Summer is well and truly here and what better time to visit Pyongyang than now!
We’ve compacted this tour — bringing down the costs majorly — but don’t think you’ll miss out on any of the action! During this tour you’ll be seeing all the must-see sights of Pyongyang such as the Kim Il Sung Square, the recently renovated Korean War Museum, the grand statues, riding the deepest Metro in the world, shopping at a local department store and much more!
Don’t forget no visit to the DPRK is complete without visiting the DMZ. We’ve arranged an entire trip to head south to the South Korean border to explore not one, but two rural North Korean cities.
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)
Book now or get in touch to secure your spot early.
Meet your YPT guide at 1:30pm at the Beijing Zhong Gu Hotel near Beijing Railway Station found here. During this meeting, we’ll go through the tour’s itinerary, receive DPRK visas and tickets, as well as a great chance to meet your fellow travellers and to discuss any other questions you may have about the DPRK.
Train takers depart Beijing Central station at 5:25pm for the 24 hour sleeper ride to Pyongyang.
Monday 5th August
Train group arrive at Dandong at 7:00am for Chinese border control then depart for Sinuiju at 10:30am for the extensive border control from the DPRK side
Flight takers depart Beijing Airport Terminal 2 on Air Koryo at 12:00pm (Meet group at Air Koryo check in counter).
Flight group arrive in Pyongyang at 3:00pm to a warm welcome from your Korean guides.
Train group arrive at 6:45pm to an equally warm welcome.
Dinner at a local Korean restaurant on Ryomyong Street
Check in and overnight at the Sosan Hotel.
In the evening your YPT guide will show you around the hotel before taking you for drinks and to get to know your Korean guides
Tuesday 6th August
Walk through Mansudae Fountain Park and see the mosaic pictures of President Kim Il Sung and the leader Kim Jong Il.
Visit Mansudae Grand Monument of President Kim Il Sung and the Leader Kim Jong Il. (Optional extra- you can present flowers if you wish: 5 euros per bunch).
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.
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 central square of Pyongyang City.
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 local Korean Hot Pot Restaurant
Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum- See the amazing dioramas and displays as well as Korean military equipment from the war, captured American equipment and the infamous USS Pueblo.
Juche Tower- The tallest stone tower in the world it represents the eternally burning Korean Juche Ideology.
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 – foreign currency can be converted into local DPRK Won and spent on locally made goods, very popular with the locals.
Stop by the Taedonggang Beer Brewery where up to 7 local beers are available on tap – 2 euros per pint, coffee and softdrinks also available
Dinner at National Restaurant with a performance
Spectate the Mass Games – The world’s largest performance is happening again! Ticket prices to be announced. Tickets can be purchased and reserved whilst on tour in North Korea
Visit Rugna Funfair – 2 euros entry, rides are usually 3 euros per person
Overnight at the Sosan Hotel
Wednesday 7th August
Up nice and early to drive to Kaesong and the DMZ.
The DMZ- See one of the tensest places on earth complete with 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!
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!
Lunch at the Thongil Restaurant in Kaesong City- try your hand at traditional Korean Pansangi- a series of dishes served in bronze bowls. (Optional extras- Dog soup 5 euro, Ginseng Stuffed Whole Chicken 30 euro- can be split between several).
Drop by Sariwon City (Capital of North Hwanghae province) to walk in the local folk custom park and view the city from the mountain top pagoda.
Photo opportunity of the Monument to the Three Charters of National Reunification, standing over the Thongil Highway.
Get back to Pyongyang for dinner at Duck BBQ restaurant
Overnight at the Sosan hotel.
Thursday 8th August
Train members depart at 10:25am for the overnight train to Beijing and enjoy the peaceful countryside of both the DPRK and China
Flight members depart on Air Koryo at 10:30am arriving in Beijing PEK Airport T2 at 11:30am
Friday 9th August
Train members arrive into Beijing Railway Station at 9:00am
• Twin share accommodation (single supplements are available for an extra 40 EUR per night).
• All meals in the DPRK unless specified in the itinerary.
• Korean and western guides.
• Air-conditioned bus and driver.
• All entrances (unless otherwise stated).