Private Tours

Private Tours from Shanghai

Shanghai is now increasingly becoming an alternative option to Beijing as the starting point for tours to the DPRK. In 2015, we saw the introduction of semi-regular direct flights between Pyongyang and Shanghai, highlighting the growing importance of the DPRK’s relationship with China

We offer three types of tours from Shanghai operating during the high-season (typically early April-late October).

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.

2.5 night Chollima Express Weekend Tour from Shanghai

*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 Private Tour Packages (from Shanghai)

**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 Shanghai 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 Shanghai

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 Shanghai can exit Korea via other destinations but prices will differ based on purchase of two one-way tickets.

Koryo Tours • Experimental Tours


Flights from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport depart in the very early morning, and return in the late evening.

This flight schedule is a fantastic way to maximize your time in the DPRK. Ideal for a long weekend, or a week-long getaway, our new Shanghai tours offer excellent value for those based in southern China, and beyond.

Flight schedule

Pudong International Airport (PVG) - Pyongyang (FNJ) Pyongyang (FNJ) - Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Day Carrier Flight number Time Flight number Time
Between Pudong International Airport (PVG) & Pyongyang (FNJ)
Monday Air Koryo JS158 00:30 – 03:30 - -
Tuesday - - - - -
Wednesday - - - - -
Thursday Air Koryo - - JS157 22:30 - 23:30
Friday Air Koryo JS158 00:30 – 03:30 - 22:30 - 23:30
Saturday - - - - -
Sunday Air Koryo - - JS157 22:30 - 23:30

Private Tours Team

Our tours team is here to help design an ideal itinerary based on your requests and interests. All of our team visit Korea regularly with group tours or for on-site inspections of hotel facilities and new locations. We are complemented on the ground by our partners at the Korean International Travel Company (KITC) or affiliated local companies. All private tours are accompanied by two professional Korean guides from KITC and a driver. | + 86 10 6416 7544
27 Bei Sanlitun Nan (East Courtyard).
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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