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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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Hongik Univ. Station
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    DMZ
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    You will be picked up at your hotel in Central Seoul or subway station then taken to Imjingak Park. Once you arrive at the park, you can see the Freedom Bridge and an old steam train that shows the extremity of the tragedy that was the Korean War at Imjingak Park. Then, the DMZ bus will head to the 3rd Tunnel that North Korean Army built to infiltrate South Korea in 1970s. You will walk down to the tunnel (about 500m, round trip) wearing a safety helmet. After coming out of tunnel, you will have some time to look around the DMZ Exhibition Hall which shows the Korean War, old weapons and Korea's history. After the Exhibition Hall, you will head to Mt Dora to see North Korea from the Observatory. There are many telescopes to look at North Korea’s propaganda village. Then you will move to Dorasan Station, the last station before entering North Korea from South Korea. You can get a stamp that resembles the immigration desk in the airport, as a souvenir (You will not be entering North Korea).   On the way back to Imjingak Park, your vehicle will pass by the Unification Village before heading back to Seoul. Once you return to Seoul, you will stop-by a Korean Ginseng Center (This place will be skipped if you choose "without shopping tour" option) before you will be dropped off at the City Hall. You can choose 1 of 2 half day tours with morning or afternoon.
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You'll end at
City Hall Station
Jeong-dong, Seoul, South Koreaending around 2 pm for DMZ morning tour at City Hall station. ending around 5 pm for DMZ afternoon tour at City Hall station
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide us with the name & full address of your accommodation in Seoul if there are no listed.

    And we can meet at subway stations in Central Seoul.
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    City Hall Station, Jeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Entry/Admission - DMZ
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required for afternoon tour
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • *** The Korean Demilitarized Zone is temporarily closed due to African Swine Flu until the further notice from the government (we assume it until the beginning of Feb. 2020). During this time, the tour will visit Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge, Odusan Observatory and War Memorial Museum to learn about the Korean War.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Nice place to understand the modern history of KOREA ... Our guide "Peter" is well educated person who knows his history and geography + a funny person ... Thanks "Peter"
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    Good to know the history of the DMZ. You can enter in the tunel that was bild by the North Korea and see all the history about the how North Korea tries to enter South Korea.
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    Although the DMZ was closed we are very happy with our tour. A big thanks goes out to our golden guide Kim. Early pick-up in the frosty morning brought serenity to our visit at Freedom Bridge. I feel privileged to have seen and heard some of the stories that makes this place so
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    For any student of history, or someone who seeks a better understanding of current affairs, do yourself a favour and take this tour. Great price and very convenient. I learned so much!
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    Unfortunately the proper DMZ was closed at the time we visited, but it didn't really affect our feeling about the tour. Another unfortunate occurrence was that is was very foggy that day, so we couldn't really see the North in any defined way. The tour despite these setbacks was
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    By: Seoul N Tour - Day Tours
    Abdulla Alremeithi
    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    10
    Nice Historical place
    Nice place to understand the modern history of KOREA ... Our guide "Peter" is well educated person who knows his
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    joanazl
    Niteroi, RJ
    278
    Good to know the history of the DMZ.
    Good to know the history of the DMZ. You can enter in the tunel that was bild by the North Korea and see all the
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    Fred
    Coburg, Australia
    1810
    A must if you want to learn about Korean history
    Although the DMZ was closed we are very happy with our tour. A big thanks goes out to our golden guide Kim. Early
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    KerryAuriat123
    Brandon, Canada
    298
    Super interesting tour
    For any student of history, or someone who seeks a better understanding of current affairs, do yourself a favour
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    Stef
    223
    Great Tour even with the DMZ Closed
    Unfortunately the proper DMZ was closed at the time we visited, but it didn't really affect our feeling about the
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    Jodie Tran Nguyen
    Seattle, Washington
    21
    Very well organized tour!
    We really enjoyed our day with this tour even though the DMZ was closed due to the swine flu but the alternative
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    Tracy T
    22
    Great Tour!
    We loved this tour and our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable, courteous and professional! His English was
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    Andrew
    10
    DMZ Tour
    The DMZ was still closed due to the African swine flu so I did the alternative tour. Which was great and Peter who
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    Steve S
    52
    Great and Informative Day
    A fantastic tour with plenty of stops and lots of information about the relationship between the South and North.
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    Catfish1234
    Singapore, Singapore
    1919
    Alternative Itinerary is Good too
    As others had mentioned the DMZ is closed by Korean government, may be continued until the end of Feb. 2020. The
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