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

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 the airport
  • Day 3: Seoul • Busan

    Travel by bullet train to Busan

    Visit Gamcheon Culture Village

    Take a beach train to Cheongsapo

    Visit Haedong Yoggungsa Temple 

    Explore the white sands of Haeundae Beach 

  • Day 4: Busan • Gyeongju

    Take an in-depth tour of Busan

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • BIFF Square
    • Busan Tower
    • Jagalchi Fish Market

    Travel to Gyeongju

    Explore the Gyeongju National Museum 

    Visit Cheomseongdae, a 7th-century observatory tower 

    Stroll through Tumuli Park 

    Take a walking tour of Hwangridan Street 

  • Day 5: Gyeongju

    Take an in-depth tour of Gyeongju

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • Seokguram Grotto
    • Bulguksa Temple

    Visit Anapji Pond and see Donggung Palace 

  • Day 6: Gyeongju • Seoul

    Travel by bullet train to Seoul 

    Take 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 the Blue House—the residence and office of the President of South Korea
    • visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, where you’ll witness a guard-changing ceremony
    • visit the National Folk Museum

    Visit the traditional Buddhist Jogyesa Temple

    Take a walking tour of the Insa-dong neighborhood

    Explore Namdaemun Market 

    View Seoul from the top of N Seoul Tower

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taekwondo class

    Taekwondo class

    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 (defense), chagi (kick), and jjikgi (strike). 

  • Day 8: Seoul

    Explore on your own or
    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.

    Take a walking tour of Myeongdong Street, a modern shopping district

    Enjoy a non-verbal Nanta Performance

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Seoul • Jeju

    Fly to Jeju

    Take an in-depth tour of Jeju

    With your Tour Director, you will visit:

    • Samseonghyeol
    • Folklore and Natural History Museum
    • Yongduam Rock

    Take a walking tour of Dongmun Traditional Market

  • Day 10: Jeju

    Hike to the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong

    Visit Haenyeo Museum

    Explore Manjanggul Cave

    Stroll through Seongeup Folk Village

    Enjoy a candle-making workshop

  • Day 11: Jeju

    Take another in-depth tour of Jeju

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • visit the O’Sulloc Tea Museum
    • see the Yongmeori Coast and Jusangjeolli Cliff
    • hike to the Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

    Visit Yakcheonsa Temple

    Explore the Camellia Hill Botanical Garden

    Take a walking tour of Gwakji Beach

  • Day 12: Jeju • Seoul • Depart for home

    Fly to Seoul

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to South Korea

  • Day 2: Seoul

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Seoul • Busan

    Travel by bullet train to Busan

    Visit Gamcheon Culture Village

    Take a beach train to Cheongsapo

    Visit Haedong Yoggungsa Temple 

    Explore the white sands of Haeundae Beach 

  • Day 4: Busan • Gyeongju

    Take an in-depth tour of Busan

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • BIFF Square
    • Busan Tower
    • Jagalchi Fish Market

    Travel to Gyeongju

    Explore the Gyeongju National Museum 

    Visit Cheomseongdae, a 7th-century observatory tower 

    Stroll through Tumuli Park 

    Take a walking tour of Hwangridan Street 

  • Day 5: Gyeongju

    Take an in-depth tour of Gyeongju

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • Seokguram Grotto
    • Bulguksa Temple

    Visit Anapji Pond and see Donggung Palace 

  • Day 6: Gyeongju • Seoul

    Travel by bullet train to Seoul 

    Take 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 the Blue House—the residence and office of the President of South Korea
    • visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, where you’ll witness a guard-changing ceremony
    • visit the National Folk Museum

    Visit the traditional Buddhist Jogyesa Temple

    Take a walking tour of the Insa-dong neighborhood

    Explore Namdaemun Market 

    View Seoul from the top of N Seoul Tower

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taekwondo class

    Taekwondo class

    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 (defense), chagi (kick), and jjikgi (strike). 

  • Day 8: Seoul

    Explore on your own or
    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.

    Take a walking tour of Myeongdong Street, a modern shopping district

    Enjoy a non-verbal Nanta Performance

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Seoul • Jeju

    Fly to Jeju

    Take an in-depth tour of Jeju

    With your Tour Director, you will visit:

    • Samseonghyeol
    • Folklore and Natural History Museum
    • Yongduam Rock

    Take a walking tour of Dongmun Traditional Market

  • Day 10: Jeju

    Hike to the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong

    Visit Haenyeo Museum

    Explore Manjanggul Cave

    Stroll through Seongeup Folk Village

    Enjoy a candle-making workshop

  • Day 11: Jeju

    Take another in-depth tour of Jeju

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • visit the O’Sulloc Tea Museum
    • see the Yongmeori Coast and Jusangjeolli Cliff
    • hike to the Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

    Visit Yakcheonsa Temple

    Explore the Camellia Hill Botanical Garden

    Take a walking tour of Gwakji Beach

  • Day 12: Jeju • Seoul • Depart for home

    Fly to Seoul

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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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