Seoul: Half-Day DMZ Tour & City Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket
- Enjoy an informative tour to the Korean Demilitarized Zone and learn about the tragic history of the two Koreas' separation
- Visit all major spots of DMZ including the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, and Dorasan Station
- Select from 4 routes to enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus experience in Seoul on another day
- Craft your own itinerary and get on the bus to see different aspects of the city
- Receive an exclusive 20% discount on Lotte Tower Observatory, the tallest building in Korea
Please note that DMZ is currently closed due to African swine flu. Participants will take a temporary substitute tour that visits Northern Limit Line, which defines the border between two Koreas; Ganghwa Peace Observatory, where you can see North Korean farmlands and civilians; and War Memoriam Museum, which holds details of the Korean War.
For your DMZ tour, gather at the meeting point and head out near the border between South and North Korea. Visit Imjingak Park where you can learn how the two Koreas were separated and about people's hopes for reunification. Cross Unification bridge and enter the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, which North Korea built in the past to secretly invade South Korea.
You will get a chance to have a brief visit to the DMZ museum and theater for detailed information. At Dorasan Train Station, you can get a particularly meaningful souvenir stamp, given that this station will only open once the two Koreas reunite. Take a peek at North Koreans' lives with binoculars at Dora Observatory. You will come back to the City Hall in Seoul by 2-3 PM, depending on the traffic.
Once back in Seoul, you can immediately get on the hop-on hop-off bus for a city sightseeing adventure, or wait until another day. Choose one route and ride the bus before or after the DMZ tour - whenever you want within your trip. Do not forget to receive your 20% discount coupon for Lotte Tower as well.
Old Town Course
Major places included are Namdaemun Market, Itaewon, Myeongdong, Namsangol Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Insadong.
Major places included are Namsan Cable Car, Gangnam Station, Somesevit, 63City and Han River Cruise Terminal, Hongik University.
Major places included are Gangnam Station, COEX, Lotte World Theme Park & Tower, Olympic Park, K-Star Road, SomeSevit of Han River.
Night Panorama Bus Tour (No hop-on hop-off, a full bus tour)
Gwangwhamun - Mapo Bridge - Banpo Bridge - Somesevit Island - N Seoul Tower - Namdaemun Market - Cheonggyecheon Stream
- Half-day DMZ tour with guide and transportation
- All entrance fees within DMZ
- 1-Day hop-on hop-off bus (can be redeemed on any of the 4 courses)
- Audio guide in 12 languages on the hop-on hop-off bus (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin and Cantonese, Thai, Malay, Indonesian, Korean)
- 20% discount coupon for Lotte Tower Observatory entry
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
For both tour and bus ticket redemption: in front of Dongwha Duty Free Shop, Koreana Hotel, Chosun Ilbo Bldg (Subway line 5, Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 6, 50 meters away OR line 1·2, City Hall Station. Exit 3, 100 meters away)Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Baby strollers
- Luggage or large bags
• Please select the date you want to take the DMZ tour. You can take the hop-on hop-off bus on any day you want, valid for 24 hours after activation
• Both DMZ and hop-on hop-off bus services are closed on Mondays
• Please bring a valid passport to be admitted into the DMZ; you will be denied entry if you cannot present one and no refunds will be issued
• An English tour guide is available for the DMZ tour while an audio guide is provided on the bus in English, German, French, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Malay
• Only 1 infant can ride for free per paying adult. If there's more than 1 joining the paying adult, child tickets have to be purchased for the succeeding children
• Please pay attention to the rules and regulations of the military, especially when it comes to taking photos and spending time inside the area's attractions