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

Highlights
  • 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
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
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Morning Tour
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6.5-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
From US$39.60
Morning Tour w/ Lunch
7-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
From US$47.70
Afternoon Tour
6-hour tour; Departs 11am; Concludes at City Hall
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Overview
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.
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, stop at a Seoul restaurant for lunch or return to your hotel after a short visit to a ginseng center.

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.
Reviews (128)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Probably worth it

We had a reasonable morning on the tour. However - be aware the tour doesn’t actually go into the DMZ (this doesn’t seem possible to do) , so it just visits some nearby attractions. Observatory overlooking the DMZ and visit to the “3rd tunnel” from...More

Thank tomn459
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Incredible experience

This tour gave me the experience of a lifetime! Our tour guide, Katie, was absolutely fantastic and guiding and leading us through all of the aspects of history in the DMZ and gave us a well rounded, full experience throughout the tour. The ginseng tasting...More

Thank 622colleenp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good content, bad guide

The places we visited during the tour spoke for themselves as there were many educational signs at key exhibits. This made the sites educational and meaningful to visit overall. However, our guide, Erica, was rather rude and irresponsible. Maybe it was just jokes to her...More

2  Thank sharmaineyeo
Reviewed 1 week ago
Stories and history abound

Not many of us can appreciate how political discord can really tear a country in two and so for those of us who grew up with this privilege, this tour was a sobering introduction of the splitting up of a nation. Our guide Dora from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Aznan_Wanderlust
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good tour of the DMZ

We got to see the sites and really enjoyed it. It was really cold when we went. The tour was well organized and very coordinated.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Trail08089473756
January 9, 2019|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We are not tour operators. Questions regarding food would be better discussed with the tour company with whom you will be visiting DMZ. In case you opt for the tour without lunch, you can always google before... More
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December 5, 2018|
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Response from MyWorldDestinations | Reviewed this property |
For the most part, as a general rule of thumb, if the vendor cancels due to military, site closure, weather, etc, then they will work with you. If you cancel, no refund.
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judyphillies
November 25, 2018|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can buy a souvenir ticket/ postcard at Dorasan Station for 1000 won (1€/ 1$) and stamp on it as a memento of your visit there. But, please, do not stamp it on your passport. You also have a cute gift shop inside... More
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