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Morning Tour of the DMZ and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel from Seoul (from Tuesday to Sunday)

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Join this half-day tour of the DMZ, a place of hope and tension for North and South Korea. See Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel beneath the border.

Description

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was created during the Korean War Armistice Agreement, which ended the Korean War. This 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) with a 2-kilometer wide demilitarized zone on each side separates North and South Korea.

Over half a century has passed since the end of this bloody conflict, yet visitors can still feel the tense atmosphere when visiting the DMZ. With visits to Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory, the Third Tunnel of Aggression and more, visitors will be able to view the many sides of this international power struggle.

Includes

  • Hotel Pick-up service

  • Admission

  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide
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Morning DMZ Tour
219939

Duration: 6 - 7 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hotel Pick-up service / Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 07:55-07:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Seoul or Check-in at Koreana Hotel

  • Imjingak Park

    Every year a joint memorial service is held here to comfort the 10 million South Koreans separated from their families in North Korea.

  • Freedom Bridge

    The only bridge crossing the Imjin River, connecting North and South Korea. War captives crossed the bridge from North Korea to South at the end of the Korean War, giving the bridge its name.

  • ID Check Point

  • Pass By Unification Village

  • The Third Tunnel of Aggression

    The tunnel, discovered in 1978, is located under the border between North and South Korea. It is approximately 1.6km long and is located about 73m below ground and was intended for use by the north to spy on the south.

  • Dora Observatory

    From the observatory you can catch the rare opportunity to look into North Korea.

  • Dorasan Station

    The northernmost station in South Korea, it once connected North and South Korea.

  • 14:00

    Drop-off at Seoul City Hall or Koreana Hotel

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Morning DMZ Tour with Lunch
219930

Duration: 7:30 - 8:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hotel Pick-up service / Lunch / Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 07:55-07:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Seoul or Check-in at Koreana Hotel

  • Imjingak Park

    Every year a joint memorial service is held here to comfort the 10 million South Koreans separated from their families in North Korea.

  • Freedom Bridge

    The only bridge crossing the Imjin River, connecting North and South Korea. War captives crossed the bridge from North Korea to South at the end of the Korean War, giving the bridge its name.

  • ID Check Point

  • Pass By Unification Village

  • The Third Tunnel of Aggression

    The tunnel, discovered in 1978, is located under the border between North and South Korea. It is approximately 1.6km long and is located about 73m below ground and was intended for use by the north to spy on the south.

  • Dora Observatory

    From the observatory you can get a rare view into North Korea.

  • Dorasan Station

    The northernmost station in South Korea, it once connected North and South Korea.

  • 14:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30

    Drop-off at Seoul City Hall or Koreana Hotel

This tour includes pick-up service, that may be helpful for prople who aren't familiar with transportations in Seoul. And the tour guide has lots of knowledge about Korean history, especially the terms around Korean war happened in 1950. She's friendly, and brought us good atmosphere with some jokes. No complaints, I can totally recommend you this tour!

wata

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  • (For Check-In) Koreana Hotel (Koreana Hotel, Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 07:55:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Koreana Hotel (Koreana Hotel, Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 14:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Seoul Special City Hall (Seoul Special City Hall) Time: 14:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Koreana Hotel (Koreana Hotel, Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 07:55:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Koreana Hotel (Koreana Hotel, Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 14:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Seoul Special City Hall (Seoul Special City Hall) Time: 14:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Drinking alcoholic beverages before the tour is prohibited. Because this is a militarized area you must cooperate with and follow the directions given by the tour guides.

  • Camera lenses over 90mm (3.5 inches) in diameter are prohibited.

  • You may not be able to go down into the 3rd tunnel if you suffer from any of the following conditions: asthma, heart disease, diabetes, claustrophobia, hypertension, or hypotension.

Morning DMZ Tour with Lunch
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Comfortable Shoes

  • Passport

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • In case of traffic jams, your pick-up and drop-off service can be delayed.

  • The DMZ is under control of the military. The tour schedule may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

  • Range of Responsibility: The local tour operator does not accept responsibility for accidents or losses caused by guests' carelessness or misbehavior.

  • Travel insurance only applies to vehicle traffic accidents. Everything will be dealt with according to the insurance company's policy terms.

  • Korean citizens residing in Korea will not be able to participate in this tour due to local laws.

  • All schedules are subject to change due to road conditions (roadworks, traffics etc.), weather conditions (storms, hurricanes, dense fog, heavy snow, etc.) and the government order, strike, and any other unforeseen reasons for the military such as military training, visiting high level military personnel etc. Due to these reasons any/all part of the tour and itinerary may be canceled and/or altered. No refunds will be given in such cases.

  • In some cases, an alternative itinerary will be offered which will visit the following locations: - Imjingak park - Art Space BEAT 131 - Odusan Unification Observatory - The War Memorial of Korea

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 2.

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Reviews

This tour includes pick-up service, that may be helpful for prople who aren't familiar with transportations in Seoul. And the... tour guide has lots of knowledge about Korean history, especially the terms around Korean war happened in 1950. She's friendly, and brought us good atmosphere with some jokes. No complaints, I can totally recommend you this tour! more

wata

This tour includes pick-up service, that may be helpful for prople who aren't familiar with transportations in Seoul. And the... tour guide has lots of knowledge about Korean history, especially the terms around Korean war happened in 1950. She's friendly, and brought us good atmosphere with some jokes. No complaints, I can totally recommend you this tour! more

wata

Several years ago, we intended to participate the JSA tour to Panmunjom, it was canceled due to the state visit of the President o...f the United States.
My wife looked moved by seeing the tunnel and DMZ for the first time.
We dropped in on the supermarket at the united village, it was lucky we found so many of goods we cannot purchase in that of Seoul. South Korea is advanced country, so we could also used the credit card.

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Yanochi

Although it was raining, I did sightseeing very successfully.
The details of the sightseeing was fully enjoyable, and you s...
hould see the tunnel.
The guide was very kind and explained a number of facts to me.
It was difficult to go there only by myself, and I was happy. The food was also good.

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toshi

A fantastic day at DMZ tour . Was picked up on time and made to feel welcome and comfortable . The tour guide was fantastic , she ...answered all my questions and spoke fantastic English- (having studied in Canada ) - fascinating day and one I will remember for many years to come hopefully more

Jack Launer

It's a great experience. I have very good time and saw another side of Korea. Thanks a lot to the tour guide Tricia. She is r...eally nice and very informative. She told us a lot of stories about the spots. more

Lady k

This trip was amazing. The guide was very detailed in her knowledge and everything was very prompt and professional.

lillypadgirl

Great tour and guide. Spoke perfect English and answered questions and created a fun dialogue. He was very forthright about the tu...nnel being a difficult climb and walk because of the low ceilings. Not good for the claustrophobic but there is plenty to do at the location otherwise.
Tour went quick which made it easier to stay engaged.
The weather was cold and icy but the bus was warm and we had chances to grab snacks and warm up at every location.
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Aaron

The tour guide was entertaining and informative and provides a great experience. The tour visited many interesting sites and you g...et a good idea of Korean history. Lunch was great and overall really fulfilling experience. more

Rick

Had a great experience with this tour. Learned a lot from our guide Ginny. She's very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful :)... more

Mari

Our tour leader was extremely friendly with fantastic English. The timing was perfect in each location and there was lots of oppor...tunity for photos and to look around. more

CRK

Our tour leader was extremely friendly with fantastic English. The timing was perfect in each location and there was lots of oppor...tunity for photos and to look around. more

CRK

On the bus to there, our guide explained fluently and I learned new things including international relations.
I could also ...
learn what South Koreans nowadays thought of North Korea. Not only I had a sightseeing, but also this experience gave me a new broad point of view.

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BayStar

If you are interested even a little bit, this can be a great tour. However, you need to walk up a long slope, so your need to be m...entally ready and have some stamina to join this tour.

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ririko

There were many things I didn't know that I leaned, such as that military service is mandatory in Korea and the relationship ...between North and South Korea and I came to understand many more from this tour. I am very happy with it. It was much richer than I thought it would have been.

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Warabimochi

I felt the tension close to the military demarcation line.
Our guide was kind and I enjoyed the tour very much.
It i...
s a good tour to learn about the issues between South and North Korea.

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Reiko

This tour provides good information about Korea history and the guide is very friendly throughout the tour.

Eric

Amazing to have found out there is actually this kind of tunnel. You can feel the tension of the North and South within this tunne...l made for invasion 70m underground. Also, North Korea you see from the observation tower is somewhere you don't get to go easily. So it's recommended to someone who's interested in visiting this place.

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Chigasaki

We experienced the first snow in Seoul while having the Alive Museum and we really enjoyed it. Despite of the cold weather that da...y (DMZ tour)which we didn't expect, we still enjoyed the tour. more

Patch

Great experience to witness Demilitarized zone and walked thru 3rd infiltration tunnel

Luis Florencio

We enjoyed the tour but too short. Our tour guide, Jenny(her American name) who is really knowledgeable and fun lady!!

Mayumi

While I had hoped to visit the JSA this tour is not offered on Sundays. I visited the DMZ/Third Tunnel instead. We had a very smal...l group (only 3) which certainly made it much more enjoyable. There was quite a bit of fog about but fortunately this cleared to give us a reasonably good view of the Propaganda Villa in North Korea and the tunnel was certainly interesting. The highlight though was the excellent tour guide we had (sorry I don't recall her name). She spoke excellent English and was full of interesting information. While the JSA would be my first option (I have been there once before) this was certainly an interesting tour. more

Paul

It was an stimulating experience both in mind and especially, body. It stimulates hope for more peace and unity among mankind, at... least in that part of the universe. more

Ding RS

Ive been on this tour before, but this time, it was a bit too fast paced, can slow it down a bit to give time for tourist to take ...in the sights and some picture taking. Maybe offer a little more time to have lunch at participants expense before travelling back down to the city. more

Ral

It was a very nice experience for us to see and be around those area (Dorosan station, DMZ village and inside the 3rd tunnel) whic...h has great history of South and North Korea. The guide was very helpful in explaining to us the story of the respective places.

The only thing was that we can't take souvenir pictures inside the DMZ area and 3rd tunnel..
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Joseph/May from Phi.

Unluckily the weather wasn't on our side and we couldn't see much but nothing we could do about it!
The tour went...
well and without a problem. They are clearly well organized and I would hire them once again next time I visit Seoul. more

Matt B.

I enjoyed the tour and especially the observatory. The pick up was really convenient

Elli

The tour itself was great and our tour guide Christie was lovely. However our pickup guy was a little rude. He complained in Japan...ese to some other customers about us giving a confusing address. I guess he thought he was speaking a secret language. Thankfully we never saw him again. more

Jake

Its a highlight that all must see. A glimpse of both north and south koreas history and thier efforts to merge again. But that app...arently dont work out...

Its a good value for money for a great experience and exercise. Alot of walking invloved so wear comfy shoes.

However, The tour guide is a bit hard to understand due to her limited english language skills.
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Ericka

Despite the very qucik stops at the destinations, the tour was good with a very on-time schedule and interesting information

Anonymous

We were picked up on time which was great but then were asked too pay again. We had our voucher which already stated that we had p...aid online and it still took about ten to fifteen minutes before the tour guide took our word for it. The tour was great except that we only got about fifteen minutes per stop which gives one next to no time to really get to see and take in all that each site has to offer. You do get to see a lot although we wish it wasn't so rushed and was a little better organized before hand. more

DMZ Half Day Tour

The places the tour brought us to is amazing, and the guide is knowledgeable with the area and the history. And we are However, th...e trip is too rush. We only have 10 min at the museum at the tunnel. It would be great if we get to spend about 30 min inside the museum. We actually got back to Seoul about 30 min early, so I am not sure what's the rush. We are also lucky that we get to use the monorail to go down to the tunnel, which our guide told us was not originally included. So for that I am grateful, otherwise it would be a 1km walk down (and back up). Also the mini-bus we took for the tour is old and some of the seats are quite dirty. Some seats are missing seat belts too. more

Ray

The guide was nice with a very strong korean accent but it was ok. One thing I really didn't like was the fact that the stops... were too quick and we didn't have enough time to see all the stuff and take nice pictures, than we were supposed to arrive back in Seoul at 2pm and we arrived at 1pm! It mean that we could have more time to enjoy the places we went... it was everything made in a rush and at the station to Pyongyang they didn't give me even 1 minute to make my vídeo... I payed US$47 for that??? I would book JSA with VELTRA when I come back from Busan... not anymore!!! more

Rafael

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