To mark the 110th birthday celebrations of Kim Il Sung we are offering this exclusive VIP tour to make your experience in North Korea with us truly unique.
This tour is all inclusive of first-class soft sleeper bed on the overnight train from Beijing to Pyongyang, deluxe accommodation, and an Air Koryo flight out from Pyongyang back to Beijing to give you the ultimate experience. Your YPT guide will be Rowan Beard who has been leading tours for YPT into North Korea for over 9 years and has visited the country more than 100 times.
During the tour you’ll be taking in all the must see and do sights of Pyongyang such as the deep Pyongyang Metro, exploring Kim Il Sung Square, visiting the Korean War Museum, shopping at a local department store, taking part of all the massive celebrations planned for Kim Il Sung’s birthday including a Mass Games performance, military parade, mass dance involving over 10,000 university students, all whilst staying at the capital’s deluxe Koryo Hotel located downtown in Pyongyang.
You will also have the opportunity to visit Kaesong city, located only 8km from the DMZ border. Here you’ll dine at a traditional Korean Folklore House where you’ll have a Korean cooking class. We’ve also included some of Pyongyang’s most famous and delicious restaurants for you to taste and sample some of the best dishes the country has to offer including a seafood restaurant which hosted DPRK Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in 2018 and visit Kenji Fujimoto’s Sushi Bar who was Kim Jong Il’s personal sushi chef.
You’ll then head north of Pyongyang to Mt. Myohyang which is most famous for the International Friendship Exhibition. This incredible exhibition is buried deep into the sacred mountain and holds the gifts presented to all three leaders by other governments, corporations, and individuals such as Dennis Rodman and the Globetrotters! Something definitely worth checking out. We’ve arranged to stay at one of the very few 5 star hotels outside of Pyongyang within the mountain ranges of Mt. Myohyang. A perfect spot for hiking.
Due to the nature of some of the locals-only restaurants, we will cap this tour at 10 group members to give you more of a personal experience when visiting North Korea so be sure to secure your spot early.
The Mass Games, the world’s largest performance with over 100,000 performers is expected to take place during this tour! Now is your chance to watch this grand spectacular performance. Tickets are on-top of tour cost and is paid in cash during your tour in Pyongyang. We highly recommend securing your spot on tour early as we expect spaces to fill up very quickly.
Ticket costs for Mass Games below:
|Ticket Class||Original Price (Per Person)|
|3rd Class||€100 / 800RMB|
|2nd Class||€300 / 2,300RMB|
|1st Class||€500 / 3800RMB|
|VIP||€800 / 6000RMB|
Monday 11th April
Tuesday 12th April
Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 14th April
Friday 15th April – The Day of the Sun – Birthday of President Kim Il Sung
Saturday 16th April
Sunday 17th April
Monday 18th April
Tuesday 19th April
• Twin share deluxe accommodation (single supplements are available for an extra 45 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).
• First Class overnight sleeper train from Beijing – Pyongyang
• Air Koryo Flight Pyongyang – Beijing
• Extra drinks and souvenirs.
• Cost of visas.
• Tips for Korean guides and the driver.
• Additional events not listed in the itinerary.
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.