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6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Hotel pickup in downtown Seoul only
  • Hotel pickup available outside downtown for an additional charge
  • Drop-off at City Hall or Myeongdong
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
  • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory


  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • No Shopping Center

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hotel in central Seoul

Departure Time


Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Drop off at City Hall or Myeongdong.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Since the DMZ and JSA are operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice.
  • A pick-up service is available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your accommodation isn't in Seoul (for example, Incheon), you can choose whether to make your own way to Seoul or to pay the extra charge based on the distance traveled, on the day of your tour.
  • Hotel pickup is only available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your hotel/guesthouse is behind alleys, our English guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
  • All schedules are subject to change due to road conditions(roadworks, traffics etc.), weather conditions (storms, hurricanes, dense fog, heavy snow, etc.) and the government order, strike, and any other unforeseen reasons for the military reason such as military training, visiting higher level of military personnel etc. In this case, we reserve the right to cancel and/or alter any/all part of the itinerary which may result from circumstances beyond our control. We will do our utmost to improve that situation. However, we can NOT grant refunds. * Alternative itinerary Imjingak park > Art Space BEAT 131 > Odusan Unification Observatory > The war memorial of Korea > Dismissal at City Hall or Myeongdong.
  • This tour does not stop at any shopping centers
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2019

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.

, Dec 2018

Was a great experience for the whole family. Although we had a feeling of rushing at each stop. Maybe some more time to take in the sites and history of each location would be better suited.

, Oct 2018

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.

, Oct 2018

Ms yora, our tour guide, was very accommodating. We enjoyed the tour very much. I wish they had given the name tag with dmz printed chord as souvenir to us.

, Oct 2018

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

, Sep 2018

Very good tour.

, Aug 2018

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.

, Jul 2018

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 .

, Jul 2018

I think it was a worthwhile trip, with a very courteous travel guide. The historical and cultural perspective were valuable.

, Jul 2018

Great day, loved the tour. Guide Lisa was fantastic.

Product code: 14882P17

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