Moscow to Pyongyang is the longest uninterrupted train journey in the world, and YPT will be kicking off this route for the first time this autumn!
Although we are not doing the whole journey in one go we’ll have time to check out Moscow and the small town of Ussuriysk in Russia before we take the train over the border into North Korea – a route almost never experienced by tourists. We then have a couple of days in Rason (the Special Economic Zone of North Korea), where we experience the economy side of the DPRK that is very different to its media portrayal – private markets and a bank – as well as its historical sites.
We’ll then head down to Pyongyang, navigating through five remote provinces of North Korea, passing untouched landscape and rarely viewed towns and villages.
Once in Pyongyang, we’ll be hitting up all the must-see sights such as Kim Il Sung Square, the Korean War Museum, ride the deep Pyongyang Metro, getting a beer with the locals and much more. Let’s not forget, no trip to the DPRK is complete without a visit down to the DMZ to see where both North and South Korea meet head-on.
This tour links up directly after our tour to Buryatia and Lake Baikal, combine them for additional discounts and see more of Russia!
Group A kicks off in Moscow and for those short on time Group B meets in Ussuriysk in Siberia, but we recommend doing the whole Moscow to Pyongyang journey. This is a tour for true pioneers.
Group A(€2495) start date: 24th July in Moscow
Group B(€1695) start date: 1st August in Ussuriysk
This tour closes on the 24th of May and will only run if at least 6 people sign up. Please do not book your flight to Moscow until we confirm that the tour is going ahead two months before. For the tour to be successful, please register your interest as soon as possible.
The Mass Games, the world’s largest performance with over 100,000 performers is expected to make a return this year! Now is your chance to watch this incredible performance! Ticket prices are on-top of tour cost and are available to be purchased and reserved in Pyongyang. Ticket prices will be announced closer to the event. We highly recommend securing your spot on tour early as we expect spaces to fill up very quickly.
To be confirmed, estimated ticket costs for Mass Games:
Original Price (Per Person)
Wednesday 24th July – Moscow
Thursday 25th July – Moscow
Friday 26th July – Transsiberian
Saturday 27th July – Transsiberian
Sunday 28th July – Transsiberian
Monday 29th July – Transsiberian
Tuesday 30th July – Transsiberian
Wednesday 31st July – Transsiberian
Thursday 1st August – Ussuriysk
Friday August 2nd – Ussuryisk/Rason
Saturday 3rd August – Rason
Sunday 4th August – Rason
Monday 5th August – Pyongyang
Tuesday 6th August – Pyongyang
Wednesday 7th August – Pyongyang
Thursday 8th August – Pyongyang/Dandong
Friday 9th August – Beijing
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
-All transport and accommodation to complete the tour
-All meals in the DPRK (except on the train)
-YPT guide throughout, local guide in Russia and local guides in the DPRK
-Entrance fees unless stated otherwise
-Travel to and from the tour
-Russian visa (YPT can provide visa support)
-DPRK Visa (€50 extra charge)
– Single supplement (available 8 nights €320)
– Optional flight Pyongyang-Beijing (€400)
– Meals and drinks on the train and dinner in Russia
– Tips for the local guides
– Mass Games Ticket
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.