An escorted rail tour to South Korea promises to be a truly be a life-enhancing holiday as you discover the hidden secrets and proud customs that abound in the 'Land of the Morning Calm'.
Set in a sub-tropical climate, South Korea perfectly blends ancient Buddhist traditions along with contemporary cities and a burgeoning gastronomy scene. With a history dating back 5000 years, there are plenty of cultural experiences to throw yourself into, as well as fascinating monuments that seem to have preserved a snapshot of life as it was once lived on this Asian Archipelago. And with kimchi and hanji (special Korean paper) making classes included in your tour, time-honoured rituals are not only kept alive, but even manage to thrive thanks to the patient and passionate practitioners who choose to pass on their skills. South Korea also shares a border with the 'Hermit Kingdom' of North Korea and the chance to visit the Demilitarised Zone, one of the words most heavily guarded perimeters, is a completely unique and chastening opportunity.