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Cherry Blossom Festival in Korea

Incheon, Suwon, Jeonju, Gyeongju, Busan, Jinhae, Jeju, & Seoul

Itinerary, Departures, & Destinations

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner

Day 1** Mar 27 | Honolulu –> Incheon

We start our vacation by boarding an international flight for Seoul, the capital of South Korea.  Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.

Day 2**Mar 28 | Incheon – Suwon | (D)                   

We arrive at Incheon International Airport where an Air and Sea Travel representative will greet us and transfer us to our hotel.

**Hotel Accommodation: Novotel Ambassador Suwon or Similar 5* Hotel

Day 3**Mar 29 | Suwon – Jeonju | (B, L, D)                  

After breakfast, we proceed to the most celebrated village of Jeonju, an important tourist center famous for its Korean foods and historic traditional buildings.  In May 2012, Jeonju was chosen as a Creative City for Gastronomy as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.  This honor recognizes the city’s traditional home cooking handed down through generations over thousands of years, its active public and private food research, its system for nurturing talented chefs, and its hosting of distinctive local food festivals.  First, we will learn about the Korean people’s excellent cultural heritage at Hanji Museum (Korean Traditional Mulberry Paper).  As Korea’s first museum specializing in paper, it has an extensive collection of 3,000 artifacts and a data-base documenting the long history and superiority of Hanji (Korean paper).  We can have a DIY experience to make Korean Paper with wooden tools.  Tonight’s dinner will be a delicious Traditional Korean Full Course Meal.

**Hotel Accommodation: Lahan Hotels Jeonju or Similar 5* Hotel

Day 4**Mar 30 | Jeonju | (B, L, D)                                                             

After breakfast, we will take a tour to Hanok Village, the largest Korean Village with various traditional cultural facilities in the downtown area.  After that, we will participate and test our creative flair in Making Traditional Crafts such as Hapjukseon or Taegukseon (fans) along with visiting traditional tea shops and restaurants.  We also participate in Traditional Wedding Ceremony.  Everyone can wear Hanbok with accessories.  Jeonju is the birth place of Bibimbap (Rice with Vegetables & Meat).  In 2011, it was ranked 40th on the World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Travel.  Today, we will enjoy this excellent food for lunch.  After lunch, we proceed to the Traditional Wine Museum.  At the museum, we can have a close look at the different types of Korean traditional wine.  We will return to our hotel after dinner.

Day 5**Mar 31 | Jeonju – Gyeongju | (B, L, D)

This morning, we will drive to the century old historical Gyeongju City, the 1,000 year old Capital of the Silla Dynasty.  Upon arrival, we start our city tour in Gyeongju Historic Areas, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.  The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom.  The historic areas are also known as one of the largest outdoor museums in the world.  Then, we will visit Bulguksa Temple, also known as “The Buddhist Country Temple”.  Alongside the neighboring Seokguram Hermitage, Bulguksa Temple was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.  We will check-in to our hotel after dinner.

**Hotel accommodation: Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar 5*

Day 6**Apr 1 | Gyeongju – Busan | (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will move to Busan, South Korea’s second largest city after Seoul.  It is also the largest port city in South Korea and the world’s fifth busiest seaport by cargo tonnage.  First, we will visit the Yongdusan Dragon Head Park – it is called Yongdusan because the shape of the mountain resembles a dragon’s head emerging from the sea.  Then we will go to Busan Tower, a 120 meter tower that provides a stunning bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Busan, including islands and ships dotted in the distant seas.  Then, we will visit the Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in Korea and a popular “must-go” site for tourists in Busan.  The market is located beside Nampo Port which means the fish can be kept fresh and delivered quickly.  In the evening, we will dine on Pork Cutlet.

**Hotel accommodation: Avani Central Busan or Similar 5*

Day 7**Apr 2 | Busan – Jinhae –> Jeju Island | (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will transfer to Jinhae, famous for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival in South Korea and is the only place in the world where visitors can find more than 340,000 cherry blossom trees in one city.  The neighborhood turns white and pale pink during the annual cherry blossom festival period with the gentle breeze blowing about the petal-snowflakes. Let’s enjoy the spring in Korea and celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae.  We will then visit Jinhae Naval Academy which is open to the public only during the festival.  Afterward, we will enjoy our lunch featuring delicious Bulgogi Stew, a Korean dish that usually consists of grilled, marinated beef.  After lunch, we will fly to Jeju Island, also known as “Island of Gods”.  The volcanic island has scenic natural beauty, unique cultural traditions and a temperate climate.  From 2007, the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes were listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Korea.  Upon our arrival, we will check in to Lotte Hotel & Resort Jeju, a best 5 Star luxury resort hotel in Jeju.  During our stay, feel free to enjoy the four-season luxurious outdoor spa & garden in a romantic and fantastic atmosphere. Tonight’s dinner will be a delicious Ginseng Chicken Soup.

**Hotel accommodation: Lotte Hotel & Resorts Jeju or Similar 5*

Day 8 **Apr 3 | Jeju Island | (B, L, D)            

After breakfast, we will first Jusangjeolli Cliff, was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun. Then, we will visit Seongsan Sunrising Hill, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’.  It is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about five thousand years ago.  This volcanic crater offers some stunning views including one of the best sunrises Korea has to offer.  We can enjoy Fresh Abalone Stew, one of the best foods in Jeju for lunch today.  On the way to our next destination, we will stop by Yuchae (Canola) Flower Field and enjoy the picturesque springtime views of Jeju by walking by the deep-blue waters of the Seogwipo coastline and through seas of yellow canola flowers.  Afterwards, we will transfer to Woman Diver’s Museum.  The Jeju Haenyeo Museum documents the lives of the haenyeo female divers with photos of them and their daily activities.  It also has an observatory where we have an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a sculpture garden and a rest area.  We will transfer back to our luxury hotel, Lotte Jeju Resort, and enjoy our time there.  It is a world-class resort that enables one-stop provisions for accommodation, leisure, entertainment, and recreation.  There are many facilities such as a flower museum, animal experience farm, sports facility, shopping mall, and sports center.  The Casino is also famous as the background of the Korean TV series “All-In”.  We can try our luck here.  Tonight’s dinner will be a delicious Black Hair Pig.

Day 9**Apr 4 | Jeju Island — > Seoul | (B, L, D)           

Today, we can enjoy our time at the hotel until check-out.  After lunch, we will depart for the airport and fly back to Seoul.  We will check in at our hotel, and explore the city or enjoy free time on our own.

**Hotel accommodation: Lotte City Myeongdong or Similar 5*

Day 10**Apr 5 | Seoul – Nami Island – Seoul | (B, L, D)                   

This morning, we will transfer to Nami Island just 70 kilometers north-east from Seoul.  It is a popular, lovely, and romantic place for Koreans, especially during Spring when the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. Nami Island is often used as a filming site for well-known Korean dramas.  After a BBQ Chicken lunch, we will transfer to Seoul and go to Insadong Culture Street, one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul, representing the focal point of traditional Korean culture and crafts.  Our Farewell Dinner this evening will feature a Seafood Buffet.

Day 12**Apr 6 | Seoul — > Honolulu | (B)                             

In the morning, we will visit Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace Area, the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).  One of the largest of five palaces in Seoul, it has a 600 year history.  In here, we can experience the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony.  After that, we will head to our next shopping spot Namdaemun Local Market, the largest and oldest wholesale market in Korea.  This is known as the best place to shop for clothes, shoes, jewelry, shirts etc.  In the evening, we will transfer to the airport for our return flight home ending our fantastic journey in Korea.

We wish you a safe journey and with many wonderful memories to share with family and friends!

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Tour Package Includes:

  • Direct international flight from HONOLULU on Hawaiian Airlines
  • Domestic flight to Jeju Island
  • Deluxe 5* Hotels: Jeju Lotte Resort
  • 26 Meals & Admissions as Stated
  • Cherry Blossom Highlights – Seoul, Jeju & Busan
  • 1 Cherry Blossom City in Korea: Jinhae
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
    • Bulguksa Temple
    • Gyeongju Historic Areas
  • Hands on experience: Korean Paper-Fan Making
  • Traditional Korean Costumes
  • Lotte Jeju Resort Casino
  • Jagalchi Fish Market & Seafood Buffet
  • Shopping at Namdaemun and Insadong Cultural Street
  • Local Flavors: Korean Shabu Shabu, Pork Cutlet, Bulgogi, Ginseng Chicken,Bibimbap, Black Hair Pig, Abalone Stew, Dakgalbi & Andong Jjimdak
  • Gratuity for Tour Guides & Drivers

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Policy:

CHECK OR CASH PAYMENT ONLY.  A deposit of $ 350 per person is required at the time of application.  The balance of payment is due on Jan.16, 2022.  In case 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.

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Cancellation Policy:

Written notice is required for any cancellation.  After Jan.16, 2022, the cancellation fee will be as follow:

** Jan. 17 – Feb. 20, 2022, 50% of total price plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;

** From Feb.21, 2022 to the 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.

 

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Includes: Tax and fuel surcharge

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