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South Korea The Extraordinary Escape

South Korea, meaning morning freshness is well suited to the name because of its natural beauty. Feel true serenity as you escape to its stunning mountains, clear waters and splendid peacefulness.

13 Days
9 Experiences
1 Country
14 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

The Korean peninsula is a relatively unexplored slice of Asia that begs to be discovered, sliced from east to west by the DMZ, DealsAway’s South Korea: The Extraordinary Escape package will take you from the thumping heart of the nation’s capital, immerse you in its timeless beauty and sweep you off your feet amongst its history and culture that war has longed to take.

 

South Koreans are humble, hardworking, polite people who will welcome you the moment you step off the plane. And whilst you will be taken from the line of war, that separates one nation still torn in half, all the way down to the breathtaking Jeju Island off the south peninsular it is the people that will leave a lasting reminder of what it is like to experience South Korea. 

 

Their generosity and graciousness make the bustling city streets of Busan warm and friendly, and their 5000-year-old history seems as alive today in Gyeongju through their culture and compassion than ever before. You will cut through the emerald green paddy fields, walk out onto the sea itself along the Songdo Skywalk, visit a dormant volcano that still dominantly emerges from the land and lose yourself in showstopping traditional performances, on this once in a lifetime immersion holiday. 


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
3 Star Accommodation

3-star accommodation is provided throughout your tour. Accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked.


Please note: Pictures are for illustration purposes only, they give an indication of the quality and standard to expect. We may use the hotels illustrated or hotels of a similar standard, we cannot guarantee exact hotels for this tour

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$899
4 Star Accommodation

Upgrade yourself to a 4-star level of accommodation for this tour. All accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked. 


Please note: Pictures are for illustration purposes only, they give an indication of the quality and standard to expect. We may use the hotels illustrated or hotels of a similar standard, we cannot guarantee exact hotels for this tour

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

At DealsAway we take the time to prepare package holidays that not only include a range of activities tours and excursions but that you can experience with a first-class service. You will be travelling with a small group, a maximum of 16 people, so you can really make the most of all your holiday without waiting in long queues and getting the full experience each tour has to offer. Every tour will be provided in English by local experienced tour guides who know the towns, cities and areas you will be visiting so you will get a real feel for each destination and see them come to life. 

 

We don’t want you to see South Korea through the window of a coach or speed through the itinerary without having the opportunity to really experience the culture, the people, the tastes and smells.

 

South Korea has so much to offer tourists and that’s why we have created an itinerary tailormade to make the most of your entire stay. There will be plenty of time for you to explore at your own pace, to discover cities as you lose yourself on their well-worn paths but with our range of excursions and packages included you will also be able to see other sides to South Korea that perhaps you may not be able to do otherwise.


location

The moment your feet are on the floor you will step into an explosion of South Korean culture, tradition and cuisine in the megacity of Seoul. A huge sprawling city where sharp skyscrapers and high-tech modernity sprinkled with the famous Kpop culture meets old tradition with Buddhist temples, majestic palaces and bustling street markets. From Seoul you will take a trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a border barrier that currently divides the Korean Peninsula in half, and it is here you can look out across to North Korea, learn about the Korean War and see the price still paid by both sides to this day.

You will then cut across the peninsula to discover Hahoe Village, well-known for its traditional houses located at the foothills of Hwasan Mountain offering you stunning views and unforgettable landscapes. Moving on from here you can't help but marvel at the bright and colourful street art as you walk up the narrow alleys of Lego-like houses at the Gamcheon Culture Village. From here you will journey through South Korea's ancient cultures and traditions in Gyeongju, home to the most exquisite Buddhist art and the country's historical centre. 

Following on to the next South Korean megacity you will dive into bustling Busan; a huge port city in the very South of Korea which is known for its beautiful beaches, striking mountains and wonderful temples. Next you will head to the mesmerising Jeju Island home of striking soaring cliffs, the Seongsan Sunrising Hill, with long white scenic beaches, and lush forests it is all yours to discover, explore and connect with South Korean nature. From here you will head back into Seoul for another day of city life before returning home.


accommodation

Our local partners use a wide variety of accommodation to ensure this tour runs smoothly. A list of your accommodation can be requested once this tour has been booked and confirmed.

 

We do guarantee a minimum 3-star level of accommodation on this tour, all accommodation is hand-picked to ensure maximum comfort including daily breakfasts. 

 

Please Note: There is an option to upgrade to a 4-star level of accommodation. If you wish to upgrade to 4-star accommodation please select this at checkout.


facilities

Tour facilities are available upon request.


important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is aimed at guests aged 18 years or older
  • For children 12yrs or above the full price will apply
  • Please contact us directly if you would like us to book a child of 1 - 11 years
  • Not suitable for infants

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Queen sized bed or twin share

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting.
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended
     

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com
     

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

 

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest


AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date Changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

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