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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

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Learn about Korea’s divided history at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on a half-day tour, led by an informative guide. In the morning or afternoon, travel from Seoul to the DMZ, where the country has been split since the Korean War, to visit fascinating sites such as Imjingak Park, the Freedom bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall. At Dora Observatory, you can even peer through binoculars to observe village life in North Korea. Upgrade to include lunch or select a full-day itinerary that includes shopping at Insadong Antique Market.
  • Guided tour is ideal for travelers interested in Korean history
  • Choose between two morning departure times to fit your schedule
  • Visit the Freedom Bridge, Imjingak, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and more
  • Opt for lunch at a Seoul restaurant with a visit to Insadong Antique Street
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Imjingak, a park housing statues and monuments dedicated to the Korean War. Continue to the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel. Then, head to the DMZ Museum, where you check out artifacts and photographs. Next, look out at North Korea with provided binoculars from the Dora Observatory. Afterward, visit Kijongdong, which is also known as Peace Village. It's a model North Korean village. Your next destination is Dorasan Station, which once connected North and South Korea by train. Your guide tells you about the station’s symbolic significance. Finally, pass by Unification Village, a model farming community in South Korea. If you choose the half-day tour, make a brief visit to a ginseng center before drop-off at City Hall. Upgrade to include lunch, and you're also taken to a Seoul restaurant. If you choose the full-day tour, return to Seoul for lunch, then spend the afternoon exploring the boutiques, tea houses, and art galleries on Insadong Antique Street before drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Traveler pickup is offered
If you cannot find your hotel on our list, please let us know the hotel/accomodation name (with address). Then, we will arrnage the meeting place for you
** last depature place will be Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3
Return Details
City Hall, Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Expert guide
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off (if full-day option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Gratuities
  • Tram
  • Hotel Drop Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required the day of travel
  • You do not need to send a copy of your passport
  • Please follow the instructions of your tour guide about when and where you may take photos
  • If a part of the tour itinerary is cancelled by unexpected military conditions or local circumstances, there will be no refund
  • A moderate amount of walking through a steep and narrow tunnel involved - Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
  • Please contact the local operator for exact pickup time
  • A minimum of 2 adults is required to book the afternoon tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a private tour to DMZ and Kate was a fantastic guide. Multiple stops from the observatory to the third tunnel gives you a great experience. Highly recommend!

Thank deadavis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting trip to Dmz with our guide Kate. Very informative! Interesting to see North Korea from observation tower

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Youn our tour guide is awesome! She is really patient and very knowledgeable of all the areas we visited.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Erica was our tour guide and she did a great job! Because of the limited time at each stop, I loved that she gave us a brief history of each location before we got there so we were able to soak in all the info...More

1  Thank lnfaasisila
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. Guides very professional. Enjoyed it fully. But Panmunjom not included. Saw North Korean territory from distance.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AGBparis
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Sherling C
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Response from daniellpogue | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t any lunch provided unless you choose the option. I’m not sure of the cost however.
23 August 2019|
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Response from Pomommie | Reviewed this property |
The tour buses pick up at hotels or along main roads. The biggest time variable is where you are on the route. We spent over an hour on the bus just picking up people around the city. We were picked up at 7:10 a.m. and... More
18 August 2019|
Response from Pomommie | Reviewed this property |
Once you arrive, about 2 hours total. They make sure to crank their visitors through as efficiently as possible!
Key Details
  • DMZ Seoul City Tour
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
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