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From Seoul: DMZ Half or Full-Day Guided Day Trip

1. From Seoul: DMZ Half or Full-Day Guided Day Trip

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 the Gloucester Hill Memorial and Suspension Bridge (Gloucester Heroes Bridge) too.

From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Tickets and Optional Peace Gondola

2. From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Tickets and Optional Peace Gondola

Uncover the story of North and South Korea on a shared or private day trip to the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul. See highlights like the Peace Train, Bridge of Freedom, and Third Tunnel of Aggression. Add a gondola ride to your tour to see the DMZ from above. After meeting your guide at one of the meeting points at Seoul's downtown metro stations or following pickup (private options only), travel in comfort aboard a climate-controlled bus to Imjingak Park in Paju. Follow your guide to see DMZ and war-related monuments, including the famous Peace Train and the Bridge of Freedom which links the two Koreas. Continue to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel (Third Tunnel of Aggression), one of four known tunnels under the border between the Koreas.  Learn about how the tunnel was built for a surprise attack from the North to the South and was discovered by accident. Hear about the innovation of North Korea before making your way to the DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall to find out more about this tunnel and the stories of the two Koreas. Travel to the top of Mt. Dora for a visit to the Dora Observatory. Take in the scenic view across the Demilitarized Zone and see the North Korean propaganda village and Korea's ancient capital, Kaesong. Pass by the Unification Village (Tongil Chon), where civilians still live to this day. Select the Peace Gondola add-on for unparalleled views of North Korea and the U.S. Military Camp Greaves. Return to your meeting or pickup point at the end of your tour.

Seoul: Gyeongbok Palace Entry Ticket and Hanbok Rental

3. Seoul: Gyeongbok Palace Entry Ticket and Hanbok Rental

Discover the Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul. Dress up like a Joseon-era nobleman or noblewoman and step back in time. Feel like you are the star of a drama set in Korean ancient as you walk through the palace grounds of Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung.  Check-in to receive your hanbok clothing and ticket-free entry to the Gyeongbok Palace at which you can visit at your own pace. Get hair-styling, Korean hairband, and a handbag to use during your rental. Pick from the most traditional hanbok to special and royal ones. With a full spectrum of optional add-ons get the best outfit to suit you. Store your street clothes in a provided locker.  Walk through the palace grounds like royalty and take some amazing photos to remember your trip. Choose from a rental that is for 2-hours, 4-hours, or a for the full-day. Return the rental by the time the shop closes at 7:00PM.

Korean Folk Village, Suwon Hwaseong, Anseong Farmland Tour

4. Korean Folk Village, Suwon Hwaseong, Anseong Farmland Tour

Visiting the Anseong Farmland, offering a unique and immersive experience of rural life in Korea. Experience in various hands-on activities such as picking seasonal fruits and vegetables, making traditional Korean food and crafts, and interacting with farm animals. Anseong Farmland is the best choice for families and tourists seeking to experience Korea's agricultural culture and natural beauty. Then, you will be arriving to The Korean Folk Village, it is the best place to learn about Korean traditional culture~ Everything in the folk village retains a strong traditional Korean flavor. Visit to experience the unique charm of Korean traditional culture! The village features over 270 traditional houses, workshops, and performances, including folk music, dance, and acrobatics. And lunch time will be during the visit to the folk village. Enjoy the atmosphere and unique inside The Korean Village. The last stop will be the UNESCO World cultural heritage, Suwon Hwaseong. Suwon Hwaseong is a fortress that constructed in the late 18th century during the Joseon Dynasty. It is one of Korea's most iconic historical landmarks. Walk along the fortress walls and explore the various gates and pavilions, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding city. The site also hosts cultural events and performances throughout the year, attracting visitors from around the world.

From Seoul: Cheorwon DMZ Border, Korean War Tour with lunch

5. From Seoul: Cheorwon DMZ Border, Korean War Tour with lunch

Discover the story of the Korean DMZ on a guided day tour from Seoul. Visit key sites including Cheorwon North Korean Guard Post, 2nd Tunnel, and the DMZ Museum. No shopping stops, pure immersion in the Korean War history tour and uncover the modern significance of the Korean DMZ, one of the world's most unique geopolitical sites. Starting from Seoul, relax on a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the DMZ Cheorwon and enjoy delicious snacks at rest areas on the expressway - a delightful pit stop experience ! When arrived Cheorwon, feel the tangible tension at this site, one of the closest points to North Korea's Guard Post. From there, delve into the story of the Korean War as you explore the 2nd Tunnel, which shaped the Korea Peninsula today. The 3.5-km-long tunnel, built by North Korea and discovered by South Korea in 1975, served as a secret invasion route for a possible sudden attack on Seoul. Take a stroll into this damp, dimly lit tunnel to feel the tension between the two Koreas. A knowledgeable guide will share memorable stories about the harsh conditions endured by the North Korean workers who dug this tunnel, shedding light on their daily lives and steadfast determination. Then, continue to the Peace Observatory and the DMZ History Museum. Through extensive exhibits, learn about the Military Demarcation Line that separates South and North Korea, and the long-lasting impacts of the War. As the day unfolds, we'll visit the Woljeongri Station (guard post) and the ruins of the Korean Workers' Party Headquarters, symbolic places that provide a glimpse into North Korea. Refresh with a local lunch before heading back to Seoul to reflect and reset yourself with the memory that you can only make in S Korea. The tour ends by returning to Seoul Hoehyeon Station (Namdaemun Market). Customers who have used our tour will receive a 15% discount coupon for all products at Shinsegae Duty Free in Myeongdong.

From Seoul: Jeonju Hanok Village and Gyeonggi Shrine Tour

6. From Seoul: Jeonju Hanok Village and Gyeonggi Shrine Tour

Step away from Seoul's hustle and embark on a captivating journey to Jeonju Hanok Village, just a 3.5-hour scenic drive away. As we travel, let our guides whisk you through tales of this village's vibrant history and its timeless charm. Once there, you have a canvas of 4-5 hours to paint your own adventure. Stroll through a maze of over 800 enchanting Hanok houses, each whispering stories of yesteryears. Let your taste buds dance to the rhythm of Jeonju's legendary dishes, with Bibimbap taking center stage. Revel in the joy of donning a Hanbok, Korea's traditional attire, and feel the pulse of its rich culture. As the sun dips, let the Gyeonggijeon Shrine cradle you in its serene embrace, with royal portraits from the Joseon Dynasty casting a spell. Come, immerse yourself in a day where tradition meets wonder, and where every moment is a memory waiting to be made!

Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

7. Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

Discover the Seoul or Gangwon-do areas with a full or half-day private charter tour. Plan your tour that caters to your interests and travel at your own pace. Book an optional guide to accompany you throughout the day. Book a private charter with an optional guide and see the best of Seoul or Gangwon-do. Create a more focused and personal tour experience tailored to your interests. Whether you're looking to learn more about K-pop, history, culture, or food, this experience can be designed to meet your needs. Possible locations to visit in each area: Seoul City Plan to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Cheonggyecheon, N Seoul Tower, Gangnam, Lotte World, Bukchon Hanok Village, Yeouido, Hangang Park, Hongdae, Ewha Woman's University, Sinchon, and other locations in Seoul city. Seoul Suburbs Incheon City, Woongjin Playdoci, Everland, Seoul Park, one mount, Swiss Village, Korean Folk Village, Paju Outlets, Panmunjom, The Garden of Morning Calm, Little French Village, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Herb Garden, Heyri Art Village, and other locations around Seoul. Gangwon-do Alpaca World, Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho City, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Daegwallyeong sheep ranch, Pyeong Chang, Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Alpensia Resort, HIGH ONE Resort, Donghae City, and other places in Gangwon-do. ★ Additional special offer - The Painters Show: R seat ticket (Can be used on the same day or the other days) ★ Additional option - Airport pick up service (pickup duration included, service time in total 10hrs)

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace History Walking Tour

8. Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace History Walking Tour

Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, established in 1395 as the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty, on a guided tour with tickets included. Stroll around the majestic Seoul landmark and immerse yourself in Korean history with the live commentary of an expert. Meet your guide at Gyeongbokgung station and head to Gyeongbukgung Palace's main gate. Take some time to look around the palace and admire the architecture. Learn about the history and hear the hidden stories of the largest palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Take photos of the locations where kings and queens once stood, and discover the influence the dynasty had on Korean society during its five centuries in power. End your tour at the Gyeonghoiru pavilion, the event hall of the palace. Enjoy some time to explore at your own pace after the tour.

K-Pop : BTS Fan Tour with Gangneung Beach

9. K-Pop : BTS Fan Tour with Gangneung Beach

Visit the filming location of the popular Korean drama "Goblin" in Jumunjin. Nearby, There is the BTS bus stop where BTS’ "Spring Day" MV was filmed. A must-go point for A.R.M.Y. Jumunjin has become the number one beach in Korea that foreigners want to visit ! Come and take the best photo of the day one after another with the iconic background. Enjoy the Gangneung ARTE Museum which is the latest hotspot opened in 2021. Different media art exhibitions including the theme “Valley” and “Eternal Nature” are waiting to be explored as each has reflected its own ideas and concepts under vibrant visuals, sensual sounds, and elegant fragrance. Then you will also explore the Gangneung Jungang Market which is a bustling traditional market located in Gangneung. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering a vibrant and authentic shopping and dining experience. If you love K-variety shows, you must have heard Jungang Market before, come and try eating around, especially recommend fresh seafood. Will visit the Adeul Rocky Park, composed of various unique rocks, created by natural wind and waves. It is interesting and entertaining to discover look-alikes rocks, such as those resembling elephants or cows. The park is truly a gem of Gangneung, where the moss, rocks, and clear ocean create a picture perfect scenery.

From Seoul: Cheorwon DMZ, Observatory, 2nd Tunnel Day Tour

10. From Seoul: Cheorwon DMZ, Observatory, 2nd Tunnel Day Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and poignant history of Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) for the hidden-gem route of Cheorwon. Join us on this immersive tour as we depart from the bustling city of Seoul's Myeongdong, Hongdae or Dongdaemun, and venture into the serene beauty of Cheorwon, a region steeped in history and natural splendor. Shared or private tour available. Our adventure begins at the breathtaking Goseokjeong National Trust area, a hidden gem nestled within Cheorwon. Here, before going into DMZ, you'll be captivated by the area's enchanting scenery, where crystal-clear waters flow through a dramatic gorge, framed by verdant hills and rugged cliffs. Take a moment to soak in the tranquil atmosphere and marvel at the picturesque vistas surrounding you. As you explore, indulge in a delicious lunch in this idyllic setting, savoring the flavors of Korea (lunch at your own expense) while immersed in nature's embrace. As the afternoon unfolds, we'll journey into the heart of the Civilian Control Zone and arrive at the DMZ Durumi Peace Village. Here, you'll gain a profound understanding of the region's complex history as you explore the Cheorwon Peace Observatory, 2nd Tunnel, Woljeong-ri Station, and the Cheorwon Korean Workers' Party headquarters. Through expertly guided tours, you'll uncover the stories of the Korean War and the resilient spirit of the Korean people. Our exploration continues at the Memorial Tower of Baengmagoji Battlefield and Memorial Museum. Discover the harrowing tales of the Baengma Battlefield, one of the fiercest and bloodiest battlefields of the Korean War. Named for its striking resemblance to a white horse lying down, this hallowed ground serves as a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought for freedom. As the sun sets, we'll make our way back to Seoul, arriving at one of our designated drop-off points. Reflect on the day's experiences as you return to the city, enriched by the knowledge and memories you've gained.

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Amazing tour! Our guide Jenny was sooo friendly and heartwarming. Everything was perfectly organized and we were picked up from our hotel. The DMZ is an unique place and everyone has to visit it while staying in Korea! I‘m definitely recommending this tour!

Very passionate tour guide and a wealth of knowledge! Mixture of guided tour and independent time made this the best trip ever 10/10

Outstanding tour! Great value for money, and very helpful and knowledgeable guides. An unforgettable experience!

Soojin was a great tour person and very knowledgeable about the history of Korea.

We had the chance to know a lot about the korean war , thanks for this journey