Our guides were excellent with a good sense of humour. The size of our group was just right (10 persons) we met up with some huge groups in DPRK.
Hotels in DPRK were as expected. Our escorted tour leader (Carl Meadows) was excellent. Carl has the calm manner and professional approach required. His presence and knowledge made our North Korea holiday much more worthwhile.
If you wonder what life was like back in your grandparent's days.....North Korea is the trip for you. Except of course the mobile phones which seem to be everywhere. Guides are quite wonderful people who try very hard to help you see as much as you can in the time. The DMZ was totally different to what I expected. Where are all the troops waiting to invade the South? Food is superb. May not be representative of what's available to the locals, but far more than I could ever eat. Any finally, yes, leave the country by train. A real experience, if you don't mind sharing the carriage with Chinese smuggling currency!!!
This was probably the best guided tour holiday we have ever had. The tour leader, Carl, was brilliant, making sure we all got as much out of the trip as possible. North Korea is a fascinating country and we are sure to visit again.
Overall, a fabulous trip with brilliant guides and an excellent driver. I hope to be booking with Regent again. Thank you for a truly fascinating trip – I loved every minute and am keen to return.