Football Groundhopping Tour (August) – 6 Days

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Traveltime: 13. August - 18. August 2020
Travel duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
 

Group discounts on request!
 

If you travel alone and don’t book a single room, you will share a double room with another participant of the group.
The visa fee of EUR 50 is not included in the tour fee and has to be paid in cash during the pre-tour meeting in Beijing on the day before the tour.
Optional Chilbosan Extension (5 days / 4 nights in total) with domestic flight and 3 nights in Chilbosan / Chongjin.

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If you want to book as a group of two or more people, group booking discounts are available on request. An extension of the tour as a private trip for one or more persons is possible. Please send inquiries to: info@pyongyang-travel.com.
 


Day 0 (Wednesday, 12th August)
13:00h (1pm) – Obligatory pre-tour meeting of the group in Beijing’s Yi Beiping Beijing Story Restaurant (PDF). Handover and payment of your North Korean visa. Pre-tour briefing. Complementary Chinese-Korean Dinner (1 meal per person is included in the tour fee, extra drinks have to be paid individually). Train passengers take the night train to Pyongyang departing Beijing Railway Station at 17:25h.
 


Day 1 (Thursday, 13th August)
14:00h (2.00pm) – Departure for flight passengers to Pyongyang with Air Koryo from Beijing Capital International Airport (Terminal 2), 17:00h (5.00pm) Arrival in Pyongyang, Transfer from the airport into the city centre, Arch of Triumph (built in 1982 to commemorate the return of President Kim Il Sung to Pyongyang after the end of the Korean War / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel
 


Day 2 (Friday, 14th August)
Breakfast, Visit to an official Torch Cup Match (expected to take place in Kim Il Sung Stadium or May Day Stadium, ticket fee of approx. EUR 20-30 is not included in the tour fee), Lunch in a local restaurant, Visit to Yanggakdo Stadium (entry fee of approx. EUR 10-20 is not included in the tour fee), Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel
 


Day 3 (Saturday, 15th August)
Liberation Day – 75th anniversary of the liberation from Japanese occupation (military parade expected)
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Chollima Statue, Visit to Pyongyang Zoo, Lunch at a local restaurant, Celebrations in the city centre, Ride on the Pyongyang Metro (the world’s deepest metro system), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel
 


Day 4 (Sunday, 16th August)
Breakfast, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery*, Lunch at a local restaurant, Kwangbop Temple (Buddhist temple of the Koguryo period, destroyed by US bombs in the Korean War, rebuilt in 1990), Tower of the Juche Idea (built in 1982 to mark the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Monument to Party Founding (built in 1996 to honour the Worker’s Party of Korea), Dinner at Pyongyang Duck Barbecue Restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel
 


Day 5 (Monday, 17th August)
Breakfast, Drive to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, City walk in Kaesong, Koryo Museum, Korean Stamp Shop, Lunch at a local restaurant (you can pre-order Dog Meat Soup for around EUR 5), Visit to Unjong Goat Farm (including a traditional mask dance performance by the local farmers), Drive back to Pyongyang, Reunification Monument (built in 2001 to commemorate the efforts of President Kim Il Sung for the Korean Reunification), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel
 


Day 6 (Tuesday, 18th August)
Breakfast, Departure

 

Chilbosan Extension (4 nights in Chilbosan/Chongjin, 1 night in Rason): + 1100 Euro p.P.

 
Day 6 (Tuesday, 18th August)
Breakfast, Drive to the airport, 10:00h domestic flight to Orang Airport, 11:00h Arrival in Orang Airport, Picnic lunch at Mukye Lake, Soryanghwa Waterfall, Drive along the coast to Chilbosan, Dinner and overnight at Outer Chilbo Hotel (with cold spring water from the tab, hot water in a bucket available during the morning).

 


Day 7 (Wednesday, 19th August)
Breakfast, walking in Inner Chilbo (Sungson Pavilion, Pangum Pavilion, Naegyong Pavilion, Kaesim Temple), Check-In and lunch at Homestay, Optional boat trip on a fisherman’s boat (surcharge RMB 40 per person to be paid on the spot), Optional Folklore custom experience in home stay (volleyball game and/or Korean wrestling with the locals, Making Korean food, bonfire at the beach / surcharge of EUR50/group to be paid on the spot), Dinner and overnight at Homestay Village (hot water in a bucket available during the morning)

 


Day 8 (Thursday, 20th August)
Breakfast, Walking in Outer Chilbo (Manmulsang area, Dokgol), 8km hiking to Kangson Gate with wonderful view over Outer and Sea Chilbo (depending on weather), Lunch at Outer Chilbo Hotel, Drive to Kyongsong (optional hot tab bath), Jipsam Revolutionary Site, Continue to Chongjin, Dinner and overnight at Chongjin Guesthouse

 


Day 9 (Friday, 21st August)
Breakfast, Visit to Chongjin Stadium (if possible with match / ticket fee of approx. EUR 20-30 / or 10-20 EUR just visit fee is not included in the tour fee), Foreign Language School, Riding a chartered trolleybus, Lunch at Sailors Club, Provincial library, Visit to Chongam Kindergarten followed by a musical performance, Enjoying the overview to Chongjin on Komalsan, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Chongjin Guesthouse

 


Day 10 (Saturday, 22nd August)
Breakfast, Drive to Rason (Special Economic Zone), Visit to Rason Stadium (if possible with match / ticket fee of approx. EUR 20-30 / or 10-20 EUR just visit fee is not included in the tour fee), Rason Harbour, Lunch at a local restaurant, Visit to Rason Market, Golden Traingle Bank, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Rason Tourist Hotel

 


Day 11 (Sunday, 23rd August)
Breakfast, Departure to the Chinese border, Crossing the border via Wonjong Bridge into China (from there a taxi to Yanji city/airport is available upon request)

 


*Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery and Mansudae Grand Monuments are no ordinary tourist places anymore, making it increasingly difficult for tourists to visit these sites. It is impossible to know beforehand whether the group will be able to see those places. Therefore, please keep in mind that a visit is intended, however cannot be guaranteed. If visits are impossible, other sites will be included instead.