Itinerary - Party Foundation Day Long Tour

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national day short tour

Sat 4th Oct


AM: Bus from office to airport.
PM: Flight JS152 from Beijing to Pyongyang, 13:00 departure, arrive Pyongyang 16:25, meet your Korean guides who will accompany you during your stay. En route to the hotel stop off at the Arch of Triumph - similar to the French version (but bigger) - commemorates the liberation from Japanese rule.
OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang

Sun 5th Oct

AM: Kumsusan Memorial Palace - Mausoleum where President Kim Il Sung lies in state, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery - bronze busts of the Koreans who died fighting the Japanese occupation, Foreign Language Bookshop - read up on what you are seeing here and buy your gifts and night time reading, Kim Il Sung Square - Pyongyang’s largest square in the heart of the city
PM: Mangyongdae Native House - birthplace of the DPRK founder Kim Il Sung , Pyongyang Metro (extended ride in the world's deepest underground), Museum of Metro Construction (almost as big the metro itself!)
OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang

Mon 6th Oct

AM: Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Korean War Museum), War Victory Monuments, USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured in 1968), Juche Tower (150m stone monument allowing for stunning views over Pyongyang from the top)
PM: Drive to Mt. Myohyang (2 hours), brief hike in the mountains
OVERNIGHT: Chongchon Hotel, Mt. Myohyang

Tue 7th Oct

AM: International Friendship Exhibition (giant subterranean halls of gifts to the DPRK’s leaders), Pohyon Buddhist Temple, return to Pyongyang
PM: Grand People’s Study House - enormous library and place of study, Schoolchildren’s Palace tour and performance, Golden Lane Bowling Centre  - where Pyongyangers go for their ten-pin fix, also has some early 90s arcade games
OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang

Wed 8th Oct

AM: Drive to Kaesong (2,5hours - a historical city near the DMZ which avoided being destroyed in the Korean War), Panmunjom/DMZ (where North and South Korea continues their decades old face-off), Koryo Museum (former Confucian college, shows history of the area)
PM: Tomb of King Kongmin (dynastic king of Korea), local park and pavilion, Drive to Sariwon, Gyenam Stock Farm - a livestock farm for goats, cows and rabbits
OVERNIGHT: March 8th Hotel, Sariwon (new overnight stay)

Thu 9th Oct

AM: Sariwon Folk Village, Return to Pyongyang, Mansudae Art Studio (where paintings, mosaics, statues, etc are made)
PM: Railway Museum - newly re-opened facility details the history of the DPRK railway, Korean Central Art Gallery, walk in the city along Taedong river, Paradise micro-brewery & bar
OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang

Fri 10th Oct

AM: DPRK HOLIDAY - Party Foundation Day Pyongyang Feature Film Studios (also known as Chollywood - see the sets used in the DPRK's feature films), Party Founding Museum - housing this museum which tells the story of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea, , Walk in the city along Taedong river, ancient city gates
PM: Moranbong Park, Party Foundation Monument (sculpture of hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush commemorating 50 years of the Workers' Party rule), Expected Mass Dance, Kaeson Youth Funfair (the best evening entertainment in the city!)
OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang

Sat 11th Oct

Plane option
AM: Flight JS151 departure Pyongyang 09:00AM, arrival Beijing 10:00AM. End of Tour.

Train option (for non-US citizens)
AM: Train from Pyongyang departs at 10:10AM.
PM: Cross border at Sinuiju/Dandong.
OVERNIGHT: On train

Sun 12th Oct

AM: Train arrives Beijing 08:34AM. End of tour.
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TOUR COST: $2,490
DPRK VISA FEE: $75
PRE-TOUR MEETING: Friday 3rd October, 4PM, at our office in Beijing
EXPECTED WEATHER: It will be cool in the morenings and evenings but warm during the day, around 20°C.
Room upgrades available – please ask for more information.

TOUR FEE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Flight Beijing-Pyongyang, plane/train Pyongyang-Beijing
  2. All meals on the tour except on the train out of DPRK – see below
  3. Hotel accommodations in DPRK
  4. All entry fees
  5. Two guides and a driver per group
  6. All transportation in DPRK
  7. Transportation to Beijing airport prior to departure to DPRK.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FEE (all payments paid in cash) :

  1. Transportation from your country to Beijing and hotel stay in Beijing
  2. Travel insurance (can be purchased at the pre-tour briefing)
  3. Optional single room supplement of $60 per night (must be booked in advance and can be pre-paid in US with credit card)
  4. Spending money for drinks and souvenirs
  5. DPRK visa fee ($75)
  6. Tip for the guides (approx $7/day)
  7. Meals on the train out of DPRK - (bring your own food or eat dinner and lunch in the buffet car approx $10 per person)
  8. Entry tickets for special events (Revolutionary opera, circus , etc).
  9. The lift up the Juche Tower (approx $6)
  10. Meals will have a complimentary beer but you will have to pay for extra drinks above those provided. If you are vegetarian or have special dietary requirements then please inform us beforehand

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