Incheon DMZ Peace Observatory and Ginseng Festival Tour (Oct 2,3)

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Get a sneak peek of life in North Korea and learn more about Korean history

Visiting Ganghwa Island and Ganghwa Peace Observatory in Incheon to learn more about Korean history. You can also look over the territory of North Korea from the observatory, and participate in an interesting Ginseng festival! also can go hidden gem Jo-yang-bang-jik cafe!

Short Information

Availability
Oct 2 & 3
Duration
~9hrs
Voucher
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Tour type
Join in Group
Language
English/Chinese
Minimum pax
2 pax
Booking due
4 days
Cancellation
100% refund before 4 days
Age
All ages
Meeting location
Hongik University Station Exit 3
Included
- Admission ticket to Ganghwa History Museum, Ganghwa DMZ Peace Observatory
- Round-trip transportation
- English/ Chinese speaking staff
Excluded
- Meals 
- Other personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
Notice
*During the period of COVID19, free pick up service is available from your accommodation in Seoul. (Jung-gu, Mapo-gu, Yongsan-gu)
*If Gingseng festival is officially canceled, we will replace it with Gangwha Folk Flea Market in the schedule. (10/2~3)

Overview

A not-so-boring historical tour that takes you through the past and present of Korea

If you have ever been to Korea, you must know that Incheon city is home to Incheon International Airport the largest international airport in Korea. However, do you know that there is so much more to this city than just the airport?

During this tour, you will be taken around the best historical sites and attractions in Ganghwa Island – an island that played a strategic role in Korean history. Besides learning more about the history of Korea, you will also have a special chance to get a sneak peek on life in North Korea at Ganghwa Peace Observatory, have a nice coffee at a unique cafe, and enjoy an interesting ginseng festival.

 

Highlights:

  • Learn more about the history of Ganghwa Island and Korea
  • Viewing the border of North Korea from Ganghwa Peace Observatory
  • Enjoy a nice cup of coffee at a beautiful and unique cafe 
  • Try out different types of ginseng products at Ganghwa Ginseng Festival 

 

Joyang Bangjik café 

The café location used to serve as the first Korean textile factory and was reborn into a complex cultural space. The old building was abandoned for a long time and finally changed into a beautiful café which is a combined old style with a modern interior. Visitors can feel Korean culture and history through the various reminiscence things like old bicycles, sewing machines, and signboards. You can enjoy drinking coffee while looking around the beautiful interior and taking nice photos.
 
JoYang Textile Cafe1
 

Ganghwa Peace Observatory

The observatory is the place where you can see North Korean territory the clearest, so you can even witness a part of the North Korean life from there. Currently, the place is considered as a cultural tourist spot. Yeonmi jung Pavilion
 
 
Ganghwa-DMZ-Peace-Observatory5
▲ You can get a glance at life in North Korea from here.
 

Yeonmijeong Pavilion

Yeonmijeong Pavilion is one of Incheon’s Tangible Cultural Assets. The name Yeonmi originates from the swallow tail-shape of Imjingang River and Yeomhagang River (‘yeon’ means swallow and ‘mi’ means a tail). From the pavilion, visitors can see Paju city, Gimpo city, and a part of North Korea at a glance.
 
Yeonmijeong Pavilion4
 

Ganghwa Dolmen sites

Dolmens are stone graves that were built during the prehistoric era. The site was designated as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. There are more than 100 dolmen sites in Ganghwa area, making it the biggest, most concentrated, and diverse collection of dolmens not only in Korea but also in the world. 

Ganghwa Dolmen Sites1

 

 

Ganghwa History Museum

The museum was established for exhibition, historical education, and cultural events related to Ganghwa area’s history and culture from prehistoric ages to Modern and contemporary days. The museum is a highly recommendable tour spot since it plays an important role as a complex cultural site.

 

Ganghwa History Museum3

 

 

Ganghwa Ginseng Festival

Ganghwa area is home to the best and highest quality ginseng in Korea. Visitors can enjoy various programs including ginseng-themed events, ginseng auction as well as cultural and artistic performances at the festival.

 

Ganghwa Ginseng Festival3

 

 

 

Price

 

Price What is included

Incheon DMZ & Ginseng Festival Tour

US$55.00 US$50.00/Person
  • Admission ticket to Ganghwa History Museum, Ganghwa DMZ Peace Observatory
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English/ Chinese speaking staff
**ATTENTION
  • Price is the same for adult and children over 3 years old
  • Infants (under 3) are free of tour charge (but no seat available and entrance fee is NOT FREE)

**What is not Included

  • Meals 
  • Other personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Incheon DMZ & Ginseng Festival Tour

 

   
10:00 AM Depart from Hongik University Station
11:10 AM

Arrive at Ganghwado JoYang Textile Cafe

 12:30 PM

Experience Ganghwa central market

1:00 PM

Ganghwa Dolmen Ruins / Ganghwa History Museum / Ganghwa Ginseng Festival / Yeonmijeong

5:00 PM

Ganghwa DMZ Peace Observatory

6:00 PM

Leave for Seoul

6:40 PM 

Arrive at Hongik University Station

   

*Times and drop places may vary depending on traffic and local conditions.

** If Gingseng festival is officially canceled, we will replace it with Gangwha Folk Flea Market in the schedule. (10/2~3)

Map

  • Joyang Bangjik café
  • Ganghwa Peace Observatory
  • Yeonmijeong Pavilion
  • Ganghwa Dolmen Site
  • Ganghwa History Museum
Click the location marker () below for the direction on the google map

Pickup/Meeting Location

Hongik University Station Exit 3 - In front of Olive Young Store 

 

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Reminders

  • Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of departure. The tour bus will not wait for those who are late.
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on traffic, weather conditions as well as the seasonal tidal flow on the tour date.
  • Due to the limited space on the vehicle, bringing of luggage is not recommended.
  • In case of inclement weather, in which attractions are closed, the admission fee will be refunded for the corresponding attractions.
  • Insurance is not included in this activity. You are recommended to purchase your own insurance.
  • Under 15 participant should be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian.
  • Infants (under 3) are free of tour charge (but no seat available and entrance fee is NOT FREE)
  • Please inform us if you will be bringing along a baby stroller or wheelchair
  • If the Gingseng festival is officially canceled, we will replace it with Gangwha Folk Flea Market in the schedule. (10/2~3)
  • During the period of COVID19, free pick up service is available from your accommodation in Seoul. (Jung-gu, Mapo-gu, Yongsan-gu)

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund: 4 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
  • 50% refund: 3 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
  • No refund: After 5 pm KST 3 business days before the selected date or No show

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