9, 13 or 17 night tour: the best of South Korea - South Korea - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Exploring the bustling streets, historic palaces, and futuristic technology in the heart of Seoul, South Korea's capital city.
  • Opting for a 13 or 17-night stay to explore the pristine beaches, lush green landscapes, and unique volcanic terrain of Jeju Island, a natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Relaxing on Busan's stunning beaches, savouring fresh seafood, and visiting the vibrant Gamcheon Culture Village.

South Korea is a captivating destination known for its extensive history, lively culture, and stunning natural landscapes. This =self-guided tour provides you with the opportunity to explore these diverse aspects at your own pace. You can select your activities based on our suggestions. One of my personal favourites is the island of Jeju, often described as a heavenly destination on Earth. It was there that I had the chance to learn about the unique tradition of Haenyos...


Your itinerary in brief

Embark on an extraordinary journey through South Korea's dynamic and culturally rich landscapes during this 9, 13 or 17-night tour (according to the chosen offer).


Uncover the vibrancy of Seoul's modern metropolis, bask in the natural beauty of Jeju Island (13 or 17-night bookings only), immerse yourself in Busan's coastal charm, delve into the rich historical tapestry of Gyeongju, and embrace the warmth of the locals. From dazzling cityscapes to serene temples and stunning landscapes, this tour is your gateway to the best of South Korea's diverse wonders.


Choose the length of your stay:


9-night tour:

Day 1: Arrive in Seoul
Day 2: Seoul
Day 3: Seoul - Gyeongju
Day 4: Gyeongju
Day 5: Gyeongju - Busan
Day 6 & 7: Busan
Day 8: Busan - Seoul
Day 9: Seoul
Day 10: Depart Seoul


13-night tour:

Days 1-7 of this itinerary are identical to those in the 9-night offer

Day 8: Busan - Jeju
Day 9 & 10: Jeju
Day 11: Jeju - Seoul
Day 12 & 13: Seoul
Day 14: Depart Seoul


17-night tour:

Days 1-11 of this itinerary are identical to those in the 13-night offer 

Day 12 - 14: Seoul
Day 15 & 16: Sokcho
Day 17: Gangneung
Day 18: Depart Seoul


Your itinerary in detail

9-night tour

DAY 1 & 2: SEOUL

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, is a captivating blend of modernity and tradition. This sprawling metropolis is renowned for its futuristic skyscrapers, bustling street markets, and an ancient palace complex that offers a glimpse into the country's rich history. From the bustling streets of Myeongdong to the serene temples of Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul offers a diverse and exciting urban experience.

  • Welcome at the airport with your assistant and public transport transfer by limousine bus
  • Check-in to your hotel
  • Breakfast included (day 2)
  • Self-guided activities as per the itinerary (day 2)
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category

DAY 3: Seoul - Daejeon (Buyeo)

Gyeongju, often called the "Museum without walls" is a historic treasure in South Korea. As the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom for over a thousand years, Gyeongju is steeped in rich history, with countless archaeological sites, royal tombs, and cultural relics. The city's tranquil parks and serene temples are set amidst a beautiful landscape, creating a unique blend of nature and heritage that makes Gyeongju a captivating destination for those interested in exploring the roots of Korean civilisation.

  • Breakfast included
  • Express train transfer Seoul - Gyeongju
  • Transfer to your accommodation by local bus and drop off your luggage
  • Free time to explore the historic centre of Gyeongju
  • Night in a traditional house



  • Breakfast included
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide):
    -Gyeongju National Museum
    -Seokguram Grotto and its Seated Buddha (UNESCO)
    -Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO)
  • Night in a traditional house


Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, is a dynamic coastal metropolis known for its stunning beaches, bustling port, and vibrant cultural scene. With its mix of modern skyscrapers, traditional markets, and scenic coastline, Busan offers a diverse range of experiences. Visitors can relax on Haeundae Beach, explore the vibrant street food scene at Jagalchi Fish Market, and discover the city's rich maritime history at the Busan Maritime Museum. Busan's bustling energy and unique coastal charm make it a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

  • Gyeongju-Busan journey by express bus
  • Transfer by local transport to your hotel
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide):
    - Jagalchi fish market
    - Nampodong district
    - Gamcheon Art Village
    - Evening stroll on Gwangalli beach, facing the eponymous bridge
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category


DAY 6 & 7: BUSAN

  • Breakfast included
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide):
    - Huin-yeo-ul art village
    - Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
    - Walk along the seafront from Cheongsapo to Dalmaji on the monorail
    - Haeundae Beach, its seafront and hidden market
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category


  • Breakfast included
  • Busan-Seoul journey by KTX
  • Free day
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category



  • Breakfast included
  • Busan-Seoul journey by KTX
  • Free day
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category



  • Breakfast included
  • Depending on your flight time, transfer to the airport by public transport and check-in before boarding

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13-night tour

Days 1-7 of this itinerary are identical to those in the 9-night offer.



Jeju Island, often referred to as the "Hawaii of South Korea," is a picturesque volcanic island located in the Korea Strait. Known for its stunning natural beauty, Jeju offers visitors lush green landscapes, dramatic volcanic terrain, and pristine beaches. The island is home to Hallasan, South Korea's highest peak, and boasts various lava tubes, waterfalls, and caves, making it a haven for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and adventure seekers. Jeju is also famous for its unique cultural heritage, including haenyeo (female divers) and its distinctive local cuisine. This enchanting island is a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Breakfast included
  • Busan-Jeju journey by plane (for the 13 and 17-night programmes only)
  • Transfer to your accommodation by local public transport
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide):
    -Jungmun area with the Cheonjeyeon and Cheonjiyeon waterfalls
    -Jungmun beach
    -Jusangjeolli Cliffs (UNESCO)
    -Yakcheonsa temple
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category


DAY 9 & 10: JEJU

  • Breakfast included
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide):
  • Walk on the island of Udo, the island of the "reclining cow"
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong Rising Sun Peak (UNESCO)
  • Seopjikoji art area (modern art, architecture and Tadao Ando)
  • Aquaplanet Aquarium (Hanhwa Resort)
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category



  • Breakfast included
  • Departure to the north of the island:
  • Visit to the Manjanggul lava tunnels (UNESCO)
  • Jeju-Seoul journey by plane (for the 13 and 17 night stays only) Transfer to your accommodation by local public transport
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category


DAY 12 & 13: SEOUL

  • Breakfast included
  • Free day
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category



  • Breakfast included
  • Depending on your flight time, transfer to the airport by public transport and check-in before boarding

17-night tour

Days 1-11 of this itinerary are identical to those in the 13-night offer

DAY 12 - 14: SEOUL

  • Breakfast included
  • Free day
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category


DAY 15 & 16: SOKCHO
Sokcho is a charming coastal city located in the northeastern part of South Korea, known for its breathtaking natural scenery and vibrant cultural offerings. Situated on the shores of the East Sea, Sokcho provides access to Seoraksan National Park, one of South Korea's most renowned mountain ranges, featuring stunning peaks, lush forests, and numerous hiking trails.
Sokcho's bustling fish markets are famous for their fresh seafood, and the city's cultural scene comes alive during the annual Seorak Cultural Festival, celebrating the region's traditions and heritage.

  • Breakfast included
  • Seoul-Sokcho express bus included (for the 17 night stays only)
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide)
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category


Gangneung is a coastal city on the eastern coast of South Korea, known for its stunning beaches, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant arts scene. The city is famous for its beautiful coastline, including Gyeongpo Beach and Anmok Beach, where visitors can enjoy pristine sands and clear waters.

  • Breakfast included Sokcho-Gangneung intercity bus journey included (for the 17 night stays only)
  • Free day with recommendations for visits (travel guide)
  • Night at the hotel of a chosen category



  • Breakfast included
  • Gangneung-Seoul KTX train journey included (for the 17 night stays only)



Important information about your tour and visits:

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change.

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in 3* or 4* hotels, depending on the offer chosen, and spend two nights in a traditional house. 3* hotels offer excellent quality, but if you're looking for a bit more space and added comfort, opt for 4* hotels that will provide the perfect upgrade to make your stay truly exceptional.

Your hotels:

3* hotels:
Seoul: Seoul Nafore
Gyeongju: Doran Doran Guesthouse
Busan: Felix by STX
Jeju: Hi Jeju Hotel
Sokcho: World State Hotel
Gangneung: Gangneung Tourist Hotel

4* hotels:
Seoul: Mercure Hongdae (or similar)
Gyeongju: Traditional House
Busan: Felix by STX
Jeju: The First70 Hotel
Sokcho Sunrise Hotel
Gangneung: St. John's Hotel


If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply. 

Your dining choices

This is a bed and breakfast stay, except for nights in the traditional houses (where breakfast is not included). 

Your journey to South Korea


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destination

South Korea

South Korea transports you to a variety of captivating landscapes and a rich culture, whose temples and palaces are just stunning examples of a renowned heritage. Take time to explore this fascinating country that seamlessly blends centuries-old cultural traditions with the world's most futuristic and technologically modern cities. 


Follow your palate and tuck into famous South Korean cuisine, from steamy barbecue restaurants and iconic crispy fried chicken, to street food vendors serving local favourites. 


From the dramatic landscapes of the verdant countryside, dotted with traditional villages and the slower pace of rural living, to the glistening skyscrapers of the major cities, this country has much variety to offer its visitors. A year-round destination, South Korea's seasons showcase lush summers, autumn romance, a blanket of winter snow and the iconic cherry blossoms of spring.


A short flight to UNESCO Natural Heritage Site, Jeju Island, is worth the trip, with volcanic scenery, picturesque beaches, favourite surfs spots, and of course plenty of delicious local seafood!


Must-see destinations include foodie-paradise of ChuncheonBoseong green tea fieldsBulguksa Temple, Joseon Dynasty's spiritual capital Jeonju, and the epic mountainous landscapes of Seoraksan National Park. 

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.



Please note:

Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.

Schedules and prices are subject to change.

If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels or traditional lodges as per the itinerary (depending on the offer chosen)
  • Meals as per your itinerary
  • Two T-money cards with a top-up for 12 journeys per person per stay
  • Assistance throughout your stay 10 am - 8 pm via WhatsApp
  • Shared roundtrip airport transfers
  • Express train transfer Seoul - Gyeongju and Busan-Seoul
  • Express bus transfer Gyeongju - Busan
  • Domestic flights Busan - Jeju and Jeju - Seoul (13 and 17 night tours only)
  • Express bus transfer Seoul - Sokcho, intercity bus transfer Sokcho - Gangneung and express train transfer Gangneung - Seoul (17 night tour only)

Price does not include:

  • Individual insurance
  • Lunch and evening meals
  • Entrance fees for visits (unless guided)
  • Personal expenses
  • Intercity bus journey Daejeon-Gongju-Daejeon (to be purchased locally)
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the "price includes" section

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

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If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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