DMZ tour and Royal palace

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Tour Number

Activity Level

266082


Categories

Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (basic), Korean (fluent)

S. Korea and N. Korea, the tragedy of modern history


We Koreans are homogeneous nation with the same language and ethnicity, culture, divided in two.

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a border or buffer zone, which was drawn on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed after the Korean War.

The DMZ vividly captures the scars and wounds of the Korean War as well as the wishes and hopes for the reunification of two Koreas.
DMZ covers the area from the origin of the Imjingang River in the east, to the town of Goseong in the west.

On either side of the truce line is a 2km-wide stretch of land where military activity is forbidden.
The zone has been protected from human disturbance for about 6 decades and has become a haven for wild animals.
The destinations in this ecological area have been regaining popularity among eco-driven tourists.

Itinerary

** DMZ is closed on Mondays and national holidays
** More importantly, travelers are required to bring legitimate form(s) of identification and/or your passport when going to the DMZ.
** DMZ tour can be cancelled without any notice when unexpected tension is escalated between North and South Korea.

Hotel(starting at 8:00 am)
-Imjingak park
-The bridge of freedom
-The 3rd infiltration tunnel
-DMZ theater
-Dorasan observatory
-Dorasan train station
-Unification village

-Lunch and return to Seoul

-Gyeongbokgung royal palace, Guard change ceremony at 2:00 pm if available, Gyeongbokgung royal palace is closed every Tuesday.

(or Changdeukgung royal palace, not available every Monday).

-Passing by Blue House(Korean Presidential Residence)
-Korea Folk Museum
-Drop off hotel or your desired place(ending at 5:00 pm)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Any accommodation in Seoul, Free pick up and drop off service.
Extra charges can be added to any location other than Seoul according to its distance from Seoul.

End location: Your accommodation or desired places in Seoul.

Duration: 9 hours

weather, traffic and time of year. DMZ is closed on every Monday. This tour can be cancelled without prior notice when unexpected situation happens in DMZ.

Transportation

12-Passenger Van /Hyundai Motor/ Grand Starex with Full air conditioner and heater.
Serve 10 adults with no baggage
Accommodate 7 adults with baggage

What’s Included

Other: English speaking driver/guide for the 10hr duration.
Free Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Gas, Toll, Parking and meal for guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25200 KRW - KRW25,000 p/person

DMZ: KRW12,200
Snacks for Lunch: KRW10,000
Gyeongbokgung palace: KRW3,000

What’s Extra

Other: Admission to DMZ.
Admission to Gyeongbokgung palace.
Personal items such as meals and snacks.

Restrictions

No restriction at all,,Any illegal activities are not allowed

A Recent Review of this tour

Chris was excellent. His knowledge of Korea was excellent. His English was impeccable. His focus on client experience was appreciated
Robert Barnum

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