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Overview

Tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with a knowledgeable guide who shares the history and highlights of this important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Established in 1953 after the Korean War, the DMZ includes key sites such as the Freedom Bridge, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Imjingak Park, DMZ Museum and Dora Observatory. Visit the DMZ from Seoul on a morning or afternoon half-day tour, with optional upgrades to include lunch or a full-day tour that also visits Insadong Antique Street, a mecca of antique shops, boutiques and tea houses.
  • Full- or Half-day tour to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from Seoul
  • Hear expert commentary from a knowledgeable guide as you visit historical sites at the DMZ
  • See artillery and war artifacts at Imjingak Park and explore the Freedom Bridge on foot
  • Visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and view war photos at the DMZ exhibition hall
  • Get a glimpse of North Korean village life from the Dora Observatory
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Upgrade to include lunch with shopping for unique souvenirs at Insadong Antique Market

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USD39.60

After pickup from your Seoul hotel, travel about one hour north to reach the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a 2.5-mile (4km) wide piece of land that divides North and South Korea.

Stop first in Imjingak, a park with war artifacts and artillery from the Korean conflict. Continue to the Freedom Bridge, where nearly 13,000 Korean POWs were exchanged at the end of the war.

Next up, see the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, believed to have been built by North Korea for a military invasion. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel was blocked by the South Koreans at the border’s military demarcation line. Afterward, check out artifacts and photographs from the Korean War at the DMZ Museum.

Continue by coach to the Dora Observatory, where you can use provided binoculars to scope out North Korea. Observe a North Korean model village called Kijongdong as your guide explains the backstory of this surreal border region.

Your final destination is Dorasan Station, a train station that once connected North and South Korea and today carries symbolic significance, which your guide details as you take in the site. Wrap up your visit to the DMZ by passing the Unification Village, a small farming community that models the daily life of a typical South Korean farm community.

If you choose the half-day tour only, you are returned to your hotel in Seoul after a brief stop at a ginseng center en route. If you choose the morning half-day tour with lunch upgrade, your guide takes you to lunch at a restaurant in Seoul after visiting the DMZ. The full-day tour visits the DMZ in the morning, returns to Seoul for lunch, then hits Insadong Antique Street in the afternoon. Insadong contains a magnificent variety of boutiques, antique stores, tea houses and art galleries.

Reviews

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, Jul 2018

We loved our tour guide Erika! She was amazing and added a lot of humor to the tour. She gave helpful tips and was always engaging. The 3rd tunnel is a pretty physical activity. If your tall or claustrophobic, it may not be your gig. But it was very cool underground considering how humid and hot it was that day!

, Jun 2018

What a place what a history.

It was fantastic from start which pick up from the hotel and they well organized.

Emily our guide was brilliant and spoke English very well.

Go to this tour and for sure go with Emily

, Apr 2018

Chloe was our guide and she was super patient during the 7AM pickup I was on the first pick up stop and there were at least 2 stops where the passengers didn't show up but we finally made it to the park, observatory, train station, and tunnel. She provided some context of historical knowledge coupled with current news. There was plenty of time to sight see on our own and explore the areas but she also made it very clear where we could or could not take pictures. The ginseng tour felt a little tacked on but if you participated in the lunch, which I opted not to, then it probably was ok. I was just a little irked that I couldn't take pictures inside the ginseng center since it had charts and scientific facts but no brochures available.

, Apr 2018

A day trip that will appeal to those with an interest in the history of the conflict in the Korean Penensula.

, Apr 2018

Very informative guide and the tour was packed with historical sites/information. Not much to see at the end of the 3rd tunnel hike but was well worth it just to be able to see the underground environment and tunnel itself. The climb back up to ground level was extremely strenuous.

, Apr 2018

Very informative, but a little rushed. The JSA tour is better.

, Apr 2018

The Tour guide Katy was great! Very informative and friendly.
The tour was nice but many places can not take photo, that's the only down side.

, Apr 2018

Very good tour, definitely worthwhile doing. Our host Gemma was excellent and made the trip what it was. She provided great information and lead the group well

, Apr 2018

The DMZ half day tour is satisfactory. I expected more actually.

, Mar 2018

This was an excellent trip. They confirmed the evening before, were on time to pick up from the hotel. The guide was very engaging. I would highly recommend it. The only thing I would mention which did not align with the trip was taking us to a Ginseng center on the way back, though the history was interesting, it was a sale promotion. But on the whole, a great trip. Thanks


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