South Korea Travel Planning – Newsletter 16 December 2018

South Korea Travel Planning

Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 16 December 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

New Year’s Eve in South Korea

Here are some great options to celebrate New Year’s Eve in South Korea.

  • The major event is the fireworks in Seoul which is centred around the Lotte World Tower – click here to find out more.
  •  This article has a great overview of how to ring in the new year in Seoul.
  • 31 December 2019.  2019 Coex New Year’s Countdown + Gyeongpodae Overnight Sunrise Tour.  This is the best New Year’s Eve package ever!  Think tickets to watch the midnight fireworks over the amazing Lotte Tower, enjoying an awesome K-pop concert and watching the sunrise over Gyeongpodae Beach.

Click here to Book Your NYE Fireworks, K-pop and Sunrise package through Trazy

  • 31 December 2019.  The Final Countdown 2018 Ticket.  The Final Countdown 2018 is an indoor music festival featuring top hip hop and EDM performers and to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.  Tickets will sell out quickly so book as soon as possible!

Click here to Book Your Final Countdown ticket through Trazy

South Korea Upcoming Events

The major upcoming events are below including how to book tickets for each event:

23 – 24 December 2018.  The Monster Festival in Christmas 2018 Hip-Hop & R&B Concert

This is a great option to purchase either a one or two day ticket to see some great music in the lead up to Christmas. Trazy has tickets available for sale, but get in quickly to ensure you do not miss out!

Click here to Book Your Monster Festival in Christmas 2018 Hip-Hop & R&B Concert through Trazy

25 December 2018.  SUPERSTAR in Christmas in Bucheon

Show Me the Money, the popular rap survival TV program that skyrocketed the careers of Cheetah, Soul Dive, iKON’s Bobby, Basick, Hangzoo, and many more, is set to gear up for the festive season this year! To be held at the prestigious Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium, get ready to see Korea’s finest showcase of some of the best rap music today featuring hard-hitting flows from top rappers such as Nafla, Loopy, EK with MBA, and many more. Book your SUPERSTAR in Christmas tickets now right here at Klook!

Click here to Book Your SUPERSTAR in Christmas in Bucheon tickets through Klook

5-6 January 2019. Golden Disc Awards in Seoul

The Golden Disc Awards are the annual 2 day K-pop music awards ceremony with an awesome line up of K-pop talent!  Tickets will sell out quickly so get in as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out!

Click here to Book Your 2019 Golden Disc Award tickets through Trazy

15 January 2019.  28th Seoul Music Awards in Seoul

This January 2019, you can be a guest in one of the most prestigious music events in South Korea at the 28th Seoul Music Awards! Don’t miss the chance to see your favorite K-pop superstars and dance to the infectious beats performed by highly acclaimed boy and girl groups that reign supreme the past year and beyond, including guest appearances by BTS, Wanna One, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, and more. Ease into the busy streets of Seoul with convenient return bus services immediately after the event. Book your package now and see the best of the South Korean capital with Klook!

Click here to Book Your 28th Seoul Music Award tickets through Klook

Winter Events in South Korea

10 December 2018, 17 December 2018, 13 January 2019, 27 January 2019 – the VIVA Ski Festival

The Viva Ski Festival is a great 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.

5-27 January 2019 – Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

The 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. 1+1 Promotion: Buy one ticket on Klook and get another one for free, promo valid until 27 Jan 2019!

Click here to Book Your Hwacheon 1+1 Ticket Ice Fishing Festival Day Tour through Klook

7 January to 15 February 2019.  Hwacheon, Cheongpyeong, Pyeongchang & Gapyeong Ice Fishing Festivals

Klook has a great option to book a day tour to one of the Hwacheon, Cheongpyeong, Pyeongchang or Gapyeong Ice Fishing Festivals depending on the date you choose.  You have a choice of shuttle bus only or a full day tour including shuttle bus, entry ticket, breakfast, fishing rod and stool rental.

Click here to Book Your Ice Fishing Festival Day Tour through Klook

2-24 January 2019 – 2D1N Ski Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort + Trout Ice Fishing Festival

The 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

Click here to Book Your 2D1N Ski Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort + Trout Ice Fishing Festival through Trazy


Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week

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 linkoptions include theme parks, shows, Discover Seoul Passes and much more!

20% Off Skyroam Solis Holiday Gift Set

20% Off Skyroam Solis Holiday Gift Set – which includes Global Hotspot, Travel Case and 5 Days Wifi Access.  Click here to check out this great deal and to order your Skyroam Solis!

20% Off Skyroam Solis Holiday Gift Set

Tours4Fun December Travel Guide

The December Travel Guide is here! Start your Winter Adventures off with up to 20% off trips at Tours4Fun.com!


Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Seoul by Live Learn Venture

If you have yet to visit South Korea, now is the time to add it to your must-see destination list. Seoul is full of culture, beauty, great people, and delicious food. These photos will transport you to Seoul and before you know it, they will have you wanting to plan a trip to visit Seoul.  Click here to read more…

Enjoy Winter to the Fullest! Ice Skating and Sledding in Korea by Visit Korea

Winter is approaching, and with it comes snow and ice! Korea’s winter offers plenty of activities and opportunities to indulge in winter fun, namely ice skating and sledding! Ice skating and sledding are the most affordable and easily accessible winter leisure activities loved by people of all ages. The winter cold will be a distant memory as you zoom down snowy hilltops or glide gracefully across the ice. So brace the cold this winter and visit an ice skating rink or a sledding park to make some unforgettable winter memories in Korea!  Click here to read more…

Thanks Anne and Tony.

PS. If you have any questions you are welcome to ask questions in the South Korea Travel Planning Facebook Group.

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