Nami Island + Petite France + N Seoul Tower in a day
One of the most popular Korea tour package of all time, Nami island plus Petite France day tour. This tour package could be named as “My Love from the Star” Korean drama themed tour as well.
This tour is private tour, which is the best option for those who has small group such as family or friends. No worries about anything, you can control your plan.
Nami Island is unique since birth. It was neither a island nor a land. When the river was full, it became an island, and when the water fell, it was a sandy land. At this time, the name was Nami Island. In 1944, the Cheongpyong Dam was built and became an island forever. It was once a riverside shogunate and became a fallen amusement park. Since 2004, drama has spread to Japan, China, Southeast Asia, and foreign tourists have increased exponentially. Bringing life to trivial and trivial recyclables with no money. Now it has become a concept. 70% is recycled.
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.
N Seoul Tower
The N SEOUL TOWER, a complex culture space in Seoul, is where the clouds seem to meet with Namsan Mountain. It shows visitors the harmony of Namsan’s nature, the 21st century state of the art, resting with leisure, and various cultures.
My Love From the Star Feature
In episode 15 of My Love From the Star, Do Min Joon turned on lights of the Petite France by his supernatural power, and told his love towards Cheon Song Yi.
In episode 16 of My Love From the Star, Cheon Song Yi read this line to Do Min Joon. N Seoul Tower where was one of the shooting places where Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon were dating are crowded with tourists by the popularity of the drama. That place floats as the hot date course for couples again after the drama aired. That Wish – lock date and the romantic restaurant are introduced as a multipack.
And, N restaurant sells the course meal titled ‘Star confession stake’ recommended by Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon. Many bloggers upload reviews that they visit the shooting place of My Love From the Star.
You will meet your tour guide at 09:00 then your tour guide will give you brief information about your tour. You can also discuss about your itinerary.
It takes about 1 hour plus 20 to 30 minutes depends on traffic situation on that day. We could stay in Petite France about an hour or so. You can enjoy some activities and performances.
1. Saint-Exupery Memorial Hall: Displays the life of Saint-Exupery, who was a noted author in France, and the writing process of The Little Prince novel.
2. Orgel House: View the orgels (musicbox) collected from all over European countries and enjoy the sound.
3. France Traditional House Exhibition Hall: Experience the 19 century’s French culture inside France Traditional House.
4. Antique Exhibit Hall: Enjoy and purchase antique items, puppets and porcelain from Europe, including France.
5. Marionette Dance Performance: Shows the dance show of marionette of the Czech Republic.
6. Puppet play: A European play for children, comprised of a Guignol and marionette, French and Czech traditional puppets respectively.
7. Appreciating an orgel: Offer an explanation regarding the history of orgels.
8. Plaster art exhibition: Visitors can create plaster arts, painted by themselves with shapes such as the Little Prince or the Eiffel Tower.
You will be provided Dakgalbi as your lunch after finish Petite France tour. Having a lunch near Nami Island or inside of Nami island. (it depends). However, you can discuss about your meal preference if you feel like it. Your tour guide will be happy to help you.
Dak-galbi is a popular Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce with sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions, perilla leaves, and tteok (rice cake) on a hot plate. It is a local specialty in the Korean city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, where dak galbi originated. Because of its origin, the dish is also called Chunchŏn dak galbi.
When you reach the dock area of Nami island, you will be transferring to Nami Island by ferry boat (capacity 200 to 250) and this will take only 5 minutes or so. In the island you can enjoy the view of nature, awesome sculptures and some activities such as bike riding.
Pyeonghwarang, Yanggu White Porcelain Gallery, UNICEF Hall, Ryu Hongjuin World Folk Instrument Exhibit Hall, Yu Qing Chung Sculpture Park Happy Garden, Drama Gallery, Nami Gallery, Hoban Gallery
UNICEF Eco Stage, O Stage, Outdoor swimming pool (Water Garden), Magic Hall, Under Stage, Belgrade Stage, Free Stage
Korean restaurant (Nammoon), Asian family restaurant (Dongmun), Di Matteo, Yeonga Lunch Box, Gomok, Nami Island book café, Swing café, Snow café, Sonata café, Coffee shop Islana
[Small Theme Gardens]
Sujaewon Garden, Changpyeongwon Garden, Hwaseokwon Garden, Sequoia Family Garden, Namipungwon Garden, Baekpungmilwon Garden, Nami Dodamsambong, White Birch Forest, Dew Garden, Tomb of the General, Lover’s Woods, Cheongyeongwon Garden, Changgyeongwon Garden, Unchi Garden, Nakusong Royal Garden, Cheongpungwon Garden, Pitowon Garden, YMCA LiPia Garden, Hampyeong Garden
Handicraft Studio, Nami Eco-school, Nami Island Glass Workshop, Picture Book Playground
Andersen Hall, Myeonggang Hall, Imaginary Star Paradise, Gongsimwon
Muslim prayer room, Nursing room, ATM, money exchanging place
It will take more than 1 hour and 30 minutes on the way back to Seoul from Nami Island. You may take some break while you are on the way back to Seoul. When we reach Seoul, we are visiting N Seoul Tower the Romantic island within the city which is a symbol of Seoul now.
Your tour guide will take you to the observatory deck of the tower where you can see the gorgeous landscape view of Seoul. There are also many things you can enjoy in N Seoul Tower such as the famous Love lock wall where the shooting location of ‘My Love from the Star’ and many other Korean dramas and movies.
[Seoul Tower Plaza]
L – Hanbok Culture Experience Center
1F – Starbucks, Solnara, Gong Cha, Banwoldang Croquette, What Happened in Jeju, Perfect Match, Steak, GS 25, Souvenir shop
2F – Bon Woori Bansang, Teddy Bear Gallery
3F – Broadcasting facilities, security area
4F – Season’s Table, Game Plaza, Hosigi Double Chicken, Ah-Charm
[N Seoul Tower]
5F – N Sweet Bar, A Twosome Place, Ssentoy Museum, Hello Kitty Island
T1 – Ticket booth, Food O’clock, N Burger, N Terrace, A Twosome Place, Olive Young
T2 – The PLACE Dining
T3 – Hancook
T4 – Observatory, A Twosome Place
T7 – n.GRILL
Your tour guide will drop you off at your hotel after finish the tour for a day.
You can even choose other spot as your drop off point such as Myeongdong, Dongdaemun market or Itaewon.
My family has signed up for a private one-day to Nami Island and Petite France (inclusive of Namsam Seoul Tower visit) with HabKorea on 4 Jan 2019. Our tour guide, Mr Charlie, has a warm personality and very highly motivated guy. He was very friendly and helpful during our trip and also very accommodating to our requests. He helped to take a lot of family photos for us during the tour. The tour was well organised and we managed to complete the itinerary on time. We wish him all the best and continue striving his goal.
Daniel and Kate has provided us with a memorable family experience in Korea. I was with my 84-year old mother in law and husband for a private tour. Kate has been patient and prompt in answering my questions. Daniel, the owner was our tour guide for 2 days and he has been patient and accommodating with us. We loved the restaurant that he took us in Myeongdong, the food was good and the price is reasonable. He is a careful and safe driver considering that we have an older person with us, he also helped us load her wheelchair in the car. We enjoyed our visit to Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm. HAB is highly recommended.
Went to South Korea for the first time. Stayed for 4 days at Myeondong. All I can say was the place, food, and shopping was amazing! We had a private tour with Sir David for a day & he is very professional & accomodating to us. Went to Nami Island, Petite France & lastly the Seoul Tower. To those who want to have a tour privately (couple or group) you better have him. He handled our time well, (except for Seoul\’s traffic especially during rush hour) that caused some delays. Overall, I would strongly recommend this Agency & you will never go wrong. We would definitely have this when we visit Korea again. Kamsahamnida!!
Nami island was just a wonderful place to visit for a day. Nami Island + Petite France and N Seoul Tower course is the most popular tourist attractions in Korea. Definitely recommended!