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Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

1. Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Journey to one of the most meaningful tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Gain an understanding of Korean history and culture. First, visit Imjingak Park. See the Bridge of Freedom, used by prisoners of war who were repatriated from the North. Next, head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, an incomplete passage built by North Korea that runs under the Demilitarized Zone. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel passes through bedrock 240 feet (73 m) below ground. You can go inside the tunnel on foot. Once you're back on the surface, your guide will take you up the slopes of Mount Dora for a look across the country from the Dorasan Observatory. In good weather, you can see all the way to North Korea without using the observatory's telescope. Look out at the 2.4-mile (4-km) stretch of the DMZ that has divided Korea since 1953 before you return to Seoul. Half-Day Tour 5:30-6:40 AM hotel pick up & Meeting point → Imjingak Park → Freedom Bridge → DMZ Theater/Exhibition Hall → 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dorasan Observatory → Unification Village → Imjingak Park (pass by) → Drop-off around 2:00 PM Half-Day Tour and Shooting Experience 5:30-6:30 AM hotel pick up → Imjingak Park → Freedom Bridge → DMZ Theater/Exhibition Hall → 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dorasan Observatory → Unification Village → Imjingak Park (pass by) → Around 2:00 PM indoor shooting range in Myeongdong → Drop-off Full-Day Tour - DMZ and City Tour 5:30-6:30 AM hotel pick up → Imjingak Park → Freedom Bridge → DMZ Theater/Exhibition Hall → 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dorasan Observatory → Unification Village → Imjingak Park (pass by) → Around 2:00 PM lunch (Bibimbap) → Gyeongbokgung → Insadong Street→ Drop-off around 5:00 PM

From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

2. From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

Choose options of pickup, private tour, or meet your guide before traveling together to the DMZ. See Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a historical steam locomotive. Travel to a tunnel dug by North Korea, see observatories and visit the unification villages in the DMZ. Drop by 3 stops at Imjingak - Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a steam locomotive that was destroyed during the Korean war. Board a bus with your guide (or group) and continue on to the DMZ. Visit four different places within the DMZ. First, arrive at The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel by walking (or monorail if private option is selected) and see a tunnel dug by North Koreans to invade South Korea. Next, explore Dorasan Observatory, the northernmost observatory of North Korean territory. Then arrive at Dorasan Station, which is the northernmost station in South Korea, connected to Pyeongyang Station. You’ll also have a chance to visit some Unification Villages during your tour of the DMZ. Finally, visit the suspension bridge at Gamaksan, where the allied forces fought a fierce battle in the Korean War. Take a 15 to 20-minute hike and marvel at the stunning natural beauty at the top of the bridge. For a private tour, you can select to visit the Majang Suspension Bridge at beautiful Majang lake which was the scene of a battle in the Korean War. It has now been turned into a scenic destination with the longest suspension bridge in South Korea, where you can walk the 256-meter bridge.

Seoul: Namdaemun Market Street Food Tour

3. Seoul: Namdaemun Market Street Food Tour

Namdaemun is the largest of Seoul’s traditional markets ! Namdaemun Market has become a particularly popular destination among foodies drawn to the sights, smells and flavours of its sprawling food streets. Among them, three are not to be missed: Foodie Alley, a stretch of vendors offering classic Korean staples and street-food favourites; Kalguksu Alley, a street comprised of restaurants specialising in hand-cut noodles and Galchi Jorim, a road dedicated to braised hairtail fish stew, a dish invented at the market. Korean food export tell you about street food also you can learn about Korean culture as well This tour no mandatory shopping shopping and Tipping Meet guide at exit5 Haehyeon St. street food tasting (Tteokbokki, Fish Cake Bar, Hotteok) Food Alley story

Seoul Your Way: Private Custom Experience with a Local Guide

4. Seoul Your Way: Private Custom Experience with a Local Guide

Book this personalized tour and the local operator will contact you with some questions about your interests. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local and a bespoke itinerary will be created just for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at a convenient place. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide thinks you'd enjoy something different, the itinerary can be changed. Enjoy discovering amazing spots that you haven’t heard about and are difficult to find, because they aren't well known to visitors. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local host show you a Seoul you will love.

Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

5. Private Customized Seoul Tour with Your Korean Buddy

Take this private 4-hour walking tour to explore Seoul at your own pace with a customized itinerary. Select where you want to go and plan your route with your guide. Scope out the best places to visit during your stay, learn how to get into top restaurants and learn how to navigate the transport system. For history lovers, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Samcheongdong, and Insadong. If you are more interested in the modern aspects of the city, go to Gangnam district, COEX, and relax by the Han River. For shoppers, visiting Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market is highly recommended.

South Korea: Korea Unlimited Data Portable Wi-Fi

6. South Korea: Korea Unlimited Data Portable Wi-Fi

With this 4G LTE unlimited data portable Wi-Fi device, enjoy a high-speed, stable network in Korea. You will also benefit from convenient pick-up points at airports. Maximum 20mpbs upload / download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Devices are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider. Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiraling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean portable Wi-Fi device.

From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

7. From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

Explore a piece of Korean history in a unique light on this night tour of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Discover one of the most well-known and loved UNESCO sites in Korea. Depart from Seoul and head to Suwon, the only completely walled city in South Korea. We will visit Hwaseong Haenggung palace in summer season. 'Haenggung' stands for a temporary place where royal families stayed. Suwon Haenggung palace is the biggest of those. Enjoy the night views of this palace and take some great pictures.  Marvel at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Designed by the most inspiring ancient architect named Jeong Yak-Yong, the fortress is a fusion of science and industry and incorporates Chinese ingenuity into its plans. The whole fortress is beautifully lit up at night.  Learn about the Joseon dynasty's history including the fact that Suwon could've been the new capital of ancient Korea and that the king built the fortress to be closer with his dead father.

Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market Guided Tour and Food Tasting

8. Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market Guided Tour and Food Tasting

Step into one of Korea's largest seafood markets for an insightful cultural and gastronomical experience. Join your local guide on a tour through Noryangjin Market's bustling stalls, learn about Seoul's seafood industry, and taste delicious fresh products. Eat seafood like a local by trying products directly from the stalls of an authentic fish market. Learn about Noryangjin Market's history since it first opened in 1927, largely impacting Seoul's industry with 250 to 300 tons of seafood products traded every day. Acquire a deeper understanding of Korean culture by experiencing its deeply-ingrained connection with seafood. Try a variety of products the way that Koreans like to eat them for a fully immersive journey.

Seoul: Insadong Walking Tour

9. Seoul: Insadong Walking Tour

Dive deep into the bustling Insadong Street in Seoul with a guided walking tour. Experience its culture and lifestyle through visits to charming stores, and food stands. Learn the history behind the famous street and taste delicious Korean food. Meet your local guide for an insightful stroll along Seoul's most vibrant street. As you explore, enjoy the chance to try out unique food creations. Allow your guide to introduce you to the area's biggest restaurants and taste traditional dishes, as well as 3 desserts.

Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

10. Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

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based on 5 reviews

I’m so so glad that I joined this tour while staying in Seoul for 설날!! Our guide, Jung, was absolutely lovely, really funny, and very enthusiastic. She was very knowledgeable and explained things very well. We were lucky to be able to travel through to the civilian control zone at the earliest possible time, and the weather was absolutely beautiful on the observatory, we didn’t even need the binoculars! The third tunnel was really interesting too, although it’s really a workout hahaha I was nervous because I was travelling alone, but I still had a lot of fun because Jung was so engaging. I also found the gift shops very reasonably priced and with lots of different options. They also sell North Korean bills at Imjingak Park, which I thought was really cool. Seriously, if you’re thinking about visiting the DMZ, I highly recommend this provider. Thank you Jung and team! <3

I had a really great time! we had traditional food and snacks, as well as tea. I learned alot about the history and was able to explore art and shops that I would not have done. I would recommend this tour!

We had an excellent experience at the cooking class, learning not only about Korean cuisine, which is great, but also culture and much more, I highly recommend taking the course

Guide was so nice and kind ! Explications was really helpful and she was fun !!!

Very good guide! Very informative and funny at the same time.