South Korea Escorted Tours

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The less explored East Asian destination of South Korea harbours incredible hidden jewels waiting to be discovered.
Despite a difficult past, today South Korea is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. Beyond its lively high-tech cities, the country is teeming with natural and manmade wonders, including volcanic craters, lava caves, picturesque waterfalls, ancient fortresses, and even dinosaur fossils.

With autumn turning its tree-lined boulevards into canary yellow dampung-gil (paths of autumn foliage), and spring enveloping the country in pink cherry blossoms, it is almost impossible to take a bad travel photograph in South Korea.

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5-star Luxury Inclusions

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Fully-inclusive, exclusive and unique, Scenic Enrich takes you behind-the-scenes to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Choose from a vast range of excursions and dining experiences to ensure you only see what you want to, at a pace that suits you.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    Enjoy complete peace-of-mind because all your travel is taken care of when you travel with Scenic.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Our hotels are selected for their location and character, to ensure your stay is truly reflective of the destination.

Extraordinary Experiences

We have carefully curated a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in South Korea truly unforgettable.
Our Scenic Enrich experiences are all-inclusive and exclusive, having been selected to take you behind the scenes for encounters that are simply inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, while still being included in the price you pay. Our Scenic Freechoice daily excursions will enable you to explore the ancient villages around Gyeongju and modern Busan.

Here is a small selection of the Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice activities that we feature in South Korea:

Scenic Enrich

  • Immerse yourself in Korean culture at the Hyo Jae Cultural Hall where you can try on Hanbok, the traditional Korean dress, or try your hand at Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Enjoy a meal of Bibimbap, a rice preparation with meat and vegetables, with your host Lee Hyo-Jae, known as Korea’s Martha Stewart. 
  • At Gayatgo Village, enjoy a hands-on experience crafting your own mini Gayageum, a zither-like 12-string Korean musical instrument. It is yours to take home as a keepsake.

Scenic Freechoice

  • Visit the Gamcheon Culture Village, once a modest mountainside community that has been transformed into an art hotspot. 
  • Ride the Danubi ‘Train’ around Taejongdae Park Rocky Cliff, famous for its seascapes
  • Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, a Buddhist temple built in 1376.
  • Sample high-quality Korean sirloin BBQ at Daedo Korean restaurant.

World Class Hotels & Special Stays

In South Korea, you can look forward to accommodation that warmly welcomes you, delivers a relaxing experience and is right in the heart of your destination.
At Scenic, we have handpicked all of the accommodation we feature to ensure that our guests experience the best hotels in the best locations. You will stay in remarkable properties that have been picked because they offer a unique experience that balances luxury, location and first-class facilities. We can safely say there’s nothing ordinary about any of these properties. What’s more, all of our Special Stays are included in the price of your itinerary.
  • Busan Paradise Hotel
    Overlooking the scenic beauty of Haeundae Beach, Paradise Hotel Busan is a five-star hotel in Busan.
  • Hilton Gyeongju
    Experience a modern, upscale experience, located in South Korea’s most historic city.
  • Holiday Inn
    This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Guus Hiddink Stadium and Gwangju Art and Culture Center.
  • LOTTE Hotel Executive Tower Seoul
    A stylish and modern property located in the excitement of the Seoul city centre. Step into elegant surroundings with luxuriously appointed rooms with premium bedding and high speed Wi-Fi from the Executive Tower of this astonishing property. Stay in Executive Class rooms with club access
  • The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection
    Enjoy a 5-star getaway, as this upscale hotel offers an ideal city center location, luxury amenities and superb service.

Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. We only use the best airlines to ensure your long-haul journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
Travel in small groups of no more than 24 guests, so you’ll enjoy an intimate experience. We will personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel when you arrive in South Korea.  And, at the end of your journey with us, we will transfer you to the airport and make sure that your return journey is just as luxurious as your arrival.
Travel in style
During your time exploring South Korea, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. This includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure that the best touring options are available to you as you travel through these countries.

Local knowledge
We use knowledgeable local guides, experts and Scenic Tour Directors across all of our escorted tours because we truly believe that nobody knows an area as well as someone who calls it home. Make the most out of the knowledge that these people harbour as they introduce you to each spectacular destination and experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cultures that surround you. 

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Featured Tours

Terms and conditions: Offers are applicable until 30 November 2019. FREE Business Class Flight Upgrade‡ is valid one way only, on our 11 Day The Soul of South Korea, 26 Day Japan & South Korea in Focus and 25 Day China & South Korea Express 2020/21 itineraries. Offer is available on qualifying flights and upgrades are subject to availability. Supplements may apply if travelling on non-specified routes and from regional departure points. Upgrades are non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative will be offered. The promotion has no cash value. Business Class offer can be removed at any time. Offers can be withdrawn at any time and are only applicable to residents of the UK.