Welcome to Seoul! Upon arrival, meet and greet your local guide before being privately transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight stay.
Begin the day as you depart for Nami Island, where known Korean dramas such as "Winter Sonata" were shot. Then, continue on to visit Petite France with its colorful houses lining its area, which was the filming location of the famous and long-running Korean reality show Running Man and the Korean drama My Love From the Stars. After a full-day excursion, head back to Seoul.
Today, immerse yourself in historical Korea by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeok Palace on Tuesdays), one of Korea's most famous tourist destinations that was demolished by Imperial Japan in the twentieth century and rebuilt anew today. Then, pass past Korea's presidential home, known as the "Blue House" because of its blue-tiled roofs. Then, complete the experience by preparing authentic kimchi and wandering around in hanbok. Spend the afternoon shopping on Hongdae Street.
Travel to Yongin, where you can enjoy some fruit picking (strawberry or seasonal fruit). Then, let your inner child go and enjoy your visit to Everland Theme Park with unlimited ride access. After the full-day adventure, head back to Seoul.
Enjoy a thrilling adventure today as you visit a ski resort in the morning where you can spend free time. Enjoy the activities you can take part in on this stop. After that, go up high for a view of Seoul from the N Seoul Tower Observatory by taking a cable car journey that goes all the way to the top and back.
Enjoy a drive to Ganghwa and be exhilarated for an exciting ride on the luge and a gondola to visit the rotating observatory, shaped like a UFO, that is located at the very top of the resort. After that, enjoy some coffee or tea as you visit the Joyangbangjik Café. Stop by DFS for some free-time shopping, including the best cosmetics in South Korea.
Today, you're off to visit the interactive Alive Museum, which displays various object art, interactive and media art, and more, before proceeding to Bukchon Hanok Village to see its traditional houses and buildings. Then, continue on to the maze-like streets of Ikseondong. Enjoy the rest of the day by visiting the Ginseng Center (or Red Pine Shop), Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and Dongdaemun Fashion Market throughout the day and exploring more bits and pieces of Korea as you go along.
Today marks the end of your experience in South Korea. After breakfast, enjoy your free time until your transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Thank you, Ms. Rose and Access Travel, for making our Christmas vacation possible!
Even though you were only given a short time to plan and arrange our requests, you still provided us with excellent service.
Everything went smoothly during our eight days in South Korea. We visited Jeju, Busan, and Seoul with ease. No hassle! Which is what I want my family to experience.
Our guide, Ms. Sophie, handled my family's needs well. She even recommended local restaurants and places for us to try. It adds to the experience.
I can’t wait to visit more countries with Access Travel!
I always travel for vacation and to explore other countries. What I love most about this trip are the sites, accommodation, the food and the smooth travel schedule.
I will share the travel tips and hacks when traveling, which are to always be prepared, get early to the airport as long as you can, and keep everything important in your daypack. I choose to #TravelWithAccess based on other people’s feedback.
I choose #TravelwithAccess because they had an affordable package for this specific tour (vs our former agency).
We think that Access carefully selects the places that will be included in the tour. I loved the most about this Korea trip the food, and our tour guide was great. I learned a lot from her because she shared a lot of things about Korea (place itself, people/culture), highlighted the differences vs. ours (Filipinos) and knows quite a lot about us and even speaks a lot of Tagalog words. Fluent in English. She was also very passionate, entertaining, caring, and patient, and she managed the group well, especially since the majority were senior citizens and some were quite challenging to handle.