• Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: Varies
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Travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to see the border that divides North and South Korea on this guided adventure from Seoul. Learn about the troubled history of the country, from the time of the Korean War to modern day. Visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the Third Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ Museum. Plus, look across the DMZ into North Korea from the Dora Observatory. Lunch (if option selected), all the necessary entrance fees and a hotel pickup are included.

Highlights

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour from Seoul
  • Explore the front lines of the North Korea-South Korea border with your expert guide
  • Discover the symbol of this zone, representing both division and unification
  • Observe North Korea through binoculars atop the Dora Observatory
  • Learn about the tumultuous history of the country as you visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall
  • Choose from several tour options

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 a hotel pickup in downtown Seoul, travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most protected border, dividing North and South Korea since the Korean War.

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.

Proceed to the Amethyst Factory or Ginseng Center before returning to Seoul City Hall.

For those on the morning or afternoon tour only, travel back to Seoul at this point. Those who selected the morning tour with lunch will stop at a local restaurant before returning to Seoul.

With the full-day tour option, enjoy lunch, then visit Insadong Antique Market, one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul, representing the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts.

The tour ends with a return trip to Seoul.

Customer Reviews

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was perfectly organized, everything was very precise and on time. We've got all official and non-official information about DMZ. Strongly recommended for everyone who is interesting in the earliest history.

Lothax

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We loved this tour, even with the obligatory overpriced shopping stops, which are easy to ignore. You get to see the infamous DMZ and see views from high above the border and into North Korea. One of their fake cities is even visible. Be sure to take the option and walk all the way down the access tunnel dug under the border. It is an enlightening experience.

Lynne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our DMZ tour was one of the highlights of our trip to South Korea. So moving and gives a great insight into the political situations past and present. The new railway station awaiting the day of reunification is heart wrenching and wouldn't it be wonderful to see it in use during our lifetime!! The tour was sometimes a little rushed but it needed to be to fit everything in. We were very disappointed though that the JSA was not able to be visited during the time we were in Seoul. Our guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered our questions. Passage into the 3rd infiltration tunnel was great for those of us old fogies who were able to manage it. Be aware that it has a very steep entry and a very steep exit. My 72 year old husband with mobility issues was able to complete it quite comfortably and says it was one of his best experiences. I can highly recommend this trip to all.

sylvia3u

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour guide was very funny and gave us lots of great information about Korean history as well as present-day culture.

LA LAM VI

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Really nice tour, highly recommend to whom want to explore the history of the Korean War or just want to see the famous DMZ in the world. Knowledgable and funny tour guide.

sunrock_co

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very interesting and a must see!!!

Carol T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour guide, i enjoy this tour with my family.

Stephanie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour is very informative and interesting! The lunch was tasty too!

Irving A H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is a must tour for everyone. You got a chance to see the border and North Korea from an observation location. We took a lot of pictures there. And then the most amazing experience is when we can enter the 3rd infiltration tunnel built by North Korea. I must warn you though that it is a very tiring experience and your body must be fit: walking 300 meter with 11 degree angle downward, 400 meter walking in a cold and tight tunnel, and another 300 meter climbing in 11 degree angle upward. Plus the fact that the tunnel is quite low that most of the time you need to bow down a bit, which give burden to your back. I was sweating in the cold November weather.
Our tour guide, Jay, was great and very informative.

Jason S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour guide was excellent and we were given more than enough time at each stop to appreciate what we were experiencing. Well worth it!

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