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S. Korea: Tour + Local Hotel Stay

From : Groupon Singapore

S. Korea: Tour + Local Hotel Stay
  • 31 May 2015
  • 03 Mar 2015
  • Mar 2015 to Aug 2015
  • SGD498
Highlights
Highlights
Take a trip to Jeju Island to see Yongduam Rock and Sunrise Peak, and stop over at Seoraksan National Park.
Tour of Seoul with visit to Deoksugung Palace, Blue House, and Namsan Park.
Seoul is one of TripAdvisor’s ‘Top 25 Destinations in Asia’.
Travel till Aug 31, 2015.


Fine Print
Book by Date: Mar 31, 2015.
Travel Period: Dec 29, 2014 – Aug 31, 2015.

Includes (for 1 person):
  • 8D6N tour of South Korea with Chinese-speaking guide, transfers, and meals as per itinerary.
  • Stay at local 4-star hotels.

Does Not Include: Transportation to South Korea, entry visa (if required), all meals not specified, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, porterage and tipping and sightseeing not mentioned.
General: Min. 2 to travel. Min. 10 to depart. 2 Groupons per room, based on double occupancy. Passports must have a min. validity of 6 months from expiry date on date of travel. Tour and service voucher can only be issued 5 days prior to departure. Rate is inclusive of applicable taxes and service charges. See the rules that apply to all deals.
Policies: No refund or cancellations allowed upon confirmation of bookings. No-shows forfeit Groupon.
Surcharges:
English speaking guide: $70 per person.
Domestic flight from Gimpo to Jeju to Gimpo: $180 per person.
Dec 29, 2014 – Feb 28, 2015 (Winter season): $60 per person.
Apr 1, 2015– Apr 25, 2015 (Sakura season): $50 per person.
Jul 18, 2015 – Aug 23, 2015 (Summer season): $50 per person.
Apr 30, 2015 – May 3, 2015 (May Day holiday): $50 per person.
Tipping: USD6 per person per day.

Redemption: All bookings must be made by Feb 28, 2015 and at least 7 days prior to departure.


The Deal

Hotel stay + tour
  • 8D6N vacation for 1 for $498 (up to $758 value)

Traverse The Landscape of Jeju Island, Seoraksan, and Seoul
Jeju Island shrouds its lush terrains in myths and enigmas, starting visitors off with a optical illusion at Mysterious Road, where a seemingly upwards sloping path is then revealed to slant downwards, followed by a briny trip to Yongduam Rock off the isle’s jagged coast. Also named Dragon Head Rock, local legend purports that the structure arose after a dragon stole the elixir of immortality from the Mount Hallasan deity, but was struck down by a well-placed arrow by the god, before falling into the ocean and turning to stone.The fable’s veracity can be pondered whilst navigating a potentially steamy trip along the conical oleum that is Sunrise Peak - a 182-metre volcanic formation brought to its current state by eruptions from five millenniums ago, with the 99 rugged spires that hem its crater often earning it comparisons to gargantuan ancient castles.
Nabbing itself a governmental nature reserve designation and a declaration by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, Seoraksan National Park swells in a symphony of mountain peaks, shepherded by thriving deciduous forests pregnant with an abundance of rare flora and fauna. Towering escarpments part their lofty altars to unveil Sinheungsa, a religious site for Buddhists in the Jogye Order, believed to be the oldest Zen temple in the world. Seated on a lotus pedestal, the 48-foot and 108-tonne Bronze Buddha (bestowed with the name Tongil Daebul) smiles over worshippers paying reverence, his copper shell containing three pieces of the Buddha’s sari and the Tripitaka.
A quintuplet from the Joseon Dynasty’s ‘Five Grand Palaces’ family, Deoksugung Palace distinguishes itself from most other royal residences with its Western influenced gardens and architecture. Made famous by its stone-walled road, the setting contains the customary stately buildings where King Gwanghaegun and his ilk once inhabited, along with an annex of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Daehan Empire Historical Museum, the latter currently housed within the interiors of the Seokjojeon. Educations are furthered at Blue House, the official abode of the head of state, given its name due to the cascade of handmade cerulean tiles that blanket the pavilion’s roofs. In the distance, Mount Namsan rises from the city’s core, the Namsan Park pinnacle offering a panoramic view of the metropolis following a brief cable car ride to its highest point at N Seoul Tower.

Local 4-star hotel
Rooms are on twin-sharing basis
Max. occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 2 – 11 per room. Child aged 2 – 11 subject to additional charges
Room, bedding, and facilities vary from hotel to hotel

Add-Ons (payable to Travel Star)
Extra bed with breakfast for child aged 2 - 11: $368 per person
Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child aged 2 - 11: $268 per person
Stay extension at local 4-star hotel (not including transfers): $88 per person per night



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