What to expect on our tour – highlights and itinerary
Our Nami Island and Petite France tour is created to take care of all the logistical details for you. All you need to do is enjoy! We will pick you up from your hotel in Seoul and drop you off after your tour is over. Our professional guide will ensure your comfort and convenience while answering any questions you may have!
Our Nami Island day tour also includes transportation to each location as well as ferry tickets. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’re welcome to take the Nami Island zip line across the Han River and board the ferry only on the way back. You’re guaranteed to get an adrenaline boost if you choose this option! Just be aware that the zip line tickets are purchased separately. Simply talk to your tour guide about it on the day if interested.
We cover lunch as well and will stop by either an Amethyst or Ginseng Center on the way back to Seoul. Make sure to charge your camera, as there will be plenty of beautiful spots to see!
Nami Island – stroll around a fairy tale land
Namiseom (Nami Island) is a curious place. The island is shaped like a half-moon. The formation was triggered by the building of the Cheongpyeong Dam thanks to the North Han River. The name comes from General Nami. He was the hero who helped Korea win against the rebels in the 13th year of King Sejo – the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty. The natural beauty here was preserved by making sure that there aren’t any telephone polls visible – all electric wires are deep underground.
Nami Island is located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. What’s remarkable about this place is that up until 1965, the island was a wasteland and was later cleaned and shaped into the fairytale land it is today. Many travelers take our Nami Island day tour just to see the filming locations for the popular K-Drama “Winter Sonata”. This is where the protagonists had their first kiss!
Don’t miss the chance to follow into the drama’s literal footsteps and experience the magic of the island with our Nami Island tours! Nami Island is loved by travelers because of all the seasonal events that go on here, the numerous sites and many cafes where you can sit down, relax and enjoy each other’s company.
There are plenty of things to do on a Nami Island day tour! Stroll down the Ginko Tree Lane, famous for the beautiful golden colors of the trees. Try the pan-fried rice cake which is a real treat for those who love crispy and crunchy! Take beautiful photos along Metasequoia Road with the stunning redwood trees. Grab a bicycle and go for a spin around the beautiful scenery. When the weather is warm, you can enjoy the water garden swimming pool to freshen up. This is a lovely option both for adults and kids.
Lunch (Dak Galbi) – enjoy a spicy local meal
It’s no secret that people in Korea love a good meal. On our Nami Island and Petite France tour, you will have the chance to eat like a local! We will treat you to Dak Galbi – a spicy dish where chicken is stir-fried in a gochujang-based sauce with cabbage, scallions, perilla leaves, sweet potatoes, and tteok (rice cake).
The dish originated in Chuncheon in the 1960s, so this is the best place to try it! Chicken bites were made with this recipe to go with alcoholic drinks in the local restaurants. The dish soon gained popularity, as it was relatively easy and cheap to make, yet super delicious.
If you are vegetarian or adverse to spicy foods simply let your guide know at the beginning of your tour. The Dak Galbi’s spiciness can be made to your preference, and if preferred can be substituted for Bibimbap. Bibimbap is a local rice based dish with plenty of vegetables and packed full of flavor!
Petite France – experience the magic of France in the Korean countryside
This quirky cultural spot is the last but certainly not least place to visit on our Nami Island and Petite France tour. The French cultural village is a wonderful choice for those who’d like to feel like they’ve transported themselves to Europe and immerse themselves in French culture! This place also serves as a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center).
What you’ll see here are 16 French-style buildings and plenty of French shops, restaurants, and stores where you can buy French clothing. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the world of “The Little Prince” at the theme park and the memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery. There are magic shows and performances inspired by the globally-renowned book.
Art lovers will also enjoy the le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster) exhibit which is the national symbol of France. If you love shopping, stop by the little store that sells herbs and aromatic products. You will find France-themed souvenirs and hear beautiful music at Orgel House.
Dive into the world of art, nature, European magic, and delicious cuisine with our Nami Island and Petite France tour! Don’t miss this chance to create unforgettable moments!