Day trip

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour
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From US$ 75 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

Free cancellation
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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 of COVID19. 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): 09:30 AM at Exit 5 of Samseong Station (subway line No. 2) 09:40 AM at Exit 12 of Gangnam station (subway line No. 2 & Sinbundang) 09:50 AM at Exit 1 of Itaewon station (subway line No. 6) 10:00 AM at Exit 9 of Myeongdong station (subway line No. 4) 10:10 AM at Exit 6 of City Hall station (subway line No. 1 & 2) 10:30 AM at 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
3 - 6 hours
  • Seoul

  • 1.5 hours
  • Imjingak (free time)

  • Freedom Bridge (walk)

  • 1.5 hours
  • War Memorial of Korea (visit)

  • Seoul

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit Imjingak Park, The 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan station and Seoul War Memorial Museum (for Full-Day tour)
  • Learn about the Korean War in 1950s and understand how it affected Korean people
Full description

Begin the tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Central Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park which takes just over an hour. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see the Freedom Bridge and the old steam train, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War.

Visit a memorial monument 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 in the past 20 century. Visit the Dora observatory to see North Korea through telescopes and to get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village.

Afterward, visit Dorasan station as the last station in the South area, and receive a souvenir stamp from the station desk. Relax as you travel back to Seoul and get dropped off at City Hall. 

Includes
  • Pickup from 6 designated places (until further notice of COVID19)
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (until further notice of COVID19)
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

  • 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 309 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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

Our tour guide, Mr. Kim definitely knows his history. Learned a lot of Korean history that were not written on books. He was smart and funny. Pick up and drop-off was easy and convenient. The itinerary was followed on schedule but we never felt rushed and had enough time to go around and savor the spots. And this is coming from a group of family with 4 kids, 6 year’s and under. Even though we didn’t get to visit the DMZ due to the swine flu closure, the alternative tour was educational and fun nonetheless. I highly recommend this tour group.

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December 16, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the DMZ was closed, however we were taken on an alternative tour that we was every bit as good as the original tour would’ve been. Our tour guide, Mr. Peter, was a wonderful and told us everything we needed to know about Korean history and the conflict between north and south. We were able to go to the war memorial of Korea, the freedom bridge over the river into the DMz and also to an observation tower where we could see into North Korea. We could even see farmers harvesting rice in the fields there. It was an amazing experience and our driver and tour guide were wonderful.

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October 21, 2019

Product ID: 142011