Join us to celebrate Christmas in Korea in December 2023!
Join us in Korea in 2023!
Experience the culture, taste the cuisine and marvel at the extraordinary beauty of Korea when you join Holt on our 2023 gift team tour! But most of all, you’ll help create a magical, joyous Christmas for a special group of children, plus residents with disabilities at the Ilsan Center.
On this special tour, you will also get the opportunity to explore Holt’s history and see Holt’s vision in action – through parties at Ilsan and the Jeonju Babies’ Home, as well as a visit to an unwed mothers’ shelter, and a ceremony to honor foster mothers.
Holt’s 2023 Korea Gift Team Tour will take place from December 2 through December 9, 2023.
Registration is limited to 15 people! Contact Liana Stone at [email protected] to reserve your spot now or before June 1, 2023. A $750 deposit is due at the time of registration, paid via mailed check or our online payment form.
The range in total cost represents varying cost of air travel depending on departure city, the type of hotel accommodation chosen by each team member, ground transportation in Korea, most meals and a non-refundable required deposit of $750 per person.
All details subject to change. Due to fluctuating fuel costs, there may be an increase in the fuel surcharge that is charged to us by the airline, and in that event we reserve the right to increase our cost accordingly.
Who can go on the Korea Gift Team tour?
This tour is open to all those who are interested in supporting and honoring Holt’s legacy in Korea.
What does a typical itinerary look like?
Here is a sample itinerary from our 2018 Korea Heritage Tour. Please note that future itineraries are subject to change.
Depart for Korea
Arrive in the Republic of Korea and check-in at hotel
Visit the Holt Korea office and attend a luncheon in honor of foster mothers
Christmas Party at the Jeonju Babies’ Home
Visit a shelter for single mothers and their children
Christmas party at the Holt Ilsan Center and attend NANTA musical performance
Sightseeing, shopping and farewell dinner
Depart for the U.S.
What is the registration process?
Please email Liana Stone at [email protected] to register before paying your non-refundable deposit of $750 per traveler. You will receive an email confirmation once you are added to the tour.
Once your registration is confirmed, the tour coordinator will mail or email additional forms and information needed for your participation.
What is the travel process, including the airline?
Flights will be booked by Holt through Azumano Travel Service, once all participants are registered. You will need to provide Holt with the originating city you will be flying from, your passport number and the expiration date.
Visas are not required for this trip. American citizens with valid U.S. passports may enter Korea for a period of 90 days without a visa (arrival day counts as day number one).
Can I arrive in Korea early, or extend my stay?
Whenever possible, we prefer that the group travels and arrives together. If you are interested in spending additional time in the country, we suggest that you consider planning this for after the tour concludes. Please contact Holt and let us know so we can help you with that process!
Independently traveling to Korea?
Our team can help arrange visits to important adoption landmarks like orphanages or adoption offices.