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DMZ and Gyeongbokgung Palace Tour from Seoul with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off

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Prayer ribbons for peace at the DMZ

Combine two must-see attractions from Seoul in one day: the Korean Demilitarized Zone and Gyeongbokgung Palace. See DMZ highlights such as Imjingak Park, Third Tunnel and Dora Observatory before going to the grand royal grounds of Gyeongbokgung.

  • imjingak ribbons
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Freedom Bridge
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone Sign
  • Bridge of No Return
  • Traditional Korean drum
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
Visit two attractions significant to Korean history and culture in one Seoul day tour. Experience the tension and hopes for peace at the Korean Demilitarized Zone and the legacy of the Joseon Dynasty at Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesdays). Finish the tour with a stop at the Insa-dong shopping alley.
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Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 109.23
USD 109.23
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 76.46
USD 76.46
Infant (Age 0-2)
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free
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Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 109.23
USD 109.23
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 218.46
USD 218.46
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 76.46
USD 76.46
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 9 - 9.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
Package detail / Schedule
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  • 07:30-08:00 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Seoul City Center
  • Imjingak Park and Freedom Bridge
    Imjingak Park The tour begins at Imjingak Park where you will find many historic monuments dedicated to the Korean War. See the Freedom Bridge which the prisoners of war/soldiers used to return from the north.
  • Pass by the Unification Village
  • DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall
    Upon arrival at the DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall, get to watch the 15-minute AVP about the Korean War and DMZ.
  • The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
    219952 Third Infiltration Tunnel Go through the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and see the barricades built by the South Korean military near the demarcation line.

    *Please note that taking photos is not permitted in the tunnel.
  • Dora Observatory and Dorasan Station
    Dora Observatory Located on top of Dorasan, the 304-square feet Dora Observatory offers a rare glimpse of the reclusive North Korean territory through binoculars. Then, visit Dorasan Station which used to connect North and South Korea. It now functions as a terminal for a commuter train line.
  • Lunch (Bibimbap)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesdays)
    Gyeongbokgung Palace Arrive at the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces. Completed in 1395, the palace is now deemed to be one of the most iconic sights in all of Korea.
  • Insadong Antique Shop Alley
    Insadong Finally, go shopping at the famous Insadong Shopping District which contains 40% of South Korea's antique shops.
  • 17:00 Drop-off at Select Hotels in Seoul City Center
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Pregnant women or guests with heart problems and other serious medical conditions are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Drinking alcoholic beverages before the tour is prohibited. Because this is a militarized area, you must cooperate with and follow the directions given by the tour guides.
    • Camera lenses over 90mm (3.5 inches) in diameter are prohibited.
    • The minimum number of participants for this tour to operate is 2. If you are going to book for 1 person, you need to pay the tour price of 2 people. If there are other participants booked on the day of the tour, you will be contacted by VELTRA via email and refunded the fee of 1 person at a later date.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Passport
    • Walking shoes
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Additional Note(s)
    • Since the DMZ and JSA are operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice.
    • Hotel pick-up is only available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your hotel /guesthouse is behind alleys, the guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
    • You may not be able to go down into the 3rd tunnel if you suffer from any of the following conditions: asthma, heart disease, diabetes, claustrophobia, hypertension or hypotension.
    • Korean citizens residing in Korea will not be able to participate in this tour due to local laws.
    • All schedules are subject to change due to road conditions (roadworks, traffics etc.), weather conditions (storms, hurricanes, dense fog, heavy snow, etc.) and the government order, strike and any other unforeseen reasons for the military such as military training, visiting high level military personnel etc.

      Due to these reasons, any/all part of the tour and itinerary may be canceled and/or altered without prior notice. No refunds will be given in such cases.
    • In some cases, an alternative itinerary will be offered which will visit the following locations:
      - Imjingak park
      - Art Space BEAT 131
      - Odusan Unification Observatory
      - The War Memorial of Korea
      - Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday)
      - Insadong Antique Shop Alley
    • The tour will also be conducted in Japanese and Chinese.
    • Depending on the traffic in Seoul, the pick-up service may occasionally be delayed.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 08:00 local time, 8 business days to 08:00 local time, 7 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 08:00 local time, 7 business days to 08:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 08:00 local time, 1 business days to 18:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 109.23
USD 109.23

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(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(3 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 9 - 9.5 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: veeren
the whole tour was an amazing experience and our guide jinny made it even better. she was knowledgeable and fun and made sure we experienced everything there was to do. I'd definitely go again and I r...more
by: Mridul Putatunda
The tour was excellent. Our Tour guide (Lisa) was just too good and very very patient.
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DMZ and Gyeongbokgung Palace Tour from Seoul with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off