Holiday Packages in Seoul
Planning a trip to South Korea's vibrant capital city? Take the stress out of planning your next holiday abroad and book a Seoul holiday package and get the best travel deals from New Zealand. Webjet curates specials with the world's leading airlines and top hotels to bring you the lowest rates possible. All you need to do is enter your travel dates, select the hotel of your choice and your entire holiday is booked within a couple of minutes! The only thing that's left to do is pack your bags and get to the airport on time.
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Flying to Seoul
You can find cheap flights to Seoul from any of New Zealand's main cities. Auckland (AKL), Wellington (WLG), Queenstown (ZQN), Nelson (NSN) and Christchurch (CHC) all have daily flights to and from Seoul. The quickest route is with Korean Air from Auckland. The airline offers a non-stop flight to Seoul with a total journey time of 11 h 55 min. Flights from New Zealand with other airlines have at least one stopover in cities like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Brisbane. All international flights to Seoul will land at Incheon International Airport. It's held the title for best airport in the world for 11 years and features an ice skating rink and a golf course.
Where to Stay in Seoulo
Webjet's Seoul packages combine the city's top hotels with cheap flight deals. Choose from Seoul's leading five-star hotels, mid-range guesthouses or budget-friendly hostels.
Lotte Hotel World
Lotte Hotel World is located in the south of Seoul. It's the perfect choice for travellers visiting Seoul on business or those that are after a resort experience. It's directly connected to Seokchon Lake and Lotte World Adventure - one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world. There are a variety of rooms to choose from to match your budget and facilities like an on-site gym, sauna, swimming pool and a duty-free shop.
The Plaza is a five-star hotel in Seoul that's part of The Autograph Collection. It's situated in the heart of the city's business district and is a short walk away from major subway lines. The Plaza is close to major attractions like the Deoksugung Palace, Myeongdong Shopping District, and Gyeongbokgung Palace. The hotel features over 400 rooms that are designed by Guido Ciompi. There are six on-site restaurants, an indoor pool, gym and a spa that offers a signature Korean facial.
Rosana Boutique Hotel
Rosana Boutique Hotel is located near the beautiful Jamsil Soekchon Lake, It's one of the city's top hotels and is an affordable choice for families, couples or solo travellers. You can choose from a variety of rooms options like Korean suites, twin rooms or triple rooms. It's also equipped with business facilities, and the hotel serves an American style breakfast every morning.
Things to do in Seoul
Seoul is one of Asia's top megacities. Its an intoxicating mix of the old world and new, where you'll find ancient palaces down one street and giant shopping malls down another. Spend your trip dining out at the city's Instagram-worthy cafes, wandering past buildings from the 15th-century, going on day trips to Nami Island or hiking along the city's beautiful trails.
Visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace
The Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the largest palaces in South Korea and its name translates to "Palace of Shining Happiness". It's home to the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum. While much of it was destroyed in a fire during the Japanese occupation, the palace's 7,700 rooms were eventually restored.
Go shopping at Myeongdong
Myeongdong is the best place to go shopping in Seoul. It's where you'll finding everything from international brands to famous Korean beauty brands like Skin Food, The Face Shop, and Missha. There's also plenty of restaurants, with food options ranging from Koren to Western.
Wander around the Bukchon Hanok Village
The Bukchon Hanok village is over 600 years old and is situated between two palaces. It's where you'll find traditional Koren wooden homes. The houses are excellent examples of classic Korean architecture that reflect the views of neo-Confucianism that was popular during the Joseon Dynasty.
The Best Time to Visit Seoul
The best time to visit Seoul is in the spring. From March to May the city is covered with cherry blossoms, turning the streets into a sea of pink and white hues. The only downside is that prices increase due to the influx of tourists, especially as Seoul heads into its high season - the summer months. If you want to get the best deal on Seoul accommodation and flight packages, book your trip well in advance. If you're on a budget, the cheapest time to visit is during the fall or winter. After the summer crowds leave, you'll have an easier time finding cheap flights from New Zealand, and the crowds at the top attractions disappear.