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From Seoul: DMZ Afternoon Half-Day Tour

4.1 / 5

53 reviews

From Seoul: DMZ Afternoon Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Cosmojin Tour Consulting

From US$ 90 per person

Experience the past, present and future on this afternoon tour of the DMZ and surrounding areas, where world history hangs in the balance. Explore military tunnels, artifacts of the Korean War and learn from a professional guide.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Your hotel in Seoul
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the only divided nations in the world, South and North Korea
  • Explore the DMZ, an area only accessible as part of guided tours
  • Go down the 3rd tunnel, built by North Korea to invade the South
  • Take your last chance to visit the DMZ
Full description

The DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) is where you can see the reality of the most divided nation in the world. On this guided tour from Seoul, access the restricted DMZ zone with your guide and gain access to key sights inside the DMZ and at Imjingak Park.

See key areas of security tourism, including the Third Tunnel built for invasion by North Korea, Dora Observatory where you can see North Korea, and Dorasan Station, a wish for unification.

Recent news about the end-of-war declaration means that if you don’t take this opportunity to see the DMZ, you might miss out. You’ll also be able to learn all about Korean pop culture and make friends from around the world on this half-day tour.

Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned tour bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Sneakers are required for your safety
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Transportation
    2.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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A detailed time program would have been nice to have prior to visit

The guide was fine. Excellent English, useful information. Instead of encouraging us to get something to eat, we would have preferred to have a look around on the bridge and train. We did not have time enough on the different locations, but it felt like we were pushed around. Not interested in the fake station where we had too much time. Completely weird to stop in an amethyst centre.

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August 2, 2019

Efficient and comfortable DMZ tour

We were looking for a glimpse of the DMZ, not leaving really early in the morning and this tour was that. We didn’t get to go to the JSA as it was closed but went to the observatories, 3rd tunnel, unification village and freedom bridge. The bus was comfy, it left on time and the tour guide was really good. He gave us information about everything we could see out the window from the moment we left Myeongdong and treated us to a few songs too! We could ask as many questions as we liked and he answered them all well. The stops on the tour were brief but long enough to see a few historical landmarks and point of interest. We went to an amethyst shop at the end which was very quick and not as bad as the other obligatory shopping trips I’ve heard of. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. There are many toilet stops and opportunities to pick up food, drinks and souvenirs along the way.

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May 6, 2019

Fun tour. Not too informative but just ask the questions you want answered or do some research beforehand like I did. There is WiFi on the bus! It’s Fast paced but exactly what I was looking for during my long layover in Seoul. You can just skip the last part of the tour which is a Ginseng shop if you don’t like shopping like me. The Myeong-Dong subway stop is just around the corner so you can just walk. You don’t really need to wait for the rest of the tour to finish their shopping and drive around the corner with them to the subway drop off.

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January 6, 2019

Product ID: 143286