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Luxe Journey through South Korea: A Perfect Blend of Tradition and Modernity

Highlights
  • Dynamic Seoul Exploration: Discover the vibrant capital city with visits to historical landmarks like Gyeongbokgung Palace, modern attractions such as Seoul Tower, and bustling markets including Namdaemun and Insadong Antique Street.
  • DMZ Experience: Gain a unique perspective on Korea’s history with a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), including the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, and Dorasan Train Station.
  • Cultural Immersion: Attend a traditional performance at Korea House and explore the National Museum of Korea for a deeper understanding of Korea’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Luxurious Accommodations: Stay in top-tier hotels in Seoul, ensuring comfort and sophistication throughout your journey.
  • Gastronomic Delights: Savor the flavors of Korean cuisine with meals at local restaurants, including traditional dishes and modern culinary creations.
Accommodations
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Seoul
Upon arrival in Seoul, you will be greeted by a local driver holding a sign with your name and transferred in a private car to your luxurious hotel, The Westin Chosun Seoul. Nestled in the heart of the city, this hotel offers the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the vibrant city or relaxing in your hotel. Enjoy the hotel’s top-notch amenities, such as its exquisite spa and fine dining options, to start your journey in style.

Day 2: Leisure Day in Seoul
Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel before setting out to explore Seoul at your own pace. Consider visiting the bustling Myeongdong shopping district, where you can indulge in retail therapy and sample street food delights like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and hotteok (sweet pancakes). For a more serene experience, take a leisurely stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, where traditional Korean houses (hanoks) offer a glimpse into the past. End your day with a relaxing visit to a jjimjilbang (Korean spa), where you can unwind in various saunas and hot baths. Meals include breakfast.

Day 3: DMZ Tour and Traditional Performance
After breakfast, meet your tour guide and set off for a fascinating journey to the DMZ. At Imjingak, you’ll see the Freedom Bridge and learn about the poignant history of the Korean War. Venture into the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, a secret passage built by North Korea, and gaze across the border from Dora Observatory. Visit Dorasan Train Station, a symbol of hope for reunification. Return to Seoul and enjoy some rest at your hotel. In the evening, savor an exquisite local dinner before attending a traditional performance at Korea House, where vibrant dances and music will transport you to ancient Korea. Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Full-Day Seoul Tour
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before meeting your guide for an immersive full-day tour. Start at Gwanghwamun Square, where you can see the iconic statue of King Sejong the Great. Step back in time at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the grandest of Seoul’s five palaces, and witness the changing of the guard ceremony. Wander through the charming Insadong Antique Street, filled with galleries, tea houses, and artisan shops. After a delightful lunch at a traditional Korean restaurant, explore Namdaemun Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in Korea. Discover the rich history of Korea at the National Museum of Korea, and end your day with panoramic views of the city from Seoul Tower, illuminated beautifully against the night sky. Meals include breakfast and lunch.

Day 5: Leisure Day in Seoul
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before another day at your own pace. Perhaps visit the stylish district of Gangnam, known for its upscale boutiques and the famous COEX Mall, which houses an impressive aquarium and the serene Bongeunsa Temple. Alternatively, explore the trendy Hongdae area, renowned for its vibrant youth culture, street performances, and eclectic cafes. In the evening, dine at one of Seoul’s Michelin-starred restaurants, indulging in innovative Korean cuisine. Meals include breakfast.

Day 6: Departure from Seoul
Relish your final breakfast at The Westin Chosun Seoul before your driver meets you at the hotel for your transfer to the airport. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories made during your luxurious journey through South Korea as you prepare for your departure. Meals include breakfast.

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