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Classic Korea

13 days/11 nights - from $6,150 per person Airfare from San Francisco or Los Angeles

Departures & Rates

Take an 11-night trip and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Korea, starting in Seoul, where you see the Gyeongbok Palace and the Jogyesa Temple. Then travel to Mt. Seorak National Park and enjoy the rock formations and scenic views of the mountain, including scaling a mountain by cable car to Gweongeumseong Fortress. Travel to Daegu and to Mt. Gaya and Mt. Jiri, two national parks with scenic views and Buddhist temples. Afterward, travel overland to Gyeongju, where sights include the 6th-century Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple and Tumuli Park. Then transfer to the port city of Busan for a full-day tour, including Dongbaek Island. Next, fly to Jeju Island for a two-night stay and see Dragon Head Coast and the Jeongbang Waterfalls. Finally, fly back to Seoul for your return to the US. Starting from $6150, land and air from San Francisco or Los Angeles via Singapore Airlines, with daily guaranteed departures,

Day 1 - San Francisco or Los Angeles/Seoul
Depart from San Francisco or Los Angeles via Singapore Airlines. Cross International Dateline

Day 2 - Seoul
Arrive in Seoul and transfer to your hotel. (Ibis Ambassador/Center Mark)

Day 3 - Seoul
A full-day tour includes Gyeongbok Palace, Jogyesa Temple, the National Folk Museum and pass by the Blue House. After lunch, tour includes Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, and the traditional Namdaemun Market. (B/L)

Day 4 - Seoul/Mt. Seorak
Travel by coach to Mt. Seorak National Park. On arrival, tour the Sinheungsa Temple and Biseondae Rock Flat, and scale the scenic mountain to Gweongeumseong Fortress by cable car. (Seorak Kensington or similar) (B)

Day 5 - Mt. Seorak/Daegu
After breakfast, visit Naksansa Temple and Euisangdae Pavilion in Sokcho, built by the ambassador of the 30th King of the Silla Period (57 BC - AD 935). In the afternoon, travel to the central city of Daegu. (Laonzena) (B)

Day 6 - Daegu/Mt. Gaya/Mt. Jiri
In the morning drive to Mt. Gaya National Park. Visit Haeinsa Temple, known as the repository of the Tripitaka Koreana. in the afternoon, journey to Gurye and visit the 6th-century Hwaeomsa Temple. Check in at your hotel. (Namwon Suites) (B)

Day 7 - Wednesday - Mt. Jiri National Park/Gyeongju
After breakfast, travel overland to historic Gyeongju, known as the "museum without walls." Check in at your hotel. (Commodore/K Gyeongju) (B)

Day 8 - Gyeongju
Full-day tour of Gyeongju. Visit Seokguram Grotto. designated as UNESCO World Heritage; Bulguksa Temple - a monument to both the skill of the Silla architects and the depth of Buddhist faith at the time; Tumuli Park - a collection of royal Silla tombs; Anapji Pond (Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond); and Gyeongju National Museum. (B)

Day 9 - Gyeongju/Busan
Transfer to the principal port city of Busan. Today's full-day tour includes Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fish Market, Gamcheon Cultural Village, Oryukdo Skywalk,  Dongbaek Island and Haeundae Beach. (Busan Towerhill/Crown Harbor) (B)

Day 10 - Busan/Jeju Island
This morning you are transaferred to the Busan domestic airport to board a one-hour flight to the resort island of Jeju. On an afternoon tour visit O'Sulloc Tea Museum and Plantation, Mt. Songaksan, Dragon Head Coast, and Jusangjeolli Cliff. (Best Western/Jeju Lotte) (B)

Day 11 - Jeju Island
Full-day Jeju tour takes you to Jeongbang Waterfalls, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Manjanggul Cave and Haenyeo Museum. (B)

Day 12 - Jeju Island/Seoul
Mnrning at leisure. Afternoon, make your own way to Jeju domestic airport (10 min. by taxi) for a one-hour flight back to Seoul. Upon arrival in Seoul, you are met by a driver and transferred to your hotel. (Ibis Ambassador/Center Mark) (B)

Day 13 - Seoul/San Francisco or Los Angeles
Today you are transferred to the airport for your return flight to the USA. Arrive the same day in San Francisco or Los Angeles. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
San Francisco
Land & Air *
Los Angeles
Land Only *Single Supplement
January 1-901/01 - 01/09
$7340 S$7,340 S
$7980 FC$7,980 FC
$7340 S$7,340 S
$7980 FC$7,980 FC
$4590 S$4,590 S
$5230 FC$5,230 FC
$770 S$770 S
$1050 FC$1,050 FC
January 10 - March 31 01/10 - 03/31
$6150 S$6,150 S
$6790 FC$6,790 FC
$6150 S$6,150 S
$6790 FC$6,790 FC
$4590 S$4,590 S
$5230 FC$5,230 FC
$770 S$770 S
$1050 FC$1,050 FC
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • Hotels are S (Standard) and FC (first-class) as indicated.
  • Sole traveler supplement: $4150 S & $4720 FC per person
  • Airfares from West Coast gateways Los Angeles or San Francisco to Seoul including government taxes and fuel surcharges, and subject to change at the time of reservation.
  • Weekend Friday through Sunday surcharge $75 each way on the trans-Pacific air portion.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip air from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Seoul via Singapore Airlines
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • Airfare Busan to Jeju, and Jeju to Seoul
  • 3-night stay in a double occupancy room in Seoul
  • 1-night stay in a double occupancy room in Mt. Seorak, in Daegu, in Mt. Jiri, and in Busan
  • 2-night stay in a double occupancy room in Gyeongju and in Jeju Island
  • Hotel taxes and service charges included
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: full-day tours of Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan, and Jeju Island, half-day tour of Mt. Seorak, tours of Mt. Gaya and Mt. Jiri national parks
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • Standard Class (S): Ibis Ambassador (Seoul), Seorak Kensington (Mt. Seorak), Laonzena (Daegu). Namwon Suites (Mt. Jiri), Commodore (Gyeongju), Busan Towerhill (Busan), Best Western (Jeju Island)
  • First Class (FC): Center Mark (Seoul), Seorak Kensington (Mt. Seorak), Laonzena (Daegu), Namwon Suites (Mt. Jiri), K Gyeongju (Gyeongju), Crown Harbor (Busan), Jeju Lotte (Jeju Island)
  • If above hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
from $6,150
General information about the region
Seoul. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 34.7 40.5 50.7 64 73.4 80.8 83.5 85.3 78.4 67.6 52.9 39.7
Average Low 21.4 25.9 34.9 46 55.8 64.8 71.4 72.3 63 50.5 37.8 26.2
Average Rainfall 0.819 0.984 1.858 2.539 4.169 5.244 15.539 14.339 6.665 2.039 2.067 0.846
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Mt. Seorak. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 38.8 41.9 49.3 60.8 68.7 72.9 78.8 80.6 74.5 66.9 55 44.4
Average Low 24.6 27.7 34.7 44.8 53.2 60.8 68.2 69.6 61.3 51.4 40.1 29.8
Average Rainfall 1.744 1.846 2.24 2.531 3.76 4.555 9.72 11.535 9.169 3.492 3.102 1.504
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Mt. Gaya. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 37 42 52 65 73 80 84 86 79 68 54 42
Average Low 20 23 32 042 53 63 71 71 61 47 35 24
Average Rainfall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Mt. Jiri. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 44 47 54 64 72 78 83 86 80 72 60 48
Average Low 29 30 37 46 55 64 72 73 65 54 42 33
Average Rainfall 1.7 1.9 3 3.1 4.8 6.5 11.4 9.3 6.6 1.8 2 1.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Gyeongju. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 42.3 45.1 53.4 64 73 77.2 83.7 85.5 77.2 69.6 58.3 47.5
Average Low 26.1 28.8 36.1 46 55 62.6 70.5 72.3 63.3 52.3 41.2 30.4
Average Rainfall 1.354 1.78 2.512 3.264 2.819 5.071 7.693 6.799 6.091 2.492 2.043 1.031
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Busan. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 46 49.6 56.1 64.8 71.1 75.9 81.1 84.9 79.3 72.3 61.3 50.9
Average Low 30.9 34 40.8 49.8 57.4 64.2 71.2 74.1 67.1 57.4 46 35.6
Average Rainfall 1.354 1.976 3.177 5.224 6.197 8.138 12.476 10.043 6.22 2.299 1.803 0.898
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Jeju Island. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 46 48 54 63 70 75 82 84 79 70 61 52
Average Low 34 36 39 48 55 63 72 73 66 55 46 37
Average Rainfall 2.4 3.1 3.6 5.3 5.5 9.3 10.5 10.0 7.4 3.3 3.1 1.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
Daegu. Korea
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 41.9 46.9 56.3 69.1 77.5 82.9 86.5 87.8 80.1 71.4 58.5 46.8
Average Low 25.5 29.1 37 47.1 56.3 64.8 72.1 73 63.7 51.4 39.6 29.3
Average Rainfall 0.811 1.11 1.854 2.476 3.15 5.614 8.819 9.287 5.65 1.331 1.201 0.602
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+09:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South Korean Won
$1.00 USD = 1141.90 KRW
Visa requirement
No
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