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No Shopping DMZ Afternoon Half Day Tour

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, 481-1 Samok-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

    This park was built to console the refugees who left North Korea during the Korean War.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

    DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea

    The third tunnel was discovered in October 1978, which is only 12km from Munsan and 52 km from Seoul

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dora Observatory, Jeomwon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 413-920 South Korea

    See the DMZ check points of North Korea, small villages nearby and even Gaeseong Special City from the Dora Observatory.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dorasan Station, 307, Huimang-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea

    Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea which is 700m distant from the southern boundary line of DMZ, the civil control zone. Since US president Bush visited Dorasan Station on February 20, 2002, it has come into spotlight internationally. imjingak Station was opened in October 2001, and then Dorasan Station, the unfinished station of the north-south Korean reconciliation was opened on February 12, 2002 (the lunar New Year’s Day) through the special Mangbae train operation in 52 years after the railroad service was stopped. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreans and a future hope and expectation. Because Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea in the southern boundary line, Dorasan Station will play the role of customs and entry for Chinese and Russian people and goods as well as the North Koreans if Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed and the traffic is possible between two Koreans. Also, Dorasan Station contains the historical meaning as a symbolic place of the division between two Koreans and a gateway of the south-north exchange.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Seoul, South Korea

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Cityhall Subway Station or Itaewon Subway Station
    Departure Time
    10am to 11:20am (depends on the hotel location)
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - DMZ
    • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
    • Entry/Admission - Dorasan Station
    • Lunch
    • Hotel drop-off (dropped off at City Hall or Itaewon)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Passport is needed on the tour day
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Trip Advisors: Beware of the shady outfit!! We booked and secured a DMZ - JSA all day tour with VIP Travel Seoul but just one day before the tour, our trip of a lifetime to the JSA was cancelled by VIP Travel. Reason given was a LIE! We were told in an email by Sophie
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    Response from VVIPTRAVEL, Manager at No Shopping DMZ Afternoon Half Day Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear customer. Hello, this is Jenny from VIP Travel. We have already emailed each other and explained about the situation. To share the information with other customers, please check my explanation below again. 1. There are several travel agencies who are mainly dealing with Panmunjeom(JSA) Tour. They all have different timing of visiting this area. And we are working with one of the agency called “International Service Club”. 2. But we have received a notice from them (2days before your tour date) saying that the tour has been cancelled due to newly added operations between North and South Korea. That’s why we emailed you and recommended an alternative tour which was DMZ. 3. Are you sure that you saw our tour bus waiting to go into JSA area? You might saw our tour bus from Dora Observatory which is part of DMZ Tour (this is not JSA area). We have no reason to lie to the customer. And we have no authority to do anything with the situation that happened from the UN Community. Anyway, good to hear that you had chance to join this tour with the different agency and I hope you will stop messing about our company with the wrong information. Thank you.
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    My wife and I went on an excellent tour of the DMZ with Amy from VIP Travel. The tour gave us a much deeper understanding of Korean history, particularly the separation between the north and the south. The divides that have occurred are balanced with a intense desire for
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    Response from VVIPTRAVEL, OP at No Shopping DMZ Afternoon Half Day Tour
    Responded Aug 7, 2019
    Dear, Paul. Above all thank for the details of the review about the DMZ tour , we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with us! Hope you can join other tours with us too :) Thank you
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    The guide talks non-stop and repeats stuff again and again. Also, I do not need the political opinion of the guide of for instance domestic affairs that I know is very complex.
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    Response from VVIPTRAVEL, op at No Shopping DMZ Afternoon Half Day Tour
    Responded Mar 21, 2019
    Dear ,Michael Really sorry about our tour guide . We will let her know about your opinion. We will do our best to make sure our customer to enjoy the tour with us . Thank you for the opinion.
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    I booked the DMZ Afternoon Tour from the concierge of my hotel the day before. Nothing could have been quicker and easy. The next day I waited in the hotel lobby to be picked up at 10:30. A young man spotted me easily and whisked me off to another pick up point where I alighted
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    Response from VVIPTRAVEL, Manager at No Shopping DMZ Afternoon Half Day Tour
    Responded Dec 4, 2018
    Dear Guest, Good day. We appreciate your detailed and good review for the trip. We are always trying our best to treat all the tourists as a VIP. Thank you.
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    The tour started well being picked up directly from our hotel and then dropped off at the coach taking us on the tour. We waited for a long time for other people to join us and eventually set off. After about 20 minutes we pulled in at the side of the road and sat there for a
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    • Languages Offered: English
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