On this tour, you will learn about Korean history and culture, focusing especially on the last historic event- the Korean war.
What to Expect
Get to know the history of the Korean war and wish for a peaceful unification. After lunch followed by DMZ tour, the afternoon tour will hit Seoul’s historic spots including the palace and an antique alley known as Insadong to understand Korean arts and culture.
[The 3rd Tunnel]
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635m in length, 2m in width and 2m in height and is located 52km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made by South Koreans to invade North Korea, however their insistence was proven untrue as the explosions used to make the tunnel face southward.
Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line. Located 56 km from Seoul and 205 km from Pyeongyang, the station was opened as a tourist attraction on April 4, 2002 right before the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
Dorasan station can be reached by getting on the Gyeongui Line from Seoul Station. Once you reach Munsan Station, you can transfer to a train bound for Imjingang Station. After presenting your identification at Imjingang Station, you can get on a train bound for Dorasan Station. Since it is the northernmost part of South Korea, Dorasan Station will also play the role of customs and immigration for visitors entering South Korea through the station when the Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed.
Since this area is within the Civilian Control Zone (CCZ), visitors and tourists will only be granted access after presenting a valid identification document at Imjingang Station.
The DMZ tour is located in Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do. Learn the history between North and South Korea. Afterwards, you will be taken for a delicious lunch. Then, head towards the Korea Royal Palace known as Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is widely admired as a work of stately architecture as well as for its role in the 500-year history of Korea's last kingdom.
Half Day DMZ Tour [Hotel→ Imjingak Park → Freedom Bridge → Pass by Unification Village → DMZ Theater → Exhibition Hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dorasan Observatory → Dorasan Train Station → Imjingak Park→ Ginseng Center or Amethyst Factory] -> Lunch (menu:Bulgogi) -> Gyeongbokgung Palace(Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday) -> Insadong Antique Shop Alley -> Hotel
- Round trip shared transfer
- Admission ticket
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach of minivan
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's Not Included
- Beverages, unless specified
Know Before You Go
• Minimum of 2 persons
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Current valid passport is required for the tour
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, other serious medical conditions or pregnant women
• DMZ Tour is open to all tourists with no country or age limitations
• Since the DMZ and JSA are operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice