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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul
We are putting the best effort to prevent The Corona-19 for our customer's safeies and concerns. - Disinfecting & Sterilizing frequently. - Attach the Corona-19 Prevention guidelines on the transportation.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy the highlights of the DMZ and get back to Seoul in time for lunch on a guided group tour. Listen to immersive commentary during visits to Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory, and other important landmarks. Have your camera ready for an unobstructed view of one of the world's most famous demilitarized zones. Best of all, this excursion does not include unnecessary shopping stops that other tours add on, which saves you valuable vacation time.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Seoul
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    DMZ
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Third Tunnel
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Dora Observatory
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Dorasan Station
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the DMZ
  • Travel comfortably in round-trip transportation
  • Save time and skip the shopping centers
  • See the top landmarks of the demilitarized zone
Important Information
Departure Point
Seoul, South Korea
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
City Hall, Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Seoul, South Korea Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • *** The Korean Demilitarized Zone is temporarily closed due to 'African Swine Flu' , until the further notice from the government . *** The alternative tour itinerary : Hotel Pick up – Imjingak (Mangbaedan, The Bridge of Freedom, Bell of Peace, Dokgae Bridge, Beat131 Bunker Exhibition Hall) - Odu Mt. Unification Observatory (Observatory, North Korean Life’s Museum) - War Memorial of Korea (Korea War Museum) - Drop off at Itaewon or City Hall area.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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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Ram wrote a review 21 Nov.
Lithuania1 contribution
Nancy was a super nice guide, would love to go again on a different tour with her if I had the chance. The tour was nicely planned and interesting. We visited three different locations, souvenir shops and could try local snacks. Would recommend.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Dear Customer, Hello, This is from VIP Travel. Thank you for your review! I appreciate you joining the tour with us. Keep safe! :)
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Ugnelis wrote a review 20 Nov.
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It was a very nice tour! Thank you Nancy! We visited the North Korea's tunnel, the observatory park and some other places. Also, there was a possibility to purchase some N. Korean items such as post marks, alcohol etc.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Dear Customer, Hello, This is from VIP Travel. Thank you for your review! I appreciate you joining the tour with us. Keep safe! :)
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Alan wrote a review 20 Nov.
1 contribution
I loved the trip and Nancy was a great tour guide! We got to visit 3 amazing spots in the DMZ area and to see the territory of North Korea with our own eyes!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Dear Customer, Hello, This is from VIP Travel. Thank you for your review! I appreciate you joining the tour with us. Keep safe! :)
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Ian wrote a review 8 Nov.
Sutton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Very good tour, the timings were slightly different to what is shown on trip advisor but I preferred the way our tour was run rather than what was advertised. Our guide Nancy was excellent and she made the tour even more enjoyable with her excellent knowledge, fun and positive
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Dear Customer, Hello, This is from VIP Travel. Thank you for your review! I appreciate you joining the tour with us. Keep safe! :)
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Jkelly11112 wrote a review 7 Nov.
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Exactly as advertised, Out guide was Nancy who was very informative about the areas we visited. Given the Covid restrictions we were fortunate to be amongst the limited number of people allowed in the DMZ. Would recommend again
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Dear Customer, Hello, This is from VIP Travel. Thank you for your review! I appreciate you joining the tour with us. Keep safe! :)
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Kitties and war
Very interesting tour with great background of history. The guide was excellent and we saw some the cutest kitties
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DMZ Tour with Grace
Had such a wonderful & special time with Grace. She was so professional & friendly. We had a very meaningful trip
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Melissa H
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Excellent morning tour
Beautiful tour of the temple, palace, and Ginseng museum. We walked the whole of the palace and had a great view
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Half Day DMZ Tour (DMZ closed)
My family and I took a half day tour with VIP travel in the beginning of February. We originally signed up for the
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peterf973
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Lilly was a great host
The mountain is incredibly beautiful and Lily did a great job with the tour. It was a great day. The spa sorry seem
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violet100101
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Wonderful experience!
Our guide was very informative with fantastic English. I had a great time in Seoul. We visited the palace and sever
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zmatok
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Enriching tour to Korean border
DMZ is still closed so we did a half-day tour instead. We liked it very much, especially thanks to our guide Nancy
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lair12
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Could have been so much better.
After researching many different DMZ tour options, I finally decided on VIP Tours. As I knew in advance, we were no
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Adventure168657
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Alternative trip to DMZ
Due to swine flu; we were unable to go to DMZ but this alternative tour is a great replacement. NANCY was very know
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Mickeeyboii
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GREAT TRIP!!
Really nice trip, excellent tour guide so kind. Also the transpo are very good clean and comfortable 🏂❄☃️☃️
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Teachertraveller2710
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Awesome Alternative
The JSA/DMZ was closed when we visited, the company suggested this tour as an alternative. Both me and my wife were
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303vishalk
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So good tour with Nancy
I had a great time in Seoul. We visited the palace and several tourists attractions such as Namsan tower. Nancy is
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829jacekd
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Best Seoul Tour with Nancy.
Best Seoul Tour with Nancy. She is very helpful, cheerful and informative tour guide. Very high recommend! Will sur
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MandiWins
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DMZ was closed, but we still had a good day
We were unable to go to the DMZ due to it being closed. However, we were given a great alternate tour of Imjingak
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Sandyrk
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Such a nice experience!
Our tour guide was gracious & lovely. The tour was by both walking & by foot, and was an easy pace. Greatly enjoye
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