May Day Tour – 11 Days

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Traveltime: 27. April - 7. Mai 2019
Travel duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

4 nights extention possible.

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.
Chilbosan-extension (5 days / 4 nights) including domestic flight and 3 nights in Chilbosan / Chŏngjin.


Day 0 (Friday, 26th April)
14:00h (2pm) – 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 (Saturday, 27th April)
13:05h (1.05pm) – Departure for flight passengers to Pyongyang with Air Koryo from Beijing Capital International Airport (Terminal 2), 16:05h (4.05pm) 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), Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 2 (Sunday, 28th April)
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 birthdays of President Kim Il Sung), 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 3 (Monday, 29th April)
Breakfast, Drive to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, City walk in Kaesong, Koryo Museum, Korean Stamp Shop, Lunch at Tongil Restaurant (you can pre-order Dog Meat Soup for around EUR 5), Drive back to Pyongyang, Reunification Monument (built in 2001 to commemorate the efforts of President Kim Il Sung for the Korean Reunification), Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 4 (Tuesday, 30th April)
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, Pyongyang Film Studios, Evening walk in the city centre, Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 5 (Wednesday, 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, Lunch at a local restaurant, Mass dance event, Celebration evening soiree at Kim Il Sung Square, Ride on the Pyongyang Metro (the world’s deepest metro system), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 6 (Thursday, 2nd May)
Breakfast, Walk through newly-built Mirae Scientist Street, 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 7 (Friday, 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 8 (Saturday, 4th 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 9 (Sunday, 5th 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, Sahwang Peak, Drive to the city of Sariwon, Lunch at a local restaurant, Orientation walk, Songbul Temple, Sariwon Folk Street, Jongbang Fortress, Dinner at overnight at Hotel 8th March


Day 10 (Monday, 6th May)
Breakfast, Drive to Sinchon, Museum of US War Atrocities, Drive back to Pyongyang, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Museum of the Korean War), USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured by the Korean People’s Army in the territorial waters of the DPRK in 1968), Dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club (it’s possible to rent a Karaoke room after dinner), Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 11 (Tuesday, 7th May)
Breakfast, Departure


Chilbosan Extension (5 days / 4 nights in total, 3 nights in Chilbosan/Chongjin): + 1100 Euro p.P.


Day 11 (Tuesday, 7th May)
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 12 (Wednesday, 8th May)
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 13 (Thursday, 9th May)
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 Hotel


Day 14 (Friday, 10th May)
Breakfast, Pohang Square, Foreign Language School, Riding a chartered trolleybus, Lunch at Sailors Club, Drive to Orang Airport, Picnic Lunch, 15:00h domestic flight to Orang Airport, 16:00h Arrival at Pyongyang Airport, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 15 (Saturday, 11th 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.