breakfast at hotel. You will have a Jeju tour to visit Seongup Folk Village, Jusangjeolli Pillars, Cheonjiyeon waterfall, O’sulloc Tea Museum, and Yongmeori Coast.
Meals : Breakfast

DAY 5 – JEJU – JINHAE – BUSAN

Breakfast at hotel. You will be greeted by a driver at the hotel lobby. You will then transfer to Jeju Airport and take a flight to Busan (no tour guide assistant). Upon your arrival at Gimhae Airport, you will be greeted by an English-speaking tour guide at the arrival gate.
*Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival: Usually takes place on end of March –1st week of April.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Busan for 1 night

DAY 6 – BUSAN – GYEONGJU

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will have a half-day Busan tour to visit the Haeundae Beach and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Then you will be transferred to Gyeongju for a tour of Daereungwon Park, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, and Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

*Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival: around end of March to 2nd week of April.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Gyeongju for 1 night

DAY 7 – GYEOGNJU – MT. JUWANGSAN – ANDONG

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Take a morning walk along the Bomun lake to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Trees, and tour of Bulguksa Temple and Sokkuram Grotto. Next, you will transfer to Mt. Juwangsan (Gyeongju to Mt. Juwangsan takes about 2 hours) to visit “Jusanji Pond”, the filming site of the Movie “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring” by director Mr. Gideok Kim. After the tour, you will go to Andong city and check into your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Andong for 1 night

DAY 8 – ANDONG – POONGGI – DANYANG

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will have a tour of “Hahoe Village” including “Mask Museum, Woryeonggyo Bridge and Buyongdae Cliff where you can get a bird eye view of the Hahoe Village. Next, stop at “Poonggi Ginseng Market”, the oldest Ginseng whole market in Poonggi. Transfer to Dangyang for overnight.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Danyang for 1 night

DAY 9 – DANYANG – GANGNEUNG – SOKCHO

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will have a morning tour of Gosu Cave and Chungju Lake Cruise (1 hour). Then, you will transfer to Sokcho. On your way, you will visit Gyeongpodae in Gangneung city to see the Cherry Blossom Trees Festival. Then, when you will arrive in Sokcho, check into your hotel.
*Gosu Cave tour may be difficult for senior people.

*Gyeongpodae Cherry Blossom Festival: around 1st – 2nd week of April.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Sokcho for 1 night

DAY 10 – SOKCHO – MT. SEORAK – PYEONGCHANG – SEOUL

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You will have a morning tour of Mt. Seorak National Park including riding a cable car to “Kweongeumseong Fortress” and tour of “Shinheungsa Temple”. Then, visit “Daepo Harbor”, a wet and dried fish market. Next, you will transfer to “Jeonggangwon (Traditional Korea Food Culture Experience Center)” and have a tour of Jeongangwon and enjoy a bibimbap for dinner. After dinner, you will be back to Seoul and check into your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Seoul for 2 nights

DAY 11 – SEOUL – FREE DAY

Breakfast at hotel. Free day at leisure and own activities.

*No tour guide & Vehicle arranged.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY 12 – SEOUL – INCHEON AIRPORT – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel and free time until check out. A driver will meet you at the hotel lobby 4 hours before departure flight to transfer to Incheon Airport and fly back home.

*No tour guide arranged.

Meals : Breakfast

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