Historic and Contemporary Korea

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Length

12 Days

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Price

ON-GROUND PRICE PER STUDENT WITH ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE

Estimated program price: $4,370

Single Room Supplement – $770

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Dates

May 8 – 19, 2024

Program includes

• Roudtrip Airfare
• 10 Nights of Accommodation. *Students will be accommodated in hostels or 2-star hotels in triple and quadruple rooms (triples will be prioritize)
• All Ground Transportation
• Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
• Full Time Local Guide
• 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
• Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance
• 1 pass for Seoul city tour bus
• 2 passes for 2 day Busan city tour
• 1 way pass for 2 rides for the Blueline train in Busan
• KTX train ticket from Seoul-Gyeongju and Busan to Seoul
• Bus tickets from Gyeongju to Busan
• KRW50,000 worth T-money card for public transportation
• Round ticket for the Airport limousine bus
• Entrance tickets to : N Seoul tower observatory, Gyeongbokgung palace, Seodaemun prison hall, the 3rd tunnel(without monorail), Lotte World, Bulguksa temple, and dance class

NOT INCLUDED

International Airfare
Passport and Visa Fees (if applicable)
Single Room Upgrade Costs for Participants
Classroom/Meeting Space Not Specified
Optional Activities and Suggestions
Optional Travelers Insurance and/or CFAR/IFAR
Personal Expenses
Meals except for daily breakfast
Bus tour in Gyeongju

Program Highlights

• Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong & Ssamji street, Seodaemun Prison, History Hall, Seoul craft museum, Myeong-dong street tour, Cultural workshop, Gangnam tour and Hangang River

• Paju: DMZ tour, Imjingak / Bridge of Freedom / the 3rd infiltration tunnel and Dora observatory / Dorasan station

• Busan: Busan museum, Busan marine city, Dongbaekseom, Gwangalli beach, Hunlnyeoul culture village, Sky Observatory, Taejongdae, Oryudo skywalk, Haeundae Blueline park Mipo and Songjeong

• Gyeongju: Gyeongju National Museum, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Gyerim, Daereungwon, Cheonmachong, Ancient Tomb, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Tuesday, May 8

Depart Home for Seoul, S.Korea

 

DAY 2 – INCHEON/SEOUL – Wednesday, May 9

Arrive in Incheon Airport, S.Korea at 5:35 PM

Meet our guide and Airport airport limousine to Seoul (Bus number 6008)

Get off at Hi Seoul Youth Hostel and Check in

 

DAY 3 – SEOUL – Thursday, May 10

8AM Breakfast

9AM Meet our guide in the lobby

10AM – Gwanghwamun

Guard changing ceremony

Hanbok rental

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Bukchon Hanok Village

1PM – Lunch

Insadong & Ssamji street

3PM – Seodaemun Prison

History Hall

Seoul craft museum

5PM – Take City tour bus

5:30PM – Myeong-dong street tour

6PM – Welcome Dinner at Myeongdong

7:30PM – Namsan park(N Seoul Tower)

9PM – Back to Hotel

DAY 4 – SEOUL – Friday, May 11

8AM Breakfast

9AM Meet our guide in the lobby

Take Subway(Line 4)

10AM Visit National Museum of Korea

12PM Move to Jong-ro by subway

1PM Lunch at Ikseon-dong street

2PM Jong-ro historic tour

Take the Seoul city tour bus

‘Traditional culture course’

(The Blue House, Dongdaemun, etc)

6PM Dinner

7PM Back to Hotel

 

DAY 5 – SEOUL – Saturday, May 12

8AM Breakfast

9AM Meet our guide at the lobby

Take subway

10AM Cultural workshop (KPOP dance, Taekwondo, cooking, craft, etc)

12PM Nonhyun station by

Subway

Lunch at BTS’s favorite Yoojung Restaurant

2PM Gangnam tour

Hangang River

6PM Dinner

7PM Back to Hotel

DAY 6 – SEOUL/PAJU – Sunday, May 13

7AM Breakfast

7:30AM Meet our guide at the

lobby, Transfer to Paju

9AM Join DMZ tour

Imjingak / Bridge of Freedom / the 3rd infiltration tunnel

Dora observatory / Dorasan station

Group lunch provided

5PM Transfer to Seoul and back to hotel by subway

6PM Dinner

 

DAY 7 – SEOUL/GYEONGJU – Monday, May 14

7AM Breakfast

8AM Check out and transfer to Gyeongju

station by subway to take KTX train

10:30AM Arrival at Gyeongju station

Gyeongju National Museum

12PM Lunch provided

1PM -Cheomseongdae Observatory

Gyerim

Daereungwon

Cheonmachong

Ancient Tomb

4PM Snack

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

6PM Check in Hotel

7PM Dinner

 

 

DAY 8 – GYEONGJU/BUSAN – Tuesday, May 15

8AM Breakfast

9AM Meet our guide at the lobby and check out

10AM Bulguksa temple

11AM Take Express bus to Busan terminal

12PM Get off Busan terminal and drop the

luggage at the hotel (by taxi)

1PM Lunch

2PM Take Busan city tour bus Redline at Busan station

Busan museum

Busan marine city

Dongbaekseom

6PM

Gwangalli beach

Dinner

8PM Back to hotel

DAY 9 – BUSAN – Wednesday, May 16

8 AM Breakfast

9 AM Meet our guide at the lobby

10AM Busan city tour bus at Busan station :Green line

Hunlnyeoul culture village

Sky Observatory

Taejongdae

Oryudo skywalk

Transfer Redline to Haeundae

1PM Lunch

2PM Haeundae Blueline park Mipo

Dalmaji tunnel

Songjeong

6PM Dinner

8PM Back to Hotel

 

DAY 10 – BUSAN/SEOUL – Thursday, May 17

8AM Breakfast

9AM check out

10AM Busan KTX station

Drop your luggage at the station

Haedong Yonggungsa temple

1PM Lunch

Jagalchi fish market

Kukje market

3PM Take KTX train to Seoul

6PM Arrival at Seoul station

Transfer to Hotel and Check in

Dinner

 

DAY 11 – SEOUL – Friday, May 18

8AM Breakfast

10AM Meet our guide at the lobby

11AM Lotte World Theme Park

Lunch

4PM Byeol Madang Library by subway

6PM Hongdae street by subway

Farewell Dinner at Hongdae

8PM Back to Hotel

 

DAY 12 – SEOUL/INCHEON – Saturday, May 19

6:00AM Check-out and meet our guide

6:30AM Transfer to ICN airport by airport limousine

Arrival at the airport and check in procedure

Breakfast at the airport

Depart Seoul, S.Korea for Home

Program Closing

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

January 16th – Deposit #1 of $750 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association. 

February 15th – Deposit #2 of $1206 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association.  

March 15th – Deposit #3 of $1207 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association. 

April 15th – Deposit #4 of $1207 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association. 

Total Program Cost:  Estimated at $4,370*  (possibly less with strong enrollment)”

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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