Day trip

From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Optional Peace Gondola

Activity provider: VIP Travel

From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Optional Peace Gondola

Activity provider: VIP Travel

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the history and monuments of the DMZ on this guided half-day tour from Seoul. Enhance your experience by adding the Peace Gondola ride to your tour get a birds-eye view of the DMZ.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Private group available


  • Explore the Korean Demilitarized Zone, where the South and North Korea meet
  • Capture pictures of top sights like the Peace Train or the Bridge of Freedom
  • Hear stories from history as you visit the DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall
  • View the North Korean propaganda village and Kaesong from the Dora Observatory
  • Enjoy stunning views of the DMZ from above with the Peace Gondola add-on
Full description

Uncover the story of North and South Korea with this guided day trip to the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul. See highlights like Peace Train, the Bridge of Freedom, and the Third Tunnel of Aggression.

Be picked up from conveniently-located meeting points at Seoul's downtown metro stations or select the private option and enjoy pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in the city of Seoul. Travel in comfort aboard a climate-controlled bus to he 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 is links the two Koreas. Continue to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel or Third Tunnel of Aggression, which is one of four known tunnels under the border between the Koreas. 

Learn about how it 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 other tunnels and 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. Have the option of selecting the Peace Gondola, which will grant you unparalleled views of North Korea and the US Military Camp Greaves. 

Return to your meeting point in Seoul at the end of your tour.

  • Transfers from downtown Seoul metro stations or from your hotel (depending on option selected)
  • Fully-licensed tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation to and from the DMZ
  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • Guaranteed no forced shopping stop
  • Peace Gondola (if add-on is selected)
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Please bring your passport (ARC & Military ID is also accepted) on the day for UNC military checkpoint inspection
  • There is no special dress code for this tour
Customer reviews

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Great leadership, everything went smoothly, nice staff!

May 2, 2022

April 3, 2022

Der Ausflug war sehr spannend. Bei uns hat es stark geregnet und die Tour hat trotzdem viel Spaß gemacht. Unsere Tourführerin war sehr lieb und hat viele interessante Fakten erklärt. Ich kann diese Tour nur empfehlen.

July 21, 2022


Product ID: 390228