- Mt. Seoraksan National Park
- Cheomseongdae Observatory
- DMZ Tour
- Jeju Island
This programme can be applied to the following subjects:
- Natural Sciences
- Global Citizenship
- Travel & Tourism
- Model UN
Hosting the winter olympics in 2018 has brought South Korea back into world focus and it's about time we say! There is so much to do in South Korea on so many fronts - the obvious cultural sites, but also the plentiful foodie experiences, geographical wonders and historical sites make South Korea a great choice if teaming up with more than one department in school.
Sample Korea Programme:
Day 1: Arrival In Seoul
Arrival at Incheon Airport, meet & greet by tour guide. Transfer to Seoul. Visit Seoul Tower to obtain the panoramic views of bustling Seoul. After dinner, hotel check in
Day 2: Seoul
Full day Seoul sightseeing with highlights; Pass by Gwanghwamun Square & Cheongwadae Presidential Blue House, Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, Insadong Antique Street, Namdaemun Market, Myeongdong Shopping District, Nanta Performance, Gyeongbokgung Palace: served as the main place of Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910). Insadong Antique Street: filled with art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique shops, traditional tea houses and restaurants. Namdaemun Market: the largest traditional market in Korea with various goods in store. Myeongdong: largely a commercial area being one of South Korea's main shopping and tourism districts.
Day 3: Seoul
After breakfast, drive to Yongin. Visit Korean Folk Village & Everland Amusement Park with free pass. Korean Folk Village: shows visitors to the past traditional life of Koreans. There are potters, weavers, blacksmiths, and other artisans who still practice their trades in traditional fashion. Everland: a large theme park boasting a zoo, snow sled, and botanical garden.
Day 4: Seoul – Sokcho
After breakfast, hotel check out. Depart for Sokcho and visit Mt. Seoraksan National Park (Gwongeumseong Peak by cable car, Sinheungsa Temple), Depohang Port, Mt. Seoraksan National Park: the most beautiful national parks in Korea, with towering granite peaks, lush green valleys, Buddhist temples, dense forests and clear streams. Daepohang Port: filled with raw fish restaurants and a live fish market
Day 5: Sokcho – Wonju – Andong
After breakfast, hotel check out. Move to Wonju and enjoy cultural experience of making Hanji( Traditional Paper) & Folk Craft. Transfer to Andong the home of Confucianism in Korea and visit Hahoe Folk Village a UNESCO heritage site. Hahoe Folk Village: a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and old tradition of clan-based villages.
Day 6: Andong – Gyeongju
After breakfast, hotel check out. Leave for Gyeongju, City of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Cultural Heritage of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC - AD 935); Bulguksa Temple, Folk Craft Village, Daereungwon Tumuli Park, Cheomseongdae Observatory. Bulguksa Temple: one of Asia’s finest Buddhist shrines & enlisted to UNESCO's Heritage. Daereungwon Tumuli Park: more than 20 large and small tombs from the Silla period. Cheomseongdae Observatory: the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia, and one of the oldest scientific installations on Earth.
Day 7: Gyeongju – Busan
Move to Busan and enjoy full day Excursion to Busan, Korea's Premier Port City. Street food & seafood Shopping at Nampodong street & Jagalchi Fish Market. Enjoy some free time at Haeundae Beach. Nampodong street & Jagalchi Fish Market: Korea's largest seafood market. Haeundae Beach: one of the most populated areas in the summer with people on their vacation.
Day 8: Busan - Jeju
After breakfast, hotel check out. Board a flight for Jeju Island; boasting a scenic beauties of beaches, waterfalls and cliffs. Arrive at Jeju, enjoy afternoon tour to Seongjsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak, Seongeup Folk Village, Olle Market. Seongsan Ilchulbong: a volcanic crater which is enlisted to UNESCO’s Natural Heritage. Seongeup Folk Village: a small town that holds a vast amount of Jeju traditional culture.
Day 9: Jeju
Full day Jeju tour - Western Part; Hallim Park, Hyeopje Beach, O Sulloc Tea Museum, Yongmeori Haean(Dragon Head Beach), Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff, Jungmun Tourist Shopping Complex. Hallim Park: consisting of botanical gardens, lava caves and folk village. Hyeopje Beach: white sand beach and the emerald-colored water. O Sulloc Tea Museum: can relax next to the green tea plantation. Jusangjeolli Cliff: the scenic rock pillars piled up along the coast.
Day 10: Jeju - Seoul
After breakfast, hotel check out. Board a flight and return to Seoul. Shopping at Dongdaemun Market, SM Duty Free B/D . Dongdaemun: Shopping Complex as a large shopping district composing of both traditional and modern markets.
Day 11: Seoul – DMZ – Seoul
After breakfast, hotel check out. Transfer to Imjingak and for DMZ Tour (The 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station). Return to Seoul and Free time at Itaewon street. DMZ : to understand the tragic history of Korea, which is presently divided into two countries by the Demilitarized Zone
Day 12: Seoul & Depart
Morning pick up & transfer to the Incheon airport. Board a flight for your departure
As standard in our quotes we include the following for this programme (based on our experience this just works best):
- Half Board Accommodation
- Activities as mentioned above
- All excursions
- Private transfers in destination
- Group travel Insurance
- Assistance of local in-destination partners on the ground
- 24 hrs emergency contact locally & in the UK
- Parents evening representation
- Glo-Ed Basic Travel Pack: Travel t shirts, lanyards, ID cards, wristbands
Whats not included
As standard in our quotes the following are not included but most can be added for a supplement:
- Flights (unless otherwise stated - please add to your quote form)
- Visas - please see your country's embassy or home office website
- Inoculations - as above
- Airport transfers in your country of origin
- Glo-Ed Travel Pack Premium: Everything in Basic, plus team travel hoodies, water purification/filtration bottle, Glo-Ed trucker hat, day pack, micro-fiber towel, sweatband, sanitizer, torch, sunscreen.
- Glo-Ed Luggage Bonanza: Canvas backpack, canvas holdall, bumbag/fannypack, rip wallet