8 hours in total
Lunch, transport included
Pick up at the closest meeting point
What To Expect
In this tour, you will have a private driver to take you to visit the Nami Island and other places in Gapyeong and Yangpyeong. The driver will not accompany you at the destinations. Please choose 3 places that you would like to visit from the list below.
It is a half-moon shaped island located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do. It became highly popular in 2002 after the broadcasting of the famous Korean drama 'Winter Sonata', as its most romantic scenes such as the protagonists' first kiss were shot on this particular island. In 2006 and following its skyrocketing popularity among Koreans and foreigners, Nami Island declared its cultural independence becoming the imaginary Naminara Republic and creating its own flag, currency, stamps, and passport!
During your walk, you will receive warm greetings from ostriches, squirrels, rabbits, deer and other animals which live freely in the forest. Beautifully lined with majestic trees, the “Forest of Sweethearts” is a really popular spot as it becomes the subject of splendid photos in every changing season. Nami Island features many facilities such as water sports resorts, camping sites, and a theme park. It is perfect for families who want to create memorable memories in Korea!
Petite France is a French cultural village hidden in the suburbs of Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do. While visiting the village's various French-style buildings, visitors will find several galleries, restaurants, and shops where they can experience the French culture. Various special shows are held every day such as magic shows, music performances or even a puppet show at the amphitheater. The concept of Petite France was particularly inspired by the world-renowned novel 'The Little Prince', written in 1943 by Saint-Exupery.
Petite France has also successively been the filming site of various popular TV shows such as 'Running Man', 'My Love From The Star', 'Secret Garden' or 'Beethoven Virus'.
Built at the end of the Gyeongchun Line which connects Seoul to Chuncheon, Gangchon Rail Park is a popular tourist attraction which has been featured in many popular TV Shows such as Running Man or We Got Married. Riding twin bikes or quad bikes, you will enjoy the lovely mountainous scenery reflected in Bukhangang River clear waters while pedaling along the old railroad tracks at your own pace. Lighting effects and music will enhance your experience when passing through the tunnels. The course takes about 1 hour and a half to be cleared. There is a rest-stop at the halfway mark where you can refresh yourself buying food or drinks. It's a really good activity for lovers, families or friends, as it asks some combined efforts without forgetting to provide a really fun experience!
We strongly suggest early bookings for April and October due to the increase in travel demand to see Cherry Blossom and Autumn leaves. This activity is suitable for all ages.
Jade Garden is a vast European style garden settled in a beautiful valley just a few kilometers away from Nami Island. The botanical garden is separated into the European Zone, the Landscape Zone, and the Skyview Zone. It boasts more than 3,000 different vegetal species carefully cultivated over 24 various themed areas such as the English Border Garden, the Italian Garden, the Wild Flower Hill or the Gingko Maze. After having chosen one of the 3 different itineraries, you will enjoy a peaceful walk among the graceful plants, suspended wooden bridges, waterfalls, fountains and the particular European-style architecture. A Tuscan-style visitors' center stays open to provide visitors with simple snacks, beverages or souvenirs.
The Jade Garden was the shooting location for the Korean drama 'Love Rain', starring actors Jang Geun Seok and Yoona, as well as “The Winter, The Wind Blows” with Song Hye Kyo and Jo In Sung. It is recommended to visit this place between spring, summer and autumn season.
The Garden of Morning Calm
The Garden of Morning Calm is a 30,000㎡ garden. It is open year-round and the garden was conceptualized by Professor Han Sang-kyung (Gardening Department, Sahmyook University) while he was serving as an exchange professor in America. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as “The Land of the Morning Calm.”
Edelweiss Swiss Theme Park
This swiss-styled park surrounded by mountains offers breathtaking views for its visitors. Surname 'small' Switzerland in Korea due to the resemblance of the facilities inspired from Switzerland architecture, visitors will also enjoy museum, gallery, experience programs, trick art and also, and overall the natural scenery. Each one of the 32 building has a various theme: Love, The Nutcracker, Swiss culture, Cheese, Chocolate, Christmas, Bear, Coffee and etc.
If you are a strawberry fan, you cannot miss this chance. Korea's strawberries are very juicy and sweet. You can have your picked strawberries wrapped in a box and bring them back with you. Strawberry is available from December to May in Korea. Each person can pick up to 500g strawberry!
Semiwon is in Yangpyeong-gun of Gyeonggi-do. This is a natural park that was founded on the principle of “natural purification.” The name of the park comes from an old proverb that says “one can cleanse his mind by looking at water and enlighten his spirit by looking at flowers.” The 180,000 square-meter park consists of 6 ponds; water is filtered and purified before flowing back into the Hangang River.
Visitors can see various water plants such as lotus flowers, water lilies, and irises here. Walk on the paths made out of washboards with lotus-themed poetry and drawings, you can discover the water fountains, an observation deck and Monet's Garden, etc. Semiwon is closed on Monday and is recommended to visit during summer only.
It actually means 'two water range,' and alludes to the spot where Bukhangang River and Namhangang River meet. The dock showcases an old-style ship and sobbing willows, adding to the place a rural charm. Another attraction is the three 400-year-old Zelkova trees that show up as one gigantic tree. There is also an exclusive spot that remains a famous place for shooting Korean TV dramatizations, films, advertisements, nature, and wedding pictures.
Dreaming Camera Cafe
Named 꿈꾸는사진기 (Dreaming Camera), this unique coffee shop serves delicious homemade drinks and treats to visitors while surrounded by hundreds of vintage cameras they have on display. Cameras might be the theme of this cafe to most visitors, but the owners originally designed it as a place for dreamers. Just as they have made their dream a reality, they also want the Dreaming Camera Cafe to be a cafe that inspires others to pursue their dreams, no matter how big they may be. Go and try this unusual cafe, and dream all day long!
Gubongsan Mountain Observatory
Without a doubt, this is one of the most scenic drive courses in Korea. The breathtaking views from the observatory will leave you speechless. Often called the “Santorini” of Korea due to the Greek architecture style, this place is great for strolling around or enjoying great coffee and meals in the restaurants nearby while observing the stunning view and taking memorable photos!
Chuncheon Romantic Market
From eating live octopus to taking shots of Soju with locals: Korean traditional markets are an experience that you should not miss during your trip! This market is the most famous traditional Market in Gangwon Province and attracts 2000 people every day. You can find authentic Korean goods such as Hanboks, clothes, bags, shoes, electronics, jewelry, souvenirs and of course food: Dakgalbi (Stir-fried chicken) was invented here! Moreover, Chuncheon Market is known as starting point of the Hallyu Wave as the popular drama “Winter Sonata” was filmed here.
Choose 3 places from the What to expect sections.
- 09:00 am: Hotel pick-up
- Visit 2 places
- 6:00 pm: Hotel drop-off
For itinerary that includes rail bike option, you will be picked up earlier, around 8:30 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends.
- Rail Bike Park offers 2 Seater or 4 Seater Bike only. Both depart separately and cannot ride together. For example if your group are 5 people, we will book 1 x 4 seater bike and 1 x 2 seater bike. We will book the Gapyeong rail bike or Gangchon rail bike, please let us know if you have any special requirement. For safety reason, infants should sit with an adult and children above 3 years old should take his/her own seat during ride the Rail Bike. We strongly recommend you to wear warm jacket, face mask hat and gloves for riding rail bike during winter.
- Jade Garden is not recommended to visit in winter.
- The strawberry picking is only available from December to May every year, with the best months are from January to March.
- Semiwon is closed on Monday and recommend visiting in summer only.
- If you want to visit Dumulmeori, Dreaming camera cafe, Gubongsan Mountain Observatory or Chuncheon Romantic Market, please contact us first.
- Please note that it takes 1.5 hours from Seoul to Gapyeong (one way), if there is no traffic jam.
- English speaking driver
- Private car with hotel pick up & drop off
- Gasoline, car parking fee, toll fee
- 2 places admission fees
What's not included
- Meals and drinks
- Tips (optional)
Plan your trip
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