Victory Day Tour – 8 Days

Victory Day Tour – 8 Days

starting from 1,590.00 €

22 July – 29 July 2017

8 days / 7 nights

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If you travel alone and don’t book a single room, you will share a double room with another participant of the group.

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SKU: 22/07/17-29/07/17

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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 Yanggakdo Hotel


Day 8 (Saturday, 29th July)
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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Traveltime

22. July (Saturday) – 29. July 2017 (Saturday)

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

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.

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