Deepen your understanding of the tragic division of Korea during this 8-hour tour to the Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower with your own private guide. As you explore the important sites in the DMZ, including Imjingak Pavilion, Dorsan Station, and the third infiltration tunnel, learn about the suffering Korea went through and how it recovered to get to where it is now. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Seoul are included.
A private vehicle will pick you up from your Seoul hotel between 7:30am -'7:50am.'Meet your private guide, and head toward the first stop on your 8-hour tour, Imjingak Pavilion. This park on the banks of the Imjin River was built to comfort the millions of people on both sides of the divide who were left unable to return to their homes.
Continue on to the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, formed after the Korean War between South and North Korea. Measuring just 2.5 miles wide at its widest point, this strip of land'crosses the Korean Peninsula, creating a buffer between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the north and the Republic of Korea to the south.
Head underground'with your guide'into the third infiltration tunnel. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel was one of four built by'North Korea to mount surprise attacks on their southern enemies. Continue on to Dorasan Station, the northernmost railway station in the country'that once connected North and South Korea. At the Dora Observatory, gaze through binoculars at'the North Korean propaganda village and as far north as the city of Gaeseong.
After'lunch (own expense),'ride the cable car (extra fee) or walk up Namsan Mountain to'N Seoul Tower, one of Seoul's most recognizable landmarks, where you can watch a'traditional performance or take in the panoramic views from the observatory (own expense).'Notice the thousands of colorful padlocks secured to the terrace fence, each symbolizing a couple's love. The wait for the cable car can be more than one-hour during weekend, high travel season or overcrowding. In this case, we will need to walk up to the tower. Performance in N Seoul tower may not be available depending on the weather or another situation.
Return to our hotel'around 4pm, leaving you plenty of time to rest up and head out for a night on the town.
Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required, and all participants must bring a valid passport.