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Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man's-land known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. As a divided nation, only 2.5 miles (4 km) separate the North from the South at what is the most heavily armed border on earth. The 150-mile (241-km) zone has served as a buffer since the 1953 cease-fire agreement between the United Nations and North Korea that put the Korean War on hold.

The Basics
Even with its past, the area is quite safe for travelers and is one of the most fascinating day trip options from Seoul. The DMZ can only be visited as part of an organized, guided tour, during which travelers get the chance to see the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as Panmunjom, where the North and South met for peace talks during the war. Visitors can also see both North Korean and South Korean soldiers each guarding their respective sides of the DMZ. Other common stops on the tour include Imjingak Park, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Freedom Bridge, and the Dora Observatory, where it's possible to look across the border into North Korea.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The DMZ is a must-see for history buffs.
  • Choose a full- or half-day tour, lasting between 6 and 10 hours.
  • The DMZ can only be visited on a guided tour; no independent visits are permitted.
  • Don't forget your passport, as you'll need it for security check.
  • Dress conservatively and avoid wearing any "commercial" military clothing.
 
How to Get to the DMZ
Travelers wanting to go to the DMZ must visit with a guide, and tours need to be booked at least a few days ahead of time for security reasons. Tours typically include pickup and drop-off from either your hotel in Seoul or a central meeting point, so there's no hassle with transportation to and from the various points of interest.

When to Get There
Tours to the DMZ can be canceled on short notice, so it's a good idea to book for your first full day in Seoul so you have time to reschedule as needed. For the best weather, plan to visit in spring or fall. Expect high humidity and more frequent rainfall during the summer months, and dress for chilly weather in winter—temperatures tend to hover in the 20s and 30s F.

Dress to Impress at the DMZ
The DMZ has a strictly enforced dress code, partly because North Korean soldiers have been known to take photos of poorly dressed tourists to use in propaganda "proving" that other nations are too poor to afford proper clothing. Leave the ripped jeans, sandals, and halter tops at the hotel.
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Day Trips

Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

Tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with a knowledgeable guide who shares the history and highlights of this important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Established in 1953 after the Korean War, the DMZ includes key sites such as the Freedom Bridge, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Imjingak Park, DMZ Museum and Dora Observatory. Visit the DMZ from Seoul on a morning or afternoon half-day tour, with optional upgrades to include lunch or a full-day tour that also visits Insadong Antique Street, a mecca of antique shops, boutiques and tea houses.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route

Travel with a private guide to one of the most important pieces of territory in Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has marked the division between North and South Korea since the Korean War. After pickup in Seoul, your guide shows you the highlights of the DMZ, including Imjingak Peace Park, a model North Korean village, and the invasion route that North Korean spy commandos used when they infiltrated the world’s most heavily fortified border in 1968. Visit the War Memorial of Korea back in Seoul, before drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

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DMZ tour - Small-group and No Shopping

Immerse yourself into the history of the Korean War and Learn about the extraordinary Korean Demilitarized Zone, which serves as a buffer zone between the two Koreas, slashing across the Korean Peninsula. This tour is Afternoon, small-group and no shopping tour. so unlike a group tour of 45 travelers, you can feel intimacy during this tour. and plus this tour does not include shopping stop. so you can fully enjoy a day during this tour. please kindly note that this tour starts around 10 ~11 a.m.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

Small Group : Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) Tour with Korean BBQ

Combine the history of South Korea with its cuisine on a day trip that visits the DMZ and reveals some of region’s best dishes. You’ll get the inside scoop on the DMZ—a demilitarized zone that marks the border between North and South Korea, and is only accessible with a guide—and experience a traditional Korean barbecue.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Korea DMZ Tour

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.
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  • 7 hours
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DMZ( demilitarized zone) includes the 3rd Infiltration tunnel and observatory

Discover Korea's most popular attraction on a full-day small group tour to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). Staring from your hotel, private transportation with complimentary wifi takes you from Seoul to the DMZ. In addition to a guided tour, your visit includes stops at the Third Tunnel and observatory. After an included Korean lunch, you can expand your tour to include a visit to Paju Premium Outlets, Costco, or One Mount Snow Park.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Cultural Tours

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Half-day Korea DMZ Tour

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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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DMZ Tour - Transfer from Seoul

Travel on this historic tour to visit popular sites such as The 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, Imjingak Park
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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DMZ Tour with War Memorial Hall

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. After the DMZ , we will stop by at Ginseng Center which is one of the Korean Cultural icon and will have lunch (Bibimbap or Bulgogi). Before finish the tour at City Hall, we visit to War Memorial Hall and learn and get better understanding about Korean War
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

Experience the best of the South Korean capital and explore with ease on this full-day tour of Seoul. Visit Jogye Temple, The Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong, Bugak Skyway, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Myeongdong. Your tour is limited to just 15 people for a personalized experience. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off is included. If you choose, upgrade to include a second day tour to the DMZ.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Shopping Tours

No Shopping DMZ Morning Half Day Tour

Experience the DMZ without the unnecessary shopping excursions on a morning tour from Seoul. Thanks to courtesy transportation starting from your hotel, there’s no need to rush to a meeting point first thing in the morning. Enjoy an in depth guided tour at the DMZ with visits to Management Center, Freedom Bridge, and third tunnel. End the tour at City Hall or Itaewon in Seoul, ready to continue your day of sightseeing.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

DMZ Tour from Seoul Including Dora Observatory

Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) during your stay in Seoul on this 6-hour tour. A border zone that separates North Korea and South Korea, the DMZ presents the chance to learn a bit about the history of conflict between the two countries. You can enter one of the tunnels and visit Dora Observatory, where you can look at North Korea through a telescope, depending on the weather.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Full Day Korean DMZ Tour including the War Memorial of Korea

Take a full-day tour from Seoul that includes a trip to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in the morning, and returns to Seoul in the afternoon. Highlights of the DMZ include Imjingak Park, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Exhibition Hall, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, and Unification Village. Return to Seoul for lunch, then visit the War Memorial of Korea before your tour ends in the late afternoon.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Seoul to Gyeonggi: Fully Customizable Private Tour

Design the perfect personalized outing in Seoul and Gyeonggi during this 10.5-hour, fully-customizable, private tour. Pick only the attractions you want to see as you choose among highlights like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Noryangjin Fish Market, the DMZ, and much more. Most visitors have time for three-to-five site visits and two meal stops during their outing.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes

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Exciting DMZ Afternoon Tour

Straddle the two Koreas on a 4.5-hour guided sightseeing tour from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone. Convenient hotel pickup spares you the stress of using the crowded subway to rush to a meeting point. After your comfortable journey, enjoy detailed commentary at the DMZ area, Dora Observatory, and Imjingak Park with ample opportunity to ask your guide questions. Afterwards, take time to explore on your own, before drop-off in central Seoul.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

DMZ Tour and Seoul City Tour Combo

If you’ve only got limited time in the capital of South Korea, opt for a tour that covers all of Seoul’s top attractions in just one day. As well as visiting the DMZ—the demilitarized zone that marks the border between South and North Korea—this hassle-free tour includes an admission ticket for a hop-on hop-off Seoul city tour by bus. You’ll enjoy unobstructed views from the top deck of the bus and have the freedom to customize your sightseeing itinerary.
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  • 12 to 24 hours
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  • 12 to 24 hours
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Full Day DMZ & The War Memorial of Korea Tour include Lunch

Experience the thrill of straddling the two Koreas on a private 8- to 9-hour tour to the DMZ. The full-day excursion from Seoul is perfect for military-buffs, amateur historians, and adventurous travelers alike. All-inclusive transportation and complimentary lunch, allow you to skip the headache of navigating a foreign country on your own. Get a deeper understanding of the Korean conflict at the War Memorial before return to your lodgings.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower Private Tour

Gain insight into the history and culture of the Korean Peninsula on this 8-hour Demilitarized Zone tour from Seoul. Explore the DMZ — the focus of tensions between North and South Korea — with a guide. Take in top sites of interest including Imjingak Pavilion, the third infiltration tunnel, and Unification Bridge, which was used for prisoner exchanges in 1953. Gaze over the North Korean propaganda village from the Dora Observatory, then enjoy lunch before your private tour concludes with a visit to N Seoul Tower.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

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Private DMZ Peace Tour : N.Korea 3rd Invasion Tunnel and Suspension Bridge

Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide on a 10-hour tour to the DMZ. Forget the headache large groups and discomfort of tour buses and relax in private round-trip transportation from your Seoul hotel. There’s no need to fuss over foreign language menus as lunch is provided at a local restaurant. In addition to the usual attractions, the comprehensive itinerary also includes visits to the third infiltration tunnel, Dora Observatory, and Dorasan Station.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Full-Day Tour of DMZ Including a Pistol Shooting Experience

Tour the DMZ, including a close-up visit to the Military Demarcation Line, followed by target practice in Seoul. Hotel pick up from centrally located Seoul hotels included. Valid passport required on day of travel.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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2 Days Seoul Tour: DMZ and Essential Seoul Tour (Small Group and No Shopping)

DMZ and Seoul City tour is 2 must-do tours when you visit Korea. With this tour, you can do both of the tours with one booking.On the 1st day, learn about the history of the must-see sites in Seoul with a professional guide. This Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour covers must-visit places you should not miss in Seoul.and on the 2nd day, Immerse yourself into the history of the Korean War and Learn about the extraordinary Korean Demilitarized Zone, which serves as a buffer zone between the two Koreas, slashing across the Korean Peninsula. This tour is small-group and no shopping tour. so unlike a group tour of 45 travelers, you can feel intimacy during this tour.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Half Day DMZ tour & drop off at Incheon airport (private group)

Maximize every moment of your Korea vacation with a private 6-hour tour from Seoul to the DMZ. Comfortable transportation takes you (and your luggage) from your city hotel to the border between the two Koreas. Visit the Dora Observatory, walk through the third tunnel, and more. Once the sightseeing is complete, relax in swift transfer to the Incheon Airport in time for your departing flight.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Private DMZ tour from Seoul

Experience the DMZ in style with your own personal guide and door-to-door round-trip private transfers to Imjingak Park. See the Freedom Bridge; look over North Korea from Dora Observatory; explore the Third Tunnel of Aggression, dug under the border by North Korean forces; visit Dorasan Station; and tour Unification Village. Ask your guide as many questions as you like along the way.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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