Eat like a local as you discover Korean foods with a local guide. This tour takes in Seoul’s markets as you try classic dishes, learn about local ingredients, side dishes and sauces, and understand the importance of food in Korean culture.
Things to do in South Korea
You may want to take a trip to the North Korean border zone to learn about its history and the legacy of the Korean War. You could tour Seoul’s street markets for an authentic taste of the city, learn about the Shilla Dynasty and their lasting influence in Gyeongju or tour the volcanic landscapes and rugged coastline of Jeju Island. Whatever you decide to do, we’ll tailor your holiday [vacation] to Korea to include activities that reflect your interests and get you closer to understanding the country and its people.
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Ideas for experiencing South Korea
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know South Korea, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.
The imperial capital for almost a millennium, Gyeongju is home to South Korea’s richest collection of historical buildings. Royal tombs and palaces, temples and pagodas dot the area and offer an insight into the enduring success of the Shilla Dynasty.
A buffer zone between North and South Korea, the Demilitarized Zone can only be visited on a guided tour which offers the chance to see its observation posts and tunnels and learn about the history of the Korean War.
Explore the volcanic cones, crater rims and lava tubes of east Jeju on a private guided tour to learn about the region’s geological history. See languid Udo Island and take in some of Jeju Island’s best views.
Korea’s second-largest city has an unusual, captivating history. Accompanied by a local guide who can explain the city’s character, culture and history, you’ll visit its most interesting sights and explore some of the country’s largest markets.