Highlights of South Korea & Japan

Mount Fuji behind the skyscrapers of Tokyo
Mount Fuji behind the skyscrapers of Tokyo
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    From £3,495 per person sharing.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 12 nights' hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
    • Transfers and internal transportation by private car or train. 
    • Private guided tours in Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan, Kyoto & Tokyo
    • Comprehensive guiding notes
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

Korea and Japan: two nations close geographically, but markedly different in personality. This two-week itinerary, largely self-guided, covers the most prominent areas of these East Asian neighbours, giving a flavour of both and providing the opportunity to discover fascinating contrasts in history, culture, and cuisine. The tour is bookended by three days each in the respective capital cities of Seoul & Tokyo: both buzzing megalopolises with a huge variety of sights and experiences. In between there are mirrored stays in the cultural capitals of Gyeongju in Korea and Kyoto in Japan, and journeys through the characterful second cities of Busan and Osaka. This itinerary is a fascinating introduction to both countries, and with myriad side trips and extensions on offer is ideal for further tailoring. 

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Seoul: with British Airways.
  • 2
  • Seoul: Arrive and transferred privately to your city hotel.
  • 3
  • Seoul: A half day privately-guided tour of the Korean capital.
  • 4
  • Seoul: Day at leisure to explore independently, or arrange a side trip to Suwon or the DMZ.
  • 5
  • Seoul - Gyeongju: High-speed train to Gyeongju, with a half-day tour on arrival.
  • 6
  • Gyeongju - Busan: Morning tour in Gyeongju, followed by a short drive to Busan with sightseeing on arrival.
  • 7
  • Busan: A full day at leisure in Korea’s second city.
  • 8
  • Busan - Osaka: Short flight over the East Sea to Osaka, Japan’s second city and foodie capital.
  • 9
  • Osaka - Kyoto: Short train journey to Kyoto, followed by a half-day tour of its’ many cultural highlights.
  • 10
  • Kyoto: A day at leisure in Kyoto, with suggested side trip to Nara.
  • 11
  • Kyoto – Tokyo: High-speed train journey to Tokyo, followed by a half-day tour
  • 12
  • Tokyo: Day at leisure in Tokyo
  • 13
  • Tokyo: Day at leisure in Tokyo, with suggested side trips.
  • 14
  • Tokyo – London Heathrow: Return to London with British Airways.
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