Panmunjom Day Tour from Seoul with Korean-Style Lunch

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Travel to the northernmost point bordering North Korea and visit key historical locations. The tour shows the stark reality and immense tragedy of divided Korea.

Description

From the downtown Lotte hotel or President Hotel Seoul, we take an hour-ride through Jayuro (Freedom Road) motorway to the Imjingak, the northernmost point bordering North Korea. Upon your passport check at the Unification Bridge checkpoint, continue on the bus to the Camp Bonifas, the gateway of the Joint Security Area (JSA). Before being allowed to commence the tour, you will be given a briefing after which you must sign a document. On the tour, see the House of Peace that provides facilities for non-military and civilian meetings between South and North Korea. Visit the Freedom House for South-North contacts and meetings. You'll also see the Liaison Office. The JSA is an 800 meter wide enclave, roughly circular in shape, bisected by the Military Demarcation Line separating South and North Korea.

Visit the Military Armistice Commission Conference Room where the border cuts a path right through the center. You may walk around the room and hop from South to North if you wish. Take a short drive next to a hilltop where you can look out and see the North Korean observation posts, the site of the July 27, 1953 armistice, the 72-hour bridge from North Korea to the JSA, the North Korean propaganda village, and Gijeong-dong where the world's largest flag (35m x 28m) hangs on a 160 meter-tall flagpole.

A little way down the hill is the site of the Axe Murder Incident. A memorial monument is set up on the round platform marking the murder site. Next to the site is the Bridge of No Return. Its middle portion runs through the Military Demarcation Line. Korean War Prisoners crossed this bridge going to the other side. If they choose to cross, they would never be allowed to return, hence the name.

The Bridge of No Return and the Axe murder site presents the stark reality and immense tragedy of divided Korea.

Tour Highlights

Company 1

  • The War Memorial of Korea, Camp Bonifas, slide briefing about joint security area, Freedom House, Conference Room, Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return (on board the bus)

Company 2

  • Camp Bonifas, slide briefing about joint security area, Freedom House, Conference Room, Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return (on board the bus)

Company 3

  • Camp Bonifas, slide briefing about Joint Security Area, Freedom House, Conference room, Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return (on board the bus)

Dress code

  • NO sleeveless tops or shirts, T-shirts, tank tops, or similar attire

  • NO Jeans

  • NO Shorts of any style, including hiking, Bermuda knee, cutoffs or short-shorts

  • NO Miniskirts, halter tops, backless dresses, or other abbreviated items of attire

  • NO Outer clothing of sheer variety

  • NO Form fitting clothing including tight knit tops, tight knit pants, stretch pants or warm ups of any kind

  • NO Sandals, shower shoes, thongs or flip-flops, tennis shoes

  • NO Items of military clothing not worn as an integral part of a prescribed service uniform

  • Hair must not be shaggy nor unkempt

NOT ALLOWED.

  • Please be advised to not touch anything in the Armistice Commission Building which belongs to the North (Microphone, flag, chair or table).

  • Guests' mobile phones should be turned off in the Joint Security Area. Standing or taking pictures from the Unification Bridge to the Joint Security Area, and vice versa is not allowed.

  • Passport required on tour.

  • Full name, Passport number, Nationality and Date of Birth have to be provided at the time of reservation.

  • Visitors to the joint security area are requested to read and sign VISITORS DECLARATION (UNC REG 551-5)

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met.

  • A scanned copy (in color) of each passenger's passport is required in order to confirm the booking for citizens coming from countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Soviet Union. See full list of countries.

  • Failure to submit the scanned copy of the passport 3 days prior to departure will result in cancellation of the reservation.

  • Pick-up service depends on availability. Please inquire.

Includes

  • Korean-style lunch
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Panmunjom Day Tour Company 1

This package includes Camp Bonifas, slide briefing about joint security area, Freedom House, Conference Room, Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return (on board the bus).

Duration: 6:10 - 6:40 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Korean-style lunch

Schedule

  • 08:20

    Pick up from President Hotel Seoul

  • Camp Bonifas

    After the passport check at the Unification Bridge, your bus will continue to Camp Bonifas, the gateway to JSA.

  • Slide Briefing About Joint Security Area (JSA)

    Before continuing your tour you will be signing a document the VISITORS DECLARATION (UNC REG 551-5).

  • House of Peace and Freedom House

    These two buildings provides facilities for non-military and civilian meetings between South and North Korea. The Liaison Office can also be seen here.

  • Military Armistice Commission Conference Room

    A border cuts a path right through the center of the conference room. You may walk around the room and hop from South to North as you wish.

  • Hilltop Observatory

    From this hilltop you can see the following sights:
    - North Korean observation posts
    - Site of the July 27, 1953 armistice
    - 72-hour bridge from North Korea to the JSA
    - North Korean propaganda village
    - Gijeong-dong where the world's largest flag (35m x 28m) hangs on a 160 meter-tall flagpole

  • Pass through the Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return

    A memorial monument is set up and can be seen on the round platform marking the murder site. The middle portion of the Bridge of No Return runs through the Military Demarcation Line. If the Korean War Prisoners choose to cross, they would never be allowed to return.

  • 14:30

    Drop-off at President Hotel Seoul

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From
Panmunjom Day Tour Company 2

This package includes Odusan Unification Observatory, Camp Bonifas, slide briefing about joint security area, Freedom House, Conference Room, Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return (on board the bus).

Duration: 7:30 - 8 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Korean-style lunch / Admission / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 09:00

    Pick up from Koreana Hotel Seoul

  • Odusan Unification Observatory

  • Camp Bonifas

    After the passport check at the Unification Bridge, your bus will continue to Camp Bonifas, the gateway to JSA.

  • Slide Briefing About Joint Security Area (JSA)

    Before continuing your tour you will be signing a document the VISITORS DECLARATION (UNC REG 551-5)

  • House of Peace and Freedom House

    These two buildings provides facilities for non-military and civilian meetings between South and North Korea. The Liaison Office can also be seen here.

  • Military Armistice Commission Conference Room

    A border cuts a path right through the center of the conference room. You may walk around the room and hop from South to North as you wish.

  • Drive Next to a Hilltop

    From this hilltop you can see the following sights.
    - North Korean observation posts
    - Site of the July 27, 1953 armistice
    - 72-hour bridge from North Korea to the JSA
    - North Korean propaganda village
    - Gijeong-dong where the world's largest flag (35m x 28m) hangs on a 160 meter-tall flagpole

  • Pass through the Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return

    A memorial monument is set up and can be seen on the round platform marking the murder site. The middle portion of the Bridge of No Return runs through the Military Demarcation Line. If the Korean War Prisoners choose to cross, they would never be allowed to return.

  • 16:30

    Drop-off at Koreana Hotel Seoul

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From
Panmunjom Day Tour Company 3

This package includes Camp Bonifas, slide briefing about Joint Security Area, Freedom House, Conference room, Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return (on board the bus).

Duration: 6 - 6:30 hour(s)
Available: Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Korean-style lunch / Admission / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 11:30

    Pick up from President Hotel Seoul

  • Camp Bonifas

    After the passport check at the Unification Bridge, your bus will continue to Camp Bonifas, the gateway to JSA.

  • Slide Briefing About Joint Security Area (JSA)

    Before continuing your tour you will be signing a document the VISITORS DECLARATION (UNC REG 551-5)

  • House of Peace and Freedom House

    These two buildings provides facilities for non-military and civilian meetings between South and North Korea. The Liaison Office can also be seen here.

  • Military Armistice Commission Conference Room

    A border cuts a path right through the center of the conference room. You may walk around the room and hop from South to North as you wish.

  • Drive Next to a Hilltop

    From this hilltop you can see the following sights.
    - North Korean observation posts
    - Site of the July 27, 1953 armistice
    - 72-hour bridge from North Korea to the JSA
    - North Korean propaganda village
    - Gijeong-dong where the world's largest flag (35m x 28m) hangs on a 160 meter-tall flagpole

  • Pass through the Axe Murder Site and Bridge of No Return

    A memorial monument is set up and can be seen on the round platform marking the murder site. The middle portion of the Bridge of No Return runs through the Military Demarcation Line. If the Korean War Prisoners choose to cross, they would never be allowed to return.

  • 17:30

    Drop-off at President Hotel Seoul

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  • (For Pick-Up) President Hotel Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Drop-Off) President Hotel Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 14:30:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) President Hotel Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 08:20:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) President Hotel Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 14:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

  • Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Passport

  • No sleeveless, collarless shirts or T-shirts

  • No short pants

  • No mini skirts

  • No tight skirts

  • No sandals

  • No flashy / gaudy clothing

  • No tight clothing

  • No military uniforms or military style clothing

  • No flip-flops

  • No leggings or tight clothing

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • Please register all of the participants' names as listed on their government issued photo ID, passport number, passport expiration date, date of birth and nationality at the time of booking.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Photography and video filming is strictly prohibited upon boarding the bus.

  • Visitors to the joint security area are requested to read and sign VISITORS DECLARATION (UNC REG 551-5)

  • A scanned copy (in color) of each passenger's passport is required in order to confirm the booking for citizens coming from countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Soviet Union.
    347_Country List_Passport Requirement_DT6.pdf

  • Failure to submit the scanned copy of the passport 3 days prior to departure will result in cancellation of the reservation.

  • Waving, talking, gesture or smiling to the North Korean army is NOT ALLOWED.

  • Please be advised to not touch anything in the Armistice Commission Building which belongs to the North (Microphone, flag, chair or table).

  • Guests' mobile phones should be turned off in the Joint Security Area. Standing or taking pictures from the Unification Bridge to the Joint Security Area, and vice versa is not allowed.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 15 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 14 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 10% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 14 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 7 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 7 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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