Contiki introducing a South Korea tour in 2024

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Buddhist statue towers over temple in South Korea, a new destination Contiki will offer in 2024.
Buddhist statue towers over temple in South Korea, a new destination Contiki will offer in 2024. Photo Credit: Contiki

Contiki is launching its first trip to South Korea in the spring.

The eight-night South Korea Soul itinerary is a roundtrip journey from Seoul, visiting such cities as Basan, Gangnam and Seongsu as well as sites like the Demilitarized Zone and Jeonju, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The tour operator said the destination has become one of the most sought-after destinations, with K-pop and K-beauty enjoying continued success and the popularity of films and TV shows like "Parasite" and "Squid Game."

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We're delighted to be launching this trip," said Taryn Welsh, operations director, Asia at Contiki. "It does a great job of showcasing both the modern and traditional aspects of this diverse and wonderful country."

Among the highlights of the tour:

Travelers will experience the country's high-speed rail system on a journey from Seoul to Busan and will visit the historical Awon Museum & Hanok Stay, a hotel with an art gallery inside. They can attend a baseball game and will have a chance to be the stars of their own K-pop music video during a stop at HIKR Ground, an Extended Reality exhibition space and popular tourist attraction. A traditional Korean breakfast and a Korean barbecue dinner on the final night of the tour are also planned.

The first departure of the South Korea Soul tour is March 22. Fares start at $2,282 per person.

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