This tour is very divers one gets to know South Korea. First we were in a group of 13 people, for the second half of the trip in a group of 24 people. The small group was better to get to know people. Also the first bus was more comfortable than the second one. The tour involves quite some walking which is good given that plenty of food is served. The landscapes at the coast and in the mountains were gorgeous and we were very lucky with the weather. Our guide was very kind and helpful. Pick-up service to the airport worked perfectly. We had always dinner before hotel check-in. Here I would suggest to have dinner at least for the last evening after check-in and if possible in the hotel so that people can stay together to say good bye.The hotels were all very good (not all 5 star in international terms), but a very good price-quality relationship overall.
Excellent well planned trip. Great experiences for first time travelers -- highly recommended. Mark our tour guide kept everything running smoothly. Experiences included interesting villages, wearing native costumes, castles, temples, rare sites and of course the food. This would be difficult to do on your own in the same time and with excellent hotels. Recommend adding a Seoul and/or DMZ 1 day Viator tours to get a comprehensive
This trip was my first to Korea and the tour gave me an excellent first impression of this country. The sights vary from Buddhist temples to excavation sites, modern cities, old villages and mountain / sea scenery. The tour was well organized and efficiently guided. The hotels and restaurants were well chosen for location and food quality. I can definitely recommend this tour. I definitely recommend combining this trip with more days in Seoul.