2018 Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival One day shuttle bus tour

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Included

✓ Round trip shuttle bus
✓ English & Chinese Speaking tour staff

How To Redeem

Show Email Voucher to tour staff/driver

Meeting Point

1) Hongik Univ. (Hongdae) Station Exit 4
2) Myeongdong Station Exit 2
3) Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10

Operation Date/Time

Everyday from 1st April - 10th April, 2017

When to Book

Book 1 days in advance by 09:00 KST

Cancellation Policy

Cancel 3 days prior for 100% refund

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Overview


A world-class cherry blossom festival is held annually at the beautiful naval port city of Jinhae. The Gunhangje Festival offers a plethora of events and activities, including a special event on the eve of the festival, Paldo Pungmul Market, art and culture performances, and more at Jungmun Rotary. 

At Bugwon Rotary, with the commemoration of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, visitors can place a wreath on his statue and also watch a victory parade and a ceremony to honor his spirit. As Jinhae is known for its naval port, festival-goers can also enjoy military music and performances at the Jinhae Military Band & Honor Guard Festival, which takes place at the same time. The festival provides a one-of-a-kind chance to see the powerful and polished military band marching show in full dress. 

The Republic of Korea Naval Academy and the Command of Naval Base in Jinhae are generally not open to the general public. However, they open their doors during the Gunhangje festival and these places will be filled with festival-goers, turning the place into a museum and an exhibition center, displaying the Turtle Ship, Navy vessels, and photographs. 

Gunhangje will also host hands-on activities from trying on a naval uniform to cruise riding and more. With 100 years of flowering cherry blossom trees scattered around the naval base, the base will display a special appearance to the public. In April, the streets of Jinhae city are strewn with cherry blossoms. A beautiful flower tunnel should not be missed when the flowers are in full bloom. The petals fluttering and falling in the wind create a breathtaking scene. 

One of the top attractions during the festival is the 800 meter section of flowers on the railroad by Gyeonghwa Station, and the 1.5 kilometer flower streams where visitors can take in the beautiful spring flowers. Anmingogae Road makes for a great drive to enjoy the full bloom. From the top of Jehwangsan Mountain Park, you can see the whole of the city, which is centered around a roundabout at Jungwon Rotary. Jinhae Gunhangje Festival is a great place to create some special memories among the cherry blossoms and historic buildings of this modern and elegant city.

What's Special

✓ Maximize your day
Traveling to Jinhae in one day is almost impossible if you use public transportation as buses do not run very often outside of Seoul.

✓ Save money
You don't really need a certified guide and driver for an outdoor activity like this, do you? ;)

✓ English & Chinese speaking tour staff
Just follow the staff's instruction and never get lost or hassle to get tickets.

✓ Enjoy adequate free time at each place
You can enjoy free time without a guide tagging along. Most of our customers say the free time was just about right.

✓ No shopping
This tour does not take you to any shopping place

Price

Adult/Child (3 yrs+): ₩60,000
Infant (0 - 35 months): Free of charge only when the infant does not occupy a seat.

✓ If you plan to have your infant occupy a seat, please add 1 more Adult/Child to your order.

Included

✓ Round trip shuttle bus
✓ English & Chinese speaking tour staff

Not Included

✗ Guided commentary
✗ Tour guide
✗ Dinner

Itinerary Sample

5:30am Depart from Hongik Univ. Station Exit 4
6:00am Depart from Myeongdong Station Exit 2
6:10am Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10
12:00pm Arrive at Jinhae
12:00pm~2:10pm Lunch and Yeojwacheon Stream Tour (여좌천 투어)
2:30pm~4:00pm Gyeonghwa Station Tour (경화역 벚꽃길 투어)
4:00pm Leave for Seoul
10:00pm Arrive at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station
10:10pm Arrive at Myeongdong Station
10:40pm Arrive at Hongik Univ. Station

✓ This schedule is for reference only and is subject to traffic conditions of the day.
✓ The bus driver/staff will inform you what time you should be back at the bus as you get off at each destination.
✓ Traveling time may take as much as twice the time on Weekends and Public Holidays.
✓ Please be on time for each destination pickup as the bus will depart strictly on time.
✓ If you don't come back in time, the bus will leave without you, and you will be responsible to find your own transportation back.

Meeting Location


✓ Staff or driver will be wearing a badge with this logo.
✓ Stand right outside the exit, DO NOT walk around looking for the bus. 


1) Hongik Univ. (Hongdae) Station Exit 4 

2) Myeongdong Station Exit 2 
The shuttle bus will depart from Hongdae to Myeongdong. Due to the traffic conditions on the day, the shuttle bus might be 5-10 mins early or delayed. Look for this logo on a banner or staff's badge.

3) Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10 

The shuttle bus will depart from Hongdae, to Myeongdong and then to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station. Due to the traffic conditions on the day, the shuttle bus might be 5-10 mins early or delayed. 

Subway Map

Booking Process

1. Make online booking
Choose meeting point, date, number of people and proceed to checkout page to complete payment.

2. Check your email
Upon successful booking, you will receive a Email Voucher.

3. Meet the tour staff
Show the email or say your name to the tour staff or driver.

✓ If you are bringing any extra luggage such as a baby stroller or wheelchair, please leave a memo at the payment page. In case there is no space for the extra luggage, the tour operator will contact you in advance.
✓ Infants are free of charge only when they do not occupy their own seat.

Things to Note

✓ The bus leaves strictly on time and will not wait for you.

Cancellation Policy

✓ 100% refundable until 3 days (by 4pm K.S.T.) prior to travel date.
✓ 50% refundable until 2 days (by 4pm K.S.T.) prior to travel date.
✓ Not refundable after 4pm of 2 days prior to travel date.

Change

✓ Change of date, meeting point, number of people, product is possible until 2 days (by 4pm K.S.T.) prior to travel date and is subject to admin fee.
✓ Change requests received after 4 pm of 2 days prior to travel date will not be accepted. You will need to book again or keep the original booking.

Late

✓ Being late or not showing up at the Meeting Point at Meeting Time is considered cancellation and NO REFUND is granted.
✓ We will help you rebook another date with a 50% penalty if requested on the original travel date.

Bad weather

✓ Tour operates per normal even if it rains or snows. Regular Cancellation Policy will apply.
✓ Only in case of government-issued warning for natural disaster, free date change or cancellation will be allowed.

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