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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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  • Explore the DMZ in safety on a guided tour
  • Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory
  • Choice of early- or late-morning tours
Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
From US$45.50
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DMZ Morning TourMost Popular
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 7:10 ~ 8:10am at your hotel .
DMZ Afternoon tour
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 10:10 ~ 11:10am at your hotel .
DMZ Morning Tour w/o shopping
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 7:10 ~ 8:10am at your hotel . You will enjoy genuine DMZ tour without stop by any shopping centers.
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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.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in Seoul, your tour starts with the drive to Imjingak Park to see the Freedom Bridge, a symbol of the tragedies of the Korean War. 

Then head toward the Korean Demilitarized Zone to visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, which the North Korean Army used to infiltrate South Korea. With a provided helmet, you can walk down to the tunnel, and then you'll have time to browse the DMZ Exhibition Hall to see displays of old weapons, a short film about Korea's history, and other information about the Korean War.

Next, visit Dora Observatory for a view of North Korea, which you can see using the onsite telescopes aimed at the propaganda village, and then continue to Dorasan Station, the last station before the border with North Korea, where you can get a souvenir stamp that mimics an immigration stamp.

Make your way back to Seoul at this point, passing by Unification Village and stopping at the Korean Ginseng Center before drop-off at Seoul City Hall, where your tour ends.
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1 - 5 of 25 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great tour - great guide

I'll start by saying how wonderful our tour guide was - Ms. Sadie. Her English was great and her stories were even better. She spoke the entire ride there, giving us some history and telling us things that either weren't written on the signs or...More

Thank Amy I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome Tour and Great Tour Guide Kim

My hubby and I took this day tour yesterday and it was wonderful. We were picked up at our hotel and transported to a larger bus. The tour guide, Kim, was VERY informative. The tour was an experience we will NEVER forget. We weren’t able...More

Thank Cyntrenna
Reviewed 6 days ago
Not very interesting.

Just u see tunnel and look over NKorea. it is weird to have the DMZ as tourist destination. it doesn't worth seeing.

Thank fareedt99
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile
Difference between shopping and no shopping is 20 minutes and $10

A shuttle picked me up from my hotel at 7:30am, we made a couple other pickup stops before our shuttle driver took us to the big bus where we waited a while longer before setting out just after 8:30am. The tour itself was great. It...More

2  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 24 June 2018
educational and well organised tour

had initially wanted to go on a JSA + DMZ tour - but the period that we were in Seoul, the JSA tour was not available. So we settled for a half day WITHOUT Shopping option. Felt that it was an efficient and well organised...More

Thank longweiz
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Jovita K
18 June 2018|
Response from Amanda R | Reviewed this property |
I did the morning “no shopping” tour and we got back to city hall around 1:30pm. I would guess the shoppers got back around 2 (they weren’t too far behind us)
18 June 2018|
Response from Murray W | Reviewed this property |
The tours will pick up at your hotel, but drop you off at a central metro station, a short 20 minute walk to Myoendong.