Korean DMZ Tour with Expert Tour Guide from Seoul - No shopping

Korean DMZ Tour with Expert Tour Guide from Seoul - No shopping

This DMZ expert tour will take you to the Korean DMZ that is located about an hour away from Seoul. You will see the Third Tunnel, the DMZ Exhibition Hall, the Dora Observatory, the Dorasan Station (closed temporally by military) and pass by the Unification Village on the way back to Seoul. It will be an educational experience to learn about the Korean War and its history.

If you choose suspension option, you will visit Gloster Hill Memorial garden which was battle field during the War and Gamaksan Chulleong (Suspension) Bridge which is one of longest suspension bridge in Korea and the nearest Mountain to the DMZ.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The DMZ is a unique area where you can observe one country being divided into two.
With this tour, you will visit the 3rd Tunnel, DMZ Exhibition hall, Dora observatory and Unification village.
Experience the tension but hope for peace in Korea and learn about their history and future.

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

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

You can see the Freedom Bridge, Monument of Soldiers, Bell of Peace and an old steam locomotive that shows the extremity of the tragedy that was the Korean War.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

North Korean Army built to infiltrate South Korea in 1970s. You will walk down to the tunnel (about 500m) wearing a safety helmet.
After tunnel, you will have some time to look around the DMZ Exhibition Hall which shows the Korean War, old weapons and you can watch a short film about Korea's history and other information of Korea.

Duration: 50 minutes

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

The highlight spot in DMZ is Dora Observatory where you can see North Korea’s propaganda village through onsite telescopes.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: British Military Seolmari Battle Memorial Park, 58-1 Seolma-ri, Jeokseong-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

(Optional) Hill 235, where the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (the Glorious Glosters) was ordered to "Hold on where you are", is remembered as "Gloster Hill".

-Memorial
The memorial stands at the foot of Gloucester Hill beside the Seolmacheon stream.
There is a memorial garden on the east side of the stream containing a large sculpture of the Gloucester's beret, a set of life sized Gloucester soldiers patrolling away from the Imjin River and a memorial wall. The stream is crossed by Gloucester Bridge and a path leads round to a flight of steps that takes you to the memorial stones set into a wall built into the side of the hill.

Four plaques on the original memorial still show the crest of the United Nations, the badges of the Gloucestershire Regiment and of the Royal Artillery
This is a popular park for local Koreans. According to Lee In-jae, the mayor of Paju who raised money among local citizens to expand the park, "Freedom is not free – it is earned with blood".

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gamaksan Chulleong Bridge, 48-6, Seolma-ri, Jeokseong-myeon Gamaksan Mountain, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

(Optional) Gamaksan Suspenstion Bridge
1.7 kilometers away from the Gloucester Hill Memorial is a rope bridge known as The Gloucester Heroes Bridge. The insignia of the regiment is also on a marble effect wall towards the beginning/end of the bridge, depending on which side the walk is started.
It is one of longest suspension bridge of Korea with 180 meter length. It was fierce battle field during Korean War. After short hiking (15min), you will reach to the great view point at the mountain Gamaksan which is in the list

Gamaksan is in the list of BEST 100 Mountains in Korea, rises 675 meters above sea level and is oft described as the ‘closest mountain to the DMZ’ but it is probably the most popular one to hike near the DMZ.
Gamaksan is close to the ceasefire line so, once you climb up to the peak, you will be able to see the Imjingang River and Songaksan Mountain in Gaesong.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"The duration can be delayed or shorter following the DMZ situation"
"Not provided pick-up from Airport and Cruise Port."
"In case of heavy rain, snow or security control, Suspension bridge can be closed. Instead, you will visit Odusan Unification Observatorry"
"The itinerary can be changed by military control"
"Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia for the 3rd Tunnel. Instead, the traveler may wait outside."
"Not recommended for elderly for the 3rd Tunnel as slope way. Instead, they may wait outside."
"Not recommended for travelers with acrophobia (fear of height) for the suspension bridge . Instead, they may wait at the view point."
"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"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duración: 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: 1: 107 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2: Itaewon Station Exit 1, Hamilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
3: Sejong Hotel, 145 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
4: 24-1 Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
5: 183 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Professional guide
  • Pickup (Provided at limit places on the list)
  • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Hotel drop-off

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