Private Tours

Private Tours from Beijing

Beijing is the main transit point for travel to the DPR Korea from which there are the most transport options year round by flight or train.

As the capital of China, Beijing has a rich cultural heritage and shares historic ties with the Korean peninsula. In addition to the highlights- the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Summer Palace; experience traditional Beijing life in hutong neighborhoods – get a preview a taste of Korean food at one of Beijing’s many DPRK-operated restaurants.

The Koryo Tours office is also located in Beijing. Stop by and say ‘annyonghasimnika’, browse our collection of Korean film and propaganda art, or get answers to all your questions about travel to the DPRK.

We offer three types of tours from Beijing year-round:

Chollima Express Tours

Quick, Easy, and Good

Perfect for travelers on a budget, students, county collectors, or those just looking to get away for a few days, our Chollima Express Tours give a quick and well-rounded introduction to the DPRK. These tours have set itineraries, stay in budget hotels based on the season, and eat at tourist or hotel restaurants. Please see the following links for detailed itineraries and costing.

2-night Chollima Express Tour of Pyongyang from Beijing

3-night Chollima Express Tour of Pyongyang & Kaesong from Beijing

*As these tours are arranged to provide a budget option to all, discounts are not available with the exception of children under 12 years of age. These tours are made possible by seasonal block bookings at hotels. Blackout dates may apply.

Koryo Tours • Chollima Express Tours

Koryo Classic Tours

Tailor-made, Unique, and In-Depth.

Our Koryo Classic Tours offer fully customized itineraries of any length up to a month to make for a personal experience. If you are interested in a more in-depth trip, specific destinations, or want to focus on a certain theme like history or the arts, our experienced tour managers will help create a detailed itinerary based on your input and interests. In Pyongyang, our classic tours stay at either the Yanggakdo or Koryo Hotels and include better dining options.

Cost in EUR per person

Koryo classic Tour Packages (from Beijing)

Note:

*Trips of longer than 11 nights are available. Please enquire for rates.
**Discounts available for children under the age of 12, students of any age with proof of full-time concurrent enrollment, and return customers.
***Tours leaving from Beijing can exit Korea via other destinations but prices will differ based on purchase of two one-way tickets.

Koryo Tours • Koryo Classic Tours

Deluxe Tours

Exclusive Comfort and Class.

Exclusive customized itineraries staying at the best hotels and eating at the best restaurants. For those wanting to see the DPRK in comfort and style.

Prices depend on itinerary.

Discounts only available for children under 12 years of age and return customers.

Koryo Tours • Deluxe Tours

Koryo Special Opportunities and Experimental Tours from Beijing

From time to time, we offer limited-time opportunities and deals for adventurous and flexible travelers. Our staff travel to the DPRK every few weeks and while in-country we often hear about upcoming events, activities, and new locations to visit. Often confirmation comes just a month or a few weeks before travel. For such special opportunities, we will do our best to advertise ahead of time here.

From experience, we also know that sometimes final confirmation for new events and activities is not always possible ahead of time. Yet these can often be the most rewarding times in Korea. To offset the uncertainty we discounted rates to those willing to take a chance and explore. Our Experimental Tours often focus on a specific theme with a set itinerary so that even if we can’t guarantee a particular event or activity then you will still come away from the country with an in-depth experience related to that subject.

Want to be among the first travelers to do something or see a new area? Interested in a themed trip to Korea? Check back with us periodically!

*The train option is unfortunately not available to those travelling on a US passport at this time

*Note: Tours leaving from Beijing can exit Korea via other destinations but prices will differ based on purchase of two one-way tickets.

Koryo Tours • Experimental Tours

Transportation

Beijing has the most transportation options for visiting Korea. It is a 1 ½ hour flight or 23 hour train ride from Pyongyang.

Air Koryo operates three regular flights a week, year-round, and four or five flights a week during peak season. Air China runs two flights a week year-round and costs an additional 180 EUR each way.

International trains run between Beijing and Pyongyang four days a week. On a day when the international train does not run it is possible to depart Pyongyang via a local Korean train, which will then take you to Dandong, China (over the DPRK-China border), where you will need to transfer to a local Chinese train for your onward travel to Beijing. We typically book soft sleeper tickets (4 beds per berth) for our customers but in high-season and during Chinese national holidays tickets may sell out and only hard sleeper (6 beds per berth) may be available. Note that for train departures you can deduct 50 EUR from the costs listed above*.

*The train option is unfortunately not available to those travelling on a US passport at this time

*Note: Tours leaving from Beijing can exit Korea via other destinations but prices will differ based on purchase of two one-way tickets.

Flight schedule

Beijing Capital (PEK) - Pyongyang (FNJ) Pyongyang (FNJ) - Beijing Capital (PEK)
Day Carrier Flight number Time Flight number Time
Between Beijing Capital (PEK) & Pyongyang (FNJ)
Monday Air Koryo JS152 4 APR - 24 OCT only* 12:00 - 14:30 JS 151 4 APR - 24 OCT only* 08:30 - 10:00
Air China CA 121 13:45 - 15:50 CA 122 16:50 - 18:25
Tuesday Air Koryo JS152 12:55 - 15:25 JS151 08:25 - 09:55
Wednesday Air China CA121 6 JUL - 21 OCT only* 13:45 - 15:50 CA122 6 JUL - 21 OCT only* 16:50 - 18:25
Thursday Air Koryo JS252 14:05 - 16:35 JS251 10:00 - 11:30
Friday Air Koryo JS152 1 JUL - 21 OCT only* 12:00 - 14:30 JS151 1 JUL - 21 OCT only* 08:30 - 10:00
Air China CA121 13:45 - 15:50 CA122 16:50 - 18:25
Saturday Air Koryo JS152 12:55 - 15:25 JS151 08:25 - 09:55
Sunday - - - - -

* Changes are possible – last updated on 26 APRIL 2016
* Air Koryo flights depart from/arrive at PEK Terminal 2. Air China flights depart from/arrive at PEK Terminal 3.

Train schedule

Beijing Station - Pyongyang Station Pyongyang Station - Beijing (or Dandong) Station
Day Time Time
Between Beijing Station, Dandong Station & Pyongyang Station
Monday International Train 17:30 (arrives next day at 18:30) International Train 10:10 (arrives next day 08:30)
Tuesday - Domestic train to Dandong 10:10* (arrives same day in afternoon)
Wednesday International Train 17:30 (arrives next day at 18:30) International Train 10:10 (arrives next day 08:30)
Thursday International Train 17:30 (arrives next day at 18:30) International Train (arrives next day 08:30)
Friday - Domestic train to Dandong 10:10* (arrives same day in afternoon)
Saturday International Train 17:30 (arrives next day at 18:30) International Train 10:10 (arrives next day 08:30)
Sunday - Domestic train to Dandong 10:10* (arrives same day in afternoon)

Extension packages

Sinuiju Extension Package

You can now visit Sinuiju and stay overnight on the way back to China by train.

The cost of this is as follows and for more information about the option please see our Sinuiju page.

Cost (per person) in EUR

Koryo Tours • Sinuiju Extension Package

Dandong Extension Package

For those tours that exit by train, there is the option of disembarking at Dandong (the Chinese border city with the DPRK) and spending 24 hours there before continuing back to Beijing.

The cost of this is as follows and for more information about the option please see our Dandong page.

Cost (per person) in EUR

Koryo Tours • Dandong Extension Package

Hotels

Hotels

Pyongyang has a wide selection of hotels available for visitors. No two hotels are alike and each has its own unique architectural style and character to add to your travel experience.

Our Chollima Express tours stay in budget hotels based on the season. Koryo Classic Tours stay in either the Yanggakdo Hotel or Koryo Hotel. Deluxe tours stay in 1st class rooms in either the Yangakdo, Koryo, Potongang, Moranbong, or Changgwang Hotels.

It is possible to upgrade from standard hotels to deluxe hotels for an additional cost.

Budget Hotels

Classic Hotels

Deluxe Hotels

Deluxe Hotel Upgrades (from Classic Tours)

Price per person per night (EUR)

Hotels options outside of Pyongyang are often limited to 1-2 options and our tours team will typically recommend the best overall option based on our experience.

Koryo Tours • Hotels

Add-ons and Extensions

Private Tour Add-Ons

A number of optional add-ons are available at additional costs.

Take to the skies over Pyongyang in a helicopter, ride both of the capital’s metro lines, visit ancient tombs from the Koguryo Dynasty, or catch a Korean film at the Pyongyang International Cinema.

Cost in EUR

Koryo Tours • Private Tour Add-Ons

info@koryogroup.com | + 86 10 6416 7544
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Chaoyang District. Beijing 100027. P.R China

中国北京市朝阳区北三里屯南 27 号 (东侧院),
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