CATHOLIC KOREA
time 11 Days / 9 Nights

SEOUL - DMZ - Mt.SEORAK - ANDONG - GYEONGJU - BUSAN - JEJU - SEOUL

The practice of Christianity in Korea revolves around two of its largest branches, Protestantism and Catholicism, accounting for 8.6 million and 5.3 million members, respectively. Catholicism was first introduced during the late Joseon Dynasty period by Confucian scholars who encountered it in China. In 1603, Yi Gwang-jeong, Korean diplomat, returned from Beijing carrying several theological books written by Matteo Ricci, an Italian Jesuit missionary to China. He began disseminating the information in the books, and the first seeds of Christianity were sown. In 1758, King Yeongjo of Joseon officially outlawed Catholicism as an "evil practice". Catholicism was reintroduced in 1785 by Yi Seung-hun and since then French and Chinese Catholic priests were invited by the Korean Christians. Joseon royalty saw the new religion as a subversive influence and persecuted its earliest followers in Korea, culminating in the Catholic Persecution of 1866, in which 8,000 Catholics across the country were killed, including nine French missionary priests. The opening of Korea to the outside world in the late nineteenth century brought religious toleration for the remaining Catholics and also introduced Protestantism via American missionaries, beginning in 1884.

In this incredible tour you have a chance to explore Korean Catholic History by visiting the key places of scenic beauty where traditions and modernity intersect. With places such as, Mt. Seorak, Andong, Gyeongju, Busan, and Jeju, you can also visit holy Catholic greatest spots together. By doing so you will be able to have a first-hand experience of Korean Catholic, Buddhism, Confucianism, and diverse patterns of life throughout the length of Korean history, as well as the recent landmarks, such as the DMZ and the cosmopolitan capital city.

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  • Round-trip air USA - SEOUL - USA
  • Inner Korean domestic round-trip flights
  • Met and Assist upon arrival by your Perillo Tours representative
  • Private air-condtioned motor coach with an English speaking Christian guide
  • Choice of 4 or 5 star hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Porterge of 1 suitcase per person at hotels
  • USTOA 1 Million Travelers Assistance program

 

This itinerary may be modified to the requirements of your group 

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Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited. 

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