South Korea is one of the world's only divided country and the Korean Demilitarized Zone remains along the Military Demarcation Line which separates the two "Koreas". South Korea is also very well known for having one of the toughest neighboring countries to deal with, North Korea. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) has remained one of the most heavily guarded areas in the world. It also happens to be right outside of Seoul. Experience this area and see the reality with your own eyes on this 9-hour day trip to the DMZ and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel with lunch and free hotel pickup and drop-off service included. This tour does not include any compulsory visits to shopping centers.
Meet your tour guide at the lobby of your hotel in Seoul (exact location will be confirmed at time of confirmation) between 7:30am - 8:30am. Please kindly wait on the hotel ground-level lobby for the pickup service.
The first stop is the Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Peace Park which is located across from Imjingak and is a symbol of the North-South divisions, which has many memorable statues such as 'Freedom Bridge' for the peaceful reunification of the Koreas.
Then you will move on toward the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel that was discovered on Oct 17, 1978 and is located 52 km from Seoul. It is estimated that about 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel each hour.
After seeing this, you will head to the Dora Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible. Then you will stop by the Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, which is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line. You will also see Unification Village, known as Tong-il-chon, which is near the DMZ. After experiencing this very exciting and intense tour, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
'Skip the visit to a shopping center and travel back to Seoul and to get dropped off at your original departure hotel between 3:00pm to 3:30pm.