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.
Private DMZ tour along a spy commando infiltration route
See where 22 North Korean spies crept across the fortified border of the DMZ in 1968
Stop at an artillery base and witness North Korean village life at a civilian observation post
Experience Imjingak Peace Park and the War Memorial of Korea at Yongsan-dong
Hear from an informative private guide about historic Korean War sites
Enjoy a lunch of barbecued duck, a North Korean specialty
Includes round-trip hotel transport from Seoul by private vehicle
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
Out of all the DMZ tours, this private tour provides the most detailed detailed insight into North Korea.
For a different kind of sightseeing tour in Korea, grab your passport and travel by private vehicle to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a small but important strip of land that has divided line North and South Korea since 1953.
As you drive to your first stop in the DMZ, your guide shares facts that illuminate the history of the Korean conflict. Upon your arrival at Imjingak Peace Park, see war artifacts and an artillery base with an authentic M109 Howitzer. Then go inside the DMZ to visit an army base where 22 North Korean spy commandos infiltrated the border in 1968. Hear about North Korea's three-day battle with the South Korean army and US army and take the short climb to the military observation post.
For lunch, dine on North Korean–style barbecued duck (vegetarian meals arranged upon request), then walk to a nearby civilian observation point. Peek through a telephoto lens to observe a model North Korean village, learning from your guide about life on the other side of the border.
Head back to Seoul, stopping to search for traces of bullet marks that are etched in the surrounding rocks and trees — evidence of the fighting between the United States Forces Korea and North Korean spy commandos.
Finally, visit a key location for anyone interested in Korean military history: the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul at Yongsan-dong. The impressive building was once at the headquarters for Korea's Infantry, and has been transformed into a military museum with exhibits of military tanks, artillery and fighter planes.
At the end of your full-day tour, your guide returns you to your hotel.
Please note: This tour operates under strict guidelines. Please visit the Important Information tab to read about passport requirements, dress code, and other pertinent details.