1. South Korea
  2. Seoul
  3. Korean Demilitarized Zone

Seoul & Korean Demilitarized Zone: Full Day Tour

Product ID: 121674
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Experience the past, present and future on this day tour of the DMZ and surrounding areas, where world history hangs in the balance. Explore military tunnels, artifacts of the Korean War and enjoy North Korean cuisine.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
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Your Hotel in Seoul City
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Experience

Highlights
  • Catch a rare glimpse of the reclusive North Korean state at Dora Observatory
  • Visit The Third Infiltration Tunnel, where the North Korea planned to send its troops during a war
  • Taste North Korean cuisine in a defector-owned restaurant
  • See the Korean past, present and future at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
  • Cross the famous Unification Bridge
Full description
Travel back in time on this unique day tour to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Travel from Seoul to Imjingak, only 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line. This park was built in 1972 in the hope that someday unification would be possible. Stand on the Bridge of the Freedom, where South Koreans crossed when they returned home, straddle the famous Unification Bridge and explore the key sites of the DMZ, like Dora Observatory.

Venture into the Third Infiltration Tunnel dug by North Korea. Since 1974, four secret tunnels have been discovered crossing the Military Demarcation Line. They are believed to have been planned as a military invasion or infiltration route, and each tunnel is large enough for 30,000 soldiers to pass through in an hour. Immerse yourself in history at the DMZ Theatre, with a short documentary film and numerous relics and artifacts from the Korean War.

Pause for lunch and enjoy a range of freshly prepared North Korean dishes in the defector-owned restaurant.

Return to Seoul and discover Insadong – a place loved by global celebrities – and explore hundreds of art galleries, traditional handcraft shops, antique markets and traditional tea houses. Enjoy a tour of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, where the past, present and future exist together. The tour finishes in the early evening.
Includes
  • Professional Eglish-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee for the Third Infiltration Tunnel, DMZ theater & Exhibition hall, Dorasan Station, Dora Observatory, The Unification Bridge, Imjingak Park, the Amethyst or Ginseng Center and National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
  • Hotel pick-up Service
  • Authentic North Korean lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel drop-off

When you get there

Know before you go
• DMZ is closed every Monday and National Holidays
• For this trip, passports are required for foreigners and identification cards for Koreans
• In case of military activities, tours may be canceled on short notice
• In case of adverse weather or heavy snow, tours may be canceled
• Because the DMZ is a military area, their internal rules must be obeyed. Please follow the instructions of your guide