Winter Tour – 11 Days

Winter Tour – 11 Days

2,090.00 

18 November – 28 November 2017

11 days / 10 nights

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Room selection *

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

Visa *

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.

SKU: 18/11/17-28/11/17

Description

Day 0 (Friday, 17th November)
Pre-tour meeting in Beijing

17:00h (5pm) – Obligatory pre-tour meeting of the group in Beijing’s JINLINHUI Restaurant. 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).


Day 1 (Saturday, 18th November)
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, 19th November)
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, Kwangbop Temple, Tower of the Juche Idea, Monument to Party Founding, Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Evening walk at Kim Il Sung Square, Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 3 (Monday, 20th November)
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, Pyongyang Film Studios, Pyongyang Metro extended ride, Evening walk in the city centre, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 4 (Tuesday, 21st November)
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 5 (Wednesday, 22nd November)
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 6 (Thursday, 23rd November)
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 7 (Friday, 24th November)
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, 25th November)
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, 26th November)
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, 27th November)
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, 28th November)
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.

Additional information

Year of travel

2017

Seasons

winter

Travel features

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Kangso Three Tombs (world heritage), Korean War Museum with USS Pueblo, Mausoleum of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, Myohyang Mountains, Metroride in Pyongyang

Minimum participants

All group tours take place regardless of the number of participants.

Ticket bookings

Flight and train ticket bookings are subject to availability.

Booking deadline

04 November 2017

Tour description

The winter season is one of the most exciting times to visit North Korea. However, there are usually not many other tourists around, meaning that you will almost be the only tourists to visit the country during that time. Temperatures usually drop below zero degrees. On our Winter Tour you will see the impressive monumental structures and statues in Pyongyang, like the Arch of Triumph, the Monument to Party Founding and the Tower of the Juche Idea. A highlight of the tour is certainly the visit to Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il are lying in state. But that’s not all: you will also visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on the border to south Korea 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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