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Since the DPRK winter season was first opened to tourists in 2014, YPT have taken advantage of exploring Pyongyang during the frosty season.

Come join us as we show you an insight on how Pyongyangites cope during the winter, but more importantly this is not the “high-season” and gives you the chance to be one of the very few tourists in the country.

By making use of travelling from Dandong, which is the Chinese border city to the DPRK and is easily reachable from most of China, we are able to offer a great price that has you in the country for 2 nights and 3 days, which is inclusive of one full day of seeing all the main sites of Pyongyang and going out both nights of the trip.

This trip is perfect for those people who are already in China or those simply travelling through who do not have the time or budget to do a full trip. If you need assistance with organising accommodation in Dandong or making your way to or from Dandong city, we’ll be happy to help book for you!

Make your first holiday of 2018 with us to the DPRK!

Please note: Unfortunately we are unable to take travellers using US passports on our Ultra Budget tours due to DPRK restrictions. US travellers are required to fly in and out of the DPRK. For all other travellers you must have a re-entry visa into China as there isn’t enough time to apply for a Chinese visa in Pyongyang and the 72 hour transfer visa doesn’t permit rail use.


Tuesday 9th January


  • Meet your YPT guide at 8:00am inside the entrance of the Dandong Railway Station to collect train ticket, DPRK visa and go through DPRK procedure.
  • Board the 10:00am train from Dandong.
  • Arrive in Sinuiju to go through DPRK entry procedure.
  • Ride on into Pyongyang and enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way.


  • Optional lunch on the train (50RMB extra).
  • 5:00pm arrival in Pyongyang to be met by your guides.
  • Evening city tour of Pyongyang, including us stopping at Kim Il Sung Square for a walk and pictures.
  • Check into the Sosan Hotel.
  • Dinner, drinks and overnight in the hotel.

Wednesday 10th January


  • Walk through Mansudae Fountain Park and see the mosaic pictures of President Kim Il Sung and the leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Visit Mansudae Grand Monument to show our respects to the President Kim Il Sung and the Leader Kim Jong Il. (Optional extra - you can present a bouquet of flowers for 5 euro)
  • Grand People’s Study House - library and academic centre for adult learners. This grand building is built in the Korean style and affords a great view over the central square.
  • Foreign Language Bookshop - shopping central for books, pins, DVD’s, CD’s and periodicals in English and other foreign Languages, followed by a brisk walk to:
  • Kim Il Sung Square - the central square of Pyongyang City.


  • Lunch in the KITC restaurant to try the famous Pyongyang Cold Noodles or Korean Bibimap.
  • Pyongyang Metro - ride 5 stops on the famous Pyongyang Underground!
  • Exiting at the Arch of Triumph - the largest Victory Arch in the world, built to celebrate the triumphant return of Kim Il Sung after the anti-Japanese war.
  • Visit the recently renovated Korean War Museum. Let the expert local guide show you around the enormous museum featuring dioramas, locally used weapons, tanks, etc., and captured American equipment!
  • USS Pueblo – the only US Naval Ship still held captive by another nation.
  • Juche Tower - monument to the everlasting Juche Ideology (optional 5 euros to go to the top).
  • Taedonggan Beer Bar No.3 – three different microbrews on tap, 2 euros each.
  • Dinner at the National restaurant with performance!
  • Overnight at the Sosan Hotel.

Thursday 11th January


  • Check out of Sosan Hotel.
  • Slow drive to Pyongyang train station stopping at a few interesting places in the city for last photos.
  • Board the 10:10am train to Dandong.


  • Optional lunch on the train (50RMB extra).
  • 4:30pm arrival in Dandong.
  • Tour concludes – if you need to make any accommodation or a way out of Dandong please let us know!