what was to be a 90 minute drive became a 3 1/2 hour crawl on the clogged up highway to nami island from seoul! take the train,especially on weekends! had to walk the last km as the traffic was simply crazy! on nami island,it was really too crowded.island is beautiful but the amount of people around,many seemed to be koreans,was unbelievable! as our tour bus has to pick the 16 of us from various hotels around the city,we spent way too much time stuck in the bus crawling along! maybe on a weekday it would be better.
Pickup was again punctual. The land transfer to the jetty to catch the ferry was rather long. Ferry ride was a non event, took us all of 5 minutes. The Nami island is nice and scenic, and if you're a Winter Sonata K-drama fan, you'll like it even more.
Quite a number of quaint shops and eating places: recommend that you try the "topoki" and vegetable pancakes. Oh, the guide did give us each 10,000 KRW as lunch money.
After lunch, we took ferry back to the 'mainlland' and went to see the residence of the 2 Winter Sonata stars. However, this residence is no longer opened to public (the owner apparently got pissed with too many tourists visits hehe) so it was only a photo stop. After this, we went to Chun Meon (the little Myeongdong) - lots of street food for us to sample. We also were brough to see the scenic path which the 2 lovers from Sonata ride bicycles on during the K-drama.
After that, it was a long drive back to hotel.
It was a wonderful tour. the tour guide was very prompt and the trip to Nami Island was very interesting and awesome to say the least. My daughter and I truly enjoyed every moment and they will be memories we will surely cherish and treasure. The tour guide was very considerate and attentive to our demands. Thank you Viator for the memorable experience
On the second day, we visited Nami Island. The tour bus arrived right on time, 7.30 am on the dot. Our tour guide was Jenny. We were lucky because she was not only knowledgeable of the places, but also friendly, funny and thoughtful. We enjoyed the tour, the trip and the company tremendously.