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No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul

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Learn about DMZ Area, as you sightsee with a knowledgeable local guide.Travel by coach to several stunning landmarks in DMZ Area, including Imjingak Park and the DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall, Dora Observatory. During your 4.5-hour morning tour, gape at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and learn about Korean War (1950-1953) divided the Korean Peninsula into South and North Korea. Hotel pickup is included, with drop-off at City Hall or Itaewon, leaving you a free afternoon to explore more on your own.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Passport is needed on the tour day
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- *** The Korean Demilitarized Zone is temporarily closed due to 'African Swine Flu' , until the further notice from the government . *** The alternative tour itinerary : Hotel Pick up – Imjingak (Mangbaedan, The Bridge of Freedom, Bell of Peace, Dokgae Bridge, Beat131 Bunker Exhibition Hall) - Odu Mt. Unification Observatory (Observatory, North Korean Life’s Museum) - War Memorial of Korea (Korea War Museum) - Drop off at Itaewon or City Hall area.
- 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

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, 481-1 Samok-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

This park was built to console the refugees who left North Korea during the Korean War.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall

**Due to the "Africa Swine Fever" at Paju area.
We will be visiting "Dokgae Bridge, Beat131 Bunker Exhibition Hall"

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea

The third tunnel was discovered in October 1978, which is only 12km from Munsan and 52 km from Seoul

**Due to the "Africa Swine Fever" at Paju area.
We will be visiting "Mangbaedan, The Bridge of Freedom, Bell of Peace"

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dora Observatory, Jeomwon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 413-920 South Korea

See the DMZ check points of North Korea, small villages nearby and even Gaeseong Special City from the Dora Observatory.

**Due to the "Africa Swine Fever" at Paju area.
We will be visiting at Odu Mt. Unification Observatory (Observatory, North Korean Life’s Museum)



Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Dorasan Station, 307, Huimang-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea

Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea which is 700m distant from the southern boundary line of DMZ, the civil control zone.

**Due to the "Africa Swine Fever" at Paju area.
We will be visiting at the War Memorial of Korea (Korea War Museum)


Duration: 1 hour

Departure:

Departure point:

Seoul, South Korea

Traveler pickup is offered
pick up from the main hotel or main subway staion

Departure time:

Duration:

5 hours 30 minutes

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Jonathon E

Fantastic tour with an outstanding tour guide, Sunny on the alternative DMZ tour (as the JSA is closed by the government)

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Rebecca S

Grace our Tour Guide was excellent! The DMZ was closed when I was there but the alternative was brilliant. Great value for money

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Samantha Joy C

Unfortunately, we were not able to get the complete DMZ experience because the DMZ was closed due to a swine flu fear. That was a bummer but the alternative tour provided was still very interesting. I would need to come back again one day for the full tour but still a great experience overall.

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Christos S

We thoroughly enjoyed this “demarcation line” tour after initially being disappointed that the DMZ tour cancelled as the area was closed due to swine flu. This alternate tour was engaging and enjoyable for us and the children. Our tour guide, Pogan was incredibly detailed and engaging in her delivery of the history of Korea. She provided lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about Korean history and culture. She answered all our questions and had a lovely approachability. The other passengers were also lovely and friendly. We booked another tour with this company right after this tour!

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William B

The Tour was altered due to Swine Flu concerns to the MDL but the Guide was excellent in telling us all sorts of information and stories about the DMZ, the MDL and the Korean War and post the Korean War. Jane was terrific. The stops on the tour were just right not too long not too short. We saw the bleak North and knew why we are lucky to be in the Democratic and Higher Tech SK!

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Myra B

Our DMZ tour was cancelled due to ASF. We instead joined the MDL tour which was terrific. Our tour guide, "Cool" was knowledgeable and has explained a lot about Korean War. If you're interested to learn about Korean war, then this tour is a must.

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William M

Our tour guide, Sharon, was wonderful. We learned a lot about the history and enjoyed the stops during the tour.

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Christina Z

We had a great time learning about the history of the DMZ, and our tour guide Jennie was very informative! We spent time in three locations - the bridge and bunker located adjacent to Unity Bridge, an observation tower from which you can see North Korea, and the War Memorial and Museum. The tour itself was well executed, and felt like a good pace to see the sights and main historical stops. I would recommend this trip, however would note that you're not able to go into the DMZ itself, or main tunnel due to a Swine Flu outbreak, which may be the highlight for some interested in visiting the DMZ.

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Sandy

We had a great tour of the area around the North/South Korean border! The DMZ was closed for tours, which was disappointing, but wasn't the fault of the tour guide. Highly recommend this tour! The only downside of this tour is that we only had about 40 minutes at the Korean War Museum/Memorial and would have liked at least an hour.

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Catherine M

Because of the African Swine Fever, we had a modified tour and were unable to visit the DMZ. We knew this in advance and accepted the alternate itinerary. All in all, we enjoyed the tour, but we felt very rushed throughout the day as we were not able to explore anything in depth. As it takes about an hour by bus to get to the attractions in the DMZ area, we would have preferred more time at these attractions instead of an hour of our tour being allotted to the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul. We felt that this should have been the drop-off point at the end of the tour. Guests could then choose if they wanted to get off the bus and spend time at the War Memorial museum or continue on the bus to get dropped off at City Hall.
Side note: We ended up spending the whole afternoon at the museum . It was fantastic.


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No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul
Overview:

Learn about DMZ Area, as you sightsee with a knowledgeable local guide.Travel by coach to several stunning landmarks in DMZ Area, including Imjingak Park and the DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall, Dora Observatory. During your 4.5-hour morning tour, gape at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and learn about Korean War (1950-1953) divided the Korean Peninsula into South and North Korea. Hotel pickup is included, with drop-off at City Hall or Itaewon, leaving you a free afternoon to explore more on your own.

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$40

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