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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul provided by Seoul N Tour - Day Tours

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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 19/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Travelers that want to uncover the history of the Korean War may be disappointed to learn that independent travelers can't visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. But with this guided tour, you can explore this storied area on the Korean border. Highlights include stops at the 3rd Tunnel and DMZ Exhibition Hall, views of the Freedom Bridge, and your guide's commentary on the history of the Korean War.
  • You'll start at
    Hongik Univ. Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    You will be picked up at your hotel in Central Seoul or subway station then taken to Imjingak Park. Once you arrive at the park, you can see the Freedom Bridge and an old steam train that shows the extremity of the tragedy that was the Korean War at Imjingak Park. Then, the DMZ bus will head to the 3rd Tunnel that North Korean Army built to infiltrate South Korea in 1970s. You will walk down to the tunnel (about 500m, round trip) wearing a safety helmet. After coming out of tunnel, you will have some time to look around the DMZ Exhibition Hall which shows the Korean War, old weapons and Korea's history. After the Exhibition Hall, you will head to Mt Dora to see North Korea from the Observatory. There are many telescopes to look at North Korea’s propaganda village. Then you will move to Dorasan Station, the last station before entering North Korea from South Korea. You can get a stamp that resembles the immigration desk in the airport, as a souvenir (You will not be entering North Korea).   On the way back to Imjingak Park, your vehicle will pass by the Unification Village before heading back to Seoul. Once you return to Seoul, you will stop-by a Korean Ginseng Center (This place will be skipped if you choose "without shopping tour" option) before you will be dropped off at the City Hall. You can choose 1 of 2 half day tours with morning or afternoon.
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  • You'll end at
    City Hall Station
    Jeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
    ending around 2 pm for DMZ morning tour at City Hall station. ending around 5 pm for DMZ afternoon tour at City Hall station
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  • Safely tour the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ), on this tour from Seoul
  • View a North Korean border town through telescopes, at the Dora Observatory
  • Get a great value with DMZ entry fees, Seoul travel, and guide included
  • Convenient pickup from your Central Seoul hotel is included in the tour
Important Information
Departure Point
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Return Details
City Hall Station, Jeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required for afternoon tour
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • *** The Korean Demilitarized Zone is temporarily closed due to African Swine Flu until the further notice from the government (we assume it until the beginning of Feb. 2020). During this time, the tour will visit Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge, Odusan Observatory and War Memorial Museum to learn about the Korean War.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Abdulla Alremeithi wrote a review Feb 2020
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Nice place to understand the modern history of KOREA ... Our guide "Peter" is well educated person who knows his history and geography + a funny person ... Thanks "Peter"
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joanazl wrote a review Feb 2020
Niteroi, RJ27 contributions9 helpful votes
Good to know the history of the DMZ. You can enter in the tunel that was bild by the North Korea and see all the history about the how North Korea tries to enter South Korea.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Fred wrote a review Jan 2020
Coburg, Australia27 contributions11 helpful votes
Although the DMZ was closed we are very happy with our tour. A big thanks goes out to our golden guide Kim. Early pick-up in the frosty morning brought serenity to our visit at Freedom Bridge. I feel privileged to have seen and heard some of the stories that makes this place so
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Date of experience: January 2020
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KerryAuriat123 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brandon, Canada51 contributions10 helpful votes
For any student of history, or someone who seeks a better understanding of current affairs, do yourself a favour and take this tour. Great price and very convenient. I learned so much!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Stef wrote a review Jan 2020
46 contributions67 helpful votes
Unfortunately the proper DMZ was closed at the time we visited, but it didn't really affect our feeling about the tour. Another unfortunate occurrence was that is was very foggy that day, so we couldn't really see the North in any defined way. The tour despite these setbacks was
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Date of experience: December 2019
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  • Duration: 6h
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