Introducing our DPRK Culinary Tour, an extra special, VIP tour covering Pyongyang’s burgeoning restaurant scene and taking in some of the capital’s finest off-the-beaten-path street food, bars and night life. Not only aimed at foodies, this is our most extensive tour of Pyongyang, taking in the all the must sites including a visit to the DMZ, Kaesong and Sariwon, while staying at one of Pyongyang’s fanciest hotels the Koryo Hotel. We’ve designed this tour to make every meal extra special, with each restaurant hand picked for providing either a unique story or insight into different food trends or history in the DPRK. This is our only group tour to visit some extremely special Pyongyang restaurants including the world famous Okryu Restaurant, known as the DPRK’s best Pyongyang Cold Noodle establishment and the newly opened Taedonggang Seafood Restaurant which hosted Marshall Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in in 2018.
We’ll also head to some very locals-only restaurants designed for smaller groups, experience the buffet food court on the top floor of the very local Kwangbok Department Store, head to some of Pyongyang’s best cafes for our morning caffeine hits, check out Pyongyang’s very own Italian Pizza Restaurant before finishing our final evening at the Ryugyong Restaurant – the city’s fanciest restaurant and reportedly Marshal Kim Jong Un’s favourite establishment in town!
In between all the meals we’ll attend cooking classes in Pyongyang where we will learn to make some classic DPRKorean dishes and also learn to make the traditional Korean Bean Cake using ancient techniques at the Kaesong Minsok Folklore Hotel. We’ll also learn about the DPRK’s food production techniques with visits to the Catfish Farm and Ostrich Farm, both completely unique to this tour.
Finally, this is our only tour in 2019 to make a very special visit to the Taedonggang Beer Brewery, the DPRK’s most famous and favourite beer company where we’ll be able to see the brewing techniques, tour the factory and of course try a few samples afterwards. On top of all the VIP restaurants, you’ll have the VIP treatment staying at the Koryo Hotel in the heart of Pyongyang, one of the city’s top hotels with it’s very own microbrewery.
Due to the nature of some of the locals-only restaurants this tour will be capped at smaller than usual numbers. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience some extremely unique spots in Pyongyang.
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Saturday 26th October Morning
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Thursday 31st October Morning
Friday 1st November Morning
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• Twin share accommodation (single supplements are available for an extra 40 EUR per night).
• Train in and out Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing. Flights are extra.
• All meals in the DPRK unless specified in the itinerary.
• Korean and western guides.
• Air-conditioned bus and driver.
• All entrances (unless otherwise stated).
• Extra drinks and souvenirs.
• Cost of visas.
• Tips for Korean guides and the driver.
• Additional events not listed in the itinerary.
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