Meet a driver to transfer to Seoul Meet the guide at m at hotel and transfer tour of Seoul Accommodation at Hotel
Breakfast at hotel Seoul Full Day (Palace and Shopping Tour) Gyeongbokgung palace (On Tuesday Changdeok Palace) – Korean Folklore Museum – Jogyesa Temple – Presidential Office – Ginseong Shopping center – Namsan Hanok Village – Namdaemun Market – Seoul N Tower - Hotel Accommodation at hotel
Breakfast at hotel DMZ Half Day Tour Hotel - Imjingak Pavilion- Freedom Bridge - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - DMZ theater - Dora Observatory – Dora Train Station - Unification Village - Amethyst Factory - Lotte Hotel (Near City Hall) Accommodation at hotel
Breakfast at Hotel Free at leisure Transfer to Incheon airport by a driver to fly home
Lunar New Year (Feb.05~Feb.10,2016) Full Moon Day (Sep.25~Sep.30,2015)
Accommodation on twin bed sharing basis l with breakfast Seoul, DMZ tour with English guide Lunch (1) at local restaurant
Other meals Guide tip Personal expense
High Peak Season
Mar.21,22 / Apr.29,30 / May 1,2,3,4,5 / Jul 18,19 / Aug 14,15,16 / Sep 5,6,7,9,12,13,20,21 /
Oct 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11,31 / Nov 1,2,21,22 / Dec 19,20,21,24,25,26,27,29,30,31.2015 /
Jan 1, 2, 3 Feb 6~10.2016 /
Hotel to be used
3star : Best Western New Seoul or same class. 4satr : Frasier Namadaemun Hotel or same class. 5star : Millennium Hilton Hotel or same class.
1. DMZ tour is off on Monday, Passport is required to join DMZ tour. 2. If Hotel is not available, we will provide you with same class.
The above program and rates are subject to be changed due to local conditions without notice.
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Korean Folklore Museum
Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents
over 4,000 historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of ordinary
Korean people. Here you can fully immerse yourselves in previous domestic and
agricultural lifestyles, and learn about Korea’s cultural beliefs.The
National Folk Museum of Korea has three permanent and two special exhibitions as
well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.
Jogyesa Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being
located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards
Anguk Subway Station, and you will see Jogyesa Temple. The first thing you will
notice at the temple are the lovely trees. These locust trees and baeksong trees
in front of the Daeungjeon, the main temple building, are about 500 years old.
One locust tree is about 26-meter high, and in the summer, provides a large
amount of shade to enhance the mood of the temple. The baeksong tree is
designated as a Natural Monument. The Daeungjeon building is a stately building
built in 1938. The Dancheong is particularly beautiful with all the different
colors painted on it, and inside the building is the statue of Seokgamoni.
Imjingak is located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean Conflict. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several Monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center. 400 kinds of photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the Korean Conflict.
On 16 February 1952, Freedom Bridge, a focal point of worldwide attention during the Korean War, was officially opened and became a major link between the truce site of Panmunjom and Seoul, Republic of Korea. Thousands of words have been written about the village of Panmunjom, but Freedom Bridge was not so widely publicized. To the United Nations Command soldiers returning from captivity in North Korea, it was truly a bridge of freedom.The significance of the bridge dated back to the turn of the century. Initially, 2 railroad bridges spanned the Imjin River side-by-side as part of a railway that stretched from south of Kaesong to the switching point at Munsan-ni.
The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635m in
length, 2m in width, and 2m in height and is located 52km from Seoul. It is
estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per
hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally
made by us to invade North Korea, but, their insistence was proven untrue as the
explosions used to make the tunnel face southward. The tunnel offers
various sightseeing points such as the DMZ Video room, symbolic sculptures, the
souvenir shops and more
Situated in Paju (Gyeonggi-do) and at the northernmost point of the Military
Demarcation Line of the Western Front, the Dora Observatory replaced the
previous Songaksan Observation Post which was closed. From the observatory,
visitors can overlook North Korea and its various locations including Gaeseong,
Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue, and Cooperation Farm (Geumamgol). The observatory
offers 500 seats, VIP rooms, and abundant parking space. It was first opened to
the public in January 1987.
Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, is the northernmost
stop on South Korea's railway line. Located 56 km from Seoul and 205 km from
Pyeongyang, the station was opened as a tourist attraction on April 4, 2002
right before the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. Dorasan station can be
reached by getting on the Gyeongui Line from Seoul Station. Once you reach
Munsan Station, you can transfer to a train bound for Imjingang Station. After
presenting your identification at Imjingang Station, you can get on a train
bound for Dorasan Station.
Unification Village is in the northern area of the Civilian Control Line and has 133 families and a total of 493 residents. There is an agricultural marketing center here sells local farm produce. The market sells some interesting products and is a very popular stop on the tours, especially because you can purchase Ginseng at much more reasonable prices. Some of the local products sold in the market are uncurdled Jangdan bean curd (sundubu), seasoned mountain herbs, traditional liquors, and maeuntang (hot soup).