• Korea

  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Beomeosa (Temple of the Nirvana Fish)
  • “The choice of accommodation was outstanding, as was the coach transport.  All the children in my orchestra made many new friends in their travels, as they performed for children and high schoolers."

     
    Margaret Leong
    Nova Youth Orchestra
    St. Ives, NSW
  • “I have worked with World Projects many times …. They are great.  Much better than anyone else we have used.  They make the tour a MUSIC centered experience, not a performance with a Theme Park ticket!”

     

    Jill Denny
    Director of Choirs
    Mountain View High School, CA
  • "During my 33 years of teaching music, I have never experienced the thrill and excitement from 117 students that I did during our week-long concert tour in London."
     
    Lawrence Corio
    Director of Bands
    Irvington High School
  • "From the very beginning, working with you and World Projects has been effortless. You and your staff were always quick to respond to our questions, helped organize all of our excursions, and made for a positive week for me, my students and chaperones.”

    Phil Peters
    Orchestra Director
    Valley High School
    West Des Moines, IA

KOREA PERFORMANCE TOUR SAMPLE ITINERARY
Seoul / Gyeongju / City / Busan

World Projects can customize a performance tour to Korea for your musical ensemble, including performances at public venues, universities, cultural centers and world renowned concert halls. In addition, exchanges with local groups provide an unforgettable cultural experience. Extend your stay or add additional meals, sightseeing, and local cultural activities to make this tour a unique and unforgettable experience for your students!

DAY ONE: DEPARTURE FOR SEOUL (meals/movies en route)
 
Morning: Arrive at your departure airport 3 hours prior to take off. Check in your luggage, move through security and onto your departure gate.
Afternoon: Depart for Seoul (there may be a stop/transfer en route).
Evening: Overnight en route.
 
DAY TWO: ARRIVE SEOUL (meals on plane, D)
 
Morning: En route
Afternoon: En route
Evening: Arrive into Seoul. Home to almost half of South Korea’s population, Seoul is Korea’s political, cultural and economic hub. Bisected by the Han River and surrounded by hills, Seoul enjoys a stunning physical setting. Seoul has been the seat of Korea’s royalty since the 14th century. Mostly destroyed during the Korean War, Seoul’s transformation into a 21st Century metropolis has been amazing. With its fascinating blend of old and new, Seoul is an amazing city of contrasts. After passing through immigration, meet your local bilingual tour escorts who will assist with luggage and customs formalities. Load coaches and transfer to your hotel in Seoul. Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Dinner as a group at the hotel.
 
DAY THREE: SEOUL (B,D)
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing in Seoul. Today’s sights will include Insa-Dong St. (for lunch and shopping on own), the cable car up Mt. Namsam (for amazing views of Seoul) and the Jong-Myo Temple (the Royal Ancestral Shrine).
Afternoon: Lunch on own during tour. The afternoon is free to explore Seoul on own. The possibilities are endless – shop in the Dongdaemun Market, the Yongsan Electronics Market, or the Myeongdong Fashion District or the amazing COEX Mall; enjoy a cruise along the Han River; visit Lotte World (the world’s largest indoor theme park); explore the excellent National Museum of Korea, etc (all costs on own).
Evening: Enjoy dinner as a group.
 
DAY FOUR: SEOUL (B,D) - Performance #1
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, enjoy sightseeing in the historical heart of Seoul. Sights to include royal palace of Gyeongbok-gung, the Presidential Palace (also called the Blue House) and the Namdaemon Gate and Markets.
Afternoon: Lunch on own at the Namdaemon Markets. Return to the hotel and prepare for this evening. Transfer to concert venue. Performance at public venue, cultural center or local school.
Evening: Dinner as a group.
 
DAY FIVE: SEOUL (B,L,D) - Performance #2
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. This morning and early afternoon, we will visit the infamous Demilitarized Zone and the village of Panmunjeom. The DMZ between North and South Korea is one of the heaviest armed regions in the world. This tour will give you a glimpse into the closed society of North Korea.
Afternoon: Lunch as a group. Return to the hotel in Seoul and prepare for this evening.
Evening: Dinner as a group. Transfer to performance venue and get ready for the concert. Shared performance at local university or concert hall. After the concert, return to the hotel.
 
DAY SIX: SEOUL → GYEONGJU CITY (B,D)
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel, load the coach and depart for the UNSECO designated city of Gyeongju City.
Afternoon: Arrive in Gyeongju City – Gyeongju City is the center of the ancient and powerful Silla Kingdom which ruled the Korean peninsula for over 300 years (7th Century AD to 9th Century AD) of unparalleled prosperity. Lunch on own. This afternoon, enjoy visit to important cultural sites in central Gyeongju City including Cheomseongdae Observatory and Tumulus Park. Late Afternoon: Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Evening: Dinner as a group in Gyeongju City.
 
DAY SEVEN: GYEONGJU CITY → BUSAN (B,D)
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel, load the coach. This morning, enjoy visits to important cultural sites such as the Buddhist temple of Bulguksa and the Seokguram Grotto.
Afternoon: Afternoon: Lunch on own. Depart for Busan. Late Afternoon: Arrive into Busan. Busan (also called Pusan), South Korea’s second largest city, has a history of at least 2200 years. For over 500 years, it has been Korea’s principal port and center for trade. Busan means “Cauldron Mountain” and its many hills, busy harbor and crowded beaches inspire comparisons to San Francisco and Sydney Australia. During the bleak early days of the Korean War, Busan was made famous as the last place of refuge not in the control of the communists. Today, Busan is a busy international shipping and transportation hub at the center of Korea’s dynamic economy. Transfer to the hotel check-in.
Evening: Dinner as a group.
 
DAY EIGHT: BUSAN (B,D) – Performance #3
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. This morning and afternoon, enjoy a guided coach tour of Busan with stops at the Beomeo-Sa Temple (Busan’s most important Buddhist Temple – founded in 678) and the Busan Tower in Yongdu-san Park for views over this pretty harbor city.
Afternoon: Lunch on own during tour. Return to the hotel and prepare for this evening. Transfer to concert venue. Performance at public venue, cultural center or local school.
Evening: Dinner as a group.
 
DAY NINE: BUSAN (B,D) - Performance #4
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. The morning and afternoon are free to explore Busan on own. Enjoy the waters at famous Haeundae Beach; visit one of Busan’s markets such as Gukje Market, Gwangbok-dong Market, and/or Nampo-dong Market; explore Taejongdae Park; visit the UN Memorial Cemetery, etc.
Afternoon: Lunch on own. Return to the hotel to prepare for this evening.
Evening: Farewell Dinner as a group in Busan to celebrate your Korean performance tour. Transfer to the performance venue and get ready for the concert. Shared performance at local university or concert hall. After the concert, return to the hotel.
 
DAY TEN: BUSAN → SEOUL / DEPART SEOUL (B)
 
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel, load the coach and transfer to Seoul (3-4 hour drive)
Afternoon: Arrive at Incheon International Airport in Seoul. Upon arrival, check in your luggage, move through security and onto your departure gate. Board the plane and depart Seoul.
   
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