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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
From US$41.40
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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 (120)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very good tour and tour guide

The tour guide gave good overviews of different history data points for the various sites. It was a good tour, but I wish the description was clearer about not including the JSA, which I believe is a must-see. Also, the Ginseng stop towards the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jade N
Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting but also disappointing

Signed up for a full day tour and only got the half day tour. I was given some money back but still not what I signed up for. As far as the tour goes, our guide was adequate but certainly not the best I have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HTargovnik
Reviewed 1 week ago
The tour guide Erika was great

The tour guide Erika was great and she's one of the highlights of the tour. She's experienced, knowledgable and funny. Her English was great. If you have a leg or knee or breathing problem, please do not visit the tunnel because the tunnel was steep,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Funny_Rabbit
Reviewed 1 week ago
you'll die (or probably not)

it was ok, more time was spent traveling to the place than the actual attractions. as for the clickbait headline, the tunnel tour is not recommended if you can't take 2 flight of stairs without wheezing, it's quite steep and long. people actually underestimate the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank angry_dork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cancelled DMZ tour and charged me without notifying

I have tried to book the JSA/DMZ tour 2 times for the past month. Both times it has been cancelled within a week of the tour due to military training. fine. I got a refund both times but Seoul City Tour charged extra (for what,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vikissssssss
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Departure37936880258
6 December 2018|
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Response from MyWorldDestinations | Reviewed this property |
For the most part, as a general rule of thumb, if the vendor cancels due to military, site closure, weather, etc, then they will work with you. If you cancel, no refund.
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judyphillies
25 November 2018|
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Response from Hesthea | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can buy a souvenir ticket/ postcard at Dorasan Station for 1000 won (1€/ 1$) and stamp on it as a memento of your visit there. But, please, do not stamp it on your passport. You also have a cute gift shop inside... More
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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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