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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

Highlights
  • Guided tour is ideal for travelers interested in Korean history
  • Choose between two morning departure times to fit your schedule
  • Visit the Freedom Bridge, Imjingak, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and more
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
From US$39.60
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Morning TourMost Popular
6.5-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
From US$39.60
Morning Tour w/ Lunch
7-hour tour; Departs 7:30am; Concludes at City Hall
From US$47.70
Afternoon Tour
6-hour tour; Departs 11am; Concludes at City Hall
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Overview
This tour is ideal for travelers who want to learn about the history of North and South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone. Travel with a guide while visiting sites, making the most of your journey by learning about the important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Plus, you can opt for an afternoon spent visiting the shops and galleries of Insadong Antique Street.
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Imjingak, a park housing statues and monuments dedicated to the Korean War. Continue to the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.

Then, head to the DMZ Museum, where you check out artifacts and photographs. Next, look out at North Korea with provided binoculars from the Dora Observatory.

Afterward, visit Kijongdong, which is also known as Peace Village. It's a model North Korean village. Your next destination is Dorasan Station, which once connected North and South Korea by train. Your guide tells you about the station’s symbolic significance.

Finally, pass by Unification Village, a model farming community in South Korea.

If you choose the half-day tour, stop at a Seoul restaurant for lunch or return to your hotel after a short visit to a ginseng center.

If you choose the full-day tour, return to Seoul for lunch, then spend the afternoon exploring the boutiques, tea houses, and art galleries on Insadong Antique Street.
Reviews (114)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great must see and do activity!

We had a great time taking this half day tour and we highly recommend you see it. You also get to go over 1/2 mile down one of the tunnels that were used in an assault. Breathtaking views of North Korea. Experience of a lifetime.

Thank MyWorldDestinations
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very Interesting Tour

The tour was an interesting experience, especially the visit down to the third tunnel. Everything went smooth and the guide shared a lot of useful information and stories. The visit down to the third tunnel may be a lite tough since its a lot to...More

Thank Oxybelis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

The pick up from hotel was smooth and the several stops we made were amazing. The tour can end with a group lunch if you pay. I would say the only thing that you should really understand is the actual visit to the tunnel is...More

4  Thank 910kimberlyk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour

On time pick up from the hotel, ride to the DMZ was in a comfortable coach. Gemma was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We did the half day tour and were back in Seoul promptly before 3pm even with traffic. Excellent value...More

1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Loved the tour!

I wanted to share our commendation for our tour guide, Erica Kim. The tour was for DMZ on October 6. We really enjoyed the trip as she was very knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining and I'm sure that everyone else enjoyed it too. I've been to...More

5  Thank KurtPaoloS
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Explorer64595115477
16 November 2018|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It all depends which tour operator you are using and from where they are collecting people from. The bus can vary in size depending on how many people will be going on the same tour as you. Contact a tour operator and... More
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lindafritsch
6 November 2018|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are 2 types of tour: JSA/Panmunjeom and DMZ. You cannot visit JSA/Panmunjeom with children under 11yo since it will take you inside the DMZ but you can visit DMZ which will take you to Imjingak, 3rd infiltration... More
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Marthe H
26 October 2018|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I did the DMZ tour a year ago and we only saw Kijongdong from Dora Observatory. The weather was so great that we were able to see it. Regarding Unification Village, I think its part of the JSA tour. The best i can... More
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