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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.

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No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
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USD77.00 per adult
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Learnt lots about recent history of Korea
Great tour. We had a group of 7 on our tour. Visited the peace park, observation tower and museum. Really informative and helpful guide.
afjelliot, Feb. 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Seoul

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Love it!
Le_B, Jan. 2022
Best Half Day DMZ Tour (No Forced Shopping)
It was a pity that the itinerary needs to be changed a bit due to the evolving Covid restrictions, but overall, we had a good time and learned so much about Korea history. Our tour guide, Sunny, was extremely knowledgeable and she shared so many interesting story about the history. Highly recommend!
star-5
Great DMZ tour!
Michelle_L, Dec. 2021
Best Half Day DMZ Tour (No Forced Shopping)
Nancy was a great guide, very friendly and engaging. Would definitely recommend her tour to anyone who wants to visit the DMZ!
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It was a perfect...
Magdalena_M, Dec. 2021
Best Half Day DMZ Tour (No Forced Shopping)
It was a perfect experience. The Tunnel was closed due to covid but the alternative program (gondola ride) was really good and we all enjoyed it! We also had a really nice tozrgide that explaned everything in english.
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Need to know
Fredrik_S, Dec. 2021
Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
Nobody told us that sometimes you have to wait several hours to go qith the shuttle bus to see the tunnel and the other stuff.
star-5
Amazing Tour
Nicole_N, Dec. 2021
[Premium Private DMZ Tour] with N-Seoul Tower include Korean Authentic lunch
Chance Kim is AMAZING!!!! His tour was informative and fun. Lunch was great. Chance speaks very good English. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. He picked us up and returned us to our hotel. He was very punctual. Chance loves to meet new people and is very friendly.
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Satisfied with the tour
ALICE_K, Sep. 2019
Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
Thank you for organising this tour. The pick up is very convenient just outside hotel. The journey was smooth. DMZ area is clean. I like the Dora observatory. Thanks to the tour guide Katie for taking care of us
star-5
Nice trip
Explore749880, Sep. 2019
No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
We enjoy so much the way to DMZ. The pick up was on time, the bus was neat and clean. Kim was a very nice tourist guide. Thanks!
star-5
Pretty cool!
Alexander_H, Nov. 2021
Best Half Day DMZ Tour (No Forced Shopping)
We had a great time. Nancy was a wonderful host! What a great opportunity to learn the history and see the sights of the DMZ.
star-4
Really interesting tour...
Kanika_K, Dec. 2021
Best Half Day DMZ Tour (No Forced Shopping)
Really interesting tour if you'd like to learn about the Korean War. The observation deck was the highlight. The tour was worth it even though the Joint Security Area was closed due to COVID.
star-5
Great tour despite DMZ closure
alfredchiaro, Jan. 2020
No shopping Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul
Had a great experience despite the DMZ area near the border was closed due to government restrictions. The tour provided a good alternative, and our guide Sadie was amazing!
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Amended tour due to closed DMZ
michael_b, Jan. 2020
Private DMZ tour from Seoul
Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, the DMZ was closed on our allotted tour date. As such an alternative tour was arranged, which our group of five adults fully enjoyed. Our guide, Mr Song, was fantastic. He was prompt, professional and very informative, keeping us up to date with information and also had a great background to explain all the sites we saw and the historical significance. Thank you Mr Song, for being a great guide to Seoul.
star-5
Informative and Engaging tour.
Patty_T, Nov. 2021
Best Half Day DMZ Tour (No Forced Shopping)
We had Sunny as our guide. She was so informative and engaging with our group (including two kids). DMZ was not open for our booking but she shared pictures with us to of what we would have seen to provide more background for us. It was a great tour and the driver was also great. I would highly recommend VIP Travel to my friends!

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.

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How to Get There

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.

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How to Choose a DMZ Tour

How to Choose a DMZ Tour


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.

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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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