Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 18 November 2018, 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.
South Korea Upcoming Events
The major upcoming events are below including how to book tickets for each event:
28 November 2018 – Asia Artist Awards are being held to recognise K-Pop icons and stars of TV and movies! Trazy has a package which includes tickets and round trip bus transfer from Seoul. Click here to book your tickets through Trazy
22 December 2018 to 25 February 2019 – the Pyeongchang Trout Festival is held where you to can enjoy the snow and go ice fishing! Trazy has a package which includes a return shuttle bus from Seoul, entry, fishing rod rental and and optional combo ticket add on which will enable you to go snow sledding / snow rafting / ice biking / ice skating / bumper carts and ice carts. These tickets will go on sale shortly. Click here to book your tickets through Trazy.
25 December 2018 – the SBS Music Awards are being held to celebrate K-Pop accomplishments throughout the year! Trazy has a package which includes tickets and a single trip transfer back to Seoul after the concert. Click here to book your tickets through Trazy.
Winter Events in South Korea
10 December 2018, 17 December 2018, 13 January 2019, 27 January 2019 – the VIVA Ski Festival is agreat option to combine skiing with a cultural experience in South Korea. Klook has on offer a great range of 3 day, 2 night packages from Seoul which includes round trip transfers, accommodation, equipment hire, admission, most meals and many more inclusions. Click here to check out the details through Klook.
2-24 January 2019 – 2D1N Ski Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort + Trout Ice Fishing Festival is a great option to visit the Alpensia Ski Resort and experience skiing, sledding and to visit the Pyeongchang Trout Festival to go ice fishing. You can easily book a two day package through Trazy which includes:
- accommodation for up to 4 people
- round trip transportation from Seoul
- ski/snowboard equipment and clothes rental
- snow sled hire
- Pyeongchang Trout Festival Entry
- English speaking tour staff
5-27 January 2019 – Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is another great opportunity to go ice fishing within access from Seoul. Klook has a great one day package which includes admission and round trip transfers. Click here to book your tickets through Klook.
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! We have put together a dedicated article and there are already a great range of pre-sale options available – check them out at this link.
We are progressively updating this article as more deals are released 🙂
Voyagin Year End Sale Promotion
Voyagin is currently running their Year End Sale from 1 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 with the following coupon code discounts, note that this deal does not include discounts on Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disneysea tickets or whole of Japan Rail Passes:
- Spend $US 80, Save $US 5, use coupon code`YEAREND5`
- Spend $US 130, Save $US 10, use coupon code `YEAREND10`
- Spend $US 350, Save $US 30, use coupon code `YEAREND30`
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 – Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze in Seoul
If you are travelling with your family to visit Seoul a common dilemma is trying to balance family friendly activities with cultural activities. On our recent trip this was also an issue for us, so to mix things up we decided to visit the Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze which is located in Insadong in Seoul. Note that this is an indoor activity so is a great option for a rainy or very cold day 🙂 .
We had a lovely time! The trip through the Dynamic Maze was fun to do as a family activity, with much heckling between children and parents to get through. The Alive Museum was also great fun to pose in a whole heap of different scenarios and take lots of fun photos.
There are two options to book your tickets for this activity as follows:
- If you purchase a Discover Seoul Pass then entry is included in your pass. Click here to check out and book your Discover Seoul Pass through Klook.
- Alternatively you can purchase direct tickets through Klook. Click here to check out and book your Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze Tickets through Klook.
Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group
How Cold is Winter in Korea? by HAB Korea
When winter arrives in Korea, icy cold winds come with it. However, no matter how cold, there are certain sports that can only be enjoyed during the winter season. For instance, hiking spectacularly snow-capped mountains, camping under the glittery winter stars, and of course skiing and snowboarding, which are the highlight of winter sports. Skiers from around the world are attracted to Korea’s night skiing. Many ski resorts in the country stay open till dawn. The fun and excitement last through the night. Click here to read more…
The 3 Markets You Need to Visit in Seoul by Conde Naste Traveler
Getting lost inside a local market is how to truly know a city. And in Seoul, you can’t go more than a few blocks off any major subway stop before stumbling upon a heaving sijang crammed with electronics, silk sheets, and pungent, steaming stalls serving up bowls of noodles and grilled meats, to shoppers late into the night. They’ve been vital here for 700 years, and despite their role in modern Seoul life, they can still offer a glimpse into a more traditional Korea. Below, the three we return to whenever in town, and how to do them right. Click here to read more…
Thanks Anne and Tony.
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