Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 3 November 2019, which includes information to help you plan your trip to South Korea, top travel deals and articles about South Korea.
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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.
There are several public holidays coming up over the next few months as follows. Click on the links to find out more about each public holiday.
- 25 December 2019. Christmas Day.
Autumn is the time for many cultural and music festivals across South Korea.
- You can check out further details of upcoming events and book through Trazy at this link.
- You can check out further details of upcoming events and book through Klook at this link.
Below is an overview of the most popular events:
- 1 – 17 November 2019. Seoul Lantern Festival
- 20 December 2019 to 2 February 2020. Pyeongchang Trout Ice Fishing Festival (Trazy)
- 28 December 2019. OranC Mix Hip Hop Festival (tickets through Trazy)
- 4-26 January 2020. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival (shuttle bus through Trazy) (also a Klook package)
- Many other ice festivals over January!
Skiing and Snowboarding in South Korea – Trazy Ski Trip Finder Tool!
South Korea has an excellent range of ski and snow boarding resorts, many of them accessible as day or overnight trips from Seoul. Trazy has just launched their new Ski Trip Finder tool to help you find the best skiing option to suit you. After you click through below you can choose from a range of filters to narrow down the recommended options! Check it out, and also keep an eye out for early bird specials!
Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for South Korea
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales are coming on 29 November and 2 December 2019! You can expect there to be a great range of deals available for travellers to South Korea – which is likely to include significant discounts on:
- package tours,
- day tours,
- guide books, and
- travel products
We are planning to create a dedicated article which includes all of the available deals. Keep an eye out and be ready to book quickly when the deals are released!
Voyagin Year End Sale Promotion
Voyagin are currently running their Year End Sale from 1 November 2019 to 6 January 2020 where you can save up to $US40 per booking using the below coupon codes. Note that the coupon codes are not valid for Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan or any JR Passes.
- Save $10 when you spend $150, “2019YEAREND10”
- Save $25 when you spend $300, “2019YEAREND25”
- Save $40 when you spend $450, “2019YEAREND40”
To see a great range of popular purchase options through Voyagin to take advantage of this sale I suggest you check out the Voyagin Tours and Tickets for South Korea at this link – options include theme parks, shows, Discover Seoul Passes and much more!
Featured South Korea Tours and Tickets – Shows!
You may not realise that South Korea is the home of some great entertaining shows which have toured the world! The most well known show is the Nanta Cooking Show, which can currently be seen almost every day in both Seoul and Jeju Island. We purchased VIP tickets to see the show on our recent visit to Seoul, and it was a real highlight of our trip! Our children definitely rated it well – and because we purchased VIP tickets my oldest son also had the opportunity to go on stage – and loved it 🙂
The show is designed to be non-verbal, so it is open to anyone from any language. At the beginning of the show they show some slides in multiple languages which provide context and background, and from there it is totally non-language based.
Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group
Planning A Trip To Korea? Top Korean Travel Tips by Pretraveller
If you are reading this article you have probably already booked your flights to South Korea and are now entering the final stages of planning your trip. For some of you this may be three to six months before you fly out and for others you may be departing in less than a week. This stage gets very exciting as you draw closer and closer to your departure date. When we started the first version of this article (four weeks before flying to Seoul), our youngest child was so excited that he started a countdown on our family calendar.
Our goal with any article we write is to make the travel planning process easy and fun. Our tips for travelling to South Korea are useful for all travellers, regardless of whether you are backpacking, travelling solo, mid level or luxury. Check it out to make sure you are ready to depart and you can focus on having an enjoyable trip that you will remember fondly forever. Click here to read more…
Top 18 Phone Apps For Your South Korea Trip by Pretraveller
We have put together 18 recommended apps for your trip to South Korea. I strongly recommend that you check them out and download them before you depart on your trip to South Korea so they are ready to go on arrival. Click here to read more…
9 Easy Money Saving Tips in South Korea by 2 Wandering Soles
We are about to share with you some of the tips and tricks that helped us save more than $22,000 in one year. You can adapt them to work for you, and start watching your savings accrue.
But before we start talking budgets, I want to emphasize that saving money should never mean sacrificing your happiness. Being away from family and friends can take a toll, and it’s important to focus on the things that bring you joy.
Don’t feel guilty for little splurges here and there – we certainly had our fair share. Furthermore, be sure to experience life abroad to its fullest. Don’t let your budget hold you back when it comes to trying new things. Click here to read more…
10 Quirky Things to do in Seoul by There she goes again
If you’re looking for some of the more quirky things to do in Seoul, then this list is for you!
Did you know Seoul was one of the must-visit cities in 2017? Both NatGeo and Lonely Planet named it in their 2017 lists.
Seoul’s a vibrant city with a little bit of something for everyone. History and architecture lovers would enjoy strolling the massive palace grounds. It’s a mecca for any fashion or beauty lovers. Even outdoor enthusiasts will be surprised by the hiking trails all around the city. And, of course, for those who are looking for quirky things to do in Seoul, there’s plenty.
This is the city that brought you “Gangnam Style,” and then created a giant purple and yellow photo prop to celebrate its global popularity.
While the possibilities really are limitless, I picked out a few experiences not to miss while you’re visiting. Some of these I’ve been able to do, and some I had on my list but never got a chance to personally experience! However, those I didn’t, I have had plenty of friends vouch for them. Click here to read more…
Thanks Anne and Tony.
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