38th Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie
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Pre- and Post-Congress Tours

Deadline to book tours is Friday, September 14, 2018.

Half Day Tour Program Suggestions

Daily life of the Joseon Dynasty
Option 1: Half Day City Tour (09:00-12:00)
Tour date: October 3, October 7
Price: $55 USD Per person

Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces.

If, after sightseeing in downtown Seoul, you are hit by a sudden hunger, visit the Gwangjang Traditional Food Market. This is a place where Seoul citizens meet up with close acquaintances for bindaetteok (fritter of ground mung beans, meat, and bean sprouts) and makgeolli rice wine. 

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The Spiritual Way
Option 2: Half Day City Tour (09:00-13:00) or (13:00-17:00)
Tour date: October 4 & October 8 (9:00-13:00) October 5 (13:00-17:00)
Price: $70 USD Per person

Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple founded in 794 embracing more than 1,000 years of history. It has many interesting historic and cultural features, including woodblock carvings of the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Garland Sutra).

The temple provides a place to relax for busy city people and also gives them a chance to reflect upon themselves. The temple program includes a temple tour, lotus lantern making, Dado, and a chance to talk with a monk. 

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Ancient & Modern Seoul
Option 3: Half Day City Tour (14:00-18:00) 
Tour date: October 4, October 6, October 8
Price: $55 USD Per person

Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok', that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Here is where you can learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture. 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics, and cutting-edge modern multicultural facilities. Today it is outstanding as a landmark in Seoul. 

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Full Day Tour Program Suggestions

Essence of Korea
Option 1: Full Day City Tour (09:00-17:00)
Tour date: October 4, October 8
Price: $75 USD Per person

Builtin1395, Gyeongbokgun Palace is the Joseon Dynasty royal palace in Seoul that is the symbol of Korea and represents its national sovereignty. 

Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. Here is where you can learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture. 

Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and surrounding areas and also provides a resting area for Seoul citizens. 

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History of Korea
Option 2: Full Day City Tour (08:00-17:00)
Tour date: October 3, October 7
Price: $80 USD Per person

Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean peninsula roughly in half. Stretching fro 2km on either side of this border is the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). 

Imjingak Park, freedom Bridge, ID checkpoint, Pass by Unification village, the 3rd tunnel (DMZ Theater, Exhibition Hall), Dora Observatory, Doransan Station.

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Culture of Korea
Option 3: Full Day City Tour (09:00-17:00)
Tour date: October 5, October 6
Price: $140 USD Per person

In the morning you visit the Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a space to learn about Korean culture, the history of former Korean presidents and Korean culture exhibition. Afterward, there will be a visit to Tongin Market (dating back to June 1941) where you will enjoy some street food. 

In the afternoon, enjoy traditional Korean culture by learning through direct experience: making spicy Kimchi and wearing Korean Traditional clothes Hanbok. The programs will help you understand cultural differences while learning the traditional culture and flavours of Korea. 

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Pre-and Post-Congress Tours

Option 1: Jeju Tour
3 nights 4 days
Group 1: September 30 – October 3
Group 2: October 8 – October 11
Price: $850 USD Per person

The largest volcanic island in Korea, Jeju Island is comparable in beauty to Hawaii or Bali. This premier tourist destination boasts mild weather, as well as scenic beauties of beaches, waterfalls, cliffs, and caves.

DAY 1:  Just 1hour flight will bring to Jeju Island. Check-in to the hotel and free time at leisure.

DAY 2: We will start with Manjanggul Cave, one of the finest lava tunnels in the world. After, we will move to Seongsan Sunrise Peak that rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. At Seongeup Folk Village, at the foot of Halla Mountain, you will learn about the unique culture of Jeju Island. On the way back we will stop by the beautiful beach of Pyoseon.

DAY 3: Yeomiji Botanical Garden is one of the best botanical gardens in Asia with a unique atmosphere. After we will explore the Cheonjeyeon Waterfall—a waterfall connecting the sky (Hheon) and land (ji) and has three Natural Monuments. After lunch, we will visit the artwork of God, Jusangjeolli lava columnar which is 25 meters tall at this highest. Finally, we will walk in the Green Tea Field at O’solloc and visit the Museum.

DAY 4: Last morning in Jeju! You will be transferred to Jeju Airport in the morning and fly back to Seoul!

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Option 2: Gyeongju & Busan Tour
2 nights 3 days 
Group 1: October 1 – October 3
Group 2: October 8 – October 10
Price: $550 USD Per person

Gyeongju which is called the "Museum without walls", was once the capital of the Shilla Dynasty. The outstanding cultural assets remaining here are evidence of this. In Korea's second largest city Busan, you can enjoy both seashore and interior land sighting at the same time.

DAY 1: Departure from Seoul to Gyeongju (4.5 hours by bus). After lunch, we will start out visit with the Tomb Complex of Daereungwon. These ancient tombs consist of wooden coffins placed inside an underground chamber mounded with boulders and earth. We will then move to Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Finally, we will stop by the Anapji Pond, the secondary palace, used as banquet site for important national events and important visitors.

DAY 2: Bulguksa Temple was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995, and is home to many important cultural relics. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. Seokguram is the representative stone temple of Korea. We then move to the animated city of Busan. A walk in traditional markets of Jalgachi and Gukje is an opportunity to taste some local street food.

DAY 3: Gamcheon Culture Village is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname of "Machu Picchu of Busan." After lunch, we will head back to Seoul (approx. 5 hours by bus).

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Option 3: Mount Seorak Tour
1 night 2 days 
Group 1: October 2 – October 3
Group 2: October 8 – October 9
Price: $250 USD Per person

Sokcho is a coastal city located in the northeastern part of Gangwon-do. Its major industries are aquatic products and tourism. Flanked by the East Sea and Mt. Seoraksan, Sokcho is an extremely popular tourist destination. Autumnal tinted leaves blanketing Mt. Seoraksan attracts a myriad of visitors in fall and the beaches along the East Sea is popular in summer.

DAY 1: Departure from Seoul to Seorak National Park (3.5 hours by bus). Seoraksan National Park designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to more than 2,000 animal species and 1,400 rare plant species. By riding up and down the cable car, visitors can view the fascinating rock formations of the Gwongeumseong as well as the Sogongwon area, Jeohangnyeong, and Ulsanbawi Rock to the north. To the northeast, downtown Sokcho and the East Sea comes into view. We will move then to Naksansa Temple is located 4 km north of Naksan Beach, and boasts a 1,300-year history.

DAY 2: In the morning, we will fist visit the village of Cheongho-dong, now the hometown to many people of North Korean ancestry and is commonly referred to as ‘Abai village.’ The streets of Cheongho-dong are lined with small Korean houses reminding many of Seoul in the 1970s. Not far away you will find the Jungang Traditionlal Market. Don’t miss trying some delicious market foods. Very known among locals is “dak gangjeong” or sweet and sour fried chicken. After lunch, we will be transferred back to Seoul (3.5 hours by bus).

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For more information on these and many other tours please contact:

Lucia Grilli
Pacific World South Korea
lucia.grilli@pacificworld.com
Tel. : (+82) 2 570 3541
Mobile : (+82) 10 3145 1505
Fax : (+82) 2 575 9970