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Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man's-land known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. As a divided nation, only 2.5 miles (4 km) separate the North from the South at what is the most heavily armed border on earth. The 150-mile (241-km) zone has served as a buffer since the 1953 cease-fire agreement between the United Nations and North Korea that put the Korean War on hold.

The Basics
Even with its past, the area is quite safe for travelers and is one of the most fascinating day trip options from Seoul. The DMZ can only be visited as part of an organized, guided tour, during which travelers get the chance to see the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as Panmunjom, where the North and South met for peace talks during the war. Visitors can also see both North Korean and South Korean soldiers each guarding their respective sides of the DMZ. Other common stops on the tour include Imjingak Park, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Freedom Bridge, and the Dora Observatory, where it's possible to look across the border into North Korea.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The DMZ is a must-see for history buffs.
  • Choose a full- or half-day tour, lasting between 6 and 10 hours.
  • The DMZ can only be visited on a guided tour; no independent visits are permitted.
  • Don't forget your passport, as you'll need it for security check.
  • Dress conservatively and avoid wearing any "commercial" military clothing.
 
How to Get to the DMZ
Travelers wanting to go to the DMZ must visit with a guide, and tours need to be booked at least a few days ahead of time for security reasons. Tours typically include pickup and drop-off from either your hotel in Seoul or a central meeting point, so there's no hassle with transportation to and from the various points of interest.

When to Get There
Tours to the DMZ can be canceled on short notice, so it's a good idea to book for your first full day in Seoul so you have time to reschedule as needed. For the best weather, plan to visit in spring or fall. Expect high humidity and more frequent rainfall during the summer months, and dress for chilly weather in winter—temperatures tend to hover in the 20s and 30s F.

Dress to Impress at the DMZ
The DMZ has a strictly enforced dress code, partly because North Korean soldiers have been known to take photos of poorly dressed tourists to use in propaganda "proving" that other nations are too poor to afford proper clothing. Leave the ripped jeans, sandals, and halter tops at the hotel.
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul

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Tour the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with a knowledgeable guide who shares the history and highlights of this important strip of land that separates North and South Korea. Established in 1953 after the Korean War, the DMZ includes key sites such as the Freedom Bridge, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Imjingak Park, DMZ Museum and Dora Observatory. Visit the DMZ from Seoul on a morning or afternoon half-day tour, with optional upgrades to include lunch or a full-day tour that also visits Insadong Antique Street, a mecca of antique shops, boutiques and tea houses.
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  • 7 hours
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$65.25
$75.00
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Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

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The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, with entrance fees plus pickup and drop-off in central Seoul included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.50
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Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour

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Experience the best of the South Korean capital and explore with ease on this full-day tour of Seoul. Visit Jogye Temple, The Blue House, Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong, Bugak Skyway, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Myeongdong. Your tour is limited to just 15 people for a personalized experience. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off is included. If you choose, upgrade to include a second day tour to the DMZ.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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Private DMZ Peace Tour : N.Korea 3rd Invasion Tunnel and Suspension Bridge

Private DMZ Peace Tour : N.Korea 3rd Invasion Tunnel and Suspension Bridge

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Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide on a 10-hour tour to the DMZ. Forget the headache large groups and discomfort of tour buses and relax in private round-trip transportation from your Seoul hotel. There’s no need to fuss over foreign language menus as lunch is provided at a local restaurant. In addition to the usual attractions, the comprehensive itinerary also includes visits to the third infiltration tunnel, Dora Observatory, and Dorasan Station.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$205.13
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$205.13
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Full Day Korean DMZ Tour including the War Memorial of Korea

Full Day Korean DMZ Tour including the War Memorial of Korea

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Take a full-day tour from Seoul that includes a trip to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in the morning, and returns to Seoul in the afternoon. Highlights of the DMZ include Imjingak Park, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Exhibition Hall, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, and Unification Village. Return to Seoul for lunch, then visit the War Memorial of Korea before your tour ends in the late afternoon.
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  • 9 hours
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$80.77
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2.Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route

2.Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route

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Travel with a private guide to one of the most important pieces of territory in Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has marked the division between North and South Korea since the Korean War. After pickup in Seoul, your guide shows you the highlights of the DMZ, including Imjingak Peace Park, a model North Korean village, and the invasion route that North Korean spy commandos used when they infiltrated the world’s most heavily fortified border in 1968. Visit the War Memorial of Korea back in Seoul, before drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.31
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The Non-Touristy DMZ Private Day Trip: North Korea & Nature

The Non-Touristy DMZ Private Day Trip: North Korea & Nature

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Enhance your time in Seoul with a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) that separates North and South Korea.Take in the main highlights of the area and learn more about the history of Korea. Your local host will answer all of your questions and will provide you with historical insights and facts to help you make the most of your day. On this private day trip,you’ll visit the 4km-wide DMZ and get the chance to peek into North Korea from the Eulji observatory. Check out the 'Punch Bowl', an area where soldiers from both countries fought hand-to-hand. You’ll also get to learn more about the tense history of the area while enjoying the sight of untouched natural beauty around. Get a chance to explore the 4th Invasion Tunnel, located on one of the most strategic routes and built hundreds of meters underground. Please keep in mind that for this day trip you need to bring your passport. This is very important to remember, as it is mandatory to enter the area. Join now to find out more!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.92
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Private DMZ tour from Seoul

Private DMZ tour from Seoul

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Experience the DMZ in style with your own personal guide and door-to-door round-trip private transfers to Imjingak Park. See the Freedom Bridge; look over North Korea from Dora Observatory; explore the Third Tunnel of Aggression, dug under the border by North Korean forces; visit Dorasan Station; and tour Unification Village. Ask your guide as many questions as you like along the way.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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DMZ( demilitarized zone) includes the 3rd Infiltration tunnel and observatory

DMZ( demilitarized zone) includes the 3rd Infiltration tunnel and observatory

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Discover Korea's most popular attraction on a full-day small group tour to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). Staring from your hotel, private transportation with complimentary wifi takes you from Seoul to the DMZ. In addition to a guided tour, your visit includes stops at the Third Tunnel and observatory. After an included Korean lunch, you can expand your tour to include a visit to Paju Premium Outlets, Costco, or One Mount Snow Park.
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  • 6 hours
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$192.31
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Group DMZ Peace Tour : N.Korea 3rd Invasion Tunnel and Suspension Brige

Group DMZ Peace Tour : N.Korea 3rd Invasion Tunnel and Suspension Brige

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1. Well-organized Group Budget Tour You can enjoy the well made full-day tour with affordable prices with our professional guide. 2. No Shopping We never take your time away for unnecessary shopping center! We care customers' satisfaction and valuable time! 2. Do short hiking to Mt.Gamaksan Suspension Bridge and enjoy the full view at the top. *15 min taking to up
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$51.29
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Full-day Customizable private DMZ tour with Korean BBQ

Full-day Customizable private DMZ tour with Korean BBQ

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You may not want to wait for other tourists or visit some compulsory shopping places during tour. This customizable private tour is only for your group. You don't have to wait for others and there's no compulsory shopping centers! Visit DMZ and places you want to visit around DMZ or in Seoul! After DMZ, you cai visit more places , it be Odusan observatory where you can see actual N.Korean Village that people live, some hot places or the Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul. Many options you can choose! Make your plan with my tour guide, discussing. Plus, tour guide will bring you to good Korean BBQ restaurant or good one for food that you want to try in Korea! Absolutely, you will explore DMZ, visiting Imjingak peace park, 3rd Tunnel that N.Korean dug, Dora observatory where you can see N.Korea through the border, Unification village, Dorasan observatory,etc. During tour, tour guide will give you excellent narration about DMZ and Korea History! Make your perfect day to DMZ and Seoul with us!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.42
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Half Day DMZ tour & drop off at Incheon airport (private group)

Half Day DMZ tour & drop off at Incheon airport (private group)

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Maximize every moment of your Korea vacation with a private 6-hour tour from Seoul to the DMZ. Comfortable transportation takes you (and your luggage) from your city hotel to the border between the two Koreas. Visit the Dora Observatory, walk through the third tunnel, and more. Once the sightseeing is complete, relax in swift transfer to the Incheon Airport in time for your departing flight.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.52
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Small group DMZ tour + Seoul Essence {Private and Private-guided-seat-in-coach}

Small group DMZ tour + Seoul Essence {Private and Private-guided-seat-in-coach}

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★ Please don't waste your time for waiting long Pick-UP Time for DMZ. ★ Use your first time visit to Seoul most efficiently. Are you busy or want to maximize your time to visit to Seoul, South Korea? Let's enjoy the DMZ and Seoul Essence at once. { itinerary } Hotel → Imjingak Park → DMZ (3rd Tunnel + Dora Observatory + Dorasan Station + Unification Village → {Gyeongbok Palace without Changing Guard Ceremony, Pass By Blue House} or {Changdeok palace w/o the ceremony on Tuesdays} → Jogyesa Buddhist Temple → Insadong Culture Street → Hotel  * Sequence subject to change due to local conditions :)
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  • 8 hours
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$171.09
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Private DMZ Tour

Private DMZ Tour

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Learn about Korea’s divided history at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on a half-day tour, led by an informative guide. In the morning or afternoon, travel from Seoul to the DMZ, where the country has been split since the Korean War, to visit fascinating sites such as Imjingak Park, the Freedom bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall. At Dora Observatory, you can even peer through binoculars to observe village life in North Korea. U
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Korea DMZ half day Tour with expert guide - No Shopping Tour

Korea DMZ half day Tour with expert guide - No Shopping Tour

With this 5.5-hour tour, you will visit DMZ including the 3rd Tunnel, Dora observatory, Dorasan station. You will meet the guide & vehicle at the exit 3 of Hongik Univ. station in Seoul and visit DMZ direct by tour bus. Especially with this tour, you don't need to stop by shopping center so that you can save your time and enjoy the tour only.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Full-Day NO SHOPPING DMZ Tour (starting 9:00AM)

Full-Day NO SHOPPING DMZ Tour (starting 9:00AM)

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Since the tour doesn't include any shopping center, you can only focus the DMZ Tour. There is no need to hurry to catch a bus since the pick up start from 9am. DMZ Tour is very unique and special in Korea since Korea is the only divided country in the world. Learn about Korea's history through educational and enjoyable tour especially with professional tour guide. Since actual DMZ is prohibited area, we will travel to near the DMZ where the travelers are allowed to travel; Imjingak Park, the 3rd infiltration tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, DMZ theater & Exhibition hall and Odu Unification Observatory.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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DMZ Peace Co-existence area 3rd Tunnel Tour

DMZ Peace Co-existence area 3rd Tunnel Tour

* Guided tour of the heavily militarized area, DMZ. * Only one place to see the division of the country. * Walk the real tunnel made by North Korea. See the evidence proved it made by North Korean. * Use the monorail course while 73m down the 3rd infiltration tunnel basically. If there is the reason not to use the monorail course, we need to use Walk Way. * Take a look North Korea Cities such as Gaesung City, Gaesung Industrial Complex and Gijungdong at OP Dora. * Have a time to see the vision for the both Koreas * No shopping in the schedule * Itinerary 07:50 Gather at Exit 5 CityHall Station 08:10 Start the tour 09:20 Arrive at Imjingak Park 09:30~10:40 Do the sight of 3rd tunnel 10:50~11:20 Do the sight of Dora observatory 11:30~11:50 Do the sight of Dorasan station 12:10 Pass or drop by Unification village 12:30~13:30 Lunch 14:30 Arrive at CityHall Station.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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2 Days Seoul Tour: DMZ and Essential Seoul Tour (Small Group and No Shopping)

2 Days Seoul Tour: DMZ and Essential Seoul Tour (Small Group and No Shopping)

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DMZ and Seoul City tour is 2 must-do tours when you visit Korea. With this tour, you can do both of the tours with one booking. On the 1st day, learn about the history of the must-see sites in Seoul with a professional guide. This Full-Day Essential Seoul Tour covers must-visit places you should not miss in Seoul. and on the 2nd day, Immerse yourself into the history of the Korean War and Learn about the extraordinary Korean Demilitarized Zone, which serves as a buffer zone between the two Koreas, slashing across the Korean Peninsula. This tour is small-group and no shopping tour. so unlike a group tour of 45 travelers, you can feel intimacy during this tour.
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  • 2 days
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$181.54
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DMZ Tour and Seoul City Tour Combo

DMZ Tour and Seoul City Tour Combo

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If you’ve only got limited time in the capital of South Korea, opt for a tour that covers all of Seoul’s top attractions in just one day. As well as visiting the DMZ—the demilitarized zone that marks the border between South and North Korea—this hassle-free tour includes an admission ticket for a hop-on hop-off Seoul city tour by bus. You’ll enjoy unobstructed views from the top deck of the bus and have the freedom to customize your sightseeing itinerary.
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  • 12 hours to 1 day
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$63.00
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DMZ and N-Seoul Tower Full day tour with Korean Authentic lunch

DMZ and N-Seoul Tower Full day tour with Korean Authentic lunch

Visit two of Korea’s most iconic attractions in one day on a private 8- to 10-hour tour. After your driver cum guide picks you up from your hotel, enjoy a well-rounded visit to the DMZ. Have lunch at a local restaurant, then continue the tour at N-Tower. In addition to the visited attractions, your guide is happy to provide information on Korean politics, culture, religion, and other topics that interest you.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.33
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DMZ Tour & Gwang-jang market (No shopping stop)

DMZ Tour & Gwang-jang market (No shopping stop)

DMZ Tour is one of the most hot tourist attractions in Korea. We can remind the tragedy of war and importance of peace around the world through DMZ tour. After DMZ tour we can visit also one of popular place, Gwangjang market, which is favored by locals as well. We can enjoy to taste popular snacks in the market.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Seoul Guided Rent Car to DMZ Area

Seoul Guided Rent Car to DMZ Area

DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) is a place where tensions between North Korea and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man's-land. As a country divided into 2 regions, the area of 2.5 miles (4 km) separates North Korea from South Korea on this place. The 150-mile (241 km) regional zone is a cease-fire agreement which has been in force since 1953 between PBB and North Korea. ---Itinerary--- - In this DMZ tour, you are the one who supposed to make your own itinerary, we do not provide any itinerary at all. However, our driver will kindly give you advices anytime on the day of the tour. - For your advice, please make your own itinerary days before the date of the tour. - If you have prepared your personal travel itinerary, please at least consult it first to your driver in order to adjust the time and route of the trip.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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$192.83
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Private Tour - Paju Imjingak,DMZ, and Ganghwado Island Overnight Tour

Private Tour - Paju Imjingak,DMZ, and Ganghwado Island Overnight Tour

Everyyear, Always, DMZ tour is a top-ranked hot course in Korea. We are only one divided - state in the world since Korean War (1950 ~ 1953 ) for three years. With your naked eyes, you could see North Korea, just few hundred meters away. It is a real story, but looks like fiction - story. Birds are flying to North and South anytime, anywhere ! However, our seperated-families are waiting for crossing the border to meet their relative, brothers , sisters and parents for 70 years more since Korean War. Whenever I went to DMZ tour with my clients, I felt too much sadness, sorrows, and re-unified as soon as possible ! Hope and Hope !
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$564.11
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DMZ & Imjingak Peace Gondola Experience Inter-Korean War

DMZ & Imjingak Peace Gondola Experience Inter-Korean War

The DMZ, which makes you feel the pain of division, is a variety of security tourist attractions. Imjingak Pavilion, which was built in 1972, provides a panoramic view of the area. You can see key areas of security tourism, including the Third Tunnel built for Invasion by North Korea, Dora Observatory where you can see North Korea, and Dorasan Station, a wish for unification. Riding the Imjingak gondola, you can even see Camp Greaves, the filming location of the drama "Descendants of the Sun". This is the 506th Regiment where the main character of the American drama "Band of Brothers" and the main character of the World War II movie "Saving Private Ryan," were stationed in the country. (08:00) President Hotel - Imjingak Park - The Unification Bridge - ID Check - DMZ theater and exhibition hall - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - Dora Observatory - Dorasan Station - Lunch - Dokgae Bridge - Bunker Beat 131 - Imjingak Gondola - Amethyst or Ginseng Center - Myeongdong Sending (17:00)
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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