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$ 57 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
Pickup included
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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

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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

4.6 /5

based on 502 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide, Crystal was informative and friendly to keep our group on time and see what we want to see. I recommend skipping the full-day tour and opt for the half-day tour. The lunch provided was delicious and the War Memorial tour was neat, but I recommend you save your money and see the War Memorial at your own time so you don't feel rushed to see what you want to view.

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January 27, 2023

Good guide who gave an introduction to Korean history and was very committed to giving us a good experience. The only minus was that the trip was in a very old bus where it fogged so much that you couldn't see out. Pretty silly when the bus is full of tourists coming to see Korea. Therefore not 5 stars as the trip was quite expensive so you should be able to expect a decent bus.

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January 18, 2023

Mr. Young was a special guide for this dmz tour! Even though the cold, the wake up at 6 am, I really enjoyed the tour. He’s prepared about history and very pleasant to talk to! Everything was pretty fast, not that much people as we left seoul very early! The tunnel is a must see! See you next time!

December 25, 2022

Product ID: 142011