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With several universities Gangwon-do also has a youngish vibe, with a burgeoning shopping and nightlife scene.

On Jungdo, construction on the city's drawcard-to-be Legoland has ground to a halt, and the theme park may never be built, even though the bridge to the city has been completed. The discovery of prehistoric ruins and tombs on the island during foundation construction silenced the jackhammers and concrete mixers, maybe for good.

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$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Nami Island and Petite France Day Trip Including Lunch

After getting picked up from your hotel in Seoul, head to your first destination, Nami Island located in Chuncheon. The drive takes approximately 1.5 hours by car. When you arrive at the Nami Island dock, you will board a ferry and take a 10-minute ride to reach the island. Upon arrival, walk along the main street where you will find many shops and restaurants. As you walk down, you will find the street divided into two roads. One is Ginkgo Tree Road and the other is Metasequoia Tree Road. Both tree lined roads are very beautiful so you are recommended to take both roads. Nami Island became popular as it was the filming location of Winter Sonata, one of the most famous Korean dramas to date. You can find statue of Bae Yongjun and Choi Jiwoo, the two main actors of Winter Sonata and visit the place where they first kissed! Around the statues, you will see many snowmen that never melted from the winter season. If you get hungry, there are a lot of small shops selling Korean snacks. Try jinpan (steamed bun) popular Korean snack. Enjoy the adorable scenery and many cultural offerings available on the island. Before you are going to Petite France, enjoy a special local lunch. Chuncheon is famous for Korean barbecued chicken, Dakgalbi. If you don’t like spicy food, there is a soy sauce chicken option available as well.When you arrive Petite France, you will be surprised as you will feel like you are in France. Visit small shops and exhibition places, including French doll house, Antique Museum, and Museum of Saint-Exupéry. Petite France also became famous as it was the filming location of the drama, My Love from the Star. When you walk around the village you can see many places once appeared on the drama and that will remind you of Do Minjun and Cheon Songhee’s love story. After, head back to Seoul where your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.**Minimum 2 people are required**

$89 Outdoor Activities

Day Tour to Gangchon Rail Bike Nami Island and Petite France

We pick up from hotel at 8:40 a.m. After one and half hour drive, we arrival to Gangchon Rail Park and enjoy the rail bike with nature scenery. After lunch, we visit Nami Island and Petite France, the most popular Korean drama shooting location. 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. 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! Home of the Petit Prince in Gapyeong in Gyeonggi Province, Petite France is a unique place to discover with your family. From its outward appearance it can also remind you of a little village in pastoral area of the Alps with its colorful buildings.However, it is a French cultural village composed of 16 French style buildings. There, visitors can experienced French food, clothing but also household culture.This Place is really pretty and the architecture will bring you into a fairytale. The concept of Petite France was inspired by Antoine de St Exupery’s story. That is to say that this this place encapsulate the flower, stars all the things that make the Petit Prince universe. Before back to Seoul, take a walk in a half-moon shaped island. Nami Island 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 there 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. The island features many facilities such as water sport resorts, camping sites and a theme park. Nami Island is perfect for families who want to create memorable memories in Korea!

$300 Private & Custom Tours

Railbike and Nami Island in one day

GANGCHON RAILBIKE: Looking to go on a unique tour while enjoying Korea’s beautiful scenery? Going on a rail bike trip is the perfect way to satisfy your needs! Rail biking is a popular leisure sport that uses bikes and railroads specially built for sightseeing. Hop on a rail bike and pedal your way along the railroad tracks for the opportunity to get a light workout and enjoy wonderful landscapes of Korea at the same time. Read on for our recommended rail bike facilities that capture the views of Korea’s mountains, oceans, and rivers. Tip) Rail Bikes for BeginnersRail bikes are easy to learn – just step on the pedals for speed and use the hand brake to stop. However, there are a few things to keep in mind during your ride. Make sure to keep a distance of at least 20m between you and the rail bike in front of you. Also, refrain from standing up from your seat while the bike is running. Remember, safety comes first! Conveniently located near Seoul, Gangchon Rail Park used to be a servicable train station but is now a rail bike tourist attraction that connects two closed station platforms, Gimyujeong Station and Gangchon Station. Follow the Gangchon railway and you will pass through colorful foliage of grassfields and forests. You will also pass through Bubble Tunnel and Musical Tunnel, and even see Bukhangang River along the way! You will reach a rest stop after 6km and continue on your remaining journey of 2.5km by the Romantic Train. When you arrive at Gangchon station, you can either move on to the next attraction or return to Gimyujeong Station by a shuttle bus.NAMI ISLAND: Namiseom 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 (reign 1455-1468). Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul. In the middle of the isle, there is a grass field about 316,320 square yards. It features education and training facilities and camping sites. The island also has a swimming pool and water-sports facilities for motorboats and water skiing, as well as a theme park with a merry-go-round, shooting range, and roller skating rink. Tour Duration Approx. 2-4 hoursFilm Locations Drama "Winter Sonata (2003)," Film "Wanderer in Winter (1986)," etc.Operating Hours [Ferry Schedule]07:30-21:40 Maximum Occupancy 20,000-30,000 peopleParking Fees 4,000 wonAdmission Fees General Rate: Adults 10,000 won Discounted Rate: 8,000 wonSpecial Rate: 4,000 won

$66 Tours & Sightseeing

Relaxing Chuncheon City Day Tour with Alpaca World

Alpaca World is the one and only in Korea where you can see, feed and touch alpacas, white deers, mules, hinnies and ponies. Moreover, you can join and experience different kinds of activities there as well, such as animal parade that you can experience seasonally-themed parade of those animals Eco electric cart where you can sit back in the cart to enjoy the fairy-tale scene and smelling fresh air, as well as experience the hourse-riding, hug and feed rabbits and so on.  Gubongsan Mountain Observatory is one of the most scenic driving courses in Chuncheon, stunning with its breathtaking views both day and night. With fresh brewed coffee in hand, go for a stroll to its outside terrace or garden where you can gaze out on the beauty of Chuncheon. Jade Garden, created under the theme of "Small Europe in the Forest," is located near Jade Palace Golf Club.The 24 distinctively-themed areas in the garden boast a total of 3,000 plant species including rhododendrons, maple trees, irises, and blueberry bushes as well as patches of thick, natural forests. Detailed Schedule: 7:20am Depart from Hongik Univ. Station Exit 4 8:00am Depart from Myeongdong Station Exit 2 8:10am Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10 9:40am Arrive at Jade Garden 11:00am Leave for Alpaca World 12:10am Arrive at Alpaca World (Lunch time) 3:10pm Leave for Gubongsan cafe street 3:40pm Arrive at Gubongsan cafe street 4:40pm Leave for Seoul 6:30pm Arrive at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station 6:40pm Arrive at Myeongdong Station 7:20pm Arrive at Hongik Univ. Station.

$44.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Nami Island & Petite France

After an early morning pickup from your hotel, you’ll travel to Petite France. The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each. Enjoy the marionette experience and hear percussion instruments from around the world, and also enjoy soap bubble experience. Also, The Korean TV series “My Love from the Star” starring Kim Soo-Hyun and Jun Ji-Hyun filmed in this very charming French town.We then continue to famous for its beautiful tree-lined roads, Nami Island. Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. Depending on the season, you’ll experience different beauties of the island. After tour, Trasnfer to Seoul and drop off at Myeongdong Station.

$47.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm

After an early morning pickup from your hotel, you’ll travel to Nami Island, famous for its beautiful tree-lined roads.Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. Depending on the season, you’ll experience different beauties of the island.  We then moving to Garden of Morning Calm, The Garden of Morning Calm is one of Korea's major botanical gardens, attracting about 700,000 tourists from home and abroad annually. The garden aims to promote the beauty of Korean flowers and plants to the world. They also play a huge role in developing Korea's garden culture. After tour, Trasnfer to Seoul and drop off at Myeongdong Station.