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Confirmed: The Mass Games Are Back

We are very excited and happy to announce that the Mass Games are back for a second straight year! We have a great selection of tours to choose from to get you in on all the action!

Haven’t heard of the mass games?
Don’t know what all the fuss is about? 

First performed in 2002, the Arirang Mass Games feature over 100,000 participants in a 90-minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance. This, together with music and other effects, all comes together wrapped in a highly politicized and synchronized package.

The 90-minute performance is held of an evening and features the ‘largest picture in the world’ – a giant mosaic of individual students each holding a book whose pages links with their neighbours’ to make up one gigantic scene.

Read more about the history of the mass games here.

Grand National Day Tours!

This year North Korea will be celebrating their biggest holiday of the year for their 71st anniversary of Independence Day! We’re expecting this celebration to be huge with thousands of locals partaking in the mass dance, fireworks, and a possible military parade taking place in Kim Il Sung Square!

The Mass Games, the world’s largest performance with over 100,000 performers first held in Pyongyang in 2002 making a second straight performance this year! Don’t miss out

It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of the world’s most incredible and impressive choreography. 


Start Date: September 5th 2019
End Date:
September 11th 2019

Price: €945

Tour Highlights

  • Spectate the Mass Games – a performance involving over a 100,000 people!
  • Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – the massive mausoleum where the country’s former leaders now lie in State, it’s a place that truly has to be seen to be believed.
  • Visit the DMZ, Kaesong City and Sariwon City.


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Start Date: September 8th 2019
End Date:
September 10th 2019

Price: €475

Tour Highlights

  • Watch the Mass Games! The world’s largest and most breathtaking performance
  • Visit the Korean War Museum – Featuring a military guide, the captured USS Pueblo and a whole host of other exhibitions, hear the Korean perspective on the forgotten war.
  • See the famous Monuments of Pyongyang, such as the Juche Tower, Kim Il Sung Square and Mansudae Grand Monuments as well as riding the “mysterious” Pyongyang Metro.



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Start Date: September 5th 2019
End Date: September 16th 2019
Price: €1595

Tour Highlights

  • Special National Day events: Fireworks, mass dances and a military parade has been hinted!
  • All the must-seee sites of a Pyongyang tour – Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, The DMZ, the Korean War Museum and all the grandest monuments.
  • Visit the rarely seen province of North Hamgyong, including the city of Chongjin and the gorgeous Mt. Chilbo Region.
  • Stay in the country’s only Homestay and enjoy traditional sports and activities.


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Update 21/03/2019: the Mass Games are reputed to be back! Check out the list of tours we expect to feature 2019’s incarnation of this spectacular event: 

Unseen DPRK and Entire Metro Tour

Grand National Day and North-East Tour

Grand National Day Tour

Grand National Day Ultra-Budget Tour

Pyongyang International Film Festival

Chinese National Day

Chinese National Day Ultra-Budget

Party Foundation Day and Mount Kumgang Tour

Party Foundation Day Ultra-Budget

Ticket Class
Original Price (Per Person)
3rd Class €100
2nd Class €300
1st Class €500
VIP €800