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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul provided by Seoul City Tour

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
About
This tour is ideal for travelers who want to learn about the history of North and South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone. Travel with a guide while visiting sites, making the most of your journey by learning about the important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Plus, you can opt for an afternoon spent visiting the shops and galleries of Insadong Antique Street.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Guided tour is ideal for travelers interested in Korean history
Choose between two morning departure times to fit your schedule
Visit the Freedom Bridge, Imjingak, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and more
Opt for lunch at a Seoul restaurant with a visit to Insadong Antique Street
What to expect
Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Imjingak, a park housing statues and monuments dedicated to the Korean War. Continue to the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel. Then, head to the DMZ Museum, where you check out artifacts and photographs. Next, look out at North Korea with provided binoculars from the Dora Observatory. Afterward, visit Kijongdong, which is also known as Peace Village. It's a model North Korean village. Your next destination is Dorasan Station, which once connected North and South Korea by train. Your guide tells you about the station’s symbolic significance. Finally, pass by Unification Village, a model farming community in South Korea. If you choose the half-day tour, make a brief visit to a ginseng center before drop-off at City Hall. Upgrade to include lunch, and you're also taken to a Seoul restaurant. If you choose the full-day tour, return to Seoul for lunch, then spend the afternoon exploring the boutiques, tea houses, and art galleries on Insadong Antique Street before drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6780DMZT1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Knowledgeable guide • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach • Hotel pickup • Lunch (if option selected) • Hotel drop-off (if full-day option selected) • Admission Fee • Entry/Admission - DMZ • Entry/Admission - Dorasan Station • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
Exclusions
Gratuities • Tram • Hotel Drop Off
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We only pick up all travelers from the central Seoul area located hotels. Depending on your hotel location, meeting time is all different. So, you MUST confirm the exact meeting place and meeting time with the local tour operator. If you stay in Airbnb or a local residential area, please let us know your accommodation name (with address). Then, we will arrange a meeting place for you. ** last departure place will be Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 (8:30 am or 11:40 am depending on your option; morning/afternoon) For the last minute booking (12 hours prior to the tour start), please also meet up at Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 directly as we are not able to make hotel pick up arrangements for you.
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea Last Departure place : Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 Morning/ morning with lunch / full day : 08:20am Afternoon : 11:40am
City Hall, Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea (If you choose the Full Day Tour option, we will drop you off at the hotel back)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Knowledgeable guide • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach • Hotel pickup • Lunch (if option selected) • Hotel drop-off (if full-day option selected) • Admission Fee • Entry/Admission - DMZ • Entry/Admission - Dorasan Station • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
Exclusions
Gratuities • Tram • Hotel Drop Off
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We only pick up all travelers from the central Seoul area located hotels. Depending on your hotel location, meeting time is all different. So, you MUST confirm the exact meeting place and meeting time with the local tour operator. If you stay in Airbnb or a local residential area, please let us know your accommodation name (with address). Then, we will arrange a meeting place for you. ** last departure place will be Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 (8:30 am or 11:40 am depending on your option; morning/afternoon) For the last minute booking (12 hours prior to the tour start), please also meet up at Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 directly as we are not able to make hotel pick up arrangements for you.
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea Last Departure place : Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 Morning/ morning with lunch / full day : 08:20am Afternoon : 11:40am
City Hall, Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea (If you choose the Full Day Tour option, we will drop you off at the hotel back)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
City Hall, Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea (If you choose the Full Day Tour option, we will drop you off at the hotel back)
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
NOTE: The upgraded lunch option and visit to the ginseng center are temporarily unavailable because of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A current valid passport is required the day of travel.
You do not need to send a copy of your passport
If a part of the tour itinerary is cancelled by unexpected military conditions or local circumstances, there will be no refund
A moderate amount of walking through a steep and narrow tunnel involved - Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
Please contact the local operator for exact pickup time
A minimum of 3 adults is required to book the tour
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hongik Univ. Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Seoul
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Imjingak Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    DMZ
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Dorasan Station
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Dora Observatory
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Tongilchon-gil
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Third Tunnel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Seoul City Hall
  • You'll end at
    City Hall
    Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
    (If you choose the Full Day Tour option, we will drop you off at the hotel back)
    See address & details
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diana marie
New York21 contributions
Great tour!
Jul 2019
Our tour guide was incredible. We really enjoyed learning and visiting this part of Korea. It was eye opening and a day I will never forget. Getting to go in the tunnel was exhilarating and definitely an amazing experience. The lunch was delicious and our tour guide even helped us make some phone calls to attend a video game competition.
Written 14 May 2020
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Yolscarebear
Manila, Philippines10 contributions
DMZ HALF DAY TOUR
Sep 2019 • Friends
Joined the local tour for DMZ was really worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. Enjoy from start to finish.
Written 22 February 2020
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Emily
2 contributions
Half day DMZ tour - By Yeoni
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was a wonderful tour and the tour guide was very good. She explained very clearly before we reach the destination. Worth the trip to visit.
Written 4 February 2020
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Vicky
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Yeoni is great and helpful tour guide
Jan 2020 • Couples
It was a great tour, it was a open minded about the Koreans war, Korea history.
We saw some North Koreans farming on the paddy field under so cold weather and we feel so fortunate..
Written 23 January 2020
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Alva B
1 contribution
very fascinating tour
Dec 2019 • Family
we went to the a lot of different destinations for example the freedom bridge, a bunker used during the war, the war museum and also the highlight being able to see north korea and we were also even able to see some people walking around. Our guide Yeoni was very knowledgable and kind.
Written 26 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Yeoni know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
Written 27 December 2019
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Glenda Fragante
Quezon City, Philippines5 contributions
DMZ tour
Dec 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the tour of the DMZ. It’s really a good experience and knowledgeable to know history of Korea. Ms. Katie is well versed as far as discussion of such id concerned. Thanks Ms. Katie for accommodating all our questions and concerns. You did your job very well. And thumbs up to your company for such a wonderful tour today. Lunch was good.
Written 26 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Katie know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
Written 27 December 2019
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timothong
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
DMZ half day tour
Dec 2019 • Family
Even though we were on the alternate tour due to ASF closure, we still manage to see and learn a lot of things about the Korean War and the history behind it. We got to see Imjingak Bridge as well as a view of North Korea from Odusan. The War Memorial Tour was fantastic as well! Definitely recommend

Our tour guide Katie was really informative and helpful! She was willing to answer any questions I had and was understanding of my mum as well who has a bad knee :) highly recommend her as a guide and would love to come again on this tour when the DMZ section opens!

Tim
Written 24 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Katie know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
Written 26 December 2019
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Matthew
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
DMZ tour
Dec 2019 • Solo
Katie was a great tour guide, very energetic and enthusiastic. She explained everything really clearly and in an exciting way. Her English skills were also excellent. The tour was well paced and we went to an interesting range of locations!
Written 24 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Katie know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
Written 26 December 2019
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Keith Nelson C
1 contribution
Highly Recommended
Dec 2019 • Couples
This tour is highly recommended especially if you are into Korea’s history. Yeoni, our tour guide is very informative, speaks very good english and very energetic. Five Stars!
Written 23 December 2019
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seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Yeoni know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WillC
1 contribution
Half Day DMZ tour
Dec 2019 • Solo
Although government closures meant we couldn’t visit the main sites, Yeoni still took us on an extensive tour of Odusan Observatory, the freedom bridge and the war memorial museum which still made it feel like we didn’t miss out on much. Yeoni’s enthusiasm for Korean War history and stories also added to an overall great experience!
Written 23 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
seoulcitytour01
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Yeoni know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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