Europcar is proud to offer six locations within the Republic of Korea, mainly around the capital city of Seoul, with one at Gimpo International Airport and one at Incheon International Airport. So whether you're off on a short break, on an extended family vacation, or travelling for business we can help you with any and all of your car hire needs. Useful services like easy online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover, can help to make your driving experience around any of South Korea's cultural delights a pleasure. Plus, Europcar 's fleet of safe and reliable vehicles are standing by to allow you to select the hire car that best accommodates your needs, however many passengers, however much luggage, or whatever your budget.
Over eleven million people visit South Korea every year, attracted by over 5000 years of history stored up in the ancient capitals of Gyeongju, Buyeo and Seoul, the tranquillity of the Baekdudaegan mountain range, the mystical caves of Danyang and Hwanseongul, and stunning beaches such as Mallipo and Haeundae. Unlike communist, stark and inaccessible North Korea, South Korea is a flourishing democracy with a powerful and dynamic economy which leads the world in many aspects of the technology market. In fact, the cities are as modern and vibrant as anywhere in the Asia Pacific region, not to mention the world, offering the best in local and global cuisine, round-the-clock shopping, and all the facilities a cosmopolitan visitor should expect. Outside the cities, life is much slower. International visitors will make the locals stop and stare, as many rural areas are completely unaware of the burgeoning economy. Here, though, is where the ancient traditions and history of South Korea can be uncovered, with burial mounds for the kings of old and Buddhist temples to be found. If you are lucky, you may even find a small mountain village that still holds shaman rituals.
The City of Seoul – The business and cultural hub of South Korea, where skyscrapers tower over Buddhist temples. Take a trip up the North Seoul Tower, built on a peak in Namsan Park, for the full panorama. The tea houses and shops of the Insa-dong district give you a taste of Korean flavour, along with a bewildering selection of teas, which you can further experience with a visit to the grounds and museums of Gyeongbokgung. Meanwhile, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Changdeokgung Palace is a fine example of authentic ancient architecture. The Dongdaemun and Namdaemun night markets actually run 24-7 for local shopping needs, while steaming and soaking in anyone of the many jjimjil-bangs – spas – is a popular way of relaxing and cleansing yourself of the city.
The Island of Jeju-do – South Korea's largest island has been a local favourite for those needing a tropical vacation for years. However, since it was listed as one of the new seven wonders of nature, the world's attention is focussing on Jeju-do's beautiful beaches and craggy volcanic scenery.