May Day Tour – 10 Days

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Day 0 (Wednesday, 29th April)
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, 30th April)
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 Koryo Hotel
 


Day 2 (Friday, 1st May)
International Workers Day
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 Koryo Hotel
 


Day 3 (Saturday, 2nd May)
Breakfast, Drive to Pyongsong, Paeksong Revolutionary Site (site where Kim Il Sung University hid during the Koran War), Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive to Mt. Myohyang, Ryongmun Cavern (huge underground cave with fascinating rock formations), Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel
 


Day 4 (Sunday, 3rd May)
Breakfast, Pohyon Temple (Buddhist temple of the 11th century), International Friendship Exhibition (huge underground exhibition of state gifts given to the DPRK leaders by international statesmen and business people), Lunch at Chongchon Hotel, Drive to Pyongyang, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel
 


Day 5 (Monday, 4th May)
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 Koryo Hotel
 


Day 6 (Tuesday, 5th May)
Breakfast, Mansudae Artist Studios (artist studios that design and manufacture statues and monuments), Foreign Language Bookshop, Lunch at a local restaurant, City walk along “Kwangbok Sports Village” (recently renovated sports facilities built in 1989), City Walk (along the track Pyongyang Grand Theatre, Yunisang Musical House, Pyongyang Central Station, Koryo Hotel, Changgwangsan Hotel, Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, Potong Gate), Diner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel
 


Day 7 (Wednesday, 6th May)
Breakfast, Grand People’s Study House (library in the centre of Pyongyang), School Children’s Palace, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Lunch at a local restaurant, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Walk through Mirae Scientist Street, Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel
 


Day 8 (Thursday, 7th May)
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 Koryo Hotel
 


Day 9 (Friday, 8th May)
Breakfast, Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Drive to Mt. Kuwol and Sahwang Peak (if weather conditions permit), Drive back to Pyongyang, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Cemetery, Tomb of Tangun (the mythological founder of Korea), Dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club (it’s possible to rent a Karaoke room after dinner), Overnight at Koryo Hotel
 


Day 10 (Saturday, 9th May)
Breakfast, Departure
 


*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.