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Seoul (Incheon), South Korea-port

Inchon, located on the west coast of South Korea, is regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to its close proximity to the city. During the Korean War, Inchon was the site of the Battle of Inchon, when United States troops landed to relieve pressure on the Pusan Perimeter and to launch a United Nations offensive northward. The city was also the site of a Japanese POW camp during World War II.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Dmz 3rd Tunnel
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Dmz 3rd Tunnel and Seoul
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Folk Village
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Folk Village and Namdaemun Market
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Grand Tour of Seoul
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Inchon Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Seoul At a Glance
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Seoul Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Seoul On Your Own
    Light Activity /Walking

Dmz 3rd Tunnel

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: INC-013

Discover the pathos of the Korean War during this half-day visit to the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, separating North and South Korea.

Depart the pier for the scenic drive along the Unification Road, the main thoroughfare connecting Seoul and Panmunjom, en route to Seoul. Along the way, you will see the Freedom Bridge, the only bridge that crosses the Injin River connecting North and South Korea. For thousands of North Koreans, this narrow wooden structure was the path to freedom at the conclusion of the Korean War.

Upon arrival in Imjingak, you will proceed for a tour of the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, one of the last relics of the Cold War. Created by the Korean Armistice Agreements signed in July 1953, the DMZ is a 155-mile long, 2.5-mile-wide military demarcation line (MDL), with a 1.2-mile-wide demilitarized zone on each side of it. After a briefing by military personnel at the DMZ, you will take a guided tour of a museum dedicated to the history of the zone.

A visit will then be made to the DMZ's 3rd Tunnel. This 5,364-foot-long tunnel is located about 240 feet underground, and is over six feet high and wide. Designed for a surprise attack on Seoul, the tunnel crosses beneath the demarcation line into South Korea, and is capable of moving 30,000 battle-equipped foot soldiers per hour. The entrance and exit of the 3rd Tunnel involves walking down, and later up, about 230 feet.

Next, you will continue on to the Dora Observatory for panoramic cross-border views of the North Korean propaganda village, and as far north as the city of Gaeseong.

Please note: This tour is subject to cancellation without advance notice in the event of military conditions, training or alerts. This tour involves a considerable amount of walking, especially during the visit to the 3rd Tunnel in case the mini-train escalator is not in service.

Guests must then be able to climb up and down 230 feet, without assistance, to access the tunnel. As a result, this tour is only recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. The tunnel ground is often cool and wet; wear a jacket and comfortable closed-toe, low-heeled, and non-slip walking shoes. You may choose not to enter the tunnel if you wish. Photography is restricted in the DMZ; your guide will inform you about the photo zones. A list of all participating guests, including passport numbers, nationality and birth date, must be provided 24 hours prior to departure. All guests must carry their passports at all times (no exceptions).