Secrets of South Korea

Secrets of South Korea

event 21 September - 2 October 2023 (11 days)

Activity level:  Low
£3599.00 / $4,390
  • Temple in South Korea
5000 Years of Culture and Cuisine

Discover this compact country of delightful contrasts, with a wealth of tranquil Buddhist temples, ancient fortresses, royal tombs and traditional villages juxtaposed with the economic powerhouse of fast-paced Seoul. With Neolithic pottery dating to 8,000 BC and an incredible living tradition of music, poetry, religion and dance, Korea is a historian’s dream. Resonating throughout modern Korea are the remnants of the mighty Joseon Dynasty which lasted for almost five hundred years, leaving a fascinating legacy of architectural and artistic gems, as well as Korea’s Confucianist way of life. Followed by a period of isolation from the rest of the world, it is remarkable how many of Korea’s ancient buildings and traditional beliefs are still in evidence. Accompanied throughout by Professor James Lewis, Associate Professor of Korean History at the University of Oxford, enjoy insightful lectures to bring a depth of understanding to this complex and unique region.


  • Delight in UNESCO-listed treasures, from the Jeongneung Tombs to Hwaseong Fortress
  • Visit the DZ and ‘Freedom Bridge’ to learn about the Korean War
  • Discover Korea's famous dishes, from Bibimbap to Kimchee and Pajeon


Professor James B Lewis
Associate Professor of Korean History, Oxford University
Price details 

Price per person excluding international flights

Single supplement £540

Tour type:  Land
Theme:  History and architecture
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