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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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Highlights
  • Explore the DMZ in safety on a guided tour
  • Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory
  • Choice of early- or late-morning tours
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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
From US$45.50
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DMZ Morning TourMost Popular
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 7:10 ~ 8:10am at your hotel .
US$45.50
DMZ Afternoon tour
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 10:10 ~ 11:10am at your hotel .
US$48.00
DMZ Morning Tour w/o shopping
Depart from Seoul by pick-up in 7:10 ~ 8:10am at your hotel . You will enjoy genuine DMZ tour without stop by any shopping centers.
US$55.00
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Overview
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in Seoul, your tour starts with the drive to Imjingak Park to see the Freedom Bridge, a symbol of the tragedies of the Korean War. 

Then head toward the Korean Demilitarized Zone to visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, which the North Korean Army used to infiltrate South Korea. With a provided helmet, you can walk down to the tunnel, and then you'll have time to browse the DMZ Exhibition Hall to see displays of old weapons, a short film about Korea's history, and other information about the Korean War.

Next, visit Dora Observatory for a view of North Korea, which you can see using the onsite telescopes aimed at the propaganda village, and then continue to Dorasan Station, the last station before the border with North Korea, where you can get a souvenir stamp that mimics an immigration stamp.

Make your way back to Seoul at this point, passing by Unification Village and stopping at the Korean Ginseng Center before drop-off at Seoul City Hall, where your tour ends.
Reviews (184)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
DMZ first thing in the morning!

The earlier the better! If you're interested in getting a little more insight of North & South Korea, I recommend that you get this done first thing in the morning. I noticed it started to get much more crowded as it got later. There was...More

Thank GrandTour823479
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Interesting insight

Of course going to Seoul we just had to do this. Going through the site there were many different tours but we thought we’d go a bit cheaper and get the half day one. Pretty cool the tour guide was very helpful and picked us...More

Thank Zac P
Reviewed 6 days ago
very interesting tour. well organized

I booked through viator and got an email confirmation promptly. in a fewe hours you learn about the separation of north and south, the korean war and the tension afterwards and the thoughts about reunification. All brought visible and physical (walk through the tunnel) and...More

Thank rob d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
DMZ in the morning

This tour was great and very informative. I would recommend to anyone around Seoul to do it! Also, the shopping part is not bad and last only about 20 minutes. The guide Kim was fantastic!

Thank leoliveleo
Reviewed 6 days ago
Good Insight !

Good insight into separation of North and South Korea and a glimpse of the borders separating the 2 countries. Half day tour quite rush. Best to do the DMZ and JSA tour if you can and if available. We could not do the JSA tour...More

Thank 2bin
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Charlotte M
15 October 2018|
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4 October 2018|
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If I remember correctly, you are asked which hotel you are staying at when signing up for the tour. The email I believe I received the day before confirmed my pickup and approximate time at the hotel with instructions to... More
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Leonardo L L
31 August 2018|
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Response from Ddan7777 | Reviewed this property |
JSA is definitely where you want to go. We went only to Imjingak, which was very interesting but not "Trump-Kim Jong-un" interesting. You have to make a few days in advance arrangements to go to JSA and they only do the... More
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