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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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    What to Expect
    After hotel pickup in Seoul, your tour starts with the drive to Imjingak Park to see the Freedom Bridge, a symbol of the tragedies of the Korean War. 

    Then head toward the Korean Demilitarized Zone to visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, which the North Korean Army used to infiltrate South Korea. With a provided helmet, you can walk down to the tunnel, and then you'll have time to browse the DMZ Exhibition Hall to see displays of old weapons, a short film about Korea's history, and other information about the Korean War.

    Next, visit Dora Observatory for a view of North Korea, which you can see using the onsite telescopes aimed at the propaganda village, and then continue to Dorasan Station, the last station before the border with North Korea, where you can get a souvenir stamp that mimics an immigration stamp.

    Make your way back to Seoul at this point, passing by Unification Village and stopping at the Korean Ginseng Center before drop-off at Seoul City Hall, where your tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide us with the name & full address of your accommodation in Seoul if there are no listed.

    And we can meet at subway stations in Central Seoul.
    Departure Time
    Morning tour-8:20am (pick-up in 7:10am ~ 08:10am)
    Afternoon tour-11:20am (pick-up in 10:10am ~ 11:10am)
    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 travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    I have to say that Kim was an amazing tour guide and I really enjoyed his detailed description of the conflict, the sights, and situation in SK in general. The tour is fast paced, but very doable.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Azteco1234
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Despite the rain that arrived as we got to the Dora Observatory which hindered our view, the tour, lead by Jake, was informative and inspiring. The courage and fortitude of these amazing people was evident and their vision for the future inspiring.

    Thank S3230JKsamanthap
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Mr Jake did a fantastic job of guiding us along our stops on the various DMZ areas. Would suggest to anyone interested in Korean history

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank AireTamStorm
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Good place to understand the positions of the Koreas. As former military it was very important for me to look out over the DMZ into N. Korea. Just be prepared for the heat in the summer. Also if visiting the Tunnel #3, be advised that...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Minacon231
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour was really good organized. Everything was on time and our tourguide (Ms. Shiny) was a real sunshine :).

    Thank 682inesm
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    14 September 2019|
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    Response from BubblySouthernCA |
    if you include pick up from hotel in your itinerary, they will reach out to you which hotel you are staying. They’ll pick you up from there and drop you off close to your hotel. Otherwise, they will notify you to the nearest... More
    14 September 2019|
    Response from LATraveler456 | Reviewed this property |
    I don't remember what time we came back on the no shopping your but I felt the your was rushed. My impression is that you don't get any more time at the sight stops but the ginseng shopping component lowers the tour price... More
    30 August 2019|
    Response from gagkar |
    The transportation is included. In fact, I don’t believe you can do the DMZ by yourself. The Panmunjon tour is a separate tour-takes longer and costs a little more. You will need to check if those tours are available. The... More
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