Day trip

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour

From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Seoul N Tour

From US$ 69 per person

The Demilitarized Zone is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two. Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about their history and future.

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Duration 6 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Meet from a list of subway stations until further notice. Please provide the name and full address of your accommodation in Seoul. Then you will be notified where and when to meet among the below 6 places. (No service from the airport or cruise port): Exit 5 of Samseong Station (subway line No. 2). Exit 12 of Gangnam station (subway line No. 2 & Sinbundang). Exit 1 of Itaewon station (subway line No. 6). Exit 9 of Myeongdong station (subway line No. 4). Exit 6 of City Hall station (subway line No. 1 & 2). Exit 3 of Hongik Univ. station (subway line No.2 & Arex). The exact pickup time and location will be sent to your e-mail after booking so please check your e-mail. If the e-mail is not received, please check your spam folder or contact the activity provider.

Experience

Itinerary
4 - 7 hours
  • Seoul

  • 1 hour
  • Imjingak (free time)

  • Freedom Bridge (walk)

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (visit)

  • 1 hour
  • Seoul

  • War Memorial of Korea (visit)

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Visit the Freedom Bridge, Third Tunnel of Aggression, Dora Observatory, and more
  • Visit Imjingak Park to see the Bell of Peace, Mangbaedan, Monument for Soldiers
  • Enter the DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
  • Get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village from the Dora Observatory
  • Visit the War Memorial of Korea with the full-day option
Full description

Join a day trip from Seoul for a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone on the border of North Korea and South Korea. See the world's most heavily fortified border and gain insight into the Korean War. Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory.

Begin the tour with a pickup in Central Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see the Freedom Bridge and the old steam locomotive, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War.

Pay your respects at a memorial for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. Enter the real DMZ to discover the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and DMZ Exhibition Hall to learn about South and North Korea's conflict.

Visit the Dora observatory to see North Korea through telescopes and to get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village.

At the end of the trip, relax as you travel back to Seoul, passing by Unification Village, and get dropped off at City Hall. 

If you choose the full-day tour, you can enjoy an included lunch and a visit to the War Memorial of Korea.

Includes
  • Pickup from 6 designated places
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch, if full-day option is selected
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (for the half-day tour)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Military-style clothing

Know before you go

  • Currently, Dorasan station is closed temporally by the military
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Babies can join for free, however, infant seats are not provided
  • This tour is not available for participants with a wheelchair or walker
  • It is not recommended that pregnant women or people with serious medical conditions join this tour
  • Participants must follow the tour guide's instructions at all times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 419 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Usually I hate big tour buses, as they're often rushed, annoying and uninteresting. However, this was definitely not the case. Although still a tour bus, this is an incredible tour for the price. It is informative, the guide is absolutely amazing, and although it was rushed, it wasn't because of the tour itself but because of the DMZ rules and regulations. Every single place we visited was really interesting and it's definitely worth coming to if you're in Seoul (even if you're not for a long time in Corea, I believe this is the most interesting place in the country). Really amazed by the quality of the tour :)

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October 2, 2022

Hello. I made this visit Saturday August 06, 2022 with the day option. Everything was perfect. The guide was very pleasant and available. In the morning, transport was organized by bus. Afternoon transportation was by private vehicle. We had a very good lunch, in a very popular restaurant, we had to queue for 15 minutes. The afternoon visit was very good too, guided tour then free visit. I recommend.

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August 7, 2022

The tour in selfless really good. Gods were knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The information was fascinating. Pick up was Punch but the drop off also have a totally different location with no instructions about how to get from the drop off area back to the pick up area. It took me 1 1/2 hours to get there as the drop off location was nowhere near my hotel nor near the pick up area. Be warned,

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August 7, 2022

Product ID: 142011