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SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN To find out more visit saga.co.uk/koreatour Essence of South Korea and Japan 13 nights from £3699 Including optional travel insurance or from £3628 without insurance§ Take to the rails on this two-country tour of South Korea and Japan and discover dynamic Seoul, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Mount Fuji and Tokyo's Imperial Palace. Rail journey Ancient sites Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details · 12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight · 23 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners Excursions and visits Seoul city tour Visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone and the Joint Security Area Gyeongju sightseeing tour Guided tour of Busan Kyoto city tour Visit to Mount Fuji 5th Station Lake Ashi cruise Komagatake Ropeway aerial lift Tokyo sightseeing tour G G G G G G G G G Enjoy scenic views of Mount Fiji from the bullet train nights in hotel Seoul South Korea Gyeongju Kyoto Japan Mount Fuji Tokyo Hakone Busan Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels. G G G G G Osaka Contrast old and new in Seoul ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Seoul, South Korea. Fly overnight to Seoul. Day 2: Seoul. Stay three nights in Seoul with a welcome dinner tonight. D Day 3: Seoul. Enjoy a full-day tour of Seoul, starting at the grand Gyeongbok Palace. Visit a traditional tea house and see the N Seoul Tower, a 236-metre-high radio tower. An evening optional excursion visits Gwangjang Market. B, L Day 4: Seoul. Glimpse one of the world's most closed countries on a full-day excursion to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). You must bring your passport and dress conservatively today. This once-in-a-lifetime tour takes you to Imjingak Village and Freedom Bridge where 10,000 POWs were traded at the end of the Korean War. See the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, and visit Dorasan Station. Visit the Joint Security Area (JSA), where North and South Korean guards stand face-to-face. You'll also visit Freedom House, the Bridge of No Return and the Axe Murder Incident Area. An evening optional excursion is to Nanta, a comedy cookery show. B, L Day 5: Gyeongju, South Korea. Take a high-speed train to Gyeongju for an overnight stay. Sightseeing tour of Tumuli Park, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Anapji Pond, and Gyeongju National Museum. B, D Day 6: Busan, South Korea. Morning at leisure, or an optional excursion to Seokguram Grotto. This afternoon take the train to Busan for a two-night stay. B, D Day 7: Busan. Morning at leisure or optional excursion to Jagalchi Fish Market. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Busan takes in Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, the Busan Tower and Haeundae Beach. B, L Day 8: Osaka-Kyoto, Japan. Fly to Osaka in Japan and transfer to Kyoto for a two-night stay. Dine tonight at an Izakaya ­ a traditional Japanese pub. B, D Day 9: Kyoto, Japan. Full-day tour to Kiyomizu, Ryonaji and Kinkakuji Temples, buy lunch in Nishiki market and stroll around the Gion district. B Day 10: Fuji-Hakone, Japan. Take a bullet train to Mishima for a full day exploring Mount Fuji. Visit the tourist village of Oshino Hakkaim, the Fuji 5th Station, or if the weather is unsuitable, the Fuji Visitor Centre. Stay overnight in Hakone. B, D Day 11: Tokyo, Japan. Cruise across Lake Ashi, see the impressive Hakone Shrine and ride the Komagatake Ropeway cable car up Mount Hakone. Catch the bullet train to Tokyo for a three-night stay. B, L Day 12: Tokyo. At leisure all day to explore Tokyo. Dine at a Yakitori restaurant, a Japanese-style pub. B, D Day 13: Tokyo, Japan. Half-day sightseeing tour of Tokyo visits Imperial Palace Plaza, Hamarikyu Gardens, and a sushi demonstration before you make your own sushi lunch. Afternoon at leisure, dine at Hananomai Sumo Restaurant. B, L, D Day 14: Tokyo, Japan-UK. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B Accommodation... Novotel Ambassador Yongsam (5*), Seoul · The Suites Hotel Gyeongju (4*) · Ramada Encore Haeundae (4*), Busan · Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (4*) · Regina Kawaguchiki (4*), Hakone · Grand Prince New Takanawa (4*), Tokyo. "Immerse into the cultures of South Korea and Japan on this comprehensive tour, including a visit to the DMZ border, a tour of perfect Mount Fuji and rides on the super-fast bullet train." Tom Cranshaw, Expert Holiday Creator SAVE £300 per person on Sep 2, 2019 Prices from: Sep 2, 2019 3999 3699 Oct 28 4099 Mar 18, 2020 4299 May 4 4099 Oct 26 4299 Rooms for sole occupancy from £4398 Essence of South Korea and Japan. Holiday code: FE109. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 235 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Korean Air from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book see page 235 and call FREE on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/tours Please quote SMT19 199