19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights

Including return Cathay Pacific flights plus all internal flights within the tour, all accommodation with 5-star accommodation in Hong Kong, a half-day Hong Kong Island tour, return airport transfers, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
  • 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong stopover and flights
 

Highlights

 

Explore rich and unique cultures, wander contemporary cities, and take in the charms of traditional villages on this 19 day South Korea and Taiwan tour with 5-star Hong Kong Stopover.

Fly into South Korea and get your first taste of this country’s abundant natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. The park is home to Seoraksan, one of South Korea’s most famous peaks, and is also where you’ll tour Shinheungsa Temple and the ruins of Gwongeumseong Fortress. Plus there is an interesting stop in Sokcho Fishing Village enroute to the park. Those with an eye for design will appreciate the traditional architecture of Andong and Mabijeong Mural Village, while those with a penchant for retail therapy can indulge with the boutique offerings in Dongseongno in Daegu. Uncover more about South Korea’s dynastic history in Gyeongju and have your camera at the ready to snap photos of sights include Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto and Donggung Palace and Wolji Palace. Make the journey to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) for a turn in modern Korean history and even get a peek into the secretive North from a vantage platform at the Dora Observatory. The final stop in South Korea is its lively capital, Seoul. Tick off landmarks such as the official President’s Residence, the Korean Folk Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace, as well as soak up the energetic local atmosphere.

The next leg of your tour takes you to Taiwan. See the major sights around Taipei on a morning tour, and then leave the city behind as you travel to Taroko National Park. The park is named after its headline attraction, Taroko Gorge, which is the only marble gorge of its kind in the world. Other sites on your park sightseeing agenda are the arched gateway, Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto. Feel your muscles relax as you soak in the hot springs around Chihpen near Taitung City, and stroll around the banks of the Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung City to see the Dragon and Tiger Pagoda and the Spring and Autumn Pavilion. Sit down to a vegetarian lunch at Taiwan’s biggest monastery, Fo Guang Shan, and spend a day uncovering the gems dotted through the Sun Moon Lake landscape – Wen Wu Temple, Syuentzang Temple (Holy Monk Shrine) and Ita Thao Village. It is then onto Taichung City for a sightseeing excursion around the city’s major landmarks and monuments.

The final stop of your adventure is Hong Kong, an urban jungle made up of glittering skyscrapers, waterfront promenades, fine-dining restaurants, sprawling shopping malls and unparalleled local cuisine. Settle into your room at the 5-star hotel that is your home while here, and begin your discovery of this non-stop destination with a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island. Among the sights and experiences you’ll check off are Victoria Peak, the Peak Tram, Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Seoul

Fly out of Australia today on your South Korea-bound overnight flight.

Please note that some flights may depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul

Welcome to Seoul! You land in the exciting capital of South Korea and will be met at the airport by your hotel transfer.

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

A day trip takes you out of the city and into the wilderness today, as the group travels away from Seoul towards Seoraksan National Park. This route first takes you through Sokcho Fishing Village where you have the chance to learn about how the village’s resident originally came to the South after fleeing conflict in the North during the Korean War. Continue to Seoraksan National Park and uncover its bounty, including Shinheungsa Temple and the castle ruins of Gwongeumseong Fortress – you reach the latter via cable car. Your tour guide will then drive the group back to the hotel in Sokcho and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 4: Sokcho – Andong – Daegu (B, L)

Today’s agenda sees you set off for Daegu after breakfast. Enroute there is a stop in Andong, a coastal city known for its well-preserved houses and fascinating mask dance performances. Andong is an ancestral home of the Pungsan Ryu clan, too. Continue to Mabijeong Mural Village for the next pitstop. Keen shoppers will eagerly anticipate arriving in Daegu and the opportunity to explore Dongseongno, one of the city’s premier districts for indulging in retail therapy. 

Day 5: Daegu – Gyeongju (B, L)

The group makes its way to Gyeongju and enjoys a city tour on arrival. On the sightseeing list are some of the city’s temples and most important archaeological sites. First up is Cheomseongdae, the oldest astronomical observatory in Asia constructed between 632 AD and 647 AD. Look upon stone relics from the Silla kingdom on a trip to Gyeongju National Museum, and visit both Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto. These temples feature a number of pagodas, bridges and Buddhist statues. The last stop of the day is Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond in Gyeongju National Park. Both sites made up an ancient Silla palace complex, and the palace is perched in the centre of the pond with three smaller islands at its fringe. The park is brimming with beautiful photo opportunities. You are then taken to the hotel and have the remainder of the day as free time. 

Day 6: Gyeongju – Seoul (B, L)

An unforgettable excursion takes you this morning to the North Korea 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located in the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). This tunnel is an exceptional feat of engineering and has capacity to accommodate an entire infantry tunnel through its passage in an hour. Learn more about the Korean War and its impact at Imjingak’s Unification Park and North Korea Center, and even see into a part of North Korea by looking out from the platform at Dora Observatory and at Peace Village, People’s School and Gaeseong City. Head to North Hall and Exhibition Hall to learn about North Korean lifestyle and to see planes and tanks used during the Korean War. Overnight in Seoul.

Day 7: Seoul (B,L,D)

Get to know the sights of Seoul today. Among some of the landmarks you can expect to admire are the residence of President Cheong Wa Dae, plus the Gyeongbokgung Palace and a local amethyst store. Head to Insa-dong, a precinct of Seoul dotted with museums, eateries serving traditional fare, teahouses and quaint cafes. It is then onto the Korean Folk Village to gain understanding into what local life was like during the period of the Joseon Dynasty. Lastly, take a stroll at Seoullo 7017, one of Seoul’s beautiful green spaces that was actually built atop a former highway overpass. Tonight is your final evening in South Korea. 

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

A transfer collects you after breakfast and takes you to Seoul’s Incheon Airport for your short one-way flight to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. You will be met upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and taken to your hotel. 

Day 9: Taipei – Taroko National Park (B)

Head out into Taipei for a morning city tour. This is a perfect introduction to the Taiwanese capital and some of the places on the sightseeing list include National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 tower, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (CKS Memorial Hall), and the Martyrs’ Shrine. The group then drives via the world’s fifth-longest highway tunnel towards Taroko National Park. Along the way there is opportunity to stop at Qingshui Cliff to take photos of the stunning coastline. Arrive at the park in the late afternoon. 

Day 10: Taroko National Park – Chihpen (B)

Spend the first part of the day discovering the natural beauty of Taroko National Park. Begin by seeing the archway that doubles as the gateway to Taroko Gorge, and then move on to the Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto. The gorge itself is the main drawcard of the park and is the only marble gorge in the world. You later make the five-hour drive to Chihpen near Taitung. There is plenty of scenic coastline to see along the way, including at Siao Yeliou and Sanxiantai. The Chihpen area is particularly well known for its thermal hot springs and you can sink into the healing waters upon check in at the hotel. 

Day 11: Chihpen – Kaohsiung City (B)

Follow the South Link Line from Taitung to Kaohsiung City, the biggest city in the south of Taiwan. Your first activity is boarding a ferry to nearby Cijin Island where you have a chance to explore. Make the return ferry trip to Kaohsiung City and head to Lotus Pond to see the Dragon and Tiger Pagoda, and the Spring and Autumn Pavilion. Both sites are located on the banks of the Pond. Tonight is at your leisure and you may choose to discover the city’s illuminated streetscapes or peruse stalls at the Lihue Night Market. 

Day 12: Kaohsiung City – Tainan City (B, L)

Enroute to Tainan City, the final destination on today’s agenda, there is a stop at Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Wander the grounds of the biggest monastery in Taiwan and take in its main shrine, immaculate gardens and nearby Buddhist Museum. A light vegetarian lunch is also served here for you. It is then a one-hour drive to Tainan City. Set out on a walking tour of this historic city to learn about its heritage and to take in Anping Fort plus its mix of Chinese and Taiwanese culture. 

Day 13: Tainan City – Sun Moon Lake – Taichung City (B)

Go from Tainan City to the landscape surrounding Sun Moon Lake. While here you will take in a myriad of sites and natural beauty, including Wen Wu Temple, Syuentzang Temple (Holy Monk Shrine), Ita Thao Village and Ci En Pagoda. The itinerary then takes the group to Taichung City. To become acquainted with the city, you may opt to meander around the stalls at Fengjia Night Market, finding local delicacies, souvenirs and knick-knacks along the way. 

Day 14: Taichung City – Taipei (B)

See more of Taichung City this morning on a city tour led by your guide. Among the tour’s main pitstops are the appropriately vibrant Rainbow Village, the National Taichung Theater, Calligraphy Greenway and Miyahara. Later on, make the return two-hour drive to Taipei, where you will have free time for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. This is your last night in Taiwan. 

Day 15: Taipei – airplane-takeoff Hong Kong (B)

A transfer picks you up after breakfast and takes you to the airport in time to board your flight to Hong Kong. You will also be met and transferred to your Hong Kong hotel upon arrival.

Day 16: Hong Kong (B)

Sit down to a delicious breakfast at your 5-star hotel in Hong Kong and head out on a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island. One of the inclusions on this tour is one-way travel in the Peak Tram up Victoria Peak. From the lookout point you will be able to see a view dotted with sampans, houseboats and skyscrapers. From Victoria Peak you move to Stanley Market to shop and try some local cuisine, and then Aberdeen Fishing Market to see its popular seafood eateries and large floating restaurant. The remainder of the day is yours to spend however you wish.

Day 17: Hong Kong Island (B)

Indulge whatever whim you have with a day of complete leisure time. Flex your shopping muscles at high-end boutiques or bustling local markets, including Ladies Market. Get your thrills at Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park Hong Kong. Other popular sites around the island include Temple Street Night Market, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Golden Bauhinia Square, Avenue of Stars and Lan Kwai Fong. 

Day 18: Hong Kong – airplane-takeoff Australia (B)

You will be picked up at the necessary time and taken to the airport to catch your return flight to Australia.

Day 19: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international Cathay Pacific flights, plus all flights between South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • Return airport transfers
  • 6 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation in South Korea
  • 7 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation in Taiwan
  • 3 nights’ 5-star twin share hotel accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Enjoy 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Half-day Hong Kong Island tour, including a one-way ride on the Peak Tram
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation and a English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • All monument entry fees as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • Begin in South Korea and pass through Sokcho Fishing Village on the way to Seoraksan National Park
  • Admire traditional architecture in Andong, discover bustling city districts in Daegu, and head out on a sightseeing day tour of Gyeongju
  • Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone, peer into parts of North Korea from a platform at the Dora Observatory, and be shown the top sights of Seoul such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoullo 7017
  • Fly to Taiwan and take in Taipei on a morning city tour, and drive to Taroko National Park to see the only marble gorge in the world
  • Step into the hot springs at Chihpen, wander the grounds of Fo Guang Shan Monastery, and explore the stunning landscape around Sun Moon Lake
  • Jet to Hong Kong for an indulgent end-of-trip stopover and discover this ever-popular destination with a half-day Hong Kong Island tour
 

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 $1,475 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: $2,250 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 

Taipei – Royal Inn Taipei Linsen or similar
Taroko – Taroko Village Hotel or similar
Chihpen – Toyugi Hot Spring Resort & Spa or similar
Kaohsiung – WO Hotel or similar
Tainan – The Place Tainan or similar
Taichung – Maison de Chine TAICHUNG or similar

Hong Kong: Hotel VIC 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.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

10 March*
17 March*
24 March*
31 March
7 April
25 August
1 September
27 October*
3 November*

*A $500 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
  • 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 international Cathay Pacific flights, plus all flights between South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • Return airport transfers
  • 6 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation in South Korea
  • 7 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation in Taiwan
  • 3 nights’ 5-star twin share hotel accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Enjoy 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Half-day Hong Kong Island tour, including a one-way ride on the Peak Tram
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation and a English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • All monument entry fees as per the itinerary

 

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