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  • Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

    1. Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

    Depart Seoul and journey to one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Created by the Korean Armistice Agreements of July 27, 1953, the 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) has a 2-kilometer wide demilitarized zone on each side. Your first stop is Ganghwa Peace Observatory, where you can have the closest and most clear look at North Korean farmlands. Walk around rather untouched paths, enclosed by barbed wires and stop by at 6.25 Veterans Memorial Park where you can learn about the tragic history of Korean War. Close your eyes and take a moment to think about their sacrifices. Later, travel to Imjingak Park, a part of Paju DMZ, where many statues and monuments regarding the Korean War can be seen. Discover the Bridge of Freedom used by repatriated POWs and soldiers. At the end of the ...

    It was a great tour and covered everything listed. Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.

  • From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

    2. From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

    After an early-morning pick-up in Seoul, head off to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the strip of land between North and South Korea representative of the decades-long conflict on the peninsula. Your first destination will be Imjingpak Park, situated only 7 km from the Demarcation Line, and built in remembrance of the Korean War and in the hopes of reunification of the peninsula. Visit its observatory, monuments, and the Freedom Bridge, which was used to transport 13,000 prisoners home after the war. Then, visit the Third Infiltration Tunnel, discovered in 1978, an incomplete tunnel built by North Korea into the South. Discovered after a tip-off from a North Korean defector, the tunnel was denounced by the UN as an act of aggression by North Korea - it had reached only 44 km away from the city of Seoul. Descend into history as you explore the tunnel yourself! You can also visit Dora Obser...

    Very informative and interesting tour. The tour company, and Amy in particular, was very helpful after out trip got rescheduled due to coronavirus and lack of people signed up for our slot, and were very helpful when we had difficulties organising a collection point. Our actual tour guide for the trip, Ko, was great. The tour was well organised, and she helped us understand the historical and cultural significance of what we were seeing, and was very humorous throughout it.

  • Namiseom, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

    3. Namiseom, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

    Meet your friendly coordinator at your preferred meeting point in Seoul and hop onto the comfortable tour bus with other travelers as you head to Gapyeong City. During the ride, be briefed on the details of the tour by your knowledgeable coordinator. If you select one of the options including the rail bike experience, drive to the rail bike station to enjoy riding along an old train track in the beautiful countryside, that has been converted into a serene rail bike track. Continue to The Garden of Morning Calm, a stunning garden that attracts families, friends, couples, and photographers with a variety of festivals held there throughout the year. Try some local food at the restaurants nearby. If you select the lunch add-on at check-out, you can try the region's signature dish, Dakgalbi (Korean style spicy chicken) and fried rice, served with water and soft drinks. Next, set off for Nam...

    We booked this on a whim, so we weren't expecting much. The tour was quirky (i.e. the petite france theme park) but overall the experience exceeded our expectations! We loved Nami Park but probably would have ditched the Theme Park in favor of more time there. The final stop at the garden was amazing and definitely an unexpected highlight.

  • Mt. Bukhan Hike & Korean-Style Spa with Full Body Treatment

    4. Mt. Bukhan Hike & Korean-Style Spa with Full Body Treatment

    Take a break and get some fresh air by climbing Mount Bukhan and having a Korean-style sauna experience. Meet at your hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM, then transfer to Mount Bukhan, Seoul’s highest mountain designated as a national park in 1983. Starting from the main entrance of Mt. Bukhan, you will stop by Seunggasa Temple and climb up to Samo Rock which takes around 2.5 hours. At the end of your hiking experience, enjoy delicious Korean food for lunch. After lunch, relax your muscles at a Korean traditional sauna, similar to Jjimjilbang (if option selected). It’s a Korean-style sauna which is an indoor bathhouse separated by gender. Start with seshin, a Korean body cleansing service, with a rub-down by a ddemiri or "scrub practitioner" who sloughs away layers of dead skin from your entire body using a thin tower. All services, including scrubbing, a body oil...

    It was gerat, hiking or rather climbing was quite hard but the view was worth it. I enjoyed the Temple the most when we where hiking down, the architecture and the female monchs where beautiful. Also the tour guide was super nice and well informed, very professionel. I recommed this tour if you like hiking.

  • Nami Island, Petite France & Optional Rail Bike Tour

    5. Nami Island, Petite France & Optional Rail Bike Tour

    Located just 63 kilometers away from Seoul, Nami Island is a popular getaway spot for both locals and tourists. The area is famous for its magnificent tree lined roads. There are different activities available on the island or you can simply relax and enjoy the wonderful views in the area.  Petite France is a little vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. This village consists of many photo-worth spots that were featured on dramas and variety shows, such as “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden”, “Running Man” and the most recent, “You Who Came From The Stars”. If you choose a "Rail Bike" option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track for you to spend some quality time among nature with your friends and family. With this option, you will visit the Rail Bike station in the morning...

    Our Tour Guide was Jade. She speaks fluent English and seems knowledgeable about the places to be visited. She gave a little talk about history and some facts. She even recommend a restaurant for lunch (but the food tastes bland in my opinion).

  • Seoul: Mt. Seorak, Fortress & Giant Bronze Buddha Tour

    6. Seoul: Mt. Seorak, Fortress & Giant Bronze Buddha Tour

    Depart from your hotel and journey towards Mt. Seoraksan, also known as Mt. Sorak, the highest in the Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Range. This area boasts beautiful landscape and scenery all year round. The national park, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covers 154 square miles (398 sq km) and is home to more than 2,000 animal species and 1,400 rare plant species. As you follow your guide along a well-maintained path, keep an eye out for a variety of animals such as musk deer.  Next, you'll proceed to the Gwongeumseong Fortress by cable car. It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle as there was a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim built the castle to avoid war. As you ascend, view the interesting rock formations of the Gwongeumseong region, including Ulsanbawi Rock, and watch the East Sea come into sight.  Let your guide show you around the mountain's Shinheungsa Temple, with its gi...

  • Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

    7. Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

    Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty - King Sejo, who reigned from 1455 to 1468. Nami Island also declared its cultural independence and was reborn as the Naminara Republic. It has its own national flag, anthem, currency, passport, phone cards, stamps, orthography, and even a certification of citizenship. The Garden of Morning Calm is a 300,000-meter garden that attracts an array of frequent families, friends, couples and photographers who come to explore the beautifully sculpted garden flowers, trees and pathways of this stunning garden paradise. If you choose the rail bike option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track. With this option, visit the rail bike station in th...

    Wonderful trip from beginning to end. The day went to plan without any mishaps. Tour guide Lammi spoke excellent English and was very interactive. The morning calm was exceptionally beautiful and worth a visit in addition to Nami island. The rail bike was fun with beautiful views! Advise a coat and a comfortable pair of shoes at this time of year.

  • From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

    8. From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

    Start your day with a convenient hotel pick-up in Seoul and drive out towards the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the de facto border between South and North Korea. The first stop is Imjingak, 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, a park that is dedicated to remembering the war and the division of Korea. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The 3-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, the Unification Park and a North Korea Center. Next, try the new Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola. During the cable car ride, you will get a bird’s eye view of the DMZ and even get a glance at Imjin River and Camp Greaves, a site used for many war-themed TV shows and movies. The next stop is Mount Odu Unification Observatory, which allows visitors a view of North Korean territory. On the way back to Seoul you’ll visit Seoul Battleship Park. 3 authentic wars...

  • Imjingak & Paju: Full-day Two Koreas Tour from Seoul

    9. Imjingak & Paju: Full-day Two Koreas Tour from Seoul

    Meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point and depart to Imjingak in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Imjingak, located 7 KM from the Military Demarcation Line, is a park that was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. It is surrounded by the Unification Park and North Korea Center.  After visiting Imjingak, head to Mangbaedan, a memorial where people from South Korea perform ancestral rites. Every New Year’s Day and Chuseok (Korea’s Thanksgiving), they bow toward their hometowns in the North as a sign of respect.  Then, head to the Bridge of the Freedom, which South Koreans crossed when they came back to their own country from North Korea. Also see the Gyeongui Train Line, which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950.  The next stop is Paju Provence Village, which is very close to North Korea. Visit Heyri Art Valley and the Forest of Wisdom b...

  • Seoul: Morning E-bike Tour

    10. Seoul: Morning E-bike Tour

    Glide effortlessly through the ancient city of Seoul by E-Bike. Starting from the K Style tourist information hub, you'll cruise over to the Blue House, before visiting the Tongin Market for Lunch. Next up, visit the famous Coffee Prince Cafe for something warm, before visiting the oldest original gate to the city. You'll then travel effortlessly up two mountains, with your E-bike doing all the work for you. From the tops of these mountains you can overlook the city to enjoy Seoul's natural beauty and epic skyline all in one. This tour will also visit a famous chopstick house for a chat and a game, and at the end of your tour you should be left with some awesome pictures, a feel for Seoul, some local knowledge of the food and culture, some chopstick skills, and memories to last a lifetime.

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Very informative and interesting tour. The tour company, and Amy in particular, was very helpful after out trip got rescheduled due to coronavirus and lack of people signed up for our slot, and were very helpful when we had difficulties organising a collection point. Our actual tour guide for the trip, Ko, was great. The tour was well organised, and she helped us understand the historical and cultural significance of what we were seeing, and was very humorous throughout it.

I would recommend this tour. The female guide was very dedicated, informative and friendly. Even though I couldn't understand everything all the time I still learned something new. There were 3 stops and you always had like 10-15 minutes for yourself which were more than enough for me. So, if your are in Seoul you should visit the DMZ.

Had an awesome experience! Ko was a wonderful tour guide and the local support staff were very helpful setting up my tour. Would definitely recommend.

It was a great tour and covered everything listed. Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.

Great tour with a great experience. In addition, a very good tour guide. We recommend