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

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

Activity provider: Seoul City Tour
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From US$ 75 per person

Travel to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and feel the weight of history as you explore the hopeful Imjingpak Park, the aggressive infiltration tunnel, and the beautiful Dora Observatory.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Depending on your chosen pickup location, the pickup time is different. Please re-confirm your exact pickup time and place with the activity provider. The last pickup time is at 7:45 AM at Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3.

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from Seoul for a half-day
  • Enter into the Third Infiltration Tunnel dug by North Korea into the South
  • See North Korea from the Dora Observatory
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • DMZ Tour might be canceled because of military issues. If the tour is canceled partially, a refund is not available. But, if the whole tour is canceled, a full refund will be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 132 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our tour was great. Libby did a great job providing the history and culture in very digestible portions without overloading us. The entire tour was filled with interesting tidbits with some good humor along the way. The only thing was the stop at the tunnel had the line for the 38th parallel which we learned only after the tour so we missed it.

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May 16, 2022

Very informative and interesting tour. The tour company, and Amy in particular, was very helpful after out trip got rescheduled due to coronavirus and lack of people signed up for our slot, and were very helpful when we had difficulties organising a collection point. Our actual tour guide for the trip, Ko, was great. The tour was well organised, and she helped us understand the historical and cultural significance of what we were seeing, and was very humorous throughout it.

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December 13, 2020

Had a great time!

We ran into an issue where the DMZ was unexpectedly closed on the day of my scheduled tour, and the tour partner in Seoul was able to find space on a tour the day after. Our guide, Sonya, was very informative, telling us about the history between the two countries on the way to each area, I really appreciated how in depth she got. You dont get too long in each area, but I heard that each group is only allowed a maximum time for each, so it's out of their control. The ginseng centre stop does suck as in it's obviously necessary and just a cash grab by the company, but it lasts for maybe 20 mins so it's a necessary delay. Had a really great time over all, thank you so much to Sonya for being so well informed and a delight to learn from, I walked away with a sense of hope for the future of Korea.

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May 19, 2019

Product ID: 92337