- Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA) tour from Seoul
- See the demarcation of North Korea and South Korea at the infamous border with an expert guide
- Visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall
- Stop by the JSA’s Freedom House and learn about Bridge of No Return near Panmunjom
- Learn about the Korean War and the tumultuous history of the once-unified country
- Round-trip coach transport and lunch included
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Once you are on the north side of the building, you are technically in North Korea! You’ll be able to take a picture of Bridge of No Return and learn all the thrilling stories from your local guide.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- DMZPhoto by: Katarzyna M
- me :DPhoto by: Ahmed N
- Looking toward the North ...Photo by: Lise C
- Dorasan StationPhoto by: Lise C
- North / South DividePhoto by: Simon D
- MAC Conference Room in the JSAPhoto by: Kristen P
- South Korean ArmyPhoto by: Christian L
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- JSAPhoto by: Christian L
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- JSAPhoto by: Sam C
- Dorasan TrainstationPhoto by: Claire B
- The Freedom Bridge covered ...Photo by: Jacinta E
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What You Can Expect
Visit Imjingak Park to see the artillery that was used during the Korean War. Walk to the Freedom Bridge and learn about the nearly 13,000 POWs who crossed it on their path to freedom in South Korea. See the Third Infiltration Tunnel, one of four known tunnels under the border between North Korea and South Korea.
At the DMZ Museum, take a look at the photographs and war artifacts on display. Then head to the Dora Observatory to look across the DMZ into North Korea and learn about life on the other side. After a stop at the restored Dorasan Station, the railway station that once connected North and South Korea, proceed to the Unification Village to see what life is like in this small farming community.
Stop for lunch a local restaurant before beginning the second half of the tour, the Joint Security Area (JSA) or Panmunjom, a former ‘truce village’ that is now used for diplomatic dialogue between North and South Korea.
Identifications will be verified at a checkpoint, then stop at Camp Bonifas, formerly a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the DMZ. Here, enjoy a slideshow with historical facts about the JSA’s significance.
Visit the Freedom House, a facility that functions as a liaison between North and South Korea, and finally, the Bridge of No Return, first used for POW exchanges in 1953.
The tour ends with a return trip to Seoul.
Excellent informative day. Must do
This is an amazing tour! I enjoyed every minut of it! Definetly worth to see place! Tunnel at DMZ - cool, Train Station - super, Panmunjom - best! Even soldier from North Korea let us make a look of photos! At the day of trip weather wasnt so great - it was havy rained and windy but still trip was great! Guides told us many interesting things and even show them if it was possible! And Mrs 김소미 - Thank you for song!
This tour was amazing!
AbyJ United States of ...
This full day tour has so much packed into it that it will seem like it goes by fast. But if it didn't go by fast, one wouldn't be able to see it all. Our Holiday Tour with 'Rebecca' was excellent. A bus picked us up at our location in the morning. Once all the passengers were gathered, we transferred to another charter bus that drove us to Paju City. We stopped at Imjingak observatory where we saw the Peace Bell, among other monuments. Then we were taken to the Dora Observatory where we could look over in the distance and view the somber sight North Korea with our own eyes, and the Third Infiltration Tunnel, which we were able to climb down and observe the now blocked opening that originates in N. Korea. Our tour guide provided important historical information as well as the current status of the nations that gave us a deeper perspective. We stopped for a delicious and satisfying lunch where the half-day tourists were separated from the full-day tourists. We then continued on to the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom, Camp Bonifas, where we waited patiently for access to visit the United Nations buildings. The guards kept watch over us and gave us strict rules of conduct in here, where we could step over within the building into controversial territory. It was a sad moment visiting the Bridge of No Return, also the site of the Axe Murder Incident of Captain Bonifas and Lt. Barrett. The hopefulness for unification of the South Koreans was prevalent in the construction of the Dorasan Train Station, which was built in the hopes of providing transportation between the divided country. At the conclusion, we visited a shop where we can purchase mementos, and then were transported back to Seoul. I recommend this tour to anyone as it was one of the greatest highlights of my visit to Korea.
Amazing tour although very sad it very interesting our guide gave us a local insight of how she felt as a Korean about reunification but also how other generations felt on this issue. We were also informed about Korean culture and where there culture today had come from
all the trip was amazing
Very cool tour. Especially the JSA part. Very effeciently run. It gives great insight and information about the history of the 2 koreas. Also being right in the middle of the DMZ on the exact border under UN protection makes it rather special.
Very enjoyable - we did the full all-day tour. Highlights were walking down to the third tunnel, and going to the JSA Panmunjom complex. Our tour guide for the morning, Sunny, was terrific. She provided lots of insights and information, and was a pleasure to be with. I recommend this tour for others.
Victor R United States of ...
It was a great experience. We enjoy all the activities, this trip was really nice!