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DMZ Tour from Seoul with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong with Hotel Pick-Up Quick Confirmation

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is a top Seoul autumn spot

Combine two must-see South Korean attractions in 1 day with a DMZ tour from Seoul and Gyeongbokgung Palace visit. Explore the highlights of the Korean Demilitarized Zone before going to the grand royal palace grounds. Stop at Insadong Antique Street.

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • imjingak ribbons
  • Korean Demilitarized zone, north korea
  • 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. See the highlights of the DMZ including Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel. Afterwards, explore the legacy of the Joseon Dynasty at Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesdays). The last stop will be at the Insadong Antique Street where you can shop for traditional items and souvenirs before the tour concludes at Myeongdong area.
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Price
Standard Tour with Hotel Pick-up
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Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 99.91
USD 99.91
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 69.94
USD 69.94
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Quick Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 99.91
USD 99.91
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 199.83
USD 199.83
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 69.94
USD 69.94
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 9 - 10 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 07:00-08:00 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Seoul City Center
  • 08:00 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 Visit one of the infiltration tunnels discovered below the Korean border, believed to have been dug by North Korean forces for the purposes of invasion. 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 Station, 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 royal palace is considered one of the most iconic sights in all of Korea.
  • Insadong Antique Street
    Insadong Finally, go souvenir shopping at the famous Insadong Shopping District which contains 40% of South Korea's antique shops.
  • 17:00 Check-out at Myeongdong area
Package detail / Schedule
Standard Tour without Hotel Pick-up
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 99.91
USD 99.91
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 69.94
USD 69.94
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Quick Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 99.91
USD 99.91
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 199.83
USD 199.83
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 69.94
USD 69.94
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
  • Duration: 9.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 07:45 Check-in at Koreana Hotel (Ground Floor)
  • 08:00 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 Visit one of the infiltration tunnels discovered below the Korean border, believed to have been dug by North Korean forces for the purposes of invasion. 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 Station, 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 Street
    Insadong Finally, go souvenir shopping at the famous Insadong Shopping District which contains 40% of South Korea's antique shops.
  • 17:00 Check-out at Myeongdong Area
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • 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.
    • Guests with serious fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), heart and cardiovascular issues, asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to enter the Third Tunnel. Walking through the Third Tunnel is not required. Guests may opt out and choose to stay in the bus, exhibition room or souvenir store.
    • The DMZ is under strict military jurisdiction. Scheduled tours may be changed or canceled without prior notice because of military reasons or inclement weather. 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
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Passport
    • Walking shoes
    • ID card for Korean citizens
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Every tourist has to use the authorized bus and follow the time and photo regulations. The operator cannot be held responsible for any personal incidents or losses during the tour.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • 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. Depending on the traffic in Seoul, the pick-up service may occasionally be delayed.
    • The tour will also be conducted in Japanese and Chinese.
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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 99.91
USD 99.91

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(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(3 reviews)

Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 9 - 10 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Dutch couple
It is a very interesting tour but you are guided quite fast through each part of the trip to dmz. The lunch was good and the visit to the castle and Insadong street was a private tour for the two of ...more
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.