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Half-day Korea DMZ tour package from Seoul (morning or afternoon)

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The DMZ is Korea's demilitarized zone. It was established in 1953 at the cease-fire of the Korean War, the DMZ represents the area 2 km north and south from the Military Demarcation Line between North Korea and South Korea.  It is only located 1.5 hours from Seoul but access is very limited and only organized tour can enter.  This Korea DMZ half-day tour will bring you to this mysterious place to learn about the North and South Korea.  Join either the morning DMZ or afternoon DMZ tour and be picked up conveniently from Seoul downtown.  Do not worry about how to get to DMZ , transportation, and admissions:  the best DMZ tour is here to bring you to a rich historical sightseeing to the Imjingak Park, Unification Bridge, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station!
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Please select your tour date *Child (ONLY 2-6 years old - age on the tour date) - there will be an ID verification* There is no tour on Monday and Public holiday in Korea
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Highlights

FOLLOW A PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE TO VISIT ALL THE IMPORTANT PLACES AT THE DMZ! 

1) Imjingak Park 

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Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center. 400 kinds of photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the war.In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950.  Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak.


2) The Unification Bridge (Tongildaegyo)

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The bridge is more like a symbolic bridge built back in 1998, wishing unification between North and South Korea. It was built by Hyundai Business Group of South Korea. Underneath the bridge you can see a river which is called Imjingang, coming down from North Korea. The bridge also has a nickname which is the “Cow Bridge”. The founder of Hyundai whose name was Jung Juyoung crossed this bridge and went to North Korea in 1998 with precisely 1,001 cows. Since then, we have been calling it the cow bridge.


3) DMZ theater and exhibition hall

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 The DMZ exhibition hall displays leaflets used during the 6.25 Korean Civil War, military letters, bayonets, empty cartridges, pottery found in DMZ, etc… The DMZ theatre features 3D moving pictures to understand easily how Korea got divided.


4) The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel 

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-The highlight of the DMZ tour is to explore a tunnel dug by North Korea. Since 1974, South Army has discovered four tunnels crossing the MDL (Military Demarcation Line). 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 30,000 soldiers in one hour.

-The 3rd Infiltration tunnel discovered in 1978 penetrates into South Korea by 435 meters beyond the ceasefire line.  You are going to hear how the tunnel was discovered with more detailed information on the tour. After listening to the story, you will enter into the actual tunnel to find the ambition of North Korea to make another sudden invasion.


5) Dora Observatory (OP Dora) 

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-Dora Observatory is the closest observation post to North Korea. From the observation platform, the North Korean scenery is visible, and so are the outskirts of Gaeseong City, the 3rd largest city of North Korea. Especially, you can view the Gaeseong Industrial Complex operated by both Koreas. If you use the binocular, a statue of Kim Il-sung can be found near the Gaeseong City.

-You can also observe a fake North Korean border village. Within DMZ of Northside, there’s a small village called “Propaganda Village.” On a clear day, you can view through binocular that it is actually a deserted town. Like a multi-million dollar Hollywood filming set, some lights flicker on and off at set times to create the illusion of people living there.


6) Dorasan Station

DMZ-Dorasan Station

A sign in the Dorasan station reads, “Not the last station from the South, But the first station toward the North.” For now, it is the northernmost station of South Korea which is only 700m, or a half mile away from the southern boundary of DMZ. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreas and the hope of a future. Although the tracks are connected, the north regime doesn’t allow trains to pass through, making the $40 million station sit unused. However, it serves as a beacon of hope for the reunification of two Koreas. Currently, it’s the last stop, but someday it might take you to Europe through the Trans-Siberian Railway.


Itinerary 

CHOOSE a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE FOR MORNING or AFTERNOON TOUR! 

Option 1:  Morning tour : 8:10AM – 2:30PM (Approx.)

Option 2:  Afternoon tour:  11:00AM – 6PM (Approx.)

Pick up at the hotel or pick up location in Seoul downtown (to be determined)

or 8:10AM (morning)  / 11:00AM (afternoon) at City Hall/ President hotel meeting location

Imjingak Park

The Unification Bridge

ID Check

DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall

The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel

Dora Observatory

Dorasan Station

Amethyst factory or Ginseng Center

Drop off at Itaewon

* DIRECT pickup from your accommodation may not be available, it depends on the location & the volume of tourists on each tour date – pickup location can be NEAR your accommodation (in Seoul downtown ONLY) *
* Times may vary depending on traffic and local conditions. Please note that the schedule may change and delayed due to heavy traffic especially on holidays


Price

Price What is included 

Morning tour

ADULT: USD $55 USD $46

CHILD*: USD $38  USD $32

  • Pick-up at your hotel or at a pick-up location  (only in downtown Seoul -to be determined)
  • Round-trip transportation from Seoul
  • English speaking tour guide
  • DMZ admission fees

Afternoon tour

ADULT: USD $66 USD $48

CHILD*: USD $46  USD $36

* Child (ONLY 2-6 years old – age on the tour date) – there will be an ID verification & those under 2 years old may enter for free *
* There will be an additional charge (in KRW) on the tour date after ID verification if you had purchased the wrong ticket for your child *


What is not Included

  • Hotel drop-off (drop off at Itaewon)
  • Meals and drinks

Information


Schedule
 Tuesdays to Sundays (NO tour available on Holidays)  

Duration

Transportation

Age

Booking Due

Refund

Detail information

» Schedule

Tuesdays to Sundays (except for National holidays)

» Duration

6 hours (approx)

» Age Range

All ages

» Pick-up point 

  • Your hotel or at a pick-up place near your accommodation in downtown Seoul (to be determined after booking)

» Drop-off point

  • Itaewon area

» Booking due

Reservations accepted up to 2 days before tour date


Tour destinations

  • DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone)

How to Book

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  • Check your email. You will instantly receive the order receipt by email. The confirmation voucher will be sent to you within 2 business days of booking, subject to availability.
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Reminders

  • Every participant MUST BRING PASSPORT on the tour. You will be asked to show your passport to join this DMZ tour, otherwise, you may not enter DMZ. NO refund will be given if you are rejected admission without a passport.
  • Child (ONLY 2-6 years old – age on the tour date) – there will be an ID verification & those under 2 years old may enter for free.
  • There will be an additional charge (in KRW) on the tour date after ID verification if you had purchased the wrong ticket for your child.
  • Please write the name and address of your hotel/accommodation. The pick-up time and place will be determined after you book. You will be informed in the confirmation email. Our tour partner will arrange pick-up at your hotel or nearby within Seoul downtown area.
  • DIRECT pickup from your accommodation may NOT be available, it depends on the location & the volume of tourists on each tour date – pickup location can be NEAR your accommodation (in Seoul downtown ONLY).
  • Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of departure. The tour bus will NOT wait for those who are late.
  • Specific seats can NOT be reserved in advance.
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions on the tour date. Traveling time may take as much as twice the time on weekends and holidays due to heavy traffic.
  •  If there’s an unannounced military training or official event, the tour may be canceled on the day of the tour with short notice. Tour may also be canceled due to heavy rain or snow.
  • Please plan to wear comfortable clothing as there will some walking. Tour partner does not take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.
  • If you have young children and will bring a baby stroller, please note it in “SPECIAL REQUESTS”

Cancellation/ Rescheduling Policy

  • Free of charge: if you contact us at least 7 business days prior to the selected date within office hours. (10am – 6pm K.S.T)
  • 70% refundable: if you contact us at least 3 business day prior to the selected date. (strictly by 6:00 PM K.S.T)
    • For e.g.: if your tour is on Thursday, you must contact us by Monday by 6:00 PM (K.S.T)
  • No refund: No refund or date change after 6:00 pm 3 business day prior to the selected date. If you do not show up on tour day, is it treated as a cancellation and are non-refundable

Reviews

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23 reviews for Half-day Korea DMZ tour package from Seoul (morning or afternoon)

  1. Mir*** H***

    5 out of 5

    Our guide George was very kind and helpful. He spoke clearly and could answering all our questions.

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thank you for your kind comment Miriam! We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour with our partner!
      Our partner’s guides are mostly very nice, experienced and qualified guides. We are trying to keep quality partners to provide our customers with better service. Hope to see you again when you come back to Korea! :)

  2. Akisha84@yahoo.com.sg Nur*** A***

    5 out of 5

    Our guide Mr Park is very knowledgeable and entertaining. He is able to summarise the history of every sites without missing out on the details. He serenade us to songs when we return to the meeting point on time hehe… On our way out of the 3rd tunnel, he help to hold my helmet when he noticed that i’m having difficulties climbing the inclined slope of the tunnel. Thank you Mr Park for making our trip to DMZ a pleasant and comfortable journey.

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thank you for your comments! We are glad that you have satisfied our partner’s service with DMZ tour. We will deliver your comments to our partner and hope to see you again next time too.

  3. Yapaacv@yahoo.com.sg Car*** P***

    5 out of 5

    Tour guide Michelle was efficient and friendly, making sure we are on time and gave us clear instructions on the various stops. The dorason station, observatory and reunification village stops were very brief and rather rushed. Nonetheless, we had time to do quick shopping and pick up DMZ souvenirs. The bulk of the time was spent at infiltration tunnel which had just over 1 hour, ample time. However, do note that the tickets included was for a walking tour, while walking down slopes into the tunnel was not taxing, the walk up slope was. There is another alternative of taking a train which costs more but was not included in our tour. Overall, would recommend this tour for firat timers to expereince the DMZ.

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thank you for your comments and we are glad that you enjoyed the tour! Yes, this is a walking course in infiltration tunnel as tourist can start to see this tunnel regardless of your arrival time at there. Because there is train taking but it should be reserved in advance and need to keep time so may not flexible for a big group. Our tour operator focus for more efficiency and flexibility and you can see the tunnel while you walk down and up for just 10-15 mins ^^. Hope it is clear and and see you again! :)

  4. Dia*** F***

    4 out of 5

    Such a cool trip and I think that they did an awesome job of educating everyone on the history of the area as well as current events regarding the two Koreas. We did however make a strange stop to a Sapphire shop and felt some pressure to buy, that was the only part of the trip I didn’t quite like. Would still recommend overall!

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thank you for sharing your experience of DMZ Tour! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour. However, the tour is originally including on shopping area randomly. It is not compulsory for you to buy but We feel very sorry that if you felt some pressure. We are considering other DMZ product currently and we will make sure that we can offer the better service next time.:)

  5. Jocelynmariesh@yahoo.com Joc*** S***

    5 out of 5

    I had an amazing time during the half-day Korea DMZ tour, they take care of everyone and have a big knowledge of all the important topics about bout Korea’s. I’m doing more excursion with Korea Travel Easy will I’m in Korea!

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thank you for sharing your experience of DMZ Tour!:) We are happy to hear that you satisfied the tour. Also, we hope to see you again next time.

  6. Robert.goldberg@accenture.com Rob***

    5 out of 5

    We had a great time on the DMZ tour arranged by Korea Travel Easy. Our tour guide was Han and he extremely knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the tour. I highly recommend this tour. My children who were 15 and 17 learned so much more about the history of Korea than they previously understood from their history classes from our USA High Schoool system.

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thank you very much for your kind comments! We were very happy to help you with your tour in Korea. Also, we like to hear that the tour was helpful for your family to understand more about Korea. Hope to see you again and we will try our best to provide you with a better service next time.

  7. Ste*** S***

    5 out of 5

    Fantastic tour. Lots of sights, and also frequent opportunities to have refreshments and bathroom breaks at each stop. Comfortable coach and they picked up from hotel lobby. Knowledgable and friendly guide called Vicky. And grace from KoreaTravelEasy got in touch the day before to confirm departure time. Great value and would highly recommend overall. Thanks!!

  8. Manish Kumar Man*** K***

    5 out of 5

    Lovely and informative tour, sadly due to foggy weather lots of delays and unable to see too much.

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Hello, Manish! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! KoreaTravelEasy is glad that this DMZ tour was informative for you and your family. However, we are sorry about the weather condition that caused you some trouble to enjoy your trip. We definitely wish to see you again on your next trip! Thank you! Have a great day, Manish :)

  9. Aye*** A***

    5 out of 5

    I learned a lot. As an adult, I can’t say I truly understand history of north and south Korea by the book and how the conflict started. But this trip has helped a lot. Very organized trip and facilities were outstanding. Tour guide SP was very enthusiastic in explaining in every details. Thanks also to Ms. Amy for arranging a special tour for us. KTE really takes care of their customers. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family. Ayen Fontanilla San Jose Del Monte Bulacan

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Hello, Ayen!
      Thank you for your honest feedback :) We are glad that you had such a fruitful time with KoreaTravelEasy, DMZ tour! It’s always our pleasure to serve our customers so that they can enjoy their time in Korea.
      Hope to see you again when you’re back <3 Thanks!

  10. Alex Heung Ale*** H***

    4 out of 5

    The trip is great and the tour guide works professional. If the trip can add the train tour inside the tunnel will be more perfect.

    • Amy Bae KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Thanks for your feedback~ haha we also hope the train tour in the tunnel but it is military facility is controlled by military from government~ hope you understand :)

  11. Ste*** C***

    5 out of 5

    Amazing and informative tour around the border! We were able to go to a variety of spots and spend time there learning about the history and taking it in at our own pace. The guide was easy to understand, charismatic and open to questions, and I was able to learn a lot. I would definitely recommend :)

    • KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at DMZ ! Hope to see you with us soon again

  12. Dia*** C***

    5 out of 5

    Great tour! Thorough explanation about the DMZ and got to see several different places in one day. Comfortable coach and the guide was very knowledgable. Worth it!

    • KoreaTravelEasy KoreaTravelEasy

      5

      Hello Diana, thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at DMZ ! Hope to see you with us soon again :)

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