For those looking to make the most of their trip to the DPRK, we can offer a range of accommodation upgrades and special activities.
The sample itinerary below takes in the main sites of Pyongyang whilst staying at the Koryo Hotel – the iconic twin-towered hotel located downtown near Pyongyang Railway Station and over the years has seen important delegation visits from Dennis Rodman, the Globetrotters, the Socceroos (Australian National Football team), Michael Palin, and even former US president Jimmy Carter.
During the tour we’ll arrange your visit to the large bronze
statues of the leaders, visit Korean War Museum & USS Pueblo , ride the
deepest metro system in the world, explore Kim Il Sung Square, visit the Kumsusan
Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum) where both previous leaders currently lay in
state, shop at a local department store, visit the very top of the Juche tower
and much more.
This deluxe itinerary also includes a day trip down to the
DMZ to visit the iconic area where both North & South Korea meet for talks.
You’ll also have the chance to explore the ancient city of Kaesong and a quick
visit to Sariwon city.
If you would like to extend your visit to include beaches, mountains, hikes, or simply breaking away from the capital please let us know and we can arrange for you to go well off the beaten track. We can also upgrade your culinary experience by including five-star restaurants or unique visits such as Ryugyong Teppanyaki – where the head chef has served Kim Jong Un, or to Kenji Fujimoto’s sushi restaurant – the former sushi chef of Kim Jong Il.
This sample itinerary starts from €1415 per person for a group of 2-5 people (twin room share) or €1591 for a solo traveller. DPRK visas are €60 extra per person. Tour price includes deluxe hotel upgrade and fights between Beijing and Pyongyang. Please enquire to confirm your flight schedule.
We can arrange our YPT staff to meet you in downtown Beijing to handover DPRK visas and go over your tour itinerary. If you prefer to meet our staff at PEK Airport it’s an additional 35 euros.
Depart Beijing PEK Airport Terminal 2 on Air Koryo (We will confirm your flight time once dates have been arranged)
Arrive in Pyongyang to a warm welcome from your local Korean guides.
Night stroll down Ryomyong Street, newly constructed in 2017 and known as Pyongyang’s ‘Green Street.’ This area houses professors and students of the nearby Kim Il Sung University.
Dinner at the Haeyang Restaurant
Overnight at the Koryo Hotel.
Walkthrough Mansudae fountain park and see the mosaic pictures of President Kim Il Sung and the leader Kim Jong Il.
Visit Mansudae Grand Monument – the two large bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il overlooking the city. (Optional extra- you can present flowers if you wish: 40RMB or 5 euros).
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.
Pyongyang Metro! Ride from Stop 1 to Stop 2 then on to stop 6! Exiting to:
The Arch of Triumph- The largest Victory Arch on the planet- it celebrates the victory over the Japanese and the return of the general Kim Il Sung to his home city.
Lunch at the KITC restaurant in Mangyongdae District – here you can have the chance to sample Pyongyang’s famous Cold Noodle dish or the Korean traditional Bibimbap amongst other dishes.
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.
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 grand central square of Pyongyang where the military parades are held
Drinks at the Taedongang #3 brewery with seven different beers on tap! (Beers 1.5 euro each).
Dinner at New Hope Restaurant
Overnight at the Koryo Hotel.
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – the Mausoleum for the Great Leader President Kim Il Sung and the Dear Leader Kim Jong Il.
Revolutionary Martyr’s Cemetery – the resting place of the greatest anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, each grave features a bronze bust of the hero laid to rest within.
Lunch at local restaurant
Juche Tower- The tallest stone tower in the world, it represents the eternally burning Korean Juche Ideology. 40RMB or 5 euros to visit the top for panoramic views.
Monument to the Party Foundation – built in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the worker’s party
Visit Kwangbok department store – here we can buy locally made items and exchange our foreign currency into local DPRK Won!
Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s palace- The largest of the schoolchildren’s palaces (extracurricular centres) in the DPRK, you’ll first observe some lessons then watch an amazing performance
Dinner at the National Restaurant with a performance by the friendly waitresses!
Overnight at the Koryo Hotel.
Up nice and early to drive to Kaesong and the DMZ.
The DMZ – See the rapidly changing face of what was once one of the tensest places on earth with the help of a friendly KPA officer who will not only give you a guided tour but also keep you safe. Also the only place you can take photographs of and even with a soldier!
Traditional Koryo style lunch of Pansangi- you’ll be served rice and soup along with a wide range of specialties served in Bronze bowls. (Optional extras- try Korean Dog soup 40RMB or 5 euro per person or share a ginseng stuffed Chicken for 240RMB or 35 euro)
Koryo Museum – Korea’s first university and now a museum of history and culture. Also home of the best stamp and propaganda poster shop in the DPRK – so don’t forget your wallet!
Drop by Sariwon City (capital of North Hwanghae province) to walk in the local folk custom park and view the city from the mountain pagoda.
Try a locally-brewed fermented rice wine Makkoli in folklore street main square.
Photo opportunity of the Monument to the Three Charters of National Reunification that stands over the Thongil Highway.
Dinner at the Mansudae Art Studio Restaurant
Overnight at the Koryo Hotel
Depart from Pyongyang to Beijing on Air Koryo. Departure and arrival times will be confirmed on your selected dates.
• All meals unless detailed as an option on itinerary
• Hotel Accommodation
• Two Korean Guides and a Driver
• All transportation within the DPRK
• Entry Fee’s for most attractions unless specified on the itinerary