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Terms of Europamundo: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet. Includes arrival transfer City tour in: TOKYO, SEOUL Boat: Tokyo in TOKYO Evening transfer: Shinjuku in Tokyo in TOKYO Transfer: Myeongdong quarter in Seoul in SEOUL Ticket admission: Metro, Metropolitan Tower in Tokio in TOKYO, Cave of Akiyoshido, Nanzoin Temple in AKIYOSHIDAI, Yongdusan Park, U.N. Memorial and Doosan Haeundae in Busan in BUSAN, Beomeosa Temple in Busan in BUSAN, Hyundai Motors plant in Ulsan in ULSAN, Bulguska Temple, Grotto of Seokguram, the Tomb of King Munmu in Gyeongu in GYEONGJU, the traditional medicine market in Daegu in DAEGU, the Mask Museum and traditional village in Hahoe in HAHOE, Metro in SEOUL, Changdeokgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, War Memorial, Trickeye Museum in Seoul in SEOUL Ferry: Fukuoka- Busan in FUKUOKA High speed train: Tokyo- Hiroshima in HIROSHIMAAirfare not included Visa charges are additional. Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral/bottled water, food and drink not in the regular menus provided by us, mini bar and telephone calls. Any other items not mentioned in the Inclusion City bed taxes if applicable as per the city of visit. Expenses which are personal in nature tips, Laundry, drinks etc. Extras in hotels, optional activities, and usually drinks during meals. Government Service tax 5.0 %
Day 1 : Tokyo
Welcome to Japan! Transfer by coach (SHUTTLE BUS) to hotel. 18H00.- Meeting with guide. Late in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to this fascinating country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku district and see the crowds of people who use this modern and efficient collective transport system. The visit includes an ascent to the METROPOLITAN TOWER, which has a wonderful view of the city from the 45th floor. Then we will take a walk around an hour to the restaurant. Shinjuku is one of the most important nightlife districts. Dinner included and return to hotel by metro with our guide. NOTE: This visit may take place on the day of arrival or after the panoramic city tour next day, depending on the passenger flight arrival times.
Day 2 : Tokyo
In the morning, we take part in a 5-hour trip with our guide to see this amazing city, with its hustle and bustle and extremely modern districts that coexist with quiet, peaceful areas. We will pass near the walls and gardens of the Imperial Palace and visit the Shinto shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, and their spirits. In Yasukuni Jinja shrine we will have the chance to reflect on peace in this shrine, built in remembrance of the 2.5 million Japanese citizens who lost their lives in World War II. Passengers who wish to do so can visit the War Museum. We will pass through the district of Akihabara, the âelectric townâ with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture and then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. We will also visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. Then we will have some free time to visit the traditional commercial district of Asakusa. Lunch included. Free time in the afternoon.
Day 3 : Hiroshima
Today, we will take the BULLET TRAIN to HIROSHIMA, travelling the 800 km between both cities in just over four hours. From here we go to Miyajima, where we take a ferry to ITSUKUSHIMA, the island where men live alongside the Godsm, with its shrine dedicated to the guardian of the seas, built partially on the sea. Time to explore the temple, stroll through the pretty centre and have lunch. We continue to HIROSHIMA, the city that is sadly famous for the atomic bomb that fell on it in 1945, destroying the city completely. We will visit the peace memorial, the bomb dome and the impressive Peace Memorial Museum. Dinner included.
Day 4 : Fukuoka
We leave for an extremely attractive region: the karst plateau of AKIYOSHIDAI. Here, we will visit the cave of Akiyoshido, the largest cave in Japan, with its surprising rock formations and the waterfall inside the cave. Lunch included. Afterwards we carry on to the island of Kyushu (the third largest island in Japan) to see the Giant Buddha, with a length of 41 metres and a weight of 300 tons, at the NANZOIN temple. Note: Sometimes, the entry may not allowed for groups at this temple. In such cases we will visit the Tocho-Ji Temple, where is located the largest seated wooden buddha in Japan, or the eighth-century Kushida Shrine. Both temples are in Fukuoka.We then continue to FUKUOKA, the largest city on the island, bustling with life and activity. Free time in Momochi, to admire its futurist architecture and beaches, followed by a visit to Yatai, and its food stands.
Day 5 : Busan
We set out early for the port where we embark on the fast ferry that takes us to Korea in three hours. BUSAN, arrival and border formalities. This is the second most important city in Korea, and bustling with life. We will visit this countryâs largest fish market which is located near Port of Nampo. Free time to visit the fish market and have lunch included at one of its popular restaurants, and from there, we walk to Yongdusan Park with its huge 120-metre high pagoda. Then we visit the United National Memorial with its cemetery with the graves of people from many different countries. After the visit, we will spend time in the fantastic Doosan Haeundae complex, with its skyscrapers that are more than 300 metres high and its marina.
Day 6 : Daegu
We visit BEOMEOSA, a magnificent temple in the mountains outside Busan, originally built in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 18th century. After the visit, we travel to ULSAN, where we will visit Ganjeolgot Park, located in the easternmost point of the Korean Peninsula. We will also visit Daewangam Park, a maritime park located on the East coast considered one of the largest pine forests in the country. We visit the impressive HYUNDAI motor plant (the fifth largest automobile manufacturer in the world). Afterwards we head for GYEONGU, the oldest Korean capital with 992 years of history and ruled by 56 monarchs. We will visit one of the many tombs of the monarchs that are located there, as well as Bulguska Temple and the Grotto of Seokguram, both World Heritage Sites. Lunch included. Our next stop is DAEGU, the fourth largest city in Korea.
Day 7 : Seoul
We visit Daegu, the traditional medicine market, where different herbs are sold, and in particular, ginseng, and the Museum of Oriental Medicine. Afterwards, we travel through attractive scenery to BYEONGSANSEOWON, an ancient Confucius Institute, filled with peace. Then we visit HAHOE, a traditional village and World Heritage Site, where we will visit the fantastic Mask Museum and have free time to stroll through the streets of this rural site where time appears to have stopped. Lunch included. In the afternoon, we travel to SEOUL where we will stop at LOTTE WORLD TOWER, an impressive building with a height of 550 metres. Free time for a strolls (travellers can climb the tower or stroll through the park or the luxury shopping centres). Arrival at our hotel in Seoul at approximately 8pm.
Day 8 : Seoul
Today we will have 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. Lastly, we will visit the Trickeye Museumâ¦ to see and laugh at some of the most surrealistic and craziest photos you will see during your trip. Lunch included. Free time in the afternoon.
Day 9 : Seoul
After breakfast, end of our services.
|Package cost||3 Star|
|Per Person(min 2 pax required)||230582|
|Destination||No of Nights||3 Star|
|Tokyo||2||Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza / similar hotels|
|Hiroshima||1||Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima / similar hotels|
|Fukuoka||1||Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel / similar hotels|
|Busan||1||ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre / similar hotels|
|Daegu||2||Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square / similar hotels|
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