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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.

Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

2. Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts, or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiralling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean SIM card! Choose from micro, nano or standard SIM cards. Benefit from 5mpbs download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Cards are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider.

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

3. 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 Hongdae only 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

4. 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.

From Seoul: Jinhae or Best daily spots Cherry Blossom Tour

5. From Seoul: Jinhae or Best daily spots Cherry Blossom Tour

Welcome to the enchanting cherry blossom season in South Korea. Discover the best of this magical season with two options: the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, the most beautiful spot in Korea with an array of cultural and military performances, or join our guided tour to explore Seoul City's top three cherry blossom locations of the day. At Jinhae Gunhangje tour option, see the whole city filled with pink cherry blossoms and enjoy various events such as traditional performances and local markets. With this tour, you won't miss a single highlight. The best spots tour takes you to the best spots for cherry blossom viewing, including Children's Grand Park, Seoul Forest, Yeouido, and many more locations across Seoul/Gyeonggi, Gangwon, and Chungcheong. Our tour considers the best spots according to weather and crowd conditions, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience. In springtime, love is in the air, and cherry blossom trees come to life with pink petals. It's the perfect time for picnics with friends, family, and loved ones under the trees. Capture the perfect shot and make unforgettable memories. Join us and celebrate the beauty of spring in South Korea. Our tours are designed to make your experience unforgettable. Don't miss out on this magical season. Full locations that could be included for best 2-3 spots tour:Seoul/Gyeonggi: Children's Grand Park, Tukseom, Seoul Forest, Yeouido, Yangjaecheon, Samcheong Park & Waryong Park, Bugak Skyway, Palgakjeong Pavilion, Dream Forest, Lets Run Park Seoul, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do Office, Uiwang City Hall, Wangsong-josuji, Jayu Park, Namhansanseong, Gwanggyo Lake Park, Wolmi Traditional Park, Ilsan Lake Park, Goryeosan, Incheon Grand Park, etcGangwon: Gyeongpodae Pavilion, Ojukheon House, Gangneung Namsan Park, Chuncheon MBC, Gongjicheon Amusement Park,etcChungcheong: Daejeon KAIST, Chungnam National University, Yurim Park, Bank of Korea Museum, etc

Seoul: Namiseom, Petite France, & Garden of Morning Calm

6. Seoul: Namiseom, Petite France, & Garden of Morning Calm

Meet your friendly coordinator at your preferred meeting point in Seoul and hop onto the comfortable tour bus with other travelers as you head to Gapyeong City. During the ride, be briefed on the details of the tour by your knowledgeable coordinator.  If you select one of the options including the railbike experience, drive to the railbike station and take a breathtaking ride through the serene countryside along an old train track that has been converted into a railbike track. Continue to The Garden of Morning Calm, a stunning garden that attracts families, friends, couples, and photographers with a variety of festivals held there throughout the year. Try some local food at the restaurants nearby. Next, set off for Nami Island, a beautiful, well-known destination in South Korea. Explore the half-moon-shaped island, which has very attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama, Winter Sonata. Stroll around at your own pace to discover the island. Then, head to Petite France and Italian Village to see the vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. The French village consists of exhibition halls, restaurants, and cafes for you to explore and also many photo-worthy sites that feature many famous Korean dramas and variety shows. Also, you can explore the Italian village right beside which is the only theme park in Korea. After your journey, enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable ride back to Seoul.

ICN Seoul Incheon Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

7. 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.

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

8. 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: Nami Island + Garden + Rail Bike Day Trip

9. 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. Finally, be dropped back to Hongdae only if you've chosen the group tour.

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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 345 reviews

It was a really pleasant tour! Paul, our guide, was available for any question and I felt like we had enough time at each stop! I will definitely recommand this tour ☺️

Was so much fun We enjoyed the trip and strawberry farm Shine's first day as a tour guide yet she was great keep it up girl Shout out to Kelly as well

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Mr Paul. Was very well organised and informative! Would definitely recommend.

Very well organised tour with caring, informative and sympathetic tour guide. We enjoyed it a lot!!

Very cute animals and Nami Island was also peaceful