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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul provided by Seoul City Tour

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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
This tour is ideal for travelers who want to learn about the history of North and South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone. Travel with a guide while visiting sites, making the most of your journey by learning about the important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Plus, you can opt for an afternoon spent visiting the shops and galleries of Insadong Antique Street.
  • You'll start at
    Hongik Univ. Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • 2
    Imjingak Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Dorasan Station
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Dora Observatory
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    The Third Tunnel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Seoul City Hall
  • You'll end at
    City Hall
    Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
    (If you choose the Full Day Tour option, we will drop you off at the hotel back)
    See address & details
  • Guided tour is ideal for travelers interested in Korean history
  • Choose between two morning departure times to fit your schedule
  • Visit the Freedom Bridge, Imjingak, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and more
  • Opt for lunch at a Seoul restaurant with a visit to Insadong Antique Street
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Imjingak, a park housing statues and monuments dedicated to the Korean War. Continue to the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel. Then, head to the DMZ Museum, where you check out artifacts and photographs. Next, look out at North Korea with provided binoculars from the Dora Observatory. Afterward, visit Kijongdong, which is also known as Peace Village. It's a model North Korean village. Your next destination is Dorasan Station, which once connected North and South Korea by train. Your guide tells you about the station’s symbolic significance. Finally, pass by Unification Village, a model farming community in South Korea. If you choose the half-day tour, make a brief visit to a ginseng center before drop-off at City Hall. Upgrade to include lunch, and you're also taken to a Seoul restaurant. If you choose the full-day tour, return to Seoul for lunch, then spend the afternoon exploring the boutiques, tea houses, and art galleries on Insadong Antique Street before drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Return Details
City Hall, Sogong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off (if full-day option selected)
  • Admission Fee
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Dorasan Station
  • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
  • Gratuities
  • Tram
  • Hotel Drop Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • NOTE: The upgraded lunch option and visit to the ginseng center are temporarily unavailable because of restrictions due to the pandemic.
  • A current valid passport is required the day of travel.
  • You do not need to send a copy of your passport
  • If a part of the tour itinerary is cancelled by unexpected military conditions or local circumstances, there will be no refund
  • A moderate amount of walking through a steep and narrow tunnel involved - Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
  • Please contact the local operator for exact pickup time
  • A minimum of 3 adults is required to book the tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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diana marie wrote a review May 2020
New York21 contributions
Our tour guide was incredible. We really enjoyed learning and visiting this part of Korea. It was eye opening and a day I will never forget. Getting to go in the tunnel was exhilarating and definitely an amazing experience. The lunch was delicious and our tour guide even
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Date of experience: July 2019
Yolscarebear wrote a review Feb. 2020
Manila, Philippines10 contributions
Joined the local tour for DMZ was really worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. Enjoy from start to finish.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Emily wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a wonderful tour and the tour guide was very good. She explained very clearly before we reach the destination. Worth the trip to visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Vicky wrote a review Jan. 2020
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a great tour, it was a open minded about the Koreans war, Korea history. We saw some North Koreans farming on the paddy field under so cold weather and we feel so fortunate..
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Alva B wrote a review Dec. 2019
1 contribution
we went to the a lot of different destinations for example the freedom bridge, a bunker used during the war, the war museum and also the highlight being able to see north korea and we were also even able to see some people walking around. Our guide Yeoni was very knowledgable
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from seoulcitytour01, Manager at Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
Responded 26 Dec. 2019
This is Jennie from Seoul City Tour ! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour well with our company ! We will let Yeoni know how much you enjoyed the tour with her ! We really appreciate your good review :) Hopely, you will visit to Korea again and join our original DMZ tour next time ! Thanks :)
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Erica's tour was fun and interesting. A great day with her. It's a wonderful time and meaningful. Thanks and hope t
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Fun-filled and Worthwhile Experience with Guide Youn
It was definitely a worthwhile experience on my last trip day in South Korea at that time. In the join-in group, I
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It was an awesome day7, very informative and a lot of historical facts. Erica Kim, our tour guide was so knowledgea
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Great Tour!
We enjoyed our tour with our guide, Katy, very much! First of all she was very hands-on to us and our needs and con
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Tour guide Yeoni was extremely informative providing great details and info about the places that we visited. Tour
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Our Tour guide Yeoni was extremely helpful and accommodate. Very engaging with all visitors and make us very comfor
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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