Victory Day Tour – 11 Days

Victory Day Tour – 11 Days

starting from 2,090.00 €

22 July – 1 August 2017

11 days / 10 nights

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SKU: 22/07/17-01/08/17

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Day 1 (Saturday, 22nd July)
Arrival in Pyongyang, Arch of Triumph, Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at Pyongyang Chicken Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 2 (Sunday, 23rd July)
Breakfast, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il), Revolutionary Martyr’s Cemetery, Lunch at a local restaurant, Moranbong Park in central Pyongyang and picnic barbecue with the locals, Kwangbop Temple, Tower of the Juche Idea, Monument to Party Founding, Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 3 (Monday, 24th July)
Breakfast, drive to Pyongsong, Paeksong Revolutionary Site (site where Kim Il Sung University hid during the Koran War), Central square and monument in Pyongsong, Lunch at Jangsusan Hotel, Drive to Mt. Myohyang, Ryongmun Cavern, Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel

Day 4 (Tuesday, 25th July)
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, Visit to an ostrich farm, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 5 (Wednesday, 26th July)
Breakfast, Mansudae Artist Studios (artist studios that design and manufacture statues and monuments), Schoolchildren’s Palace, Lunch at a local restaurant, 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), Foreign Language Bookshop, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 6 (Thursday, 27th July)
Victory Day (in the Korean War)

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, Pyongyang Metro extended ride, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 7 (Friday, 28th July)
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, Pyongyang Gold Lane Bowling Alley, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 8 (Saturday, 29th July)
Breakfast, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Visit to a cooperative farm, Lunch picnic near Kangso Mineral Water Factory, Kangso Tombs (ancient tombs of the Koguryo times; UNESCO World Heritage Site), Dinner and overnight at Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel (with thermal water pools in each room)

Day 9 (Sunday, 30th July)
Breakfast, West Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Drive to Mt. Kuwol, Sahwang Peak, Drive to the city of Sariwon, Orientation walk, Songbul Temple, Sariwon Folk Street, Jongbang Fortress, Drive to the city of Haeju, Dinner and overnight at Haeju Hotel

Day 10 (Monday, 31st July)
Breakfast, Central square in Haeju, Drive to the city of Sinchon, Lunch at a local restaurant, Museum of US War Atrocities, Drive back to Pyongyang, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Farewell dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club (it’s possible to rent a karaoke room and sing karaoke with the guides), Overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 11 (Tuesday, 1st August)
Breakfast, Departure

The itinerary is a pre-planned itinerary, which we intend to follow accordingly. However, it is also normal for DPRK tourism that certain program points may be modified or replaced by the North Koreans at short notice. Usually, such changes only happen to the order of events, but in rare occurances also to larger parts of the itinerary. We as a travel intermediary between our clients and the North Korean government tourism agency are not responsible for any of such short-term changes. We therefore we ask you for your understanding that in the event of such changes, the tour can neither be fully, nor partially refunded.

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22 July (Saturday) – 1 August 2017 (Tuesday)

Places to Visit

Orientation walk in Pyongyang, Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il, Paeksong Revolutionary Site, International Friendship Exhibition, Mansudae Grand Monuments, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, Drive to Nampo along the Korean West Coast, West Sea Barrage, Farewell dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club

Tour description

On 27th July every year, thousands of North Koreans celebrate the victory of the Korean People’s Army in the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War). Pyongyang’s streets will be decorated in a festive mood and thousands Koreans will gather in front of the Mansudae Grand Monuments to pay their respect to the giant bronze statues of their leaders. Our Victory Day Tour provides you with the rare opportunity to witness these celebrations and to even take part in them. A mass dance event is likely to take place near Pyongyang Indoor Stadium and you may join in and dance together with the Koreans if you want. The tour also includes sightseeing in the capital Pyongyang, where you will visit many of the famous monuments. But that’s not all: you will also visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on the border to south Korea near Kaesong and Mt. Myohyang. Reaching 1909m altitude, Mt. Myohyang is the second highest mountain in North Korea after Mt. Paekdu. According to its name, Mt. Myohyang is “the mountain of mysterious scents”.

Mt. Myohyang has been regarded as sacred by Koreans for a long time and it is deeply associated with the Tangun myth. The mountain area houses Pohyon Temple, the largest Buddhist shrine in North Korea, as well as the International Friendship Exhibition, a massive underground exhibition of presents from international statesmen and businessmen for the North Korean leaders. Furthermore you will have an exclusive look at the Korean West Coast and the West Sea Barrage (a giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River). The journey will take you further into the countryside near Mt. Kuwol, Haeju and Sinchon, where you will visit the famous Museum of US War Atrocities.

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