JSA (Panmunjom) Half Day Tour from Seoul (Tuesday to Saturday), Seoul tours & activities, fun things to do in Seoul | VELTRA

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JSA (Panmunjom) Half Day Tour from Seoul (Tuesday to Saturday)

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Stand at the border where North and South Korean military personnel keep watch on this half-day tour of the DMZ's Joint Security Area. Gain insight into the Panmunjom's tumultuous history as you visit the Bridge of Freedom, Imjingak and more!

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Ideal for visitors with limited time in Seoul, this half-day tour allows you to get a quick taste of the JSA (Joint Security Area), where all negotiations between North and South Korea have been held since 1953.

The border line (MDL) goes through the conference rooms and through the conference table where the North Koreans and the United Nations Command, mainly made up of South Koreans and Americans, still meet face to face.
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Schedule & Location
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  • 09:40 Check-in at KTB TOUR Office in President Hotel, 10th floor
  • 10:00 Start of Tour
  • 10:30 War Museum (1 hour)
    Make sure to stop by the Korean War exhibit to learn some background information on the conflict between North and South Korea.
  • 12:00 Lunch (30 minutes)
    366150 Wrap the insightful tour up with a filling lunch of Bulgogi or Pyongyang Cold Noodle (depending on your chosen package) and get ready for departure.
  • 12:30 Imjingak Park and Bridge of Freedom (1 hour)
    364184 Observe the many Korean War memorials in the park which are contrasted by the small amusement park and other elements of a modern public space. Then, take a look at the famous Bridge of Freedom used by POWS returning from the North.
  • 13:45 Unification Bridge Check Point
    364182 The Unification Bridge, also called the "Bridge of No Return", was given its nickname when it was used for prisoner exchanges at the end of the war. The bridge and its surrounding area have been the setting for various controversial events during and since the war.
  • 14:00 Briefing about JSA (30 minutes)
    JSA-Photo-4 As this is still an active military border, guests will be briefed on security protocols and what to expect.
  • 15:00 Touring Joint Security Area (1 hour)
    6 Take a tour of the House of Freedom, where the military cease-fire committee sat, the military demarcation line, the conference center, observation deck and the bridge of No Return.
  • 16:10 Exit from Unification Bridge
  • 17:00 Check-out at President Hotel
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • Children 11 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Korean passport holders or citizens residing in Korea will not be able to join this tour due to local laws. Citizens who live outside Korea will need to send a "Certification of Residence Overseas" to participate in this tour.
    • Korean passport holders or citizens residing in Korea will not be able to join this tour due to local laws. Citizens who live outside Korea will need to send a "Certification of Residence Overseas" to participate in this tour.
    • The JSA area is under strict military jurisdiction and is subject to sudden closures. Scheduled tours may be changed or cancelled without prior notice at any moment. Guests will be offered alternatives or refund for affected tours.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Passport
    • The JSA has a strict dress code. Please dress appropriately in smart casual attire. Avoid revealing clothes such as sleeveless tops, short pants and skirts, ripped jeans, tight garments like leggings and open-toed shoes. Please refrain from wearing military-style outfits, biker gear, sports wear with logos and over-sized clothes.
    • Walking shoes
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Following UNC rules, citizens of the following countries will be requested to submit a scanned copy of their passport (first page with photo) after booking to support@veltra.com:
    • Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Russia,Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UAE, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
    • Names, nationalities and passport numbers (and copies of passport if needed) must be sent at least 72 hours before the tour. Without this information, the activity provider cannot confirm your seat.
    • Every visitor has to use the authorized bus and follow time and photo regulations. The operator cannot be held responsible for any personal incidents or losses during the tour.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • When in the MAC conference rooms, please refrain from touching any equipment, microphone and flags that belong to the North Korean side.
    • Please do not approach or engage with any personnel of North Korea. Do not speak to them or make any gestures.
    • The following items are prohibited within the JSA premises: cameras with lens larger than 90mm, wheelchairs, walking sticks, umbrellas, luggage and big bags.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 3 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 7.5 hour(s)
Availability Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Todd S.
My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour to the JSA. It was a great idea to start the tour at the Korean War Museum to understand the background of the Korean War. Our tour guide was great! She ha...more
It was the third time for me to participate in sightseeing tour of Panmunjeom(JSA). The last time I participated in it was about 5 years ago, and the details of the tour was kind of changed(sightseei...more
I was scared a little at first, but I am happy to have visited there. The seat of the bus was designated. It was worthwhile to see the War Memorial Hall and I am glad to see it. On the way, we ca...more