Run by: Selective Asia
Reference number: Crossing borders: Korea to Kyushu
Besides close geographical proximity South Korea and Japan share many similarities and make natural holiday partners. Both are countries rich in ancient history, where deep-rooted traditions are balanced by contemporary culture and technological sophistication. Natural wonders and scenic beauty can be found throughout the two, as can a distinctive cuisine and friendly people. This ten-day itinerary offers a teasing taster of both destinations.
The first five nights are spent in South Korea where you will travel from the sprawling metropolis of Seoul to the southern seaside city of Busan, via the cultural heart of the country, Gyeongju.
After your whistle-stop introduction to South Korea take the ferry across the Sea of Japan (just a 3.5 hour journey) to Fukuoka which sits on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Spend five leisurely days visiting temples and beautiful gardens, eating ramen at the yatai stalls and soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.
Day 1 - arrive Seoul
Day 2 - Seoul Old & New City Tour
Day 3 - Seoul, Gyeongju Highlights Tour
Day 4 - Gyeongju, Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple, Monastic Life Experience, Busan
Day 5 - Busan Highlights Tour Day 6 - Busan, Japan: Fukuoka
Day 7 - Fukuoka City Highlights
Day 8 - Fukuoka, Nokonoshima Island, Shofukuji & Tochoji temples
Day 9 - Fukuoka, Dazaifu or Nagasaki
Day 10 - depart Fukuoka
This is a fast-paced holiday designed to show you what can be done in a short space of time. If you would prefer a more relaxed travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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