12 day South Korea tour with Singapore stopover and flights

Including return Cathay Pacific flights, all accommodation including a stopover in your choice of Hong Kong or Singapore, selected meals, dedicated coach transportation, English speaking tour guide throughout and more.

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  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
  • 12 day South Korea tour with Hong Kong or Singapore stopover and flights
 

Highlights

 

The best of both worlds – the excitement of big cities and tranquillity of rural villages – awaits on a 12 day South Korea tour with your choice of a Hong Kong or Singapore stopover

Seoul is your first touchpoint with South Korea. This incredible metropolis is the ultimate melting pot of the contemporary and cutting-edge, and the traditional and historic. Journey from Seoul into the beautiful landscape that makes up Seoraksan National Park, an area beloved for its sweeping panoramas, craggy cliffs and tree-blanketed mountains. Learn about how the residents of Sokcho Fishing Village fled from North Korea during the Korean War, and also visit both Shinheungsa Temple and the ruins at Gwongeumseong Fortress while on this daytrip. 

Admire the heritage architecture in Andong and discover more about this village’s association with the famed Pungsan Ryu clan. Dig into the fascinating culture of Mabijeong Mural Village in Daegu city, and savvy shoppers can hunt down souvenirs, knick-knacks and mementoes in the Dongseongno district. Take the eye-opening journey into the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) and see the North Korea 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, as well as Peace Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City from the vantage point offered by the Dora Observation Platform. 

Return to Seoul and hit the pavement to see the city’s best sights: the Blue House, the residence of President Cheong Wa Dae; Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty; Insa-dong, a district brimming with cosy teahouses, museums and traditional restaurants; Korean Folk Village; and finally, Seoullo 7017, a glorious skypark that sits atop a former highway overpass. You then bid goodbye to South Korea and fly to either Hong Kong or Singapore for an extended end-of-trip stopover. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Seoul

Make your way to the airport and check in for your flight to South Korea!

Please note: some flights may depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul 

Welcome to South Korea! Your flight lands in Seoul, the capital of this incredible country. Meet your airport transfer once you have cleared customs and immigration and picked up your luggage. 

Day 3: Seoul – Seoraksan National Park – Sokcho (B, L, D)

Your first excursion of your South Korea holiday takes you to Seoraksan National Park, but you will pass through Sokcho Fishing Village along the way. The village’s population is largely made up of migrants originally from Hamgyeong Province in North Korea; this group fled during the Korean War. Today, the village is also beloved for its seafood and excellent local cuisine. After seeing the village, the group continues to the region surrounding Mt Seorak, a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District and home to an array of rare flora and fauna. The area is also the location of Mount Seoraksan National Park, the most famous park in South Korea. Following your time in the park there is a tour of Sinheungsa Temple and a cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress to see the castle ruins and sweeping views. Your tour guide will meet you afterwards and drive you to the hotel in Sokcho.

Day 4: Sokcho – Mt. Seoraksan – Andong – Daegu (B, L)

Take breakfast at the hotel and then depart for Daegu. You will visit Andong as a pitstop along the way. This riverfront city is most well-known for its traditional architecture, unique mask dancing performances and as being the home of the Pungsan Ryu clan. Your next destination is Mabijeong Mural Village, located in Daegu. Get a taste of the village’s interesting culture and shopping opportunities, and also peruse the stores that line the streets of Dongseongno, a buzzing city district. 

Day 5: Daegu – Gyeongju (B, L)

The group makes it way to Gyeongju where you will enjoy a guided tour upon arrival. This activity sees you take in some of the city’s important archaeological sites and temples, and then it is on to Cheomseongdae, an astronomical observatory that was built between 632 and 647 AD. Next on the agenda is Gyeongju National Museum, where you will be able to see stone relics from the Silla kingdom. Visits to Bulguska Temple and Seokguram Grotto are up next; both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are Buddhist temples housing pagodas, bridges and religious iconography. The last stop on today’s agenda is the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond located in Gyeongju National Park. These sites made up a palace complex used by the ancient Silla rulers. The palace sits in the centre of the artificial pond and is flanked by three small islands – it makes for beautiful photos! Your guide will then take you to the hotel and you have this evening as leisure time. 

Day 6: Gyeongju – Seoul (B, L)

A unique experience today: visiting the North Korea 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, which is located within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). This site is found just 44 kilometres outside of Seoul and has capacity for an entire infantry division to move through its passage in an hour. You will learn more about the Korean War when you go to Imjingak’s Unification Park and North Korea Center. From the viewing deck at Dora Observation Platform you will be able to look into a small part of North Korea, seeing Peace Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City (also known as Kaesong). Gain further understanding about North Korean life from the displays at North Hall and see armoury used during the Korean War at Exhibition Hall. You then return to Seoul.

Day 7: Seoul (B,L,D)

Take to the streets of Seoul after having breakfast at the hotel. The South Korean capital is an electric city and is one of Asia’s most exciting metropolises. The first stop of the day is the Blue House, the official residence of South Korean President Cheong Wa Dae. Move to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon dynasty, and then a local amethyst store. Head to Insa-dong, a lively Seoul neighbourhood that is most well-known for its main street, which is lined with teahouses, restaurants and shops selling traditional Korean wares. Learn more about the Joseon Dynasty at the Korean Folk Village (also referred to as Bukchon Hanok Village) and cap off the day at Seoullo 7017, a loftily-perched sky garden that was built atop an old highway overpass. Tonight is your final evening in South Korea. 

Day 8: Seoul – airplane-takeoff – Hong Kong (B)

An airport transfer picks you up after breakfast and takes you to Seoul’s Incheon Airport for the flight to Hong Kong. You will be met by transfer upon your arrival and taken to your 5-star Hong Kong accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours; use it to become acquainted with this incredible city!

Day 9: Hong Kong (B)

Get to know Hong Kong by setting out on a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island this morning. You will travel up the island’s famed Victoria Peak by Peak Tram and have ample opportunity to admire the panorama that sweeps across sampans, houseboats and the skyscraper-dotted cityscape. Next the tour takes you to Stanley Market for shopping and sampling of local foods, and then finally Aberdeen Fishing Village, a spot famous for its seafood and floating restaurant. 

Day 10: Hong Kong (B)

You have an entire day as free time to uncover the joys of Hong Kong however you like. Some of the island’s most popular to-dos with visitors include Hong Kong Disneyland, Ladies Market, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Temple Street Night Market and the Avenue of Stars. You might hop between local flea markets and high-end boutiques if you’re on the hunt for souvenirs, or you might make a beeline straight for the city’s famous hawker centres and thoroughfares lined with street food vendors. 

Day 11: Hong Kong – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer will pick you up at the appropriate time and take you to the airport, so you can catch your return flight home to Australia.

Day 12: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Seoul

Make your way to the airport and check in for your flight to South Korea!

Please note: some flights may depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul 

Welcome to South Korea! Your flight lands in Seoul, the capital of this incredible country. Meet your airport transfer once you have cleared customs and immigration and picked up your luggage. 

Day 3: Seoul – Seoraksan National Park – Sokcho (B, L, D)

Your first excursion of your South Korea holiday takes you to Seoraksan National Park, but you will pass through Sokcho Fishing Village along the way. The village’s population is largely made up of migrants originally from Hamgyeong Province in North Korea; this group fled during the Korean War. Today, the village is also beloved for its seafood and excellent local cuisine. After seeing the village, the group continues to the region surrounding Mt Seorak, a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District and home to an array of rare flora and fauna. The area is also the location of Mount Seoraksan National Park, the most famous park in South Korea. Following your time in the park there is a tour of Sinheungsa Temple and a cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress to see the castle ruins and sweeping views. Your tour guide will meet you afterwards and drive you to the hotel in Sokcho.

Day 4: Sokcho – Mt. Seoraksan – Andong – Daegu (B, L)

Take breakfast at the hotel and then depart for Daegu. You will visit Andong as a pitstop along the way. This riverfront city is most well-known for its traditional architecture, unique mask dancing performances and as being the home of the Pungsan Ryu clan. Your next destination is Mabijeong Mural Village, located in Daegu. Get a taste of the village’s interesting culture and shopping opportunities, and also peruse the stores that line the streets of Dongseongno, a buzzing city district. 

Day 5: Daegu – Gyeongju (B, L)

The group makes it way to Gyeongju where you will enjoy a guided tour upon arrival. This activity sees you take in some of the city’s important archaeological sites and temples, and then it is on to Cheomseongdae, an astronomical observatory that was built between 632 and 647 AD. Next on the agenda is Gyeongju National Museum, where you will be able to see stone relics from the Silla kingdom. Visits to Bulguska Temple and Seokguram Grotto are up next; both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are Buddhist temples housing pagodas, bridges and religious iconography. The last stop on today’s agenda is the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond located in Gyeongju National Park. These sites made up a palace complex used by the ancient Silla rulers. The palace sits in the centre of the artificial pond and is flanked by three small islands – it makes for beautiful photos! Your guide will then take you to the hotel and you have this evening as leisure time. 

Day 6: Gyeongju – Seoul (B, L)

A unique experience today: visiting the North Korea 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, which is located within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). This site is found just 44 kilometres outside of Seoul and has capacity for an entire infantry division to move through its passage in an hour. You will learn more about the Korean War when you go to Imjingak’s Unification Park and North Korea Center. From the viewing deck at Dora Observation Platform you will be able to look into a small part of North Korea, seeing Peace Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City (also known as Kaesong). Gain further understanding about North Korean life from the displays at North Hall and see armoury used during the Korean War at Exhibition Hall. You then return to Seoul.

Day 7: Seoul (B,L,D)

Take to the streets of Seoul after having breakfast at the hotel. The South Korean capital is an electric city and is one of Asia’s most exciting metropolises. The first stop of the day is the Blue House, the official residence of South Korean President Cheong Wa Dae. Move to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon dynasty, and then a local amethyst store. Head to Insa-dong, a lively Seoul neighbourhood that is most well-known for its main street, which is lined with teahouses, restaurants and shops selling traditional Korean wares. Learn more about the Joseon Dynasty at the Korean Folk Village (also referred to as Bukchon Hanok Village) and cap off the day at Seoullo 7017, a loftily-perched sky garden that was built atop an old highway overpass. Tonight is your final evening in South Korea. 

Day 8: Seoul – airplane-takeoff – Singapore (B)

An airport transfer picks you up after breakfast and takes you to the airport for your flight to Singapore. You will be met by transfer upon your arrival and taken to your 4-star accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours; use it to become acquainted with this incredible city!

Day 9: Singapore (B)

Take breakfast at the hotel and then begin your first full day discovering Singapore and its bounty of things to see, do and experience. Today, you may tick off the island’s biggest sights, such as Orchard Road, Gardens by the Bay, the Merlion and Universal Studios Singapore. Wander through Singapore Botanic Gardens, hop into an observation carriage at the Singapore Flyer, or learn about the city-state’s history at the National Museum of Singapore. 

Day 10: Singapore (B)

Another free day to uncover Singapore’s treasures. Eager foodies may choose today to dive into Singapore’s culinary cred and make a beeline for one of the city’s hawker centres – Maxwell Food Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Tiong Bahru Market, Chinatown Complex Food Centre. Feast on plates of Hainanese chicken rice, biryani, spicy laksa and sizzling satay from hole-in-the-wall stalls and vendors dishing up fare so good some have been awarded a Michelin bib. Once you’ve had your fix of hawker cuisine, other options for you to pursue may include exploring Geylang and its colourful line up of historic shophouses; visiting the flamingos and other species at Jurong Bird Park; exploring more of Chinatown; or meandering between quirky boutiques along Haji Lane. 

Day 11: Singapore – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer will pick you up at the appropriate time and take you to the airport, so you can catch your return flight home to Australia.

Day 12: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Cathay Pacific flights, plus all airport transfers within South Korea
  • 6 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation in South Korea
  • 3 nights’ 5-star twin share hotel accommodation in Hong Kong plus a half-guided city tour, or 3 nights’ 4-star twin share hotel accommodation in Singapore
  • Enjoy 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation, with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail

Highlights:

  • Spend a day admiring the natural beauty around Seoraksan National Park, and see Shinheungsa Temple, the ruins of Gwongeumseong Fortress and Sokcho Fishing Village while in the area
  • Take in the traditional architecture of Andong and Mabijeong Mural Village, and wander the colourful, shop-lined streets of the Dongseongno district in the city of Daegu
  • Travel around Gyeongju on a day tour of this coastal city and make stops at the Cheomseongdae observatory, Bulguska Temple, Seokguram Grotto and the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, among others
  • Venture to the Demilitarised Zone on an excursion to the North Korea 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and even see into the secretive North from the Dora Observation Platform
  • Explore the electric capital of South Korea, Seoul, and tick off this metropolis’ major sights, from the Blue House and Gyeongbokgung Palace, to the Korean Folk Village and Seoullo 7017
  • Fly into Hong Kong of Singapore for an end-of-trip stopover and see the sights of these gorgeous cities
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book at least 90 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit information:

  • A deposit of $950 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date.
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Single Supplement: $1,250 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct to our travel partner at the time of booking.

Tour Only: Unfortunately, tour only option is not available for this deal.

Group Size: 20 – 40 people.

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Seoul: Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo or similar
Daegu: Hotel Inter-Burgo Exco Hotel or similar
Seoraksan: Sokcho Sea Cruise Hotel or similar
Gyeongju: Gyeongju Kolon Hotel or similar
Hong Kong: Hotel VIC or similar 
Singapore: York Hotel Singapore or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Maximum room capacity: 2 people 

Triple Share: Not available.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

31 August
2 September
7 September
18 September*
20 September*
28 September*
30 September*
12 October
14 October
19 October
26 October*
28 October*
2 November*
4 November*
9 November
11 November

2020:

25 February
27 February
3 March
5 March
10 March*
12 March*
17 March*
19 March*
24 March*
26 March*
27 March*
29 March*
31 March*
2 April*
7 April*
9 April
12 May
14 May
26 May
28 May
2 June
4 June
16 June*
18 June*
11 August
13 August
25 August
27 August
1 September
3 September
6 October
8 October
20 October*
22 October*
27 October*
29 October*
3 November*
5 November*
10 November
12 November

*A $300 peak season surcharge per person applies.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth with Cathay Pacific and their codeshare partners if Hong Kong stopover is selected
  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth with Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners if Singapore stopover is selected
  • Adelaide and Perth customers – A $300 interstate surcharge per person applies
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days. 

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

Please Note: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your final payment has been made. After this you will be contacted in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference must be paid at time of quotation in order to confirm your flights. 

If choosing to deviate from the travel itinerary, please note that airport transfers will NOT be included and you must arrange any additional accommodation and transfers at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives and/or our travel partners cannot assist in these additional arrangements. 

Flights are booked in departure date order and we endeavour to send you this information 30 days before departure, if not sooner. 

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Cathay Pacific flights, plus all airport transfers within South Korea
  • 6 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation in South Korea
  • 3 nights’ 5-star twin share hotel accommodation in Hong Kong or 3 nights’ 4-star twin share hotel accommodation in Singapore
  • Enjoy 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation, with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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