DMZ Past And Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour From Seoul

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30am: half-day morning tours and full-day tour11am: afternoon tour , Exact pickup time varies depending on your hotel location; please contact the tour operator after booking to confirm your pickup .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea, , Traveler pickup is offered, If you cannot find your hotel information, please let us know. , The tour operator will arrange the meeting place .. read more
  • Return Details :
    City Hall Station, Jeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On this tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone from Seoul, feel the reality of Koreas turbulent history as you explore the line that divides North Korea and South Korea. Travel by comfortable coach and learn fascinating history from your expert guide about the role this zone played in the Cold War and the Korean War, and how it now stands as a symbol of both division and unification. Sites youll visit include Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall.


All entrance fees included

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Comprehensive tour of the city

Fully narrated tour

Great overview and orientation of the city

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Step back in time on a history tour

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your Seoul hotel at your selected departure time, you will be taken by comfortable coach to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land splitting North and South Korea, becoming one of the tensest fronts during the Cold War and the Korean War.

Stop first in Imjingak, a park located in the banks of Imjin River where youll see artillery and war artifacts that were used during the Korean conflict. Proceed to Freedom Bridge, crossed by nearly 13,000 Korean POWs on their return back to freedom. As you explore by foot, learn from your guide about the powerful significance of this bridge.

Re-board the coach and head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located beneath the border of North Korea and South Korea. Here, learn about the role of these tunnels, which are believed to have been planned as a military invasion route by North Korea. See where the South Koreans have blocked the actual Military Demarcation Line with concrete barricades.

Continue to the DMZ exhibition hall to browse photographs and war artifacts. This hall now stands as a symbol of peace an attempt to mend the damages wrought by Korea's history.

Youll then be taken to the Dora Observatory, where you can use binoculars to scope out North Korea. Listen to your guide explain the lifestyle across the river as you observe the village of Kijongdong.

Next, head to Dorasan Station, a historic and symbolic spot that marks both the division and a gateway of exchanges between the north and the south. Proceed to the Unification Village to observe the daily life of this small farming community, which specialized in creating soybean milk, traditional soy sauce and corn goods. Then you'll stop by the Amethyst Factory or Ginseng Center before being dropped off at the Seoul City hall.

If you choose the morning tour or afternoon tour only, youll end back in Seoul at City Hall. If you choose the morning tour with lunch, youll stop first at a local restaurant for lunch.

If you choose the full-day tour, youll enjoy lunch and then head to Insadong Antique Market, which was once the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea. Browse the various shops, peruse crafts and bargain for that perfect souvenir with the help of your guide. Your tour will end here.


Entrance fees

Expert guide

Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

Hotel pickup

Lunch (if option selected)


Gratuities (optional)

Hotel drop-off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required the day of travel.

You do not need to send a copy of your passport

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

A moderate amount of walking through a steep and narrow tunnel involved - Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended

Participants must be physically fit to walk about 1300 feet (400 meters) at an 11 degree gradient

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