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South Korea Demilitarized Zone & Royal Palace Full-Day Tour

Visit the DMZ and the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace

Start time: 07:00
Duration: 10h
Max group size: 40
Live guide: English
Provider: I love Seoul Tour
Registered address: #804, 8F, Koreana Hotel, 135, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, 04519, Seoul, KR
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Professional English-speaking tour guide
Lunch (Bibimbap)
Transportation
All necessary admission fees
Hotel pick-up (Central Seoul only)
Hotel drop-off
Drinks
  • Step up to the demilitarized zone that has divided North and South Korea for more than half a century
  • After approaching the border with North Korea, journey back and enjoy a classic Korean dish of bibimbap
  • See the imposing Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal residence of the Joseon Dynasty, originally built in 1395

If you're visiting Seoul, it's worth taking the time to journey further north to visit the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. Be part of the ongoing history that divides the country, not just by barbed wire fences and armed guards, but by ideology.

There's more to see than the 4km expanse that divides north and south at the DMZ. The methods of North Korean spies are made evident in the Third Tunnel, which stretches 1.4km and measures a tiny 2m x 2m, and the hopes of peace can be felt as you cross the Freedom Bridge and see relics in the Imjingak park.

After seeing a country divided, return to Seoul and see the magnificence of what a unified Korea accomplished during the Joseon dynasty. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the residence of the kings and government of Korea.

On your return to Seoul, you'll enjoy an authentic Korean lunch before visiting the city's paramount palace. Built in the late 14th century, Gyeongbokgung was the center of the nation's politics. The palace was restored in the 19th century, and provides a glimpse into the splendor of the past.

  • The tour operator will get in touch with you after your booking to arrange the pick-up service
  • Show your confirmation email to the driver at pick-up
  • Must bring your passport on the tour day
  • Pick-up service: 06:30-08:00

Itinerary:

  • Imjingak Park
  • Freedom Bridge
  • Passby Unification Village
  • DMZ Theater
  • Exhibition Hall
  • The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
  • Dorasan Observatory
  • Dorasan Train Station (closed due to military issues)
  • Imjingak Park
  • Lunch
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace(Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday)
  • Insadong Antique Shop Alley
  • Drop-off at myeongdong

If itinerary is changed, alternative tour:

  • Imjingak park
  • Art Space BEAT 131
  • Odusan Unification Observatory
  • DMZ gondola (lighthouse of Peace, Camp Greaves)
  • Lunch
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday)
  • Insadong Antique shop Alley (refund will not be granted)
Gyeongbokgung Palace
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, 03045, Seoul
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  • Cancellation is possible until 48 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 48 hours before your visit.

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South Korea Demilitarized Zone & Royal Palace: Full-Day Tour

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