Day trip

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

4.6 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: KTOURSTORY

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

Activity provider: KTOURSTORY

From US$ 63 per person

Join a full-day tour and spend the day exploring one of the most popular places outside of Seoul. Visit Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm. You can also choose the rail bike option which allows you to view the incredible scenery.

About this activity

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Duration 11 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Korean

Experience

Itinerary
8 - 9 hours
  • Seoul

  • 1.5 hours
  • Gapyeong-gun (break)

    • Optional
  • Namiseom (free time)

  • Garden of Morning Calm (free time)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Seoul

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy Nami Island and its beautiful scenery where lots of movies and K-dramas were filmed
  • Visit the Garden of Morning Calm, which opened in 1993 and shows the beauty of Korean-style gardens with its various flora and fauna
  • Choose the rail bike option to slowly ride along the river
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English and Chinese-speaking staff
  • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is free of charge for infants aged 0-2, if they do not occupy a seat
  • Please inform the tour operator 48 hours beforehand if you will be bringing a stroller or wheelchair
  • The itinerary is subject to weather and traffic conditions
  • Because of the Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm, this tour will operate on the winter schedule from December 9, 2022 to March 19, 2023
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 94 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Less time at the places than stated, for the garden of the morning hours you could have used more than 1 hour, and significantly less for Nami Island, super crowded island, not very authentic. Rail Road was very out of the way, thought you could drive it across the island or through the garden. But it was fun. The guide fell asleep several times on the bus and had to be woken up when we arrived, a bit strange.

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November 11, 2022

I loved the garden of morning calm , it was relaxing and peaceful even with people around. So many different gardens to see and enjoy - this was my favourite and I would give it 5 stars (I am solo traveling) Nami island wasn’t what I thought it would be , it was quite busy and is catered to families, friend and couples. So I didn’t enjoy as much as the morning calm gardens

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October 21, 2022

Nami Island was very dissapointing. It’s just a forest on an island, nothing special. When you come from Europe you have far more beautiful places. It’s only marketing and catching tourists. We wanted to do the zip wire but would have to wait 1.30 hrs… and where really sad we couldn’t do it. It’s not good organized. The Garden of Morning Calm is much more beautiful and should get more time. The rail bike was fun!

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October 12, 2022

Product ID: 165203