Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village: One-Day Tour

Tick off three of South Korea’s top attractions on this one-day trip from Seoul.

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Petite France in the Gapyeong mountains, South Korea.
Pinocchio statue at Italian Village in the Gapyeong mountains, South Korea.
Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village: One-Day Tour
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What you'll do

Visit Petite France, Nami Island and Italian Village with Go City® 

  • The one-day tour of Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village from Seoul is included with your pass.
  • Visit the island where beloved K-drama Winter Sonata was shot and experience South Korea’s homage to European culture in Petite France and Italian Village.
  • Your Seoul pass also includes dozens of other top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. 

Fancy swapping Seoul's soaring skyscrapers for towering trees, rural riverside walks and European culture? This day trip to Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village is the perfect antidote to the noise and chaos of the South Korean capital and lets you experience some of the country’s most beautiful – and quirky – countryside attractions.

Shaped like a half moon, Nami Island is a cute little sliver of land in the middle of the North Han River, perhaps best known for its starring role in iconic K-drama Winter Sonata – there’s even a statue of lead characters Jeong Yoo-jin and Kang Joon-sang, who famously shared their first kiss here! This wooded sanctuary, all peaceful lakes, lofty pine and redwood trees, and traditional pagodas is a treat whenever you visit. Expect a riot of pink cherry blossoms in spring, lazy riverside picnics and gentle bike rides in summer, blazing maple and ginkgo leaves in autumn and a magical snow-blanketed landscape in winter.

Set in the Gapyeong mountains, Petite France is a colorful homage to the French countryside that’s every bit as Instagrammable as Nami Island. Brightly painted houses congregate around the town square and riverside; there’s even a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince, as well as a gallery packed with paintings and sculptures of France’s national symbol Le Coq Gaulois, or Gallic rooster.

Italian Village is themed around Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci and, alongside authentic Italianate architecture, elegant boulevards and an Italian cultural museum, creates the convincing illusion that you’re strolling the streets of old Italy. Catch a Pinocchio puppet show, discover the life and works of da Vinci and cool off with an authentic gelato as you watch the world go by.

The tour departs Seoul at 9.30AM, visiting Petite France and the neighboring Italian Village, then Nami Island, before commencing the 90-minute return journey to Seoul at 4.30PM.

Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village Tour highlights  

Petite France – a little slice of Gallic sunshine in the Gapyeong mountains, this lovingly created tribute to French culture and architecture is an Instagrammer’s dream come true.

Italian Village – Italian icons Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci take center stage at this cute Italian-themed village right next door to Petite France.

Nami Island – explore a verdant wonderland of maple, ginkgo, pine and redwood trees, relax by the lake, wander the meandering woodland paths, and pay homage to K-drama Winter Sonata at the commemorative statue!

Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village Tour facts

  • You won’t see any telegraph poles or overhead electrical wires on Nami Island – to preserve the island’s natural beauty they’re all buried underground! 
  • Nami Island was a key player in beloved K-drama Winter Sonata, most famously as the location where characters Jeong Yoo-jin and Kang Joon-sang shared their first kiss; a statue on the island immortalizes this romantic moment.
  • Petite France was constructed in 2008 and is largely themed around classic French children’s story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
  • Right next door to Petite France, Italian Village opened in 2021 and pays homage to Italian culture via the twin themes of Pinocchio and Lenardo da Vinci.

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Seoul. Your pass includes this one-day tour of Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village, plus admission to dozens more top Seoul attractions.

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Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in

Show your pass and booking confirmation to the tour guide at the meeting point. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure time.

Pick-up points are at Hongik Univ. Station exit 9 in front of KFC at 8.30AM; Namsan Yejang Public Parking Lot at 9.15AM; and Hotel The Designers Dongdaemun opposite Dongdaemun H&C Park Station exit 5 at 9.30AM.

Please note

  • Pick-up and drop-off times may vary slightly depending on traffic conditions.
  • Cancellations made by pass holders within 24 hours of the departure time cannot be rescheduled.
  • In the event of a change in itinerary or unforeseen cancellation due to e.g. poor weather conditions, pass holders will be able to rebook for the next available date.

Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village Tour FAQs 

What’s included? The tour includes entry to Petite France, Italian Village and Nami Island, plus round-trip transfers and a tour guide.

What should I bring with me? Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera for some unforgettable selfies! You’ll also need cash to pay for meals and snacks as these are not included.

How long is the tour? The tour departs Seoul at 9.30AM and commences the return journey from Nami Island at 4.30PM, arriving back at Hongdae Station around 6PM.

Are children permitted on the tour? Yes, anyone with a pass can book onto the tour. Children under 36 months travel free (no pass required) in a parent’s lap, but must be mentioned in the request at time of booking.

Please note: This tour is available in either English or Mandarin.

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Operating hours

Daily: tours depart Seoul at 9.30AM and last approximately 8-9 hours.

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