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Known for being home to one of the finest Buddha shrines in the Asia, South Korea’s Seokguram Grotto looks out to the East Sea from Mount Tohamsan near Gyeongju. Commissioned in 742 AD by the Silla Kingdom’s chief minister, Kim Daeseong, it was built in honor of Daeseong’s parents from a past life.

If you’re feeling fit, one of the best ways to get to the UNESCO World Heritage Site is by hiking under the canopy of trees from Bulguksa Temple, past tumbling waterfalls and wildflowers, to the top of the mountain where Seokguram Grotto sits.

Pay the small entry fee and head inside, where the 3.5-meter tall granite Buddha sits on his lotus throne. Surrounded by panels of bodhisattvas and guardians, Buddha peacefully sits with his legs crossed in the bhumisparsha mudra position. The only structure to survive fully intact from the Silla era, look up at the ceiling -- it’s beautifully decorated with half moons and a lotus flower. For a truly special experience, come at dawn to see the sunrise over the East Sea in the distance.

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Nov - Jan 7am-5pm, Mar - Sep 6:30am-6pm
999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Sites and History Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Sites and History Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Explore the UNESCO-listed sites and other must-sees of Gyeongju on this full-day tour. Once the capital of Korea’s Silla kingdom, Gyeongju offers numerous attractions, some outside the city, making it difficult to see them independently in one day. This tour covers them all, including the UNESCO-protected Bulguk Temple and Seokguram. Includes entrance fees, lunch, round-trip transportation, and the option of upgrading to a private tour.
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  • 8 hours
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$189.99
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5-Day Korea Golden route by K-shuttle Tour from Seoul Including Busan, Yeosu

5-Day Korea Golden route by K-shuttle Tour from Seoul Including Busan, Yeosu

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Discover the cities that make South Korea tick on this 5-day South Korean cities tour from Seoul. Visit vibrant and bustling South Korean cities including Busan, Gongju, Suncheon, Yeosu and Wonju. Enjoy breathtaking views, clean air and an escape to nature in Mt Seorak National Park. Learn of Korea’s rich history at the Tomb of King Muryeong and Gwangju National Museum. Gain insight into traditional architecture at Jeonju Hanok and Hahoe Folk Village. Explore the UNESCO–listed Bulguksa Temple with your guide and learn of Korea’s bold 2018 Olympics. Please note: from November 2017 to April 2018, Pyeongchang Alpensia will not be visited due to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
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  • 5 days
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$799.00
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Private Gyeongju tour including Seokguram, Bulguksa and Tomb park from Busan

Private Gyeongju tour including Seokguram, Bulguksa and Tomb park from Busan

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Explore the cultural treasures of Gyeongju on a private day trip from Busan. Travel to the coastal city by air-conditioned coach and tour UNESCO-listed Bulguksa Temple and its hermitage, Seokguram Grotto, with an informative guide. Discover artifacts of the Silla Dynasty at the Gyeongju National Museum and visit the Cheomseongdae astronomical observatory. Your tour includes a restaurant lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Busan.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$339.00
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Full day Private Gyeongju UNESCO Heritage Tour : a glimpse into Silla

Full day Private Gyeongju UNESCO Heritage Tour : a glimpse into Silla

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Uncover the rich thousand-year of Gyeongju as you embark on a full-day tour of the historic area. With a private guide, visit the top attractions including Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, the Daereungwon Tomb Complex, and the traditional village. While you explore, your guide shed light on the history and culture of Korea’s ancient Silla Dynasty.
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  • 11 hours
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(Private) 9-Days Tasty Journey Around South Korea Tour

(Private) 9-Days Tasty Journey Around South Korea Tour

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Become an expert in Korean cuisine, culture, and history on a private 9-Day tour. This is the perfect tour for travelers who want to experience everything Korea has to offer. In addition to savoring the country's culinary delights, you’ll visit historical sites, mountain villages, beachside towns, and bustling cities. Private transportation, prearranged accommodation, and over fifteen included meals enable you to maximize your limited vacation time without stressing over travel planning.
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  • 9 days
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$4,300.00
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3-Day Korea Eastern course by K-shuttle Tour from Busan to Seoul

3-Day Korea Eastern course by K-shuttle Tour from Busan to Seoul

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Between Busan and Seoul lie impressive natural attractions, beautiful scenery, and fascinating sites of historic interest—but beating the language barrier to reach them by public transport is a challenge. On this tour, travel in comfort from Busan to Seoul and hit top attractions including the Bulguksa Temple, Haeundae Beach, and the UNESCO–listed Seokguram Grotto. With 4-star accommodation and breakfasts included, see the best of South Korea with ease.
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  • 3 days
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$539.00
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Private tour, 1Day Gyeongju city tour by KTX from Seoul-World Heritage Site

Private tour, 1Day Gyeongju city tour by KTX from Seoul-World Heritage Site

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Escape the bustle of the capital and enjoy a relaxing excursion to Gyeongju during this full-day private tour from Seoul. Travel comfortably by high-speed train. Learn about the ancient Silla kingdom and see its over millennium-old heritage sites. Highlights include Silla-era Cheonmachong Tomb, the panoramic hermitage of Seokguram Grotto, and ornate ceremonial items from the Silla dynasty at Gyeongju National Museum.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$437.50
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Korean UNESCO World Heritage Tour including Gyeongju, Andong and Daegu(2N3D)

Korean UNESCO World Heritage Tour including Gyeongju, Andong and Daegu(2N3D)

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Visit the best of South Korea’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on a private 3-day tour that saves you the hassle of planning and helps you overcome the language barrier. Letting your personal driver transport you between sights lets you relax and admire the scenery, while on-board Wi-Fi keeps you entertained. Plus, because you’re taking a private tour, you can enjoy the freedom to tailor your itinerary.
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  • 3 days
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$988.49
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3-Days 2-Nights Gyeongju UNESCO Sites & Busan City [Private Tour from Seoul]

3-Days 2-Nights Gyeongju UNESCO Sites & Busan City [Private Tour from Seoul]

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When it comes to sightseeing, South Korea has so much to offer, but it can be intimidating to venture from the capital city independently. Discover the best of Gyeongju and Busan without the headache bookings and trip planning on a private 3-day tour. With transportation, hotels, and breakfast taken care of, you’re free to simply enjoy the adventure. Itinerary highlights include the Jagalchi Fish Market, Cheomseongdae Observatory, and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.
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  • 3 days
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$380.00
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10Day Best of South Korea with Jeju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Seoul, DMZ& JSA.

10Day Best of South Korea with Jeju, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Seoul, DMZ& JSA.

Long history of Korea left behind many pulsating traditions that are still alive throughout centuries. Blended with futuristic modernity as a top country of pioneers in innovative technology, here is one charming country that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. In 10 days, this tour will set your feet at every single most thrilling attraction throughout South Korea. The tour starts from visiting the natural wonders of volcanic Jeju Island, and we will drive to numerous characterful cities including Busan, Gyeongju, Seoul, and DMZ. The assistance of our professional tour guide will always keep you properly appreciate the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of Korea. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit! The original itinerary is always up for a discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can recommend you the best local restaurants.
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  • 10 days
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$4,010.00
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Soul of Korea 11days 10nights

Soul of Korea 11days 10nights

Accommodation: Best selected 4star hotels located in the heart of downtown. Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience. Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed. There is so much to explore in Sparkling Korea - from the magnificent scenery, affluent cultural heritage, to the unique customs & traditions. Be inspired in this fantastic Korea experience! As Korean culture spreads around the globe, more and more people come to Korea seeking to experience it first hand.
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  • 11 days
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$4,288.85
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The Beauty of the Korea Cherry Blossom Discover 9days 8nights

The Beauty of the Korea Cherry Blossom Discover 9days 8nights

Perfect for Explorer & Independent traveler, enjoy a 9Days 8Night driving trip around Korea. This package includes 4-star hotels, one-way KTX from Seoul to Gyeongju. Accommodation: Best selected 4star hotels located in the heart of downtown. Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience. Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed. Kimchi making class Experience of Trying on Hanbok Seoul K-Medi Center, Experience K-medi-related health services including a thermomassage bed, K-medi natural facial pack with foot massage, herbal warmth foot bath and aroma therapy.
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  • 9 days
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$3,759.24
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10 Days Essential Korea Tour(Seoul, DMZ, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan, Jeju)

10 Days Essential Korea Tour(Seoul, DMZ, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan, Jeju)

If you want to feel the wonder of Korea like culture, heritage, foods and etc., our 10 Days Tour is the best opportunity to visit the most highlighted attractions. If you just book the tour, you don’t need to concern on where to visit, and how to go, and what to eat. The professional guide leads you to the all highlighted attractions like Andong which is the home of Confucian culture and Hahoe Village(UNESCO World Heritage). You will explore the UNESCO-listed sites, Gyeongju, was the capital of Silla kingdom for 1,000 years and Busan, Korea’s second biggest city. You fly to Jeju Island to see the wonder of beautiful volcanic island formed over a long period of many volcanic eruptions, the entire island was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as "Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes". You also visit historic sites in Seoul and DMZ. You will taste most of Korean foods at popular local restaurants. We supply sightseeing, foods, accommodation for the tour, so you just enjoy Korea.
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  • 10 days
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$4,949.00
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$4,949.00
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7 Days Essential Korea Tour(Seoul City tour, Nami, DMZ, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan)

7 Days Essential Korea Tour(Seoul City tour, Nami, DMZ, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan)

If you want to learn and feel the wonder of Korea like culture, heritage, foods of Korea, 7 Days Tour is the best opportunity to visit the most highlighted attractions. If you just book the tour, you don’t need to concern on where to visit, and how to go, and what to eat. You meet the past and present of Korea. The professional guide will lead you to the all highlighted attractions like Hahoe folk village forming with traditional houses. Buseoksa temple built in 676, the most beautiful temple providing breathtaking panoramic view with many national treasures. During 7 days tour, we will visit most historical UNESCO World heritage sites including Gyeongju, a capital city of Silla kingdom for 1000 years, and you will meet the present of Korea in Busan. You also visit historic sites in Seoul, Nami island and other attractions including DMZ. You will taste most of Korean foods at popular local restaurants. We supply sightseeing, foods, accommodation for the tour, so you just enjoy Korea.
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  • 7 days
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$2,899.00
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$2,899.00
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[8-days] Conquering the Korean Peninsula & Jirisan National Park Hiking

[8-days] Conquering the Korean Peninsula & Jirisan National Park Hiking

● This tour aims to better understand and feel Korea by properly combining 'general tour' and 'hiking tour' ● This Tour was planned for tourist who has visited Korea for the first time or has come few times, but want to know more about Korea ● "As Korea's only inbound hiking travel agency" Our journey starts with Korea travel specialist and mountain expert who has full of knowledge about Korean History, Politics, Religions and Nature ● Tour start from Seoul, which is the capital of South-Korea and the most visited by foreign tourists, and we are heading to the southeast. Then, stop by the millennium city called Gyeongju city and move to Busan city which is the second largest and biggest port city of Korea with full of joy and variety sea food. and We will hike to Jirisan Mountain which is first and biggest National Park in Korea. and We will return to Seoul after visiting Jeonju city that has full of taste and tradition. ※ Tour Itinerary is subject to change by customers request
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  • 8 days
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$1,880.00
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$1,880.00
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7 Days Highlight Korea Tour(Seoul, Nami, DMZ, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan)

7 Days Highlight Korea Tour(Seoul, Nami, DMZ, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan)

If you want to learn and feel the wonder of Korea like culture, heritage, foods of Korea, 7 Day Tour is the best opportunity to visit the most highlighted attractions. If you just book the tour, you don’t need to concern on where to visit, and how to go, and what to eat. You meet the past and present of Korea. The professional guide will lead you to the all highlighted attractions like Hahoe folk village forming with traditional houses. Buseoksa temple built in 676, the most beautiful temple providing breathtaking panoramic view with many national treasures. During 7 days tour, we will visit most historical UNESCO World heritage sites including Gyeongju, a capital city of Silla kingdom for 1000 years, and you will meet the present of Korea in Busan. You also visit historic sites in Seoul, Nami and other attractions including DMZ. If you want, the professional guide will lead to the popular local restaurants. Booking this tour leads you to enjoy all of Korea without inconvenience.
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  • 7 days
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$2,479.00
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$2,479.00
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Sparkling of Korea 13days 12nights

Sparkling of Korea 13days 12nights

South Korea boasts dense forests, ancient temples, and spectacular scenery—but organizing accommodation and transportation to explore the country independently can be challenging. On this comprehensive tour, see the best of beautiful South Korea with all the key logistics covered. Delve into Korean Buddhism at the Bulguksa Temple, explore Korea’s history at the UNESCO–listed Hahoe Folk Village, and soak up the atmosphere at the traditional seafood markets of Jagalchi.
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  • 13 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,911.93
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$4,911.93

Gyeongju ONE-DAY Highlights for PRIVATE CRUISE PASSENGER'S

Gyeongju ONE-DAY Highlights for PRIVATE CRUISE PASSENGER'S

Gyeongju was the capital of the Silla Kingdom, ruled by 56 dynasties for about 1,000 years, and then collapsed. It is one of Korea's important historic city where you can get a glimpse of the splendid Buddhist culture of the Silla era, at the time, they had an international trade and exchanges culture that was active with China, Japan, India, and the Middle East, it will be understood about the Silla kingdom lifestyle of ancient Koreans, like the philosophy, culture, and science. Gyeongju is the whole city is a wall-less museum, So that, you can visit the Bulguksa Temple UNESCO, Seokguram Grotto UNESCO, and Daereungwon Cheonmachong where can see the tombs of Silla nobles and Kings, more attractions visit, as well as you can enjoy traditional Silla craft pottery village, Gyeongju traditional rice winery, and local foodie, while in a tour! * Comfortable round trip with private transportation from Busan * Flexible itinerary depending on a cruise your schedule.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Korea Discover in Depth 12days 11nights

Korea Discover in Depth 12days 11nights

Tick off the highlights of Korea during this attraction-packed, multi-day private tour. An ideal introduction to the country’s top sights, the guided excursion includes domestic airfare and all breakfasts. Highlights include kimchi and paper-making classes, a visit to the UNESCO-listed city of Gyeongju, and a chance to get pampered in a Korean spa.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,351.16
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$4,351.16
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Active Seniors Korea Tour 11Days 10Nights

Active Seniors Korea Tour 11Days 10Nights

Whatever you need, we take good care of you, fully escorted private tours pamper seniors with exclusive touches, including a full time every day, special leisurely pacing, and unparalleled service. Accommodation: Best selected 4 star hotels located in the heart of downtown. Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience. Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$6,150.00
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$6,150.00
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Port shore Excursion Tour - Busan to Gyeongju (8hours)

Port shore Excursion Tour - Busan to Gyeongju (8hours)

Take a journey through the picturesque countryside of Korea to temple-rich Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla dynasty and one of the ten historical cities in the world. Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla dynasty (BC57-AD935), often dubbed as a Museum without Walls. Make your way leisurely to Gyeongju, where you will see Korea's fertile farmland, glistening brooks, sheltered ginseng farms, apple plantations and lovely rice paddies that together form the patchwork of colors and ever-changing textures of the rural Korean life.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.90
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$275.90
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the eastern coast of Gyeongju Private tour with Columnar Joints Padosori

the eastern coast of Gyeongju Private tour with Columnar Joints Padosori

From the center of Gyeongju, a city that breaths of history, you run to the east. After 40 minutes, you come to an expensive view of the East Sea. There are more attractions in Gyeongju aside from the cultural and historical sites that you are familiar with. Through the tour, you will visit tourists spot in Gyeongju : Bulguksa temple, Seokguram Grotto, Oryu Beach,Gampohang Port, Gampo Kkakji Trail, Igyeondae Observatory, Tomb of King Munmu, Gameunsa Temple Site, Columnar Joints Padosori Trail etc, learning the history of Shilla by your professional tour guide. If you’re into ancient cultures and traditions, take a day trip to Gyeongju. Make a time travel at Gyeongju! Tour guides are friendly, accommodating and experienced. Our guide will bring you local restaurant! This tour is a private tour so you can make your own plan, discussing with your tour guide! Enjoy more time at tour stops!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$256.42
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$256.42
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The Beauty of the Korea Cherry Blossom Discover 11days 10nights

The Beauty of the Korea Cherry Blossom Discover 11days 10nights

Accommodation: Best selected 4star hotels located in the heart of downtown. Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience. Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed. As Korean culture spreads around the globe, more and more people come to Korea seeking to experience it first hand.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,690.00
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$4,690.00

Gyeongju tour with a Driver

Gyeongju tour with a Driver

Do you want to catch splendid history of Shilla which lasted about 1,000years? Make your own customized private tour and use your time efficiently in limited time in Gyeongju ! Experienced local Driver who can speak English in a well cleaned Private air-conditioned tour vehicle will take you to some places that you want to visit! There are many places though, you can discuss where to go and how much you want to spend time at the site! Itinerary is flexible! Plus you will have authentic local food Lunch in Gyeongju like locals! Through the tour, you will visit major tourists spot in Gyeongju : Bulguksa temple, Seokguram Grotto, Tomb park, Cheomseongdae observatory, Anapji(Dongung and wolji),etc. Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences Air-conditioned vehicle and Private driver for a more personalized experience Roundtrip hotel transport, plus all parking fees and tolls are included This tour is a private tour so you can make your own plan!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$338.47
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Seokguram Grotto hours of operation: Nov - Jan 7am-5pm, Mar - Sep 6:30am-6pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.