Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Learn about Korea’s divided history at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on a half-day tour, led by an informative guide. In the morning or afternoon, travel from Seoul to the DMZ, where the country has been split since the Korean War, to visit fascinating sites such as Imjingak Park, the Freedom bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall. At Dora Observatory, you can even peer through binoculars to observe village life in North Korea. Upgrade to include lunch or select a full-day itinerary that includes shopping at Insadong Antique Market.
24-hour room service
WiFi in public area
Newspaper in lobby
Il treno partiva alle ore 08:30 dalla stazione di Campo Di Marte, a Firenze. Appena la sera prima avevo salutato mio fratello e finito di sistemare lo zaino da 65L per l'avventura che mi stava aspettando. Ero "pronto". La notte era passata velocemente... come se non avessi dormito. Io, ed i miei genitori, arriviamo in stazione alle 8 puntuali, attraversando Firenze in uno dei pochi (e violenti) temporali estivi.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Seoul, South Korea
Your friendly guide will come to pick you at your centrally located hotel in Seoul in the pointed schedule. After all guests are collected, you will be transfer directly to DMZ.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Imjingak Park, Majeong-ri Munsan-eup Paju Gyeonggi Korea Południowa, 마정리 문산읍 파주시 경기도 South Korea
Get out at Imjingak Park along the banks of Imjin River to see artillery and war artifacts that were used during the Korean conflict before proceeding to Freedom bridge, where nearly 13,000 Korean POWs crossed on their return back home to South Korea.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Dorasan Station, 307, Huimang-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea
Continue by coach to Dorasan Station, a historic spot that not only marks the division, but also serves as a gateway for exchanges between the north and south.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Dora Observatory, Jeomwon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 413-920 South Korea
Your next stop is Dora Observatory, where you can use binoculars to get a glimpse of North Korea. Listen to your guide explain daily life in the village of Kijongdong across the river.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Tongilchon-gil, Gunnae-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Stop by the Unification Village, a small farming community that specialized in creating soybean milk, traditional soy sauce and corn goods.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea
Reboard the coach and head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located beneath the border of North Korea and South Korea. See where the South Koreans have blocked the actual Military Demarcation Line with concrete barricades, and browse photographs and war artifacts at the DMZ exhibition hall.
Duration: 1 hour
Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
Lunch (if option selected)
Hotel drop-off (if full-day option selected)
Entry/Admission - DMZ
Entry/Admission - Dorasan Station
Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
Hotel Drop Off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
★★★Because of African Swine Fever, DMZ is officially closed by the government. Until the DMZ is open again, we will provide alternative DMZ tour: Hotel – Imjingak Park (Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan, Imjingang River Dokgae Bridge, BEAT 131 bunkerexhibition) – Odu Mountain Unification Observatory – Ginseng Center - The War Memorial of Korea(Seoul) - Drop off City Hall
A current valid passport is required the day of travel
You do not need to send a copy of your passport
Please follow the instructions of your tour guide about when and where you may take photos
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
Infants must sit on laps
A minimum of 2 adults is required to book the afternoon tour
Most travelers can participate
One shopping center is included -Ginseng center
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Traveler pickup is offered We only pick up all travelers from central Seoul area located hotels. Depending on your hotel location, meeting time is all different. So, you MUST confirm the exact meeting place and meeting time with local tour operator. If you stay in airbnb or local residential area, please let us know your accommodation name (with address). Then, we will arrange the meeting place for you.
** last departure place will be Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 (8:30am or 11:40 depending on your option; morning / afternoon) For the last minute booking (12 hours prior the tour start), please also meet up at Hongik Univ. Subway Station exit no 3 directly as we are not able to make hotel pick up arrangement for you.
TripAdvisor's Customer Reviews
We had a great day on the alternative tour as the DMZ was closed due to swine fever. The tour company was very responsive over email and very helpful in the lead up to the tour. Hotel pick up is very convenient and our guide was knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Thanks Jennie and Han for the great experience! Highly recommend.
CELINE REGINE L
the driver picked me up on time, the guide was like OMG soooo funny, and has made this whole experience even better, he was good listener funny and kind! the best guide, and he knew soo many things, and was always happy to answer ur questions!
Also, the communication with Jennie ( Tour team ) was amazing, very responsive! Thank you !!
I had so much fun and learned so much about the Korean Culture in this tour. The ride was very comfy and very informative. The tour guide lady named “Katie” was super friendly and very nice, I highly recommend this tour and I highly recommend Katie for your tour guide.
Thank you for organising this tour. The pick up is very convenient just outside hotel. The journey was smooth. DMZ area is clean. I like the Dora observatory.
Thanks to the tour guide Katie for taking care of us
The guide Yeoun is awesome. She shared lots of stories and well controlled the time for the trip. Had a great time.
Although the fever outbreak kept us from visiting the DMZ, we still enjoyed our time with our tour guide Katie in visiting many of the other notable sites near the DMZ. Regardless of the bad weather, it was still special. Thanks!
Even though the DMZ was closed due to swine flu, the alternate tour was still very well done. We got to see North Korea from the Odusan Observatory, see the freedom bridge and bunker, and explore the Korean War museum of Seoul. Our tour guide Katie was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to give us a good picture of the history between the two Koreas and their relationship today. Definitely worth it!
This tour was informative, helpful, well organized, and I highly recommend it! Great way to see DMZ!
Tour guide Yuen amazing, explained things clearly gave us very good information about everything answered all the extra questions always smiling
We visited the DMZ with high hopes and a lot of excitement. Learning about the area and seeing the landmarks where history was made was such a fantastic experience. Even though the weather was terrible and we couldn’t actually see much, our tour guide Blair made it worthwhile. She was very informative and a real delight to hear from. Beyond having a great deal of knowledge, her fun-loving, bubbly personality made the trip extremely memorable. We were a bit disappointed that the JSA was not included on the tour, but we should have read the description more carefully. Blair was very helpful though and told us how we could see it at another time. All in all we really enjoyed our day with Blair at the DMZ and would recommend this tour to others! Extra special thanks to Blair for her energy and for taking fabulous pictures of us. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide!