Enjoy the sights of South Korea for 4 nights before checking out Japan from an expert’s perspective. The itinerary not only includes classic cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, but also takes you to places like Mount Fuji and a cruise on Lake Ashi
- Airfare to Tokyo and return from Seoul
- 12 nights luxury accommodation
Seoul: 2 nights Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station or Similar
Gyeongju: 1 Night Gyeongju Commodore Hotel or Similar
Busan: 2 nights Busan ASTI Hotel or Similar
Osaka: 2 nights Sheraton Miyako Osaka or Similar
Kyoto: 2 night ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or Similar
Shizuoka: 1 night Hotel Associa Shizuoka or Similar
Tokyo: 2 nights Metropolitan Ikebukuro / Tokyo Dome Hotel or Similar
- 28 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 7 dinners
- Guided sightseeing and admissions as specified in the itinerary
- Tour leader from Canada & local English speaking guides for touring
- All your transportation and airport transfers
Exclusive: Book by Dec 15!
Seniors over 60 years – Save an additional $50 off per person
Repeat China Star Holiday Passengers – Save an additional $100 off per person
|March 14 or November 21, 2024|
|Vancouver||from $5890 + $785 tax|
|Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna||from $6080 + $815 tax|
|Kamloops, Penticton||from $6080 + $815 tax|
|Prince George, Prince Rupert||from $6120 + $825 tax|
|Calgary, Edmonton||from $6120 + $825 tax|
|Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg||from $6290 + $835 tax|
|Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax||from $6290 + $835 tax|
|Single Room Supplement
(no single share)
|Optional Tours to add:|
|Hiroshima (Bullet Train)||Add $450 per person|
- Air Canada is providing one check in luggage for free (23 kg)
- Flight from Seoul to Osaka is providing one check in luggage for free (15 kg)
- Tour Service Fee $200 USD/pp to be paid locally. (In Tokyo)
- Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended
- Due to the nature of this reservation, your seats on board these flights are assigned at the discretion of the airline. Any changes can be requested at airport check-in.
- Tour Leader from Canada
- Guaranteed Departures
- Air Canada Direct Flight
- Busan to Osaka by Air
- Hanbok Experience
- Korea Welcome Dinner
- Korea Buffet Dinner
- Cruise on Lake Ashi
- Oshino Hakkai
- Tokyo SkyTree
- One Western Dinner
- Special Farewell Dinner
- Japanese Souvenir
- Free Time in Seoul & Tokyo
- Optional Tour: Hiroshima (Bullet Train) ($)
Day 1 – Vancouver (or Hometown) to Seoul (Korea) (AC 063 YVR/ICN 1300/1625+1)
You will start with Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Seoul or via Vancouver if you are starting from another city. Start your worry-free tour vacation with the guidance of your Canadian tour escort from Vancouver.
Day 2 – Arrive Seoul
Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Seoul. You will be greeted and transferred to the hotel.
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station or Similar (4-Star)
Day 3 – Seoul (B/L/SD)
After breakfast, travel by comfortable coach to Gyeongbokgung Palace (the royal family primary residence during the Joseon Dynasty). Then experience wearing Korean Traditional Cloth – Hanbok. Visit the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae – Korean Executive Office), then visit the National Folk Museum, Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong. Take a break and have a Ginseng Chicken Soup with Rice for lunch. Onward to watch The Painters show (or Nanta), then enjoy a Welcome Dinner – Korean BBQ. After dinner, head over to Myeongdong Night Market before transferring back to the hotel.
Day 4 – Seoul – Gyeongju (B/L/SD)
In the morning, visit War Memorial of Korea, drive by to take a closer look at N Seoul Tower (No observatory) then go to DMZ Area to see the reality of divided nation in the world. The itinerary includes the Third Tunnel Experience, Dora Observatory and Dorasan Station. In the afternoon, enjoy a ride to Gyeongju. Dinner at Ashley Buffet Restaurant.
Hotel: Gyeongju Commodore Hotel or Similar
Day 5 – Gyeongju – Busan (B/L)
After breakfast, drive to Bukchon Hanok Village and Ihwa Mural Village. Then explore The National Museum of Korea. In the afternoon, enjoy a Free half day in Seoul.
Hotel: Busan ASTI Hotel or Similar
Day 6 – Busan (B/L/D)
Today, visit Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Then walk along Busan’s famous Haeundae Beach and get a ride on Haeundae Coastal Train. Visit Cheongsapo Red and White Lighthouse, Busan International Film Festival Square and Jagalchi Fish Market. Afterwards, enjoy a Korean Hot Pot Dinner.
Day 7 – Busan – Osaka, Japan (by air)(B/D)
After breakfast, flight to Osaka. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka or Similar
Day 8 – Osaka (B)
Free Day OR Optional Tour to Hiroshima. Tour departure from hotel and take the morning Bullet Train to Hiroshima. Visit Hiroshima Memorial Park (Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Museum), then visit Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima Island. In the late afternoon, take the Bullet Train back to Osaka Station, transfer back to the hotel.
Day 9 – Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B/L/WD)
Today, visit Shinsaibashi a bustling shopping district known for its wide range of stores and boutiques. Then, drive 30mins to Nara. Visit Todaiji Temple and Nara Deer Park. Afterward, visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. At night, Western Dinner at a local restaurant, overnight in Kyoto.
Hotel: ANA Crown Plaza Kyoto or Similar
Day 10 – Kyoto (B/L)
After breakfast, visit Heian Shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. Then, explore the district of Gion and Hanami-koji Street, a historic district with traditional buildings, kimono shops, restaurants, and geisha. Dinner on your own arrangement.
Day 11 – Kyoto – Nagoya – Shizuoka (B/L/D)
In the morning, take 2 hours (bus drive) from Kyoto to Nagoya. Visit Atsuta Shrine. Then proceed to visit Osu Kannon Temple and Shopping Arcade, a network of covered shopping streets with over 400 shops and restaurants. Visit Nagoya Castle, then continue journey to Shizuoka for overnight. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Hotel Associa Shizuoka or Similar
Day 12 – Shizuoka – Mt. Fuji – Hakone – Tokyo (B/L)
In the morning, taking a calming 30-minute Cruise on Lake Ashi. Then drive to Mt. Fuji 5th Station (depending on weather conditions). If time allows, visit the eight springs Oshino Hakkai. Drive to Tokyo. Dinner on your own arrangement.
Hotel: Metropolitan Ikebukuro or Similar
Day 13 – Tokyo (B)
After breakfast, visit Tokyo’s oldest temple – Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji Temple). Then explore the Nakamise Market, the street lined on both sides with shops selling traditional souvenirs, snacks, and sweets. Next, you will be treated with the skyline view of Tokyo at Tokyo Skytree Observation Deck (350 M) (Including Admission Fee). Then, visit Tokyo National Museum, Imperial Palace and Nijubashi Bridge. At night, we will have a Farewell Dinner.
Day 14 – Tokyo – Vancouver (or Hometown) (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a leisure morning. Pick up from hotel and transfer to Narita Airport. Fly back to Vancouver by Air Canada, arriving home on the same day or continuing to your home city from there.