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Day 1 : Welcome to Korea! You will transfer to the hotel from the airport in group transport.
Later in the afternoon, we are going to begin our tour of this fascinating country with a visit to the tsunami shaped City Hall. In front of the City Hall, we will also see the Deoksugung Palace, which is lit up at night and which allows us to appreciate the tradition and modernity of this country. On foot, we will then go from here to the district of Myeongdong, the largest and busiest shopping area in Korea. Its name means “brilliant tunnel”. Dinner included in a local restaurant.
Day 2 : Seoul
Today we include a tour of the city of Seoul lasting five hours. We will see Changdeokgung Palace. This is a World Heritage Site formed by a group of palaces inside a large park. After the visit, we will go to Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional historical neighbourhood with tiny houses. Then we pay a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace, an impressive palace that is 600 years old, where we will see the Changing of the Guard ceremony (if scheduled). Afterwards we will visit the War Memorial, an impressive war museum that tells of the different conflicts suffered by Korea during its history, particular the Korean War with the United Nations in which soldiers from many different countries took part. To finish, we stop at Lotte World Tower, an impressive 550 m building where there will be time to climb the tower or stroll in the park or around the luxury shopping centres. Lunch included in a local restaurant. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 : Jeonju
Our next stop is the city of Suwon, former capital of Korea, a World Heritage Site famous for its walls. We will see the impressive fortifications of the city and visit Hwaseong Haenggung, the imperial summer palace. Before leaving this city, we will stop at the Samsung Innovation Museum to learn about the history of this famous technological company. Then we continue to Jeonju, where we will see its fascinating old town (Hanok Village), with its tiny houses, traditional shops and art galleries. Lunch included in a local restaurant. Note: The visit to the Samsung Innovation Museum is not always guaranteed. In case it is not possible, Samsung D´Light will be visited instead.
Day 4 : Busan
Travel through towering mountains as you make your way to Haeinsa, a Buddhist temple built in the year 802 where we discover the Tripitaka, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts engraved on 80,000 blocks of wood. We will visit the temple and the museum on the Tripitaka. We go on to Daegu where we see the market of traditional medicines with its different herbs, and especially ginseng, and the Museum of Oriental medicine. Lunch included. In the afternoon we travel to Haedong Yonggung, a 14th century Buddhist temple located by the sea. Then on to Busan.
Day 5 : Shimoneski
We are in the second largest city in Korea, Busan. We see the memorial to the United Nations with its cemetery were people from numerous countries are buried. Then on to the fantastic Doosan Haeundae complex with its skyscraper and sports marina. We approach the largest fish market in the country, which is alongside Nampo port. Lunch included. Then we walk from there to Yongdusan Park with its immense 120 m pagoda. At night you will take the ferry crossing the Sea of Japan in double cabins with bathroom.
Day 6 : Hiroshima
We dock at the port of Shimonoseki at 08.00hrs (breakfast not included) and cross the border. We then depart for Iwakuni, a small city where we will stop to admire the beautiful historic Kintai-Kyo Bridge. We then continue to Miyajimaguchi where we take a ferry to Miyajima, the island “where men and Gods live together in peace”, known for the Itsukushima Shrine dedicated to the guardian of the seas, built partly over the sea. Here we have time to visit the temple, stroll through its attractive centre and have lunch. Then we continue to Hiroshima, where tragedy struck as an atomic bomb fell in 1945, which destroyed the whole city. We will visit the Peace Memorial Park, the atomic bomb dome and the impressive Peace Memorial Museum. Dinner included.
Day 7 : Hiroshima
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel marking the end of our services.
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