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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour with Hotel Pick-Up from Seoul

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  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Explore one of the world’s most unusual tourist places – the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
    • See the border that divides North and South Korea
    • Witness relics of Korea’s turbulent past at places like Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge and Infiltration Tunnel
    • Learn more about the Korean War and Cold War from your English-speaking guide
    • With no restriction on age or nationality, enjoy a remarkably safe DMZ tour with easy transportation
    • Enjoy comfortable hotel pick-up from Seoul
    • No need to print - Smartphone voucher accepted!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday to Sunday

    Duration

    6 hours

    Start Time

    8 am to 2 pm

    Meeting Point

    Pick-up from your hotel (centrally located) in Seoul only.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Drop off at City Hall Subway Station or Myeongdong, Seoul

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    The rapidly industrialized and vibrant South Korea has positively risen above its turbulent history. However, Korean Demilitarized Zone still holds the remnants of the Cold War and their consequences till date, making it a historic site. Embark on this tour to DMZ, the most heavily armed border zone in the world that separates North Korea and South Korea. With a guide and easy transportation, visit various prominent places like the Imgingak Park, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and Dorasan Observatory.

    Hotel pick-up from two convenient locations in Seoul included in the package.

    Itinerary

    Enjoy a convenient pick up from your Seoul hotel to kickstart this highly popular tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, located just a few miles away from the North Korean Territory! Get to know your friendly guide en route your first destination of the day – 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 Village and check out the DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall. As you travel through the DMZ area, listen to your guide’s commentary on Korea’s turbulent past. Also, 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.

    This tour ends with drop off in Seoul at either City Hall Subway Station or Myeongdong.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Transportation
    • Admission fee
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Hotel drop-off service
    • Beverage
    • Personal expenses
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    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.

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

    Since the DMZ and JSA 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.

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

    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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