Welcome to Chuncheon
While it’s surrounded by gorgeous mountains, the charms of Gangwon-do’s capital are mostly artificial: shimmering lakes created by dams, the fiery chicken dish dakgalbi, and well-loved (if schmaltzy) settings for the enormously popular TV drama Winter Sonata. Still, it’s a good base for outdoor activities and its proximity to Seoul makes it a popular weekend getaway. With several universities here, Chuncheon is also... Read More
Top experiences in Chuncheon
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**
Self-Guided Day Trip to Nami Island and Chuncheon from Seoul
At 9:15am, meet our staff at the shuttle bus stop at Insadong where you will receive information about the tour. During your briefing, you will be provided shuttle bus, ferry and entrance tickets to Nami Island, bus ticket to Chuncheon, and the ITX train ticket for your return trip to Seoul. In addition, you will receive a T-money card which is charged 5,000 won and can be used for the subways and buses in Seoul, and a 5,000 won mobile coupon for the Gubongsan Mountain branch, A Twosome Place Café. After your briefing, you will take a shuttle bus at 9:30am and arrive at Nami island at around 11am. Enjoy free time at Nami island until 3pm. Namiseom (Nami) Island is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. Since the island is only 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul, many couples and families come to visit year-round. Walk around to appreciate the breathtaking natural scenery. The island features offers various facilities such as a merry-go-round, a shooting range, and a roller skating rink. There are also many street food vendors that sell delicious local treats. After exploring Nami Island, you will take a city tour bus at the same place where you were dropped off earlier. In about 30 minutes, you will arrive at Chuncheon and have time to explore until 6pm. If you get off at Chuncheon station, head to Gubongsan Mountain Observatory, which is about 30 minutes by taxi from the bus stop. It will cost you about 10,000 won each way. You can also rent bikes as an alternative. The observatory is stunning with its breathtaking views both day and night. Use your coupon to redeem your coffee at A Twosome Place Café at the ground floor of the observatory. With fresh brewed coffee in hand, go for a stroll around the terrace or garden or simply sit on the wooden deck and gaze out to the beauty of Chuncheon. There are also many cafes and restaurants decorated with different themes that offer great food.If you are more interested in walking around and exploring the city, you can get off at Chuncheon Myeongdong instead. Named after the famous Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul, this popular street is in the heart of downtown Chuncheon. This famous street features a number of tasty Dakgalbi restaurants (spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables). You can also take a stroll to Jungang Market and Chuncheon’s underground shopping district.After spending time at the observatory or exploring the city, return back to Chuncheon station to catch the 6pm ITX train. Your train ticket is included in this package but you will be responsible for the taxi ride to Chuncheon station. You will arrive at Yongsan station in Seoul at around 7:24pm.