Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 23 September 2018, which includes information to help you plan your trip to South Korea, top travel deals and articles about South Korea.
We are very excited that in one weeks time we are heading off on our first trip to South Korea! After extensive planning we think we have got our itinerary nailed down as well as a rough plan for each day of our visit. We are really looking forward to this trip, and our children are also getting very excited!
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South Korea Events
Autumn Foliage Planning
For those of you planning to visit South Korea from now to mid December you are almost definitely planning to try to see some of the glorious autumn foliage colours throughout South Korea.
I have found a very comprehensive guide on the Trazy website which includes detailed information about the fall colour dates and locations across all of South Korea from north to south. Click here to check it out and to incorporate into your itinerary planning.
South Korea Upcoming Events
The major upcoming events are below including how to book tickets for each event:
2 – 13 October 2018 – 2018 Jinju Lantern Festival is one of the best known throughout South Korea. Trazy has a great day trip deal which includes round trip transportation from and to Seoul as well as festival entry. (We will be attending this festival so are really looking forward to it!)Click here to book your day tour from Seoul to the Jinju Lantern Festival through Trazy
6 October 2018 – 2018 Seoul International Fireworks Festival (SIFF) is definitely one of the significant festivals in Korea ever since it first launching in the year 2000 with the aim of wishing for peace and harmony. On this festival, over 1.2 million people will flood into Yeouido Hangang Park to experience a thrilling showcase of fireworks in the city. Click here to find out more about the festival.
14 October 2018 – BBQ X SBS Super Concert in Suwon is a massive festival for K-Pop artists – the line up includes Wanna One, BLACKPINK, Seventeen, MAMAMOO, EXID, ICON and many more. You can easily purchase tickets including return transportation through Trazy.Click here to book your BBQ X SBS Super Concert in Suwon with SBS Inkigayo Package through Trazy
20-28 October 2018 – Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) is a mega festival for K-Pop and includes fan meetings and cultural experiences. You can easily purchase tickets for the Opening & Closing Awards Concert through Trazy, which includes a range of transportation options.Click here to book your BOF Opening and Closing Concert tickets through Trazy
27 October 2018 – Busan Fireworks Festival is one of the top fireworks festivals in South Korea, held looking over Gwangalli Beach. You can easily book either a seat only or seat and table ticket through Trazy.Click here to book your Busan Fireworks ticket through Trazy
27 October 2018 – Seoul Fashion Festival 2018 Halloween Red Moon is a Halloween themed fashion show and live concert with circus performance, designer pop up stores and party! You can easily book your ticket through Trazy.Click here to book your Seoul Fashion Festival 2018 Halloween Red Moon ticket through Trazy
Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week
Tour Radar Online Travel Expo – finishes on 26 September 2018!
Between September 19th and 26th Tour Radar are offering incredible travel deals up to 75% off around the globe from the industry top tour operators. Operators include G Adventures, Topdeck, Intrepid, and many more! Click here to see the great deals on offer.
Skyroam Go Data Launch
The big launch day is here! We are happy to announce Skyroam GoData, a new subscription based on feedback from users that they’d like to use Skyroam for everyday use on-the-go and have full control over data speeds. How it works:
- Get 1GB of always fast, full speed global 4G LTE data – $9/mo (or 8€/mo).
- Need more? Buy more data anytime for only $9/GB (or 8€/GB).
- Get the best local connection at home or abroad with the GoData subscription.
Learn more about this plan here.
Featured South Korea Tours and Tickets – DMZ Tours
Most visitors to South Korea are interested in seeing the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, particularly with recent publicity of the meetings between the leaders of North and South Korea and Donald Trump.
As we have recently learned you really need to book your DMZ tour at least two months before you plan to visit, and also book it first before you book anything else – otherwise you may have limited options to change to another date. The JSA tours in particular sell out quickly.
For our upcoming trip to South Korea, we have missed out on being able to do a DMZ tour at all as I had not realised that none of the tours operate on a Monday, and they also do not operate on public holidays – and the rest of our schedule was already locked in 🙁 .
Trazy offers two different tour options to visit the DMZ as follows:
- A full day DMZ and Joint Security Area (JSA) tour – note that there are age and nationality restrictions on who can do this tour. Click here to see the details, pricing and availability through Trazy.
- A half day DMZ tour – which has more options and less restrictions for most visitors to South Korea. Click here to see the details, pricing and availability through Trazy.
Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group
NEW POST! How To Book Tickets For The Incheon Airport Limousine Bus
If you are arriving or departing from Incheon Airport near Seoul, South Korea, then the Limousine Bus is a great affordable option to get to and from the airport. The Limousine Bus is a deluxe bus option which picks up and drops off direct to select hotels and public transport locations, so you can more easily conduct your Seoul airport transfer without the hassle of trying to use the Seoul public transport system immediately after you arrive.
Every Limousine Bus service includes free onboard Wifi and water, ensuring a comfortable trip. Click here to read more…
102 Unbelievably Beautiful Places in Korea by There She Goes Again
I’ve been lucky to visit some of the most beautiful places in Korea while I’ve lived here for a total of 3+ years. Whether it’s some remote hiking trail in the countryside or a famous palace in Seoul, I’ve gathered a pretty huge bucket list.
One of my main goals in moving to the countryside was to avoid getting myself stuck in one city. When I first lived here, I was a student in Seoul, and I literally never left in the entire 6 weeks I was there. I knew I wanted to change that my second time around. If someone talked about a town or site in Korea, I wanted to know exactly what and where they were talking about.
As a tribute to one of my favorite little countries, I thought I’d round up a huge list of all the must-see and famous places to visit in Korea, whether it’s during summer, winter, or any season.
How many of these incredibly beautiful places in Korea have you visited? Click here to read more…
15 Unmissable Neighborhoods in Seoul by Fodors Travel
From throngs of candy-colored K-Beauty stores in buzzy, downtown Myeong-dong to the craft boutiques, historic buildings, and cheap street food in traditional Insa-dong, these 15 Seoul neighborhoods each offer a distinct glimpse into the beating heart of South Korea’s dynamic capital. Click here to read more…
Thanks Anne and Tony.
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