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DMZ Tour with Lunch, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insa-dong Visit – from Seoul

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Monday
  • Start time
    8am to 5pm
  • Duration
    9 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission fee
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (3+)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • Explore one of the world's most heavily militarized borders– the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
  • See the border dividing North Korea from South Korea and its many landmarks
  • Visit significant places like Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge, Infiltration Tunnel and more
  • Learn more about Korea’s turbulent past from your guide
  • Witness the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main palace of the ancient Joseon Dynasty
  • Discover art galleries, traditional craft stores and more at Insa-dong
  • With no restriction on age or nationality, enjoy a safe DMZ tour with easy transportation
  • Enjoy a traditional Bibimbap lunch and comfortable hotel pick-up from Seoul
  • No need to print- Smartphone voucher accepted!

Overview

Experience Korea’s history, culture and food in a day with visits to the most sought-after places in Seoul and beyond. Enjoy an extensive day that starts with an intriguing trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the most heavily armed border zone in the world that separates North Korea and South Korea. With an experienced guide and easy transportation, visit various prominent places like the Imgingak Park, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and Dorasan Observatory. Later, savour a traditional Bibimbap lunch, followed by a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the oldest and grandest palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Roam around the vibrant Insa-dong to check out the wonderful art galleries.

Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off with this package.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Start time

    8am to 5pm

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Drop off at your hotel.

Itinerary

  • This exciting tour begins with a comfortable pick up from your hotel in Seoul. Enjoy the company of a professional guide who will have valuable information to share as you tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), located just a few miles away from the North Korean Territory. Your first destination of the day is Imjingak Park, also known as the Nuri Peace Park, which was built in 1972 after the joint South-North armistice. Witness intriguing exhibits associated with the Korean War and South-North conflicts. With several sculpted artworks, notice the symbols of the Korean War tragedy in almost every corner of this place.

    Check out the Freedom Bridge that was once crossed over by South Koreans when they came back home from North Korea. Next, pass by the Unification Villageto reach the DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall. As you travel through the DMZ area, learn how the Korean Armistice Agreements led to the creation of a 155-mile long military demarcation line (MLD) with this 2-km wide demilitarized zone on each side of it.

    Go further to visit the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel that was secretly dug by the Northern army to spy on the Republic of Korea. Your next stop is the Dorasan Observatory, located on the top of Mt. Dora. This is followed by a visit to Dorastan Station, one of the northernmost railway stations on the Gyeongui Line, connecting Seoul to Sinuiju. Situated in the zone that strictly restricts general civilian access, visitors can view Dorasan Mountain and the barbed wire fences of the Southern Limit Line.

    Take a break in between this extensive tour schedule and enjoy lunch containing the delicious Bibimbap, one of the most popular and beloved Korean dishes. Then, move ahead to visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, located in northern Seoul. Built in 1394by the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910), it’s the oldest and largest palace of that period. Feel free to visit the National Folk Museum of Korea, situated within the grounds of this palace, and experience the fascinating culture and history of Korea. If you happen to take this tour on a Tuesday, prepare to see the Changdeokgung Palace instead, another one of the five grand palaces built during the same time.

    Finally, visit the cheerful streets of Insa-dong, filled with art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants. Located in the heart of Seoul, these alleys represent the traditional culture of Korea.

    This tour ends with a transfer back to your city hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission fee
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Since the DMZ are operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice.

The right to cancel and/or alter any/all part of the itinerary which may result from circumstances beyond control is reserved. However, refunds are not guaranteed.

In case of traffic jams, your pick-up & drop-off service can be delayed.

This itinerary is just a schedule and may be changed. For your detailed itinerary, please ask the person in charge before departure.

All schedules are subject to change due to road conditions(roadworks, traffics etc.), weather conditions (storms, hurricanes, dense fog, heavy snow, etc.) and the government order, strike, and any other unforeseen reasons for the military reason such as military training, visiting higher level of military personnel etc.

DMZ Tour tourist must bring passport on day of the tour.

Minimum 2 persons will be needed for this tour to operate.

If your accommodation isn't in Seoul (for example, Incheon), you have to pay extra for the hotel pick-up and drop-off. Charges are based on the distance on the tour day.

Voucher Information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your barcoded e-ticket on your device for this activity.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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