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Located in the East of Asia, the terrain of South Korea is mainly mountains and hills which accounts for about 70% of the total area in South Korea. The mountains stretch along the east coast to the East China Sea, while along the coast in the south and the west is low mountains and coastal plains where gather the most agricultural crops in Korea, especially rice. Korea includes 8 main regions and 1 Autonomous Region Jeju. The capital city is Seoul, with six central cities as Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon and Ulsan. Korea is a paradise for tourist with many famous scenic spots. Surely we will be familiar with this country through the popular movie. Korea is a place that you can dream about modern cities with beautiful scenery.
Asia Shore Excursions provides many interesting Korea shore excursions for cruise ship passengers at any ports in Korea. Have a look at our ready-made Korea shore excursions for your reference, if you do not find any suitable tours or day trips in Korea, please contact us and our Korea shore excursion experts will help you tailor-make a unique Korea excursion that exclusively for you.

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  • Discover Seoul

    Step into Gyeongbokgung to feel how the lives of past Emperors were like before taking to the bustling streets of Insadong. Drop by Gwanghwamun Plaza to see well manicured landscaped gardens and statues of prominent historic figures…

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  • Busan City Tour

    Discover the highlights of Busan in this incredible guided private day trip. Reflect upon the historic past and developmental changes of Busan in Beomeosa Temple, UN Memorial Cemetery, and Busan Modern History Museum…

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  • Jeju Island Eco Tour

    Marvel at the unspoiled natural beauty of Jeju landscape on a guided private day trip. Travel along the rugged coastline to visit its most scenic landmarks including Jeolmul Forest Park, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak…

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Korea Shore Excursions

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  • Edwin Joseph Motyka

    Hello! We’re Mei & Ed Motyka from the USA. We will be aboard the Holland America Volendam, stopping at Inchon on Sunday, 16 April, 2016 from 0800-1800 hrs.
    We are interested in the KSSO2, DMZ & City tour. Please let us know if you have any spaces remaining on a tour going that day (max of 10-12 people), as well as the cost per person.How many hours is the tour?
    Also, your description on the website does not mention lunch. Is it possible to stop for a local (not fancy) lunch?
    We are also signed up with the Janet Rupp group for tours in Vietnam & Cambodia; but wish to visit the DMZ in Korea.
    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Mei & Ed

    • Tiffany

      Hi Edwin,

      The price per pax is cheaper if there are more people joining the tour. Please check your email for detail quotation of this Seoul shore excursion. Kindly let me know if you have any other questions.

      Best,

  • muna layyous

    We are arriving on Holland America on the volendam and we are interested in the KSSO2, DMZ & City tour. We are only 2 people and would like to know the cost of this trip

    we also want to sign for Osaka , nara and Kyoto tours
    please let me know the prices for these tours
    thank you

    • Tiffany

      Hi Muna,

      Thank you for letting us know your travel plan. Please take a look at the detailed quotation of DMZ & Seoul City shore trip which has already been sent to your email address. Feel free to ask us any question you still have.

      Regards,

  • Pam Telfer

    We are 2 people arriving on the Volendam on 3rd April, 2017 and would be interested in taking your Discover Seoul tour. Could you advise the cost of this please. We would also be happy to share the tour with a small group of 10 people or less.
    Thanking you.

    • Tracey

      Hi Pam,

      Thank you for letting us know your travel plan. The detailed quotation of this Seoul City shore excursion has been sent to your email address. Please check it and let me know if you have any other enquiries.

      Kind Regards,

  • Lynda

    we are arriving on the celebrity Millennium on 1st april 2 passengers are looking at doing the city tour please advise of the cost

    • Jeanny

      Hi Lynda,

      Thank you for reaching to us. Please check your email for detailed quotation of Seoul city shore trip. Feel free to ask us any question you may have.

      Best,

  • N Wheelton

    We are arriving on Celebrity Millennium on 1 April and would like to take a tour . Please advise of cost and availability for 2 people

    • Tracey

      Hi,

      Thank you for your request. Would you like to join a small group? Please check your email for detailed quotation of Seoul shore excursion.

      Best,

  • Shirley Etherington

    We are 2 people on the Volendam arriving on 20th April , leaving 21st. Would like cost of Tours for DMZ and Seoul. Would like to join small group tour from cruise terminal.

    We are also interested in overnight visit in Beijing, tours for 5th and 6th April from Tianjin Cruise Port, perhaps overnight stay. Similarly for Shanghai, dates 31st March/ 1st April.
    Many Thanks

    • Jeanny

      Hi Shirley,

      Warmest greetings from Asia Shore Excursions.
      Thanks for your request, we have dropped you the detailed quotation of Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai shore excursions as you request, please check your email.

      Best Regards,

  • Kelly

    I am a travel agent looking for excursions for my clients – I would like to request a price on the DMZ and Seoul Tour as well as the Seoraksan Mountains. Can you email me any information that you may have?

    • Jeanny

      Dear Kelly,

      Warmest greetings from Asia Shore Excursions.
      Thanks for your request, we have dropped you the detailed quotation of Seoul shore excursions as you request, please check your email.

      Best Regards,

 

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Things to do and see in Korea Shore Excursions

Korea – a small part of the East of Asia – has 70% of total area is mainly mountainous landscapes. Not only famous for ginseng and K-pop industry, this country is also an attractive destination for those who love traveling. Besides the capital city of Seoul, there are many places to explore in Korea such as Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, and the autonomous region Jeju. Joining with Asia Shore Excursions, you can see that Korea is even more beautiful than in the romantic movie.

Gyeongbokgung Place

Seoul shore excursions Built-in over 700 years ago, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most splendor and also the largest one of the Five Grand Palaces in the capital Seoul. With the name means “Greatly blessed by Heaven”, the palace was built in the heart of the city protected by Mount Bugaksan and Mount Namsan surrounding. Despite being destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion, the palace was rebuilt and served as the main royal residence that is maintained till now. With the traditional Korean architecture inspiring by Chinese and Japanese, Gyeongbokgung palace including several ancient attractions inside its grounds such as Gangnyeongjeon Hall, Geoncheonggung Residence, Geunjeongjeon Hall, Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, and so on. Moreover, you can explore the feudalist culture of Korea with a visit to the National Folk Museum and National Palace Museum which are also located in the palace.

Jusangjeollidae - Seaside Cliff

Jeju shore excursions Known as the Seaside Cliff, Jusangjeollidae is one of the most popular attractions located at the end of the forest of pine. After a long time, the cliff is magically made with stone pillars which are created by the hot liquid lava of volcano Hallasan Mountain turning cold due to the strong effect of water sea. These stone pillars have the shapes of several skyscrapers standing side by side, combined with the white foam from the high waves crashing to the rocks together create a marvelous scenery.

Beomeosa Temple

Busan shore excursions Was built in 678 during Silla Dynasty, the Beomeosa is one of ten HwaEom temples in this country which pursues happiness and generous life. In the past, the temple served as a school where several Korean great masters studying here. Right to the name meaning - the temple of Nirvana Fish, there is a gold-colored well that gold-colored fish came down from the sky playing inside. Not only being a religious site, the temple provides a lot of interesting activities and attractions. Meditate in Seonchaldaebonsan, clear your mind, erase all the useless ideas and depressed thoughts, then find yourself in peaceful and silence atmosphere surrounding. Have a visit to the Il Ju Gate leading to the sacred world of Buddha with the pure natural sight around with lush green forest under the clear blue sky.

Nami Island

Seoul shore excursions Upon setting your foot on the half-moon-shaped island, you can immediately marvel at the picture of roads lined up by beautiful vertical trees that no word can exactly describe. If you are lucky, some nice squirrels can closely jump around when you take some fascinated photos. A fan of Korean dramas, especially the ‘Winter Sonata’ cannot miss the opportunity to visit the famous spots shot in the films. The “Couple Snowmen” which is built by the two protagonists when they have the romantic first kiss. Stroll along and you can see the real-size statues of them holding each other’s hands. Rent a bicycle and take a ride or hop on an electric train to have a mini tour around the idyllic little island.

Petite France

Seoul shore excursions Right to the name, Petite France is a tiny France in the land of Korea where was the filming location of ‘You came from the Star’. This village is designed with the French style revealed in the famous novel ‘The Little Prince’, lined up by a variety of mischievous colorful buildings with the red roofs that you can see everywhere in the romantic country France. Hold on your camera and explore the pastel-tone architecture from European.

Shilla Kingdom Theater

Busan shore excursions Take a visit to the most famous theater of Korea where you can watch a short film about the Shilla Kingdom Dynasty – the Golden Kingdom of Korea. This Dynasty had the alliance relationship with the Tang Dynasty of China to conquer the whole Korean peninsula. The symbol of that dynasty is the magnificent gold crowns which are the most precious art objects of ancient South-East Asia.

Seongsan Ilchulbong - Sunrise Peak

Jeju shore excursions This UNESCO Heritage Site is a must-seeing place in Jeju if you want to admire the beauty of the sunrise in the seaside. The Sunrise Peak has the tuff cone shape formerly being the volcano erupted by sea water. With the steep slope to the height of 182 meters above sea level, it is not easy to climb the peak. But the view from the top is really worth your effort. There is a famous legend about the origin of Jeju – the Grandma Seolmundae who is the daughter of the Great Jade Emperor. Despite the prohibition of her father, she opened the sky and landed secretly. She made the Jeju island and her wash basket was Seongsan Ilchulbong.

Gyeongju Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond

Busan shore excursions The palace was built during the Silla Dynasty with the national banquet hall celebrating and holding important events. Due to its importance, the structure and architecture are so unique that can make you breathtaking at the first sight. Inside the palace, small mountains were created with colorful flowers and lush green grassland surrounding. Rare animals also were nourished in the ground that creates an exotic royal garden.
 

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