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YPT Christmas Gift Ideas


It is getting to be that time of the year again! The holiday season is approaching once again, and even though it has been an incredibly tough year, there is a renewed sense of optimism in the air with multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates showing promising results and providing hope that we will be able to return to more of our favourite destinations in the future! Be sure to follow our COVID-19 travel update page which can be viewed by clicking here to track which destinations are open for travel and upcoming tours.

If you are like us, shopping for presents can always be a bit of a challenge, so we have put together a list of gift ideas from YPT to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier. We have a lot to delve into below, from new YPT gift cards, fresh t-shirt designs from CCCP store, an epic tale of travel and adventure and finally, our YPT membership program.

New YPT Gift Cards!

Introducing YPT gift cards the perfect present for the adventure traveller in your life. These cards are available in €10, €25 and €50 values and are able to be applied to any YPT tour of your choice, not to be used in conjunction with other offers.

If you are interested in purchasing a YPT gift card, please drop us a line by clicking here.

CCCP Store Hoodies and New Shirt Designs

Our online shop is in full swing, with new designs dropping monthly. Here are a few of our recent additions that are available for purchase now.

To see the full shop and all designs please click here.


As we transition from fall to winter, we want to make sure you can keep looking fresh and stay warm at the same time. We have taken our iconic and best-selling DPRK designs and created a new line of hoodies featuring the likes of the Pyongyang metro, the DPRK space agency and the classic Air Koryo Logo.

Check out the hoodie shop here!

New Shirts!

Below are some samples of the latest designs to hit the store.

Logo of the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students

A retro design commemorating The 13th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) was held from 1–8 July 1989 in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, and was organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth. This was the most significant event ever to be held in North Korea at the time and showcased North Korea on the international stage. About 22,000 people from 177 countries took part in the festival, which consisted of political discussions, sports competitions, and other activities. This is an iconic retro design that is sure to get the curiosity of local Koreans on your next visit with us to the DPRK.

People’s Republic of Korea Flag

The flag of the People’s Republic of Korea which was the short-lived provisional government that was organized at the time of the surrender of the Empire of Japan at the end of World War II. It was proclaimed on 12 September 1945, as Korea was being divided into two occupation zones, with the Soviet Union occupying the north, and the United States occupying the south. Based on a network of people’s committees, it presented a program of radical social change. In the south, the US military government outlawed the PRK on 12 December 1945, while in the north, the Soviet authorities co-opted the committees into the structure of the emerging Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This design is sure to impress any history buff with interest in Korea.

Gorbachev Pizza Hut Ad

The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, starred in a pizza hut ad in 1997, and we have commemorated this bizarre moment with our latest design from our soviet Europe team.

The Men in No Man’s Land: A Journey Into Bir Tawil

An ancient Bedouin tribe. A secret gold mine. A hapless group of idiots. What could go wrong? Population: zero. According to the experts, the world’s last remaining terra nullius is completely unpopulated. So when a group of tourists decide to visit this empty desert wasteland nothing could have prepared them for what—or who—they would find. Nestled in the Eastern Desert between Egypt and Sudan, Bir Tawil is the product of a border dispute that goes back over a century, though in this dispute, neither side claims it. According to all available research, the territory is unpopulated. On a recent expedition, a group of adventure-seekers finds this to be far from the case. The Ababda people are a tribe of Bedouins who have populated the Eastern Desert for two thousand years, and Bir Tawil has always been their nomadic land. Today, they harvest gold there. They currently face two threats to their sovereignty: claimants with an old-fashioned view of international law, and multinational mining companies. What will they do when a group of tourists discovers their secret? The Men of No Man’s Land is the true story of an epic road trip that doesn’t quite go according to plan.

Authored by legendary pioneer Dean Karalekas with a foreword from YPT founder Gareth Johnson, this book is available in digital and paperback copies by clicking here and is sure to inspire you to start planning your next adventure with us.

YPT Membership Program

Our YPT membership program is still available for those who would like to become members of the pioneer family!

There are two options available now, and they are the following:

Silver membership – €60

  • A one-off transferable €100 discount off a 2024/2025 tour of your choice (you do not need to decide now)Digital Young Pioneer membership card.
  •  Automatic returners discount of up to 5% for any group tour (not to be used in conjunction with other offers and subject to terms and conditions).
  •  1 Pioneer Mile for every €100 you spend on future tours

Gold Membership – €150

  •  A one-off transferable €200 credit off a 2024/2025 tour/tours of your choice (you do not need to decide now)
  •  Digital Young Pioneer membership card.
  •  Automatic returners discount of up to 5% for any group tour (not to be used in conjunction with other offers and subject to terms and conditions).
  •  1 Pioneer Mile for every €100 you spend on future tours

For more information on joining our membership program drop us a line here.

We hope these ideas have helped you out, and as always, we hope you stay safe and healthy wherever you may be!

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