South Korea Real Food Adventure
From 12/09/2019 to 19/11/2020
Departure dates & prices
Dates Availability Price
Sep Thu 12 2019 to Sep Thu 19 2019Sold OutFrom$3,022*
Sep Thu 19 2019 to Sep Thu 26 2019AvailableFrom$2,780*
Sep Thu 26 2019 to Oct Thu 03 2019AvailableFrom$3,052*
Oct Thu 03 2019 to Oct Thu 10 2019AvailableFrom$3,270*
Oct Thu 10 2019 to Oct Thu 17 2019AvailableFrom$3,270*
Oct Thu 17 2019 to Oct Thu 24 2019Sold OutFrom$3,590*
Oct Thu 24 2019 to Oct Thu 31 2019Limited AvailabilityFrom$3,425*
Nov Thu 07 2019 to Nov Thu 14 2019AvailableFrom$3,145*
Nov Thu 14 2019 to Nov Thu 21 2019AvailableFrom$3,145*
Mar Thu 19 2020 to Mar Thu 26 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Mar Thu 26 2020 to Apr Thu 02 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Apr Thu 02 2020 to Apr Thu 09 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Apr Thu 09 2020 to Apr Thu 16 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Apr Sun 12 2020 to Apr Sun 19 2020AvailableFrom$3,085*
Apr Thu 16 2020 to Apr Thu 23 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Apr Thu 23 2020 to Apr Thu 30 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
May Thu 07 2020 to May Thu 14 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
May Thu 14 2020 to May Thu 21 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
May Thu 21 2020 to May Thu 28 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Jun Thu 04 2020 to Jun Thu 11 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Jun Thu 18 2020 to Jun Thu 25 2020AvailableFrom$3,145*
Wash down the other version of KFC – Korean Fried Chicken – with a glass of Soju, Korea's national alcoholic beverage.
Savour bibimbap in Jeonju, Korea's foodie capital.
Share a traditional temple meal with Buddhist monks on an overnight stay in a monastery.
Get the inside sip on Busan's craft brew scene at one of the city's top breweries.
Breakfasts Included: 3.
Lunches Included: 5.
Dinners Included: 3.
Hotel (5 nights),Temple stay (1 night),Hanok (1 night).
Private Vehicle,Train,Public Bus,Metro,Taxi.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 12.
Seoul - Welcome Dinner.
Jeonju - Kimchi Cooking Class.
Jeonju - Hanok Village Visit.
Sunchang - Gochujang (traditional chilli paste) Cooking Demonstration.
Golgulsa Temple - Temple Stay Program with Sunmudo (Martial Arts) Training and Meditation.
Gyeongju - Korean Street Food Tour at a Traditional Market.
Gyeongju - Farm Visit.
Golgulsa Temple - Martial Arts Meditation Demonstration.
Busan - Lighthouse Visit.
Busan - Craft Brewery Tour.
Busan - Jalgachi Seafood Market Tour.
Busan - Clam Restaurant Lunch.
Seoul - Dinner at Mangwon Market.
Day 1 - Seoul Welcome to Seoul, South Korea's vibrant capital of high-tech gadgetry, glittering skyscrapers and scrumptious eats. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:00pm on Day 1. Look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where this meeting will take place. Often it will take place in the 2nd floor Business Lounge. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Your insurance details and next of kin information will be collected at this meeting, so please have these details to provide to your leader. A modern Asian metropolis that blends bold futuristic intentions with strong links to the past, Seoul is one of Asia's great cities. After the welcome meeting, head out with your trip leader and be immersed in Seoul's sights, sounds, smells and, of course, tastes! Start your Food Adventure with a taste of the local KFC – Korean Fried Chicken – known locally as chi-maek, short for chicken plus maekju (the Korean word for beer). Don't pass up the opportunity to try Soju, Korea's national alcoholic beverage. Your leader will be able to verse you in the etiquette involved. After dinner we take a walk to a local market for a food insight tour plus a spot of dessert.
Day 2 - Jeonju After breakfast, take the metro to Yongsan Station and take in the bustle of vendors selling everything from coffee and pastries to kimbap (Korean sushi rolls). Travel by train to Jeonju, then take a private bus to your hotel. For lunch head to a restaurant famous for its bibimbap and dozens of house specialty side dishes. In the afternoon, learn to prepare the iconic Korean side dish, kimchi. Afterwards, take a stroll around the town, where there are many hanoks (traditional houses) to admire. If you're keen for one more 'real food' experience, for dinner your leader will take you for locally brewed, cloudy rice beer which is served with yet another array of side dishes. Note: On the October departure, the cooking class will be replaced by a visit to the Jeonju Bibimbap Festival.
Day 3 - Sunchang to Gyeongju This morning you'll have the opportunity to start your day with a breakfast of Kongnamul Gukbap – a hot soup of soybean and sprouts – in a local restaurant hidden in Nambu Traditional Market. From here, travel by bus to Sunchang Gochujang, a village famous for the production of gochujang (a traditional red chilli paste). Taste local varieties of soy sauce, bean paste, red chilli paste and Korean pickles, then see how the chilli paste is made during a demonstration. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant that specialises in fermented bean soup, then take a stroll around the base of Mt Gangcheon. Return to Jeonju, and catch a public bus to Gyeongju, arriving by early evening. Tonight is free for your own exploration, although your leader will have plenty of great dining tips.
Day 4 - Temple Stay The city of Gyeongju is an area rich with temples, tombs, pagodas, and palace ruins (many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites). Start your day with a stroll through the local market, learning about the ingredients and produce that form the building blocks of this amazing cuisine. There should also be time to explore some of the royal tombs - conspicuous grassy hills which punctuate the landscape around the city. Lunch will be a tasting of Korean comfort foods, including hotteok, tteokbokki, chicken on a stick - not to mention red bean bread, a specialty of this region. In the afternoon drive to the Golgulsa Temple for an overnight stay. The monks at this temple practice a specific type of martial arts known as sunmudo. Be treated to a sunmudo display, then enjoy time to wander around the tranquil temple surrounds. Dinner will be vegan, in line with monastic custom. In the evening, choose to be guided through a martial-arts style meditation and yoga session or simply settle in for an early night's sleep.
Day 5 - Gyeongju Your life as a monk continues today with a 4 am wake-up for a memorable morning meditation (you can opt out of it, though, if early mornings are not your thing!). Following breakfast, learn about the spiritual values and beliefs of Korean Buddhism over tea with a resident monk. Leaving the monastery, drive on to a local farm for an insight into agricultural life. After a walk around the farm, you'll be treated to some home-made snacks. In the afternoon we travel to Busan to visit the Haedong Temple by the Sea. Tonight we will head out to a restaurant to enjoy lamb skewers with eggplant and local greens. After dinner you may want to take in the local nightlife in the Seomyeon Entertainment District! Note: In the case of bad weather, the farm visit will be replaced by an alternate activity.
Day 6 - Busan This morning we will take a public bus to the Taejondae Lighthouse. Visit Jalgalchi Market (an enormous seafood market situated by Busan port), then savour a clam bake lunch overlooking the ocean. In the evening, head to a local craft brewery for a behind-the-scenes tour and a tasting. South Korea’s craft beer scene is exploding all across the country after a rise to popularity in Seoul. Busan boasts a fairly formidable range of brewpubs itself, many of these offering a fantastic range of beers with delicious food to boot. Local IPAs such as the Doljianchi are crafted with special yeasts that give off delicious peach highlights, surprisingly lacking in punch for a beer with 9% alcohol content. Local sour beers also make for a fine drop, some of these coming with a sting that needs to be pushed past in order to truly appreciate the unique flavours.
Day 7 - Seoul After breakfast at the hotel and a free morning to explore Busan, travel by Korea Train Express back to Seoul arriving late afternoon. There may be free time to wander around Gyeongbok Palace, marvel at the views from Namsan Tower or check out Seoul’s most eclectic neighbourhoods of Sinsadong and Gangnam. For your final feast, head to the Mangwon Market, a galleria food hall brimming with traditional street foods and Korean barbecue!
Day 8 - Seoul Your South Korea Food Adventure comes to an end this morning. If you wish to extend your stay and explore more of Seoul, additional accommodation is available. Please contact your booking agent for further information.
- The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our Booking Terms and Conditions (available on our website) and terms and conditions of the relevant travel service provider.
- Prices quoted valid for sale until 01 July 2019 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
- All prices are per person (unless otherwise stated), subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
- Advertised price includes bonus nights and/or stated saving (if applicable).
- Additional supplier conditions and travel restrictions may apply. Please enquire for further details.
- Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
- Components of the total price including local payments, "resort fees", "national park fees", "trip kitties" and food funds (if applicable) may be payable direct to the supplier on arrival or to your travel consultant prior to your departure. Where applicable, these payments are included in the total price quoted.
- Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
- Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
- Additional levies, government charges & other applicable fees, including additional taxes, surcharges and visa fees specific to your departure date or flight routing, may apply and are beyond our control.
- Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.
- Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store or by BPAY.
- Payments made in store by credit card will incur a surcharge (see Booking Terms and Conditions for further details).
- These prices are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases. Please enquire for further details..