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  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration:  Varies
On this tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone from Seoul, feel the reality of Korea’s turbulent history as you explore the line that divides North Korea and South Korea. Travel by comfortable coach and learn fascinating history from your expert guide about the role this zone played in the Cold War and the Korean War, and how it now stands as a symbol of both division and unification. Sites you’ll visit include Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall.

Highlights

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour from Seoul
  • Explore the front lines of the North Korea-South Korea border with your expert guide
  • Discover the symbol of this zone, representing both division and unification
  • Observe North Korea through binoculars atop the Dora Observatory
  • Learn about the tumultuous history of the country as you visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall
  • Choose from several tour options

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What You Can Expect

DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul

DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul

After pickup from your Seoul hotel at your selected departure time, you will be taken by comfortable coach to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land splitting North and South Korea, becoming one of the tensest fronts during the Cold War and the Korean War.

Stop first in Imjingak, a park located in the banks of Imjin River where you’ll see artillery and war artifacts that were used during the Korean conflict. Proceed to Freedom Bridge, crossed by nearly 13,000 Korean POWs on their return back to freedom. As you explore by foot, learn from your guide about the powerful significance of this bridge.

Re-board the coach and head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located beneath the border of North Korea and South Korea. Here, learn about the role of these tunnels, which are believed to have been planned as a military invasion route by North Korea. See where the South Koreans have blocked the actual Military Demarcation Line with concrete barricades.

Continue to the DMZ exhibition hall to browse photographs and war artifacts. This hall now stands as a symbol of peace – an attempt to mend the damages wrought by Korea's history.

You’ll then be taken to the Dora Observatory, where you can use binoculars to scope out North Korea. Listen to your guide explain the lifestyle across the river as you observe the village of Kijongdong.

Next, head to Dorasan Station, a historic and symbolic spot that marks both the division and a gateway of exchanges between the north and the south. Proceed to the Unification Village to observe the daily life of this small farming community, which specialized in creating soybean milk, traditional soy sauce and corn goods.

If you choose the morning tour or afternoon tour only, you’ll end back in Seoul at City Hall. If you choose the morning tour with lunch, you’ll stop first at a local restaurant for lunch.

If you choose the full-day tour, you’ll enjoy lunch and then head to Insadong Antique Market, which was once the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea. Browse the various shops, peruse crafts and bargain for that perfect souvenir with the help of your guide. Your tour will end here.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour we learned a lot about the history of Korea past and present.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent trip. Picked up from our hotel in Seoul and had a very informative and interesting tour with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Well recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great way to see DMZ! Highly recommend to all!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was an interested and exiting experience!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

a good trip well organised ,we were a bit late back due to some demonstrations in the city ,the tour showed all about the DMZ and the tunnels what wasn't included was a trip to the actual border so if you want to see the North Koreans make sure you include that in your trip ,this one didn't but all round a great day out well guided by a lovely lady callled Sunny ,and she was !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The DMZ tour was one of the larger tours we went on during our trip to Seoul but thoroughly enjoyable. Our tour guide, Yunha, provided us with an insightful lesson on the history of Korea. She was a wonderful guide, ensuring that we were all accounted for and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and well informed. Would definitely recommend this tour to those who are visiting Seoul for the first time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very interesting and informative! Amazing opportunity to experience culture on the Korean Peninsula

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Interesting, good lunch, a bit rushed but not tour guide's fault at all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was as advertised. The guide was very nice. The bus was clean and comfortable. Would recommend this tour.

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