Moscow to Pyongyang is the longest uninterrupted passenger train journey in the world, and after our successful trip back in 2019 we will be travelling there again from start to finish this year.
However, on our tour you won’t be doing the entire train journey in one go. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Moscow and the small Russian border town of Ussuriysk before continuing over the border into North Korea – a route almost never experienced by tourists. Once arriving you’ll spend a day in Rason – the Special Economic Zone of North Korea, where the group will experience the economic side of the DPRK that is very different to its media portrayal. Private markets, banks – as well as its revolutionary historical sites.
The train journey continues from the far northeast of the DPRK down towards Pyongyang on a local train, 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, riding the deep Pyongyang Metro, getting a beer with the locals, and a lot 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.
Group A begins 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 (€2595) start date: 24th May in Moscow
Group B (€1695) start date: 2nd June in Ussuriysk
Please note: this tour closes on the 18th February 2022 and will only run if at least 6 people sign up. After the 18th of February 2022 it still may be possible to join the tour, but this is dependent on train ticket availability. 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 tour dates may change slightly to adjust to any changes to the train timetable post COVID.
Tuesday 24th May – Moscow
Wednesday 25th May – Moscow
Thursday 26th May – Trans-Siberian
Friday 27th May – Trans-Siberian
Saturday 28th May – Trans-Siberian
Sunday 29th May – Trans-Siberian
Monday 30th May – Trans-Siberian
Tuesday 31st May – Trans-Siberian
Wednesday 1st June – Trans-Siberian
Thursday 2nd June- Ussuryisk – Group B commences
Friday 3rd June – Ussuriysk
Saturday 4th June – Rason
Sunday 5th June – Pyongyang
Monday 6th June – Pyongyang – Korean Children’s Union Foundation Day
Tuesday 7th June – Pyongyang
Wednesday June 8th – Pyongyang
Thursday 9th June – Pyongyang – Beijing
Friday 10th June – 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
-Travel to and from the tour
-Russian visa (YPT can provide visa support)
-DPRK Visa (€50 extra charge)
– Single supplement (available 8 nights €320)
-Meals and drinks on the train and dinner in Russia
– Tips for the local guides
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.