Escape from Seoul to visit Andong, a city known for'its'traditional Korean culture, during this 11-hour guided day trip from Seoul. Visit some of the sites made famous by Queen Elizabeth during her visit, along with attractions unique to this city. Hotel pickup/drop-off and lunch are included.
Get picked up by air-conditioned minivan from your Seoul hotel at 7am to begin the 3-hour drive to Andong. Upon arrival, begin your day with a visit to Buyongdae Cliff, known for its beautiful views of Hahoe Village from'the mountain. Walk with your guide down to Hwacheon Seowon to see some traditional houses once owned by scholars during the'Joseon Dynasty.
Take a break at a local tea house before paying a visit to the Hahoe Mask Museum, where you'll learn about both traditional Korean masks ' considered a national treasure ' and masks from around the globe.'Keep an eye out for some trinkets or souvenirs from the local shops and street vendors before lunch.
After walking up an appetite, stop to enjoy a typical Andong lunch of salted mackerel (gangodeungeo), rice, bean soup, and a variety of side dishes. Next, spend some time walking around the UNESCO-listed Hahoe Village, one of Korea's most representative historic clan villages, before heading back to Seoul, where you'll be dropped back at your hotel at around 6pm.
All entrance fees are included, but drinks are at your own expense. A fair amount of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Please note: A minimum of 3 people per booking is required.