Day trip

From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

Activity provider: Seoul City Tour

From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

Activity provider: Seoul City Tour

From US$ 69 per person

Travel to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and feel the weight of history as you explore the hopeful Imjingpak Park, the aggressive infiltration tunnel, and the beautiful Dora Observatory.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Depending on your chosen pickup location, the pickup time is different. Please re-confirm your exact pickup time and place with the activity provider. The last pickup time is at 7:45 AM at Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3.

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from Seoul for a half-day
  • Enter into the Third Infiltration Tunnel dug by North Korea into the South
  • See North Korea from the Dora Observatory
Full description

Head to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and see the strip of land between North and South Korea that symbolizes a decades-long conflict and an important chapter of world history.

Start your tour at Imjingpak Park, situated only 7 km from the Demarcation Line, a tribute to the Korean War. Visit its observatory, monuments, and the Freedom Bridge, which was used to transport 13,000 prisoners home after the war.

Continue to the Third Infiltration Tunnel, discovered in 1978, and witness an incomplete tunnel built by North Korea into the South that was denounced by the UN.

Descend into history at the Dora Observatory and see into North Korea. Lastly, head to Dorasan Station, the last station before the DMZ and symbolic of the hope of reunification. Be dropped off at the City Hall in Seoul at the conclusion of the tour.

Includes
  • Air conditioned Transportation
  • Friendly and professional Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel drop-off (Drop off at city hall)
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • DMZ Tour might be canceled because of military issues. If the tour is canceled partially, a refund is not available. But, if the whole tour is canceled, a full refund will be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was good it. It was an early start originally was meant to be picked up at 7:40 but got a phone call the day before to tell me that I would be picked up an hour early as it was summer holiday for school and it is kinda like a first come first served situation so if your tour gets there first you can go in first. The observatory was good I would look at the weather before booking as if it is not a sunny clear day your not going to see much it was for my tour by my tour guild showed us what it was like the day before and you could not see a thing. Then we went to the third tunnel and it was a good experience to see and walk the tunnel but it is a long walk up and down not good for people who don’t like small spaces and is quite small so you will need to be crouching for the tunnel part the whole time. The experience as a whole was good to see.

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August 11, 2022

Michelle was a great guide, she was super knowledgeable, organized and very friendly. She is very passionate about Korea and I felt very welcomed and learnt a lot. The tour itself is extremely unique and interesting. It’s well worth the 70 bucks and very memorable. The driver for the hotel pickup was also very friendly!

July 7, 2022

Our tour was great. Libby did a great job providing the history and culture in very digestible portions without overloading us. The entire tour was filled with interesting tidbits with some good humor along the way. The only thing was the stop at the tunnel had the line for the 38th parallel which we learned only after the tour so we missed it.

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May 16, 2022

Product ID: 92337