Things to do in Seoul

DMZ Half-day Tour From Seoul

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  • 6 hours in total

  • Transport included

  • Pick up at meeting point

What To Expect

The Korea Demilitarised Zone separating North Korea and South Korea is an extraordinary place unlike anywhere else on earth. 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.

Photo by Johnny Silvercloud

Next, visit the 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 getting dropped off at Seoul City Hall, where your tour ends.

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Itinerary

  • Free pickup service at select hotels in central hotels (exact pickup information will be confirmed after reservation)
  • Imjingak Park
  • Bridge of Freedom
  • The 3rd tunnel
  • DMZ Exhibition Hall
  • Dora Observatory
  • Dorasan Station
  • Drop you off at the City Hall

Notes

  • It is required to bring your currently valid passport with you on the day of the tour.
  • If you carry big luggage on tour day, please inform us in advance.
  • Please note that DMZ is closed to the public every Monday and on national holidays.
  • For solo travelers, please kindly note that you might need to come to the meeting point at the city center for pick-up.
  • Due to the time limit allowed, the length of time for each stops shall be controlled.
  • All the tourists have to use the authorized bus and follow the time & photo regulations.

What's included

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Air-conditioned transports
  • Entrance fees
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Standard Group: Morning Tour (8 AM)
  • Instant confirmation
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
  • Please note that DMZ is closed to public every Monday and on National Holidays. We do not accept last-minute bookings for Sunday on Saturday.
  • Please kindly note that we do not accept last minute bookings for the next day after 6 pm (GMT +9)
  • For solo travelers, please kindly note that you might need to come to the center for pick-up if your accommodation is far from central Seoul.
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Standard Group: Afternoon Tour (11 AM)
  • Instant confirmation
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
  • Please note that DMZ is closed to public every Monday and on National Holidays. We do not accept last-minute bookings for Sunday on Saturday.
  • Please kindly note that we do not accept last minute bookings for the next day after 6 pm (GMT +9)
  • For solo travelers, please kindly note that you might need to come to the center for pick-up if your accommodation is far from central Seoul.
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US$53 per person

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The tour was interesting, but a little rushed. But I guess...
The tour was interesting, but a little rushed. But I guess that's to be expected since it's a half-day tour. Our guide was really friendly and accommodating. She was also knowledgeable and always ready to answer questions. She made everyone feel relaxed. 
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Adam Chan
2 months ago
The mist interesting moment was, to saw the morth korean...
The mist interesting moment was, to saw the morth korean flag to the other side! 
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Schajan Ghelichy
3 months ago
The tour was very informative and the ride to the DMZ was...
The tour was very informative and the ride to the DMZ was comfortable. The only thing for me was the trip was bit rushed at the first stop and very slow at the last stop. 
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Avtar Singh
3 months ago
Very interesting day, beautiful weather and the guide was...
Very interesting day, beautiful weather and the guide was very very clear 
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Roeland Eppenga
4 months ago
Great information from our tour guide and good amout of time...
Great information from our tour guide and good amout of time at every places we stop at. 
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Sara Hammar
4 months ago

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How do I book on Inspitrip?

To book this experience, please choose your travel date and the number of people, then make payment to confirm your slot. Due to security reasons, there are some restrictions required for this particular experience, please see the Important Notes in the Itinerary section.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

For most experience on Inspitrip, cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy./n However, due to military reasons, this particular tour might be cancelled last minute by the DMZ, a refund is not available in this case.

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