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Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

1. Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty - King Sejo, who reigned from 1455 to 1468. Nami Island also declared its cultural independence and was reborn as the Naminara Republic. It has its own national flag, anthem, currency, passport, phone cards, stamps, orthography, and even a certification of citizenship. The Garden of Morning Calm is a 300,000-meter garden that attracts an array of frequent families, friends, couples and photographers who come to explore the beautifully sculpted garden flowers, trees and pathways of this stunning garden paradise. If you choose the rail bike option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track. With this option, visit the rail bike station in the morning before you visit Nami Island and The Garden of Morning Calm. You will have 2-3 hours at each venue and will be dropped off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Myeongdong Station, or Hongik University Station. On the non-rail bike option, you will be dropped off between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM, and on the rail bike option you will return between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Namiseom, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, & Railbike

2. Namiseom, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, & Railbike

Meet your friendly coordinator at your preferred meeting point in Seoul and hop onto the comfortable tour bus with other travelers as you head to Gapyeong City. During the ride, be briefed on the details of the tour by your knowledgeable coordinator.  If you select one of the options including the railbike experience, drive to the railbike station and take a breathtaking ride through the serene countryside along an old train track that has been converted into a railbike track. Continue to The Garden of Morning Calm, a stunning garden that attracts families, friends, couples, and photographers with a variety of festivals held there throughout the year. Try some local food at the restaurants nearby. Next, set off for Nami Island, a beautiful, well-known destination in South Korea. Explore the half-moon-shaped island, which has very attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama, Winter Sonata. Stroll around at your own pace to discover the island. Then, head to Petite France to see the vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. The French village consists of exhibition halls, restaurants, and cafes for you to explore and also many photo-worthy sites that feature many famous Korean dramas and variety shows. After your journey, enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable ride back to Seoul.

Nami Island, Petite France & Optional Rail Bike Tour

3. Nami Island, Petite France & Optional Rail Bike Tour

Located just 63 kilometers away from Seoul, Nami Island is a popular getaway spot for both locals and tourists. The area is famous for its magnificent tree lined roads. There are different activities available on the island or you can simply relax and enjoy the wonderful views in the area.  Petite France is a little vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. This village consists of many photo-worth spots that were featured on dramas and variety shows, such as “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden”, “Running Man” and the most recent, “You Who Came From The Stars”. If you choose a "Rail Bike" option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track for you to spend some quality time among nature with your friends and family. With this option, you will visit the Rail Bike station in the morning before your visit to Nami Island and Petite France. 

Seoul to/from Nami Island: Round-Trip Shuttle Service

4. Seoul to/from Nami Island: Round-Trip Shuttle Service

Travel from Seoul to Nami Island with a stress-free, reliable transfer service. Leave from Gangnam or Jamsil in the morning and head to the Nami island ferry terminal. Purchase the round-trip ferry ticket and enjoy looking out over the water as you cruise to the island. Take your time enjoying the island for about six hours before taking the bus back to Seoul at 4:30 PM and arriving at around 6:00 PM. Skip lugging your things through the public transportation options, and haggling with taxi drivers. Enjoy the peace of the island without any hassles with this transport service.

Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

5. Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

Escape the city and travel to the ultimate day-trip destination from Seoul, the famous Nami Island. Avoid large groups and tight schedules and opt to travel comfortably in a private setting. After hotel pickup in Seoul, drive to Nami Island, along the way picking up tips for your visit from your English-speaking driver. Enjoy free time at Nami Island, known for its beautiful panoramic sights which differ drastically with the changing seasons. Snap some colorful photos and stroll around the island to find hidden spots and the filming locations of Korean dramas and films. For the rest of the day, visit either one of both of the nearby locations: Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm. Petite France is a small town decorated like an old French village, with a bit of Korean-style architecture mixed in. Take photos with the mascot of the village, the Little Prince, and find a place to sit for coffee. If you're more of a nature person, opt for more time at the Garden of Morning Calm, where various types of flora are organized in traditional gardens. Take a photo at the Korean-style gazebo and discover the different styles of gardens. After your trip, head back to your accommodation or any location of your choice within Seoul city.

Chuncheon: Sunrise or Sunset Soyang River Kayaking Tour

6. Chuncheon: Sunrise or Sunset Soyang River Kayaking Tour

Experience the natural beauty of the Soyang river on this private kayaking tour in Chuncheon. Cruise along the river as you take in views of the city, the natural wildlife, and Soyang 2 bridge.  Meet your guide and listen to a short briefing on how to safely use the kayak. Put on your life vest and set-off down the calm river. Admire views of the sunrise or sunset on your river journey. Look for local wildlife like turtles and paddle through a habitat of cormorants. Get up close to the Soyang 2 bridge, which is a symbol for the city of Chuncheon. Snap pictures of the city from the perspective of the water.

Seoul: Gangwon-do Day Trip with Alpaca World & Nami Island

7. Seoul: Gangwon-do Day Trip with Alpaca World & Nami Island

Experience the best of Gangwon-do on a full-day guided trip from Seoul. See the cute alpacas of Chuncheon, explore the picturesque Nami Island with its scenic trails, and finally choose between a rail-bike ride through the countryside or a visit to the romantic Garden of Morning Calm. Choose a private or group tour option and begin your day at Chuncheon's Alpaca World. Feed the adorable alpacas, watch them graze together, and take selfies with them. Ask your guide any questions you may have about the region and the alpacas themselves. Continue to Nami Island, home to all things K-drama. Explore its leafy paths with tall trees where the legendary Korean drama "Winter Sonata" was shot and see memorabilia. Enjoy time to have lunch at this stop. Then, choose to go to Ganchon for a rail bike tour along the Bukhan River and admire the countryside, or visit the traditional Korean Garden of Morning Calm, one of the most romantic sites in the region. Here, stroll through the gardens and take stunning photos. Finally, be dropped back to Myeongdong if you've chosen the group tour. If you've chosen the private option, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Seoul.

Seoul: Nami Island, Petite France, and Rail Bike or Garden

8. Seoul: Nami Island, Petite France, and Rail Bike or Garden

Make the most out of a day trip from Seoul by joining this exciting combo tour. Check out the lovely Petite France themed village, discover Nami Island, and end the day by selecting either a scenic rail bike ride or a visit to the Garden of Morning Calm. The tour starts at convenient meeting points in Downtown Seoul or from your hotel if you select the private option. Begin your day by traveling to Petite France, a French-themed village, with colorful Petite Prince-themed houses. Wander around the popular drama filming site featured in many shows such as "Running Man", “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden”, and "You Who Came From the Stars". Snap some nice photos whether you are a K-Pop/Petite Prince fan or not. Next will be the K-Drama fan's paradise — Nami Island (Namiseom). This famous natural attraction is known for its tall tree paths. It was used as a filming location for the legendary Korean drama "Winter Sonata". Pick up your favorite lunch here at your own expense. For the last stop, select either going to Ganchon for a scenic rail-bike ride along an old track through Bukhan River's countryside or opt to visit the Korean-style Garden of Morning Calm, one of the most romantic sites in the region. Enjoy the manicured gardens on a romantic stroll or take some photographs that look like they were taken right out of a romantic Korean Drama. You'll be dropped off at Myeongdong to end your group tour or at your accommodation to end your private tour.

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What people are saying about Chuncheon-si

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 182 reviews

The trip is very nice and great. The guide is very helpful and kind. The trip started with visit to the garden of morning calm which is very beautiful and pleasant. Nami island is very beautiful. We had a great time during our trip.

It was great, luckily we had good weather. Our guide James was amazing, kind and very caring. Activities in nature do a lot of good after spending 10 days in Seoul.

This was a nice way to see beautiful country try outside of Seoul center. Our guide was helpful and provided good directions for the participants.

We had a very nice day with our guide Joe! Everything was well organized and we got a lot of photos for our memories!

Very good value for money. Will definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you to our tour guide, Rachel!