9 or 12 days
Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju, extension to Jeju | SKD

As you make your way from South Korea’s metropolitan capital to its picturesque seaside villages, you’ll find that tradition blends into modern-day culture around every turn.

See how bustling downtowns like Myeongdong Street in Seoul and BIFF Square in Busan balance ancient temples and artifacts from the Silla kingdom in Gyeongju.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to South Korea

  • Day 2: Seoul

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Seoul | Busan

    Take a Bullet Train to Busan

    Visit Gamcheon Culture Village

    Travel to the Haeundae Area

    Take a Beach Train from Mipo to Cheongsapo

    Visit the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

    Relax on Haeundae Beach

  • Day 4: Busan | Gyeongju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Busan

    Visit BIFF Square

    Visit Busan Tower

    Visit the Jagalchi Fish Market

    Travel to Gyeongju

    Visit Gyeongju National Museum

    Catch a Glimpse of Cheomseongdae

    Visit Tumuli Park

    Walking Tour of Hwangridan Street

  • Day 5: Gyeongju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Gyeongju

    See Seokguram Grotto

    Visit Bulguska Temple

    Visit Anapji Pond

  • Day 6: Gyeongju | Seoul

    Train from Gyeongju to Seoul

    Participate a Korean Cooking Class

    Visit the Bukchon Hanok Village 

    Visit the War Memorial of Korea

  • Day 7: Seoul

    Take a tour of Seoul

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • A Guard Changing Ceremony
    • National Folk Museum

    Visit Jogyesa Temple

    Walking Tour of Insadong

    Walking Tour of Namdaemun Market

    View Seoul from the top of N Seoul Tower 

    Free Time in Seoul

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Add this in-depth excursion:

    Add this in-depth excursion:

    Learn all about Taekwondo in the country this highly recognizable martial art originates from.  Learn from professional instructors and discipline your body and mind as you learn principal moves like jireugi (first strike), makgi (defence), chagi (kick), and jjikgi (strike). 

  • Day 8: Seoul

    Free Time in Seoul

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

    Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

    Take a full-day tour to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (better known as the DMZ). This 150-mile long demarcated military area separates North and South Korea. Learn about Korea’s complicated internal struggle as you visit notable sites including the Third Tunnel—one of four tunnels underneath the border.

    Walking Tour of Myeongdong Street

    Enjoy a Nanta Performance

  • Day 9: Depart for Home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Seoul • Jeju

    Fly from Seoul to Jeju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Jeju

    Visit Samseonghyeol

    Visit the Folklore and Natural History Museum

    Explore Yongduam Rock

    Walking Tour of Dongmun Traditional Market

  • Day 10: Jeju

    Hike Seongsan Ilchulbong

    Visit the Haenyeo Museum

    Visit Manjanggul Cave

    Visit Seongup Folk Village

    Enjoy a Candle Making Workshop

  • Day 11: Jeju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Jeju

    Visit the O'Sulloc Tea Museum

    See the Yongmeori Coast

    See Jusangjeolli Cliff

    See Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

    See Yakcheonsa Temple

    See Camellia Hill Botanical Garden

    Walking Tour of Gwakji Beach

  • Day 12: Jeju • Seoul • Depart for Home

    Fly from Jeju to Seoul

    Depart for Home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to South Korea

  • Day 2: Seoul

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Seoul | Busan

    Take a Bullet Train to Busan

    Visit Gamcheon Culture Village

    Travel to the Haeundae Area

    Take a Beach Train from Mipo to Cheongsapo

    Visit the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

    Relax on Haeundae Beach

  • Day 4: Busan | Gyeongju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Busan

    Visit BIFF Square

    Visit Busan Tower

    Visit the Jagalchi Fish Market

    Travel to Gyeongju

    Visit Gyeongju National Museum

    Catch a Glimpse of Cheomseongdae

    Visit Tumuli Park

    Walking Tour of Hwangridan Street

  • Day 5: Gyeongju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Gyeongju

    See Seokguram Grotto

    Visit Bulguska Temple

    Visit Anapji Pond

  • Day 6: Gyeongju | Seoul

    Train from Gyeongju to Seoul

    Participate a Korean Cooking Class

    Visit the Bukchon Hanok Village 

    Visit the War Memorial of Korea

  • Day 7: Seoul

    Take a tour of Seoul

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • A Guard Changing Ceremony
    • National Folk Museum

    Visit Jogyesa Temple

    Walking Tour of Insadong

    Walking Tour of Namdaemun Market

    View Seoul from the top of N Seoul Tower 

    Free Time in Seoul

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Add this in-depth excursion:

    Add this in-depth excursion:

    Learn all about Taekwondo in the country this highly recognizable martial art originates from.  Learn from professional instructors and discipline your body and mind as you learn principal moves like jireugi (first strike), makgi (defence), chagi (kick), and jjikgi (strike). 

  • Day 8: Seoul

    Free Time in Seoul

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

    Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

    Take a full-day tour to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (better known as the DMZ). This 150-mile long demarcated military area separates North and South Korea. Learn about Korea’s complicated internal struggle as you visit notable sites including the Third Tunnel—one of four tunnels underneath the border.

    Walking Tour of Myeongdong Street

    Enjoy a Nanta Performance

  • Day 9: Depart for Home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Seoul • Jeju

    Fly from Seoul to Jeju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Jeju

    Visit Samseonghyeol

    Visit the Folklore and Natural History Museum

    Explore Yongduam Rock

    Walking Tour of Dongmun Traditional Market

  • Day 10: Jeju

    Hike Seongsan Ilchulbong

    Visit the Haenyeo Museum

    Visit Manjanggul Cave

    Visit Seongup Folk Village

    Enjoy a Candle Making Workshop

  • Day 11: Jeju

    Tour Director Led Sightseeing of Jeju

    Visit the O'Sulloc Tea Museum

    See the Yongmeori Coast

    See Jusangjeolli Cliff

    See Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

    See Yakcheonsa Temple

    See Camellia Hill Botanical Garden

    Walking Tour of Gwakji Beach

  • Day 12: Jeju • Seoul • Depart for Home

    Fly from Jeju to Seoul

    Depart for Home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers (internal flights with extension); comfortable motorcoach; 2 bullet train rides

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Dinner on arrival day; breakfast and dinner on Days 3–8 (and Days 9–11 with extension); lunch on Day 6; breakfast on departure day

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (5 with extension); 4 walking tours (6 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Gamcheon Culture Village; Cheongsapo; Haedong Yonggungsa Temple; Haeundae Beach; BIFF Square; Busan Tower; Jagalchi Fish Market; Gyeongju National Museum; Cheomseongdae; Tumuli Park; Seokguram Grotto; Bulguksa Temple; Anapji Pond; Korean cooking class; Bukchon Hanok Village; War Memorial of Korea; Gyeongbokgung Palace; National Folk Museum of Korea; Jogyesa Temple; N Seoul Tower; Nanta performance; (with extension: Samseonghyeol; Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum; Yongduam Rock; Seongsan Ilchulbong; Haenyeo Museum; Manjanggul Cave; Seongeup Folk Village; candle-making workshop; O’Sulloc Tea Museum; Yongmeori Coast; Jusangjeolli Cliff; Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls; Yakcheonsa Temple; Camellia Hill Botanical Garden)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

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