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Fall in North Korea

One of the most important events in recent Korean history has been the establishment of the Korean Workers’ Party. Every year this anniversary is celebrated in style in Pyongyang. We’ll visit the various famous places in Pyongyang, such as the Mansudae Grand Monument, the Korean War Museum and much more.

General info

Start dateFriday 7 October 2022
End dateFriday 14 October 2022
Days6 days / 5 nights
Price€ 1,145
IncludingAccommodation
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Train in + out
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€ 45 per night)
Insurance
Food on the train
Visa
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
Additional events
Flight Beijing <-> Pyongyang
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Itinerary

Friday 7 October – Beijing

  • Meet & greet your guide and group in Beijing.
  • 5:25 p.m. departure by overnight train to Pyongyang.

Saturday 8 October – Pyongyang

  • 7:00 a.m. arrival border China / North Korea (Dandong / Sinuiju).
  • Departure for those choosing to fly from Beijing, arrival in Pyongyang at 4 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. train passengers arrive in Pyongyang.
  • Guided tour of the hotel and introduction to your Korean guides.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Sunday 9 October – Pyongyang

  • Highlight: Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, this is the mausoleum of the great leaders.
  • Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, many famous soldiers are buried here.
  • Ride the Pyongyang Metro.
  • Arch of Triumph, a similar triumphal arch as in Paris.
  • Korean War Museum, during the tour you will learn more about the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War.
  • USS Pueblo, the American ship captured during the war.
  • Kwangbok Supermarket,  a local market where you can pay with the local currency.
  • Mansugyo Beer bar
  • Overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Monday 10 October – Pyongyang – FOUNDING OF THE PARTY DAY

  • Morning walk through the main street of Pyongyang. We go from the Pyongyang Grand Theatre to Kim Il Sung Square.
  • Kim Il Sung Square.
  • Foreign Language Bookshop, the place to buy books about North Korea.
  • Mansudae Fountain Park..
  • Mansudae Grand Monument, the great bronze statues of the leaders.
  • Grand People’s Study House, Pyongyang’s library.
  • Juche Tower (€5 to the top), tower in honour of the Juche ideology.
  • Walk through Moranbong Hill. Here you see many Koreans singing, dancing, drinking and eating. If you want you can join in!
  • Highlight: Special festivities, these are often announced at the last minute, but most of the time they are: a parade, circus performances, a classical concert and/or probably some other surprises. (optional: approx. €20).
  • Highlight: Join in/or watch from the sidelines with a big mass dance performance with local students.
  • Party Foundation Monument, the famous building with the hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush.
  • Highlight: Watch the Mass Games, the biggest gymnastics show in the world. (t.b.c.)
  • Overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Tuesday 11 October – Pyongyang – Kaesong / DMZ – Sariwon – Nampo

  • Monument of the Three Charters of National Reunification, an imposing structure across the highway.
  • Drive to Kaesong, near the border with South Korea.
  • Highlight: Panmunjon DMZ, the border with South Korea.
  • Koryo Museum, a UNESCO site.
  • Thongil Restaurant, where you can optionally eat dog soup.
  • Tomb of Kongmin, a 14th Century mausoleum.
  • Ride to Sariwon.
  • Folkcustom Park, here you have a beautiful view over Sariwon.
  • Try the local drink Makkoli (optional).
  • Drive to Mt. Kuwol.
  • Enjoy a scienic view over South Hwanghae province.
  • Drive to Nampo.
  • Highlight: Overnight stay at the Ryonggang Spa Resort (with a private spa in each room!). In addition, you can have barbecue clams for € 5 extra.

Wednesday 12 October – Pyongyang

  • West Sea Barrage, also known as the Nampodam.
  • Tae’an Friendship Glass Factory, the factory where glass is made.
  • Chongsan Cooperative Farm, see how the local products are grown.
  • Picnic at Mt. Ryangak.
  • Drive to Pyongyang.
  • Meari Shooting Range, the famous shooting range. (shooting optional)
  • Mansudae Art Studio, this is where the local propaganda is made.
  • Overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Thursday 13 October Pyongyang

  • 8:50 a.m. flight takers depart from Pyongyang (arrival 11:30 a.m. in Beijing).
  • 10:10 a.m. train takers depart from Pyongyang via Dandong to Beijing.

Friday 14 October – Beijing

  • 9:00 a.m. arrival in Beijing, end of tour.

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