Full Day DMZ & Northern Limit Line Tour from Seoul

Product ID: 121698
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Take a tour to the DMZ on this tour and see the Northern Limit Line between North and South Korea. Learn all about the history of the two countries and visit museums, exhibitions and explore the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English, Korean

Pick-up service

From your hotel in Seoul
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the world's most militarized border and learn about the history of the Korean War
  • Visit the Unification Village, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and DMZ Pavilion
  • Venture out to the maritime border between North and South Korea at the Northern Limit Line
Full description
This full-day starts with pick-up at your hotel before heading to Imjingak Park. Located 7 kilometers (about 4.3 miles) from the Military Demarcation Line, it is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite of Imjingak, is famous as the place where people from North Korea visit and perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometown every New Year's Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of the Freedom was crossed by South Koreans when they came back to their mother country from North Korea. In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under construction since 2000.

After this, visit The Unification Bridge, a symbolic bridge built back in 1998, wishing unification between South and North Korea. Then it's on to the DMZ theater and exhibition hall. It’s a unique museum within the civilian control line. The DMZ Showroom displays leaflets used during the 6.25 Korean Civil War, military letters, bayonets, empty cartridges, pottery found in the DMZ and more. The highlight of the DMZ tour is to explore the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel dug by North Korea. Since 1974, South Army has discovered four tunnels crossing the MDL. The tunnels are believed to have been planned as a military invasion or infiltration route. Each tunnel is large enough to enable the passage of thirty thousand soldiers in one hour. The 3rd tunnel discovered in 1978 penetrates South Korea 435 meters beyond the ceasefire line. Watch a short documentary film at the DMZ theater, and look around relics and reproductions of Korean War at its small exhibition hall. 

Furthermore visit the Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station and an amethyst or ginseng center before stopping for lunch. Pass by the restricted areas of the DMZ on the way to Northern Limit Line and visit the Peace Observatory before heading back to your hotel in Seoul.

The Northern Limit Line (NLL) is a disputed maritime demarcation line in the Yellow (West) Sea between the North and the South of the Korean peninsula. This line of military control acts as a de facto maritime boundary between North and South Korea. As interesting as the DMZ, this tour allows you to understand the Korean War better and to see North Korea from your own eyes.
The Observatory is an important historical landmark in Korea, as North and South Korea fought at this mountain during the Korean War. The stunning view from the peak is a sad reminder of the division of Korea into the North and South. From the 154 meter (about 505 foot) high Aegibong Peak, you can see North Korea's kaepung County.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Pick-up & drop-off service
  • Admission fee
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner

When you get there

Know before you go
• DMZ, Pyeongwha (Peace) Observatory is closed every Monday and on national holidays
• For this trip, passports are required for foreigners and identification cards for Koreans
• In case of military activities, tours may be cancelled on short notice
• In case of heavy rain or heavy snow, tours will be cancelled
• Because DMZ is a military area, its internal rules must be followed regarding the photo zone, acting outside of the group, military shuttle buses