Day trip

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

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour
Day trip

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

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour

From US$ 56 per person

The Demilitarized Zone is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two. Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about their history and future.

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Duration 6 - 9 hours
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4 - 7 hours
  • Seoul

  • 1 hour
  • Imjingak (free time)

  • Freedom Bridge (walk)

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (visit)

  • 1 hour
  • Seoul

  • War Memorial of Korea (visit)

    • Optional
Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
  • Visit the Freedom Bridge, Third Tunnel of Aggression, Dora Observatory, and more
  • Visit Imjingak Park to see the Bell of Peace, Mangbaedan, Monument for Soldiers
  • Enter the DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
  • Get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village from the Dora Observatory
  • Visit the War Memorial of Korea with the full-day option
Full description

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 an included lunch and a visit to the War Memorial of Korea.

  • Pickup from 6 designated places
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch, if full-day option is selected
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (for the half-day tour)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Military-style clothing

Know before you go

  • Currently, Dorasan station is closed temporally by the military
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Babies can join for free, however, infant seats are not provided
  • This tour is not available for participants with a wheelchair or walker
  • It is not recommended that pregnant women or people with serious medical conditions join this tour
  • Participants must follow the tour guide's instructions at all times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 540 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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This DMZ tour was well worth it and our guide, Sadie, was so knowledgeable in explaining the Korean history and answering all of our questions. I highly recommend this tour and our guide, Sadie! She was also helpful in answering all of our general questions on being a tourist in Seoul and her advice was priceless :-)

March 25, 2023

It was educational and the guide Crystal was interesting and very knowledgeable. A big thank you to Crystal. The climb up the tunnel might be tough for those who are not fit (the incline is steep) but guests are informed and they have the option not to go down the tunnel if they prefer not to.

March 25, 2023

Our guide, Crystal, is knowledgeable and helpful to everyone. She makes sure that her tour members are well taken care of. The pace is just nice and thus does not feel too rushed. Unfortunately, the half day tour does eats into your lunch. The tour ended around 2.30pm and then we can grab lunch. So please munch snacks at each rest stop so that you don’t go too hungry

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 142011