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North Korea At Glance

4 Days | 3 Nights
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North Korea
Beijing - Pyongyang - Kaesong (DMZ)

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In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel (in inner Beijing city) then transfer you to the airport for the flight to Pyongyang.

Receive the flight ticket for your North Korea Tour Packages, then attend a pre-tour briefing that covers regulations, etiquette, safety, and practicalities while travelling in North Korea. The briefing lasts approximately one hour followed by a question and answer session. Please be punctual for the briefing. A proper briefing is an essential part of travel to North Korea. After that, we will provide you with assistance with the boarding the plane to Pyongyang. Your North Korea Travel has already begun.

Arrive into Pyongyang, you will be met by our Asia Senses Korean tour guides with a warm welcome, then transferred to the city. En route to the hotel, our guides will point out the Arch of Triumph, the world’s largest triumphal arch.

Head over to the Mansudae Grand Monument, an important site famous for its large, bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il. It is customary to bow and lay flowers here. Stroll through the Mansudae Fountain Park, a serene meeting spot for students and an often used backdrop for wedding photos. A visit to these 2 places is a must in all North Korea Tour Packages, where you can get the very nice pictures.

Optional: If the time permits, have an optional visit to the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park where the thrillseekers among us can brave the rides with Pyongyang locals on a night out. Entrance and rides, approximately 1-3 Euros each.

Enjoy our welcome dinner at the local restaurant then overnight at the hotel!

Overnight in Pyongyang.
MEALS
Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
If you day coincides Thursday or Sunday, start your North Korea tour this morning with a visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the grand mausoleum where the late leaders lie in state and the most solemn location on the itinerary. Please note formal dress is required. Men are required collared shirt with tie, dark non-jean pants, and dark shoes. Women required covered shoulders, knee-length dress or pants, and closed toed shoes.

Note: The Palace is open on Thursday and Sunday; and closed during May - June period.

Afterwards, take a walk in the Kim Il Sung Square, the 3rd largest public square in the world and home to many of the North Korean military parades broadcasted internationally during important holiday events.

Stroll through the city to the Foreign Languages Bookshop which provides the best chance in the DPRK to pick up postcards, publications, posters and other trinkets that make perfect souvenirs. Then visit the Grand People’s Study House, an extensive library used to further education and the heart of study on the national Juche ideology. The viewing deck here provides a great photo opportunity of the Kim Il Sung Square and Taedong River!

After lunch, we will visit the Mangyongdae Native House, the birthplace and childhood home of President Kim Il Sung, a traditional Korean house in a beautiful natural surrounding. Head deep underground to take a 5-stop ride on the Pyongyang Metro, the deepest metro in the world with stunning artwork reflecting the name of each station.

Learn about the DPRK’s defining ideology, the Juche philosophy, on a visit to the iconic Tower of Juche Idea. For those who wish to take the lift 150-meters to the top, you’ll enjoy the best views in Pyongyang city. (Optional; elevator ticket is 5 EUR).

We will stop at the massive Monument to Party Founding, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Take a one hour circus show including clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers, and much more at the incredible Pyongyang Circus. (Optional; 20 EUR entry fee paid at the door).

Afterwards, pay a visit to either Golden Lane Bowling or Meari Shooting Range and then follow up with a casual evening walk on the new Ryomyong Street, home to Pyongyang’s most extravagant apartment complexes and opened in just April 2017 to international media attention.

For dinner, we will have Korean Bibimbap and get the chance to taste local Korean draft beers at the Taedonggang Microbrewery (Optional; 1-3 USD per draft).

Overnight at hotel in Pyongyang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
In the morning, enjoy a 2.5 hour drive south along the 'Reunification Highway' to the historic city of Kaesong then will head for the DMZ where we’ll hear from our guides a perspective of the Korean War that often gets discredited or unheard. Your North Korea Tour Packages are not complete without a visit to this historic place.

At the DMZ, explore Panmunjom Armistice Village, shake hands at the exact place that the Armistice Agreement was signed between UN forces and the DPRK in 1953, and wave hello to the South at the blue houses in the Joint Security Area. Here we will be accompanied by military guides from the Korean People's Army.

Afterwards, we will head to the Koryo History Museum or Kaesong Koryo Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to learn about the Koryo Dynasty (where the name Korea originates). You’ll also have a chance to pick from the most varied range of stamps, postcards, local ginseng, souvenirs, art, and more in the country at the Koryo Stamp Shop.

For lunch, enjoy Pansanggi, a historic Kaesong cuisine traditionally served for royalty. It is made of 12 dishes served in brass bowls fit for the kings of old. The more dishes, the more distinguished the guest! Afterwards, stop at the original Sonjuk Bridge, a UNESCO site.

On our return to Pyongyang, we will visit the newly renovated Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and the USS Pueblo in its new spot (the “American Spy Ship” captured in 1968).

We will then enjoy dinner at a local Korean BBQ restaurant, a favorite among locals where we will cook our own meats at the table!

Overnight at hotel in Pyongyang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
The North Korea Tour Packages wrap up today. Please confirm your preferred exit method upon booking:

AM: Train departure at 10:25 with scheduled arrival in Dandong on the DPRK-China border the same day at 17:30. After that, our representative will help you with the bullet train to Shenyang. End of our services.

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AM: Train departure by international sleeper train to Beijing at 10:10 with scheduled arrival to Beijing Station on Sunday November 18 at 08:30. End of our services.

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AM: You will be transferred by our guides and driver to Pyongyang Sunan International ariport to catch the flight back to your preferred destination. Please note there is a 60 USD surcharge for flight return:

- Beijing: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (JS151 08:25 - 09:55)
- Shenyang: Wednesday and Saturday (JS155 12:00 -12:10)
- Shanghai: Sunday and Thursday (JS157 22:10 - 23:30)
- Guangzhou: Saturday and Wednesday (JS157 22:30 - 00:00)
- Vladivostok: Monday and Friday (JS271 08:30 - 11:00)
MEALS
Breakfast

Group Tour Dates

Dep.
Arr.
Spots Left
Price
Dep - Dec 23 Arr - Dec 27
2 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dec 23
Dec 27
2 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dep - Dec 29 Arr - Jan 02
3 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dec 29
Jan 02
3 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dep - Jan 14 Arr - Jan 18
6 Spots
-10%
$ 981$ 1,090
Jan 14
Jan 18
6 Spots
-10%
$ 981$ 1,090
Dep - Feb 14 Arr - Feb 18
3 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Feb 14
Feb 18
3 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dep - Apr 12 Arr - Apr 16
4 Spots
$ 1,090
Apr 12
Apr 16
4 Spots
$ 1,090
Dep - May 19 Arr - May 23
3 Spots
$ 1,090
May 19
May 23
3 Spots
$ 1,090
Dep - Jun 06 Arr - Jun 10
5 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Jun 06
Jun 10
5 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dep - Jul 06 Arr - Jul 10
4 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Jul 06
Jul 10
4 Spots
-5%
$ 1,035$ 1,090
Dep - Aug 03 Arr - Aug 07
8 Spots
$ 1,090
Aug 03
Aug 07
8 Spots
$ 1,090
Dep - Sep 06 Arr - Sep 10
6 Spots
$ 1,090
Sep 06
Sep 10
6 Spots
$ 1,090

Tour Price Includes

Tour Price Excludes


When to Go

See estimated monthly temperature and rainfall for this itinerary
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Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
1ºC
4mm

Pyongyang
-2ºC
12mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
0ºC
14mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
4ºC
5mm

Pyongyang
1ºC
15mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
3ºC
16mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
11ºC
9mm

Pyongyang
7ºC
26mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
9ºC
48mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
19ºC
21mm

Pyongyang
16ºC
36mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
16ºC
83mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
26ºC
32mm

Pyongyang
22ºC
81mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
22ºC
79mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
30ºC
75mm

Pyongyang
26ºC
96mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
25ºC
103mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
31ºC
195mm

Pyongyang
28ºC
306mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
28ºC
420mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
29ºC
192mm

Pyongyang
29ºC
195mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
29ºC
279mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
25ºC
51mm

Pyongyang
25ºC
104mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
24ºC
142mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
19ºC
16mm

Pyongyang
18ºC
40mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
19ºC
46mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
9ºC
7mm

Pyongyang
9ºC
38mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
11ºC
46mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Beijing
3ºC
3mm

Pyongyang
0ºC
16mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
3ºC
29mm

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