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Time8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

Travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to see the border that divides North and South Korea on this guided adventure from Seoul. Learn about the troubled history of the country, from the time of the Korean War to modern day. Visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the Third Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ Museum. Plus, look across the DMZ into North Korea from the Dora Observatory. Lunch (if option selected), all the necessary entrance fees and a hotel pickup are included.
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour from Seoul
  • Explore the front lines of the North Korea-South Korea border with your expert guide
  • Discover the symbol of this zone, representing both division and unification
  • Observe North Korea through binoculars atop the Dora Observatory
  • Learn about the tumultuous history of the country as you visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall
  • Choose from several tour options
After a hotel pickup in downtown Seoul, travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most protected border, dividing North and South Korea since the Korean War.

Visit Imjingak Park to see the artillery that was used during the Korean War. Walk to the Freedom Bridge and learn about the nearly 13,000 POWs who crossed it on their path to freedom in South Korea. See the Third Infiltration Tunnel, one of four known tunnels under the border between North Korea and South Korea.

At the DMZ Museum, take a look at the photographs and war artifacts on display. Then head to the Dora Observatory to look across the DMZ into North Korea and learn about life on the other side. After a stop at the restored Dorasan Station, the railway station that once connected North and South Korea, proceed to the Unification Village to see what life is like in this small farming community.

Proceed to the Amethyst Factory or Ginseng Center before returning to Seoul City Hall.

For those on the morning or afternoon tour only, travel back to Seoul at this point. Those who selected the morning tour with lunch will stop at a local restaurant before returning to Seoul.

With the full-day tour option, enjoy lunch, then visit Insadong Antique Market, one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul, representing the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts.

The tour ends with a return trip to Seoul.

Reviews

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s
, Jul 2018

It was great in that we got picked up at our hotel and brought to several different sites along the way. What really upset us though was that we felt rushed and all the sites. Especially at Dora Observatory. We were only given 20 minutes, 12 of which were consumed by a video. The worst part was that while we were only given 20 minutes at the observatory, we spent nearly 45 at the tourist trap ginseng factory that wasnt listed on the tours itinerary making our drop off time much later than it should have been as a morning tour turned into an all day thing.

M
, Jul 2018

Great tour and very informative! Really learned a lot.

J
, May 2018

Schedual is very tight and should have more time in some attractions. Our guide Gemma was super and had a good knowleadge about Korean history and visited attractions.

R
, Apr 2018

The tour was perfectly organized, everything was very precise and on time. We've got all official and non-official information about DMZ. Strongly recommended for everyone who is interesting in the earliest history.

J
, Apr 2018

The DMZ tour was great, our guide, Sonya, was informative and interesting. I was interesting to learn about the history of the DMZ and be able to go into one of the tunnels, as well as an observatory. The tour itself is worth 4 stars.

HOWEVER, what the description does not tell you is that you will be forced to stop at a Ginseng store on the way back to Seoul, and forced to listen to a sales pitch to buy ginseng. This was not what i signed up for and I will be more cautious in the future to read more reviews.

L
, Apr 2018

We loved this tour, even with the obligatory overpriced shopping stops, which are easy to ignore. You get to see the infamous DMZ and see views from high above the border and into North Korea. One of their fake cities is even visible. Be sure to take the option and walk all the way down the access tunnel dug under the border. It is an enlightening experience.

L
, Apr 2018

Our DMZ tour was one of the highlights of our trip to South Korea. So moving and gives a great insight into the political situations past and present. The new railway station awaiting the day of reunification is heart wrenching and wouldn't it be wonderful to see it in use during our lifetime!! The tour was sometimes a little rushed but it needed to be to fit everything in. We were very disappointed though that the JSA was not able to be visited during the time we were in Seoul. Our guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered our questions. Passage into the 3rd infiltration tunnel was great for those of us old fogies who were able to manage it. Be aware that it has a very steep entry and a very steep exit. My 72 year old husband with mobility issues was able to complete it quite comfortably and says it was one of his best experiences. I can highly recommend this trip to all.

s
, Mar 2018

Our tour guide was very funny and gave us lots of great information about Korean history as well as present-day culture.

K
, Mar 2018

I think the DMZ tour was very good, very informative. We were able to see a lot, I wish we had a little more time at each stop. At the beginning on the bus, our guide was interuppted 3 times with phones calls while giving a brief history of Korea, this was distrating to the information. She was overall very pleasant.

L
, Feb 2018

Really nice tour, highly recommend to whom want to explore the history of the Korean War or just want to see the famous DMZ in the world. Knowledgable and funny tour guide.


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