Picked up from Hotel at 7:15am and spent next hour and half driving round Seoul picking up passengers. There were 2 tours on our bus (an english tour and Japanese tour) which made life interesting as each guide had to wait for the other to finish before the other started. As has been stated in other reviews everything seemed to be rushed. 20mins here 30mins there. Overall impression is one of a tourist honeypot. We wanted to do the full day tour but this has been cancelled until further notice due to the US/North Korea negotiations - you can just see this area in the distance through a telescope from the Dora Observatory. If you want to tick a box that you've seen North Korea through a telescope then go for it otherwise there are lots more interesting things to do. Go to the War Museum in Seoul (free entry) - it is massive and will tell you everything about the war in a lot more detail.
1 This particular tour had no preparations for rainy weather. We were hurriedly whisked into the bus, left to fend for ourselves to buy raincoats and umbrellas, then went on an peek-and-run to the observatory and the DMZ exhibit hall. The tunnel had so much history, but no narratives from the guide. She was only concerned about the exact time we had to be back in the bus.
2 I could hear other tour guides explaining the relevance of these sites rains notwithstanding, but our group had no time to absorb the great history of the Korean people. Time was spent whisking us from one place to another, as if there was no tomorrow in sight.
The tour gave us too little time for each stop. 20 mins for the first 3 stops would only get u a trip to the restroom, a trip to the souvenir shop and will leave you with 5 minutes to check the tourist spots. Only the 4th stop under the tunnel which was an hour was enough. Feels like a running tour
This tour was fantastic - very informative and engaging. We did not spend too long at each location and the tour guide was able to provide us with some interesting facts at each location.
What's also great is that we were picked up by the coach and dropped off at a convenient location at the end of the tour. This was a well-organised tour.
Would highly recommend this if you only want a half day tour at the DMZ.
This was one of un forgotrable historical trip, specially month a head before the historical summit between the two leaders of south and north korea.
Abt the trip they were well organized puncual everything as they mentioned in webside.
The tour guide she was explianing very detialed abt the sights been visited and very good english speaker, and she was socail and funny and made us enjoying the trip,
Its a trip to recommend for u with specially with her .