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

  • 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
Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
From US$39.60
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Morning TourMost Popular
6.5-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
Morning Tour w/ Lunch
7-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
Afternoon Tour
6-hour tour; Departs 11am; Concludes at City Hall
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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 (108)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved the tour!

I wanted to share our commendation for our tour guide, Erica Kim. The tour was for DMZ on October 6. We really enjoyed the trip as she was very knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining and I'm sure that everyone else enjoyed it too. I've been to...More

3  Thank KurtPaoloS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Half day, full experience

A good tour that covered well the DMZ area. You could probably spend the whole day there but as a person with just a casual interest in the situation and having kids along (8 & 10) the half day was perfect.

1  Thank Miles F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour. A must!

Pick up at hotel was on time and the tour guide (gemma) was good in speaking english. She gave good history on the Korean war and info about the DMZ. We visited three dmz tourist spots but the best was the 3rd tunnel! A must...More

1  Thank Frederick A
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile
DMZ half day

I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Dora was very knowledgeable about Korean history. She was very good about keeping people informed of how long we could stay at each location. It did seem a little rushed but I did choose half day. Could...More

2  Thank gscotthga2013
Reviewed August 15, 2018
An excellent tour guide lives through the modern history

We participated in the tour with Japanese speaking Korean guide. One week has passed since we went to the DMZ on August 9. We feel the journey there is still going on in our mind. We learned not only the history but also many people’s...More

Thank Sachiko I
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October 18, 2018|
Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't think they will take you to the airport but you can always ring them or send and email and ask if it is possible. Although, you can get the subway to Seoul Station and from there get AREX to Incheon airport (if... More
Jennifer Y
October 15, 2018|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Like some have said. It is not a private tour so you will be going with more people. You can always ring them and ask if it is possible to have a private tour for the 4 of you. The tunnel is not mandatory. What i... More
Pandu I
September 20, 2018|
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Response from 55Traveller55714 | Reviewed this property |
No, casual is fine.