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Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

1. Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Journey to one of the most meaningful tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Gain an understanding of Korean history and culture. First, visit Imjingak Park. See the Bridge of Freedom, used by prisoners of war who were repatriated from the North. Next, head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, an incomplete passage built by North Korea that runs under the Demilitarized Zone. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel passes through bedrock 240 feet (73 m) below ground. Go inside the tunnel on foot. Once you're back on the surface, go up the slopes of Mount Dora for a look across the country from the Dora Observatory. In good weather, see all the way to North Korea without using the observatory's telescope. Look out at the 2.4-mile (4 km) stretch of the DMZ that has divided Korea since 1953. The last stop will be Unification Village, located near the DMZ in South Korea. Browse a variety of souvenirs and items that reflect the theme of peace and reconciliation. They often have goods from North Korea too. Pick the great souvenirs and snacks before you return to Seoul. Finally, conclude the tour with a drop-off at either Myeongdong or City hall station, depending on your preference. Enhance the experience with an optional shooting range add-on. After returning to Seoul, visit an indoor shooting range and practice your shooting skills. If a full day option is selected, you will have a lunch from authentic Korean restaurant, and have a tour of Gyeongbokgung palace and Insadong. You can learn more from your guide while you are walking the palace and enjoy the beauty of Josun. *Arrival time to Seoul can be different depending on the number of tourists and traffic on the day.

From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel & Suspension Bridge Guided Tour

2. From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel & Suspension Bridge Guided Tour

Choose options of pickup, private tour, or meet your guide before traveling together to the DMZ. See Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a historical steam locomotive. Travel to a tunnel dug by North Korea, see observatories and visit the unification villages in the DMZ. Move to Imjingak and drop by 3 stops - Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a steam locomotive that was destroyed during the Korean war. Board a bus with your guide (or group) and continue on to the DMZ. Visit three different places within the DMZ. First, arrive at The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel by walking (or monorail if private option is selected) and see a tunnel dug by North Koreans to invade South Korea. Next, explore Dorasan Observatory, the northernmost observatory of North Korean territory. And then visit Unfication village Enjoy a visit to the Mt. Gamaksan suspension bridge if you select that option. Gamaksan Suspension bridge is where the allied forces fought a fierce battle in the Korean War. Take a 15 to 20-minute hike and marvel at the stunning natural beauty at the top of the bridge. Choose the Majang Bridge option and get to visit the Majang Suspension Bridge at beautiful Majang lake which was the scene of a battle in the Korean War. It has now been turned into a scenic destination with the one of the longest suspension bridge in South Korea, where you can walk the 256-meter bridge.

From Seoul: DMZ Half or Full-Day Guided Day Trip

3. From Seoul: DMZ Half or Full-Day Guided Day Trip

Join a day trip from Seoul for a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone on the border of North Korea and South Korea. See the world's most heavily fortified border and gain insight into the Korean War. Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory. Begin the tour with a pickup in Central Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see the Freedom Bridge and the old steam locomotive, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War. Pay your respects at a memorial for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. Enter the real DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and DMZ Exhibition Hall to learn about South and North Korea's conflict. Visit the Dora observatory to see North Korea through telescopes and to get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village. At the end of the trip, relax as you travel back to Seoul, passing by Unification Village, and get dropped off at City Hall.  If you choose the full-day tour, you can enjoy the Gloucester Hill Memorial and Suspension Bridge (Gloucester Heroes Bridge) too.

From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Tickets and Optional Peace Gondola

4. From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Tickets and Optional Peace Gondola

* Tour Itinerary (DMZ): Imjingak Park - The Bridge of Freedom - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall - Dora Observatory - Pass by the Unification Village * Tour Itinerary (DMZ+Gondola Optional): Imjingak Park - The Bridge of Freedom - Gondola Ride - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall - Dora Observatory - Pass by the Unification Village * Tour Itinerary (DMZ+Red Bridge Optional): Imjingak Park - The Bridge of Freedom - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall - Dora Observatory - Pass by the Unification Village - Red Suspension Bridge Uncover the story of North and South Korea on a shared or private day trip to the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul. See highlights like the Peace Train, Bridge of Freedom, and Third Tunnel of Aggression. Add a gondola ride to your tour to see the DMZ from above. After meeting your guide at one of the meeting points at Seoul's downtown metro stations or following pickup (private options only), travel in comfort aboard a climate-controlled bus to Imjingak Park in Paju. Follow your guide to see DMZ and war-related monuments, including the famous Peace Train and the Bridge of Freedom which links the two Koreas. Continue to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel (Third Tunnel of Aggression), one of four known tunnels under the border between the Koreas.  Learn about how the tunnel was built for a surprise attack from the North to the South and was discovered by accident. Hear about the innovation of North Korea before making your way to the DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall to find out more about this tunnel and the stories of the two Koreas. Travel to the top of Mt. Dora for a visit to the Dora Observatory. Take in the scenic view across the Demilitarized Zone and see the North Korean propaganda village and Korea's ancient capital, Kaesong. Pass by the Unification Village (Tongil Chon), where civilians still live to this day. Select the Peace Gondola add-on for unparalleled views of North Korea and the U.S. Military Camp Greaves. Return to your meeting or pickup point at the end of your tour.

From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

5. From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

Head to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and see the strip of land between North and South Korea that symbolizes a decades-long conflict and an important chapter of world history. Start your tour at Imjingpak Park, situated only 7 km from the Demarcation Line, a tribute to the Korean War. Visit its observatory, monuments, and the Freedom Bridge, which was used to transport 13,000 prisoners home after the war. Continue to the Third Infiltration Tunnel, discovered in 1978, and witness an incomplete tunnel built by North Korea into the South that was denounced by the UN. Descend into history at the Dora Observatory and see into North Korea. Lastly, head to Dorasan Station, the last station before the DMZ and symbolic of the hope of reunification. Be dropped off at the City Hall in Seoul at the conclusion of the tour.

From Seoul: DMZ Tour with North Korean Defector Interview

6. From Seoul: DMZ Tour with North Korean Defector Interview

Itinerary : Meeting - Move to Paju - Korea Demilitarized Zone - Interview with North Korean Defector(optional) - 3rd infiltration tunnel - Dora observatory - Return to Seoul -Discover the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on a full-day guided tour for a comprehensive experience. Explore renowned highlights including Mangbaedan, Dora Observatory, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, the DMZ Theater, Unification Bridge, and Imjingak Park. -Join in Interview program with North Korean defector and listen to the vivid stories of witnesses to history. - This tour provides insightful commentary from your guide and transportation from Seoul, ensuring you don't miss any key DMZ attractions.

From Seoul: Half-Day DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, & Dokgae Bridge Tour

7. From Seoul: Half-Day DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, & Dokgae Bridge Tour

Explore Korea's DMZ and learn about the conflict that created it on a half-day trip from Seoul. Visit the Dora Observatory, Dokgae Bridge, and the 3rd in Meet your guide at one of the designated meetings points in Seoul and travel together to the DMZ. First, you'll cross the Civilian Restricted Line by walking to Dokgae Bridge. See the evidence of wartime destruction on this bridge that was once used for rail traffic. Visit Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a historical steam locomotive as your guide explains their significance. Afterward, take the bus and travel to an infiltration tunnel dug by North Korea. Take in views of North Korean territory from the Dorasan Observatory. After that, visit the unification villages in the DMZ.

Seoul: Guided DMZ Day Trip with 3rd Tunnel & Gondola Option

8. Seoul: Guided DMZ Day Trip with 3rd Tunnel & Gondola Option

Embark on a thrilling journey to the DMZ, the world's most heavily militarized border, a poignant symbol of division between North and South Korea. Stretching 248 km, this buffer zone offers a unique perspective on the Korean Peninsula's history and geopolitics. You have the flexibility to join an affordable join-in tour with convenient meeting points at Dongdaemun, Myeongdong or Hongdae. Or with dedicated Seoul hotel transfers for a private tour. Our DMZ tour takes you to key landmarks, each with its own story. At Dora Observatory, on a clear day, you can gaze across the border into North Korea. Feel the tension and hope intertwined in this place, where the two Koreas stand face-to-face.Next, delve into the 3rd Tunnel, a clandestine passage discovered in 1978. Marvel at its scale - 1,635m long, 2m wide, and 2m high, capable of moving 30,000 soldiers per hour. Located just 52km from Seoul, this tunnel is a stark reminder of the region's turbulent past. The tour culminates at Dorasan Station, the last stop in South Korea, with Pyeongyang Station a tantalizing 205km away. Although currently closed, Dorasan Station symbolizes the hope for reunification. For an even more immersive experience, opt for the Gondola add-on. Glide over the Imjingang River, getting a closer look at North Korea before going back to Seoul. This tour is more than just sightseeing; it's a journey through history, a testament to resilience, and a beacon of hope for a peaceful future. Join us and witness the DMZ's profound narrative unfold before your eyes.

From Seoul: Round-Trip Shuttle to DMZ

9. From Seoul: Round-Trip Shuttle to DMZ

Experience the popular DMZ with a convenient and comfortable air-conditioned round-trip shuttle service departing from the heart of Seoul City. Choose this shuttle service which allows you to visit the most popular DMZ spots at your own pace. Relax with a stress-free and reliable transfer from the center of Seoul and visit attractions such as the DMZ Peace Gondola, Dokgae Bridge, Beat 131 Bunker Exhibition Hall, and the Pyeonghwa Nuri Park. Decide to upgrade to a private shuttle to avoid the long lines and arrive earlier. After a day of sightseeing, conveniently return back to Seoul on the shuttle bus.

Private DMZ SPY Tour from Incheon Airport

10. Private DMZ SPY Tour from Incheon Airport

In the morning, grab your passport and enjoy a comfortable drive from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that has separated North and South Korea since the Korean War. Visit the site where North Korean spy commandos were first discovered and fought with Korean and US combined Special Forces. Learn about the history of this site from your expert guide. Stop at Imjingak Peace Park to discover war artefacts, artillery and military bunkers, then follow your guide along the DMZ's barbed wire fence past soldiers on drill. Pause for a delicious lunch of North Korean specialities, including barbecued duck and a range of vegetarian options.   After lunch, visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel to experience firsthand North Korea’s frightening, yet unrealized military ambitions. The tunnel was designed and dug for a stealthy, underground invasion in 1978. Stop at Dora Observatory to catch a glimpse of a North Korean propaganda village and faraway Kaesong City through powerful binoculars. Then take a short trek to the Odusan observation point, where you can see a real North Korean village just across the river border, while your guide explains the traditions of North Korean farming life. At the end of the day, relax on a comfortable transfer back to Seoul.

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The sightseeing and tour activities get five stars. The third tunnel, which also has a "museum" that I didn't even have time to see, was a touch short on time, so I only awarded the time allocated for the places 4 stars overall. I like listening to tales as a person. Our tour guide Belle gets a solid four stars. did, but not a lot, tell tales of the battle or the DMZ. I read accounts of a different vacation with Vcosmojin Eva, who shared stories the whole time. The tale of the founding of Hyundai is intriguing. But DMZ is a wonderful thing to partake in if you're in Seoul. I'm in a cloudy environment there. cannot see North Korea clearly " Definitely going to attend again when I go back to Korea! My tour guide, Jinny, was really nice and informative, and the pick-up and transportation were simple and comfortable (I even got a great sleep). Even though I went alone, it was still a wonderful experience. I'm already looking forward to my next trip! I'm grateful for the enjoyable tour.

It was very informative and excellent tour of the DMZ and our tour guide Ron is very knowledgeable. Even though the walk out of the tunnel was hard and it might not suit poeple who are tall, but exploring the 3rd tunnel was so interesting. Looking at North Korea from Dorasan Obervatory was amazing. I was surprised that the distance between two Koreas was so close than my expectation. It was a pity the tension continued and awkward to see the photos of the leaders of South Korea and the Unites States shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jeongen at the enterance of the observatory. Fortunately we could see some north Koreans and North Korean soldiers through the telescope. The ice crea made of beans, a local specialty in Tongilchon, is worth a taste. Overall though I enjoyed the tour and would say that it was very value for money.

We had such a fun trip, our tour guide was so entertaining and made learning about history that much for fun for me. It was a saddening history but the way she portrayed it was both respectful and comedic at the same time. All in all it was a wonderful experience and will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try the dmz tour.

Amazing tour! Our guide Jenny was sooo friendly and heartwarming. Everything was perfectly organized and we were picked up from our hotel. The DMZ is an unique place and everyone has to visit it while staying in Korea! I‘m definitely recommending this tour!

Excellent guide to all you need to know about the DMZ. Jung was affable, organized and great at laying out a history of the the two Koreas. Witty, charming and exceptionally reliable. I would go back again. It is money well spent -more than worth it! Go!