We chose this tour to see the western side of Korea and experience the culture and heritage. The tour did not disappoint. The itinerary provides a number of stops and a variety of experiences. The stops vary from a tea-tasting experience with a Buddhist monk to a stop at a tea plantation and a walk along a wildlife preserve near the ocean.Of course, there are many other stops along the way. If we had rented a car, we wouldn't have made all of the visits listed on this tour.Our tour guide ("Mark") was very knowledgeable and cared for each of the tour participants. He spoke English well and his personality was perfect to keep our group engage, informed and on track.The travel was by bus, which was very comfortable. Meals were high-quality and delicious. We were able to sample a number of Korean dishes and were never hungry. There was always much more food available than we could eat. The hotels were all very comfortable, clean and a little more than we expected. In order to get the most out of this tour, some walking and stair climbing is required to access all of the featured sites. Korea is not a large country. The bus rides in-between stops was usually no longer than an hour to 90 minutes.