15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour

15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including return international flights, 12 nights accommodation, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour guides, and more.

Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $400* spending money cash back per couple.

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  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
  • 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour including flights
 

Highlights

 

Immerse yourself in intriguing and historical countries and make memories to last a lifetime with a 15 day South Korea and Taiwan tour .

South Korea is fiercely proud of its age-old culture and seamlessly combines this with a modern way of life to delight and inspire travellers both young and old. Discover the buzzing city of Seoul, see the infamous Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea, explore the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, Gyeongju and experience the serenity of Seokguram Grotto, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Visit Sun Moon Lake and experience its tranquil beauty and the largest body of water in Taiwan. The name originates from the unique terrain that looks like a sun on the east side of the lake and a crescent moon on the west. Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of Taroko National Park. Within the Taroko National Park, see the Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto.

This tour includes return international flights, 12 nights accommodation, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour guides and more.

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Seoul

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Seoul, South Korea!

Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul

Upon arrival at the Airport, clear customs and immigration where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: Seoul – Seoraksan (B, L, D)

This morning we leave Seoul for the Seoraksan National Park. Enroute we visit Sokcho Fishing village. The residents of the village consist mainly of refugees originally hailing from Hamgyeong Province in North Korea who escaped south during the Korean War. The village is now famous for its seafood and cuisine. After, we continue to the Mt Seorak region. 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. Tour Shinheungsa Temple and take the cable car to Gweongeumseong Fortress to experience the beautiful natural landscapes on offer.

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

Today, visit the traditional village of Andong, with its well preserved traditional houses and unique mask dancing performance. The UNESCO Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April 21, 1999. We then visit Mabijeong Mural Village, a stunning little hillside village that is not only visually interesting but full of fascinating culture.  There are 35 households that are still functioning in the village. Luckily, these people try to make visitors very welcome and many of the villagers serve home grown food and even some treats such as ice cream and corn. We then make our way into Daegu and visit the famous Dongseongno Shopping District.

Day 5: Daegu – Gyeongju (B, L)

After breakfast, we visit Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. We then make our way to Gyeongju National Museum, home to numerous historical and cultural artefacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – AD 935). Also, visit the Bulguksa Temple and the beautiful Seokguram Grotto – a UNESCO World Heritage site. We then continue on to the southeast city of Gyeongju which was the capital of the 1,000-year-long Silla dynasty and is known for its extensive historical remains. Here we will see the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

Day 6: Gyeongju – Seoul (B, L)

Today we make our way back towards Seoul visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone a strip of land separating North and South Korea. Also visit Imjingak and The 3rd Tunnel (Dorasan Observatory) and  Dorasan Station.

Day 7: Seoul (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we take a city tour of Seoul. Visit sights such as the Presidential Blue House, the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoullo 7017, also known as the Seoul Skygarden or Skypark, is an elevated park in Seoul, built atop a former highway overpass. We also visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a collection of museums and historical sites. Surrounded by gardens and ancient stone pagodas, these buildings are home to some of Korea’s best treasures. Insa-dong is an area home to authentically decorated teahouses serving an intriguing array of traditional teas, high-end antique galleries and delicious and innovative restaurants.  

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

 At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Taipei. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Taipei (B)

Use your 1 Day Taipei Double-Decker sightseeing Bus ticket to explore Taipei at your own pace. 

There are 2 routes available: The Red Route takes in Taipei 101, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Xinyi & Yongkang Intersection  and The Blue Route takes in the Shilin Official Residence, National Palace Museum.

Day 10: Taipei – Taroko (B)

After breakfast, we make our way to Taroko Gorge via Suhua Highway and the Chinshui Cliff.
Within the Taroko National Park, see the Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto.

Day 11: Taroko – Scenic Mountain Road – Sun Moon Lake (B)

Today we take a scenic mountain drive West across the island towards Sun Moon Lake, stopping at  Mt.Hehuan visitor centre which offers excellent views. We also visit Wen Wu Temple, which offers beautiful lake views.

Day 12: Sun Moon Lake – Tainan (B)

After breakfast we continue our tour and visit the Holy Monk Shrine , Tehua Village, and Tse En Pagoda. We then make our way to Tainan, the ancient capital visiting Anping Fort, an old street area.

Day 13: Tainan – Kaohsiung (B)

After breakfast we visit Chikan Tower and Confucius Temple. We then drive to Foguanshan Monastery and visit the main Shrine and the Buddhist Museum. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a light vegetarian lunch at the monastery. On arrival in Kaohsiung City, enjoy a visit to the Liuho Night Market.

Day 14: Kaohsiung – Lukang – Taipei –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today we make our way back towards Taipei for your flight home. Before we leave Kaohsiung we visit the Dragon & Tiger Pagoda and the Spring & Autumn Pavilion. We then drive to Lukang, visiting the Lungshan temple and market and Sanyi, a woodcarving village. Arrive at Taoyuan International Airport for your homeward flight.

Day 15: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $400* spending money cash back per couple.
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline 
  • Internal flight from Seoul to Taipei and all airport transfers 
  • 12 nights superior twin share accommodation 
  • Breakfast daily plus 5 x lunches and 2 x dinners 
  • Professional English speaking guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • Explore the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, Gyeongju
  • Gaze into North Korean territory at the Demilitarised Zone 
  • Experience the serenity of Seokguram Grotto – UNESCO World Heritage site 
  • Visit Sun Moon Lake and experience its tranquil beauty
  • Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of Taroko National Park
  • Enjoy a city tour of both Seoul and Taipei 

 

Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,200/$1,350 per person are 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.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • 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.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 7 to 14 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: 

$1,600 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable direct at the time of booking to our Travel Partner

Group Size: 2-30 

Triple Share: Not available

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: Ramada or similar
Seoraksan: Speedium Resort & Hotel or similar
Daegu: Queen Vell or similar
Gyeongju: Hanwha Resort or similar
Seoul: Ramada or similar
Taipei: Royal Inn Linsen or similar
Taroko: Leader village or similar
Sun Moon Lake: Lea Lea Garden Hotel or similar
Tainan: JJW Hotel or similar
Kaohsiung: Howard Kaohsiung or similar

Please note: Unlike western hotels, Japanese rooms can be small in size, only offer twin bedding or have limited in-room facilities like tea & coffee or satellite TV.

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

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

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

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

Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

16 March
30 March
06 April*
13 April*
11 May
1 June
15 June
07 September*
19 October*
02 November
09 November
16 November

Cherry Blossoms are highly seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view the blooms, but we can’t guarantee they will flower on these dates. Please refer to historical bloom dates here: http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php 

* Peak Season Surcharge – $250 per person. 

# Koyo/Maple Season Dates – Best time to view Koyo season. Please note: Koyo season is seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view change in colours, but we can’t guarantee autumn foliage.

Bookings not accepted when within 90 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Airlines (or similar) departing Sydney or Melbourne.
  • Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth Customers – A $300 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • 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.

Stay behind surcharge:

If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $400* spending money cash back per couple.
  • Return international airfares 
  • Internal flight from Seoul to Taipei and all airport transfers 
  • 12 nights accommodation 
  • Breakfast Daily 
  • 5 x lunches and 2 x dinners 
  • Professional English speaking guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
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