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International Cultural Service Club (ICSC) - Day Tours

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Address: 6F. Lotte Hotel, 1 Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul
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Must do the DMZ tour!

Don't miss out on a unique opportunity to see this living history. Access varies almost hour by hour in this dynamic environment. We were fortunate to get access in to the JSA and... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Scott L
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Don't miss out on a unique opportunity to see this living history. Access varies almost hour by hour in this dynamic environment. We were fortunate to get access in to the JSA and were just metres from North Korea. Lunch was very a good traditional meal. Be aware that the Third Tunnel is very low and tight (anyone taller than... More 

1 Thank Scott L
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Selected this tour over others due to the responsiveness of staff to initial email inquires. The tour takes a half day (8:30am-2:30pm) and covers the basics of the JSA, including the ability to visit the conference room. For a more detailed overview of this historic area suggest a full day tour to cover the wider DMZ. Was a bit disappointed... More 

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New Delhi
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

We booked this tour a month in advance by mailing them scanned copy of our passports. The tour got approved in 3 days time but still they were unsure as it can be cancelled due to security reasons at the last moment. We reached Lotte Hotel on time and the bus which takes us to the full day (DMZ +... More 

1 Thank Srimanta M
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Korea. We booked our tour through ICSC and I think we made the best choice. Staff were very helpful and also had a good level of English. We booked before we left Australia and this was all handled by email in English and was easily completed. The tour office... More 

1 Thank frankie3213
Elkhart, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Visiting the Panmunjeom is a must when you're in Seoul. ICSC's tour was well-organized but not really exceptional. Lunch was quite good. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly but her English was hard to follow. In addition, half the tour group were Japanese so there were always two languages going. But don't miss the NK experience whoever you... More 

1 Thank Ripwalk
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

One of the main things I wanted to do whilst in Korea was to get to the JSA. We booked through the ICSC via email- an easy process. We had a knowledgeable tour guide with a great grasp of English. Stopping off for Korean food before heading to Freedom Bridge for half an hour. When we entered Camp Boniface we... More 

4 Thank ukfowler
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This was my second time doing a DMZ tour. The first time I booked through the USO and was very, very impressed with that tour. When my friend came to visit me in Seoul I decided to book the Panmunjom tour through the ICSC instead. However, I was a bit disappointed in this tour compared to the one with USO.... More 

6 Thank snzander
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This tour was the best part of my trip to Seoul. I went on the full day tour that stopped at Dorasan Station / Dora Observatory/ 3rd Infiltration Tunnel in the morning and Panmunjeom Joint Security Area in the afternoon. In the JSA there is a conference room that straddles the Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea and... More 

7 Thank mark_SydNSW
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738 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We had an enjoyable day at the DMZ - we did the full day tour for W120,000 which covered JSA (border) and the 3rd infiltration tunnel. You should do both of these - the tour fitted well together and we had tow good guides. This company seems to be cheaper than many of the other commercial ones.

4 Thank wombatdavid
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Went on the DMZ tour while in Seoul, and I have to say it is a must do. Lots of great history and puts much of the current environment in perspective. It also is a reminder for those of us who don't live in this environment, that this fight is not over. A couple suggestions: 1) if you do the... More 

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