Start the new year in Pyongyang!

Start 2023 like nowhere else in the world! Join our special New Year’s Eve Tour and witness spectacular fireworks and a special New Year’s Eve dinner. Of course we’ll also visit all the famous spots in and around Pyongyang and the DMZ. Is it possible to start off 2023 in a better way? We don’t think so!

General info

Start dateWednesday 28 December 2022
End dateTuesday 3 January 2023
Days5 days / 4 nights
Price€ 995
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Train in + out
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Entry fees
Visa North Korea
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€ 45 per night)
Food on the train
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
Additional events
Flight Beijing <-> Pyongyang
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.


Wednesday 28 December – Beijing

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

Thursday 29 December – 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.

Friday 30 December – Pyongyang – Kaesong / DMZ – Sariwon

  • Drive to Kaesong, near the border with South Korea.
  • Koryo Museum, a UNESCO site.
  • Highlight: Panmunjon DMZ, the border with South Korea.
  • Thongil Restaurant, where you can optionally eat dog soup.
  • Ride to Sariwon.
  • Folkcustom Park, here you have a beautiful view over Sariwon.
  • Try the local drink makkoli (optional).
  • Drive to Pyongyang.
  • Monument of the Three Charters of National Reunification, an imposing structure across the highway.
  • Overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Saturday 31 December – Pyongyang – NEW YEAR’S EVE

  • Mansudae Fountain Park.
  • Mansudae Grand Monument, the statues of the great leaders.
  • Foreign Language Bookshop, the best place to buy books about North Korea.
  • Kim Il Sung Square, the famous square of Pyongyang.
  • Grand People’s Study House, Pyongyang’s main library.
  • Ride the Pyongyang Metro.
  • Arch of Triumph, a similar triumphal arch as in Paris.
  • Juche Tower (€ 5 to the top), tower in honour of the Juche ideology.
  • Visit a local department store.
  • Special New Year’s Eve dinner, including singing service.
  • Highlight: Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Kim Il Sung Square.
  • Overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Sunday 1 January – Pyongyang

  • Highlight: Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, this is the mausoleum of the great leaders.
  • Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, many important soldiers are buried here.
  • Party Foundation Monument, the famous building with the hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush.
  • 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.
  • Mansudae Art Studio, this is where the local propaganda is made.
  • Gold Lane Bowling (optional bowling), the most famous bowling alley in Pyongyang.
  • Visit a local department store.
  • Overnight stay at the Sosan Hotel.

Monday 2 January – Pyongyang

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

Tuesday 3 January – Beijing

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

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