Day trip

Seoul: DMZ, Gyeongbokgung Palace & City Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Cosmojin Tour Consulting
Day trip

Seoul: DMZ, Gyeongbokgung Palace & City Tour

Activity provider: Cosmojin Tour Consulting

From US$ 110 per person

Experience Korea's most popular tourist spots on this 10-hour tour of DMZ & Gyeongbok Palace. The DMZ Area shows the reality of the most divided area in the world, while Gyeongbok Palace is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces.

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Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup optional
The pickup service is available at central hotel in Seoul. Please fill down the name of your hotel in Seoul. Please wait in the 1st floor of hotel 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group available


  • Explore the historical and cultural heritage of Korea at the Demilitarized Zone and Gyeongbok
  • Visit an exhibition center to learn about the past, present and future of Korea’s culture and politics
  • See a tunnel dug by North Korea at the DMZ
  • Relax in a coach as you visit all the DMZ's main sights
Full description
Since 1950, Korea has been divided into the North and South. North Korea has become more closed off, while South Korea continues to develop as a democracy and leading economy, sharing its culture with the rest of the world. The DMZ area is the only place that you can see the reality of the most divided nation in the world. This tour includes a military tourist guide, shuttle vehicle, and entrance fees to a venue that helps to explain the history of war. Your tour guides are professional security specialists, allowing you to learn about North and South Korean relations. Visit the Third Tunnel Experience, which was designed to invade South Korea by tanks, the observatory where you can view North Korean residents, the War History Pavilion, and Imjingak. Experience every aspect of the DMZ area.    You will also visit Gyeongbok Palace, where the king, his family and 2000 others previously lived as they ruled the nation. Be fascinated as you hear how the palace was run more like a modern day business - with employees and advisers - rather than as the royal-only complex that you might expect. 
  • Hotel pick-up (optional)
  • Professional English Guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Entry to the attractions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel drop-off service
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • No sandals or slippers. Please wear sneakers
  • Every tourist must travel on the authorized bus and follow the time photo regulation
  • If there’s an unannounced military training or official event in the DMZ, the tour will be replaced with a tour of Tomorrow's Whistle-Bunker Beat 131-Odusan Unification Tower-The War memorial of Korea
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Gyeongbok Palace will be replaced by another tourist attraction (Deoksu Palace) when it is closed on Tuesdays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Tracy & Rebecca were great! Went out of their way to work with me to get to the starting hotel, as well as ensure I made my flight out after the tour, which I appreciate greatly. They both took great pictures, and were genuinely a pleasure to meet and chat with. The only downside is someone kept calling and interpreting the tour to push participants to write a review..during the trip..which isn't even possible on most booking sites, this one included. If you can handle a little review and sales pressure, the guides are fantastic and well worth it. The company just needs to let them stick to being guides - they're the best. I'll be in touch next time I'm in the area; thanks again!

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January 26, 2023

Great experience and our guide, Sam, is really good! Kanshamida!

November 17, 2022

Very Interesting and insightful DMZ but tight schedule.

May 5, 2019

Product ID: 143295