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Duration: 5 days and 4 nights

Description: In this tour of little less than a week, you will experience the lifestyle of the people of Korea. From the local cuisine, to the shrines and to the majestic palaces, your tour will cover all that is essential.

Day 1: Arrive Seoul
Arrive at Seoul. You will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel. The day is free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Seoul
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Korean Folk Village to see traditional marriage ceremony, farmers dance and market place. Spend some time exploring the village and learning the way of life of the Korean people. In the afternoon, proceed to the Changgyeong Palace (Gyongbok Palace on Monday) and Jongmyo Shrine (National Palace Museum on Tuesday) or National Palace Museum. The Palace was first built by the fourth ruler of Josen Dynasty for his retiring father. It often served as residential quarters for queens and concubines. The Palace was designated as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Seoul
Breakfast at the hotel. Today spend the day at the Everland Amusement Park. Located in Yongin (2 hours travel time), Everland is a large theme park with a Zoo, Snow Sled and Botanical Garden. The park also contains three distinct themes, which are Festival World, Caribbean Bay, and Speedway. Festival World includes Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Equatorial Adventure, each created with its own unique style. In the afternoon, stop at COEX Aquarium.

Within COEX Mall, the largest underground shopping center in Asia, is Korea`s first themed commercial aquarium, celebrating “The Fantastic Journey of Water”. The Aquarium draws large crowds looking for entertainment and an education in all that lives under the sea. In the evening, enjoy NANTA Performance, Korea`s popular non-verbal musical. The performers use typical kitchen instruments such as pots and pans, broom and mops, knives and cutting boards to create the rhythmic tones. The premise of Nanta is that of four chefs who frantically prepare for a wedding feast, but keep getting sidetracked as they perform toe-tapping rhythms on their equipment. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Seoul
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Depart Seoul
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home or onward destination.