KCR 2018

Tour Program

Tour Program Reservation Flow

  1. Fill out the tour program reservation form.
  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

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FD-1 Namiseom Island Tour

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed), Sep 14(Fri), Sep 16 (Sun) / 09:00-18:00
Price per person KRW 160,000
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Lunch, A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Drive to Chuncheon (About 1h 30min) – The Garden of Morning Calm – Namiseom Island – Back to venue, Seoul

Namiseom Island: 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 largest of all five palaces.

The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ garden, is open year-round and is a great spot to visit for families, couples, and photographers alike. The garden was conceptualized by Professor Han Sang-kyung (Gardening Department, Sahmyook University) while he was serving as an exchange professor in America. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm."

FD-2 DMZ Tour

Date / Duration Sep 13(Thu), Sep 15 (Sat), Sep 16(Sun) / 08:00-17:00
Price per person KRW 140,000
(Minimum 10 people are necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Lunch, A private bus, English-speaking guide, Admissions as per itinerary
Itinerary Meet at venue – Drive to Paju (About 1h) – DMZ Tour (The 3rd Tunnel & Dora Observatory) – Back to Seoul – Namdaemun Traditional Market – Back to venue

The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635m in length, 2m in width, and 2m in height and is located 52km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made by us to invade North Korea, but, their insistence was proven untrue as the explosions used to make the tunnel face southward.

Dora Observatory replaced the previous Songaksan Observation Post which was closed. From the observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and its various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue, and Cooperation Farm (Geumamgol).

Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with over 10,000 stores that line the streets around Namdaemun (Gate), the main southern gate of the old city wall. It boasts one of the largest distribution structures in Korea, providing local products, daily living essentials, food products, medical supplies and more to retailers and consumers across the country. Due to the wholesale nature of the market, shoppers can comparison shop for the lowest prices on all sorts of goods.

T-14 Seoul City Full Day Tour

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed) - Sep 16(Sun)/ 09:00 ~ 17:30
Price per person KRW 79,000
(Minimum 1 person is necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Tour guide, Transportation, Lunch, Entrance fees.
Itinerary Hotel Pick up - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Changing of the Guard Ceremony - Gyeongbok Palace (Deoksu Palace Tuesday only) – Pass by Presidential Blue House - Cheongwadae Sarangchae (closed every Monday) - Shopping Center - Lunch - 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.
  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae closes on Mondays.
  • Deoksu Palace instead of Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday.
  • N Seoul Tower excluding Observatory instead of Changdeok Palace on Monday.
  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony can be cancelled depends on the weather.
  • There is 100% Cancellation charge if you cancel on the tour day.

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 eye 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
Everyday 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.

Changdeok Palace
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 known as ‘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-16 Seoul City + Korean Folk Village Full Day Tour

Date / Duration Sep 12(Wed) - Sep 16(Sun) / 09:00 ~ 17:30
Price per person KRW 89,000
(Minimum 1 person is necessary for tour to take place)
Price included Tour guide, Transportation, Lunch, Entrance fees.
Itinerary Hotel Pick up - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Changing of the Guard Ceremony - Gyeongbok Palace (Deoksu Palace Tuesday only) – Pass by Presidential Blue House - Cheongwadae Sarangchae (closed on every Monday) - Shopping Center - Lunch - 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.
  • 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.
  • The Performances inside the Korean Folk Village 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.

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.


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