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Things to do in Gangwon-do Province

Our most recommended things to do in Gangwon-do Province

From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

1. From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

Choose options of pickup, private tour, or meet your guide before traveling together to the DMZ. See Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a historical steam locomotive. Travel to a tunnel dug by North Korea, see observatories and visit the unification villages in the DMZ. Drop by 3 stops at Imjingak - Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a steam locomotive that was destroyed during the Korean war. Board a bus with your guide (or group) and continue on to the DMZ. Visit four different places within the DMZ. First, arrive at The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel by walking (or monorail if private option is selected) and see a tunnel dug by North Koreans to invade South Korea. Next, explore Dorasan Observatory, the northernmost observatory of North Korean territory. Then arrive at Dorasan Station, which is the northernmost station in South Korea, connected to Pyeongyang Station. You’ll also have a chance to visit some Unification Villages during your tour of the DMZ. Finally, visit the suspension bridge at Gamaksan, where the allied forces fought a fierce battle in the Korean War. Take a 15 to 20-minute hike and marvel at the stunning natural beauty at the top of the bridge. For a private tour, you can select to visit the Majang Suspension Bridge at beautiful Majang lake which was the scene of a battle in the Korean War. It has now been turned into a scenic destination with the longest suspension bridge in South Korea, where you can walk the 256-meter bridge.

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

2. 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: Private Transfer To/From Incheon Airport

3. Seoul: Private Transfer To/From Incheon Airport

Ensure your journey to or from Seoul Airport is relaxing and stress-free with this private transfer. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle driven by a licensed driver as you get in or out of the airport in style. For transfers from the airport, step off your plane and see your driver waiting at your arrival gate with a sign with your name on it. Avoid the need to navigate stressful public transportation with heavy luggage and simply get in the van or minibus for a calming journey into the city. For transfers from the city, benefit from meet-and-greet service at your place of accommodation. Get straight in the vehicle and head for the airport. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you don't need to rely on unreliable taxis, trains, or buses, as you get to the airport on time.

ICN Seoul Incheon Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

4. ICN Seoul Incheon Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Feel comfortable during your layover or before you head out on your journey and book a lounge at the Incheon Airport. Access high-speed internet and take your pick from an assortment of food and beverages. Avoid the crowds and chaos associated with the public departure lounges and relax in style. Enjoy the 3-hour stay, then make yourself comfortable in one of the airport lounges located in Terminal 1 or 2, East or West Wing, East Concourse for International Departures. In the lounge, take the opportunity to unwind before your flight and relax on the comfortable seating as you watch TV. Read one of the many international newspapers and magazines or make use of the lounges' unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, and dine on an array of freshly prepared seasonal food as well as drinks.

Seoul: Nami Island + Garden + Rail Bike Day Trip

5. Seoul: Nami Island + Garden + Rail Bike Day Trip

Make the most out of a day from Seoul by joining this day tour. Head off to discover Petite France or the Korean-styled Garden of Morning Calm, followed by a visit to Nami Island. End the experience with a scenic trip on a railbike. The tour starts from convenient meeting points in Downtown Seoul or with hotel pickup if you book the private option. Start your day by traveling to Gangwon-do and visiting Petite France, a French-themed village, with colorful Petite Prince-styled 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. Alternatively, opt to visit the Korean-styled Garden of Morning Calm, one of the most romantic locations in the region. Enjoy a lovely stroll and take photographs that look like they're right out of a Korean drama. Next will be the K-Drama's HolyLand, Nami Island (Namiseom). This famous natural attraction is known for its tall tree paths and was used as the filming location for the legendary Korean drama "Winter Sonata". Pick your favorite lunch spot here to enjoy at your own expense. Continue to Gangchon for a scenic railbike on an old track through the Bukhan River's countryside. Along the way, enjoy various tunnels with different themes.

From Seoul: Yongpyong Ski Day Tour with Transportation

6. From Seoul: Yongpyong Ski Day Tour with Transportation

Visit Korea's "Best Skiing Destination" with this hassle-free Yongpyong ski tour from Seoul. Best experience for those who want to experience the winter Olympics venue. Enjoy up to 6 hours of snow sports and winter activities. Discover 28 different slope options with various difficulties to suit all levels of skiers and snowboarders. You can enjoy tasty Korean food, spa treatments, experience Korean culture, and other activities during your stay. Enjoy the 3 flexible options, and you can find the one that fits you the most. • Basic Ski Tour An excellent choice for complete novices or first-time skiers, this option includes all essential equipment. Essential equipment includes ski poles, boots, skis, and gloves. You can rent a suit (clothes) or buy a ski pass at your expense. In addition, you'll enjoy a 30-minute beginner’s lesson to start to enjoy most of the slopes. • Full Tour With this option, you will receive ski poles, boots, skis, gloves, and ski suit (clothes). Take a two-hour skiing lesson and a ski lift pass to try out all the slopes you feel you can handle. For those who already know how to ski, this is your go-to option. • Shuttle Only Choose this option to enjoy the resort, find the K-drama shooting scene sites, play in the snow, or watch your family and friends ski or sled.

From Seoul: Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

7. From Seoul: Nami Island, 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.

Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

8. 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.

Seoul: Nami Island, Petite France, & Italian Village Tour

9. Seoul: Nami Island, Petite France, & Italian Village 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”. The Italian village Pinocchio and Da Vinci is a new attraction next to Petite France. It is the only theme park in Korea that has officially partnered with the Collodi Foundation. Through this, Italian author Carlo Collodi's fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio could be realized in the form of exhibitions and performances. 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 for you to spend some quality time in 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: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

10. Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

Discover the Seoul or Gangwon-do areas with a full or half-day private charter tour. Plan your tour that caters to your interests and travel at your own pace. Book an optional guide to accompany you throughout the day. Book a private charter with an optional guide and see the best of Seoul or Gangwon-do. Create a more focused and personal tour experience tailored to your interests. Whether you're looking to learn more about K-pop, history, culture, or food, this experience can be designed to meet your needs. Possible locations to visit in each area: Seoul City Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Cheonggyecheon, N Seoul Tower, Gangnam, Lotte World, Bukchon Hanok Village, Yeouido, Hangang Park, Hongdae, Ewha Woman's University, Sinchon, and other locations in Seoul city. Seoul Suburbs Incheon City, Woongjin Playdoci, Everland, Seoul Park, one mount, Swiss Village, Korean Folk Village, Paju Outlets, Panmunjom, The Garden of Morning Calm, Little French Village, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Herb Garden, Heyri Art Village, and other locations around Seoul. Gangwon-do Alpaca World, Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho City, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Daegwallyeong sheep ranch, Pyeong Chang, Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Alpensia Resort, HIGH ONE Resort, Donghae City, and other places in Gangwon-do.

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What people are saying about Gangwon-do Province

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4.5 / 5

based on 4,151 reviews

Sujeong was awesome, she showed us all the interesting places we wanted to see. It was a great experience walking with her thru the amazing city of Seoul. We can highly recommend her

The SIM and T-money Transportation card worked seamlessly in Seoul. Having unlimited mobile data helped a lot with the various apps used in Korea as well as for translations.

Well organised tour. Very insightful and our guide was extremely friendly and answered all our questions. Would recommend to anyone wanting to visit DMZ.

Sebastian was an incredible guide and helped answer all our questions. Very smooth and definitely a top highlight and must do

An amazing display of art in multiple forms. Truly spectacular