From  £1400
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit the Kumsusan Palace
  • Tour the DMZ with an army escort
  • Visit the Fatherland Liberation War Museum
  • Ride on the amazing Pyongyang Metro
  • Ascend the Juche Tower
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A Winter Away in the DPRK

5 Day Tour, from £1400 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
25 Dec  -  29 Dec

Discover the main sights in North Korea's capital Pyongyang on this festive short break in one of the world's most secretive societies. Visit the main sights in Pyongyang including Kumsusan Palace, the Mansudae Grand Monument, Fatherland Liberation War Museum, and Kim Il Sung Square, plus ride on the impressive Soviet-inspired metro system and travel through Kaesong to the DMZ.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Tuesday 25th December
Tuesday 25th December

This morning make your own way to Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 2, to depart at approximately 1300 on the Air Koryo flight to Pyongyang (schedules TBC). The short flight will bring the group into Pyongyang at approximately 1530 local time, and here meet with your Korean guides and driver. After passing through immigration and customs transfer to the Taedonggang Microbrewery for a drink or two (at your own expense), giving the opportunity to chat with your guides and get a quick insight into plans for the next few days. After a welcome dinner in a nearby restaurant transfer to the Koryo Hotel where you will be based whilst in Korea. (Snack On Flight,D)

DAY 2
Wednesday 26th December
Wednesday 26th December

Start a full day's sightseeing in Pyongyang with a walk in the city centre from the hotel to the central railway station. Continue to Kim Il Sung Square and enjoy a hot drink (at your own expense) before visiting the Foreign Language Bookshop - a great place to pick up some souvenirs. Visit Mansudae Grand Monument where the group will pay tribute to the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, in the manner of millions of North Koreans each year. Travel on the Pyongyang metro system with its beautiful stations as well as the Fatherland Liberation War Museum. Finish the day at the Mansugyo Bar where you can discuss the day's events over a locally brewed beer. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
Thursday 27th December
Thursday 27th December

This morning visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the former residence of Kim Il Sung and now his mausoleum along with that of Kim Jong Il. As well as seeing the former leaders lying in state you will also see an exhibition of the various medals bestowed on the leaders by other countries. (Please note that you will be expected to dress smartly for this visit). After Kumsusan Palace visit the Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery at Mt Kaesong before heading back to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon tour the May Day Stadium and the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea before heading to the Juche Tower (which you can ascend for a small fee payable locally). From there continue to the Kwangbok Supermarket - one of the only ones in the country that can be visited by tourists before dinner in a city restaurant. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Friday 28th December
Friday 28th December

Today drive to Panmunjom - the DMZ and border with South Korea. Upon arrival at Panmunjom, which is often the highlight of any visit to North Korea, meet with an army escort who will explain the background of the history of the DMZ, before moving on to the Armistice Talks Hall and the building (and attached small museum) where the armistice was signed. From here, head right down to the border itself, where the group will be (local conditions permitting) escorted, possibly under the watchful eye of South Korean soldiers, into one of the huts which straddle the North-South Korean border. After lunch back in Kaesong visit the pleasant Koryo History Museum. Also visit the nearby Stamp Shop – a great spot for picking up a wide range of postcards and stamps. From Kaesong return to Pyongyang, enjoying a quick photo stop at the Monument To The Three Point Charter For National Reunification before arriving back in the city. Return to the Yanggakdo Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Saturday 29th December
Saturday 29th December

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to depart Pyongyang at 1000 on the JS251 flight to Beijing. On arriving in Beijing at 1135 your arrangements will end (Times TBC). (B)

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO DEPART BY RAIL This morning transfer to the train station and depart Pyongyang on the 1040 train to Beijing, which takes approximately 24 hours to make the 1349km journey. The train will head north and reach the border in the late afternoon, and after border formalities on the Korean and Chinese side change carriages onto a domestic Chinese train. For the overnight section of the journey you will normally be accommodated sharing in four-berth compartments. Meals are not provided on the train, but a restaurant car serves reasonably priced meals if required. Toilets are locked at the border. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1400 per person
(Single person supplement + £160)

Price Includes


  • Air Koryo flight Beijing–Pyongyang—Beijing
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Meals in North Korea as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers, transport and sightseeing, with two local guides, including main entrance fees to sites
  • North Korean Visa Fee and North Korean Visa* (*If issued for you in the UK via Regent Holidays)


 

Price Excludes



  • Return international flights from your country of residence to Beijing
  • Meals / services / accommodation in China and any other items other than those clearly specified
  • Supplement (if required) to depart Pyongyang by train to Beijing
  • Chinese Visa (if required)
  • Entrance fees to certain sites in Korea, as specified
  • Gratuities / porterage


 



 


Itinerary Dates  
25 Dec 2018
-
29 Dec 2018

Tour Route Map


  1. China, Beijing
  2. North Korea, Pyongyang
  3. China, Beijing

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