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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. Your expert guide will explain the role this zone played in the Cold War and the Korean War as you travel to sites such as Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge and the Odu Mountain Unification Observatory. The full-day option includes lunch and hotel drop-off.

Please note: Due to the outbreak of MERS, DMZ portion of the tour is temporarily unavailable.

Highlights

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour from Seoul
  • Explore the front lines of the North Korea–South Korea border with a knowledgeable guide
  • Observe North Korea through binoculars at the Odu Mountain Unification Observatory
  • Learn about the tumultuous history of the Korean peninsula on a visit to Imjingak Park and the Freedom Bridge
  • Discover Korea’s military history at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (if option selected)
  • Choose from several tour options

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Learn how the DMZ now stands as a symbol of both division and unification in Korea.

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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 on 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 Odu Mountain Unification Observatory, where you can peek into the daily lives of North Koreans through a telescope. Listen to your guide explain the tragic reality of the division of the Korean peninsula.

On return to Seoul, head to the War Memorial of Korea, built on the grounds of the Korean Infantry headquarters. See weaponry and other equipment from the Korean War on display among eight exhibits at the memorial — the largest of its kind in the world. You’ll visit a ginseng shopping center before ending back at City Hall. 

If you choose the morning tour with lunch, you’ll stop at a local restaurant to eat before drop-off. If you select the full-day tour, 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 full-day tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

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!!!

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