Enchanting South Korea 8 Days

From  $2699  W/Air

Code: NHFSK08             

Seoul - Mount Seorak - Andong - Gyeongju



Ahn nyoung ha seh yo! At first glance, South Korea has the world’s 15th largest economy which is driven by its electronics manufacturing and exporting. To explore further, you will see South Korea as a nation offering an abundance of natural landscapes and outdoor adventures, a natural wonderland with temples and palaces that exhibits Korean dynamic culture and tradition. The coexistence of South Korean economic advancement and natural preservation is what make the country a fascinating and remarkable one.




Day 1: Canada -Seoul

Board an overnight flight to Seoul.



Day 2: Seoul

Arrive in Seoul. You will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.


                    




Day 3: Seoul - Mount Seorak (B, L, D)

Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to the many rare species found in the national park, Mount Seoraksan National Park is Korea’s most famous national park. This morning, tour Shinheungsa Temple and take the cable car to Gwonkeumseong Fortress to experience the beautiful natural landscapes on offer. Continue to Sokcho Fishing Village this afternoon.


                    




Day 4: Mount Seorak - Andong - Gyeongju (B, L)

This morning visit the traditional village of Andong, with its well preserved traditional houses and unique mask dancing performance. Later, travel to Gatbawi Shrine.


                    




Day 5: Gyeongju (B, L)

Today, explore the many archaeological sites and temples, royal tombs and monuments of Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient Shilla Kingdom. Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park, Gyeongju National Museum, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram Grotto Temple.


                    



Day 6: Gyeongju - Seoul (B, L)

This morning, visit Changdeokgung Palace, one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the Kings of the Jeoson Dynasty and Insadong, a street full of traditional Korean antiques and tea houses. Continue to Cheonggyecheon Stream and admire its unique beauty, before visiting Myeongdong, one of Seoul’s main commercial districts. Then visit a Korean Ginseng Centre to learn about Ginseng, which has existed for thousands of years to improve people’s overall health. This evening, experience the city’s best night view at Namsan Tower.

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Day 7: Seoul (B, L, D)

Visit North Korea’s 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) a 44 km drive northwest of Seoul. An entire infantry division can move through the tunnel in an hour. View North Korean territory including the Propaganda Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City, the old capital city of the Goryeo Kingdom from the Dora Observation Platform. Also visit Freedom Park, dedicated to the 5 million people who left their families and homes in North Korea. North Hall contains displays of North Korean lifestyle, and the Exhibition Hall houses old tanks and planes from the Korean War.


                    



Day 8: Seoul - Canada (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Incheon Airport for a flight to Canada.

Price Guide

• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation

• Airport taxes are all included

• Add on airfare from other cities:  

Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria $300,  Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St. John $400,  

Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city $300

• Single Supplement: $750

• Tour prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please check  with your travel agent or our website for the latest information 

• Land Only starting from $1599 pp, Shoulder and peak season surcharge may apply at designated departure dates.



Departure Dates   Price (double occupancy)CAD P,P
International flight included
Return Date Land Only Package Price
2019/08/01 2019/08/08 N/A CAD$2699
2019/08/13 2019/08/20 N/A CAD$2699
2019/08/15 2019/08/23 N/A CAD$2699
2019/08/22 2019/08/29 N/A CAD$2699
2019/08/29 2019/09/05 N/A CAD$3099
2019/09/11 2019/09/18 N/A CAD$2699
2019/10/03 2019/10/10 N/A CAD$2699
2019/10/31 2019/11/07 N/A CAD$2899
2019/11/07 2019/11/14 N/A CAD$2699
2020/03/14 2020/03/21 N/A CAD$2699
2020/03/21 2020/03/28 N/A CAD$2699
2020/03/28 2020/04/04 N/A CAD$2899
2020/04/04 2020/04/11 N/A CAD$3099
2020/05/02 2020/05/09 N/A CAD$2699
2020/05/16 2020/05/23 N/A CAD$2699
2020/05/30 2020/06/06 N/A CAD$2699
2020/06/13 2020/06/20 N/A CAD$2699
2020/06/27 2020/07/04 N/A CAD$2699
2020/07/24 2020/07/31 N/A CAD$2899
2020/08/14 2020/08/21 N/A CAD$2699
2020/09/04 2020/09/11 N/A CAD$2699
2020/09/19 2020/09/26 N/A CAD$2899
2020/10/03 2020/10/10 N/A CAD$3099
2020/10/17 2020/10/24 N/A CAD$2699
2020/10/31 2020/11/07 N/A CAD$2699
2020/11/07 2020/11/14 N/A CAD$2699
Single Supplements +CAD$750

Package Inclusions:

  • Economy class international airfares departing Toronto or Vancouver and airport taxes 
  • Hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Coach transportation
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s) service

Package Exclusions:

  • Tipping and gratuities prepaid in Canada: $80
  • Optional tour extensions
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated
  • Seoul Palace Hotel 5*

    www.seoulpalace.co.kr

    160, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

    Tele: +82-2-1330 

    Founded in June, 1982, Seoul Palace Hotel is a 5-star hotel located in Banpo, the heart of business and finance in Seoul. With its spacious guestrooms, homey yet high-tech executive lounge, and numerous convenience facilities, Seoul Palace Hotel provides guests with the ultimate experience in luxury and comfort. 

  • Commodore Hotel Gyeongju 4*

    www.commodorehotel.co.kr

    410-2, Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    www.commodorehotel.co.kr

    Located in the middle of the Bomun Tourist Complex in Gyeongju, Commodore Hotel has been in service for over 20 years. Its unique interiors and exteriors, influenced by Buddhism, regularly attract film makers and photographers. The hotel is also popular because of its location in Gyeongju, the ancient city full of historical treasures as the capital of the Silla Kingdom. In addition, popular promenades or hiking trails are located around Bomun Lake, just a five minute walk from the hotel.

  • The Grand Daegu Hotel 4*

    www.taegugrand.co.kr

    305, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu

    +82-53-742-0001

    The Grand Daegu Hotel is located in Beomeo-Dong, the heart of Daegu’s transportation networks and business operations. In addition to luxurious interior and high-tech conveniences, the hotel features 150 guest rooms, a Korean-Japanese restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, a buffet, saunas for men and women, a fitness center, and banquet halls for various occasions.


  • Inje Speedium Hotel & Resort 4*

    130 Sanghadap-ro, Girin-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Tele;+82 1644-3366


Japan Golden Route 8 Nights


General Check List
  • Passport with at more than 6 months validity.
  • Leave copies of your passport identification page, itinerary and insurance policy with friends or family.
  • For Canadian passport holder, you may stay at the following country visa free: South Korea (up to 90 Days and Japan (up to 90 Days).
  • Arrange for health and travel insurance.
  • Anticipate financial needs: local currency, US Dollars or Canadian Dollars (approx $400.00 USD or CAD)
  • Take care of health needs: vaccinations, prescriptions, medical certificates, supplies, extra eyeglasses.
  • If travelling with children, carry documentation proving your right to accompany them (consent letter, court order).
  • Register on-line with a Canadian government office abroad.
  • Prepare for your flight by carefully attending to luggage, documentation and airport security.
  • While abroad, keep receipts for purchases and make special arrangements for food, plants and animals brought back to Canada. Please check with Canadian Border service Agency for what is permitted to bring into Canada.
Check List for Travel Documents
  • Canada domestic and international airline tickets: you need to bring an E-Ticket Confirmation letter sent to you from Airlines or our agents.
  • Intra Asia Flight: Please get noted that most of Intra Asia Flight will be issued by our local offices and given to you by our local tour guides when they meet you in Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo. If they are issued in Canada, your agent should have given them to you along with your international air tickets and other tour documents. It is your responsibilities to make sure you have all tickets for Intra-Asia connections if you are travelling to more than one country. Please always feel free to consult with us if you are not sure about that.
  • Finalized Tour Itinerary with detailed Hotel Information and Emergency Contact Information of our local offices.
  • Passport with a visa issued on it if a visa is required for the country you are going to visit. You may need more than one visa if you are traveling to more than one country.
  • Hotel Vouchers (if applicable). If you have any side trip and have booked extra hotel rooms, please make sure you do not forget the hotel vouchers. You don’t need separate hotel vouchers if you travel with our group.
  • Nexus Holidays Badges and Nexus Holidays Luggage Tag. Any other service labels provided by our local partners.
  • Travel Insurance Certificate (if applicable).
Air Flights
  • Contact Airline concerned prior to leaving for the airport to confirm flight number and any possible schedule changes. Connecting passengers should verify, at the time of check-in, that luggage can be checked through to their North East Asia destination. For transpacific flights, you must check in at least three hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Nexus Holidays is not responsible for any missed connections and penalties/loss as a result. Note:
    ★ For transpacific flight, you must check-in three (3) hours prior to departure. For Domestic flight, you must check-in two (2) hours prior to departure. Please allocate enough time to clear through Airport security.
  • Should you lose or misplace your tickets while traveling, you should immediately notify the airline. In most cases they will have you complete a Lost Ticket Indemnity Form, and for a fee, issue replacement tickets.
  • If you miss you transpacific flights to North East Asia, or your flights are delayed, please contact your travel agent at the first time in order for us to inform our local offices and local partners right away.
  • If you would like to get an aisle seat or a window seat, we would be very happy to assist you by calling the airline. However, such seats cannot be guaranteed. You can also call your travel agent or call the airline directly to report your frequent flyer numbers. You will also have a chance to report it at airport check-in counter. If you would like to request a specific seat because of a medical condition, or a specific seat on Exit Row or Bulk Head seat, you should call the airline directly after your international tickets have been issued.
Electricity

The electrical current is 220V in Korea, 100V in Japan. Plugs and Outlets come in a variety of shapes. You are advised to bring along adapters and converters for your U.S. purchased appliances. Clients can borrow adapters and converters from Housekeeping at most hotels. Hair dryer and iron are readily available. Simply contact hotel housekeeping when you need them.

Temperatureback to top >

Japan weather throughout the four main islands that make up Japan is generally temperate, with four distinct seasons. The weather can get very hot during the summer months. June, July and August are hot and humid and after June the country experiences its wettest months. In the south winters are cool but sunny, but as one move further north temperatures drop and snow falls. The island of Hokkaido in the far north of Japan is bitterly cold in the winter, with snow guaranteed.

Tokyo has four distinct seasons, similar to New York. The summer months (June, July and August) are hot and sticky while winter can be freezing. Tokyo is best visited in spring or autumn.

Korea The climate in Korea is temperate with four very distinct seasons. Summers are very hot and humid, while in winter temperatures plummet to below freezing. Autumn and spring are the most comfortable seasons to visit South Korea. Most of the rain falls in summer during a monsoon season known as 'jangma'.

Seoul is classed as having a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but temperature differences between the hottest part of summer and the depths of winter are extreme. In summer the influence of the North Pacific high-pressure system brings hot, humid weather with temperatures soaring as high as 95°F (35°C) on occasion. In winter the city is topographically influenced by expanding Siberian high-pressure zones and prevailing west winds, temperatures dropping as low as 7°F (-13.7°C). The bitterly cold days tend to come in three-day cycles regulated by rising and falling pressure systems, however, bringing some relief. The most pleasant seasons in the city are spring and autumn, when azure blue skies and comfortable temperatures are a sure bet. The city experiences heavy rainfall, but most of it falls in the summer monsoon period between June and September.

Gratuities

Unless noted, Gratuities are usually not included in your tour cost. They are customary, and their purpose is to encourage and reward quality service. Our tour guides, drivers, hotel porters do their utmost to make the trip smooth and pleasant. Gratuities are a way of showing your appreciation and also constitute a large part of their monthly income.

  • The following gratuity guideline is introduced solely for the convenience of our group travelers (10 or more people in a group): Canadian 10 dollars per passenger per day (Includes National tour guide, Local Guide, Coach Driver and Porters).
  • Included Meals: gratuities are not expected
  • Outside Dining: service charge is included
Medical/Vaccinations

If you take prescription medication, be sure to bring enough to last the entire trip. Always carry medications in the original prescription container when traveling. Keep the medications with you and do not pack them in checked baggage.

Long-term travel overseas might cause tourists to develop stomach upset; a change in water, food, sleep habits and/or climate may all cause discomfort. Bring anti-diarrhea medications such as Imodium and Lomotil just in case.

Vaccinations are not mandatory for travel to with the exception of anyone traveling from or via an infected area.

For the latest overseas travel health information, please contact Foreign Affairs Canada by visiting their website for more information.

Water

Tap water is considered safe to drink in Japan and Korea. Bottled purified water and soft drinks are easily obtained at reasonable prices either in hotel or in grocery markets. Nexus Holidays provides one bottle of pure water for free to each group travelers every day. You will also find that your hotels offer boiled water to your room daily; with this boiled water you can safely make your own tea or drink directly. This is the similar case while you travel to other Southeast Asia countries.

Meals

Most of meals are included per itinerary. Breakfasts included on your tour are familiar American Breakfasts to give you a good start to the day. Lunches and Dinners are usually served in set menu family style and feature a variety of regional specialties. One beverage of your choice (beer, pure or mineral water and soda) is included per person per meal at no additional charge; Tea is usually complimentary.

Shopping

Shopping is always a part of the travel experience. Asia is known as bargain shoppers' paradise, offering a marvelous selection of arts and crafts such as jade, silk, rugs, cloisonné, ceramics, antique, painting, furniture and more. Purchasing an item in the area where it is "noted for" has proven to be the best value. Your National Tour Guide and Local Tour Guides will be glad to assist you with detailed shopping orientation. However, your tour guides might not be an expert on gemstones, porcelain, jade, paintings, etc., so if you intend to purchase items of this nature, please do some research before departing and have an idea of what you are looking for as well as the price you are prepared to pay. In addition, please carefully check the quality of the products, and always ask for a receipt with product descriptions.

When shopping it is wise to use credit card for large purchases. Retain all receipts. Purchase insurance for items that you have shipped. A supply of one dollar bills is very handy when shopping with street vendors. Always keep in mind that a purchase is between the buyer and the seller. Nexus Holidays and its staff are not involved in and are not responsible for any purchases you make during the trip, whether that merchant is part of the scheduled itinerary or not. It is also suggest learning what are Restricted and Prohibited by Canadian Border Services Agency.

Important Contact Numbers
Major Airline Contacts
Air China N. America 800-882-8122 China Eastern N. America 888-358-1582
Beijing 86-10-59281588 Beijing 021-95530
Seoul 82-2-7746886 Seoul 82-2-518-0330
Osaka 81-724-565128 Osaka 81-066448-5161
Tokyo 81-3-64280311 Tokyo 81-033506-1166
China Southern N. America 888-338-8988 United Airline N. America 800-864-8331
Guangzhou 020-95539 Seoul 82-2-751-0300
Seoul 82-2-775-9070 Osaka 81-3-6732-5011
Osaka 81-6-64486655 Tokyo 81-3-6732-5011
Tokyo 81-3-51578011    
Cathay Pacific N. America 800-268-8888 Korean Airline N. America 800-438-5000
Hong Kong 852 2747 3333 Seoul 1588-2001
Seoul 82 1644-8003 Osaka 0088-21-2001
Osaka 0120-46-3838 Tokyo 0088-21-2001
Tokyo 0120-46-3838    
Air Canada N. America 800-268-8888 Japan Airline N. America 800-525-3663
Seoul 82-2-3788-0100 Seoul 82-02-757-1711
Osaka 0570 014 787 Osaka 0570-025-121
Tokyo 0570 014 787 Tokyo 0570-025-121
       
All Nippon Air N. America 800-235-9262 Asiana Airline N. America 800-438-5000
Seoul 02-2096-5500 Seoul 82-2-2669-8000
Osaka 03-6741-1120 Osaka 81-6-6282-1888
Tokyo 06-7637-6679 Tokyo  
       


Canadian Embassy/Consulate
Seoul 82-2-3783-6000 21, Jeongdong-gil (Jeong-dong), Jung-gu Seoul, 100 - 120
Tokyo 03-5412-6200 7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-8503, Japan
Osaka 06-6681-0250 1-8-19 Hirabayashi Minami, Suminoe-ku
Osaka, 559-8550, Japan





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