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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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  • Explore the DMZ in safety on a guided tour
  • Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory
  • Choice of early- or late-morning tours
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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
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DMZ Morning TourMost Popular
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 7:10 ~ 8:10am at your hotel .
From $45.50
DMZ Afternoon tour
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 10:10 ~ 11:10am at your hotel .
From $48.00
DMZ Morning Tour w/o shopping
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 7:10 ~ 8:10am at your hotel . You will enjoy genuine DMZ tour without stop by any shopping centers.
From $55.00
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Overview
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
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.
Reviews (197)
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Reviewed yesterday
Historical Trip

This is a must trip for people visiting South Korea. The tour of the DMZ was well organized and provided a lot of interesting information about the War and current state of affairs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 days ago
Packed half day!

This was a packed half day. Pickup at hotel was on time (even 5 mins early). Then you are taken to the bigger tour bus. Very comfortable ride. I did not do the lunch or full day. Easy to get back to hotel from city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MelissaAR7
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Tour!

Did this tour in November on a visit to Seoul and was incredibly interesting and enjoyable. The guide throughout the trip was incredibly knowledgeable and funny, with the occupation tunnels and observatory being particular highlights - would highly recommend taking this tour!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keiran H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Fantastic and interesting tour with good guide

Really a must do when you visit Seoul. Great experience visiting the DMZ. The tour guide was good and informative. Would really recommend this tour.

Thank RudiS78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A must in Seoul

Excelent tour! Very interesting and loved Sadie the guide!! It was very informative and loved all the facts and stories to complement the information. We didn’t like going to the ginseng place but the rest was very worth the money and the time. Would recomend...More

Thank alanhdzc
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Cecilia Z
December 4, 2018|
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Response from madiera88 | Reviewed this property |
You could get the airport shuttle to one of the city hotels (I stayed in Myeongdong and my pickup point was there, I got the 6001 bus from the airport to my hostel, so that's one idea), and get picked up - the pickup time is... More
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judyphillies
November 25, 2018|
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Response from lexromero | Reviewed this property |
No lunch included, but there was a coffee shop and a convenience store at the rest stop before going to DMZ.
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Silvea K
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Cyntrenna | Reviewed this property |
I received an email confirmation after booking. Unsure of any contact information for confirmation.
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