Highlight Tour

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  • [HL-2] PyeongChang & Gangwon (8D&7N)
  • There is no shortage of wonderful places in Korea, but perhaps none quite as naturally beautiful and pure as Pyeongchang & Gangwon area. A host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang & Gangwon area are famous for its beauty in four seasons; However, nature isn’t the only thing waiting for tourists. Here is home to relics of traditional culture, galleries full of modern art, and many more unique attractions.
    • Period8 Days & 7 Nights
    • Minimum No. of Pax2 Persons
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(Price per person/US$)

No. of Person 2~3 4~7 8~10 11~19 20~29
30up
+1FOC
Single Supp.
Charge
High Season 2,960 2,050 1,670 1,550 1,350 1,335 445
Low Season 2,840 1,920 1,530 1,420 1,215 1,195 325

* Your tour fee will reflect rate on the starting date and will not change throughout the rest of the tour.

Tour fee includes

- Accommodation: 2 persons sharing a twin room following accommodation or similar
 *Seoul: New Seoul Hotel (3-star) for 4nights
 *Pyeongchang: Jeonggangwon (Korean Traditional House 'Hanok') for 1night
 *Gangneung: Hotel Tops 10 (4-star) for 2nights


- Meal: Daily breakfast at hotel, Lunch (6 times at local restaurant)
- Guide: English-speaking (No guide on Day1, 8)
- Transfer: Private vehicle, Express Train 'KTX' (Gangneung → Seoul)
- Others: Admissions, Toll & Parking fee, Tips for driver and guide

Itinerary (Price per person/US$)
Date City Travel Information
DAY 1
ICN
Seoul
Arrive at ICN → Take the airport limousin bus on your own → C/In hotel & Free at leisure

- Airport Limousine Bus: No.6005
- Bus stop: Terminal 1 (1F, 5B or 12A), Terminal 2 (Traffic Center B1, No. 29)


* It takes about 90minutes from Incheon airport to hotel
* Get off at Seoul Finance Center then 1 minute on foot


DAY 2
Seoul
(09:00-17:30)
Meet a guide at hotel lobby → The National Museum of Korea → Choose and try Korean traditional costume, Hanbok and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace with wearing Hanbok → Lunch → Try traditional Korean tea in tea house → Bukchon Hanok Village (Take a rickshaw) → Gwangjang Market (Try a Korean street foods) → Back to hotel

The National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty.

Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea. The wide selection of high quality goods at inexpensive prices makes it an enjoyable shopping experience.



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Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Local
DAY 3
Seoul
PyeongChang
(09:00-17:00)
Meet a guide at hotel lobby → Leave for PyeongChang by coach → Lunch → Woljeongsa: walking through the fir tree forest / 108 prostrationsor making or lotus Lantern Making / Dadam with monks (dialogue with monks over a cup of tea) / Zen meditation → Move to Jeonggangwon → Check in Hanok (traditional Korean house) / Try Korean traditional costume 'Hanbok' / Dinner

Woljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang (590-658). It is also the site of Seongbo Museum, displaying artifacts and treasures from Buddhist culture of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

Jeonggangwon is a tourism complex consisting of hanok, modern accommodation facilities, a Korean restaurant, a food museum, gardens, and an animal farm among its many facilities.



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Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Local
DAY 4
PyeongChang
Gangneung
(09:00-18:00)
Move to Jeonggangwon → Alpensia Ski Jumping Center → Gangneung Olympic Park → Lunch → Gyeongpoho Lake (ride a bicycle)→ Ojukheon House → Anmok Beach (Coffee Break)→ Move to hotel and C/In

Alpensia Ski Jumping Center is the stadium hosted the ski jumping and the nordic combined events at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Gangneung Olympic Parkis a sports complex area in Gyo-dong, Gangneung, which will be the location of four of the venues of the 2018 Olympic Games. It will serve as the Olympic Park.

Gyeongpoho Lake, which means “clear as a mirror”, was formed when the mouth of a bay was closed by sand and pebbles brought in by the sea currents. It is famous as a destination site for migratory birds.

Ojukheon House was built during the early Joseon Dynasty and remains one of the oldest wooden residential buildings in Korea. It was designated as Treasure No. 165 in 1963 and has been maintained by the descendants throughout the generations.

Anmok Beach is often packed with families on a vacation. Right in front of the beach is Anmok Port, where around 23 fishing boats can be moored to unload their catch of seaweed in the spring; flatfish, squid, octopus in the summer; and sailfin sandfish, and pollack in the fall and winter. The place has also gotten more popular because of the cafe street that sells coffee at reasonable prices.



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Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Local
DAY 5
Gangnueng
Mt.Seoraksan
(09:00-16:30)
Meet a guide at hotel lobby → Mt. Seoraksan National Park (Cable Car) → Lunch → Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market (Try speciality food "Sweet and Sour Chicken") → Back to hotel

Seoraksan Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea, boasting a variety of colorful flowers in spring, refreshing clear water streams in summer, vibrant autumn foliages in fall, and a scenic snow-covered landscape in winter.

Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market was opened in 1982, Fishery items and hoetjip (raw fish restaurants) are located on the basement level, and general whole sales and retail sales are available on the first and second floors. In addition, many of Sokcho's famous snacks like dak-gangjeong (sweet and sour chicken) are found at many of the stalls inside the market.


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Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Local
DAY 6
Gangneung
Seoul
(09:00-17:00)
Meet a guide at hotel lobby → Jeongdongjin Rail Bike → Rice craker making → Lunch → Gangneung Station → Leave for Seoul by express train 'KTX' → Move to hotel and C/In

Jeongdongjin Rail Bike is one of the must-try experiences when you are traveling in Gangwon-do. Departing from Jeongdongjin Station, ride on the rail bike and feel the fresh air from the sea that is just alongside the railway tracks.


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Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Local
DAY 7
Seoul
DMZ
(08:30-18:00)
Meet a guide at hotel lobby → Move to Imjingak→ DMZ: The 3rd Tunnel / Dora Observatory / Dorasan Station → Lunch → Sulwhasoo Spa (skin care service) → Back to hotel

The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by South Korean forces. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour.

Dora Observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue, and Cooperation Farm (Geumamgol).

Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line.

Sulwhasoo Spa is run by a cosmetic hanbang (traditional oriental medicine) brand, Sulwhasoo, which is a subsidiary of the major Korean cosmetic company Amore Pacific. It uses a variety of natural herbs that are good for the skin. Visitors can be guaranteed outstanding full body massage and therapy services at Sulwhasoo Spa.


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Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Local
DAY 8
Seoul
ICN
Hotel C/Out and transfer to airport on your own
Breakfast: Hotel
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