South Korea tailor-made holidays
Korea is a mystery to many travellers, and even those who do visit often venture no further than the pulsating modern capital, Seoul.
They may shop for arts and antiques in Insadong and perhaps take in one of the city's old palaces.
But allow yourself a little more time and there are a good range of attractions to be discovered further afield - from the temples, tombs and weathered pagodas of the former Silla kingdom city of Gyeongju, to the scenic holiday island of Jeju, a volcanic gem in the Korea Strait where haenyo (literally ‘sea women') dive for shellfish.
Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.
We’ve rounded up our list of recommended sites and things to do. Click on the map to enlarge it and see what we suggest or follow the links in the list to discover how to get the best out of your holiday.
Itinerary ideas 
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in South Korea. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0613.
South Korea highlights and Jeju Island
Jeju Island is the largest volcanic island in Korea boasting mild weather, as well as scenic beauties of beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves. Some of the top …
Essential South Korea
To say somewhere is a land of contrasts is often just a cliché, a generic description that holds no real meaning to the destination in question. For South …
Best of South Korea
Discover the highlights and culture of South Korean this two week luxury tailor-made tour, which includes private guides and a ’Hanok Stay’ in a traditional …
Places to stay 
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in South Korea. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in South Korea, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0613.