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Holidays in South Korea

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South Korea Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most South Korea hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in South Korea

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
35, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$533 per night from 11 May to 12 May
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,425 reviews)
"Very nice property. Staff were very polite and friendly. The pool staff were very caring when my child hurt his leg at the pool. They made him feel very comfortable and showed a lot of compassion. Very nice heated pool. Live singing shows some nights at the pool which were family friendly. Kids would ..."

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

Lotte Hotel Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
5 out of 5
75, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is AU$673 per night from 23 Apr. to 24 Apr.
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,302 reviews)
"I liked beautiful walking trails in Shilla hotel."

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2020

The Shilla Jeju
Paradise Hotel Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$279 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,175 reviews)
"The partial ocean view was actually quite nice. Because of Covid, the casino was reduced to one floor."

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2021

Paradise Hotel Busan
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South Korea Holiday

Tour this country that charms with its culture, heritage and diverse landscapes. Visit ancient temples, explore dense rainforests and relax on tranquil beaches. With forested mountains, ancient temples, traditional villages and large modern cities, South Korea fascinates visitors with its diversity. Shop in designer boutiques, travel through underground caves, drink tea with the locals and embark on mountain hikes. 

Seoul straddles the Han River and is surrounded by mountains. The country’s business, cultural and economic hub has been South Korea’s capital for more than 600 years. Well-preserved ancient palaces, temples, shrines and monuments stand alongside modern skyscrapers, mega shopping malls and entertainment complexes. 

Explore the many historic sights of this modern city. Tour the 14th-century palaces of Gyeongbok Palace  and Changdeok Palace. The Great South Gate is one of the main gates of the old city. Shop for handcrafted souvenirs and antiques on the streets of Insadong. Enjoy a steaming mug of omija cha in one of the neighbourhood’s traditional tearooms. Browse upmarket boutiques in Gangnam, the district made famous by the global hit song, Gangnam Style. Dine in European-style cafés and restaurants serving Asian cuisine in the Samcheong-dong district.

Seorak-san National Park is a vast protected area of mountains, forests, beaches and temples, a 3-hour drive from Seoul. Hike on trails that take from under an hour to three days to complete. Look for the park’s wildlife, such as the long-tailed goral and musk deer. Relax in the therapeutic waters of Osaek Hot Springs.

Visit Busan, the country’s second-largest city, to sunbathe on its beaches. Go on a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone, the fortified border between North and South Korea. Venture through lava tubes in the volcanic Jeju Island’s caves formed by flowing lava.

Although South Korea has airports in several cities, most international flights arrive at Seoul’s Incheon Airport. To get between cities, use the efficient and extensive bus and train networks. Some major cities have metro and light rail systems. Alternatively, rent a car.

With great natural diversity, modern cities and a rich culture and history, South Korea offers the traveller numerous choices.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a South Korea holiday package cost?
Explore the best of South Korea from as little as . Choose from a great selection of hotels, flights and rental cars to suit every budget. Pick up even more discounts when you add some tours or experiences to your package.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my South Korea holiday package?
Plans can change suddenly, so yes, you can. You may be able to amend or cancel your South Korea holiday package for free within 24 hours of booking. For older bookings, you can still make the necessary changes, but your hotel, car rental company or airline may impose a charge. Want more information? Look up our Customer Service Portal. We’re here to help make sure your getaway goes off without a hitch.
How do I get a cheap travel package to South Korea?
Bundle your flights and hotels, toss in extras such as tours, and save as much as $200. A South Korea holiday package makes travelling cheap and easy for everyone. You won’t just score impressive discounts on your trip — you’ll have a world of choice within your reach too. When you book through Expedia, you’ll have your pick of over 400 airlines and 1 000 000 hotels around the globe. Your affordable holiday starts right here, right now!
Where should I stay in South Korea?
Seoul is a wonderful place to visit. This is where you’ll find impressive sights including Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Jamsil 2-dong also attracts many travellers eager to check out some of the best attractions in South Korea. Some of the best are Seoul Olympic Stadium and Seoul Sports Complex.
What are the top hotels in South Korea?
Look up Lotte Hotel World and Lotte Hotel Seoul. They’re the first choice for many travellers to Seoul. If Suwon features on your itinerary, Somerset Central Bundang and Shilla Stay Dongtan are popular options.
When is the best time of year to visit South Korea?
That depends on what’s important to you. If you’re hoping to land the best deal, visit South Korea in . Hotels and airfares are generally much cheaper at this time of year than in . If you want to experience the buzz of South Korea in the peak season, plan your trip for . is typically a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my South Korea holiday?
Savvy travellers often reserve their seats as early as possible. You can generally start comparing international airfares on Expedia up to 12 months before your flight. If you’re late to book, don’t stress. Bargain prices occasionally appear just weeks prior to departure.
What does an Expedia South Korea travel package include?
Rental cars, flights and hotels — we have them covered. With Expedia, you can shape your South Korea package just how you like it. All you have to do is figure out just what you need. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on fun things like activities and experiences. The more you bundle, the greater your savings!
What should I know before booking a South Korea travel package?
You can save a tidy sum by bundling your hotels, flights and rental cars. Once you’ve made your booking, add on fun stuff like activities or sightseeing tours. Your next unforgettable adventure is only a few clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later South Korea holiday packages?
If you’d like to spread the price of your hotel and activities over several payments, Expedia is here to help. Paying the total cost of your journey upfront isn’t always the best way to pay for your break, so we’ve partnered with online lender Affirm to give you financial flexibility. Book Now, Pay Later and reduce the stress of saving to travel.
Can I choose my airline with a South Korea Expedia holiday package?
Yes, definitely. Expedia has more than 550 airline partners to select from globally. With so much choice, finding the perfect carrier to bring you to South Korea will be a breeze.