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

From $39.60
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
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Morning Tour
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6.5-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
From $39.60
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6-hour tour; Departs 11am; Concludes at City Hall
From $41.40
Morning Tour w/ Lunch
7-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
From $47.70
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Overview
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.
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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok the guide was very competent and friendly and it was very rewarding experience but a little too fast

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 751titou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Efficient, friendly guide, but very hard to understand - poor English pronunciation. Disappointed for not being able to see the Unification village and Panmunjeom area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 197mariuszs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide stayed in the bus and the group were free to explore by ourselves. I saw other tour guides actually guiding their visitors and explaining each sight.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JACSOGA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one must see place as you get a good picture of what South Korea has gone through.My tour guide was Jinny.She was thorough with her explanations although I found it a little hard to understand her English because of her strong Korean language.The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

This is my first visit to DMZ which I have missed in my last few visits to Korea. I learnt much from our guide, Sona, and the background to DMZ. It is definitely worth the time and money spent.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LoverofKorea
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Not much walking except when the guide brings you to the discovered tunnel. It's about a kilometer walk down and and a kilometer walk back up. Going down is easy but coming back up is a killer due to the steep gradient. In... More
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