See beautiful Nami Island and walk the tree-lined paths where some of the most memorable scenes in the famous Korean television drama Winter Sonata were filmed! Whether you are a Winter Sonata fan or not, you'll enjoy the scenery as you stroll around this lovely island. Afterward, visit Petite France, a French-themed village that features French culture, food and architecture. Look for the statue of the Little Prince, from the favorite French novel that is memorialized in the village.
After morning pickup from your Seoul hotel, travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach to Nami Island, a distance of 37 miles (60km). Upon arrival, you'll enter the 'Naminara Republic' ' an imaginary country with its own passport, currency, stamp and telephone card!
Released in Korea in 2002, Winter Sonata (Gyeoul Yeonga) quickly became one of the most popular shows on Korean television. Follow your friendly guide to locations where the main characters of Winter Sonata shared the screen and won the hearts of their fans. You'll stroll along tree-lined paths where the starring couple, Yu-jin and Jun-sang, had some of their most memorable moments.
Check out Winter Sonata posters on life-sized signs throughout Nami Island, highlighting locations where important scenes were filmed. Get fun photos with the statue of the star-crossed lovers in the center of the island for a memorable souvenir.
Depending on the season, you'll experience different views of the island. In the summer, visitors enjoy boating; in the fall you can see the leaves changing colors; and winter brings snowy landscapes, like the backdrop to Yu-jin and Jun-sang's first kiss.
Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants on Nami Island (own expense), then return to your coach to drive to nearby Petite France, a French village set in the Korean countryside! The village features a building dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the beloved French novel The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince). Have time to stroll through the village, look at the art gallery and boutique shops, and snap photos of the scenery, which includes a human-size sculpture of the Little Prince.
After taking in the charms of Petite France, return to your coach and stop by the Duty Free Shop for some shopping before your ride back to your Seoul hotel where your tour ends.