KCR 2018

Tour Program

Tour Program Reservation Flow

  1. Fill out the tour program reservation form and send it directly to the travel agency via e-mail (jaan@kaltour.com).
  2. Receive the confirmation letter from the travel agency.

Contacts

For any questions related to the tours in Korea, please contact the following:
Carolyn Lee (Ms.)
Tel. +82-2-726-5544 Fax. +82-2-778-2514 E-mail: jaan@kaltour.com

Tour Program Overview

Half-day Tour
Code Program Date Duration Price (p/person)
HD-1 Royal Palace Tour Sep 12 (Wed), 13 (Thu), 15 (Sat) 14:00-18:00 KRW100,000
HD-2 Trekking along the Seoul City Wall Sep 12 (Wed), 13 (Thu), 14 (Fri) 09:00-12:30 KRW85,000
HD-3 Panoramic View of Seoul Sep 14 (Fri), 15 (Sat), 16 (Sun) 14:00-18:00 KRW95,000
HD-4 Korean Folk Village Sep 13 (Thu), 15 (Sat), 16 (Sun) 08:30-13:00 KRW110,000
T-1 Rise and Shine Sep 12 (Wed) - Sep 16 (Sun) 09:00-12:30 KRW38,000
(min. 1 person)
T-10 Afternoon Tour Sep 12 (Wed) - Sep 16 (Sun) 13:00-17:30 KRW37,000
(min. 1 person)
T-11 Korean Folk Village Tour Sep 12 (Wed) - Sep 16 (Sun) 13:00-17:30 KRW55,000
(min. 2 people)
T-25 DMZ Morning Half Day Tour Sep 12 (Wed) - Sep 16 (Sun) 08:00-13:30 KRW55,000
(min. 1 person)
Full-day Tour
Code Program Date Duration Price (p/person)
FD-1 Nami Island Tour Sep 12 (Wed), 14 (Fri), 16 (Sun) 09:00-18:00 KRW160,000
FD-2 DMZ Tour Sep 13 (Thu), 15 (Sat), 16 (Sun) 08:00-17:00 KRW140,000
T-14 Seoul City Full Day Tour Sep 12 (Wed)- Sep 16 (Sun) 09:00-17:30 KRW79,000
(min. 1 person)
T-16 Seoul City + Korean Village Full Day Tour Sep 12 (Wed)- Sep 16 (Sun) 09:00-17:30 KRW89,000
(min. 1 person)
Night Tour
Code Program Date Duration Price (p/person)
NT-1 Night View of Seoul Sep 12 (Wed), 14 (Fri), 16 (Sun) 19:00-22:30 KRW80,000
NT-2 Night Shopping Sep 12 (Wed), 13 (Thu), 15 (Sat) 19:00-22:30 KRW80,000

< Half-day Tours >

HD-1 Royal Palace Tour

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed), Sep 13 (Thu), Sep 15(Sat) / 14:00-18:00
Price per person KRW 100,000
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Try traditional costume, ‘Hanbok’ and Korean calligraphy, ‘Hangeul’ in Namsangol Hanok (Korean Traditional House) Village – Gyeongbokgung Place – Insadong Antique Alley – Back to venue

Namsangol Hanok Village opened in 1998 on the north side of Namsan Mountain in the center of the capital. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance arts stage and a time capsule plaza, making it a perfect spot for both locals and tourists to take a leisure walk.

Gyeongbokgung Palace: Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the la rgest of all five palaces.

Insadong Antique Alley, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

HD-2 Trekking along the Seoul City Wall

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed), Sep 13 (Thu), Sep 14(Fri) / 09:00-12:30
Price per person KRW 85,000
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Seoul City Wall Trekking (Distance: 2.1km / Duration: 1h) [Hyehwamun Gate- Jansu Village- Naksan Park- Ihwa Village- Sewing Village in Changsin-dong- Real-name construction system and inscribed stone blocks- Heunginjimun Gate- Naksan Trail] – Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – Back to venue

Seoul City Wall Trekking: This hiking trail runs from Hyehwamun to Heunginjimun, passing via Naksan (124m), the lowest mountain of Seoul’s four inner mountains. Naksan is also known as Naktasan (“Camel Mountain”) or Tarak, due to its resemblance to a camel’s humps. This course is relatively easy due to its gentle slope. Alert visitors will notice the different shapes of the stones depending on the time of construction of the wall, as they walk along the path behind the Catholic Univ. of Korea.

HD-3 Panoramic view of Seoul

Date / Duration Sep 14(Fri), Sep 15 (Sat), Sep 16(Sun) / 14:00-18:00
Price per person KRW 95,000
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – N Seoul Tower – The National Museum of Korea– Back to venue

N Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in the Orient. It is comprised of Seoul Tower Plaza, recently opened to public access after 40 years, and N Seoul Tower, operated by CJ Foodville since 2005. The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul.

The National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era. The National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to collection, preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, intercultural exchange programs, concerts, and more.

HD-4 Korean Folk Village

Date / Duration Sep 13(Thu), Sep 15 (Sat), Sep 16(Sun) / 08:30-13:00
Price per person KRW 110,000
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Drive to Yongin (about 1h) – Korean Folk Village & Enjoy traditional performances – Back to Seoul – Myeong-dong Stret – Back to venue

Korean Folk Village introduces traditional culture from the late Joseon period to both local and international visitors through cultural classes experience, shaman faith, seasonal customs and others. Also, the village shows various places with unique features such as a farming village, private house, official districts, Confucian academy, seodang (village school), and a village street in realistic descriptions, as well as, a nobleman’s house and traditional workshop.

T-1 Rise and Shine

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed) - Sep 16(Sun) / 09:00-12:30
Price per person KRW 38,000
(Minimum 1 person is necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees
Itinerary Hotel Pick up – Jogyesa Buddhist Temple – Changing of the Guard Ceremony - Gyeongbok Palace (Deoksu Palace Tuesday only) - Presidential Blue House (photo time) - Cheongwadae Sarangchae (closed every Monday) – Shopping Center – Drop off at Itaewon or City Hall.
NOTE
  • This tour will be conducted along with non-participants of KCR 2018.
  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae closes every Monday.
  • Deoksu Palace instead of Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday.
  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony can be cancelled depends on the weather.

Jogyesa Buddhist Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards Anguk Subway Station, and you will see Jogyesa Temple. The first things you will notice at the temple are the lovely trees. These locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, the main temple building, are about 500 years old.

Cheongwadae Sarangchae
The newly opened Cheongwadae Sarangchae, which opened to the public on January 5th, 2010, is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul. It encompasses the past, present and even the future of Seoul as well as the entire nation. It serves as a tourist information center that offers detailed information on World Cultural Heritage sites and assets.

Presidential Blue House
The symbol of Cheongwadae (known to westerners as the Blue House or the presidential residence), is the blue tiles. The first thing that catches your eyes when you arrive at Cheongwadae is the blue tiles of the main building. The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mt. Bugaksan behind it. As the Blue House represents Korea, the blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea.

Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Every day visitors to Gyeongbok palace can watch a reenactment of the “Changing of the Royal Guards” ceremony, which takes place at the Gwanghwamun and Heungnyemun plazas. The royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910) were in charge of protecting the gates of the capital city and the royal palace.

Gyeongbok Palace
Built in 1395, Gyeongbok Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeok (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghee (Western Palace). Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.

T-10 Afternoon Tour

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed) - Sep 16(Sun) / 13:00 ~ 17:30
Price per person KRW 37,000
(Minimum 1 person is necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees
Itinerary Hotel Pick up – Changdeok Palace (N Seoul Tower on Monday only; excluding Observatory) – Insadong Arts and Crafts Market – Shopping Center – Namdaemun Traditional Market - Drop off at Hotel.
NOTE
  • This tour will be conducted along with non-participants of KCR 2018.
  • N Seoul Tower; excluding Observatory, instead of Changdeok Palace on Monday.

Changdeok Palace is the second royal villa built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Changdeok was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The rear garden that was used as a place of rest by the kings boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden.

Insadong Arts & Crafts Market
Insadong has been at the heart of nation’s capital for 600 years and it has been the center of culture during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910). This is where the Ministry of Art was once situated. Insadong usually refers to the area from Anguk-dong Rotary to Tapgol Park in Jongro 2(i)-ga, past the Insadong Intersection. The notable features of Insadong are the countless alleys that branching out from the main street. Insadong has become knownas ‘Merry’s Area,’ a favorite shopping spot among foreigners.

Namdaemun Traditional Market
Opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is the first largest traditional market in Korea with various goods in store such as children’s, men’s and women’s wear. The displayed goods are sold at a reasonable price and it also functions as a wholesale market. Most of the goods are produced directly from shopkeepers. Namdaemun Market is opened from 11:00 pm and at 3:00 am; it is crowded with retailers from all over the country. At daybreak, the site of busy Koreans creates a unique scene in the market where it is becoming a worldwide tourist attraction.

T-11 Korean Folk Village Tour

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed) - Sep 16(Sun) / 13:00 ~ 17:30
Price per person KRW 55,000
(Minimum 1 person is necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees
Itinerary Hotel Pick up – Korean Folk Village (Traditional Houses or Farmers Music & Dance or Equestrian Feats) – Shopping Center – Drop off at Hotel.
NOTE
  • This tour will be conducted along with non-participants of KCR 2018.
  • The Performances inside the Korean Folk Village can be cancelled depends on the weather.

Korean Folk Village
Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past. About twenty workshops, various handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, winnows, bamboo wares, wooden wares, paper, brass wares, knots, fans, musical instruments, iron wares and embroidery are practiced. In the Korean Folk Village, where the customs and lifestyles of the past generations have been carefully preserved, various lifestyles prevalent during the Joseon Dynasty can be seen. You can visit the Folk Museum as well as the Art Museum (scheduled to open) to see and learn about the essence of Korean culture and folk customs, which are not suitable for display and re-creating in the open-air setting. Korean Folk Village is also the filming location for the famous movie Scandal as well as the TV miniseries Daejanggeum.

T-25 DMZ Morning Half Day Tour (No Shopping)

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed) - Sep 16(Sun) / 08:00 ~ 13:30
Price per person KRW 55,000
(Minimum 1 person is necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees
Itinerary Hotel Pick up – Imjingak Park – The Bridge of Freedom – The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel – DMZ Theater/Exhibition Hall – Dora Observatory – Dorasan Station – Unification Village (Pass by) - Drop off at City Hall or Itaewon.
NOTE
  • This tour will be conducted along with non-participants of KCR 2018.
  • DMZ closes every Monday and National Holiday.
  • Passport is needed on the tour day.
  • No special dress code for DMZ tour.

Imjingak
This park was built to console the refugees who left North Korea during the Korean War. A train called “the Iron horse wants to run” symbolizes the railway connecting the north and the south that was dismantled during the war. Also, at the park are the following attractions; Mangbaedan, an altar set up for refugees to bow in the direction of their ancestral graveyards; Freedom bridge, which was built to free 12,773 prisoners in 1953; Unification pond, which is in the shape of the Korean Peninsula; and the Peace bell.

The 3rd Tunnel
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered on October 17, 1978. It is located 52km from Seoul. Approximately 10,000 soldiers can move through this tunnel in 1 hour. When this tunnel was discovered, North Koreans insisted steadfastly that it was made by South Koreans to invade North Korea, but this proved to be false.

Dora Observatory
Built in 1986, this is the only place in South Korea where you have a clear view of Geaseong city, the third biggest city in North Korea. You can observe two flags, a propaganda village, Geaseong industrial complex, and one of the statues of Kim Il Sung.

Dorasan Station
Built in 2002 to reconnect Seoul and Sinuiju (kyoungui line), located in the civilian restriction line. The northernmost train station in South Korea which will be the first train station connecting to China, Siberia and Europe.


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