B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
Day 1 (Jul. 16) | Honolulu –> Incheon, Seoul
Our vacation starts by boarding an international flight bound for Seoul, the capital and also the largest metropolis of South Korea. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2 (Jul. 17) | Incheon – Seoul
We arrive at Incheon International Airport where an Air and Sea Travel representative will greet us and transfer us to our hotel.
Hotel Accommodation: Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong or Similar Hotel
Day 3 (Jul. 18) | Seoul | (B, L)
After breakfast, we will start our tour filled with South Korea’s culture. Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace, the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) is one of the largest of five palaces in Seoul with a 600 year history. National Folk Museum of Korea, a national museum of South Korea, is located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace and uses replicas of historical objects to illustrate the history of traditional life of the Korean people. Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean village in Seoul with a long history sits on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The village is composed of many alleys and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. We will also have an enjoyable time trying on Hanbok (traditional costume). After lunch, we will transfer to Starfield Library. This spellbinding book-filled hall is located in the largest underground shopping center in Asia, COEX Mall, and holds more than 50,000 titles. Next, we will visit SMTOWN@coexartium. SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. is Korea’s largest entertainment company. This label is home to prominent K-pop artists such as EXO, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, and Red Velvet. Today, we will learn the K-pop Culture, and understand why the entertainment industry has become the biggest and most popular industry in South Korea. After we have dinner on our own, we will transfer back to the hotel.
Day 4 (Jul. 19) | Seoul | (B, L)
Tteok is a variety of Korean rice cakes formed with steamed flour made of various grains, including glutinous or non-glutinous rice. Today, we will start our tour with Tteok DIY in Tteok Museum, a museum specializing in Korean cutlery. Today’s lunch is Korean BBQ. Afterward, we will transfer to Dongdaemun. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also called the DDP, is a major urban development landmark in Seoul. Dongdaemun Market, is a large commercial district with traditional markets and shopping centers. It is a popular shopping and tourist destination that has been designated a ‘Special Tourism Zone’ since 2002. We can enjoy shopping and our own dinner here. Tonight, we will enjoy an innovative art performance “The Painters HERO”, with mind-blowing skills of live drawing and incredible visual effects filled with a witty blend of mime, dance and comedy right before your eyes.
Day 5 (Jul. 20) | Seoul | (B)
Today, we will spend the entire day in Lotte World. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink, different kinds of parades, a folk museum, a lake, accommodations, department stores, and more. The park is divided into Lotte World Adventure, a world themed indoor area, and Magic Island, an outdoor area next to Seokchonhosu Lake. You can enjoy watching parades, numerous films, laser shows, and tasting a variety of international cuisines year-round.
Day 6 (Jul. 21) | Seoul | (B)
Enjoy today at leisure.
Day 7 (Jul. 22) | Seoul | (B, L, D)
Today, we will have a half day tour to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the boundary that divides North and South Korea. The armistice that put a halt to the Korean War (1950-1953) divided the Korean Peninsula into South and North Korea. The two sides are separated by the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, running along the 38th parallel north. In accordance with the ceasefire, the DMZ serves as a buffer zone between South and North Korea to prevent direct military collisions. It spans between the Southern and Northern limit lines. The Southern Limit Line extends from Imjingang River in the west to Dongho-ri in the east. From the Military Demarcation Line, the South and the North created a buffer zone of two kilometers on each side. Because of the high risk of military conflicts in the area, a phase line was established to control civilian access. Such restrictions, which have been in place for the last fifty years, have helped keep the area in pristine condition. As a result, the DMZ is also a unique natural ecosystem that is globally acknowledged for its ecological value. After lunch, we will proceed to Insadong Cultural Street, one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul. It represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insadong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea.
**Please bring your passport for DMZ program.
Day 8 (Jul. 23) | Seoul –> Honolulu | (B)
After breakfast, we will relax and spend some time doing last minute shopping at Myeongdong, a huge pedestrian marketplace with lots of shopping in the heart of Seoul. In the evening, we will transfer to the airport for our return flight home ending our fantastic journey in Korea.
CHECK OR CASH PAYMENT ONLY. A deposit of $350 per person is required at the time of application. The balance of payment is due 70 days prior to departure. In the event balance of payment is not made within the required time period, Air and Sea Travel Center reserves the right to cancel reservations and charge a cancellation fee.
Written notice is required for any cancellation. $350 deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 70 days before departure.
Within 70 days before departure, the cancellation fee will be as follow:
** 69-31 days prior departure, 50% of total price plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;
** 30 days prior to departure or withdrawing during the tour shall be regarded as willingly giving up all rights concerned, 100% of total price, and request for other services as a substitute shall not be accepted. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance when you make a reservation.
Price from: $2,588.00
Includes: Tax and fuel surcharge
(SINGLE SUPP: $650)