Day trip

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour
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From US$ 74 per person

The Demilitarized Zone is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two. Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about their history and future.

About this activity

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Duration 6 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Meet from a list of subway stations until further notice. Please provide the name and full address of your accommodation in Seoul. Then you will be notified where and when to meet among the below 6 places. (No service from the airport or cruise port): Exit 5 of Samseong Station (subway line No. 2). Exit 12 of Gangnam station (subway line No. 2 & Sinbundang). Exit 1 of Itaewon station (subway line No. 6). Exit 9 of Myeongdong station (subway line No. 4). Exit 6 of City Hall station (subway line No. 1 & 2). Exit 3 of Hongik Univ. station (subway line No.2 & Arex). The exact pickup time and location will be sent to your e-mail after booking so please check your e-mail. If the e-mail is not received, please check your spam folder or contact the activity provider.

Experience

Itinerary
4 - 7 hours
  • Seoul

  • 1 hour
  • Imjingak (free time)

  • Freedom Bridge (walk)

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (visit)

  • 1 hour
  • Seoul

  • War Memorial of Korea (visit)

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Visit the Freedom Bridge, Third Tunnel of Aggression, Dora Observatory, and more
  • Visit a Korean War memorial monument
  • Enter the DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
  • Get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village from the Dora Observatory
  • Visit the War Memorial of Korea with the full-day option
Full description

Join a day trip from Seoul for a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone on the border of North Korea and South Korea. See the world's most heavily fortified border and gain insight into the Korean War. Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory.

Begin the tour with a pickup in Central Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see the Freedom Bridge and the old steam locomotive, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War.

Pay your respects at a memorial for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. Enter the real DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and DMZ Exhibition Hall to learn about South and North Korea's conflict.

Visit the Dora observatory to see North Korea through telescopes and to get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village.

At the end of the trip, relax as you travel back to Seoul, passing by Unification Village, and get dropped off at City Hall. 

If you choose the full-day tour, you can enjoy an included lunch and a visit to the War Memorial of Korea.

Includes
  • Pickup from 6 designated places
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch, if full-day option is selected
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (for the half-day tour)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Military-style clothing

Know before you go

  • Currently, Dorasan station is closed temporally by the military
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Babies can join for free, however, infant seats are not provided
  • This tour is not available for participants with a wheelchair or walker
  • It is not recommended that pregnant women or people with serious medical conditions join this tour
  • Participants must follow the tour guide's instructions at all times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 329 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Ms. Libby was such a wonderful guide. She took the time to explain so many interesting facts, figures and talk about how practical every day life is impacted for different people on account of the war. She is knowledgeable and has a lot of passion for what she does so her tour is never boring or dull. She’s also happy to answer any questions you may have. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

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June 26, 2022

The guide was excellent and very on top of things to make sure the ride went smoothly (semi corona times so there was limited amount people who could enter but the guide knew all the tricks). Super friendly and funny. Very organized and hihgly recommandable. The DMZ trip might not be for everyone. One was rushed through every stop so I wasn't able to "absorb" most of the things. I don't know of this is how it usually is or if it was because of these special times. Regardless, highly recommended tour guide.

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June 18, 2022

Judy our tour guide was cheerful, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Simply spectacular. Pickup was smooth. Eric was a pleasure to speak with and impressive English skills. Tour overall was good…I was expecting to be closer to the border (adrenaline junkie) tunnel experience was great…need to be fit to make it back up…bridge and observatory are both good. Overall it was good and would recommend you try it with this crew!

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May 13, 2022

Product ID: 142011