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Luxury

Impressions of South Korea 

Seoul to Busan
10 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: KA10
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in eight destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in one location
  • Luxury dining - a total of 22 meals
  • Savour a special Welcome Dinner at Korea House, where you’ll experience Korean royal cuisine, a traditional performance and try local drinks including soju and rice wine
  • Try your hand at making traditional bookmarks using special gold leaf imprinting in Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Learn how to make bibimbap, South Korea’s most popular dish, and enjoy your creation for lunch
  • Enjoy a hands-on experience crafting your very own mini gayageum, a traditional stringed musical instrument
  • Visit the Boksundoga Makgeolli Brewery for a cultural experience making Makgeolli, a traditional Korean rice wine

Map & Itinerary

Japan & South Korea Map 2023 KA10
Seoul to Busan

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a special Welcome Dinner at Korea House, where you’ll experience Korean royal cuisine, a traditional performance and try local drinks including soju and rice wine.


Welcome to Korea. Be met on arrival and transferred to your luxurious hotel in Seoul. Tonight, meet your tour director and fellow travellers for a Signature Experience.

Stay: Four Nights, Seoul, Lotte Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Try your hand at making traditional bookmarks using special gold leaf imprinting in Bukchon Hanok Village.


Enjoy a full-day tour of South Korea’s vibrant capital today. Following breakfast, head to Gyeongbok Palace, the country’s largest palace and a former royal residence for five centuries. Witness the colourful changing of the guard ceremony before taking a tour of the palace. After lunch transfer to Bukchon Hanok Village for a tour and a Signature Experience. Later visit the popular Myeongdong shopping street and soak in the views at Seoul Tower atop Mt Namsan, where you’ll enjoy dinner overlooking the city.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embark on a tour of the fascinating Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), situated on the border with North Korea. See Imjingak Park, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, Freedom Bridge, Dora Station and Dora Observatory, which offers views into North Korea. Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch before returning to Seoul to enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Prayer ribbons tied to a fence at the Demilitarisation Zone, South Korea

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In the afternoon, choose your activity from a visit to Changdeok Palace and its Secret Garden, a tour of the War Memorial of Korea or a Modern Seoul Tour.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Pick your dining experience tonight. You might like to indulge in temple food at Balwoo Gongyang, or new American cuisine at Michael’s by Haevichi.


Head to the Dongdaemun Gate area today for a soft trekking tour of the grand Seoul Fortress Wall and Naksan Park Course where you can admire panoramic views of Seoul. Return to the hotel with time to refresh before heading out for your choice of dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Learn how to make bibimbap, South Korea’s most popular dish, and enjoy your creation for lunch.


Transfer to the station this morning and take a KTX express train in a deluxe seat to Jeonju, the city of bibimbap, where you’ll take part in a delicious Signature Experience for lunch. Transfer to your hotel, then head out on a Jeonju Hanok Village Tour, soaking in visits to the Jeonju Fan Culture Centre and Crafts Exhibition Hall, Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeondong Cathedral and the Jeonju Traditional Drinks Museum, where you’ll get the chance to taste traditional alcohol from the region. Dine at your hotel for dinner tonight.

Stay: Lahan Hotel Jeonju

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a hands-on experience crafting your very own mini gayageum, a traditional stringed musical instrument.


Journey to Gayasan National Park to visit Haeinsa Temple, which is home to the Tripikata Koreana, a remarkable collection of Buddhist scriptures carved onto more than 80,000 wooden printing blocks. After lunch transfer to Gayatgo Village for a Signature Experience before moving on to the historic city of Gyeongju. Check in at your new luxury accommodation and indulge in dinner at the hotel’s Lakeside restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Gyeongju

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore the Bulguksa Temple complex this morning, first visiting the World Heritage-listed Seokguram Grotto, a government-classified National Treasure of South Korea. Share tea time with a monk at Bulguksa Temple before traversing more of Gyeongju’s highlights including visits to the Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Cheomseongdae Observatory, and a moonlight walking tour of Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Dinner is at your leisure this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Embedded in the forest, lies the Seokguram Grotto

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Boksundoga Makgeolli Brewery for a cultural experience making Makgeolli, a traditional Korean rice wine.


Head to Ulsan after breakfast for a Signature Experience. Continue to Busan and enjoy lunch before moving on to Haedong Yonggun Temple. Visit the impressive Buddhist temple built in 1376 and take a short walking tour along the coastline. Check in to your hotel enjoy tonight at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Paradise Busan

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Embark on an in-depth discovery of Busan today on a full-day city tour. Start at the kaleidoscopic Gamcheon Culture Village, then visit Busan Tower Observatory for scenic views of the city before lunch at a local restaurant. Experience the buzz at Jagalchi Fishery Market and later visit the moving United Nations Memorial Cemetery, the only one in the world. Return to your hotel before sharing a delicious Korean BBQ Farewell Dinner together at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your luxury holiday comes to a close after breakfast this morning with a transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.