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DMZ Tour from Seoul Including Dora Observatory

  • Let a guide take care of transport and entrance fees on a stress-free tour
  • Explore with a guide and gain insight into Korean War history
  • Gain access to the heavily-armed border that separates North and South Korea 
DMZ Tour from Seoul Including Dora Observatory
From US$40.00
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DMZ Tour from Seoul Including Dora Observatory
From US$40.00
The Demilitarized Zone is the heavily guarded border between South and North Korea: although a must-see, many first time visitors are often put off trying to visit by the mystery surrounding the area. This stress-free tour allows you to visit the DMZ and travel between key sites of interest with ease, as you gain insight into Korean War history with a guide. Plus, convenient hotel pickup means you won't waste time trying to find a start point.
What to Expect
Your morning starts with pickup from your Seoul hotel by coach or minivan. During the drive toward the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), pass sites of interest including Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park and Mangbaedan—where North Koreans perform traditional rites on celebration days.
On arrival at the Demarcation Line, explore sites of interest including Freedom Bridge and the old Gyeongui train line. With your guide on hand, gain insight into Korean War history and learn of the area’s significance to Koreans on both sides of the border.
Take in key sites including the DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and the Dora Observatory. Here, you can take in sweeping views across the DMZ and even catch glimpses of rural life in North Korea.
When your time at the DMZ comes to an end, return to central Seoul conclude your tour.
Reviews (66)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Half day visit to DMZ

It was an excellent guided tour for all ages. Picked up passengers from 7-8 am. Took us another 45 mins to travel to the DMZ site. A korean tour guide gave a very detailed history of the Korean war in English. We were given ample...More

1  Thank rchow245
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great excursion

Took this tour on 12/27/2018 and it was - 12 Celsius (6 Fahrenheit). Tour was great. Just to go to observatory and see the country that we know so little about is amazing. Don't have high expectations, be realistic, you payed 40$ to be driven...More

1  Thank 715milanm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fabulous educational experience on history of South and North Korea.

Visited the tunnels, observatory and the actual border and Blue Building where meetings held between the two sides. Great guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 20 November 2018
Great trip - highly recommended

ThanQ Yura, excellent tour and explanation of the history behind the exhibits. Quite a whirlwind experience but there was enough time to see what we wanted to see without any unnecessary waiting around. Would recommend for any first-time visit to the Republic of Korea ......More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank QueenPea3
Reviewed 16 November 2018
Great Tour Guide & Cool Tour

Communication was clear and received an email the day before indicating hotel pickup. Picked up at our front door. Our tour guide, Yura, was great and kept the group on time & punctual. I highly recommend the tour. It was fast paced and I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris F
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6 January 2019|
Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
With the great tour we took you had to get your own transportation to their downtown office. You need passport, and there is a dress code.
Maffie T
21 December 2018|
Response from Gus L |
We toured December 22, 2018 and it was perfect. It was a sunny, mild day but even in colder weather it would be fine although you would need to dress for the outdoors. The path down to the 3rd infiltration tunnel is a long... More
16 December 2018|
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Response from Georgi_gorgi | Reviewed this property |
Well, the tunnel is long and the return is a little steep, I was having some breathing problems but I saw old people there, too, so it probably depends on the person's health condition.