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    2021 New Year tour


     5 nights in the DPRK
    Pyongyang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Mt.Myohyang Pyongyang

    Spend the most unorthodox New Year Eve of your life in Pyongyang! Count the seconds to the 2021 New Year together with locals in the main square of the DPRK and enjoy New Year fireworks.
    Visit major highlights of North Korean capital Pyongyang and witness mysterious Mt.Myohyang covered with snow. In this area we will stay for overnight in one of the country’s best hotels - the 5 star Hyangsan Shangrila Hotel.
    Discover Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - the strip of land where North and South Korea have been standing off against each other for more than half a century. If you love skiing you can stay in Korea a bit longer and enjoy Masik Pass Ski Resort.
    On this tour you will have an optional opportunity to take the PYONGYANG AIR CITY TOUR - a 40 minute trip in the skies aboard an Air Koryo Mi-17 helicopter. You will have an unrivalled bird's-eye view of Pyongyang from the sky and a lot of great photo opportunities. If you would like to add this option to your itinerary please inform us when you book your tour.

    **ATTENTION! Make sure you book your tour in advance, we have very limited number of seats for this period

    Chinese visa is requested for each entry in/exit from China by train. Flight passengers departing from/arriving in Beijing may in most cases use VISA-FREE transit.

     

    ITINERARY

    Info
    The tour itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one. Korea Konsult reserves the right to change some parts of the itinerary below if needed. Eventual itinerary changes after the group arrival in the DPRK are beyond our control. Under no circumstances can Korea Konsult be held responsible for any itinerary changes.

    Dec 31 (Thu): Pyongyang

    DEPARTURES FROM BEIJING AND DANDONG

      BY FLIGHT FROM BEIJING:

      Departure from Beijing by Air Koryo flight JS 252 Beijing-Pyongyang at 14.00 from TERMINAL 2, Beijing Capital Airport. Arrival in Pyongyang at 17.00 local time

      BY TRAIN FROM BEIJING:

      December 30: departure by domestic train to Dandong at 17.27 local time from Beijing Main Railway Station. Overnight on the train. December 31: arrival in Dandong at 07.22 am. Departure by international train to Pyongyang at 10.00 am. Arrival in Pyongyang at 18.45 local time

      BY TRAIN FROM DANDONG:

      Departure by international train to Pyongyang at 10.00 am. Arrival in Pyongyang at 18.45 local time

    • Tourists arriving by flight from Beijing at 5pm:
    • Transfer to Pyongyang
    • Walk in Taedong Park - a great place a few minutes away from Kim Il Sung Square to enjoy a peaceful park and a walk along the Taedong river
    • Pyongyang Foreign Language Book Shop - the popular shop where you can buy propaganda posters, books and other souvenirs
    • Arrivals of remaining tourists by train from Beijing and Dandong at 18.45
    • Pyongyang Metro - one of the deepest subways in the world, it was designed to serve as a bomb shelter in case of war. The stations' interiors are stunning with superb lighting and mosaics. This is a great chance to interact with local people and explore several subway stations
    • Enjoy New Year's Eve Gala Dinner in Pyongyang's downtown
    • Celebrate with locals New Year Eve in the Pyongyang’s downtown and at 00.00 hear the bell of Grand People’s Study House at Kim Il Sung Square - Pyongyang’s central square where Korea’s massive military parades normally take place. Opened in August Juche 43 (1954) it is the 30th largest square in the world
    • It is likely there will be New Year Fireworks which you will watch from Kim Il Sung Square

    OVERNIGHT: Pyongyang Koryo Hotel ****
    Jan 1 (Fri): Pyongyang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • Drive to Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea, it is one of the most militarized area on our planet
    • Visit Panmunjom - a village where in 1953 Armistice Talks were held between the DPR Korea and the United Nation Command. Visit the blue tent-like building located exactly on the borderline between Koreas. You can walk around the conference room and hop from South to North Korea while you are in this building. This is one of the few places where you can take pictures of the DPRK military
    • Transfer to Kaesong - capital of Korea up to the 15th century. Kaesong is the only city in Korea which has preserved its original historical make up as it hasn't been destroyed during the Korean war. It is a home for 12 historic sites from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Kaesong is considered to be home of Koryo insam (ginseng) don't miss the opportunity to buy some of the best insam in the Far East
    • Walk in Janamsan Park - located on a hill overlooking the city it is a great place to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the old Kaesong
    • Lunch at Tongil restaurant - "Tongil" means "Reunification" in Korean, it is one of the most famous restaurants in Kaesong where you will enjoy Traditional Royal Korean Lunch with 12 side-dishes served in brass bowls fit for the kings. For anyone wanting to supplement their lunch, there will be an opportunity to sample Korea’s famous ginseng chicken soup (at extra charge)
    • Sonjuk Bridge - a small stone bridge dating back to 1216, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Drive to Tomb of King Kongmin - UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the original mausoleum of the 31st king of the Koryo Dynasty - King Kongmin and his Queen dated back to 14th century
    • Drive back to Pyongyang
    • Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification - the monument representing desire of Korean people for reunification. It is shaped in form of two Korean women holding Korean peninsula over the Thongil highway from Pyongyang to DMZ
    • Dinner
    • Golden Lane Bowling Center - the huge entertainment center, a good chance to mix with locals and watch some stellar displays of local bowling talent and relax after long sightseeing day. There is also a shooting range next door

    OVERNIGHT: Pyongyang Koryo Hotel ****
    Jan 2 (Sat): Pyongyang

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Kumsusan Palace of Sun - Mausoleum of president Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il. To visit the Mausoleum tourists should follow a strict dress code: no shorts, T-shirts and sandals, no blue jeans and mini-skirts
    • Walk on Ryomyong street - opened in April 2017 it is a new posh district of the capital featuring modern architecture
    • Juche Tower - at 150 m it is the highest stone monument in the world. Take elevator to the top of the tower to enjoy the magnificent view of Pyongyang (optional, 5 Euro p/p)
    • Lunch
    • Mansudae Fountain Park - composed of many beautifully designed in shape of dancing women fountains, this park is a place to enjoy jets of water reaching up to 80 meters
    • Mansudae Grand Monument - the huge bronze statues of the leaders standing in the center of the composition with two monuments titled "Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle" and "Socialist Construction" on both sides. It was renovated in April 2012 following the passing away of the leader Kim Jong Il and a new statue of Kim Jong Il was added next to Kim Il Sung's
    • Chollima Monument - named after a mythical winged horse (Chollima in Korean literally means "thousand-mile horse"). In the period of reconstruction following the Korean War Cholima was the symbol inspiring workers to rebuild their nation at ‘Chollima Speed’
    • Monument to Workers' Party of Korea - opened in Juche 84 (1995) the monument depicts the hammer, sickle and brush seized by a worker, a farmer and an intellectual. The round belt means the single-hearted unity of the leader, party and people
    • Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum - unveiled in 2013 by the leader Kim Jong Un after massive renovation this museum explains the origins of the Korean War (1950-53) between South and North. Here you will see the only US ship captured by a foreign country - the spy ship USS Pueblo, as well as American weapons and shot down planes. The museum features amazing displays and excellent dioramas
    • Kwangbok Supermarket - located at one of the biggest city's street, it is the only place in Pyongyang where visitors can shop in local currency Won and exchange money according to the market exchange rate
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Pyongyang Koryo Hotel ****
    Jan 3 (Sun): Pyongyang Mt.Myohyang

    • Drive to Mt.Myohyang - the Mountain of Mysterious Fragrance, one of the five celebrated mountains of Korea. It is a sacred site as, according to legend, it was the home of King Tangun, forefather of the Korean people. In 2009 UNESCO designated Mount Myohyang a world biosphere reserve
    • Pohyon temple - one of the five famous Buddhist temples of Korea, it was built nearly 1,000 years ago
    • Lunch at Shangrila Hotel
    • Hike in Manphok valley - "Manphok" means in Korean "valley of ten thousands falls". Enjoy beautiful hermitages, rocks, caves, falls, and pavilions
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Hyangsan Shangrila Hotel (5*)
    Jan 4 (Mon): Mt.Myohyang Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • International Friendship Exhibition - the world's biggest treasure-house. On display are gifts received by DPRK's leaders over the years. One building stores the presents given to President Kim Il Sung, while a smaller one holds those given to Leader Kim Jong Il
    • Drive back to Pyongyang
    • Kyongsang Kindergarten - great chance to see Korean children and enjoy music and dance performance prepared by young talents
    • Pyongyang microbrewery and bar - try several types of locally brewed beer and wide variety of international cuisine (at your own expense)
    • Farewell dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Pyongyang Koryo Hotel ****
    Jan 5 (Tue):

    DEPARTURES FROM PYONGYANG

      BY FLIGHT TO BEIJING:

      Departure by Air Koryo flight JS 151 Pyongyang-Beijing at 09.00 am from Pyongyang Sunan Airport. Arrive in Beijing at 10.00 am local time

      BY TRAIN TO BEIJING:

      January 5: departure by international train to Dandong at 10.25 am local time from Pyongyang Railway Station. Arrival in Dandong at 16.23 local time. Departure by domestic train to Beijing at 18.31.Overnight on the train. January 6: arrival in Beijing Main Railway Station at 08.38 am.

      BY TRAIN TO DANDONG:

      Departure by international train to Dandong at 10.25 am local time from Pyongyang Railway Station. Arrival in Dandong at 16.23 local time.

    Tour prices for different transport options:

    • train Dandong-Pyongyang-Dandong 1028€
    • train Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing 1148€
    • flight Beijing-Pyongyang, train Pyongyang-Beijing 1348€
    • flight Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing 1428€

    INCLUDED:

    • Return transport from Beijing, Dandong according to the chosen transport option above. Train: hard-sleeper class, train change in Dandong. Flight: Economy Class
    • DPRK tour confirmation for Chinese visa or letter of invitation for Russian visa
    • Hotel accommodation in the DPRK (twin-shared room)
    • Three meals a day (including water and beer)
    • All transfers and transport during the tour
    • English-speaking guide (guides in other languages can be booked on request)
    • All entrance fees according to the itinerary

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • The DPRK visa fee (from 30 to 80 Euro depending on the place of visa issuance)
    • Transportation to/from your home to Beijing or Dandong
    • Your stopover expenses in Beijing or Dandong
    • Optional single room supplement (40 Euro per night)
    • Your private expenses
    • Ticket fee for occasional events such as circus, funfairs, opera or Juche tower lift
    • Optional Pyongyang air tour (180 Euro p/p, min 8 persons)
    • Tips for Korean guides and driver (10-15 Euros per day in total)

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